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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Telegraphs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1802
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1802, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1), California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1)California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1). Original gum (brownish as always), h.r., handstamped serial no. 104, fresh and bright color, exceptionally wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this scarce stamp, ex Born

500
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1803
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1803, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1), California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1)California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1). Original gum (brownish as always), small h.r., double handstamped serial no. 104, Fine, a scarce double handstamped original-gum example of this California State Telegraph issue, one of the two recorded full sheets also contains a double handstamp on one stamp, ex Born, Scott Retail as normal

500
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1804
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1804, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1), California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1)California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1). Original gum (slightly brownish as always), handstamped serial no. 104, Very Fine, ex Born

500
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1805
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1805, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1), California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1)California State Telegraph Co., 1870, Blue & Black (5T1). Original gum, h.r., red crayon serial no. 104, bright color and attractive margins, Very Fine, ex Born

500
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1806
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1806, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black & Salmon, Blue Number (5T4), California State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black & Salmon, Blue Number (5T4)California State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black & Salmon, Blue Number (5T4). Original gum, h.r., exceptionally fresh, Fine

750
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1807
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1807, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1872, Green & Red, Red Number (5T5), California State Telegraph Co., 1872, Green & Red, Red Number (5T5)California State Telegraph Co., 1872, Green & Red, Red Number (5T5). Original gum, h.r. and adherence from the front of another stamp, huge margins, Very Fine, ex Born

400
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1808
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1808, TelegraphsCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1875, Brown & Green, Black Number (5T8), California State Telegraph Co., 1875, Brown & Green, Black Number (5T8)California State Telegraph Co., 1875, Brown & Green, Black Number (5T8). Slightly brownish original gum, serial no. 110, exceptional wide margins and perfect centering, rich colors, a few natural perf indents in right margin, still Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, we have encountered others of this issue with Jumbo margins but none with as choice centering as this example, ex Born

475
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1809
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1809, TelegraphsCity & Suburban Telegraph Co., 1c-3c Black (6T1-6T3), City & Suburban Telegraph Co., 1c-3c Black (6T1-6T3)City & Suburban Telegraph Co., 1c-3c Black (6T1-6T3). Without gum as issued, 1c with three margins, in at left, other two cut to shape, small faults, a desirable set of these rare Telegraph stamps, ex Born

2,600
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1810
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1810, TelegraphsNorth American Telegraph Co., 1899, Violet, Booklet Cover (10T1 var), North American Telegraph Co., 1899, Violet, Booklet Cover (10T1 var)North American Telegraph Co., 1899, Violet, Booklet Cover (10T1 var). Cover that held the panes of four, serial no. 1085, a few small hinge marks, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1811
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1811, TelegraphsNorth American Telegraph Co., 1903, Blue, 1904, Violet (10T4-10T5), North American Telegraph Co., 1903, Blue, 1904, Violet (10T4-10T5)North American Telegraph Co., 1903, Blue, 1904, Violet (10T4-10T5). First original gum, serial no. 2162, shallow thinning at top, appears Very Fine, second original gum, lightly hinged at top, serial no. 1004, radiant color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, ex Born

850
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1812
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1812, TelegraphsPostal Telegraph Co., 1908, Yellow, 1911, Violet (15T30, 15T36), Postal Telegraph Co., 1908, Yellow, 1911, Violet (15T30, 15T36)Postal Telegraph Co., 1908, Yellow, 1911, Violet (15T30, 15T36). Both unused (no gum), first Very Fine, second almost perfectly centered and Extremely Fine, ex Born

1,100
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1813
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1813, TelegraphsPostal Telegraph Co., 1910, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official, Watermarked (15TO26 var), Postal Telegraph Co., 1910, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official, Watermarked (15TO26 var)Postal Telegraph Co., 1910, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official, Watermarked (15TO26 var). Clear watermark at top, unused (no gum), vibrant color, Very Fine, ex Kramer (illustrated in his book on p. 101) and Born, Scott Retail as normal

1,500
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1814
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1814, TelegraphsPostal Telegraph Co., 1911, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO27), Postal Telegraph Co., 1911, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO27)Postal Telegraph Co., 1911, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO27). Original gum with interleaving partially adhering, intense shade, wonderfully balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Born

500
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1815
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1815, TelegraphsPostal Telegraph Co., 1912, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO28), Postal Telegraph Co., 1912, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO28)Postal Telegraph Co., 1912, Yellow, El Paso Southwestern Railroad, Official (15TO28). Pane of four, disturbed original gum, light gum crease affects top pair, a Very Fine example of this rare pane

2,250
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