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Lot 1057

Offices in China, 1919-22, 2¢ to $2 complete (K1-K18), complete, original gum previously hinged, some middle values with small flaws/faults, include several with hinge remnants, generally very fresh and better centered than usually seen. F.-V.F. or better.
Scott $2,110

Expertization: K2, K4, K8a with 2009 P.S.E. certificates, K15 with 2009 P.F. certificate, K16 with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 1058

Agriculture Dept. 1875 Special Printings (O1SD//O9SD), 1¢-30¢ complete, less 6¢, mostly fresh and well centered, some faults, generally F-VF appearance.
Scott $2,487
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Lot 1059
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Agriculture Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ yellow, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (O2SDa), without gum as issued, typical centering, bright color. Light crease, small toned spot. Otherwise Fine, only 8-10 known.
Scott $3,000
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Lot 1060
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Agriculture Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ yellow, overprinted "Specimen" (O4SD), without gum as issued, very well centered, intact perforations. Couple slightly nibbed. Very Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75J, a bit undergraded in our opinion.
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Lot 1061

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 15¢ yellow (O7), original gum small hinge remnant, tiny owner backstamp on reverse, very fresh. Fine. SMQ $225.
Scott $425

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
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Lot 1062

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 24¢ yellow (O8), original gum small hinge remnant, small owners backstamp barely bleeding through, well centered with wide margins. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425
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Lot 1063
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Executive Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ carmine, overprinted "Specimen", ribbed paper, with small dotted "i" (O10SDb), without gum as issued, horizontally ribbed paper from the second printing, three unusually wide margins. F.-V.F.
Scott $500

Expertization: with 2003 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 1064

Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine (O12), part original gum, bright color. Fine.
Scott $700
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Lot 1065
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (O18SD), without gum as issued, well centered and fresh. Scissor trimmed as often with some blunting, but basically intact, small light thin. Very Fine appearance, only 83 sold.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 1066
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (O22SD), without gum as issued, nicely centered, bright color. Reperfed. F.-V.F. appearance, only 77 sold.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 1067
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (O23SD), without gum as issued, rich color, well centered. Reperfed. Very Fine appearance, only 75 sold.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 1068
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (O24SD), without gum as issued, fresh color. Reperfed. Fine appearance, only 77 sold.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 1069

Interior Dept., 1873, 90¢ vermilion (O24), original gum hinge remnant. Fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott $325

Expertization: with 2009 Weiss certificate.
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Lot 1070
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen", ribbed paper, with small dotted "i" (O25SDc), without gum as issued, on horizontally ribbed paper from the second printing, bright and fresh. F.-V.F.
Scott $500
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Lot 1071

Justice Dept., 1873, 10¢ purple (O29), original gum lightly hinged, bright, fresh and well centered. Minor corner crease. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $310
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Lot 1072

Justice Dept., 1873, 12¢ purple (O30), original gum hinge remnant, bright shade. Very Fine.
Scott $260

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 1073

Justice Dept., 1873, 15¢ purple (O31), original gum. A bit of slight offset on reverse (not mentioned on certificates). Fresh and Very Fine SMQ $425.
Scott $500

Expertization: with 1998 P.F. certificate and 2010 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded VF 80.
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Lot 1074
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (O34SD), without gum as issued, rich color. Without gum as issued. Reperfed at right. F.-V.F. appearance, only 152 sold.
Scott $1,250
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Lot 1075
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ gray blue, overprinted "Specimen", soft paper (O35xSD), without gum as issued, perfectly centered, rich color. Extremely Fine, a choice example of the scarce soft paper variety.
Scott $100

Expertization: with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1076
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (O39SD), without gum as issued, rich color, well centered. Reperfed. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $550
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Lot 1077
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (O41SD), without gum as issued, intact perfs on three sides, clipped at bottom. Light toning on reverse only. Otherwise Very Fine, only 107 sold.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 1078
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (O42SD), without gum as issued, vivid color, crisp. Reperfed at right. Fine appearance, only 107 sold.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 1079
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (O53SD), without gum as issued, well centered, bright. Reperfed at right, tiny owner backstamp, barely shows through. Otherwise Very Fine, only 82 sold.
Scott $1,600
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Lot 1080
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (O54SD), without gum as issued, bright color. Perfs slightly blunted from scissor separation. Fine, only 84 sold.
Scott $1,600
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Lot 1081
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O60SD), without gum as issued, superb centering within wide margins. Perfs with scissor separation, but virtually intact. Extremely Fine.
Scott $350
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Lot 1082
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O61SD), without gum as issued, well centered and fresh. Very Fine.
Scott $175
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Lot 1083
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O62SD), without gum as issued, well centered, stunning color. Very Fine.
Scott $550
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Lot 1084
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O63SD), without gum as issued, nicely centered. F.-V.F.
Scott $550
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Lot 1085
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O64SD), without gum as issued, beautifully centered, bright color. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $600
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Lot 1086
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O65SD), without gum as issued, brilliant color. Pulled perf, trifling corner crease. Otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott $600
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Lot 1087
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O66SD), without gum as issued. Perfs clipped at bottom. Otherwise fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $600
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Lot 1088
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (O67SD), without gum as issued, well centered, rich color. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $600
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Lot 1089

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (O68), large part original gum, somewhat disturbed. Faint horizontal crease. Otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 1090
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (O73SD), without gum as issued, choice color. Fine.
Scott $450
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Lot 1091
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (O76SD), without gum as issued, well centered, vivid color. Light creases. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $950
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Lot 1092

Treasury Dept., 1873, 24¢ brown (O80), original gum lightly hinged, brilliant color. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $725

Expertization: with photocopy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being lower left single.
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Lot 1093
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (O87SD), without gum as issued, nicely centered. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $425
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Lot 1094

Interior Dept., 1879, 24¢ vermilion (O103), full original gum, slight bit of gum disturbance from hinging. Tiny (barely perceptible) thin spot. V.G. appearing example of this very scarce key value.
Scott $4,500
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Lot 1095
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 30¢ brown (O112), regummed over tiny thin, reperfed at top and left. Fine appearance, attractive and scarce.
Scott $875
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Lot 1096
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (O113), unused. Tiny defects, none apparent. Fine appearance, attractive example of this rare unused issue.
Scott $3,250
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