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Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
235°
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 235, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a). Mint N.H. with huge bottom part imprint selvage, outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH DOTS ABOVE THE MESSENGER VARIETY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE HUGE PART IMPRINT SELVAGE.

The Dots in Curved Frame above Messenger variety (E5a) comes only from plate 882. It is priced in Scott at nearly double the normal E5.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). Only one stamp grades higher (at 98, last offered in our Morton Sale 1219)

800
4,000
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