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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1863
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1863, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Ultramarine (246), 1c Ultramarine (246)1c Ultramarine (246). Original gum, lightly hinged, plat no. at bottom, Jumbo margins and choice centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00 as 95, $950.00 as 98), only one has graded higher and only one other shares this grade

30
250
1864
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1864, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, huge margins, light corner perf crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Odeneal and Hampshire, with 2010 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

190
190
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1865
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1865, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)1c Blue (247), 1c Blue (247)1c Blue (247). Wide top imprint and plate no. 35 block of six, original gum, barely hinged on one stamp, other five Mint N.H., fresh, beautiful color, Very Fine, ex Todd and Fogelson

850
550
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1866
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1866, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Pink, Carmine Lake, Ty. I (248-249), 2c Pink, Carmine Lake, Ty. I (248-249)2c Pink, Carmine Lake, Ty. I (248-249). Original gum, No. 248 Mint N.H., wide to huge margins, the No. 248 a Jumbo, vivid colors on crisp paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

230
0
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1867
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1867, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (251)2c Carmine, Ty. II (251). Left imprint and plate no. 133 strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, top stamp trivial natural inclusion, Fine

1,200
140
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1868
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1868, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)3c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Imperforate (253a, 254a, 258a), 3c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Imperforate (253a, 254a, 258a)3c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Imperforate (253a, 254a, 258a). Horizontal pairs, 3c unused (no gum), 4c part original gum, 10c unused (regummed), large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

1,075
225
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1869
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1869, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)3c Purple, Imperforate (253a), 3c Purple, Imperforate (253a)3c Purple, Imperforate (253a). Block of four with plate no. at top, original gum, small h.r. at top, large margins, natural gum crease at bottom, Very Fine, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed

575
150
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1870
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1870, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a), 4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a)4c Dark Brown, Imperforate (254a). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., large margins incl. sheet margin at right, usual natural gum bends, small thin spot at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed

575
150
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1871
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1871, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a), 5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (255a). Block of four, original gum, few h.r. at top, large margins incl. Ty. I imprint sheet margin at bottom, Very Fine and choice, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed

625
950
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1872
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1872, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate, Vertical Strip, Imperforate Horizontally (255c), 5c Chocolate, Vertical Strip, Imperforate Horizontally (255c)5c Chocolate, Vertical Strip, Imperforate Horizontally (255c). Strip of three, unused (no gum), bright color, tiny tear and toned spot at top left of top stamp, bottom stamp horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, scarce strip of three, it is believed that most examples of this error originate from a part sheet purchased by a collector at the Richmond Va. post office, Scott Retail as pair with gum

4,000
650
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1873
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1873, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)8c Violet Brown (257), 8c Violet Brown (257)8c Violet Brown (257). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $495.00 as 95, unpriced as 98), only one has graded higher and none share this grade

160
350
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1874
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1874, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Green, Imperforate (258a), 10c Green, Imperforate (258a)10c Green, Imperforate (258a). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., rich color, large margins, Very Fine and choice

500
130
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1875
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1875, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Green, Imperforate (258a), 10c Green, Imperforate (258a)10c Green, Imperforate (258a). Block of four with part Type I imprint and plate no. 63 at right, original gum, large margins to full, few small thin spots at bottom, Very Fine appearance, an attractive multiple, full sheets of 400 of the 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c values were removed from the Bureau and became available to collectors, they were not gummed when they came from the Bureau, but were later unofficially gummed

1,100
250
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1876
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1876, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261), $1.00 Black (261)$1.00 Black (261). Intense shade and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, ex Collier, with 1997 P.F. certificate

375
425
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1877
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1877, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, well-centered, tiny internal crease and tiny thin near bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 1976, 2001 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (OG, VG 50; SMQ $530.00)

2,100
850
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1878
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1878, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A), $1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A)$1.00 Black, Ty. II (261A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright white paper, a strong Fine

2,100
550
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1879
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1879, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Mint N.H., vivid color and fine impression, light natural gum crease and reperfed at left, Fine appearance

8,750
500
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1880
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1880, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Original gum, very lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,300
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1881°
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1881, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Unused (no gum), rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $2.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $1,650.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded in any category and the only example to achieve this grade.

1,000
1,600
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1882
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1882, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (262), $2.00 Bright Blue (262)$2.00 Bright Blue (262). Bottom imprint and plate no. 84 strip of three, original gum, bit heavy h.r., thin spots on left and right stamps, horizontal crease, second crease at right, left stamp separated and expertly reattached, otherwise Very Good, a rare multiple -- the full plate block catalogues $45,000.00 -- Scott Retail as intact strip

13,500
850
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1883
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1883, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., few unpunched perfs at left and some gum soaked perfs at top otherwise, Fine

4,500
550
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1884
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1884, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

2,750
0
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1885
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1885, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265)2c Carmine, Ty. I (265). Mint N.H. with wide plate no. selvage at top, brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate for strip of four

82
400
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1886
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1886, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267)2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 838 block of six, pristine color and gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine

325
120
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1887
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1887, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a-268a), 2c Carmine, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a-268a)2c Carmine, 3c Purple, Imperforate (267a-268a). Original gum, full to large margins, Very Fine

500
190
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1888
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1888, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)3c Purple (268), 3c Purple (268)3c Purple (268). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 450 block of ten, pristine color on bright white paper, Very Fine, ex Anderson

1,760
650
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1889
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1889, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., essentially precise centering, wonderfully fresh and crisp, gorgeous color, Extremely Fine Gem

105
0
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1890
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1890, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Chocolate (270), 5c Chocolate (270)5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, radiant color, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 2012 P.S.E. certificate for strip of three

105
120
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1891
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1891, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)6c Dull Brown (271), 6c Dull Brown (271)6c Dull Brown (271). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, duplex cancel, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and two others share this grade

8
300
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1892
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1892, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Dark Green (273), 10c Dark Green (273)10c Dark Green (273). Mint N.H. with left part imprint selvage, incredibly fresh with strong rich color, Very Fine

280
200
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1893
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1893, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Plate no. 264 at bottom, original gum, very lightly hinged, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

210
300
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1894
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1894, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274), 15c Dark Blue (274)15c Dark Blue (274). Top Type I imprint and plate no. 52 strip of three with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in ungummed selvage, rich color, right stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,875
950
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1895
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1895, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

260
225
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1896
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1896, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Vibrant color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,000.00 as 98), only one has graded higher (at 98) and none share this grade

40
650
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1897°
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1897, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 76 selvage, intense shade, nice centering and margins, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate as imprint and plate no. strip of three

1,800
1,100
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1898
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1898, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually wide margins and excellent centering, intense shade on bright white paper, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $950.00)

600
650
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1899
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1899, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276), $1.00 Black, Ty. I (276)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (276). Original gum, slightly disturbed from hinge removal, excellent margins and centering, Very Fine

600
350
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1900
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1900, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b), $2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b)$2.00 Dark Blue, Imperforate (277b). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large margins, Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as with gum

3,250
800
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1901
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1901, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Marvelous centering with choice balanced margins, deep rich color, New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, exceptional used example of the $5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

625
450
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1902
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1902, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, scarce shade, with 1997 P.F. certificate

275
350
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1903
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1903, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., nicely centered, fresh and crisp, beautiful color, Very Fine, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate for pair and 2003 P.F. certificate as a single

525
400
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1904
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1904, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Top imprint and plate no. 264 block of six, barely hinged at left, few expertly rejoined perf separations at top, appears Fine

2,250
325
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