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Item Number 1346169954

Sold on 20 Apr 2002 to "stazy4" for $15.01

US #152 Great looking Cats $160.00 Fancy canc

This is a lovely example of ”US #152”. Condition is ”used and sound”. This is a great stamp/set and worthy of your consideration.

This is a perfectly good 152 with fine centering. Some pulled perfs at the top.

The stamp was reperfed with a new cancel added, then found a new life on the RIGHT.

Educational Part:
Note that the perfectly good bottom edge has been reperforated.
Cancels added - why? Most likely to cover the reperforation of the bottom edge.

Item Number 1353142550

Sold on 19 May 2002 by "pcheltenham" for $42.00 as:


The seller "pcheltenham" describes the lot as:

This says: crease at top.........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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