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Lot 252

Newspapers, 1875 Reprints of 1865 issue, 5¢ to 25¢ complete (PR5-PR7), corner margin singles, without gum as issued, pre-printing paper wrinkle resulting in a horizontal white line on the 10¢. Small hole in corner selvage of 10¢. Choice Very Fine set.
Scott $775
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Lot 253

Newspaper, 1875, $6 ultramarine (PR26), original gum, tiny owner's handstamp on back, bright fresh color. Fine.
Scott $4,000
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Lot 254

Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ pale rose (PR40), without gum as issued, brilliant color. Fresh and choice F.-V.F.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 255

Newspaper, 1894, 36¢ pink (PR97), original gum, hinge remnant, typical centering for this stamp, perforations cut in on almost all known examples, good color, natural diagonal crease.
Scott $50,000

ONLY ABOUT 12 OF THE 1894 36¢ SOFT PAPERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE PF, AND ALL ARE FAULTY. THE PRESENT EXAMPLE, GIVEN THE "CREASE" IS NATURAL, IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE.

Expertization: with 2019 P.F. certificate.

An earlier cert (#238417 as noted in the Siegel census and no longer present) noted a crease, which was properly revised to "natural" crease on the new certificate.

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Lot 256

Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ carmine rose (Q5), bottom plate no. 6219 block of six, original gum lightly hinged, rich color, well centered, tiny owner's backstamp.
Scott $950
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Lot 257

Parcel Post, 1913, $1 carmine rose (Q12), original gum never hinged, excellent centering within unusually wide margins, rich color. Very Fine, a choice jumbo margined mint single. SMQ $1,000.
Scott $625

Expertization: with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
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Lot 258

Envelope, 1887, 1¢ blue on blue (U299), mint entire, size 8, U.P.S.S. #893, well impressed embossing, bright color, fresh and choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $18,000

A TREMENDOUS RARITY, POSSIBLY NO MORE THAN TWO OR THREE EXIST.

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: Whittington, Schiller.
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