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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
268 1c Green Mint lower left Plate 125 block of eight, well centered with fresh colour; small crease in margin, otherwise VF NH (Unitrade 104 cat. $960 for stamps alone)

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Est. 300.00 +
269 2c Rose Carmine Lower margin mint Plate 1 block of eight, printing order "83" at left; a few split perfs reinforced at lower right, natural gum wrinkles but leaving five stamps NH. A beautiful block in a lovely shade closely resembling the elusive pink shade associated with Plate 2, VF ex Brigham March 2015; Lot 167 (described as pink)(Unitrade 106c cat. $720+ for stamps alone)

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Est. 500.00 +
270 2c Pink A spectacular lower margin Plate 2 inscription block of eight, exceptionally fresh with characteristic bright colour and impression associated with this elusive shade, LH in ungummed portion of the sheet margin, all stamps with full immaculate original gum, never hinged. Among the finest existing plate multiples of the Two cent pink, VF NH (Unitrade 106b; catalogue value for stamps alone)

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4,800.00
271 2c Pink A well centered mint block showing near complete Plate 2 imprint, characteristic colour and impression associated with this elusive shade, full original gum, never hinged; almost Very Fine (Unitrade 106b)

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1,600.00 +
272 1912 2c Pink Mint block of eight showing nearly complete Plate 2 inscription, printing (PO) order number 83 at right; the elusive shade rarely offered in such a large multiple; VLH on top centre pair, natural gum bend at right pair and folded. Nevertheless six stamps are sound with full OG, Fine NH (Unitrade 106b; catalogue value for stamps alone)

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1,400.00
273 2c Pink An outstanding mint Plate 2 strip of three, characteristic colour and impression associated with this elusive shade, hinged in margin only, stamps are exceptionally well centered within noticeably large margins and full OG, XF NH; 2008 Greene Foundation certificate for a block of six from which this originates. (Unitrade 106b cat. $1,800+)

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Est. 1,000.00 +
274 2c Rose Carmine A well centered lower margin Plate 30 imprint block of eight, brilliant colour on fresh paper; third stamp at top VLH, all others NH, VF (Unitrade 106c; cat. as stamps only) ex. Michael Roberts (December 2006; Lot 863)

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880.00
275 2c Rose Red A remarkably fresh and extremely well centered mint Plate 46 block of eight with fabulous bright colour. A wonderful block in an excellent state of preservation, VF-XF NH (Unitrade 106ii shade; cat. as stamps only)

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1,200.00 +
276 2c Dark Carmine An unusually well centered block of ten showing full Plate 145 inscription, folded vertically between second and third columns, couple hinges in margin only strengthening a few split perfs, otherwise full original gum and VF NH (Unitrade 106iii; cat. $1,200 as stamps only)

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Est. 500.00 +
277 2c Bright "Silver" Green (Wet Printing) Mint Plate 159 block of fourteen showing complete plate inscription and printing order numbers, in an unusual and appealing shade, quite well centered and with full original gum; a nice plate multiple for the specialist, F-VF NH (Unitrade 107 shade)

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Est. 400.00 +
278 3c Brown (Dry Printing) An attractive mint Plate 118 inscription block of eight, six stamps unusually well centered with large margins, LH in selvedge, all stamps are NH, VF (Unitrade 108c cat. $960 for stamps alone)

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Est. 300.00 +
279 3c Carmine, Die II Selected, fresh mint Plate 157 block of eight of the scarcer die, full inscription, light hinged in selvedge only, stamps NH, VF (Unitrade 109c cat. $1,680)

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Est. 500.00 +
280 4c Golden Yellow (Wet Printing) Upper right mint Plate 1 strip of ten, severed between eighth and ninth stamps, end stamps hinged, others are NH. A rarely seen plate multiple of this distinctive and elusive shade, F-VF OG / NH; cat. as four VF NH singles only. (Unitrade 110c)

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2,640.00
281 4c Olive Yellow (Wet Printing) A beautiful mint Plate 2 strip of ten, well centered with bright colour, choice and rarely seen, VF NH (Unitrade 110b cat. $2,700 for stamps alone)

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Est. 1,000.00 +
282 4c Olive Bistre (Wet Printing) A nicely centered, fresh mint Plate 4 strip of ten, LH in selvedge only, stamps VF NH (Unitrade 110 cat. $2,400 for stamps alone)

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Est. 750.00 +
283 4c Yellow Ochre (Dry Printing) Mint Plate 5 inscription block of ten from upper left pane; fold between second and third columns, minor perf separation, LH in selvedge only, all stamps are NH, Fine+ (Unitrade 110d)

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Est. 350.00 +
284 5c Indigo A most impressive mint Plate 1 block of six, printing order "PO 84" shown at right, distinctive, radiant colour and sharp impression; heavy hinging in selvedge, one hinge touches top left pair, the other four stamps with full pristine NH original gum. Plate multiples of the 5c indigo are seldom encountered, especially desirable with such freshness and centering, F-VF (Unitrade 111a cat. $5,340 as stamps only)

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Est. 1,500.00 +
285 5c Indigo An attractive mint Plate 1 block, characteristic shade and impression of this elusive first printing; hinged in selvedge only, all stamps with full original gum, Fine+ NH (Unitrade 111a; catalogue value for stamps alone) ex. Stan Lum (September 2013; Lot 1048)

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1,400.00
286 5c Pale Blue Visually striking mint Plate 1 strip of five, original printing number (83) etched out and replaced by "115" at left, printed in a beautiful pale shade of blue and a rarity for Plate 1 which is normally characterized by the indigo shade; couple tiny perf flaws with full unblemished original gum, F-VF NH (Unitrade 111 shade; cat. $2,600 for stamps alone in the more common shade) ex. George Marler (September 1982; Lot 329 - as a strip of six)

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Est. 750.00 +
287 5c Deep Blue Impressive top sheet margin mint strip of five with Plate 2 imprint and printing order "84" at right, exceptionally deep rich colour closely resembling the indigo shade; short perf at lower right, hinged in selvedge barely touching centre stamp, the other four stamps are NH. A beautiful plate strip in an unusual shade that really stands out, VF (Unitrade 111 shade; cat. $3,900 for stamps alone in the common blue shade)

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Est. 1,000.00 +
288 5c Dark Blue Unusually well centered mint Plate 10 imprint strip of four from upper left of the sheet, exceptionally fresh and well centered, LH in selvedge only leaving stamps with full original gum never hinged. An attractive and choice plate strip of this valuable stamp, VF (Unitrade 111 cat. $3,600 for stamps alone) ex. Fred Goodhelpsen (June 2004; Lot 2262)

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Est. 1,000.00 +
289 5c Bright Blue A choice mint pair showing Plate 14 imprint in lower margin, brilliant fresh, well centered and with full original gum, VF NH (Unitrade 111 cat. $1,800 for stamps alone)

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Est. 600.00 +
290 5c Rose Violet (Wet Printing) Extremely well centered mint Plate 15 imprint strip of four, lovely bright and distinctive shade, LH in selvedge only, stamps with pristine original gum, VF+ NH (Unitrade 112ii cat. $720+)

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Est. 300.00 +
291 5c Violet (Wet Printing) Selected, fresh and nicely centered mint Plate 22 block of eight, full inscription and full original gum, LH in selvedge, all stamps VF NH (Unitrade 112 cat. $1,440 for stamps alone)

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Est. 400.00 +
292 5c Violet (Redrawn Framelines; Dry Printing) Quite well centered mint Plate 24 strip of ten, LH in margin only, stamps are NH with almost Very Fine centering (Unitrade 112c cat. $1,300 for stamps alone)

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Est. 400.00 +
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