Official Issues

Sale 3027 Part I - United States Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 1332 Official Issues

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    O1P4-O93P4, 1873 1c-$20 Officials, Plate proofs on card, complete set affixed on album pages, generally well margined, fresh and F-VF with many Very Fine (Scott $1,036)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1333 Official Issues

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    O1P3/O93P3, 1c/90c Agriculture, Executive, Interior, Justice, Navy, Post Office, Treasury, War Dept Plate proofs on india complete sets, close to large margins, some typical india paper flaws incl some small thin spots, generally F-VF (Scott $1,540)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1334 Official Issues

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    O1S/O93S, 1875 1c/24c Officials, "SPECIMEN" overprint, 29 singles without gum as issued, mostly 1c or 2c values of Agriculture, Executive, Justice, Navy, Post Office, State, War departments but incl few ribbed paper varieties, 6c Agriculture, 7c, 24c War, few duplicates, mixed condition incl few dubious overprints, VG-VF, inspection a must
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1335 Official Issues

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    O1S-O2S, 1875 1c-2c Agriculture, "SPECIMEN" overprint, strong color and full perfs all around, without gum as issued, fresh and F-VF (Scott $87)
    Start Price : 40 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 1336 Official Issues

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    O2Sa, 1875 2c Agriculture, "SEPCIMEN" overprint, rich color, without gum as issued, centered to lower right but still a Fine and rare variety as only about 10 examples are known (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 1337 Official Issues

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    Catalog# : O12
    O12, 1873 3c Executive, minor light perf tip toning, still Fine, not tied but certainly belonging, on printed "Executive Mansion" cover addressed to "Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.", Washington, D.C. 12/8 cds, light cover ageing, mostly around edges, still Very Fine. ex- Ackerman, (Scott $1,200).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1338 Official Issues

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    O10S-O14S, 1875 1c-10c Executive, "SPECIMEN" overprints, fresh colors, 2c natural straight-edge, without gum as issued, 1c tiny surface scuff in "S", o/w F-VF (Scott $290)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 1339 Official Issues

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    O15S-O16S, 1875 1c-2c Interior, "SPECIMEN" overprint, fresh clor, without gum as issued, 1c couple nibbed perfs, F-VF (Scott $200)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 1340 Official Issues

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    O25S-O26S, 1875 1c-2c Justice, "SPECIMEN" overprint, well centered with strong color, without gum as issued, 2c couple nibbed perfs, still Very Fine (Scott $87)
    Start Price : 40 USD
    Current Opening : 40 USD
    Hammer price : 45 USD

    Lot# : 1341 Official Issues

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    O35S-O36S, 1875 1c-2c Navy Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, nicely centered with fresh color, without gum as issued, Very Fine (Scott $110)
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 1342 Official Issues

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    O37S, 1875 3c Navy Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, unusually well centered with lovely pastel color, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, only 126 sold (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 850 USD
    Hammer price : 1,350 USD

    Lot# : 1343 Official Issues

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    Catalog# : O37
    O37, 1873 3c Navy, well centered, couple very insignificant lightly toned perf tips, centrally struck segmented magenta cork cancel, matching Washington, DC 1875 cds, light edge flaws, still Very Fine cover. (Scott $250).
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 1344 Official Issues

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    O38S, 1875 6c Navy Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, particularly well centered with rich color, without gum as issued, choice Very Fine, a only 116 sold and is seldom offered (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD

    Lot# : 1345 Official Issues

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    O39S, 1875 7c Navy Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, attractive single with lovely color, without gum as issued, fresh and Fine (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 1346 Official Issues

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    O57S-O62S, 1875 1c-10c State Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, fresh colors, without gum as issued, usual few nibbed perfs, 3c straight-edge at right, F-VF (Scott $787)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1347 Official Issues

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    O57Sb, 1875 1c State, Horizontally ribbed paper, "SPECiMEN" overprint, without gum as issued, fresh and Fine (Scott $650)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1348 Official Issues

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    "O68-71", 1873 $2-$20 State Dept Officials Facsimile and Reproductions Assortment, $2 (3 "mint", 2 "used"), $5 (2 "mint", 2 "used"), $10 (4 "mint", 4 "used"), $20 (5 "mint, 2 "used), also includes seteneant block with one of each value (2), most with "facsimle" overprint, mixed condition, VG-VF, useful for specialist
    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1349 Official Issues

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    O72S-O73S, 1875 1c-2c Treasury, "SPECIMEN" overprint, without gum as issued, fresh and F-VF (Scott $530)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 1350 Official Issues

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    Catalog# : O77
    O77, 1873 10c Treasury, couple barely perceptable toned perf tips, otherwise Fine, ms. cancelled on legal sized registered cover to Plymouth Union, Vt., magenta Washington, DC 5/12/80 double circle cds, printed Treasury Dept. CC, immaculate and Very Fine. (Scott $450).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 85 USD

    Lot# : 1351 Official Issues

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    O89S, 1875 12c War Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, rich color, without gum as issued, straight-edge at right, fresh and Fine, just 105 sold (Scott $1,400)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1352 Official Issues

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    O93S, 1875 90c War Dept, "SPECIMEN" overprint, nicely centered with a striaght-edge at right, without gum as issued, Very Fine for these, only 106 sold (Sott $1,400)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1353 Official Issues

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    1881 "Immediate Signal Service Weather Report" printed unused wrapper with printed oval penalty indicia, also includes unused official War Dept Signal Service printed envelope with different penalty indicia, both exceptionally choice and Very Fine, most unusual.
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 65 USD
    Hammer price : 85 USD

    Lot# : 1354 Official Issues

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    Officials Proofs Assortment, mix of 55 card and india paper plate proofs and plus a stock card of 9 reperforated proofs incl $2, $10 State and some with fake cancels, includes 3c, 6c, 12c Justice india bottom margin sigles with part imprint, 30c Navy india pair, 1c-90c Navy on card, $20 State india, 10c-90c Treasury on card, 1c-90c War on card (colors faded), some minor faults, generally fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1355 Official Issues

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    Forged Cancels on Officials Issues Group. 43 singles (incl few reperforayed proofs) on stock sheet and incl 1c-12c Justice, 1c-10c Interior, 15c, 30c Navy, 1c-12c, 24c State, 6c-12c, 90c Treasury, 1c-30c War, many with "FALSCH" handstamp on back, mixed condition, F-VF appearance
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD
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