Sale 969 — The Whitpain Collection of U.S. Possessions

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 12-13 February, 2009

Category — Canal Zone (70-81)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
702
ogbl
1924, 1c-50c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (71, 74-80). Blocks of four, incl. two extra 1c and one extra 12c, original gum to tropical original gum, a few Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine with much in the higher grade

1,523
550
703
og
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 703, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, Inverted Ty. "A" Ovpt. (71a), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Inverted Ty. "A" Ovpt. (71a)1924, 1c Deep Green, Inverted Ty. "A" Ovpt. (71a). H.r., perfs close to touch, typical for this scarce error, with 1995 P.F. certificate

500
200
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704
 
1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., "Zone" Inverted Error (71b). Complete bottom left plate no. 15437 pane of 100, the error in pos. 30, also pos. 34 is 8.7 mm spacing instead of 9.25 mm, very slight tropical original gum, some light staining in the area of the 4th to 8th rows extending to the right to the 6th column, does not affect the error which is Fine

531
300
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705
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 705, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, "Canal" Only (71c), 1924, 1c Deep Green, "Canal" Only (71c)1924, 1c Deep Green, "Canal" Only (71c). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, scarce, only 20 are recorded, this variety was created when the sheet was shifted downwards during overprinting, 180 stamps bear the "Zone Canal" variety, only 20 were printed with "Canal" only, it is believed the bottom panes were destroyed, with 1996 P.F. certificate for pair of Nos. 71c and 71d, Scott Retail as hinged

1,750
1,900
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706
nh
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 706, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d). Mint N.H., Fine, only 180 printed, ex Plass, signed Colman and with 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

500
275
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707
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 707, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, "Zone Canal" Error (71d). Slight tropical original gum, Fine, only 180 printed, signed Colman

500
140
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708
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 708, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Five panes, each with plate no., incl. nos. 14269, 14270, 14271 and 14272 (2), few small flaws incl. some toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, catalogued in Durland at $500.00 apiece, Scott Retail

400
650
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709
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1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Seven panes, each different positions, incl. pos. A, B, C, H, I, J and K, couple with minor toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

560
200
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710
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1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H. with very slight tropical disturbance, pos. A, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged panes

320
225
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711
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1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Complete unexploded 25c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H., pos. J, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged panes

320
200
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712
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1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Second Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (71e). Seven different pos. plus two different pos. D plate nos. (15961 and 15964), Fine-Very Fine, plate nos. are scarce, Scott Retail as normal booklet panes (Durland catalogues the two plate nos. at $500.00 apiece)

720
600
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713
c
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 713, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt, 2c Carmine, Ty. "B" Ovpts., Booklet Panes of Six (71e, 84d), 1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt, 2c Carmine, Ty. "B" Ovpts., Booklet Panes of Six (71e, 84d)1924, 1c Deep Green, Ty. "A" Ovpt, 2c Carmine, Ty. "B" Ovpts., Booklet Panes of Six (71e, 84d). Vertical guide line pos. H and I respectively, tied by "Balboa Heights C.Z. Sept. 4, 1926" circular datestamps on registered cover to Savannah Ga., 2c additionally tied by bold blue straightline "Registered", registry backstamps of Balboa Heights, Cristobal and Savannah, additional blue green "Jack. & Key West J.H. Bristow Tr. 76 Sep 9 1926" RPO datestamp, Fine-Very Fine, even though a philatelic inspiration this is a very rare cover and possibly unique with this combination, neither booklet pane is listed used or on cover

E. 500-750
750
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714
bl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 714, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 2c Carmine (73), 1924, 2c Carmine (73)1924, 2c Carmine (73). Bottom plate no. 15378 block of six, rich color, bold strikes of grid cancels, Very Fine, scarce used plate block, unlisted as used in Scott

E. 300-400
225
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715
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 715, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a), 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Three panes, each with plate no., incl. nos. 15790, 15792 and 16603, two with tropicalized original gum, Fine-Very Fine, scarce, Durland prices these at $600.00 apiece, Scott Retail

525
2,300
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716
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1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Seven panes from different positions, incl. pos. A, B, C, H, I, J and K, brilliant colors, most are fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,225
500
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717
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1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. A, Fine-Very Fine, the covers immaculate, ex Plass, Scott Retail as two hinged booklet panes

350
325
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718
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1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. A, cover creases due to too many "peeks", panes Fine-Very Fine

350
200
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719
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1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete booklet of two Mint N.H. panes of six, both pos. I, panes Fine, the covers immaculate, ex Plass, Scott Retail as two hinged booklet panes

350
225
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720
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1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete unexploded 49c booklet of four panes, Mint N.H., Very Fine with choice covers, Scott Retail as four hinged panes of six

700
700
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721
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 721, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a), 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., First Printing, Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Complete unexploded 49c booklet of four Mint N.H. panes of six, all pos. A, Very Good-Fine, the covers Extremely Fine, ex Plass, Scott Retail as four hinged booklet panes

700
750
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722
c
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 722, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a), 1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a)1924, 2c Carmine, Ty. "A" Ovpt., Booklet Pane of Six (73a). Affixed on back of 1926 registered cover from the Vice-President of the "Internacia Ligo" to the Chase National Bank in Ancon, used with bottom right vertical pair from another booklet pane, tied by "Balboa Heights C.Z. Jan. 12 1926" circular datestamps on 1c Green entire (U6), pane of six with light black vertical crayon marks and tied by Gray Blue "Balboa Heights C.Z. Registered" double-circle datestamps, another backstamp in purple, partial strike, presumably Ancon Registered, cover opened for display, Fine-Very Fine, rare usage, especially as it appears to be a commercial usage, not listed used or on cover

E. 300-400
450
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723
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 723, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 5c Dark Blue, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (74), 1924, 5c Dark Blue, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (74)1924, 5c Dark Blue, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (74). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 15206 block of six, light bend and wrinkle, Fine-Very Fine

325
275
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724
ogbl
1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, first and last Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,250
950
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725
ogbl
1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, 14c slight tropical original gum, 5c tiny hinge reinforcement, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
950
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726
ogbl
1924, 5c, 12c and 14c Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-76-77). Plate no. blocks of six, center 5c pair wrinkles, small crease in 12c selvage, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
500
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727
bl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 727, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 5c-$1.00 Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-81), 1924, 5c-$1.00 Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-81)1924, 5c-$1.00 Ty. "A" Ovpts. (74-81). Used blocks of four, 14c parcel roller cancel, others neat circular datestamps, Fine-Very Fine

1,447
750
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728
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 728, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75), 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide bottom plate no. 15513 block of six, two stamps slightest disturbance from interleaving adherence, incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine

875
2,000
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729
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 729, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75), 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide bottom plate no. 15510 block of six, end pairs Mint N.H., Fine

875
350
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730
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 730, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75), 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide right plate no. 15511 block of six, minor disturbance from interleaving adherence, Fine

875
200
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731
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 731, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75), 1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75)1924, 10c Orange, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (75). Wide right plate no. 15512 block of six, h.r., Fine

875
190
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732
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 732, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 3c-$1.00 Ty. "A" and Ty. "B" Ovpts. (74-81, 85-95), 1924, 3c-$1.00 Ty. "A" and Ty. "B" Ovpts. (74-81, 85-95)1924, 3c-$1.00 Ty. "A" and Ty. "B" Ovpts. (74-81, 85-95). Complete less -1/2c-2c of first set and 2c of second set, a few with tropical original gum incl. No. 94, Fine-Very Fine

1,037
950
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733
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 733, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 12c Brown Violet, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (76), 1924, 12c Brown Violet, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (76)1924, 12c Brown Violet, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (76). Bottom plate no. 14406 block of six, central h.r., end pairs Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

500
425
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734
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 734, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78), 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14910 block of six, the selvage is narrow but the stamps have mostly huge margins, Extremely Fine, the plate no. single is exceptional, Scott Retail as hinged

850
1,500
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735
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 735, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78), 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Wide left plate no. 14912 block of six, lightly hinged, Fine

850
160
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736
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 736, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78), 1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78)1924, 15c Gray, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (78). Wide right plate no. 14913 block of six, Fine-Very Fine

800
550
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737
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 737, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79), 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 14439 block of six, almost imperceptible gum "tackiness" from interleaving, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

625
350
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738
nhbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 738, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79), 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 14438 block of six, almost imperceptible gum "tackiness" from interleaving, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

625
350
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739
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 739, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79), 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Left plate no. 14437 block of six, Fine-Very Fine

625
350
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740
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 740, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79), 1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79)1924, 30c Olive Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (79). Left plate no. 14436 block of six, slight tropical original gum, selvage trifle reduced, Fine

625
180
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741
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 741, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80), 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 14045 block of six, fresh and bright, attractive centered

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE PLATE BLOCK OF THE CANAL ZONE 50-CENT LILAC IN MINT NEVER-HINGED POST-OFFICE FRESH CONDITION. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILABLE.

Scott Retail as hinged plate block of six

3,000
3,250
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742
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Sale Number 969, Lot Number 742, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80), 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Mint N.H. right plate no. 14043 block of six, bright color, reduced selvage, tiny margin stain at extreme bottom, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,000
800
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743
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 743, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80), 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Wide top plate no. F14044 block of six, central h.r., end pairs Mint N.H., Fine

3,000
1,000
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744
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 744, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80), 1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80)1924, 50c Lilac, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (80). Right plate no. 14042 block of six, slight tropical original gum, natural narrow selvage with some offset and minor edge thinning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,000
700
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745
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 745, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81), 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81)1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14268 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 CANAL ZONE OVERPRINT WITH FLAT "A".

Scott Retail as hinged

4,250
4,750
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746
ogbl
Sale Number 969, Lot Number 746, Canal Zone (70-81)1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81), 1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81)1924, $1.00 Violet Brown, Ty. "A" Ovpt. (81). Block of four, tropical original gum, Very Fine

1,000
550
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