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Lot 5157
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on card (Scott O1P4-O93P4), an attractive set with mostly large margins and fresh colors, generally Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 5158
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs (Scott O1P4//O93P4), all on card save the War Department issue, which are on India (#O83P3-O93P3); lovely set with strong colors on fresh stock; includes the sought-after dollar-value State Department issues; most all clean and well-margined, but expect the occasional less-than-pristine item, Very Fine, see the entire lot online.
Scott $1,156.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 5159
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 2¢ yellow (Scott O2), unused without gum, unlike any you've seen before day-one fresh in glowing color with clean impression, mathematically centered on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a true one-of-a-kind, a Solo Top of the Pop, the highest stamp listed in PSE's Population Report (in any condition) being a 70; SMQ only values stamps to the grade of 90, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $140 as a "90".
Scott $130.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 5160

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 3¢ yellow (Scott O3), o.g., lightly hinged, large balanced margins, brilliant luminous color, outstanding example in every respect, suitable for the finest collections, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $225.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5161

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 3¢ yellow (Scott O3), block of 4, o.g., hinged, fresh, vibrant color, handsome block, top two stamps particularly well centered, scarce and desirable block, Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5162

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 24¢ yellow (Scott O8), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5163

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 30¢ yellow (Scott O9), block of 4 with selvage at left, o.g., hinge remnants, scarce high value block, vivid color, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5164

Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢ carmine (Scott O10), o.g., hinged, in pulsating color and clean detail, paper day-one fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 5165

Executive Dept., 1873, 6¢ carmine (Scott O13), large part o.g. and a hinge remnant, richly detailed color and impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 5166
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Executive Dept., 1873, 10¢ carmine (Scott O14), unused without gum, an Executive the way we like 'em: bold, sharp, clear and solidly centered, Extremely Fine, a double Top of the Pop: the only no-gum stamp to attain this grade, which is shared by just one other stamp (o.g.), with no stamp higher in any condition in PSE's Population Report, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $875.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $950
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Lot 5167

Executive Dept., 1873, 10¢ carmine (Scott O14), o.g., previously hinged, bright color and detailed impression, Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 5168
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott O15TC4-O24TC4), each with crisp, bright color on fresh card; superior centering throughout, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,063.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5169
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢ to 90¢ complete, small die proofs (Scott O15P2-O24P2), on original Roosevelt Album page cut to shape; colors with varying degrees of toning, India of each day-one fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5170
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Interior Dept., 1873, 2¢ vermilion (Scott O16), block of 10 with imprint, striking foldover in top left selvage, o.g., lightly hinged on bottom stamp, second from the right, top right and top left stamp (7 stamps never hinged); slight oxidation on right two stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5171

Interior Dept., 1873, 2¢ vermilion (Scott O16), top imprint and plate number block of 10, o.g., small hinge remnants re-inforcing separation mostly in selvage, bottom row never hinged, fresh, strong color, rare and desirable top plate, Fine and attractive.
Scott $1,150 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5172
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott O25TC4-O34TC4), completely fresh, looking like they were produced yesterday; clean, bright and well-margined throughout, Very Fine.
Scott $2,063.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5173
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O31SD), without gum as issued, brilliant proof-like color and impression, excellent centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
Scott Stamp Values XF-SUP; $4,150.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,100
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Lot 5174

Justice Dept., 1873, 15¢ purple (Scott O31), o.g., previously hinged, fullness of both color and impression within three balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5175

Navy Dept., 1873, 12¢ ultramarine (Scott O41), o.g., previously hinged, a jaw-dropper with immaculate color on day-one fresh paper, with margins as close to perfect as they come, Extremely Fine to Superb, a Solo Top of the Pop, as the highest grade awarded in PSE's Population Report is a 90, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500 as a "90".
Scott $240.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 5176

Navy Dept., 1873, 24¢ ultramarine (Scott O43), o.g., small paper hinge remnant, delicate full color and impression within overly generous margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $550.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 5177
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Navy Dept., 1873, 90¢ ultramarine (Scott O45), unused without gum, full rich color and impression within elaphantine margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5178
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State Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete less black (Scott O57TC4-O67TC4b-e), crisp, clean and sound—as fresh as you want, Very Fine.
Scott $1,752.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $450
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Lot 5179

State Dept., 1873, 1¢ dark green (Scott O57), o.g., previously hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5180

State Dept., 1873, 90¢ dark green (Scott O67), o.g., small hinge remnants, bold color and impression within nicely balanced margins, nearly Very Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5181

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), o.g., previously hinged, fresh and clean with bold colors and three margins well clear (top close to just touching); one nibbed perforation at bottom, nearly Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 5182

State Dept., 1873, $10 green & black (Scott O70), o.g., small hinge remnants, with exceptionally strong vibrant colors; a couple of nibbed perforations, Very Fine, a pleasing well-centered and fresh stamp.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 5183

State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black (Scott O71), o.g., previously hinged, in well-registered solid colors on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1986 Brettl and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $3,250
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Lot 5184
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Treasury Dept., 1873, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete less scarlet (Scott O72TC4-O82TC4a, c-e), justifiably (do you really want the Treasury in the red?); the remaining four colors present all crisp, solid and pristine with sound margins, Very Fine.
Scott $1,816.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 5185
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢ to 90¢ complete, large die proofs (Scott O72P1-O82P1), about 101 x 130 mm, the fronts are immaculate with excellent color; small hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine overall.
Scott $880.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5186
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War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott O83TC4-O93TC4), immaculate set of all five colors, clean, bright and well-centered, Very Fine.
Scott $2,254.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5187
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War Dept., 1873, 24¢ rose (Scott O91), bottom left corner margin block of 8 with imprint, crazy perforations from foldover at bottom left, o.g., lightly hinged (lower 4 stamps never hinged) (minor gum skips), bright and attractive multiple, vivid color and impression, nice overall centering, outstanding postion piece, interesting and unusual perforation variety, wonderful item for the specialist, strong Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5188

War Dept., 1873, 24¢ & 30¢ rose (Scott O91-O92), blocks of 4, o.g., hinged, with nice color and solid detail; 24¢ with natural gum creasing, 30¢ has perforations scissors-trimmed at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5189
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O19SD), without gum as issued, fabulous color and centering; scarce when found with the qualities that this special printing possesses; scissor blunted perforations at left from scissor separation, Extremely Fine appearance, only 82 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 5190
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O87SD), without gum as issued, evenly balanced margins and remarkably rich color; quite possibly the finest example of this elusive "Specimen" overprint, Extremely Fine, only 539 reportedly sold, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 5191
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O19SD), without gum as issued, nicely centered for this issue, almost Very Fine, rare - only 82 sold.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 1,200.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 5192
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ purple, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O25SDa), without gum as issued, on immaculate paper with clean color and sharp lines; overprint full and clear, Very Fine, unpriced in Stamp Market Quarterly, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,900
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Lot 5193
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ purple, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O25SDa), without gum as issued, in regal color with razor-sharp detail; fresh, bright paper; small diagonal crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. and 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 5194
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ purple, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O26SDa), without gum as issued, with lovely color and sharp detail on bright paper; upper corners faulty and thinned, one pulled perforation at bottom, otherwise Very Fine or better centering, we all knew Justice is blind…we just didn't realize She can't spell, either.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $450
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Lot 5195
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O28SD), without gum as issued, clean, crisp color and impression, very scarce and desirable item; as often partly trimmed perforations at top, Fine, only 163 pieces sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5196
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O29SD), without gum as issued, bright, vibrant color and crisp impression, slightly trimmed perforation tips but much superior to most, fantastic example, Very Fine and attractive, very scarce, only 163 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5197
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O30SD), without gum as issued, vivid color, sharp impression, scarce and desirable item; perforations trimmed at right and partly trimed at top, Fine, only 154 pieces sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 5198
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O35SDa), without gum as issued, fresh and bright, exceptionally well-centered; a couple of short perforations that do not detract from this incredible rarity's pleasing appearance, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 5199
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O39SD), without gum as issued, bright, vivid color, strong impression, nicely centered with perforations completely intact, appealing premium example, Fine to Very Fine, scarce, only 501 sold.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5200
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" inverted (Scott O47SDb), without gum as issued, a well-centered fresh example, slight hinge remnant, with normal for comparison, Very Fine, very rare, as only one sheet of 100 was ever produced, and many did not survive.
Scott $2,545.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 5201
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ bluish green, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O58SDa), without gum as issued, fresh and well-centered, Fine, a rare and desirable error, only a handful have survived, this certainly one of the nicest.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 5202
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O66SD), without gum as issued, bright and vibrant, strong sharp impression, very well centered, scarce and desirable; straight edge at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 249 sold.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5203
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O87SD), without gum as issued, subtle shade, strong impression, well centered with extra wide sheet margin at right, Very Fine and attractive, scarce, only 539 sold.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5204

Agriculture Dept., 1879, 3¢ yellow (Scott O95), o.g., never hinged, enticing and fresh, with bold, bright color and not a whisper of oxidation, Fine, this one grows on you, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5205

Post Office Dept., 1879, 3¢ black (Scott O108), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, deep bold jet-black color and razor sharp impression within margins one could skate around! Extremely Fine to Superb, TOP OF THE POP! the highest grade attained thus far, only two examples recorded in the PSE SMQ population report, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $400.
Scott $70.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 5206

Treasury Dept., 1879, 6¢ brown (Scott O110), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), rich luxuriant color and finely detailed impression, within balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $825.
Scott $200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5207
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (Scott O113), unused without gum, with proof-like color and detail; fresh with clean margins, Fine to Very Fine, a rare stamp, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 5208

Official Mail, 1983, 20¢ coil, imperf (Scott O135a), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, fewer than 25 pairs reported.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5209

Official Mail, 1988, 25¢ coil, imperf (Scott O141a), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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