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The Whitpain Collection of United States 1894-98 Bureau Issues continued...

Special Delivery - 1894 Unwatermarked Issue (Scott E4)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
601 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4).> Plate no. 77 at top, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Fine10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Plate no. 77 at top, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Fine (Image)

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900.00

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
602 ogbl 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4).> Block of four with plate no. 77 at top and selvage at right, tropicalized original gum, deep shade on bright paper, small margin thin at bottom right of pos. 4, otherwise Very
Fine, a rare block with plate number, ou10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Block of four with plate no. 77 at top and selvage at right, tropicalized original gum, deep shade on bright paper, small margin thin at bottom right of pos. 4, otherwise Very Fine, a rare block with plate number, outside of the Whitpain collection we have not offered another block in any form in six years (Image)

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3,900.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
603 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4).> Top imprint and plate no. 77 strip of three, outer stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper<><>^VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1894
UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH TWO MI10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Top imprint and plate no. 77 strip of three, outer stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH TWO MINT N.H. STAMPS.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. and hinged singles (Image)

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5,400.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
604 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4).> Bottom imprint and plate no. strip 77 of three, deep shade on bright paper, wide margins<><>^VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1894 SPECIAL DELIVERY
ISSUE.^<><>The 1894 unwatermarked issue i10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Bottom imprint and plate no. strip 77 of three, deep shade on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1894 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

The 1894 unwatermarked issue in imprint and plate number multiples of any size is scarce (Image)

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5,250.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
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605 ogbl 10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var).> Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, tiny toned spot in center selvage not mentioned on accompanying
certificate<><>^FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY R10c Dark Blue, Special Delivery (E4 var). Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, tiny toned spot in center selvage not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. VERY FEW PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN, ESPECIALLY FROM THE DESIRABLE TOP PLATE POSITION. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THE DARK BLUE SHADE.

Only one plate number was used for this issue -- Plate 77. Our search of past auction catalogues and Power Search found only four others: 1) bottom position, centered to top right, offered in our 1999 Rarities sale, 2) bottom position, negligible natural gum wrinkles and some perf strengthening, ex Todd (Part One, lot 1090), 3) wide top position, rejoined perf separations between stamps in left vertical pair, offered in our 1966 Rarities, Todd (Part One, lot 1088) and the Wampler sale, and 4) wide top, minor perf strengthening, trivial red offset on back, bottom left corner perf off, ex Todd (Part One, lot 1089).

With 1979 P.F. certificate (Image)

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17,500.00

SOLD for $13,000.00
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606 ngbl 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a).> Block of six, unused (no gum), huge margins all around, intense color and impression with plate wash between stamps, top pair light horizontal crease, others with
light bends<><>^EXTREMELY FINE APPEAR10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a). Block of six, unused (no gum), huge margins all around, intense color and impression with plate wash between stamps, top pair light horizontal crease, others with light bends

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

None of the examples of E4 imperforate we located have gum. All copies of E5 imperforate in our records have original gum.

From our 1986 Rarities sale. With 1977 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as three pairs (Image)

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16,500.00

SOLD for $12,000.00
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607   10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a).> Horizontal pair, huge margins to full incl. significant portion of adjoining stamps at bottom, unusual <albino impression> of part of left stamps where not inked,
also dry printing at bottom right, ligh10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a). Horizontal pair, huge margins to full incl. significant portion of adjoining stamps at bottom, unusual albino impression of part of left stamps where not inked, also dry printing at bottom right, lightly cancelled

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, WITH A PARTIALLY INKED IMPRESSION AND A CANCELLATION. THIS IS SURELY UNIQUE.

With 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as unused (Image)

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5,500.00

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
608 ng 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a).> Horizontal pair with significant portions of six adjoining stamps, unusual <albino impression> showing a lack of ink on much of the piece outside of the bottom of
the two stamps in the pair, back of pie10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a). Horizontal pair with significant portions of six adjoining stamps, unusual albino impression showing a lack of ink on much of the piece outside of the bottom of the two stamps in the pair, back of piece with ms. color mixture notes in pencil, owner regarded this as an example of a poorly wiped plate, though it could also be make-ready or printer's waste, nonetheless an unusual and interesting item (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
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609 c 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4).> Tied by Fort Wayne Ind. Jul. 14, 1895 duplex and used with 2c Carmine, Ty. II (267) on multicolored <The Wallace Show, The Finest of Any Horses on Earth illustrated> cover to
New York, red Offered at Address Jul10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Tied by "Fort Wayne Ind. Jul. 14, 1895" duplex and used with 2c Carmine, Ty. II (267) on multicolored "The Wallace Show, The Finest of Any Horses on Earth" illustrated cover to New York, red "Offered at Address July 1 at 5:20 PM, Cause of non-delivery Closed" four-line handstamp, back of cover with printed label "Notice. A Special Delivery Stamp affixed to any article of mail matter is intended only to secure an immediate delivery -- or one offer of immediate delivery. If the article cannot for any cause be delivered when FIRST offered, it then becomes ordinary mail matter and is thereafter treated accordingly", Very Fine, a beautiful cover and a fantastic usage (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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