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Lot 1433

1853, 3¢ red, die 2 (U3), mint entire, size 7, U.P.S.S. #5 ($4,800), dark color. Opened at left and some backflap edge thinning (on what is now a sealed flap), not apparent unless held to a stong light. Fine for this rare issue of which the U.P.S.S. appendix reports only three known.
Scott $5,500

Realized $4,750

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