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

Special Delivery - 1895 Watermarked Issue, Balances (Scott E5) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
621 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5).> Six bottom imprint and plate no. strips of three (plate nos. 257, 381, 880, 881, 883, 1259), one regummed, others original gum, several stamps Mint N.H., small stain on one,
centering mostly Fine, an attractive group10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Six bottom imprint and plate no. strips of three (plate nos. 257, 381, 880, 881, 883, 1259), one regummed, others original gum, several stamps Mint N.H., small stain on one, centering mostly Fine, an attractive group (Image)

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5,400.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
622 ogbl 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5).> Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, original gum, couple small h.r. slivers, one reinforces perf separations, vivid color on bright paper, Very Fine example of this
difficult plate block10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Top imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, original gum, couple small h.r. slivers, one reinforces perf separations, vivid color on bright paper, Very Fine example of this difficult plate block (Image)

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4,750.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
623 ogbl 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5).> Top imprint and plate no. 257 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, perf separations mostly confined to selvage where reinforced, small thin spot pos. 3, otherwise Fine,
scarce plate block10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Top imprint and plate no. 257 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, perf separations mostly confined to selvage where reinforced, small thin spot pos. 3, otherwise Fine, scarce plate block (Image)

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4,750.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
624 ogbl 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c formerly E5a).> Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around incl. trace of center line at right, rich color and detailed impression, light
corner crease at top right not mentione10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c, formerly E5a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around incl. trace of center line at right, rich color and detailed impression, light corner crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

We have offered only four unduplicated pairs and a single since keeping computerized records. Another block was offered in the first Todd sale, where illustrated in color on the inside back cover. Although all examples of E4a do not have gum, all copies of E5a have original gum (see page XX for the background to the 1895 Imperforates).

With 1991 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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9,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
625 og 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c formerly E5a).> Vertical pair, large and even margins all around, deep rich color, original gum, usual light natural gum wrinkles<><>^EXTREMELY FINE IMPERFORATE PAIR
OF THE 10-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BURE10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c, formerly E5a). Vertical pair, large and even margins all around, deep rich color, original gum, usual light natural gum wrinkles

EXTREMELY FINE IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

See page XX for background to 1895 Imperforates. (Image)

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4,500.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
626 c 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5).> Plate no. 381 at bottom, tied by Waltham Mass. Mar. 26, 1898 duplex cancels on 2c entire to Cambridge Mass., various backstamps incl. Boston & Somerville R.P.O. Mar. 25, 1898,
Hub Stamp Co. return address, few sl10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Plate no. 381 at bottom, tied by "Waltham Mass. Mar. 26, 1898" duplex cancels on 2c entire to Cambridge Mass., various backstamps incl. "Boston & Somerville R.P.O. Mar. 25, 1898", Hub Stamp Co. return address, few slightly soiled perfs from gum, Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
627   10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5).> Used with two 10c Dark Green (273) and 4c Dark Brown (269) and tied by Albany N.Y. Feb. 24, 1897 duplex cancels on cover front only with <State of New York Senate Chamber
illustration> to Brooklyn N.Y. and <forward10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Used with two 10c Dark Green (273) and 4c Dark Brown (269) and tied by "Albany N.Y. Feb. 24, 1897" duplex cancels on cover front only with State of New York Senate Chamber illustration to Brooklyn N.Y. and forwarded back to Albany, on forwarding a second 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5) applied and tied by Brooklyn N.Y. Feb. 25, 1897" duplex, some edgewear, still Very Fine, a very unusual cover, the two Special Delivery stamps were applied at different times and so this is a double-Special Delivery usage (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
628 c 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dot in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a).> Two covers, each bearing single and each with line thru Postal variety, first tied by Boston Mass. Aug. 19, 1902 cancel on 2c entire to
Buffalo N.Y., second tied by Summit N10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dot in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a). Two covers, each bearing single and each with line thru "Postal" variety, first tied by "Boston Mass. Aug. 19, 1902" cancel on 2c entire to Buffalo N.Y., second tied by "Summit N.J. Dec. 18, 1901" duplex to New York, Very Fine pair of covers (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
629   Special Delivery Balance (E4, E5, E5a).> Six unused and 19 used stamps, incl. single No. E4 with original gum (thin spot), three singles and pair of No. E5 with original gum, eight used singles of No. E5a with
accompanying article by Henry Gobie on dSpecial Delivery Balance (E4, E5, E5a). Six unused and 19 used stamps, incl. single No. E4 with original gum (thin spot), three singles and pair of No. E5 with original gum, eight used singles of No. E5a with accompanying article by Henry Gobie on discovering the dots above the messenger's head plate no. 882 variety, others show layout line through "Postal Delivery" variety, a few with small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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2,320.00

SOLD for $250.00
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630 c Special Delivery Covers. Thirteen, incl. No. E5 on all-over flag design Patriotic cover used in Brooklyn, No. E5 with plate no. 77 at bottom on 2c entire, E4 with non-delivery sticker on back, two other E4, also few E5 on illustrated covers incl. one rom Oberlin Conservatory of Music, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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