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Sale 118

Lot 437

U.S.; General Issues, 1870, 15¢ Orange, I. Grill, #141A, full o.g.; "blue ink in the perf tips at top left", Fine to Very Fine, 2018 P.S.E. cert.
Scott $16,500. Probably no more than 4 known mint and likely the only second sound example .
Estimate $10,000-13,000.

Realized $18,400

Lot 785


U.S.; Officials, State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ Bluish Green, Overprinted "Sepcimen" (Error), In Block of 4, #O58SDa, ungummed, lower left copy, Very Fine. Estimated perhaps 7-10 exist, which probably does not include two copies in the Miller collection.
Scott $9,750. Any "Specimen" blocks are rare incl. recorded pair with the error. This is a extremely rare positional piece and probably the most important item to obtain for the advance collector, previously unrecorded .
Estimate $6,000-8,000.

Realized $16,675

Lot 351

U.S.; General Issues, 1860, 30¢ Orange, Block of 4, #38, o.g., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, top copies tiny hinge slivers, nicely centered, very fresh, immaculate and Very Fine, 1981 (block of 8), 2011 P.F. certs.
Scott $14,000. A rare sound original-gum block of four of the 30¢ 1860 issue, difficult block to find in such wonderful condition .
Estimate $5,000-6,000.


Lot 772


U.S.; Officials, Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printings, 1¢-90¢ Complete, Overprinted "Specimen", #O15SD-O24SD, ungummed, 2¢ horizontal crease (cheap value), 6¢ small stain upper right, several with scissors-separated causing few short perfs, fresh overall, Fine for this.
Scott $23,200. Of the 3c to 90c values, between 75 and 88 were sold, making the Interior Department set the second rarest of the 1¢-90¢ Special Printings, rarely seen complete set .
Estimate $5,000-6,000.

Realized $6,325

Lot 789


U.S.; Officials, War Dept., 1875 Special Printings, 1¢-90¢ Complete, Overprinted "Specimen", #O83SD-O93SD, ungummed, good colors, good perfs throughout, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, 2003 P.F. cert for 90¢.
Scott $11,585. Other than the 1¢, 2¢ and 7¢ values, between 104 and 119 copies of the War Department Special Printings were sold .
Estimate $3,000-3,500.

Realized $3,738

Lot 114



Lot 20

China, 1897, Large $1 on 3¢ Red Revenue, #84, o.g. (h.r.), small central thin, excellent color, Fine or better.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,000-2,500.

Realized $1,840

Lot 893


U.S. Collections, 19th and 20th Century Better Collection, housed in Scott and Schaubek hingeless album with a high degree of completion, majority of value in early issues before 1930, noted #1 (2), 2, 1851 and 1857 issues, 1861 issues, 1867 grilled issues, 1869 issues complete, run of Bank Notes either mint or used, complete Columbians mint or unused, $5 used, small Bureau mostly mint, Trans-Miss. complete mint, used high values, 1902 issues, Pan-Pacific, highly complete Washington-Franklins, White Plains, Kansas Nebraska, etc., Airs (C13-15), Dues, K1-15 mint, most Special Deliveries etc., 19 certificates accompany, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $12,000-15,000.

Realized $14,950

Lot 1065


U.S. Revenues Collections, Oldtime Revenue Collection, mostly used in Scott Specialty album, useful selection of First to Third issues with possible suspect items, noted #R102 (cert.) and R126 (cert.), a run of red Documentaries and green Stock Transfers, Wines, Silver Tax, etc., high cat. value, inspection is recommended, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,000-9,000.

Realized $8,050

Lot 899

U.S. Collections, Extensive Mint Freak Stock, n.h., few hundred items all individually priced on Hobby cards, Washington-Franklins on, retail mostly $50-300 range but some to $1000+, total retail $37,800, excellent lot already set up for retail, clean lot. Ex Nalbandian Stock.
Estimate $7,000-9,000.

Realized $6,900

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