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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
350 1c-$1 Admiral Issue Complete set of eighteen in blocks of four, plus imperforate 1c-3c blocks and war tax MR1-MR5; mostly with select centering, mint hinged (several blocks with lower pair NH). Scarcer printings found on the Fifty cent as silver black wet and One dollar as deep orange wet, both from UR corner margin. Overall with select VF centering (Unitrade 104-122, 136-138, MR1-MR5)

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Est. 1,500.00 +
351 1c-$1 Admiral Complete basic set of 18 mint stamps, wet or dry printings, all selected for fresh colours. Nicely centered with full OG; #116 is the elusive first printing reddish purple shade. A beautiful set, VF NH (Unitrade cat. $5,250 as most common shade / printing)

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Est. 1,250.00 +
352 One Cent Green Shades / Printings An attractive lot of twelve VF NH singles, distinctive shades ranging from deep blue green to dark yellow green and noting better such as deep blue green, grey green and green on greyish paper (couple shortish). All with fresh colours and a great lot for shades. (Unitrade 104 + shades cat. $2,100+)

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Est. 750.00 +
353 One Cent Green (Shades) Selection of Mint Blocks Nice lot of eleven different shades from deep blue green to pale yellow green, all mint NH (the odd block has one VLH stamp), centering ranges from Fine to Very Fine (Unitrade 104 shades)

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Est. 750.00 +
354 1c Green Very well centered mint single with lovely fresh colour and full original gum, XF NH (Unitrade 104)

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120.00 +
355 1c Yellow Green A superb mint example, very well centered within large margins, brilliant fresh colour, XF NH (Unitrade 104e)

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120.00 +
356 1c Yellow Green A choice mint single with deep rich colour and well centered, XF NH (Unitrade 104e)

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120.00 +
357 1c Grey Green Selected mint example of this elusive shade, lovely bright impression, full pristine original gum, VF NH (Unitrade 104ix)

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300.00
358 1c Pale Green Very well centered mint in a distinctive paler shade of green, lovely impression and full original gum, XF NH (Unitrade 104 shade)

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120.00 +
359 1c Deep Blue Green An unusually well centered mint pair showing "hairlines", VF NH; photocopy of 2004 Greene Foundation cert. for a block of 25 from which it originates. (Unitrade 104viii)

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420.00
360 1c Yellow, Die I (Dry Printing) Select mint with exceptional colour, well centered, VF+ NH (Unitrade 105f)

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150.00
361 1c Yellow, Die I (Wet Printing) A superb mint example with oversized margins, brilliant fresh colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH GEM (Unitrade 105i)

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120.00 +
362 Two cent Carmine (Shades) Selection of Mint Blocks A most impressive lot of fourteen different shades from first printing carmine to deep red, mostly mint NH; the scarce pink shade block has top pair VLH and two other blocks with one stamp LH. Centering ranging from Fine to Very Fine (Unitrade 106 shades)

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Est. 750.00 +
363 Two Cent Carmine Shades Neat lot of nine different shades from rose carmine to deep rose red, noting the better orange red and rose carmine with clear "hairlines" among others. NH and almost all VF (Unitrade 106 + shades cat. $1,250)

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Est. 400.00 +
364 2c Carmine A well centered within mint single with large margins and full original gum, VF+ NH (Unitrade 106)

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120.00 +
365 2c Carmine A premium mint example, exceptionally well centered and fresh with full original gum, XF NH (Unitrade 106)

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120.00 +
366 2c Pink An outstanding corner margin block of eight of this distinctive and sought-after shade, superbly centered with very large margins, fabulous colour and bright impression on pristine paper; LH in selvedge only, all stamps with full immaculate original gum, never hinged. A wonderful block of this elusive shade in premium quality, XF NH (Unitrade 106b)

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4,800.00 +
367 2c Pink An exceptional mint example of this key shade originating from Plate 2 - showing clear "accent" variety over "C" of CENTS; brilliant fresh colour on pristine paper and with full immaculate original gum, never hinged. A wonderful stamp, worthy of the finest collection, XF NH GEM; 1994 Greene Foundation cert. ex. "Crossings" (January 2010; Lot 367) (Unitrade 106b)

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600.00 +
368 2c Pink A fresh mint example with exceptional colour and pristine original gum, never hinged and nearly Very Fine centered (Unitrade 106b)

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400.00
369 2c Rose Carmine Mint block of six in a beautiful early shade, printing order "98" in lower margin which according to Marler handbook was allocated to plates No. 3 to No. 8; pencil notation in margin only. Nicely centered with brilliant colour and full original gum, VF NH (Unitrade 106c)

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720.00
370 2c Rose Carmine A remarkably well centered mint single with large margins and pristine original gum; a lovely stamp, XF NH (Unitrade 106c)

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120.00 +
371 2c Rose Carmine A visually striking mint single, well centered with impressive margins, bright colour and full original gum, VF+ NH JUMBO (Unitrade 106c)

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120.00 +
372 2c Rose Carmine A selected, fresh and well centered mint example, distinctive shade and impression of an early printing; VF+ NH (Unitrade 106c)

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120.00
373 2c Dark Carmine A remarkable mint example, well centered with enormous margins, vivid colour on fresh paper and possessing full pristine original gum, XF NH GEM (Unitrade 106iii)

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120.00 +
374 2c Orange Red Nicely centered with characteristic vivid colour and full pristine original gum; an elusive shade, VF NH (Unitrade 106iv)

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180.00
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