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Sale 3031 - Session 1 - United States Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 1397 Local Stamps

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    2L3, Adams' City Express Post, New York N.Y., 1c Black on gray, full balanced margins, unused, faults, Very Fine centering, 1981 PF certificate (unpriced in Scott)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1398 Local Stamps

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    "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 101 Chestnut Street, Philada." red circular handstamp (ALM-PHL-F12) on undated folded letter addressed to NY City, additional boxed "Collect/ 6-1/4 cts./ New York/ Office" handstamp (ALM-NYC-C05) partially overlapped by an ms "6" rating, central vertical fold and bit of light aging at lower right, Fine use; ex-Hahn
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 1399 Local Stamps

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    "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 101 Chestnut Street, Philada." red circular handstamp (ALM-PHL-F10) on folded letter to Philadelphia datelined "Boston Sept 3 1844", barely legible red framed "Collect 6 1/2 cents/ Boston/ Office" at upper right (ALM-BOS-C01), some light aging along a couple of vertical file folds, one of them through the American Mail Co marking, Fine; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Morris
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1400 Local Stamps

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    "Forwarded by American Mail Co. from No. 109 Chestnut Street, Philada." lightly struck red handstamp (ALM-PHL-F10) on folded letter to Albany NY datelined "Philada Aug 9th 1844", additional red "PAID" handstamp (ALM-PHL-P01), Fine; ex-Hahn
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 1401 Local Stamps

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    "American Letter Mail Company./Office No. 12 State Street Boston." crisp red handstamp (ALM-BOS-F03) on folded letter addressed to Boston datelined "New York August 17th 1844", couple light vertical file folds with one through the marking, Fine
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 60.00 USD

    Lot# : 1402 Local Stamps

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    "Forwarded by the American Letter Mail Company Office 56 Wall St., N.Y." red oval handstamp (ALM-NYC-F09) on folded letter addressed to NY City datelined "Phila Oct 30 1844", blurred framed "Collect/ 6-1/4 cts./ New York/ Office" handstamp, vrtical file fold well away from markings, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 1403 Local Stamps

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    15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, 1848/53 (1c) Bronze on lilac, acid cancelled but not tied on locally addressed folded letter datelined "Philadelphia Sep 25th 1855", nice strike of "Blood's Despatch 2 Cts." double circle due handstamp, stamp full to just cutting margins and vert crease, still Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1404 Local Stamps

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    15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, 1848/53 (1c) Bronze on lilac, acid cancelled and just tied on locally addressed envelopw ith over lapping cancels at upper right incl bold "USPO Dispatch Phila Mar 23 5 PM" octagonal, additional circled "Drop 1 ct" top center, Very Fine in every respect
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1405 Local Stamps

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    15L14, D.O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, 1848/53 (1c) Bronze on lilac, affixed but not tied on 3c Nesbitt envelope with a Philadelphia Pa Sep 11 struck squarely on the indicia, nice strike of "Blood's Despatch Sep 11 10½ AM 1856" handstamp at bottom, sender's dated notation, stamp margins to cutting (wide at top), envelope some edge wrinkling and light aging, Fine "to the mails" use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1406 Local Stamps

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    15L17, Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa, (2c) Bronze on black glazed, uncancelled single affixed on folded letter datelined "Philada Feby 13 1849" addressed to Baltimore, Md, partial strike of blue Philadelphia Pa Feb 13 (?) "5" integral rate cds, Blood's blue advertising label on back side (torn during opening), stamp clear to ample margins, light creases and a tiny scuff, letter some light edge wear and a tiny break top center, Fine "to the mails" use
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1407 Local Stamps

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    15L18, Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa, 1855 (1c) Black, tied on folded letter datelined "Phila No. 655, N. 11th St. July 9, 1858" addressed to Princeton NJ by lightly struck Blood's Penny Post Jul 9 8½ PM Philada double circle with an additional strike below, octagonal Philadelphia Pa Jul 9 1858 date stamp alongside 1851 3c (oxidized) tied by circular grid, Blood's with margins to just touching, letter coupl of vert file folds with one through the 3c, Fine use (Scott $350)rnThe addressee "Rev Dr John Maclean" (1800-1886) was a Presbyterian clergyman and educator who served as the tenth President of Princeton University, then known as the College of New Jersey. Among his many accomplishments while in office, he witnessed the start of baseball at Princeton.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 1408 Local Stamps

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    Catalog# : U15
    Blood's Penny Post, 56mm cds on 10c entire (U15) to Philadelphia, red printed frank for Wells Fargo & Co. (Type F), light cover toning (trivial), Fine cover, scarce combination (Scott $175 as entire)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 1409 Local Stamps

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    "Blood's Despatch 28 So. Sixth", double-circle handstamp on large part of a printed folded letter announcing a town meeting to be held Nov 16 1849 at 6th & Chestnut (Philadelphia), cover trivial bit of aging, Very Fine strikernThe addressee, Henry Gilpin (1801-1860) was a lawyer and statesman who served as Attorney General of the US under President Martin Van Buren from 1840-41 and argued the government's case in the Amistad trial before the Supreme Court.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1410 Local Stamps

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    20L4, Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., 1845 2c Black on green, three single-franking locally addressed covers; cancelled but not tied on folded letter sheet with red oval "Boyd's City Express Post" date stamp and 2-line "Paid/ J.T.B."; tied on small envelope by black "Paid/ J.T.B." with accompanying oval "Boyd's City Express Post" date stamp, uncancelled (couple corner creases) on 1845 folded letter with red oval Boyd's handstamp adjacent, Fine group
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 1411 Local Stamps

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    20L5, Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Gold on cream, clear to wide margins, part o.g., h.r., Fine (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 230.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 1412 Local Stamps

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    20L44, Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., Black on pink, tied on envelope with printed address for London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co by nice strike of oval "Boyd's City Dispatch/ 1 Park Place, N.Y./ Paid" handstamp, stamp natural straight-edge, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $200)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1413 Local Stamps

    Boyd's City Despatch, "Importer's and Trader's National Bank of New York, 11 printed and franked bank notices, various types, circa 1874-83, includes one unused, F-VF, interesting and useful to specialist.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 1414 Local Stamps

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    Boyd's Dispatch, New York N.Y., Importers' & Traders' National Bank Notes.20LUX3, 1876 2c Black, full bank notice card dated 11/11 1876, horiz crease near the bottom ands well away from indicia, Fine use (Scott $250)
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1415 Local Stamps

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    28L2, Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn NY, 1855/64 1c Black on green, pen canceled with #65 (black cork) on irregularly shaped envelope addressed to Roxbury, Mass, enclosure (equally irregularly shaped) datelined "Brooklyn May 24th 1864", Brooklyn May 24 1864 cds at left, stamps small faults (3c torn), VG-Fine
    Start Price : 90.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 90.00 USD

    Lot# : 1416 Local Stamps

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    40L5c, City Despatch Post, New York City, 1847-50 2c Black on grayish, "C" in manuscript between "Two" and "Cents," large margins all around, with black straight line "Paid" handstamp and tied by red "New York 5 cts. 29 Mar" cds, on 1848 folded latter to Warwick, New York, faint orange-red "City Despatch Post P.O. Mar 29" cds at left, Extremely Fine, in our opinion the finest of the eight cover with the Charles Cole "CC" stamp on grayish with the manuscript control mark, a superb and desirable showpiece, 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate, illustrated in The City Despatch Post 1842-1852 Issues (Trepel 2003), ex-Malcolm, Golden (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 6,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1417 Local Stamps

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    Catalog# : 151L1
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    151L1, Friend's Boarding School, Barnesville Ohio, 1877 1c Black, nicely margined and affixed but uncancelled (as usual) on back side of envelope, address side with 3c Green tied by cork, Barnesville O. Dec. 2 duplex, addressed to Winona Ohio, 1879 pencil docketing on back, local stamp with faint edge toning (barely noticeable), Fine and scarce; 2010 PF certificate (Scott $400)
    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 25.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 1418 Local Stamps

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    Catalog# : 71L3
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    71L3, Glen Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven, NY, 1854 1c Black on green, with 1851 3c Dull red (Scott 11) tied to envelope addressed to "Whitestone Long Island NY" by "Scott N.Y. Feb 18" cds, J. C. Jackson, M.D. blue woodcut corner card envelope, local well margined but just in at right, 3c clear to full margins, envelope slightly reduced at left into cc, small faint water stain an bottom, a Fine and a scarce use especially with the local issue tied; ex-Hackmey; 1996 PF certificate
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 1419 Local Stamps

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    Hussey's Post, New York Accumulation, approx. 200 singles or small multiples in small stockbook, mostly unused, with or without o.g., several different types, many in useful quantities, a few possible reprints, several earlier types noted, in need of close scrutiny, generally Fine or better.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1420 Local Stamps

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    "Kent Mills/Packet Post," embossed oval with ship vignette on folded Portsmouth, Ohio dry goods wholesaler's printed advertisement, Very Fine, apparently delivered locally by Kent Mills post; ex-Hahn
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Current Opening : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 40.00 USD

    Lot# : 1421 Local Stamps

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    155L1, McGreeley's Expess, Alaska, 1898 25c Blue, o.g., NH, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $50 for hinged)
    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 45.00 USD
    Hammer price : 65.00 USD

    Lot# : 1422 Local Stamps

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    Catalog# : 106L1
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    106L1, Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, New York, NY, 1851 (1c) Blue on green, with 1851 3c Dull red (Scott 11) tied on envelope addressed to Homer, New York by "New York Oct 27" cds, local well balanced margins and corner crease lower left, 3c clear to ample margins, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine and choice combination, ex-Boker, Hackmey; 1992 PF certificate
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1423 Local Stamps

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    110L1, Chicago, Illinois, Moody's Penny Dispatch, 1856 (1c) Black on glazed red, vertical strip of three, o.g., each stamp showing a different variety after "Dispatch": period (Type Ia), colon (Tyle Ib), and comma (Type Ic), which correspond to positions 3/5/7 in Scott Trepel's plating of this issue (Chronicle Vol. 46, No. 4, November 1994), bright color with remarkably little of the oxidation so often seen on this type of paper, backstamped "SS&CCO." (Scott Stamp & Coin Company), Very Fine, this is the only recorded multiple of 110L1, and with only 19 stamps known on or off cover represents a significant portion of the total population; given the scarcity of Chicago local stamps in general (in no small part due to the Great Chicago Fire just 15 years after this stamp was printed) and this strip's lovely appearance we believe it to be one of the most important of all local stamp multiples, 1999 Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex-Caspary, Lilly, Boker, and Golden (Scott $18,000 is outdated and based on a 1999 auction result; Scott also curiously lists a used strip of three although no such item is known)
    Start Price : 22,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 22,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1424 Local Stamps

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    112L1, One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Violet, lightly struck City Despatch cancel, ample balanced margins, some shallow thinning and a light crease, Very Fine appearance (Scott $250)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 65.00 USD

    Lot# : 1425 Local Stamps

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    112L2, One Cent Despatch (Wiley), Washington D.C., 1c Red, nice strike of City Despatch cds, clear to full margins, tiny edge break at right, Very Fine appearance (Scott $250)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 90.00 USD

    Lot# : 1426 Local Stamps

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    116L2, Pips Daily Mail, Brooklyn N.Y., 1c Black on buff, without gum as issued, margins clear to just touching, Very Fine (Scott $375)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 1427 Local Stamps

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    117L1, Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844 5c Black on yellow glazed, well margined singled just tied by indistinct cancel on folded letter datelined "New York Oct 6 1848" and addressed to Boston, red New York "5 Cts" 6 Oct cds, light aging along couple vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Fine and attractive (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 1428 Local Stamps

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    Pomeroy & Co, Express, Mosher POMX-L10, L10c, L10 unused, L10c o.g. with pronounced natural gum wrinkling, fresh and F-VF (Mosher $160)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 1429 Local Stamps

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    134L1, Stringer & Morton's City Despatch, Baltimore Md, (1c) Gold on black glazed, affixed but not tied on an undated folded letter locally addressed in Baltimore, stamp creasing and tiny scrapes, cover toned, despite all that a rare use of this local issue, Roth's census included just 14 covers; 2009 PF certificate (Scott $650)rnStringer & Morton operated for only about three months (October 1850-January 1851) in Baltimore and was apparently suppressed by the Baltimore Post Office.
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1430 Local Stamps

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    136LP3-9, Wells, Fargo & Co., 1861/88 Blue Newspaper Issues, 136LP4, 5, 7, 8 part o.g. or dist. og. (136LP9 NH, pencil note on gum), others unused, 136LP2, 5 creases, 136LP7 small edge tear, typical VG-VF (Scott $158)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1431 Local Stamps

    Westervelt's Post, Chester NY Assortment, includes 144L1 unused singles (2), pane of six showing the various types, 144L9 reprint block of six, selection of forgeries incl 144L1 forgery "B" block of 12 with 2 rows tete-beche and strip of four, etc., Grant and Eagle envelope issue forgeries, etc., usual mixed condition, Fine collection for the specialist
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1432 Local Stamps

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    145L1, Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Type I, affixed but not tied (as usual) to front side of envelope addressed to Point Pleasant NJ, additional 1857 3c (26a) tied by West Chester Pa Jan 18 1859 cds, stamp margins to cutting, envelope faults with some sealing repairs on the back side, still a Fine and rare use as the local was usually affixed on the backflap of smaller-sized ladies envelopes
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 1433 Local Stamps

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    145L1, Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Type II, affixed but uncancelled on front side of an envelope addressed to Yardville NJ, 1857 3c Dull red (26A, nick at top left) tied in upper right corner by poorly struck West Chester (?) cds, local full to large margins (irregular at bottom), envelope some wear, Fine use; 2008 PF certificate (Scott $200)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 90.00 USD

    Lot# : 1434 Local Stamps

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    145L2, Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Type V, single affixed but not cancelled (as usual) on backflap of envelope addressed to Flushing, Ohio, franked with two singles (one natural straight-edge) 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Street Road Pa Nov 16 cds (inverted date), envelope opened at right and with some light edge wear incl few small breaks, Fine use (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1435 Local Stamps

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    145L2, Westtown School, Westtown Pa., (2c) Gold, Type VII, affixed and uncancelled on back side of an envelope (as often) addressed to Colora Md, 1873 3c Green (158) with target cancel and a Street Road Dec 4 cds alongside, Very Fine and choice; 2008 PF certificate (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1436 Local Stamps

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    149L1, W. Wyman, Boston Mass., 1844 5c Black, typical ms "X" cancel, ample to large margins, Very Fine; William Wyman established his letter express in July 1844, with service between New York and Boston, and issued the first stamp in the world to depict a train (Scott $750)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 1437 Local Stamps

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    Business School Stamps on Practice Envelopes, 5 practice covers franked with printed stamp, c.1860's/80's, includes Bristol, Rhode Island High School (2; unusual and scarce as very few high schools taught this), 3c Black on salmon, Jamestown School & Collegiate Institute (2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate); 3c Green Hannom's Hartford Business School; 2c Blue Brown's Business College; F-VF covers, scarce group
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD
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