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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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Category — Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
734
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 734, Officials3c Agriculture (O3), 3c Agriculture (O3)3c Agriculture (O3). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"

Bid on this lot

225
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735
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 735, Officials10c Agriculture (O5), 10c Agriculture (O5)10c Agriculture (O5). Original gum, vivid color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00), only two grade higher (at 95 and 95J) and no others share this grade

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525
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736
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 736, Officials12c Agriculture (O6), 12c Agriculture (O6)12c Agriculture (O6). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is a 90 (three at that grade)

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450
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737
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 737, Officials15c Agriculture (O7), 15c Agriculture (O7)15c Agriculture (O7). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison only one shares this grade at P.S.E. with none higher

Bid on this lot

425
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738
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 738, Officials24c Agriculture (O8), 24c Agriculture (O8)24c Agriculture (O8). Original gum, deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85), by way of comparison the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is one at 85

Bid on this lot

425
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739
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 739, Officials30c Interior (O23), 30c Interior (O23)30c Interior (O23). Original gum, intense color on bright paper, attractive centering, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison P.S.E. has one graded 90J and one at 85

Bid on this lot

290
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740
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 740, Officials90c Interior (O24), 90c Interior (O24)90c Interior (O24). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, ex Inman, with 1993 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

325
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741
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 741, Officials1c Justice (O25), 1c Justice (O25)1c Justice (O25). Original gum, crisp impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

250
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742
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 742, Officials24c Justice (O32), 24c Justice (O32)24c Justice (O32). Original gum, detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, ex Inman, with 1998 and 2016 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

1,250
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743
P
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 743, Officials1c-90c Navy, Large Die Proofs on India (O35P1-O45P1), 1c-90c Navy, Large Die Proofs on India (O35P1-O45P1)1c-90c Navy, Large Die Proofs on India (O35P1-O45P1). Complete set of eleven, on approximately 79 x 88mm cards with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine set

Bid on this lot

890
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744
P
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 744, Officials1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2), 1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2)1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2). On gray card from a Roosevelt presentation album (slightly reduced), the proofs are Very Fine, only 85 sets prepared

Bid on this lot

1,100
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745
P
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 745, Officials1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2), 1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2)1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2). Each on original gray card, fresh and Very Fine set, only 85 were produced

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1,100
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746
TC
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 746, Officials1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (O35TC-O45TC), 1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (O35TC-O45TC)1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (O35TC-O45TC). Complete set in Black in blocks of four, large margins, Very Fine and choice, a rare set of blocks

Bid on this lot

2,008
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747
TC
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 747, Officials1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O35TC4-O45TC4), 1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O35TC4-O45TC4)1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O35TC4-O45TC4). Complete set of 55 proofs for all of the five issued colors, ample to large margins throughout, lovely bright colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful set

Bid on this lot

2,130
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748
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 748, Officials2c Navy, Deep Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O36TC1af), 2c Navy, Deep Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O36TC1af)2c Navy, Deep Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O36TC1af). On 147 x 228mm card with full die sinkage, intense color, trivial bends at corners, Extremely Fine, scarce

Bid on this lot

500
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749
TC
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 749, Officials3c Navy, Green, Black, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O37TC1), 3c Navy, Green, Black, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O37TC1)3c Navy, Green, Black, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O37TC1). On approximately 72 x 84mm cards with full die sinkage, complete for the two Scott-listed colors, Very Fine and choice

Bid on this lot

1,000
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750
TC
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 750, Officials10c Navy, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O40TC2d, O40TC2f), 10c Navy, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O40TC2d, O40TC2f)10c Navy, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O40TC2d, O40TC2f). Two, Dull Gray Blue and Dull Red, on approximately 52 x 53mm cards, Very Fine, in 1879, President Albert G. Goodall of the American Bank Note Company, successor to the Continental Bank Note Company, ordered sets of small die proofs for display purposes, it must be more than coincidence that the recent sale of the Ambassador Middendorf collection contained a nearly complete Navy set that was missing the 10c values

Bid on this lot

600
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751
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 751, Officials2c Navy (O36), 2c Navy (O36)2c Navy (O36). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

160
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752
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 752, Officials6c Navy (O38), 6c Navy (O38)6c Navy (O38). Original gum, spectacular Jumbo margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Jumbo-margined example of the 6c Navy, with 2015 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (both OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00), one other shares this grade and one grades higher (at 98), a remarkable and telling statistic is that the next highest OG grade is 75J, evidence that the 6c Navy is a very difficult issue

Bid on this lot

150
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753
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 753, Officials6c Navy (O38), 6c Navy (O38)6c Navy (O38). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright color, fresh and Very Fine

Bid on this lot

700
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754
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 754, Officials6c Navy (O38), 6c Navy (O38)6c Navy (O38). Block of six, original gum, small h.r. at top, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, Scott value as block of four and two singles

Bid on this lot

1,000
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755
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 755, Officials10c Navy (O40), 10c Navy (O40)10c Navy (O40). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

Bid on this lot

210
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756
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 756, Officials15c Navy (O42), 15c Navy (O42)15c Navy (O42). Original gum, crisp impression, bright paper, Very Fine, with 1998 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80), none are graded by P.S.E.

Bid on this lot

425
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757
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 757, Officials30c Navy (O44), 30c Navy (O44)30c Navy (O44). Original gum, rich color, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, ex Inman, with 1988 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), one grades higher (at 98) and two others share this grade

Bid on this lot

350
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758
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 758, Officials90c Navy (O45), 90c Navy (O45)90c Navy (O45). Original gum, rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine

Bid on this lot

1,050
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759
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 759, OfficialsUsed Navy Department Officials, Used Navy Department OfficialsUsed Navy Department Officials. 24 used stamps, including six with purple cancels, four with red cancels and three in either blue or ultramarine, two with negative letters, other cancels include duplex, quartered cork, denominations include 24c, 30c and 90c, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott value with no premium for the colored cancels

Bid on this lot

1,595
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760
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 760, Officials10c Post Office (O51), 10c Post Office (O51)10c Post Office (O51). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95), by way of comparison this is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. (three at this grade)

Bid on this lot

140
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761
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 761, Officials30c Post Office (O55), 30c Post Office (O55)30c Post Office (O55). Original gum, single hinge mark, detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (latter OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

Bid on this lot

200
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762
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 762, Officials1c State (O57), 1c State (O57)1c State (O57). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

260
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763
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 763, Officials7c State (O61), 7c State (O61)7c State (O61). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality", 90 is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. (to one stamp)

Bid on this lot

290
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764
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 764, Officials10c State (O62), 10c State (O62)10c State (O62). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, better centering than usually seen, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90), this is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E.

Bid on this lot

250
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765
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 765, Officials24c State (O65), 24c State (O65)24c State (O65). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), only three grade higher (highest is 95J)

Bid on this lot

550
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766
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 766, Officials30c State (O66), 30c State (O66)30c State (O66). Original gum, rich color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, purple backstamp, ex Inman, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00), only one grades higher (at 98) and none share this desirable grade

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525
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767
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 767, Officials90c State (O67), 90c State (O67)90c State (O67). Original gum, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00), only one grades higher (at 90J) and three others share this grade

Bid on this lot

1,100
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768
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 768, Officials$2.00 State (O68), $2.00 State (O68)$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, bright colors and crisp impressions, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT.

Ex Inman. With 1987, 2004 and 2016 P.F. certificates.

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1,800
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769
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 769, Officials$5.00 State (O69), $5.00 State (O69)$5.00 State (O69). Original gum, bright colors, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ISSUE.

With 2004 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

Bid on this lot

8,000
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770
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 770, Officials10c Treasury (O77), 10c Treasury (O77)10c Treasury (O77). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, clear impression, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

Bid on this lot

240
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771
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 771, Officials24c Treasury (O80), 24c Treasury (O80)24c Treasury (O80). Original gum, dark shade and proof-like impression, unusually precise centering for this scarce Treasury Dept. issue, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF 80), very few have been graded (two in P.S.E.'s Population Report with the highest at 85)

Bid on this lot

725
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772
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 772, Officials30c Treasury (O81), 30c Treasury (O81)30c Treasury (O81). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $900.00)

Bid on this lot

400
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773
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 773, Officials7c War (O87), 7c War (O87)7c War (O87). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, handsomely centered, fresh and crisp, lovely color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $465.00), only one grades higher (at 95J)

Bid on this lot

175
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774
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 774, Officials10c War (O88), 10c War (O88)10c War (O88). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

Bid on this lot

375
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775
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 775, Officials15c War (O90), 15c War (O90)15c War (O90). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

260
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776
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 776, Officials90c War (O93), 90c War (O93)90c War (O93). Original gum, exceedingly wide margins and choice centering, lovely color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00), the highest grade recorded, it is shared by only one other

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225
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777
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 777, Officials1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, vibrant color except at top left where stain on back shows thru (subsequent to certification), unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded 90 and not showing the soiling.

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5,500
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778
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 778, Officials1c Interior, Soft Paper (O96), 1c Interior, Soft Paper (O96)1c Interior, Soft Paper (O96). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

300
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779
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 779, Officials10c Interior, Soft Paper (O100), 10c Interior, Soft Paper (O100)10c Interior, Soft Paper (O100). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color and essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by three others

Bid on this lot

250
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780
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 780, Officials12c Interior, Soft Paper (O101), 12c Interior, Soft Paper (O101)12c Interior, Soft Paper (O101). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

230
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781
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 781, Officials24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103), 24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103)24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color and crisp impression, almost perfectly centered

AN EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 24-CENT INTERIOR AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING. RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2000 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80). By way of comparison only one original-gum example is graded by P.S.E., at 30.

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4,500
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782
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 782, Officials6c Justice, Soft Paper (O107), 6c Justice, Soft Paper (O107)6c Justice, Soft Paper (O107). Original gum, brilliant color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Inman, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

Bid on this lot

475
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783
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 783, Officials30c War, Soft Paper (O120), 30c War, Soft Paper (O120)30c War, Soft Paper (O120). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Inman, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

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450
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784
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 784, Officials$1.00 Postal Savings (O123), $1.00 Postal Savings (O123)$1.00 Postal Savings (O123). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color and bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

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200
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785
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 785, Officials7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S), 7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S)7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, only 501 sold, with 2014 P.F. certificate

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550
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