Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — Officials (Continental Printings)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
805
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Sale 804, Lot 805, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Agriculture (O1). Full original gum, bright color, trivial natural inclusion, Extremely Fine and choice

140
350
806
og
Sale 804, Lot 806, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Agriculture (O2). Original gum, small h.r. at top, deep color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

120
200
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807
og
Sale 804, Lot 807, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Agriculture (O3). Original gum, small h.r., deep shade, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

100
210
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808
og
Sale 804, Lot 808, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Agriculture (O4). Original gum, bright color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, ex McNall, with 1992 P.F. certificate

110
375
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809
og
Sale 804, Lot 809, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Agriculture (O5). Original gum, h.r., bright color, well-centered with huge margins, Extremely Fine and choice

230
525
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810
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Sale 804, Lot 810, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Agriculture (O6). Original gum, h.r., beautiful bright color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of the 12c Agriculture, with 1990 P.F. certificate

300
475
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811
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Sale 804, Lot 811, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Agriculture (O7). Original gum, deep color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult to find this well-centered, with 1992 P.F. certificate

250
550
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812
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Sale 804, Lot 812, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Agriculture (O8). Full original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

250
500
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813
og
Sale 804, Lot 813, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Agriculture (O9). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine

325
160
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814
og
Sale 804, Lot 814, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Executive (O10). Full original gum, small h.r., bright color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in such pristine condition, with 1992 P.F. certificate

500
1,000
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815
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Sale 804, Lot 815, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Executive (O11). Original gum, h.r., rich color on fresh bright paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem

325
800
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816
og
Sale 804, Lot 816, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Executive (O12). Full original gum, small h.r. at top, bright color, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice

400
950
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817
og
Sale 804, Lot 817, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Executive (O13). Full original gum, bright color on fresh paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

600
1,050
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818
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Sale 804, Lot 818, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Executive (O14). Original gum, h.r., bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

550
1,200
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819
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Sale 804, Lot 819, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Interior (O15). Full original gum, barely hinged, bright color, well-centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in such pristine condition

30
160
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820
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Sale 804, Lot 820, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Interior (O16). Mint N.H., vibrant color on fresh white paper, trivial natural inclusion, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail for hinged

25
60
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821
og
Sale 804, Lot 821, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Interior (O17). Full original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

42
150
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822
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Sale 804, Lot 822, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Interior (O18). Mint N.H., bright color on white paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail for hinged

30
325
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823
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Sale 804, Lot 823, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Interior (O19). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate for strip of three, this being the right stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

30
300
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824
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Sale 804, Lot 824, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Interior (O20). Original gum, intense color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult to find in such choice condition

45
230
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825
og
Sale 804, Lot 825, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Interior (O21). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice

75
170
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826
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Sale 804, Lot 826, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Interior (O22). Full original gum, fresh and bright color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, rarely encountered with such beautiful fresh color and choice centering

55
150
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827
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Sale 804, Lot 827, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Interior (O23). Full original gum, tiny h.r. at top, intense color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

75
300
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828
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Sale 804, Lot 828, Officials (Continental Printings)90c Interior (O24). Full original gum, lightly hinged, bright color on fresh white paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. certificate

175
600
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829
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Sale 804, Lot 829, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Justice (O25). Original gum, bright color on fresh white paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

90
240
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830
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Sale 804, Lot 830, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Justice (O26). Original gum, bright white paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

150
260
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831
og
Sale 804, Lot 831, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Justice (O27). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, Fine

150
50
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832
og
Sale 804, Lot 832, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Justice (O28). Original gum, bright color, very well-centered with huge wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem stamp

140
0
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833
og
Sale 804, Lot 833, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Justice (O29). Original gum, small h.r. at top, pretty color on bright paper, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, a choice stamp

160
170
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834
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Sale 804, Lot 834, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Justice (O30). Original gum, small h.r. at top, intense color on bright paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

125
270
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835
 
Sale 804, Lot 835, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Justice (O31). Full original gum which is slightly disturbed, fresh and bright color, Fine

250
75
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836
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Sale 804, Lot 836, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Justice (O32). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, rarely found this choice

625
1,150
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837
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Sale 804, Lot 837, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Justice (O33). Bright color, almost mathematical centering, original gum, Extremely Fine Gem stamp, a superb example of the 30c Justice

525
1,150
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838
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Sale 804, Lot 838, Officials (Continental Printings)90c Justice (O34). Original gum, h.r., bright color, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, difficult to find this choice, signed and with small purple owner's backstamp

800
1,700
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839
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Sale 804, Lot 839, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Navy (O35). Full original gum, bright color and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a difficult stamp to find this choice and one of the last stamps added to the Zoellner collection, with 1996 P.F. certificate

65
350
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840
og
Sale 804, Lot 840, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Navy (O36). Full original gum, pretty color on bright white paper, almost perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem

50
220
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841
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Sale 804, Lot 841, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Navy (O37). Original gum, h.r., bright color, tiny thin spot, Very Fine, a very difficult stamp to find well-centered

50
100
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842
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Sale 804, Lot 842, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Navy (O38). Original gum, h.r., bright color, huge margin at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, pencil notation on back

50
105
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843
og
Sale 804, Lot 843, Officials (Continental Printings)7c Navy (O39). Original gum, single h.r., pretty color, wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, rare with such wide margins, the 7c value was added to certain Departments to pay the single letter rate to Europe

325
1,050
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844
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Sale 804, Lot 844, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Navy (O40). Full original gum, rich almost metallic color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice

70
190
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845
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Sale 804, Lot 845, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Navy (O41). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, very well-centered, some adherence on back at top from album page, Extremely Fine, rare this well-centered

85
200
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846
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Sale 804, Lot 846, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Navy (O42). Original gum, pretty color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

150
400
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847
og
Sale 804, Lot 847, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Navy (O43). Large part original gum, small h.r., intense color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

150
260
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848
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Sale 804, Lot 848, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Navy (O44). Full original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem stamp, a great condition rarity, with 1990 P.F. certificate

125
600
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849
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Sale 804, Lot 849, Officials (Continental Printings)90c Navy (O45). Original gum, bright color on fresh white paper, well-centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

600
950
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850
og
Sale 804, Lot 850, Officials (Continental Printings)1c-6c Post Office (O47-O50). All have full original gum and are well-centered, the 6c shows distinct greenish tint, all are fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

38
160
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851
og
Sale 804, Lot 851, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Post Office (O51). Original gum, fresh color and sharp impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

60
280
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852
og
Sale 804, Lot 852, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Post Office (O52). Original gum, bright color, Extremely Fine and choice

30
100
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853
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Sale 804, Lot 853, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Post Office (O53). Full original gum except where hinged at top left, deep color and sharp impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice

40
120
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854
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Sale 804, Lot 854, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Post Office (O54). Full original gum which is slightly disturbed, sharp impression and bright shade, trivial natural inclusion, Very Fine

50
100
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855
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Sale 804, Lot 855, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Post Office (O55). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, Scott Retail for hinged

50
625
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856
og
Sale 804, Lot 856, Officials (Continental Printings)90c Post Office (O56). Full original gum. sharp impression, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem

75
0
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857
og
Sale 804, Lot 857, Officials (Continental Printings)1c State (O57). Original gum, rich color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine and choice

90
280
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858
og
Sale 804, Lot 858, Officials (Continental Printings)2c State (O58). Original gum which is partly toned, deep color, Extremely Fine and choice

190
300
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859
og
Sale 804, Lot 859, Officials (Continental Printings)3c State (O59). Large part original gum, h.r., bright color, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, rare with such wide margins

75
150
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860
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Sale 804, Lot 860, Officials (Continental Printings)6c State (O60). Original gum, bright color on fresh paper, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

72
150
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861
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Sale 804, Lot 861, Officials (Continental Printings)7c State (O61). Original gum, h.r., rich color and strong impression, enormous jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

140
525
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862
og
Sale 804, Lot 862, Officials (Continental Printings)10c State (O62). Original gum, single paper h.r., rich color, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1994 P.F. certificate

110
400
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863
og
Sale 804, Lot 863, Officials (Continental Printings)12c State (O63). Large part original gum, small h.r. at top, rich color, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem

175
220
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864
og
Sale 804, Lot 864, Officials (Continental Printings)15c State (O64). Full original gum, few hinge marks, rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

190
525
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865
og
Sale 804, Lot 865, Officials (Continental Printings)24c State (O65). Large part original gum, h.r., rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem

375
325
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866
og
Sale 804, Lot 866, Officials (Continental Printings)30c State (O66). Original gum, single old-fashioned h.r. made from selvage, beautiful rich color, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

350
525
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867
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Sale 804, Lot 867, Officials (Continental Printings)90c State (O67). Original gum, h.r., bright color and perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp rarely found this choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

675
1,700
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868
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Sale 804, Lot 868, Officials (Continental Printings)$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, h.r., well-centered with bright colors and crisp impression, Extremely Fine and choice, rarely encountered in such pristine condition, the dollar-value State Department stamps were most likely prepared and used on consular mail sent out in large parcels

800
0
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869
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Sale 804, Lot 869, Officials (Continental Printings)$5.00 State (O69). Full original gum, beautiful rich color on fresh white paper, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES KNOWN.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

5,500
6,250
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870
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Sale 804, Lot 870, Officials (Continental Printings)$10.00 State (O70). Large part original gum, fresh color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 STATE OFFICIAL.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

3,750
3,250
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871
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Sale 804, Lot 871, Officials (Continental Printings)$20.00 State (O71). Original gum, fresh color, perfectly centered with wide even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BRILLIANT COPY OF THE $20.00 STATE DEPARTMENT.

The $20.00 State can be found with four clear margins, though usually with faults. This example, with its near-perfect centering and flawless condition, should be considered a true condition rarity.

Small red "Thier" handstamp on back. With 1988 P.F. certificate

3,000
5,250
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872
og
Sale 804, Lot 872, Officials (Continental Printings)1c Treasury (O72). Full original gum, deep color, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice

30
190
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873
og
Sale 804, Lot 873, Officials (Continental Printings)2c Treasury (O73). Full original gum, beautiful deep color, fresh and Fine

40
50
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874
og
Sale 804, Lot 874, Officials (Continental Printings)3c Treasury (O74). Original gum, h.r., bright color and light impression showing distinct lack of detail on Washington's forehead, wide margins all around including jumbo margin at right, Extremely Fine

25
80
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875
og
Sale 804, Lot 875, Officials (Continental Printings)6c Treasury (O75). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice

32
200
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876
nh
Sale 804, Lot 876, Officials (Continental Printings)7c Treasury (O76). Mint N.H., fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice, with copy of 1995 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being the top right stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

80
0
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877
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Sale 804, Lot 877, Officials (Continental Printings)10c Treasury (O77). Original gum which is slightly toned in a few spots, bright color, small ink mark at top left, otherwise Very Fine

80
100
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878
og
Sale 804, Lot 878, Officials (Continental Printings)12c Treasury (O78). Full original gum, radiant color on bright white paper, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect

80
375
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879
og
Sale 804, Lot 879, Officials (Continental Printings)15c Treasury (O79). Original gum, bright color and well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

75
325
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880
og
Sale 804, Lot 880, Officials (Continental Printings)24c Treasury (O80). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, difficult to find in this superb condition

375
0
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881
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Sale 804, Lot 881, Officials (Continental Printings)30c Treasury (O81). Mint N.H., intense color on bright white paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

125
700
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882
og
Sale 804, Lot 882, Officials (Continental Printings)90c Treasury (O82). Original gum, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice, ex McNall, with 1992 P.F. certificate

130
525
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883
nh
Sale 804, Lot 883, Officials (Continental Printings)1c War (O83). Mint N.H., beautiful bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, Scott Retail for hinged

120
750
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884
nh
Sale 804, Lot 884, Officials (Continental Printings)2c War (O84). Mint N.H., deep color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

100
800
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885
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Sale 804, Lot 885, Officials (Continental Printings)3c War (O85). Pale color and printed on an intermediate paper, original gum, fresh and Extremely Fine, late in their contract the Continental Bank Note Company used an intermediate paper whose characteristics fall between the original hard paper and the soft porous paper used by the American Bank Note Company on later issues

105
210
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886
ng
Sale 804, Lot 886, Officials (Continental Printings)6c War (O86). Unused (regummed), bright color, tiny thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

375
50
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887
og
Sale 804, Lot 887, Officials (Continental Printings)7c War (O87). Original gum, bright color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

110
260
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888
og
Sale 804, Lot 888, Officials (Continental Printings)10c War (O88). Full original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

35
130
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889
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Sale 804, Lot 889, Officials (Continental Printings)12c War (O89). Original gum, deep rich color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate for a block of four, this being the top right stamp

125
350
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890
nh
Sale 804, Lot 890, Officials (Continental Printings)15c War (O90). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Scott Retail for hinged

30
105
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891
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Sale 804, Lot 891, Officials (Continental Printings)24c War (O91). Original gum, tiny mark at bottom which may be either a natural gum skip or faint trace of a hinge mark, attractive color, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect

30
105
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892
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Sale 804, Lot 892, Officials (Continental Printings)30c War (O92). Original gum, h.r., vibrant color, well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice, rare with such choice centering

32
160
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893
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Sale 804, Lot 893, Officials (Continental Printings)90c War (O93). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful bright color and fine impression, perfectly centered with even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect

80
260
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894
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Sale 804, Lot 894, Officials (Continental Printings)1c-$20.00 Officials, Imperforate, "Specimen" Overprint, Continental Special Printing (O1S var-O93S var). The complete set, all have large margins and selvage at top, virtually all show plate numbers or part of imprint, the colors are remarkably fresh and impressions are very strong, a few low denominations have trivial corner crease or thin speck

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL PRINTING ON IMPERFORATE HARD PAPER, ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 1875 POSTAGE REPRINTS, RE-ISSUES AND SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ONLY ONE SET WITH PLATE NUMBERS OR IMPRINTS IS BELIEVED TO EXIST INTACT.

Many of the perforated Official Special Printings were separated by scissors when issued to the collecting public. This set, with large margins throughout and with most values showing the plate number, is in many ways much more desirable than the regularly-issued Special Printings.

Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green and Dr. Serge Korff

E. 30,000-40,000
55,000
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