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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1440
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1440, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Dark Blue, Colored Border (PR1), 5c Dark Blue, Colored Border (PR1)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border (PR1). Without gum as issued, Very Fine, also incl Nos. PR5-PR7 without gum as issued, each with s.e. top or bottom (trimmed or natural) and two with minor faults

1,425
375
1441
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1441, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17), 24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17)24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17). Unused (no gum), exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate as PR41 and 2007 P.F. certificate as PR17 (we think they got it right the first time)

400
600
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1442
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1442, Newspapers and Periodicals72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21), 72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21)72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21). Original gum, effectively perfectly centered, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine, arguably could be graded as 95 (no values listed for grades 95 and higher), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00), this is the highest graded example

1,250
2,400
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1443
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1443, Newspapers and Periodicals72c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21 var), 72c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21 var)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color and remarkably well-centered on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 72-CENT CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN THE PALE ROSE SHADE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,400
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1444
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1444, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, small h.r., wonderful vivid color, Fine

4,000
800
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1445, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Unused (no gum), reperfed at bottom and color somewhat oxidized, right perfs touch, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate which does not note the oxidation which evidently occurred after issuance of the certificate

1,700
700
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1446, Newspapers and Periodicals$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28), $12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28). Unused (no gum), small thin spot and faint crease, reperfed at top, Fine appearance

1,750
650
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1447
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1447, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29), $24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Disturbed original gum, marvelous intense color and sharp impression, possible tiny thin speck, Very Fine appearance

4,500
650
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1448
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1448, Newspapers and Periodicals$36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30), $36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30)$36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30). Original gum, h.r., Very Good

5,000
700
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1449
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1449, Newspapers and Periodicals$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31), $48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Original gum, h.r., marvelous color and proof-like impression, perfs clear at right, Fine

6,250
1,800
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1450, Newspapers and Periodicals$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32), $60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine

2,400
2,200
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1451
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1451, Newspapers and Periodicals3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34), 3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34)3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

600
350
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1452
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1452, Newspapers and Periodicals8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, only 1,930 were sold, with 2003 P.F. certificate

950
600
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1453
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1453, Newspapers and Periodicals12c, 84c, 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printings (PR40, PR46-PR47), 12c, 84c, 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printings (PR40, PR46-PR47)12c, 84c, 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printings (PR40, PR46-PR47). Without gum as issued, as fresh as the day they were printed, 96c natural s.e. at bottom, couple trivial flaws

VERY GOOD-FINE APPEARANCE. A LOVELY TRIO OF VERY RARE 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTINGS.

These three stamps came from the same old-time collection. The last two are significant U.S. rarities with only 164 and 141 sold, respectively.

14,800
3,000
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1454
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1454, Newspapers and Periodicals$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, magnificent color and proof like impression, reperfed at bottom (not so noted on certificate)

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $1.92 1875 NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

22,500
6,000
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1455
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1455, Newspapers and Periodicals$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75), $12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75)$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, small tear at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

850
160
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1456
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1456, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76), $24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, tiny pinhole at center, Very Fine appearance

800
130
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1457, Newspapers and Periodicals$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77), $36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well-centered, magnificent strong color and clear impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,100.00)

850
650
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1458
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1458, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR83), 24c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR83)24c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR83). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive balanced margins, lovely rich color, tiny natural ink smear at top right of little importance which holds this back from receiving a grade of 95, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

180
325
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1459
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1459, Newspapers and Periodicals60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86), 60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86)60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86). Horizontal pair with full top imprint selvage, original gum, exceptionally well-centered, beautiful color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,050
750
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1460
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1460, Newspapers and Periodicals84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88), 84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88)84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, uncharacteristically well-centered with even margins, showing diagonal plate scratch, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the plate scratch

800
550
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1461
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1461, Newspapers and Periodicals84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88), 84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88)84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88). Original gum, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

800
450
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1462
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1462, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR89), 96c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR89)96c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR89). Mint N.H., nicely centered, vivid color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $750.00 as hinged, unlisted Mint N.H.), Scott Retail as hinged

700
600
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1463
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1463, Newspapers and Periodicals4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92), 4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92)4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92). Mint N.H., wide margins, shows trace of imprint at bottom, strong color on bright white paper, nearly Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
800
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1464
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1464, Newspapers and Periodicals6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93), 6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Original gum, small h.r., bright shade and detailed impression, Fine, rare, with 1968 P.F. certificate

3,750
800
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1465
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1465, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96), 24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96)24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96). Original gum, h.r., split paper thin and couple creases, Very Good appearance

3,750
350
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1466
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1466, Newspapers and Periodicals1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114), 1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114)1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114). Mint N.H. bottom arrow, imprint and plate no. 262 block of eight, Fine, Scott Retail as eight Mint N.H. singles

160
160
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1467
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1467, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, fresh and Fine set

902
275
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1468
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1468, Newspapers and Periodicals50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119), 50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119)50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119). Mint N.H. bottom arrow, imprint and plate no. 259 block of eight, couple small selvage separations, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as eight Mint N.H. singles

440
700
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1469
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1469, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, magnificent color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $280.00)

75
425
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1470
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1470, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120). Mint N.H. top arrow, imprint and plate no. 136 block of ten, wonderfully well -centered, small selvage reinforcement, Very Fine and choice, beautiful showpiece, Scott Retail as ten Mint N.H. singles

750
1,300
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1471
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1471, Newspapers and Periodicals$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121), $5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121)$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 137 bock of six, couple slight perf separations, Very Fine plate block, Scott Retail as six Mint N.H. singles

600
650
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1472
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1472, Newspapers and Periodicals$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122), $10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122)$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122). Mint N.H. bottom arrow, imprint and plate no. 138 block of ten, wonderfully fresh and crisp, Fine-Very Fine, beautiful position multiple, Scott Retail as ten Mint N.H. singles

1,050
1,200
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1473
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1473, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine set

902
500
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1474
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1474, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123). Mint N.H. with plate no. 139 selvage at right, intense color on bright white paper, unusually well-centered and Extremely Fine

110
110
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1475
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1475, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123). Mint N.H. bottom arrow, imprint and plate no. 139 block of ten, intense color, few slight selvage perf separations, bottom perfs on bottom row touch, Fine plate block, Scott Retail as ten Mint N.H. singles

1,100
700
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1476
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1476, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 139 block of six, lovely impression, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as six Mint N.H. singles

660
600
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1477
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1477, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Mint N.H. top arrow, imprint and plate no. 135 block of ten, incredibly fresh and bright, almost mathematically centered, Extremely Fine, a magnificent plate block in incredibly choice quality, this has to be one of the finest among the relatively few known, Scott Retail as ten Mint N.H. singles

1,700
2,600
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1478
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1478, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Mint N.H. right imprint and plate no. 135 block of six, fresh and attractively centered, small selvage perf separations, Very Fine, Scott Retail as six Mint N.H. singles

1,020
1,200
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1479
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1479, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Mint N.H. top arrow, imprint and plate no. 140 block of ten, pretty light pastel shade, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as ten Mint N.H. singles

1,500
2,100
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1480
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1480, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 140 block of six, some minor selvage perf separations, Fine, Scott Retail as six Mint N.H. singles

900
800
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1481
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Important Newspapers & Periodicals Stock. Several hundred stamps neatly arranged in a stockbook, some original gum but appears that the majority are unused (no gum) and a fairly small percentage are used, spans the entire issues from No. PR1 through PR125 with good showing of First Large Format, 1875 with values to $12.00, set of 1c-$60.00 with "Specimen" ovpts., 2c-6c Special Printings in small quantities (with certificates), 1879 American Bank Note fairly strong, the 1c-96c thereafter as well, there are some 1894 First Bureau and 1895 Unwatermarked and good quantities of the 1895-97 Watermarked Issue, there are a few oddities as well incl. several Privately Perforated Bank Note Special Printings with certificates and a set of 10c-25c Large Format imperforate stamps from the Special Printing mentioned in a footnote in the Scott Speciailized (2006 P.S.E. certificates), mixed condition, much Fine-Very Fine, with approximately 100 P.F. or P.S.E. certificates which are virtually all from 2003-2007

E. 10,000-15,000
14,000
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