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Lot 3329

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., very lightly hinged, impressive example with nice big margins and gorgeous color in full "bloom", unusually choice for this issue, Very Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3330
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), regummed, wide margined example with splendid color, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 3331

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), top plate number and imprint strip of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, very handsome example of this terribly elusive multiple; ravishing rich color; diagonal creasing in selvage just barely affects the top right corner of the far right stamp in the strip, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 3332

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., never hinged, handsome right sheet margin single in immaculate mint condition, with fully unblemished gum and warm rich color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $675.
Scott $675.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 3333

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., never hinged, lovely example in a pristine mint state, with impressive rich color, Fine to Very Fine, 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3334

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., never hinged, vivid rich color on bright white paper; barely visible fingerprint on gum, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1986 P.F. certificate for strip of 4 from which this stamp was taken, this being position 3.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 3335

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with deep color printed on bleach white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2009 P.F. certificate for strip/4, from which it came; this is position 2 from strip.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3336

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, tremendous top quality example of this terribly difficult stamp; breathtaking color printed on clean white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Scott $525.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3337

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh appearance; light selvage wrinkle, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 3338

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), o.g., never hinged, marvelous JUMBO with alluring rich color; a true condition rarity as this stamp is almost never found this choice, Extremely Fine to Superb, this is 1 of 4 examples achieving this impressive grade, with only 8 others grading higher, according to PSE's population report, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $775.
Scott $140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3339
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), top plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., lightly hinged (2 stamps never hinged), brightly colored multiple; a handsome wide top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3340

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), top block of 6 with plate number and partial imprint, o.g., never hinged, a lovely "poor man's" plate block; light even toning, tiny perf disc indent on lower right stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $840 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 3341
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Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine, top frameline missing variety (Scott E8 var.), light black cancellation, phenomenal example of the seldom seen "top frameline missing" variety, of which few are offered - this being without question the finest known example of this stamp; huge JUMBO margins and radiating color, Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98J.
Scott $22.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3342

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), left plate no. 5863 block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh and bright; slight reinforced separation and closed staple tear in selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 3343

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, well margined example with vivid color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 3344

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ gray violet (Scott E11b), top plate block of 6, o.g., previously hinged, gorgeous block with vibrant color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 3345

Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ deep ultramarine (Scott E12a), o.g., never hinged, awesome rich shade; a fresh and pleasing top quality example, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $130.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3346

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), bottom plate no. 16836 block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, well-centered and solid, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 3347

Special Delivery, 1969, 45¢ carmine & violet blue, remarque (Scott E22), bottom right plate number single, o.g., never hinged, striking remarque in wide right selvage of the stamp showing Messenger Running; simply stunning with lots of detail, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3348

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ dark ultramarine (Scott E6), top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, except along perfs that were reinforced, beautiful deep, rich color, overall Very Fine.
Scott $4,750 as NH.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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