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Price History for Scott 8A in Used 95 Grade

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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
8A
1c
127
6
1
8
0
7
4
0
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0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
29
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 29, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins, including sheet margin at left, wide break in outer line at top, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The example offered here, which clearly shows the bottom line complete and top line with wide break, is a superb example of the type. Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.

With 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,800.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

900
8,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
56
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 56, 1c 1851 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, huge margins all around, brilliant color on bright paper nicely complemented by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 11" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The example offered here, which clearly shows the bottom line complete and top line with wide break, is a superb example of the type.

With 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade.

850
5,500
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1026
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1026, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge top and bottom margins, is an outstanding example of the type as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break.

Ex Kirke and Curtis. With 2010 P.F. and 2007 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,500.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade.

800
5,500
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3046
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3046, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge top and bottom margins, is an outstanding example of the type as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break.

Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $9,800.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and only three others share this grade.

900
9,500
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3020
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3020, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge top and bottom margins, is an outstanding example of the type as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break.

With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $9,800.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only three others share this grade.

1,200
6,250
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
76
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 76, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, huge margins all around, brilliant color on bright paper nicely complemented by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 11" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The example offered here, which clearly shows the bottom line complete and top line with wide break, is a superb example of the type.

With 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $9,800.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only three others share this grade.

1,150
7,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1579°
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1579, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including large portions of adjoining stamps at sides, deep rich color, circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with a wide break at top and huge margins is an outstanding example of the type.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). Only seven grade higher (highest is 98J)

1,200
5,250
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
77
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 77, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 80L1E, large to huge margins with interpane margin at right and part of the adjoining stamp at left, the distinctive Powder Blue shade of Plate 1 Early printings, New York circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT LARGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE ONE EARLY. VERY RARE IN THIS SUPERB QUALITY.

Ex Roland Anderson and Buck. With 1984 P.F. certificate for horizontal strip of three (right stamp) and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,750.00 as 95, $9,800.00 as 98). Only five have graded higher to date (highest is 98J) and none shares this grade.

1,100
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
596
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 596, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00)

875
3,500
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1094
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1094, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00)

900
4,000
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1187
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1187, 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large and even margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00)

950
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2093°
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2093, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large to huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, showing wide break at top, deep rich color, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE.

Ex Cipolla, Dr. Amonette and Bowman. With 1978, 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00)

800
2,000
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
7
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 7, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large to huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, showing wide break at top, deep rich color, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE.

Ex Amonette. With 1978 and 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00)

900
2,100
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2094°
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2094, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 55R1E, wide break at top, large margins, bright Plate 1 Early shade, sharp strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Hall, signed and plated by Ashbrook in pencil on back, with 1984, 2000 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90), with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

800
1,600
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
7
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 7, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, full to large margins, intense color, light face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1994, 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

825
1,800
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2015-09-30
U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection
385
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 385, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plate One Early (Scott 7-8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, radiant color, neat strike of 8-bar open grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE.

With 1999, 2008 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

900
1,500
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2010-12-07
The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two
5
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 5, Plate One Early Inverted Transfers1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 81L1E, double transfer, one inverted, this position shows a wide break in outer line at bottom (a rare Type IIIa with break at bottom instead of top), large margins all around, clear impression and light cancel shows the inverted transfer lines at left

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE PLATE VARIETY. ONE OF THE THREE INVERTED TRANSFERS AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TYPE IIIa POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY WITH THE BREAK IN THE BOTTOM LINE INSTEAD OF TOP.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

Position 81L1E is interesting not only as one of the three inverted transfers, it is what Ashbrook and Neinken described as "The finest example of Type IIIA from the plate."

With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,500
1,700
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
71
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 71, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, clear break at top (the defining characteristic of the type), neat strike of New York circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)

1,200
850
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
32
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 32, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Types III-IIIa (Scott 8-8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 51R1E, clear to huge margins including left interpane margin and centerline, bright color, neat grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

850
950
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1095
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1095, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, clear to large margins, deep rich color and fine impression, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

850
650
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5043
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5043, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-11)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, clear to huge margins incl. sheet margin and center line at left, deep rich color, neat grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,450.00)

1,200
1,100
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
110
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 110, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, clear to mostly large margins, deep rich color and fine impression, barest trace of a black cancel at top left, certainly appears unused at a glance, Very Fine and choice, with 1974 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,550.00)

1,200
950
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Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5134
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5134, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, deep rich Plate 4 color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $875.00)

1,200
800
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5044
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5044, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-11)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, ample margins all around, lovely rich color, light circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,050.00)

1,200
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5138
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5138, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 69R4, clear break at top, large margins to just in at upper left, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $700.00)

1,200
475
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
60
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-11-15
Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign
932
PSE 60
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 932, Specialized 1c 1851 Issue: Including Further Parts of the Wagshal Collection1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, wide break at top, huge margins all around including large portion of adjacent stamp at top, light town datestamps, beautiful Plate 4 color, small tear at top left entirely in margin, Extremely Fine appearance, a gorgeous stamp, ex Puliafito, with 1991 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VG-F 60)

1,250
650
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