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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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Lots 319-326

Lot 319    

Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ green, block of 6, full o.g., ample to large margins, strong bright color, small tear affecting top left stamp and light vertical crease and a few surface scuffs affecting right pair, Very Fine appearance, a very rare mint multiple.
Scott No. 3    $8,100 for block and pair.

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Lot 320    

Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose, scratched stone, clearly showing scratches in lower right corner, full o.g., large balanced margins all around, strong bright color and particularly fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $7,650).
Scott No. 5    $2,400+.

ONE OF THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLES OF THE SCARCE 1862 10¢ ROSE SCRATCHED STONE VARIETY.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,300

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Lot 321 o   

Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose, neat town cancel, large to huge margins, brilliant rose shade, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking used gem; with 1999 P.F. & 2013 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,000).
Scott No. 5    $400.

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Lot 322    

Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ deep rose, margins large to just into frameline at top, tied by bold blue "Lynchburg, Va., Jul 11" cds on "J.R. Holcombe & Co., Bankers" corner card cover to Buckingham C.H., Va.; cover with horizontal file fold and missing most of backflap, Very Fine and a lovely shade on cover.
Scott No. 5    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 323    

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", clear to large margins showing portions of framelines at right and bottom, tied by "Mobile, Ala., Feb 10" cds on cover to Shieldsborough, Miss., with red brown "Write Often" Three Verse Poem Imprint at upper left, Very Fine; with 1998 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 10; $10,000    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE USAGE OF THE 1863 10¢ "FRAME LINES" ISSUE ON A SOLDIER'S SYMPATHY IMPRINT COVER.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,900

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Lot 324    

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", outstanding single showing three full framelines, tied by "Mobile, Ala., Jul. 10, 1863" double circle postmark on lemon advertising cover to Orrville, Ala., advertising corner card in blue of "Walker, Mead & Co., Mobile", included is original enclosure; stamp with faint diagonal crease at upper right, otherwise Extremely Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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Lot 325 P   

Confederacy, 1863, 20¢ green, die proof on wove, 26x32mm, intense deep color and strong impression, shows clear diagonal crosshatching throughout background and complete outer line, these features are only partially evident or not present at all on issued stamps; couple small thin spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex-Murphy; with 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott No. 13P5a $4,000.
C.S.A. Catalog No. 13-DDP    $4,500.

THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1863 20¢ WASHINGTON ISSUE ESSAY DIE PROOF.

This is listed in the CSA catalog as a "Progressive Die Proof", which signifies an essay state. This is the only example we have found with huge margins, and we note only one other example cut to stamp size (soiled and corner crease).

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Lot 326 P   

Confederacy, 1862, 1¢ light yellow brown, unissued, trial color plate proof on wove, gutter block of 8, ample to large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, an extremely rare trial color plate position multiple.
Scott No. 14TC5    $4,000 for singles.

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