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Sale 753

US and Possessions
Stamps and Postal History


Telegraph Stamps and Sanitary Fair




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Lot 5278
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1886, brown violet, Specimen (Scott 16T16), strip of 12 comprising three panes of four, in issued color with American Bank Note Company imprint below each block of four; two violet "Specimen." handstamps (one partial); wide horizontal gutter between top and middle block, lower blocks printed tête-bêche; two bottom right stamps (vertical pair) reattached, still Very Fine, a most unusual item, which you're not likely to see again soon.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5279
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1887, red brown, Specimen uncut panes (Scott 16T17), block of 12, comprising two full and two partial panes, printed tête-bêche, all imperforate-between panes (as for a booklet), with American Bank Note Company imprint below each; double-row of horizontal perforations at top and bottom, massive bottom margin, each stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN/0000" with security punch; adhesive stain in top margin, Very Fine, an eye-catching little piece.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5280
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1893, blue, Specimen uncut panes (Scott 16T23), block of 17, comprising two full and four partial booklet panes with American Bank Note Company imprint below each; each stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN/0000" with large security punch; hinge separations reinforced, Very Fine, an unusual and attractive offering.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5281
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1911, green, Specimen uncut panes (Scott 16T42), block of 12, comprising two full and two partial booklet panes, imperforate-between, printed tête-bêche and with American Bank Note Company imprint below; each stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red with security punch; fresh; a couple selvage creases and perforation separations, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5282
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1911, green (Scott 16T42), booklet pane of 4, o.g., never hinged, a fresh pane with clean color and detail; red plate number 35769 in top selvage (where booklet staples left their imprint), each stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN 0000" in red and with security punch in signature panel, Very Fine, an uncommon find.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 5283
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, brown, trial color large die proof on bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 122 x 147 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 5284

Sanitary Fair, Stamford, Conn., 1864, 15¢ pale brown (Scott WV15), o.g., previously hinged, an incredibly rare stamp, here with clean impression and margins capturing all four framelines (close but clear at top right); tiny inclusions not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine or better, only 12 examples of this stamp recorded, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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