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    AN OUTSTANDING MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE UNWATERMARKED 10¢ 1894

    1894,10c Blue (E4), wonderfully centered with bright bold color, crisp impression and never hinged original gum. Extremely Fine to Superb, Scott $2,100.


    SMQ $18,400


    Expertization: PSE Encapsulated graded 95

    AN ESSENTIALLY PERFECTLY CENTERED GEM MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS DIFFICULT STAMP.

    In 1894, the Bureau of Printing & Engraving took over the job of printing stamps for the first time. They were poorly equipped, especially for the perforation process. Hence many of their first issue were very off center. The 10¢ Special Delivery was no exception and well centered mint examples are condition rarities, especially when never hinged. Only 3 examples to date have been graded 95, with only 2 higher. Frankly, given the stamp's marvelous overall qualities and mint state original gum, it would be almost impossible to improve upon.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2009
    7th-11th Friday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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