Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009

Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
470
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Sale 968B, Lot 470, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Mint N.H., vibrant bright color on deeply blued paper, proof-like impression, wide even margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES TO OBTAIN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

A review of our records using Power Search reveals that we have offered only four other Mint N.H. examples in the past fourteen years. The others were offered in sales of the Argentum collection (Sale 807), the Vineyard collection (Sale 883), the Odeneal collection (Sale 941) and the Hoffman collection (Sale 956). None of the others is centered as well as this stamp.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $18,400.00). This is the only graded example in Mint N.H. condition in the P.S.E. Population Report

5,000
18,000