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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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1909 Bluish Paper Issue

Lots 2215-2217

Lot 2215    

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper, full o.g., well centered within balanced margins, rich color on nicely blued paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 359    $1,800.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 2216    

1909, 4¢ orange brown, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering for this notoriously off-centered issue, bright color and full intact perforations, fresh and Very Fine; with 1998 P.S.E. & 1974 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 360    $27,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE OF THE 1909 4¢ BLUISH PAPER RARITY.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4¢ and 8¢ Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off-center to some extent.

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Current Opening Bid: $11,000

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Lot 2217 o   

1909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper, neat face-free oval cancel, large margins, strong color, F.-V.F., a lovely example of this very scarce used bluish paper issue; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 365    $4,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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