Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
6298
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Sale 997, Lot 6298, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-25c 1865 Issue (PR1-PR8). Without gum as issued, PR1 pulled perf and light crease, PR6 reperfed at left, PR8 light thin spot, margin pinhole bottom right and faint toning, otherwise Very Fine

2,925
800
6299
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Sale 997, Lot 6299, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-25c 1865 Issue (PR1, PR2, PR2a, PR3). Without gum as issued, incl. both shades of the 10c, fresh, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,700
500
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6300
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Sale 997, Lot 6300, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-25c 1865 Issue (PR2-PR4 incl. PR3a). Without gum as issued, brilliant colors, few trivial flaws as often associated with these large and fragile issues, Fine-Very Fine

1,350
250
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6301
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Sale 997, Lot 6301, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border (PR1). Without gum as issued, crisp and bright, lovely rich color, Very Fine

750
275
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6302
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Sale 997, Lot 6302, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c Light Blue, Colored Border (PR1a). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, fresh and Fine example of this shade variety

1,000
0
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6303
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Sale 997, Lot 6303, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)10c Blue Green, Colored Border, Pelure Paper (PR2b). Without gum as issued, fresh and attractively centered, Very Fine

350
300
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6304
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Sale 997, Lot 6304, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-25c 1865-75 Issue (PR4-PR7). Without gum as issued, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,050
650
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6305
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Sale 997, Lot 6305, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c-$1.92 1875 Issue (PR9, PR11-PR19, PR24). 10c original gum, 4c and 9c disturbed original gum, others unused (no gum or regummed), 2c, 10c 24c and 48c creases, $1.92 reperfed at left, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, also incl. Very Fine original gum 3c No. PR58, Nos. PR9, PR13 and PR 17 with either P.F. or P.S.E. certificates

3,830
1,700
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6306
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Sale 997, Lot 6306, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c-$1.92 1875 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (PR16TC3-PR24TC3). Blocks of four, all in Black, large margins, few small imperfections as usually associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, a scarce group of blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,260
325
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6307
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Sale 997, Lot 6307, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,250
650
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6308
 
Sale 997, Lot 6308, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21). Incredibly wide margins with fresh color on bright paper, small unobtrusive blue brush stroke cancel in top right corner, light pencil numbers on back, few typical blind perfs bottom right, Very Fine and choice, attractive used single and difficult to find in choice condition

250
750
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Sale 997, Lot 6309, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25). Unused (no gum), beautifully centered, vivid color with outstanding proof-like impression, neatly reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate that does not mention the reperf

700
750
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Sale 997, Lot 6310, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26). Unused (no gum), outstanding color, fresh and crisp, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
550
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6311
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Sale 997, Lot 6311, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered with vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $9.00 YELLOW 1875 NEWSPAPER STAMP, SCOTT PR27.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $3,800.00). This is the highest graded example of this stamp to date

4,000
2,800
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Sale 997, Lot 6312, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Unused (regummed), bright color, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce stamp, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
0
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6313
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Sale 997, Lot 6313, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Unused (regummed), wonderfully well-centered, intense color and clear impression, tiny thin spot and single nibbed perf, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,850
0
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Sale 997, Lot 6314, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Unused (regummed), well-centered with magnificent color, stitch watermark variety, single nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,300
0
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Sale 997, Lot 6315, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Unused (no gum), bright color, wide margins and choice centering, Very Fine

2,400
1,100
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6316
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Sale 997, Lot 6316, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33). Without gum as issued, extraordinarily well-centered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, truly exceptional, with 1988 P.F. certificate

600
800
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6317
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Sale 997, Lot 6317, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR34a). Without gum as issued, choice margins and beautiful centering, slightly irregular perfs as often seen, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

450
170
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6318
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Sale 997, Lot 6318, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)4c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR35). Without gum as issued, deep shade and sharp impression, light horizontal crease at top invisible from face, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

650
180
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6319
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Sale 997, Lot 6319, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, choice centering, few slight nibbed perfs at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

850
325
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6320
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Sale 997, Lot 6320, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, precise centering, fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

950
500
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6321
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Sale 997, Lot 6321, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39). Without gum as issued, attractively centered, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,300
550
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6322
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Sale 997, Lot 6322, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, wide margins and well-centered, fresh color, few slightly irregular perfs at left typical of these hard paper Special Printings, otherwise Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,100
550
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6323
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Sale 997, Lot 6323, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, bright color, reperfed three sides, Very Fine appearance, only 411 sold, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,100
425
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6324
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Sale 997, Lot 6324, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42). Without gum as issued, excellent centering and color, some of the usual slightly irregular perfs as so often seen on these Special Printings, otherwise Very Fine and choice, only 330 sold, with 1974 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,800
1,200
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6325
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Sale 997, Lot 6325, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46). Without gum as issued, pristine color on perfect white paper, choice centering

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 84-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 164 were sold. With 2002 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,600
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6326
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Sale 997, Lot 6326, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c-84c 1879 Issue (PR57-PR61, PR63, PR65, PR67-PR69). 6c, 12c, 36c, 60c, 72c and 84c unused (no gum or regummed), others original gum, also incl. 10c No. PR15 unused (regummed), PR63 reperfed at top, PR65 short perf, PR67 reperfed at left and PR69 small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

2,680
650
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6327
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Sale 997, Lot 6327, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)48c Red, 1879 Issue (PR66). Original gum, pristine color with clear impression, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,000
450
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6328
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Sale 997, Lot 6328, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)96c Red, 1879 Issue (PR70). Original gum, bright color and detailed proof-like impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,200
600
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6329
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Sale 997, Lot 6329, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$1.92 Pale Brown, 1879 Issue (PR71). Original gum, well-centered, marvelous color and impression, lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

550
325
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6330
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Sale 997, Lot 6330, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$3.00-$12.00 1879 Issue (PR72-PR75). First two original gum, last two unused (no gum), $6.00 reperfed at top, $9.00 light crease and $12.00 tiny surface scuff at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,325
550
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6331
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$12.00-$60.00 1879 Issue (PR75-PR79). Single $24.00, two each of others incl. both listed shades of the $60.00, $12.00 unused (no gum), others original gum to part original gum, few minor faults, otherwise Fine lot

6,650
0
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6332
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Sale 997, Lot 6332, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine, with 1992 A.P.S. certificate

800
350
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6333
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Sale 997, Lot 6333, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Mint N.H., incredibly fresh with beautiful color, Very Fine Fine, difficult to find in Mint N.H. condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair, Scott Retail as hinged

850
1,000
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6334
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Sale 997, Lot 6334, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and bright with pastel color, Fine, difficult to find in Mint N.H. condition, with photocopy of 2009 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair, Scott Retail as hinged

850
300
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6335
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Sale 997, Lot 6335, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Original gum, beautiful color and attractively centered, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

850
225
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6336
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Sale 997, Lot 6336, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$48.00 Yellow Brown, $60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR78-PR79). Original gum, former offset and trivial gum soaked perf tips, latter corner creases, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
250
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6337
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Sale 997, Lot 6337, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c-96c 1885 Issue (PR81-PR83, PR88-PR89). 24c and 96c unused (no gum), others original gum, 1c Jumbo margins and centered (single short perf), 24c reperfed at top, 84c small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 12c with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,415
0
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6338
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Sale 997, Lot 6338, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT 1883 SPECIAL PRINTING EXTANT.

Ex Silver Lake. With 1997 P.F. certificate for pair

1,350
2,900
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6339
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Sale 997, Lot 6339, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)48c, 60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR85-PR86). Original gum (60c slightly disturbed), exceptionally well-centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates respectively

925
450
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6340
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Sale 997, Lot 6340, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)72c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR87). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and lovely centering, vivid color, clear impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

525
475
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6341
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Sale 997, Lot 6341, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c-10c 1894 Issue (PR90-PR91, PR94). First two original gum, last unused (no gum), 1c tiny tear at top, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 2c with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,400
0
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6342
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Sale 997, Lot 6342, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR91). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, deep shade on bright paper, remarkably fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

475
750
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6343
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Sale 997, Lot 6343, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92). Mint N.H., strong shade on bright paper, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2005 P.S.E. certificate for block of four

1,350
500
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6344
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Sale 997, Lot 6344, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Original gum, classic soft pastel shade of the First Bureau Newspaper Issue, reperfed at left and couple tiny faults, Very Fine appearance, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
0
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6345
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Sale 997, Lot 6345, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually wide margins and attractive centering, bright color, diagonal crease and small margin tear, otherwise Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,600
350
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6346
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Sale 997, Lot 6346, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c, 2c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102-PR103). Original gum, excellent centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

460
200
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Sale 997, Lot 6347, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-$100.00 1895 Issue (PR104, PR107-PR108, PR110-PR111, PR113). First two original gum, others unused (no gum or regummed), 50c unusually wide margins and centered, 5c reperfed at top, $2.00 small thin spot and slight color bleed on back, $10.00 short corner perf, $20.00 small thin spot, $100.00 reperfed at right, otherwise Very Fine, 50c with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

4,950
0
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Sale 997, Lot 6348, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$2.00-$100.00 1895 Issue (PR108-PR113). $2.00 and $20.00, former natural s.e, latter crease, others unused (no gum) with few other minor faults, overall Fine-Very Fine appearance

8,950
1,600
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Sale 997, Lot 6349, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109). Unused (no gum), uncharacteristically wide margins and nice centering, beautiful color, Extremely Fine, the distinctive color of this denomination is found only on the unwatermarked issue

800
0
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6350
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Sale 997, Lot 6350, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, perfectly balanced wide margins with gorgeous fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. POSSIBLY THE FINEST EXISTING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ELUSIVE $50.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate that does not mention gum disturbance. Of the twelve different 1894 First Bureau Newspaper values, only 40 stamps in total -- in all kinds of condition -- have been submitted to the P.S.E. The $50.00 shows seven certified (three OG, four NG, RG or D-POG and one used). The highest grade for this value is one stamp at 95

2,900
2,900
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Sale 997, Lot 6351, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112). Unused (no gum), beautiful wide margins and extraordinarily well-centered, vivid color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice

1,100
0
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6352
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Sale 997, Lot 6352, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c-$100.00 1895-97 Issue, Watermarked (PR114-PR125). Incl. extra $5.00-$100.00 representing the additional printing of these values (really no way to tell them apart), original gum with seven Mint N.H. except one $100.00 regummed, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, lovely group

798
375
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