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1869 Pictorial Issue through 1890 Issue
 
 
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Lot 106
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1869, 12¢ green (117), block of four, rich color, small faults, as with most of the few known used multiples, otherwise Fine, exceedingly rare.
Scott $1,800
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Lot 107
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (118), excellent centering, bright colors, unused, without gum, Very Fine.
Scott $3,250

Expertization: with 1981, 1996 PF certificates.
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Lot 108
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (120), without gum, near perfect centering within wide margins, finely detailed impression, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,800

Expertization: with 1984, 2005 PF certificates.
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Lot 109

1869, 90¢ carmine & black (122), original gum, exceptionally fresh and bright colors and paper, sharp impression, nicely centered, F.-V.F.
Scott $12,000

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MINT 90¢ 1869 ISSUE.

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 110
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (122), unused without gum, rich colors, fresh paper, unusually wide margins, F.-V.F.
Scott $4,000

Expertization: with 1972 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 111
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (122), unused without gum, incredibly well centered within absolutely huge margins, pretty pastel shade, lightly cleaned at top, outstanding Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $4,000

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 112

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 3¢ blue (125), original gum lightly hinged, brilliant color, well centered, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $5,000

Expertization: with 1987 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 113

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 10¢ yellow (127), original gum, beautifully centered, vivid color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, SSV $ 2250.
Scott $1,650

Expertization: with 1990, 2017 PF certificates, latter graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 114
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (128), unused, without gum, lovely color and fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,025

Expertization: with 1985 PF certificate.
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Lot 115

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 90¢ carmine & black (132), unused without gum, strong colors, bright, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: with 1982 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 116

1870, 2¢ red brown, H. grill (135), original gum, prooflike color, bright paper, strong grill, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 117
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (144), unused, without gum, attractive centering and rich color, numerous visible grill points, F.-V.F.
Scott $10,000

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS HIGH VALUE GRILL WHICH IS QUITE RARE UNUSED, ESPECIALLY WHEN SOUND.

Expertization: with 1987, 2006 PF certificates.
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Lot 118

1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (144), original gum, rich color, readily discernible grill, reperfed, otherwise Fine., An attractive and collectible example of this rare mint high value bank note.
Scott $25,000

Expertization: with 2006 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 119

1870, 90¢ carmine (155), original gum, deep color, Very Fine.
Scott $5,000

A FRESH AND MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE MINT BANKNOTE HIGH VALUE.

Expertization: 1997, 2015 PF certificates.

Provenance: Robert Hall.
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Lot 120

1873, 1¢ ultramarine (156), original gum, lightly hinged, flawless centering, bright pastel shade, an Extremely Fine gem, SSV $1150.
Scott $225

Expertization: with 2003, 2017 PF certificates, latter graded XF-Superb 95.
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Lot 121

1873, 6¢ dull pink (159), original gum, never hinged, well centered, bright fresh color, Very Fine, a pristine stamps.
Scott $400 as hinged

Expertization: with 1999, 2017 PF certificates, latter graded VF 80.
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Lot 122

1875 Special Printing, 30¢ greenish black (176), without gum as issued, intense color on bright paper, well centered, scissor separated as almost always with intact perfs on three sides, Very Fine.
Scott $13,500

Expertization: with 1939 A.P.S. certificate (#725!), 1985 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 123

1881, 1¢ gray blue and 3¢ blue green, re-engraved, Douglas patent 8-hole punch (206-207 vars.), blocks of four, original gum, latter h.r., nicely centered and fresh, 1¢ light crease as often with these fragile paper issues, otherwise F.-V.F., scarce set of blocks.
Scott $1,680 as singles

Provenance: 3¢ backstamped HFC (Coleman).
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Lot 124

1890, 15¢ indigo (227), original gum, almost invisible hinging, flawlessly centered within unusually wide and balanced margins, gorgeous deep color on bright paper, Superb, SMQ $2150.
Scott $200

AN EXQUISITE MINT SINGLE IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED, WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS AT THAT GRADE.

Expertization: with 1990 PF certificate, 2015 PSE graded Superb 98J.
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