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Sale 818 — U.S. Stamps incl. The Carmen A. Puliafito Collection

Sale Date — Monday, 13 December, 1999

Category — Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1066
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1066, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Top margin plate no. single, lightly hinged, dark shade, Stanley Gibbons backstamp, Very Fine

1,800
2,400
1067
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1067, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Dark color, sharp impression, light Gibbons backstamp, Very Fine and scarce, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,050
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1068
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1068, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, beautiful color and sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT BLUISH PAPERS TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

A review of our Levi records of Bluish Paper stamps shows that the 4c is much rarer than the 8c in well-centered condition.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

20,000
22,000
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1069
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1069, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Deep rich color, sharp proof-like impression on fresh deeply-blued paper

A FINE AND CHOICE POST-OFFICE FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

This stamp was described in a 1944 Col. Green sale as Mint Never Hinged and has been sold three times since as Never Hinged. In 1999 the Philatelic Foundation rendered its opinion "previously hinged", basing its conclusion one what we believe is a tiny natural vertical ridge in the gum at the very top of the stamp. The stamp is sold on the basis of the current certificate, because sometimes hinging is in the eye of the beholder, but we feel confident that the provenance and physical characteristics weight heavily in this stamp's favor.

With 1976 and 1999 P.F. certificates

20,000
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1070
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1070, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Mint N.H., fresh and radiant color, very well-centered for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,100
5,750
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1071
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1071, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Bright color on strongly blued paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,600
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1072
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Sale Number 818, Lot Number 1072, Washington-Franklin Issues (Bluish Papers)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Well-centered, vivid color on deeply blued paper, Extremely Fine and choice

1,600
1,800
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