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Item Number 1344131932

Sold 14 Apr 2002 to "stazy4" for $9.99 and described as:

# 165 Used 1873 30c Hamilton

This is Scott # 165 in used condition. Shipping is $1.00. Shipping on additional lots is $.50

The stamp was cleaned and reperforated. It then found a new life on the RIGHT.

Educational Part:
This is what we call in the biz as a reperf job (lower edge). Too bad, as the original stamp would have been called a JUMBO and might have fetched more money.

Item Number 1354661555

Sold on 26 May 2002 by "pcheltenham" for $34.51 as:


The seller "pcheltenham" describes the lot as:

THIS SAYS::: secret mark color??? tiny internal puncture ......Take a look at the scan. What you see is what you get. This is a handed down collection comprising of (sic) over 20 boxes. Whenever there are notations on the envelopes they will be given. Some stamps have notations on the back. Wether (sic) these notations are correct or not is your obligation to determine.

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