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The Martin Richardson Gold Medal Collection of U.S. Post Office Seals (1872 Registry Seals)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2583 E Post Office Registry Seal, Yellow Die Essay on India (OXF1-E4a).> 117 x 57mm, removed from card backing, lovely color, small thin spot as often found on this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice appearance and
rarely seen, differs from the issued desiPost Office Registry Seal, Yellow Die Essay on India (OXF1-E4a). 117 x 57mm, removed from card backing, lovely color, small thin spot as often found on this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice appearance and rarely seen, differs from the issued design by the word "REGISTERED" appearing to be superimposed over the background and other lettering (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2584 E Post Office Registry Seal, Blue Die Essay on Thin Cardboard with Colored Border (OXF1-E4c).> Block sunk, 115 x 60mm, couple light toned spots, otherwise fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essayPost Office Registry Seal, Blue Die Essay on Thin Cardboard with Colored Border (OXF1-E4c). Block sunk, 115 x 60mm, couple light toned spots, otherwise fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essay (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
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2585 P Post Office Registry Seal, Hybrid Large Die Proof Mounted on Card (OXF1P1).> Full page from a sample book, 151 x 215mm, Extremely Fine, scarce proof which is undercatalogued in ScottPost Office Registry Seal, Hybrid Large Die Proof Mounted on Card (OXF1P1). Full page from a sample book, 151 x 215mm, Extremely Fine, scarce proof which is undercatalogued in Scott (Image)

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275.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2586 P Post Office Registry Seal, Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (OXF1P1b).> 97 x 53mm, deep rich color, small thin spot at top could be easily trimmed, Very Fine appearance, scarce proof which is undercatalogued in
ScottPost Office Registry Seal, Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (OXF1P1b). 97 x 53mm, deep rich color, small thin spot at top could be easily trimmed, Very Fine appearance, scarce proof which is undercatalogued in Scott (Image)

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190.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2587 TC Post Office Registry Seal, Green Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card with Colored Border (OXF1TC).> 116 x 80mm, Very Fine and choice, scarcePost Office Registry Seal, Green Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card with Colored Border (OXF1TC). 116 x 80mm, Very Fine and choice, scarce (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
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2588 ogbl Post Office Registry Seal (OXF1).> Full pane of 15 from the lower half of the sheet of 30, original gum, several seals Mint N.H., few small h.r. sensibly reinforcing perf separations, left selvage mostly
detached, couple toning spots almost entirelyPost Office Registry Seal (OXF1). Full pane of 15 from the lower half of the sheet of 30, original gum, several seals Mint N.H., few small h.r. sensibly reinforcing perf separations, left selvage mostly detached, couple toning spots almost entirely confined to selvage

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE COMPLETE BOTTOM PANE OF 15 OF THE 1872 POST OFFICE REGISTRY SEAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF POST OFFICE SEAL COLLECTING.

According to Kotanchik (p.37), the 1872 Registry Seals were printed in at least three formats. The regularly-issued seals were printed in sheets of 30 and divided between the 5th and 6th rows. There are six top panes of 15 record and only this single bottom pane of 15.

Illustrated in Kotanchik, (p. 19) (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
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2589   Post Office Registry Seal (OXF1). Complete plating reconstruction of the regular issue plate of 30 subjects as researched and compiled by Jon Christiansen, two positions mounted per page with enlarged photographs detailing the identifying characteristics of each position, most of the stamps either uncancelled or lightly cancelled, an important reference work for the specialist

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $950.00
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2590 og Post Office Registry Seal, Yellow Green on Pelure, Horizontally Laid Paper (OXF1a var).> Original gum, choice centering, couple small gum soaks and a light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, accompanied by
a normal OXF1a on PelurePost Office Registry Seal, Yellow Green on Pelure, Horizontally Laid Paper (OXF1a var). Original gum, choice centering, couple small gum soaks and a light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, accompanied by a normal OXF1a on Pelure (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $800.00
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2591 og Post Office Registry Seal, Imperforate (OXF1b).> Vertical pair, large part original gum, small nick in right margin and light vertical crease, Fine appearance and extremely rare, according to Kotanchik (p. 30)
this pairs origin is a mystery as it doPost Office Registry Seal, Imperforate (OXF1b). Vertical pair, large part original gum, small nick in right margin and light vertical crease, Fine appearance and extremely rare, according to Kotanchik (p. 30) this pair's origin is a mystery as it does not plate to either the regular issue top and bottom panes of 15 or the Special Printing pane of nine, illustrated in Kotanchik (p. 30), ex. Christiansen (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $375.00
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2592 og Post Office Registry Seal, Horizontally Laid Paper (OXF1c).> Original gum, few h.r., wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice example of this distinctive and rare paper varietyPost Office Registry Seal, Horizontally Laid Paper (OXF1c). Original gum, few h.r., wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice example of this distinctive and rare paper variety (Image)

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500.00

SOLD for $400.00
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2593 og Post Office Registry Seal, Printed on Both Sides (OXF1d).> Original gum, clear second impression on back, light corner creases at left, Fine appearing example of this scarce variety, with 1974 P.F.
certificatePost Office Registry Seal, Printed on Both Sides (OXF1d). Original gum, clear second impression on back, light corner creases at left, Fine appearing example of this scarce variety, with 1974 P.F. certificate (Image)

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500.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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