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Sale 117: The Dr. Armando Grassi Collection

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1851 1¢-3¢ Issues

Lot 3014 o   

1851, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal pair (positions 2-3L4), neat town cancels, large to huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at left, intensely deep plate four color, Extremely Fine and choice, an exceptional and very scarce 1851 1¢ multiple from the short-lived plate four; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90).
Scott No. 7    $2,100.

This pair owes its rarity to the short three month period that the Plate 4 imperforates where produced.

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