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Sale 910 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1: Columbian and Later Issues

Sale Date — Friday, 21 April, 2006

Category — 1902-08 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
48
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 48, 1902-08 Issues50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually wide margins and perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY SCOTT 310 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforating method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. Anyone who has pursued this set can testify that the 50c is rarely encountered in such condition. The 50c 1902 offered here probably ranks among the five highest-quality examples in existence.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,250.00)

1,200
26,000
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