Sale 755 — 1993 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 20 November, 1993

Category — Special Delivery thru Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
297
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 297, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)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

450
1,800
298
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 298, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a)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

5,500
4,250
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300
TC
Sale Number 755, Lot Number 300, Special Delivery thru Officials1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC-J7TC), 1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC-J7TC)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

1,260
0
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301
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 301, Special Delivery thru Officials2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9), 2c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J9)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

4,250
0
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302
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 302, Special Delivery thru Officials5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)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

3,000
1,050
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303
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 303, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)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

1,850
0
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304
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 304, Special Delivery thru Officials50c Bright Claret, Postage Due (J28), 50c Bright Claret, Postage Due (J28)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

5,500
0
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305
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 305, Special Delivery thru Officials3c Carmine Lake, Postage Due (J54), 3c Carmine Lake, Postage Due (J54)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

450
1,600
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306
S
Sale Number 755, Lot Number 306, Special Delivery thru Officials$2.00 State, "Specimen" Ovpt. (O68S), $2.00 State, "Specimen" Ovpt. (O68S)$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

4,500
4,500
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307
og
Sale Number 755, Lot Number 307, Special Delivery thru Officials1c Agriculture on Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture on Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture on Soft Paper (O94). Bottom imprint margin copy, tiny thinning and pinhole, bright color and Very Fine appearance

1,500
500
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