Sale Number: 920
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United States Rarities

Officials thru Parcel Post
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
266 Pbl $2.00-$20.00 State, Plate Proofs on India (O69P3-O71P3). Complete set of sheets of ten, wonderfully fresh, $20.00 small India paper thins in selvage

EXTREMELY FINE. BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF ONLY FOUR SURVIVING SETS OF COMPLETE SHEETS. A MAGNIFICENT UNIT FOR EXHIBITION.

The Scott U.S. Specialized only prices the complete sheets on card at $16,000.00 for the set (Image Magnifier)

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E. 7,500-10,000 13,000
267 S 24c Agriculture, "Sepcimen" Error (O8Sa). Without gum as issued, reperfed at top and slight soiling, tiny thins at top, tiny tear at left center

FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE, THIS BEING ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES KNOWN.

Ex Markovits. With 2006 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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7,500 3,750
268 og $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, natural s.e. at bottom, pulled perf at left

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 96-CENT NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate (stating "It is genuine unused, no gum as issued") (Image Magnifier)

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20,000 7,000
269 ogbl 12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Block of four with full bottom imprint sheet margin, original gum, fresh, characteristic pastel color, top right stamp small horizontal crease at bottom right, bottom right stamp diagonal crease at top right and small waterstain

FINE CENTERING. AN EXTREMELY RARE 12-CENT 1894 BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE BLOCK.

Ex Warm-Griffiths. With 1991 and 2006 P.F. certificates. (Image Magnifier)

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12,500 3,250
270 nhbl 75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H. top plate no. block of six, rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 75-CENT PARCEL POST STAMP.

The Scott Catalogue assigns a 50% premium for the Mint N.H. plate block over the price of a hinged plate block. (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 2,100
271 nhbl 10c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. block of eight, choice centering, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE STAMP AND PROBBALY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and two Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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14,800 17,500
272 nhbl 25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Mint N.H. top right corner plate no. block of eight, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 25-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE STAMP. THIS IS PROBABLY THE FINEST PLATE BLOCK OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and two Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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8,520 11,000
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