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1893 Columbians through 1904 Louisiana Purchase
 
 
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Lot 125

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (238), bottom imprint Plate # 58 and "M" block of eight, original gum, appears never hinged but probably had a hinge sliver reinforcement, wide selvage, rich color, light crease right pair, invisible from front, Fine appearing example of this rare Plate block.
Scott $6,000
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Lot 126
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1894, 8¢ violet brown (257), perfectly centered, vibrant color, red octagonal cancel, simply Superb. SSV $1,400.
Scott $22

THE HIGHEST GRADED USED 8¢ 1894 BUREAU ISSUE BY EITHER THE PSE OR THE PF, AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE IN THIS SUPERB GRADE.

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 127

1895, 50¢ orange (275), strip of three top imprint and plate no. 75, original gum, small hinge remnant, right stamp never hinged (natural gum crease), bright color, well centered, Very Fine, handsome strip.
Scott $1,245 as singles
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Lot 128
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1895, $5 dark green (278), outstanding centering within large, balanced margins, gorgeous color, light face-free cancel, Extremely Fine a used gem with great eye appeal, SMQ $1,250.
Scott $625

Expertization: with 2007 PSE graded XF90.
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Lot 129
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1895, $5 dark green (278), perfectly centered, double oval "Reg" cancel, bright choice Extremely Fine and a bit undergraded in our opinion, SSV $1,050.
Scott $625

Expertization: with 1996, 2015 PF certificates, latter graded XF90.
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Lot 130

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (285), bottom imprint and plate no. 592 block of six, original gum, never hinged, intense color, Very Fine, choice.
Scott $800
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Lot 131

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (289), top imprint and plate no. 609 block of four, original gum, nicely centered for the difficult 8¢ value, fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,950
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Lot 132

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (290), bottom imprint and plate no. 620 block of four, original gum, traces of light hinging, large margins, beautiful color and exceptionally well centered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,100

Expertization: with 1991 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 133
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (292), excellent centering, intense shade on bright paper, light cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gem used $1 Trans-Miss.
Scott $725

Expertization: with 1994, 2015 PF certificates.

Provenance: Robert Hall.
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Lot 134

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (293), original gum h.r., rich color, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,900

Expertization: with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
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Lot 135

1901, Pan-American, 8¢ brown violet & black (298), bottom imprint and plate nos. 1150/1143 plate block of eight, original gum, hinge remnants, rich colors and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine, catalogued as plate block and 2 singles.
Scott $4,180
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Lot 136

1901, Pan-American, 10¢ yellow brown & black (299), top imprint and plate no. 1151 block of ten, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, with some internal expertly rejoined perfs, small sealed tear in top margin, near Very Fine appearing, catalogued as plate block of six and four singles.
Scott $7,210
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Lot 137

1903, $5 dark green (313), original gum, hinge remnant, perfectly centered, prooflike color and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine, SMQ $4500.
Scott $2,100

A SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1902-1903 $5 MARSHALL.

Expertization: with 2017 PSE graded XF-Superb 95.
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Lot 138

1903, $5 dark green (313), original gum, outstanding centering within large margins, strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine. SSV $2600.
Scott $2,100

A CHOICE MINT SINGLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.

Expertization: with 1999 and 2017 P.F. certificates the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 139

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (315), horizontal pair, original gum, never hinged, large beautifully balanced margins, exceptionally fresh, trivial tiny natural inclusion, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,300
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Lot 140

1908, 5¢ blue, experimental coil, perf 12 horizontally (317), vertical pair, top stamp original gum, bottom never hinged, beautiful intense shade on pristine white paper, wide side margins, Fine.
Scott $17,750 as singles

AN UNUSUALLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE COIL PAIR.

Expertization: with 1982, 1997 P.F. certificate and Stanley Gibbons guarantee backstamp.
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Lot 141

1908, 1¢ blue green, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (318), original gum, guide line at top, nicely centered, tiny tear lower left corner, invisible to naked eye and entirely in margin, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $4,250

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 142

1908, 2¢ carmine, type II, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (322), original gum, invisible hinging, centered with mathematical precision within unusually wide and perfectly balanced margins, brilliant deep color, Superb.
Scott $7,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE EARLY COIL; CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN. WE MOST RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION IN CALLING THIS STAMP "PREVIOUSLY HINGED". WE SEE NO TRACE OF HINGING WHATSOEVER.

Expertization: with 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate. A 2015 PF certificate for a pair (#538627), of which this is the right stamp, is no longer present.
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Lot 143

1908, 2¢ carmine, type II, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (322), original gum, very lightly hinged, outstanding centering, brilliant color, vertical crease, virtually invisible, choice Extremely Fine appearance, very pretty stamp.
Scott $7,000

Expertization: with 1974 (clear), 2006 P.F. certificates.
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Lot 144

1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase (325), original gum, never hinged, flawless centering, post office fresh with brilliant color, Superb, SMQ $4500.
Scott $185

AN INCOMPARABLE MINT SINGLE OF THE 3¢ LOUISIANA PURCHASE, IN THE HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AWARDED.

Expertization: with 1997 PF certificate, 2013 PSE graded superb 98.
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Lot 145

1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (327), wide top selvage imprint and plate no. 2105 plate block of four, original gum never hinged, rich color and exceptionally well centered, choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,150
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