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  • Lot# : 1001 Proofs and Essays

    Card Proofs Assortment,  nice group of 33 1857, 1861, Pictorial, Banknote and Official proofs neatly presented on dealer stock card, each attractive with large margins all around, most are hinged and a couple have some minor toning on face, overall Very Fine (no photo)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1002 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 38P3
    38P3, 1857 30c Orange, Plate proof on india,  evenly balanced margins, Very Fine, a scarce proof; 1992 PF certificate (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1003 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 83P5
    83P5, 1867 3c Rose, "C" grill, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper,  left margin horizontal pair with ample to large margins the other sides, easily visible and clearly defined grill, very lightly hinged o.g., fresh and Extremely Fine; the 3c is the only denomination that comes with this grill (grill points up instead of down), an XF-lh single of issued stamp recently brought $16,000 at public auction; 1983 PF certificate (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1004 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 116-E1d
    116-E1d, 10c Lincoln Die essays on bond paper in blue, lilac and green on proof paper,  set of three, 21x22mm adhering on small piece of paper, Very Fine; blue with 1974 PF certificate (Scott $3,300)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1005 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 163P1
    163P1, 1873 15c Yellow orange, Large die proof, on india mounted on card, 68 x 81mm, Extremely Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1006 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 191P5
    191P5, 1879 90c Carmine, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper,  pair with large well balanced margins, lovely color with showing typical light "plate wash" associated with the issue, o.g., Very Fine and choice; copy of 1997 PF certificate for block from which it came, 2007 PSE certificate for the pair (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1007 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 288-E5
    288-E5, India Die Essay, die sunk on large card, black vignette with blue "normal" frame, a little light wear around corners and edges, light soiling on back, light corner bend upper right, tiny minute stain in card above die, incredibly scarce piece, overall Very Fine (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1008 Postmasters Provisionals

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    Catalog# : 10X2
    10X2, 1846 10c Gray black, ample balanced margins all around, crisp impression, unused, Extremely Fine, 1994 PF certificate (Scott $725)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 1009 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, red grid cancels, ample or large margins well clear of design all around, 2007 PSE graded VF 80 certificate (Scott $425)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 1010 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Brown,  detailed deep color, red grid cancel, clear to large margins, overall Fine, 2004 PSE certificate (Scott $450)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 1011 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1847 5c Orange brown,  blue town cancel, deep etched impression, Very Fine, 2000 PF certificate (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1012 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1847 5c Orange brown,  clear to full margins, light cancel, 2mm edge tear at bottom, o/w Fine (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 1013 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1847 5c Orange brown, Dot in "S" variety,  full balanced margins, very lightly cancelled, Very Fine; 1979 PF and 2012 PSE graded VF-80 certificates (Scott $900+)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1014 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, red square grid cancel, 4 large margins all around, adjoining stamps at top and partially at bottom, Extremely Fine, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 1015 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, "Stitch" watermark variety, red grid cancels, 4 clear to large margins, 2005 PSE Graded (conservatively) VF 80 certificate (Scott $1,000+) 
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 1016 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, lovely impression and bright red grid cancels, 3½ large margins, just clear at upper right, 2005 PSE Graded VF 80 certificate (Scott $1,000) 
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 1017 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, Double transfer variety,  pos. 41R1, wide margins three sides, in at left, pen cancel, Fine (Scott $2,200 for handstamp cancel)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1018 1847 Issue (1-2)

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, striking impression, red grid cancel, close to large margins, shallow hinge thin, Fine appearance (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1019 1875 Reproduction of the 1847 Issue (3-4)

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1875 10c Black reproduction, ample balanced margins all around, without gum as issued, light crease along top margin (not mentioned on cert), still Extremely Fine, 1984 PF certificate (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 1020 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 6b
    6b, 1857 1c Blue, Type Ic, pos. 49L4, Pittsburgh, PA town cancel, ample to large margins except cuts into design at top, top is thinned from removed repair and painted over 4mm repaired hole under lower "T" of cancel,  Very Good appearance, still scarce piece, 2011 One Cent Franklin Plating Archive cert (Scott $3,250)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 1021 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1851 1c Blue, Type II,  rich color, full to ample margins except just in top left, unused, Very Fine; 2013 PSE certificate (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 1022 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 8
    8, 1857 1c Blue, Type III, pos. 66L4, deep rich color, town postmark, light crease in center and small repair at bottom center, Very Fine appearance, 1993 PF certificate (Scott $2,500) 
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 1023 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1852 1c Blue, Type IV,  wise margin including portion adjacent stamp at bottom, margins to cutting other sides, o.g., Fine; 2013 PSE certificate (Scott $750)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 1024 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1852 1c Blue, Type IV,  pos 16L1L, exceptional single with light circular grid cancel and unusually wide margins all around incorporating portions of adjacent stamps on three sides, rich color, a gem; 2007 PSE graded XF-Sup 95 certificate (SMQ $675)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1025 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1852 1c Blue, Type IV,  lovely color, margins to just cutting, regummed, 2013 PSE graded VG 50 certificate (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 1026 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 10
    10/10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Plate 1E Reconstruction,  nearly complete plating of plate 1 early consisting of 187 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 11R1E, 21R1E, 30R1E, 39R1E, 48R1E, 70R1E, 81R1E, 84R1E, 94R1E, left pane only missing 15L1E, 20L1E, 41L1E, 81L1E, recut positions incl. 10: no outer frame line (61), 10A: right inner line only recut (29), left inner line only recut (11), both inner lines recut (86), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $33,200)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 6,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1027 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 10
    10/10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Plate 1i Reconstruction,   nearly complete plating of plate 1 intermediate consisting of 195 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 3R1i, left pane only missing 63L1i, 80L1i, 81L1i, 88L1i, recut positions incl. 10: no outer frame line (64), 10A: right inner line only recut (32), left inner line only recut (12), both inner lines recut (87), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $34,680)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 6,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1028 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 10A
    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Plate 0 Reconstruction,  complete plating of plate 0 consisting of 200 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, incl. 5 lines recut in upper left triangle (47L0), 2 lines recut in lower right triangle (57L0), 1 line recut in both upper left and upper right triangles (68, 70L0), overall VG-VF (Scott $34,910)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 6,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1029 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 10A
    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Plate 2E Reconstruction,   partially complete plating of plate 2 early consisting of 197 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 55R2E, left pane only missing 53L2E and 77L2E, better position incl. top label and left diamond block joined at top (6R2E, 100R2E), 1 line recut at bottom of lower left diamond block (34R2E), vertical line ties upper left corner of upper left diamond block to top frame line (45R2E), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $33,530)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 6,750 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1030 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 10A
    10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Plate 5E Reconstruction,  partially complete plating of plate 5E consisting of 191 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 92R5E, left pane only missing 15L5E, 19L5E, 21L5E, 44L5E, 49L5E, 63L5E, 65L5E, 94L5E, better position incl. dot in lower right diamond block (69L5E), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $30,725)
    Start Price : 8,000 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1031 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1853/55 3c Dull red, "Gash on Shoulder" variety,  left margin single with clear to ample margins the other sides, o.g., Very Fine and choice, 2013 PSE certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1032 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1855 3c Dull red, Plate 4 Reconstruction,   nearly complete plating of plate 4 consisting of 192 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 1R4, 14R4, 15R4, 25R4, 100R4, left pane only missing 1L4, 7L4, 10L4, better position incl. label and diamond joined at top and bottom, condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $2,882.50)
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,050 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1033 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1856 3c Dull red, Plate 6 Reconstruction,   partially complete plating of plate 6 consisting of 175 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 1R6, 8R6, 21R6, 76R6, 91R6, left pane only missing 1L6, 8L6, 10L6, 14L6, 15L6, 17L6, 18L6, 28L6, 30L6, 31L6, 33L6, 50L6, 53L6, 55L6, 72L6, 75L6, 78L6, 86L6, 91L6, 100L6, better position incl. lines on bust and bottom of medallion circle recut (47R6), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $3,210)
    Start Price : 1,600 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 1034 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1856 3c Dull red, Plate 7 Reconstruction,  nearly complete plating of plate 7 consisting of 198 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 99R7, left pane only missing 100L7, condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $2,970)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,150 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150 USD

    Lot# : 1035 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1856 3c Dull red, Plate 8 Reconstruction,   nearly complete plating of plate 8 consisting of 185 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 1R8, 6R8, 9R8, 16R8, 57R8, 80R8, 88R8, 91R8, 95R8, 99R8, 100R8, left pane only missing 68L8, 93L8, 96L8, 100L8, condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $2,775)
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 1,050 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 1036 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 11A
    11A, 1853/55 3c Dull red, Type II,  deep rich color, wide margin at top including portion adjacent stamp, clear to just cutting on other sides, o.g., natural crease along right edge, Fine and attractive; 2013 PSE certificate (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1037 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11A
    11A, 1851 3c Dull red, Plate 1L Reconstruction, nearly complete plating of plate 1 late consisting of 197 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane complete, left pane only missing 51L1L, 96L1L, 99L1L, better positions incl. double transfer line through "Three Cents" and rosettes double (92L1L), 5 lines recut in upper left triangle (95L1L), 1 line recut in UL, LL and LR triangles (49L1L), 2 lines recut in UL triangle, 1 line recut in LL triangle (9L1L), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $3,230)
    Start Price : 1,600 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1038 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11A
    11A, 1852 3c Dull red, Plate 2L Reconstruction,  nearly complete plating of plate 2 late consisting of 196 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 51R2L, 61R2L, 88R2L, left pane only missing 77L2L, better positions incl. "Gents" double transfer, triple transfer and Recut button on shoulder (10R2L), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $3,180)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1039 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11A
    11A, 1852 3c Dull red, Plate 3 Reconstruction,   nearly complete plating of plate 3 consisting of 195 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 8R3, 33R3, left pane only missing 2L3, 20L3, 97L3, better positions incl. 1 extra vertical line outside of left frame line (29L, 39L, 49L, 59L, 69L, 79L), 2 extra vertical lines outside of left frame line (89L, 99L), 1 extra vertical line ouside of right frame line (58L, 68L, 78L, 88L, 98L), no inner line and frame line close to design at right (9L, 19L), no inner line and frame line close to design at left (70L, 80L, 90L, 100L), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $3,068.50)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1040 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

    Catalog# : 11A
    11A, 1855 3c Dull red, Plate 5L Reconstruction,   nearly complete plating of plate 5 late consisting of 180 used stamps in individual labelled glassines by plate no., many of which were plated by Chase, right pane only missing 4R5L, 7R5L, 9R5L, 38R5L, 39R5L, 87R5L, 91R5L, 96R5L, 97R5L, left pane only missing pos. 11-12L5L, 36L5L, 74L5L, 77L5L, 84L5L, 89L5L, 91L5L, 93L5L, 94L5L, 96L5L, better positions incl. dot in lower right diamond block (69L5L), intermediate cracked plate (80L, 71R), minor cracked plate (8L, 27L, 31L, 44L, 45L, 51L, 55L, 65L, 71L, 72L, 78L, 79L), condition varies, overall VG-VF (Scott $3,400)
    Start Price : 1,700 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1041 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1856 5c Red brown, Type I,  black non-obtrusive town postmark, ample margin at bottom, touching to barely cutting on other sides, strong impression and color, Fine (Scott $700)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 1042 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    Catalog# : 15
    15, 1855 10c Green, Type III,  large balanced margins all around, black town postmark, Extremely Fine, 1985 PF certificate (Scott $160)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 1043 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 18
    18, 1861 1c Blue, Type I, deeply etched impression and bold color, well balanced margins, part o.g., Extremely Fine, 1985 PF certificate (Scott $2,100)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1044 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 18
    18, 1861 1c Blue, Type I,  Plate 12, clear type characteristics, light target cancel, a couple light tone spots on back, Fine (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 1045 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 18
    18/20/22, 1857 1c Blue, vertical strip of 3, pos. 61L12 (type I), 71L12 (type IIIa), 81L12 (type II), top stamp with horizontal light crease, light tone spot between center and bottom stamp, incredibly Rare multiple from plate 12, a must have for any serious U.S. or 1c Franklin specialist, unused and very good centering, 2012 PSE certificate (Scott only lists this variety with a dash, a pair (type I and IIIa) and single (type II) have a catalog value of $5,550)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1046 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1857 1c Blue, Type III,  pos. 45L4, bold color and impression, unobtrusive town cancel, tiny corner perf crease upper right, Fine appearance, 1996 PSE certificate (Scott $2,250)
    Start Price : 700 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 1047 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 22
    22, 1857 1c Blue, Type IIIa, plate 11, relief 'A', lovely impression and color, black cancel, Very Fine, 1993 PSE certificate (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1048 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 22
    22, 1857 1c Blue, Type IIIa, light town postmark, deep color and crisp impression, Fine, 1987 PF certificate (Scott $500) 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 1049 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 23
    23, 1857 1c Blue, Type IV, recut at top and bottom, lovely bold color, black c.d.s. cancel, Fine, 1997 PF certificate (Scott $900) 
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1050 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 25
    25, 1857 3c Rose, Type I, o.g., lovely and Fine example of this notoriously poor centered stamp due to tiny spacing between stamps, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1051 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 25
    25, 1857 3c Rose, Type I, unused, pulled perf at top, VG, a nice affordable example, 2009 APS certificate (Scott $950) 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1052 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, block of 20, position 25-28R15, 31-38R15, 41-48R15, vertical rows 6 and 7 with double framelines, o.g. several stamps NH, vertical crease down vertical row 6, light diagonal crease across bottom left 5 stamps, staple holes and light ink offset in vertical row 1, tiny internal crease on pos. 48, wonderful large position piece from this difficult plate, F-VF (Scott $2,250 for 5 blocks of 4)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1053 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, lower right margin block of four, pos 89-90R15, 99-100R15, top stamps and bottom selvage h.r., to reinforce perf separations, bottom stamps NH, light diagonal crease in lower right selvage, light gum crease on lower left stamp, overall bright and fresh, F-VF (Scott $450 for o.g. block)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1054 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, left plate no 15 and imprint block of eight, o.g., several h.r. used to reinforce perf separations, lower right stamp small thin, Very Fine centering, a fantastic position piece  (Scott $3,250)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1055 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, block of 20, position 7-10R15, 17-20R15, 27-30R15, 37-40R15, 47-50R15, left row stamps each with double frameline at right, unused, some h.r.s to reinforce perf separations, wonderful large position piece, overall Fine (Scott $2,250 for 5 o.g. blocks, without premium for plate 15 and double frameline on 5 stamps)
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1056 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, block of nine, position 73-75L15, 83-85L15, 93-95L15, lower right stamp with double frameline at left, unused, lovely large multiple, F-VF (Scott $660 for 3 o.g. strips of 3)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1057 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, Type III, Plate 15, block of six, position 71-72L15, 81-82L15, 91-92L15, unused, F-VF, a lovely multiple (Scott $440 for 2 o.g. strips of 3) 
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 1058 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red, black town cancel, gorgeous showpiece, 2013 PSE graded XF-Sup 95 certificate (SMQ $275) 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1059 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26A
    26A, 1857 3c Dull red, Type IV,  well centered single with light cancel, small corner crease, Very Fine appearance; 2011 Weiss certificate (Scott $150)
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 35 USD
    Hammer price : 60 USD

    Lot# : 1060 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 26A
    26A, 1857 3c Dull red, Type IV,  an anything but "dull" shade, unused, perf faults and a small horiz crease, Fine appearance; 2013 PSE certificate (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 35 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1061 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 27
    27, 1858 5c Brick red, Type I, face free partial town postmark, bright and fresh color, well centered with perfs clear of design, Very Fine, 1994 PSE certificate (Scott $1,650)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1062 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 28A
    28A, 1858 5c Indian red, Type I, clean town postmark, brilliant color, difficult shade, Very Fine, 1998 PF certificate (Scott $3,500) 
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100 USD

    Lot# : 1063 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 29
    29, 1859 5c Brown, Type I neat town cancel, well centered, deep shade, Extremely Fine, 1999 PF certificate (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 240 USD

    Lot# : 1064 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 30
    30, 1861 5c Orange brown, Type II, deep detailed color, o.g., short perf at right, Fine, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 1065 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 30
    30, 1861 5c Orange brown, Type II,  block of four, l.h., a couple tiny thin specks and short perfs at left, scarce multiple with lovely color and impression, Fine (Scott $7,000)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1066 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 31
    31, 1857 10c Green, Type I, position 91R1, o.g., with old time hinge remnant, fresh gum and bright appearance, 1971 PF and 2008 PF certificates (Scott $30,000) 
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 9,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1067 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 31
    31, 1857 10c Green, Type I, lovely stamp with clear type characteristics, Hustisford, Wis, Apr 20 c.d.s., light crease along left side, Very Fine centering, 1985 PF certificate (Scott $1,250) 
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1068 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 34
    34, 1857 10c Green, Type IV, clear blue Cincinnati, O. town postmark and red foreign transit marking, detailed impression, Very Fine, 2004 PF certificate (Scott $2,250)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 1069 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 34
    34, 1857 10c Green, Type IV,  pos. 64L, black postmark and partial red transit cancel, short perf and blind perf at bottom, Very Fine centering, 1993 PF certificate (Scott $2,425)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 1070 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 36B
    36B, 1859 12c Black, Plate 3,  unobtrusive brownish red grid cancel, bold impression and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, 2007 PF certificate (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1071 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 37
    37, 1860 24c Gray lilac,  h.r., crisp detailed impression on bright paper, Very Fine (Scott $1,400)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1072 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 37
    37, 1860 24c Gray lilac, clear detail and fresh color, o.g., Very Fine, photocopy of 2013 PF certificate for vert pair of which this is the top stamp (Scott $1,400)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 575 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1073 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 37
    37, 1860 24c Gray lilac, striking impression, clear large margins all around, unused, Extremely Fine; 1981 PF certificate (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1074 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 38
    38, 1860 30c Orange,  brilliant color and fresh gum, o.g., blind perf at left and right, Very Fine, 1989 PF certificate (Scott $2,150)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 625 USD

    Lot# : 1075 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 38
    38, 1860 30c Orange,  large part o.g., bright and fresh color, Fine, 2004 PSE certificate (Scott $2,150)
    Start Price : 700 USD
    Current Opening : 700 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1076 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 38
    38, 1860 30c Orange, horizontal pair, black grid cancels, right with part red cancel, each scissor cut above perfs to improve appearance of centering, some light soiling, multiples can be difficult on these high values, overall VG (Scott $950)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 1077 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 39
    39, 1860 90c Blue, lovely matching blue cancel, left and right margins added and reperforated at bottom, Fine appearance, used examples are quite rare in any condition due to their short period of use and the nature of the pieces of mail they franked, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $11,400)
    Start Price : 1,800 USD
    Current Opening : 1,100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1078 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 39
    39, 1860 90c Blue, Double transfer at top,  brilliant color, unused, light horizontal bend, Very Fine centering, 1974 PF certificate (Scott $3,250 for o.g. double transfer) 
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 700 USD

    Lot# : 1079 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    Catalog# : 39
    39, 1860 90c Blue,  detailed impression and lovely balanced margins, unused, tiny thin in center and light tone spot lower right, Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1080 "August" 1861 Issue (55-62B)

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    Catalog# : 62B
    62B, 1861 10c Dark green, unobtrusive red town postmark, detailed impression, choice and Very Fine, 1995 PF certificate (Scott $1,710)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 1081 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 63
    63, 1861 1c Blue, lovely top margin stamp with lovely bright color, o.g., Very Fine, 1987 PF certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1082 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 64
    64, 1861 3c Pink, lovely deep and bright color, light target cancel, corner crease upper left and crease along left side, Very Good appearance, 1973 PF certificate (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1083 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 67
    67, 1861 5c Buff, lovely contrasting color of stamp and cancel, red grid cancel, tiny 1mm tear at right, small thin, still Fine appearing (Scott $1,060) 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 1084 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 68a
    68a, 1861 10c Dark green, brilliant color and fresh appearance, unused, Extremely Fine, 1986 PF certificate (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 1085 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70
    70, 1862 24c Red lilac, six pointed star within circle cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-6P-29), fresh color, 2008 PSE graded XF 90 certificate (SMQ $850 without premium for cancel) 
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1086 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70
    70, 1862 24c Red lilac, 8-Bar open grid cancel, a couple toned perfs at right, detailed impression, Extremely Fine centering, 1996 PF certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 1087 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70a
    70a, 1862 24c Brown lilac, New York geometric cancel, lovely shade, 1988 PF and 2009 PF Graded VF-XF 85 certificates (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1088 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70b
    70b, 1861 24c Steel blue,  unused, small thin spot, Fine appearance (Scott $6,250)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 1089 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70b
    70b, 1861 24c Steel blue,  rich characteristic shade, San Francisco cogwheel cancel, small faults, Fine appearance, 2011 Weiss and 2013 PSE certificates (Scott $900)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1090 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70c
    70c, 1861 24c Violet on thin paper, striking color and deep impression, partial town cancel, very light corner bend lower left and a couple perf creases at bottom (not mentioned on cert), Very Fine centering, 2006 PF certificate (Scott $2,250)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 1091 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 70c
    70c, 1861 24c Violet on thin paper,  lightly cancelled and well centered, small piece added top right, light corner creases at bottom, Very Fine appearance; 2014 PF certificate (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1092 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 72
    72, 1861 90c Blue, double struck black leaf cancels and trace red transit cancel, lovely color and balanced margins, 1991 PF and 2008 PSE graded VF 80 certificates (Scott $600) 
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1093 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 72
    72, 1861 90c Blue, black grid cancel, reperforated at right, partially reperforated at left, small thin at right, still affordable and Very Fine appearance (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 1094 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 72
    72, 1861 90c Blue, bright fresh color, unused, Extremely Fine, 1988 PF certificate (Scott $1,300)
    Start Price : 900 USD
    Current Opening : 550 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 1095 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 73
    73, 1863 2c Black, block of four with bottom selvage imprint, slightly disturbed o.g., several faults incl. crease along left stamps, reperforated at top and toning, Fine centering, an incredibly scarce multiple (Scott $4,000)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1096 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 75
    75, 1862 5c Red brown,  strong color, reperf at right, Very Fine appearance; 2012 PF certificate (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 65 USD

    Lot# : 1097 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 76
    76, 1863 5c Dark brown, o.g., small handstamp on bottom, short perf at right, deep dark brown shade, VG, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $1,400) 
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1098 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 77
    77, 1866 15c Black, well centered within evenly balanced margins, black cork cancel, Extremely Fine; 1990 PF certificate (Scott $180) 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1099 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    Catalog# : 78
    78, 1862 24c Lilac,  well centered, lightly cancelled, very light crease (shows only in fluid), o/w fresh and Very Fine (Scott $350)
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 85 USD

    Lot# : 1100 1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

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    Catalog# : 83
    83, 1867 3c Rose, "C" Grill, Points down variety,  interesting inverted grill variety, disturbed o.g., Fine and rare, a must have for any serious U.S. specialist, 2014 PSE certificate (Scott $6,750)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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