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Price History for Scott E8 in OGnh 98J Grade

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85J
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90J
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95J
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98J
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100J
E8
10c
89
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1624
PSE 100J
nh
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1624, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., brilliant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS COLOSSAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The first "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery design was the 1902 double-line watermarked Scott E6. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1911 from new plates with a single-line watermark, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922.

Scott E8 is not particularly scarce (it has a Scott value of $240.00 in Mint N.H. condition), but to find an example such as this one defies the odds. The P.S.E. Population Report statistics support this statement, as does a review of Power Search and older auction catalogs, which failed to find its equal

Ex Whitman. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,150.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this pinnacle of grades. No other examples have been graded above 98J

240
8,000
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
2228°
PSE 100J
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 2228, Special Delivery, Registration (Scott E1-E21, F1)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., brilliant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS COLOSSAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The first "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery design was the 1902 double-line watermarked Scott E6. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1911 from new plates with a single-line watermark, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922.

Scott E8 is not particularly scarce (it has a Scott value of $240.00 in Mint N.H. condition), but to find an example such as this one defies the odds. At first glance it almost strikes one as a perforated small die proof. The P.S.E. Population Report statistics support this statement, as does a review of Power Search and older auction catalogs, which failed to find its equal

Ex Whitman. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,300.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this pinnacle of grades. No other examples have been graded above 98J, of which there is one

240
4,250
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2009-09-22
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
774
PSE 100J
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 774, Special Delivery (E) and Registration (F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., brilliant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS COLLOSAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The first "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery design was the 1902 double-line watermarked Scott E6. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1911 from new plates with a single-line watermark, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922.

Scott E8 is not particularly scarce (it has a Scott value of $240.00 in Mint N.H. condition), but to find an example such as this one defies the odds. At first glance it almost strikes one as a small die proof. The P.S.E. Population Report statistics support this statement, and a review of our auction records with Power Search provides visual confirmation. None of the stamps (singles or in blocks) in our database compare to this Mint N.H. Gem 100 Jumbo example.

With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $2,600.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this pinnacle of grades. No other examples have been graded above 98J

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
2146
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2146, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and exceptional centering, bright color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,800.00). Only one stamp grades higher (at 100J, ex Whitman and last offered in Sale 1090). Only two others equal this lofty grade.

240
2,100
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
539
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 539, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color and proof-like impression, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8.

The first "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery design was the 1902 double-line watermarked Scott E6. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1911 from new plates with a single-line watermark, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922.

With 2006 P.F. (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,050.00 as 98). Only one stamp has equaled this grade and only one has been graded higher (at 100J, ex Whitman)

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1120
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1120, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY, SCOTT E8, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,600.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade, and only two others have graded higher to date.

240
1,300
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
1433
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1433, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H. with plate no. 5514 at left, h.r. in selvage only, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY, SCOTT E8, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,050.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade, and only one other has graded higher to date (at 98J)

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
937
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 937, Special Delivery, Registration (Scott E1-E13, F1)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, precise centering with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $2,300.00 as 98), only four have graded higher to date

230
650
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2156
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2156, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., fabulous Jumbo margins and essentially flawlessly centered, magnificent deep rich color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN IDEAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 10-CENT ULTRAMARINE SPECIAL DELIVERY WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK IN A VERY HIGH GRADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $2,600.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher to date.

45
1,000
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
3173
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3173, Special Delivery, Registration10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., fabulous Jumbo margins and essentially flawlessly centered, magnificent deep rich color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN IDEAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 10-CENT ULTRAMARINE SPECIAL DELIVERY WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK IN A VERY HIGH GRADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00 as 95, $3,050.00 as 98)

230
2,100
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1363
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1363, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 95, $3,000.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to any example of No. E8 by P.S.E., and only three others share this grade.

230
1,800
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
208
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 208, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00 as 95, $1,300.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to any example of No. E8 by P.S.E.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
1252
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1252, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,125.00)

240
800
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2599
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2599, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, intense color with finely etched impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 as 90, $1,150.00 as 95)

240
425
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
6071
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 6071, Special Delivery (E)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and well-centered, striking dark color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 as 90, $1,150.00 as 95)

240
375
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1365
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1365, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., surprisingly large Jumbo margins, lovely color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

230
700
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1364
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1364, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with copy of 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

230
650
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
3625
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3625, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $510.00)

240
375
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
2120
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2120, Special Delivery thru Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $510.00)

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500
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1105
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1105, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $510.00)

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350
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2015-10-27
United States Stamps
762
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 762, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., lovely margins and almost perfectly centered, beautiful soft color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $510.00)

240
400
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
939
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 939, Special Delivery, Registration (Scott E1-E13, F1)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., gorgeous color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
6207
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 6207, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., gorgeous color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

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325
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2158
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2158, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Dark Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., choice wide margins and almost perfectly centered, strong color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

240
325
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
5080
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 5080, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., lovely margins and almost perfectly centered, beautiful soft color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $590.00)

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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
1434
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1434, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., exceptionally beautiful wide margins, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $640.00)

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2159
PSE 85J
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2159, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., fabulous Jumbo margins, magnificent dark color ("midnight blue") on bright crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $335.00 as 85, $500.00 as 90)

240
200
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
1101
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1101, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., wide margins and handsomely centered, wonderfully fresh and crisp, lovely pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

240
225
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2161
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2161, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

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250
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2160
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2160, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., very wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, lovely soft pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

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225
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
1436
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1436, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $370.00)

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