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Auctions Start Closing:Mar-17-12 09:00:00 EDT

Nearly 3,000 lots of better USA and Worldwide stamps, covers, and box lots featuring a nice run of Classics through the Back of Book, including a great selection of EFOs, plate blocks, plus an incredible mint sheet holding, including a full set of the Louisiana Purchase sheets.

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$950.00
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Lot 26 Θ
USA #9X1 1846 NEW YORK 5¢ BLACK, PAIR :: Choice horizontal pair, rich color and impression on fresh paper. Large margins all around, blue pen cancel, extremely fine and attractive. (2007 PF Cert #450732).
$280.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 27 Θ
USA #9X1e 1845 WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK, WITHOUT SIGNATURE :: Postally used with red town cancel. UR corner tip repaired, light tone spot, otherwise very fine appearing.
$7,500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 28 (*)
USA #11X1 1845 ST. LOUIS BEARS 5¢ BLACK ON GREENISH :: Position 5, with spur on 'S' of 'POST'. A useful example of this scarce unused Provisional stamp (no gum as issued). Margins large to just in at bottom, damaged bottom left corner, fine appearanc... (Click Title for More Details)
$35,000.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 29 (*)
USA #11X2 1845 ST. LOUIS BEARS 10¢ BLACK ON GREENISH :: One of the most attractive examples of this tough Provisional issue. Very RARELY offered - you won't find it listed an any population reports as very few copies exist. This very well be the nice... (Click Title for More Details)
$1,200.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 30 (*)
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Very fine appearing, large margins, repaired, with part of design drawn in at bottom unused, regummed over small thin. Useful and attractive unused stamp.
$500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 31 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN, PAIR :: Very fine appearing horizontal pair. Rich color, pretty blue grid cancels, expertly repaired with margins added and outer side frame lines drawn in, still attractive and desirable.
$350.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 32 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN (GRADED 85) :: Well centered copy. Used, light red grid cancels. Very fine to extremely fine. (2010 PSE Cert #01218968, Graded VF-XF 85, Used)
$300.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 33 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Heavy blue double grid cancel. Four margins all-around, very fine. (1989 PF Cert #0215885)
$260.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 34 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Attractive 4-margin example, with orange red cancel. Very fine.
$260.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 35 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Attractive used 4-margin example with light red cancel. Notations on back, slight bleed through on lower right corner. Fine to very fine.
$120.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 36 Θ
USA #1 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Tied to envelope piece with blue grid cancel, margins large to just in bottom left, fine.
$350.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 37 Θ
USA #1a 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ DARK BROWN :: Nice example of the scarcer Dark Brown shade. Four large margins, black cancel, very fine plus. (2005 APS Cert #161808)
$3,500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 38 *
USA #1b 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ ORANGE BROWN :: Attractive stamp, orange brown shade, part original gum. Large margins all around, faint horizontal crease along top frame line, extremely fine appearance. (2005 PF Cert #426153).
$7,000.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 39 (*)
USA #2 1847 WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Pretty copy, with deep luxuriant rich color. Nice sharp impression. Four good margins, minor corner nick at lower right that does not affect design, otherwise sound and very fine. Unused, regummed.
$900.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 40 Θ
USA #2 1847 WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Pretty blue numeral '10' in oval cancel, four large margins for issue. Cert states 'area of discoloration on the reverse' which in no way detracts from this pretty stamp. Extremely fine appearance. (2004 PF Cert #0418767)
$525.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 41 Θ
USA #2 1847 WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Lightly cleaned cancel. Four margins, three large. Attractive stamp. Very fine.
$375.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 42 Θ
USA #2 1847 WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Rich color and sharp impression, red grid cancel, three large margins, in at bottom, fine. (2009 Weiss Cert).
$850.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 43 (*)
USA #3 1875 REPRODUCTION FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN (GRADED 85) :: Rich color, unused, no gum as issued, very fine to extremely fine. (2011 PSE Graded Cert #01242948 VF-XF 85, Mint NGAI).
$475.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 44 (*)
USA #3 1875 REPRODUCTION FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Unused, no gum as issued. Fresh color, large margins, tiny thin spot upper right, very fine appearance.
$575.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 45 (*)
USA #3 1875 REPRODUCTION FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN :: Rich color, unused, no gum as issued, ink notation on back, corner crease upper right, very fine appearance.
$900.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 46 (*)
USA #4 1875 REPRODUCTION WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK (GRADED 80) :: Extremely crisp impression and deep black color with very fine centering within 4 generous margins. No gum as issued. (1984 PF Cert #0131859, 2011 PSE Cert #01244152 VF 80 Mint NGAI)
$625.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 47 (*)
USA #4 1875 REPRODUCTION WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Choice stamp (despite cert), rich color and impression, large margins, cert cites 'light creasing' which is virtually imperceptible, even in fluid. (1976 PF Cert #55 556).
$500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 48 (*)
USA #4 1875 REPRODUCTION WASHINGTON 10¢ BLACK :: Rich color, light horizontal crease at top, very fine appearance. Unused, no gum as issued.
$3,000.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 49 (*)
USA #6b 1857 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE Ic :: Fresh color and four large margins, regummed over faults & small repair at lower left. Visually nice and looks good on album page. Scarce stamp with very fine appearance. (2007 Weiss Cert #20076b10).
$2,000.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 50 **
USA #7 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, STRIP :: A very RARE horizontal strip of 5. Mint never hinged, age-toned gum with foxing spots on back and small tone spots on face of two left stamps, creases affect all but fourth stamp & small surface scrapes ... (Click Title for More Details)
$1,250.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 51 (*)
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, PLATE III :: Attractive plate III example, position 2L3. Deep rich color, large margins clear of design all around, unused, no gum. Internal paper rift on the reverse, appears as a thin, very fine appearance. Cat... (Click Title for More Details)
$800.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 52 *
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II :: Fresh, huge margins, sheet margin at right. Original gum, lightly hinged, very fine. (2010 PF Cert #488978).
$525.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 53 *
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II :: Huge stamp, showing complete design all around, gum stain just shows through at top, otherwise fresh, extremely fine. Original gum, previously hinged.
$325.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 54 *
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, PAIR :: Fresh color, two natural horizontal gum creases, right stamp tiny inclusion above head, right stamp large margins all around, left stamp just in at top, fine to very fine appearing pair. Original gum, hinge remnant.
$300.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 55 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, EARLY STAGE 'BIG CRACK' (GRADED XF90) :: Absolutely drop-dead gorgeous extra fine example with HUGE margins all around and a light, but clear black cancel. This stamp also is position 23L2 and shows clearly the e... (Click Title for More Details)
$325.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 56 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, STRIP :: Postally used horizontal strip of 3 with blue town cancels. Good large margins all around, with several adjacent stamps visible as well. Pencil notations on back indicate positions 15-17R. Very fine plus.
$280.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 57 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II (GRADED 90 JUMBO) :: Stunning stamp, huge margins, showing part of stamp above and part of sheet margin at bottom. Rich color, bold grid cancel, extremely fine JUMBO. (2010 PSE Graded Cert #01225794 XF 90J, Used).
$220.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 58 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, STRIP :: Vertical strip of 3, position 80, 90, 100R1E. Blue circular grid cancels, bottom stamp light pre-printing paper crease, margins wide to just in at top & bottom, with center stamp extremely fine, others f... (Click Title for More Details)
$125.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 59 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II :: Red town cancel, large margins, very fine plus. Attractive stamp.
$2,000.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 60 *
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, PLATE 3 :: The rare Plate 3, Position 25R3. Fresh color, some huge margins showing part of adjacent stamps at left and above. Full original gum, lightly hinged, part of Ashbrook pencil notation on back. Very fine... (Click Title for More Details)
$800.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 61 Θ
USA #7 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE II, PLATE 4 :: Choice example from the scarce plate 4 (position 495326). Rich color, attractive New Ipswich, NH, town cancel. Light corner crease upper left, still very fine plus. (2011 PF Cert #495326 for cover from which it came).
$6,500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 62 Θ
USA #8 var 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE III, POSITION 99R2 :: Gorgeous example of the exceptionally RARE position 99R2, showing large clear breaks top & bottom. Rich color, discreet town cancel, light corner crease upper right clear of design, very fine. (2010 PSE Cert #01223140).
$1,400.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 63 Θ
USA #8A 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IIIa, PLATE 4 (GRADED 90) :: Pretty stamp, bright blue color with bold red partial New Orleans cds, extremely fine. (1978 PF & 2011 PSE Graded Cert #01239939 XF 90, Used).
$450.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 64 Θ
USA #8A 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IIIa :: Deep shade, bold Boston PAID cancel, huge margins showing small part of stamp above, to just clear, corner crease top left, fine to very fine appearance. (2010 PF cert #488580).
$1,800.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 65 *
USA #9 1851 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV (GRADED 90 JUMBO) :: Big right margin stamp with part of adjacent stamp at top and sizable portion of adjacent stamp at left. Couple minor light tone spots at top of head. Extremely fine beauty. (2011 Weiss Cert #3-930, Grade 90J)
$1,500.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 66 *
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV :: Handsome stamp, margins huge, showing part of adjacent stamp at right, fresh, original gum, previously hinged, extremely fine. (2010 PF Graded Cert #486346 XF 90).
$675.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 67 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV (GRADED 98) :: Stunning stamp, huge margins, rich color, superb beauty. (2011 PSE Graded Cert #01232736 Superb 98, Used).
$700.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 68 *
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, PAIR :: Vertical pair, original gum, previously hinged, light vertical crease left of design, otherwise very fine. (2011 PSE Cert #01232735).
$300.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 69 *
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, PAIR :: Horizontal pair with wide side margins, in top & bottom, light horizontal creases, original gum, previously hinged.
$350.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 70 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, PAIR :: Lovely left sheet margin horizontal pair, Positions 81R-82R (penciled on reverse). Huge margins. Extremely fine.
$300.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 71 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, STRIP :: Postally used horizontal strip of 3. Black town cancels, large clear margins all around. Pencil notations on back give positions 32-34R1L. Extremely fine.
$250.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 72 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV (JUMBO) :: Stunning example of Position 87L (penciled on reverse). Huge JUMBO margins showing pieces of adjacent stamp on three sides. Choice, extremely fine GEM!
$210.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 73 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, STRIP :: Postally used horizontal strip of 3. Black town cancels, large clear margins all around. Pencil notations on back give positions 41-43L1L. Very fine.
$200.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 74 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV, STRADDLE MARGIN EXAMPLE :: Lovely straddle-margin example, Pos 90L (penciled on reverse). Four ample to huge margins, recut once at top, twice at bottom. Extremely fine.
$180.00
Closed
 
 
Lot 75 Θ
USA #9 1852 FRANKLIN 1¢ BLUE TYPE IV (JUMBO) :: Position 74R. Huge Jumbo margins with pieces of adjacent stamps at both left and right, sharp PAID cancel. Traces of OG at both top right and along bottom of front, common occurrence on used stamps from this period. Extremely fine.
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