Sale Number: 468
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1975 Rarities of the World

1861-66 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
62 ogbl 3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56). Block, Incredibly Well Centered, Fresh, o. g., sensibly reinforced with four tiny bits of hinge, one corner perf. broken off & neatly restored, otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare Block (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 675
63 og 5c Brown, "First Design" (57). Magnificent Color, Well Centered, minute trace of toning in one perf. at left, still a Very Fine & Handsome Example of this Rare Stamp, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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8,000 4,750
64 ogbl 10c Dark Green, "First Design" (58). Block, Nearly Full o. g., with P. F. Certificate which states ... "genuine Scott 58, with some perforations separated, a light horizontal crease" (the separations have been lightly strengthened, the crease is actually a bend which does not break the paper), Very Fine, A Rare Block in Any Condition, Especially when so well centered (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 2,600
65 og 24c Dark Violet, "First Color" (60). Magnificent Color, Large Part o. g., Well Centered, Very Fine, A Gorgeous & Rare Stamp, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 2,500
66 og 90c Dull Blue "First Design", Imperforate (62a). Horizontal Pair, Large Margins, Beautiful Deep Rich Color, faint horiz. crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, Very Rare, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,850
67 og 3c Lake (66). Fresh, Nearly Full o. g., Beautiful Deep Color, much better than usual centering, Very Fine, Handsome Stamp (Image Magnifier)

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650 1,000
68 og 3c Lake (66). B. Imprint Plate No. 34 Strip of Four, Gorgeous Color, Fresh, a Sensational Showpiece of the Greatest Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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2,600 3,500
69 og 3c Lake, Imperforate (66a). Horiz. Pair, Large Margins All Around, Full o. g., Extremely Fine with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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700 1,300
70 c 5c Buff, 10c Green, 30c Orange (67, 68, 71). Tied together & on the cover by neat Red Grids, N. Y. to Canary Is., via London, Nov. 1861, Better than usual centering, light filing crease in 10c, others Fine, A Gorgeous, Rare Showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 900
71 ogbl 12c Black (69). Vertical Block of Six, with Part Right Sheet Margin, Fresh, o. g., disturbed on one, other five nearly full gum. Exceptional Centering, Particularly the right vertical strip, An Extremely Fine & Handsome Block (Image Magnifier)

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730 1,300
72 og 90c Blue (72). B. Imprint Plate No. 18 Strip of Four, Fresh, Rich Color, couple blunted perf. tips on one, others Fine, a Gorgeous Showpiece of Utmost Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 2,700
73 og 2c Black (73). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 31 Strip of Four, Fresh, Part o. g., Strong, Intense Shade, tiny hinge reinforcements, Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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E. 350-500 950
74 ogbl 2c Black (73). Vertical Block of Six with Right Sheet Margin, Marvelous Centering, Fresh, o. g., tiny hinge reinforcements, Extremely Fine, Rare in such wonderful centering (Image Magnifier)

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280 1,400
75 og 3c Scarlet (74). Brilliant Color, Large Part o. g., Fine & Rare, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,650
76 og 5c Red Brown (75). Marvelous Deep Rich Color, Nearly Full o. g., Very Fine & Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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265 400
77 ogbl 24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Vertical Block of Six with Part Bottom Imprint & Plate No., Fresh, o. g., Marvelous Color & Centering, tiny hinge reinforcements, Extremely Fine, A Beautiful Block (Image Magnifier)

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420 1,600
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