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Sale 114

Lot 689


U.S.; General Issues, 1869, 24¢ Green & Violet, Center Inverted, #120b, light cork cancel, "with a tiny tear and clipped perfs at the bottom and reperforated at the top", Fine to Very Fine appearance. Census #CAN-SC07, Scott catalog states most copies are faulty, values are for fine centered examples.
Scott $37,500. Only 4 unused, 83 used, 1 used pair, 1 on cover and a unique block of 4 exist for a total of 94 .
Estimate $5,000-6,000.

Realized $7,475

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