Sale Number: 755
Sale Date:
1993 Rarities of the World

Special Delivery thru Officials
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
297 nh 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). A remarkable Mint single with top sheet margin and "Bureau, Engraving & Printing" imprint, beautifully centered with enormous margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, the 1894 unwatermarked issue was the Bureau's first effort at printing postage stamps, and their product was marred with misaligned and poorly punched perforations - this magnificent example of a very scarce Special Delivery stamp is the finest of a top margin strip of five, for which a 1991 P.F. certificate accompanies (Image Magnifier)

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450 1,800
298 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a). Vertical pair, full fresh original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, faint crease in bottom stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 4,250
300 TC 1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC-J7TC). Complete set of 35 proofs in five colors, large margins, several with h.r. or mounting remnants on back, Very Fine set (Image Magnifier)

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1,260 0
301 og 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9). Remarkably well-centered with wide margins, faint horizontal crease not mentioned in accompanying 1971 P.F. certificate, Extremely Fine appearance (Image Magnifier)

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4,250 0
302 og 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Original gum, h.r., accompanying 1970 P.F. certificate notes a small gum stain at top, which has since been removed, there is also a tiny thin speck not noted on certificate, Very Fine appearance (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,050
303 og 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Part original gum, choice centering and deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, very scarce, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,850 0
304 ogbl 50c Bright Claret, Postage Due (J28). Matching top and bottom imprint and plate no. 333 strips of ten, both Mint, top strip with small selvage tear and Very Good centering, bottom Very Fine and fresh, a scarce and handsome pair of plate pieces (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 0
305 nh 3c Carmine Lake, Postage Due (J54). Mint, perfectly centered with brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, exceedingly rare in this quality, with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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450 1,600
306 S $2.00 State, "Specimen" Ovpt. (O68S). Well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely rare special printing, only 32 issued, with 1990 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 4,500
307 og 1c Agriculture on Soft Paper (O94). Bottom imprint margin copy, tiny thinning and pinhole, bright color and Very Fine appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 500
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