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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Special Delivery thru Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1516
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1516, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, barely hinged, bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

550
475
1517
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1517, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, crisp impression, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

500
300
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1518
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1518, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Two Mint N.H. singles, vibrant color, Fine

1,350
250
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1519
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1519, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only two others share this grade

75
1,200
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1520
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1520, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $330.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

12
300
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1521
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1521, Special Delivery thru Officials10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Block of four with plate no. 5863 selvage at top, top stamps barest trace of hinging, bottom stamps Mint N.H., wide beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85), Scott Retail as singles

700
550
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1522
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1522, Special Delivery thru Officials30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade, crisp and fresh, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,200
0
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1523
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1523, Special Delivery thru Officials3c Bright Claret (J24), 3c Bright Claret (J24)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., bright color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

200
475
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1524
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1524, Special Delivery thru Officials3c Bright Claret (J24), 3c Bright Claret (J24)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 317 block of ten, radiant color, light natural gum creases, Very Fine

1,200
475
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1525
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1525, Special Delivery thru Officials50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H., vivid color, fresh and Fine

2,000
225
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1526
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1526, Special Delivery thru Officials2c Deep Claret (J32), 2c Deep Claret (J32)2c Deep Claret (J32). Mint N.H. bottom left corner selvage block of four, radiant color, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,100
450
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1527
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1527, Special Delivery thru Officials50c Deep Claret (J44), 50c Deep Claret (J44)50c Deep Claret (J44). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,200.00)

1,200
850
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1528
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1528, Special Delivery thru Officials5c Carmine Lake (J55), 5c Carmine Lake (J55)5c Carmine Lake (J55). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5524 and star block of six, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block

1,150
275
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1529
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1529, Special Delivery thru Officials30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., intense color and impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate for block of eight

600
375
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1530
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50c Carmine (J76). Used block of 80 with bottom plate no. 20229 block of six, affixed to Postage Due Bill Follow Sheet (Form 3582a-F), multiple strikes of New York oval cancel, sheet previously folded between stamps in 5th and 6th horizontal rows (does not affect plate block), Fine-Very Fine, scarce large used multiple, used plate block listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
225
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1531
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1531, Special Delivery thru Officials2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16). No. K15 minor h.r., others lightly hinged, No. K16 faint soiling in bottom margin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,045
800
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1532
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1532, Special Delivery thru Officials10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

170
950
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1533
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1533, Special Delivery thru Officials10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Mint N.H. left plate no. 9117 block of six, rich color on bright paper, light diagonal crease thru middle and bottom left stamps, otherwise Fine and attractive, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
200
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1534
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1534, Special Delivery thru Officials40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 12593 selvage, rich color on bright paper, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

300
200
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1535
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1535, Special Delivery thru Officials40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Right plate no. 6935 block of six, one stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., brilliant color, natural short gum at right, Fine-Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,300
425
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1536
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1536, Special Delivery thru Officials60c on 30c Offices in China (K14), 60c on 30c Offices in China (K14)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Mint N.H. left plate no. block of six, vivid color, faint paper wrinkle in bottom pair and faint rust marks in staple holes, only the latter mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine-Very Fine example of this challenging plate block, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,800
475
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1537
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1537, Special Delivery thru Officials$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Pretty shade, bold strikes of Shanghai cancels, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 ON 50-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

We have offered only three used singles since keeping computerized records. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00). This is the highest of the three graded used singles.

900
1,900
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1538
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1538, Special Delivery thru Officials$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Top plate no. 5782 and "A" selvage, lightly hinged, rich colors, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

450
225
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1539
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1539, Special Delivery thru Officials$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins for this issue, bold Shanghai Postal Agency roller cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ON $1.00 OFFICES IN CHINA.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,800.00 as 90, $4,650.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. This is also the first used graded copy of this issue we have offered.

725
2,100
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1540
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1540, Special Delivery thru Officials4c on 2c Offices in China (K18), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K18)4c on 2c Offices in China (K18). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $300.00)

230
160
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1541
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1541, Special Delivery thru Officials15c Agriculture (O7), 15c Agriculture (O7)15c Agriculture (O7). Original gum, bright color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $435.00 as 80, $650.00 as 85)

425
350
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1542
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1542, Special Delivery thru Officials30c Navy (O44), 30c Navy (O44)30c Navy (O44). Original gum, h.r., attractive shade on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

325
250
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1543
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1543, Special Delivery thru Officials90c Navy (O45), 90c Navy (O45)90c Navy (O45). Block of four, original gum, bright color, Fine, scarce block, this is the first we have offered since 1998

6,250
550
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1544
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1544, Special Delivery thru Officials3c Post Office, Vertically Ribbed Paper (O49 var), 3c Post Office, Vertically Ribbed Paper (O49 var)3c Post Office, Vertically Ribbed Paper (O49 var). Original gum, h.r., showing clear lines in the paper, Very Fine, scarce, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate, accompanied by note from Ronald A. Burns who opines the vertical ribbed paper may have been printed in 1875 when an additional press run was made for the 3c and 6c Post Office stamps, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 200-300
300
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1545
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1545, Special Delivery thru Officials1c Treasury (O72), 1c Treasury (O72)1c Treasury (O72). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive shade and crisp impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00), only one has graded higher to date and none share this grade

120
600
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1546
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1546, Special Delivery thru Officials7c Treasury (O76), 7c Treasury (O76)7c Treasury (O76). Original gum, bright shade, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $990.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

250
800
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1547
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1547, Special Delivery thru Officials24c Treasury (O80), 24c Treasury (O80)24c Treasury (O80). Original gum, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $950.00)

675
750
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