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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
545
S
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 545, Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S/78S), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S/78S)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S/78S). Complete set less the 12c, most original gum, h.r., couple disturbed, 5c small part original gum and 2c no gum, fresh colors, typical mixed centering, 10c with "TAG" variety, a couple with thins, overall Very Good-Fine

1,920
550
546
S
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 546, Specimens1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K), 1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K)1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K). Complete set of 13 incl. all four shades of the 2c, some no gum, mix of centering, a few small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine

975
350
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547
S
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 547, Specimens1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K), 1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K)1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-K/191S-K). Eleven stamps, incl. all values except 4c, two of the four 2c shades and extra 3c, several no gum or part gum, few flaws incl. thins, Fine-Very Fine or appear so

825
325
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548
S
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 548, Specimens1c-90c "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-L/191S-L), 1c-90c "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-L/191S-L)1c-90c "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-L/191S-L). Bright colors, several no gum, 5c, 6c and 10c tiny thins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearing group

750
375
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549
S
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 549, Specimens15c Blue, "Sample A." Ovpt. (189SL), 15c Blue, "Sample A." Ovpt. (189SL)15c Blue, "Sample A." Ovpt. (189SL). Block of four, original gum, Very Fine, the 1889 "Sample." and "Sample A." overprinted stamps are referred to as Special Printings in the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, and the "Sample A." colors are essentially the ones adopted for the subsequent 1890-93 Small Bank Note Issue, Scott Retail as singles

300
150
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