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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1245
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1245, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing2c-4c Newspaper, Special Printings (PR33-PR35), 2c-4c Newspaper, Special Printings (PR33-PR35)2c-4c Newspaper, Special Printings (PR33-PR35). Without gum as issued, 4c thin, Fine-Very Fine

2,000
450
1246
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1246, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34), 3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34)3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR34). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex "Silver Lake", with 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates

650
450
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1247
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1247, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36), 6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36)6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36). Without gum as issued, Deep shade and detailed impression, three wide margins, Very Fine

900
500
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1248
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1248, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, bright shade, wide margins, few short perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine

975
325
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1249
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1249, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing9c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38), 9c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38)9c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, fresh and Fine

1,050
180
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1250
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1250, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39), 10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39)10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, some faults including tear at bottom and thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

1,400
160
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1251
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1251, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, choice centering with wide margins, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

1,313 sold. With 1986 P.F. certificate

1,500
900
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1252
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1252, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine

1,500
600
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1253
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1253, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41), 24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41)24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, bright shade, short perf at left, Fine

2,100
350
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1254
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1254, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42), 36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, perf flaw at bottom left, Fine appearance

2,800
800
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1255
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1255, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45), 72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45). Without gum as issued, radiant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 72-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 174 sold. With 1976 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,800
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1256
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1256, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47), 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47)96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47). Without gum as issued, brilliant color

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 141 sold. With 1978 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,300
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1257
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1257, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, deep shade and detailed impression, centered to bottom but with three wide margins

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

The $1.92 value of the 1875 Continental Newspaper Special Printing marks the start of the rarities of the set. We have offered approximately a half-dozen unduplicated examples since keeping computerized records.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

20,000
5,250
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1258
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1258, Newspapers and Periodicals: 1875 Special Printing$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Special Printing (PR50), $6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Special Printing (PR50)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Special Printing (PR50). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, attractive margins

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $6.00 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY FOURTEEN WERE SOLD, AND ONLY FIVE HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE.

According to sale records of the 1875 Newspaper Special Printings, 14 of the $6.00 were sold and delivered. On July 16, 1884, the Special Printings were withdrawn from sale, and the remaining supply was destroyed.

Our records contain only five copies certified as genuine: four by The Philatelic Foundation and one certified by P.S.E. This is only the fourth we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 1980 and 2017 P.F. certificates

80,000
25,000
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