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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Officials & Newspapers

Lots 1356-1364

Lot 1356 P   

State Dept., 1873, 3¢ green, die proof, on fibrous wove paper, believed to be cut down (25x31mm), impression weak, Very Fine; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O59P var.    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A UNIQUE DIE PROOF OF THE 1873 3¢ STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUE.

The P.F. opinion regarding this proof states…"It is neither an O59P2a, nor an O59P2" however they do state this proof is on "fibrous wove paper". Since all large die proof of this issue were printed on India, this unclassified proof falls into a unique class.

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Lot 1357 o   

Treasury Dept., 1873, 30¢ brown, cork cancels, large evenly balanced margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. O81    $12.

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Lot 1358    

War Dept., 1873, 15¢ rose, full o.g., exceptional centering within large well balanced margins, strong bright color, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott No. O90    $85.

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Lot 1359    

War Dept., 1873, 6¢ rose, cancelled by cork cancel duplexed with "West Troy, N.Y. Jan 19, 1883" cds on War Department, Watervliet Arsenal fancy cross-cannons corner card cover to New York N.Y., Very Fine and choice use.
Scott No. O117    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1360 o   

Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ dark blue, blue brush stroke cancel, usual flaws including creases and clipped perfs at bottom and lower right, Fine appearance, an extremely rare used example of 1865 5¢ Newspaper issue, with only nine used examples recorded in the Pepper census, Scott catalog valued with faults.
Scott No. PR1    $2,000.

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Lot 1361 ()   

Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ light blue, without gum as issued, bold color, few thins, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. PR4    $750.

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Lot 1362    

Newspaper, 1875, 12¢ rose, full o.g., rich vibrant color, Very Fine.
Scott No. PR16    $800.

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Lot 1363    

Newspaper, 1879, 12¢ red, o.g., strong bright color, fresh and nearly Very Fine, scarce this nice; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. PR63    $500.

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Lot 1364    

Newspaper, 1895, $2 scarlet, o.g., lightly hinged, rich deep color, wide margins, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. PR108    $2,250.

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