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1851-57 Issues, Stamps (#1)

Item # Description Price Picture
8305 #11A, VF pos. 100L2L corner copy with light blue [WAS]HINGTON postmark. Full bottom and right straddle margins, clear top margin, clear to almost touching left margin. Tiny wrinkle (not a crease) at upper right corner tip. A beauty. $150
8214 #26, VF+, sound four margin stamp with firm crisp perfs all around canceled by a XF SOTN strike of large 7-bar grid in circle killer. An impressive stamp. $25
7660 #26, VF, sound, bearing an XF-superb SOTN strike of incised star fancy killer (Skinner-Eno ST-St 11, most likely from Freehold, NJ; Simpson's 205, p. 143). Light pen stroke at upper right edge. A wonderful 1857 issue fancy cancel. 2020 PFC, graded VF 80. $95
7695 #24 F-VF+, pressed corner crease at lower left, bearing a VF+ SOTN strike of scarce St. Louis, MO boxed "1 ct" rate killer used on drop rate mail.  Difficult item. SOLD
7580 #26, VF, sound, this being a far right left pane position stamp showing the pane separation line at right, very unusual in that the right side is perforated. Pane is normally cut so this is typically a straight edge position.  Probably created when the perforation machine operator made an adjustment to the perforating wheel on the right side moving it too far out on that side. $20
6700 #24, fine, fresh and sound, bearing a VF+ strike of red New York City PAID over U.S. MAIL CITY DELIVERY double circle with thick numeral 1 (cent) rate value (similar to Skinner-Eno PM-CR 1), FEB 16 date. Red cancel on blue stamp, very pretty. SOLD
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