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Lot #139

1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue

1880 3c blue green, unused without gum as issued, intense shade and detailed impression, excellent centering for this difficult issue, v.f., with 1943 American Philatelic Society Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 graded PFC (VF-XF 85). One of the rarest of the Special Printings, not included in the 14 recorded in the Siegel Census (SMQ $185,000 for VF-80 and $300,000 for XF-90) (Scott catalogue value for graded VF-XF85)
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Catalog #194
Catalog Value $215,000

Price Realized
$130,000.00

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