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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1239, Officials15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Original gum, h.r., essentially perfect centering with extra wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate (OGh, 95 Jumbo)

140
250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2017-05-09
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1155, Lot Number 3246, Officials15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Detailed impression, tied by cork on orange cover to the postmaster at South Scituate R.I., opened at sides, some edge tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND VERY RARE. PERHAPS FOUR OR FIVE COVERS ARE KNOWN WITH THE 15-CENT POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ISSUE.

The 15c stamp pays the five-times 3c domestic rate. Judging by the size of this cover, it likely held a regulation manual or accounting of some sort. Robert Markovits recorded only four covers in total (2004 Bennett sale). We are not sure whether this is one of the four -- this is offered to the market for the first time and was found by us in an old-time New England collection formed in the 1920's and 1930's.

5,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1169, Officials: Agriculture thru Post Office15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Mint N.H., with some natural gum skips, selvage at right, extraordinarily wide margins, Extremely Fine, very scarce in Mint N.H. condition with choice centering

325
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1167
PSE 90J
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1167, Officials, Agriculture thru Post Office15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, intense color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00), only two stamps have graded higher

140
350
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2016-04-08
The Rollin C. Huggins Jr. Collection of U.S. Officials
ogbl
Sale Number 1123, Lot Number 561, Post Office Department15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Top left corner imprint and plate no. 66 block of 12, original gum, h.r. reinforcing some perf separations, intense shade, selvage crease above pos. 1, Fine, a very scarce plate block, Power Search does not list even one other, for some reason Scott lists this as a plate block of 14 (which is the correct format for the 3c plate block which Scott lists as a block of 12), in any event the correct size for this is a block of 12

2,250
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2016-04-08
The Rollin C. Huggins Jr. Collection of U.S. Officials
c
Sale Number 1123, Lot Number 562, Post Office Department15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Well-centered, intense shade, tied by "Washington, D.C. Jun. 15, 1880 5 PM" target duplex datestamp on "Post Office Department, Office of Second Assistant P.M. General, Official Business" imprint legal-size buff cover to St. Louis Mo., Jun. 17 receiving backstamp, part of backflap missing

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY FOUR COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED WITH THE 15-CENT POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

The 15c stamp pays the five-times 3c domestic rate. Robert Markovits recorded only four covers in total (2004 Bennett sale). This cover with a sound and fresh stamp is exceptional

5,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2014-11-06
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Officials
4079
PSE 90J
og
Sale Number 1085, Lot Number 4079, Post Office Department (Scott O47-O56)15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Original gum, strong color, well-balanced Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $405.00)

140
350
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2014-11-06
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Officials
ogbl
Sale Number 1085, Lot Number 4080, Post Office Department (Scott O47-O56)15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top pair lightly hinged, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

675
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2014-11-06
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Officials
c
Sale Number 1085, Lot Number 4088, Post Office Department (Scott O47-O56)15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Cancelled by circular cork, matching "Washington, D.C. Nov 13" circular datestamp on "Post Office Department, Official Business" imprint legal-size cover addressed to Penobscot Me., slightly reduced at top and right and with minor peripheral tears, stamp with crease and some perforation flaws

FINE AND RARE. ONLY FOUR COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED WITH THE 15-CENT POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT. THIS IS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE THE EARLIEST USE.

The 15c stamp pays the five-times 3c domestic rate. According to the Markovits catalogue (Bennett 2004), this is an 1873 use, but we are not so sure.

Ex Markovits.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Officials
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
5156
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 5156, Officials (O)15c Post Office (O53), 15c Post Office (O53)15c Post Office (O53). Mint N.H., post-office fresh example with uncommonly wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $580.00 as hinged), the highest grade awarded to date

325
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