Sale Number: 391
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1971 Rarities of the World

1851-56 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
25   1c Blue, Ty. I, Ib (5,5b) Combination Pair, Pos. 6-7R1E, Rich color, Mostly large margins, the tip of one bottom scroll being just barely touched. Brilliant Red "Paid" criss-crossed on each stamp. A Gorgeous, Glorious Pair of utmost beauty and rarity, with P. F. Certificate which states "genuine and sound but for a slight scrape along the top." Ex-Newbury (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 10,500
26 c 3c Orange Brown (10). Huge to clear margins, Tied by neat Grid on First Day Cover, Red "Boston, 1 Jul., 3cts" postmark. A folded cover to Wheeling, Va. dated July 1, 1851. A postscript reads "I send hereon the first stamp I use under the new law." Very Fine, a Gem of utmost Rarity, Ex-Richey (Image Magnifier)

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2,150 2,100
27   3c Orange Brown, 3c Red (10, 11). The Complete Reconstruction of the Thirteen Plates used for printing this issue, 2600 different positions, which include every listed and unlisted plating variety. Beautifully mounted and written-up on suitable album pages. Some minor faults as might be expected but generally above average plating quality with many Fine-Very Fine examples, particularly in the later colors. There are corner margin copies, sheet margins, reconstructed imprints, center lines etc. A Choice and Valuable Collection of Exhibition Stature

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E. 2,000-5,000 3,800
28 og 10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to Enormous Margins with bottom sheet margin. Lovely, Rich color, fresh, o.g., creased along edge of design at top, Extremely Fine appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 1,850
29 og 10c Green, Type II (14). Large to Enormous Margins, incl. full Top Sheet Margin, Rich color, fresh, o.g., crease in sheet margin only, well clear of design, stamp is Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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235 500
30 og 10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large Margins, Deep Color, fresh, o.g., light crease at lower right, just clear of design, otherwise Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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235 525
31   10c Green, Ty. II, IV (14, 16) Combination Pair, Pos. 63-64L1, latter Recut Top and Bottom, Large to Huge Margins, Deep Color, Bold "N.Y. Ocean Mail" cancels, Extremely Fine, A wonderful pair, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 800
32 c 12c Black (17) Horiz. Pair, Large Margins to R. stamp close at bottom, worn corner at T.L., Tied by Blue Grid, matching "Keene, N.H." postmark on Ocean Penny Postage pictorial Propaganda Cover. The sender has interlined his own ideas neatly in blue ink. Cover flap a bit torn, Attractive appearance, Rare usage of scarce design (Image Magnifier)

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E. 200-250 375
33   12c Black, Printed on Both Sides (17c). Margins to slightly in, Clear, Bold back impression, A Great Rarity, perhaps four known, Ex-W. Brown (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 1,300
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