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1977 Rarities of the World

1869 Pictorial Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
103 c 3c Ultramarine (114). Horiz. Pair, natural left s.e., Used in Combination with Canada 3c Rose (37a) Horiz. Pair, tied together & onto small Cover to England by Bold Rosettes & Red Town pmk. (unreadable name but probably New York), Red "London Paid" Transit, cover opened three sides, one Canadian stamp defective, No. 114 pair few barely noticeable perf. faults caused by placement at top edge of cover, nevertheless Attractive & an Extremely Rare Usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,600
104 c 10c Yellow (116). Rich Color, Wonderfully Well-Centered, Used with Fine Horiz. Pair 2c Red Brown (146) on Oct. 1871 Folded Cover from Yokohama, Japan to Lyons, France. Stamps tied by Bold Cork & Red "London Paid", "Yokohama Japan" pmk., Red "PD" & "New Paid York 6", ms. "Open Mail Via England", other appropriate French Transits, A Lovely Rarity & Unquestionably a Welcome Addition to any Fine Postal History Collection, ex-Gibson (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 4,500
105 ogbl 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). B.R. Sheet Corner Imprint & Plate No. 23 Block of Twenty, Bright Colors, Full o.g., some hinge reinforcement, couple light creases, centered to right, Magnificent & Rare Showpiece, Plate No. Block listed but Unpriced in Scott (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-10,000 12,000
106 c 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. ll (119). Fine, tied by Small Cork & "Mobile, Ala." Town pmk. on Cover to Norway, Unusual Red New York Transit, "New York, Oct. 5" Only, "5" Larger Size, Red "fco 2", closed cover tear, stain at left, otherwise Fine, Rare Usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,500
107   15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (119b). Beautiful Rich Colors, Small Solid Star cancel, Fine, A Lovely Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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7,500 6,000
108 og 24c Green & Violet (120). Fresh Colors, Part o.g., Well-Centered & Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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650 1,550
109 og 24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Magnificent Rich Colors, Almost Full o.g., centered slightly to top, Fine & Rare, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,350 900
110   24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted (120b). Light Rosette cancel, single nibbed perf., really inconsequential, Very Fine, Unusually Choice for this Classic Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

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6,500 7,500
111 og 30c Blue & Carmine (121). Deep Rich Colors, Major Part o.g., Exceptionally Fine, A Marvelous "Gem" (Image Magnifier)

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625 1,250
112   30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Remarkably Well- Centered, Rich Colors, segmented cork cancel, tiny corner perf. crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, Magnificent Example of this Much-Coveted Classic United States Rarity, with P .F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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25,000 23,000
113   30c Blue & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b). Beautiful Centering, light Quartered Cork cancel, couple small tears, otherwise Extremely Fine, An Outstanding Appearing Major Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

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25,000 17,000
114   30c Blue & Carmine (121). Tied by Leaf & "New Paid York 6", both in Red on Nov 1870 cover front to Algeria, ms. "Via England", French & British Transits, Fine, Probably Unique Use of the 30c (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 2,500
115 og 90c Carmine & Black (122). Rich Colors, Part o.g., Nicely Centered with extra-wide bottom margin, Fine & Rare (Image Magnifier)

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2,100 1,750
116 og 90c Carmine & Black, Without Grill (122a). Almost Full o.g., Well-Centered, Beautiful Colors, Very Fine, Magnificent Stamp (Image Magnifier)

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3,250 4,000
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