Sale 391 — 1971 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 March, 1971

Category — Postage Due thru Revenue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
195
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Sale Number 391, Lot Number 195, Postage Due thru Revenue1c Rose, Postage Due (J59). Top Star Imprint Plate No, 1c Rose, Postage Due (J59). Top Star Imprint Plate No1c Rose, Postage Due (J59). Top Star Imprint Plate No. 5510 Block of Six, Fine-Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate. According to notes from the "U.S. Specialist" July, 1966, which accompanies, this is the only example of Plate No. 5510 on record

675
850
196
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 196, Postage Due thru Revenue1c Postage Due, "1" Omitted (J89a), 1c Postage Due, "1" Omitted (J89a)1c Postage Due, "1" Omitted (J89a). Block, Mint, Very Fine

600
425
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197
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Sale Number 391, Lot Number 197, Postage Due thru Revenue10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E4a). Vertical Pair, Fresh, o.g., small thin in Bottom stamp, other Very Fine

800
625
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197A
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 197A, Postage Due thru Revenue6c Red on White, Star Die, Entire (U30), 6c Red on White, Star Die, Entire (U30)6c Red on White, Star Die, Entire (U30). Unused, Size 7, Very Fine

425
210
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197C
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 197C, Postage Due thru Revenue10c Green on White, Star Die, Entire (U32), 10c Green on White, Star Die, Entire (U32)10c Green on White, Star Die, Entire (U32). Unused, Size 3, Very Fine, Rare

1,700
950
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197B
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 197B, Postage Due thru Revenue6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Entire (U31), 6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Entire (U31)6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Entire (U31). Unused, Size 7, small tear at U. L. corner, otherwise Very Fine

750
280
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198
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 198, Postage Due thru Revenue3c Pink on Orange, Entire (U37), 3c Pink on Orange, Entire (U37)3c Pink on Orange, Entire (U37). Very slight aging of paper, Fine, Rare Entire

700
600
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199
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 199, Postage Due thru Revenue2c Carmine, Washington Bicentennial on Blue, Die 1, Error, Entire (U525b), 2c Carmine, Washington Bicentennial on Blue, Die 1, Error, Entire (U525b)2c Carmine, Washington Bicentennial on Blue, Die 1, Error, Entire (U525b). Unused, Size 13, Fresh, Extremely Fine, one of two known copies, the Greatest of the Twentieth Century Envelope Rarities, Ex-Lilly, with P. F. Certificate

4,500
3,000
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200
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 200, Postage Due thru Revenue6c on 6c Airpost Entire (UC20a), 6c on 6c Airpost Entire (UC20a)6c on 6c Airpost Entire (UC20a). Unused, Very Fine example of this Rare Error, with P. F. Certificate

750
400
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201
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 201, Postage Due thru Revenue6c Dark Red on Cream, War (UO24), 6c Dark Red on Cream, War (UO24)6c Dark Red on Cream, War (UO24). Unused Entire,-Very Fine, one of the Rare U.S. Postal Stationery Entires (Thorp #6138)

500
400
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202
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Sale Number 391, Lot Number 202, Postage Due thru Revenue1c Red on Orange, War (UO45A), 1c Red on Orange, War (UO45A)1c Red on Orange, War (UO45A). Cut Square, Unused, Large Margins, Very Fine, A Very Great Rarity, Unknown as an Entire and one of the two known cut squares, as stated by Barkhausen, Obviously the catalogue value of $500.00 does not reflect the rarity; we have never before seen it in over 40 years of professional experience

E. 1,000-2,000
1,550
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203
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 203, Postage Due thru Revenue5c Weather Service, Postal Card, Yellow and Black Omitted (UX57 var.), 5c Weather Service, Postal Card, Yellow and Black Omitted (UX57 var.)5c Weather Service, Postal Card, Yellow and Black Omitted (UX57 var.). Unused, Very Fine, a Magnificent Error

E. 350-500
400
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204
 
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 204, Postage Due thru Revenue6c Proprietary (R31c), 6c Proprietary (R31c)6c Proprietary (R31c). Rich color, unusually well centered for this, neat Printed Cancel. "A. M. F. Co. Aug. 9, 1871" Very Fine and Rare

450
400
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205
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Sale Number 391, Lot Number 205, Postage Due thru Revenue$5.00 Proprietary, Violet Paper (RB10a), $5.00 Proprietary, Violet Paper (RB10a)$5.00 Proprietary, Violet Paper (RB10a). Brilliant unused, nearly full o.g., Very Fine (Cat. $700.00 used)

E. 750-1,000
800
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