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1857 Issue
 
 
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Lot 41

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (20), original gum lightly hinged, light gum bend, very fresh and pretty shade. Fine.
Scott $850

Expertization: with clear 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 42

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (22), original gum, excellent centering, rich color. Fresh Very Fine. SSV $2,200 (SMQ $2,500).
Scott $2,200

Expertization: with 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
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Lot 43

1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV (26A), original gum very lightly hinged, quite well centered for this, allowing the type characteristic to be clearly visible, rich color, fine impression. Very Fine.
Scott $600

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 44
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (28), unused, no gum, exquisite deep color and a prooflike impression. Fine.
Scott $15,000

ONLY 20 OF THE 5¢ 1857 RED BROWN HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED UNUSED BY THE PF, OF THESE, ONLY FOUR OTHERS INCLUDING THE PRESENT EXAMPLE ARE SOUND, ALL ARE CENTERED PRETTY MUCH AS THIS EXAMPLE.

Expertization: with 2001 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 45
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (28A), stunning undiminished color. Light New Orleans postmark, three large margins, just in at left. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: with 2004 P.S.E. certificate for strip of 3 on a faulty cover, this being the middle stamp. The original cover is included.
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Lot 46

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (30), original gum very lightly hinged, very well centered, lovely rich color. Fresh and choice Very Fine.
Scott $120

Expertization: with 1995 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 47
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1857, 10¢ green, type III (33), unused, regummed, bright fresh color and impression. Fine, scarce unused.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 48
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (36), outstanding centering, especially for this very tightly margined stamp, prooflike color and impression. Light unobtrusive cancel. An Extremely Fine gem. SSV $800 (SMQ $900).
Scott $300

Expertization: with 1992, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 49

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (37), original gum, crisp centering and impression. Fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott $1,450

Expertization: with 1993 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 50

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (37), original gum, outstanding centering for a 24¢ 1860 issue, bright fresh color. Tiny corner perf gum stain lower right (apparently occurred after certificate was issued). Otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,450

Expertization: with 1991 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 51
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Lot 52
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1860, 30¢ orange (38), unused, no gum, outstanding centering for the 30¢ 1857, bright color. Extremely Fine.
Scott $700

Expertization: with 1994 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 53

1860, 30¢ orange (38), traces of original gum, attractive centering for this difficult stamp, vivid color. Fine.
Scott $700 as no gum

Expertization: with 2008 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 54
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1860, 90¢ blue (39), unused, no gum, beautifully centered, lovely rich color. Light virtually invisible thin. Choice Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,400

Expertization: with clear 1977 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 55
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1860, 90¢ blue (39), unused, no gum, exceptionally well centered especially for the 90¢ 1860, brilliant deep color. Trivial tiny corner crease upper right. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,400
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