Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — 1922 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
203
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Sale 489, Lot 203, 1922 and Later Issues4c Yellow Brown, Imperf. Horizontally (556a). Bottom Right Corner Margin Block of Nine, damaged & patched with brown paper on back during manufacture. The light Vertical Row & Right Portion of Center Row Imperf. Horiz. Blue Crayon Inspector's mark, An Amazing & Unique Block, Listed but Unpriced, Realized $1,600.00 in the Lilly Sale, Feb. 1968

0
2,800
204
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Sale 489, Lot 204, 1922 and Later Issues5c Dark Blue, Imperforate (557a). Block, Extremely Fine, "Ward" hand-stamp guarantees

900
850
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205
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Sale 489, Lot 205, 1922 and Later Issues10c Orange, Imperforate (562b). Right Sheet Margin Block, without gum as always, Extremely Fine

900
850
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206
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Sale 489, Lot 206, 1922 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Arrow & Double Plate No. Block of Twelve, Very Fine, A Beauty

2,860
3,200
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207
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1c, 11/2c, 3c Perf. 10 Rotary (581, 582, 584). Complete Sheets of 100 each, two stamps damaged on 1c, Very Good-Very Fine Centering

1,398
500
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208
 
Sale 489, Lot 208, 1922 and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf. 11 (594). Without gum, Probably Finest Known Unused Example, Maybe Unique in sound unused condition, with P. F. Certificate

5,000
6,750
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209
 
Sale 489, Lot 209, 1922 and Later Issues2c Harding, Rotary Perf. 11 (613). Neat Machine Cancel, Unusually Fine Example of this Great 20th Century Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

7,000
5,750
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210
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Sale 489, Lot 210, 1922 and Later Issues5c Norse-American (621). Arrow & Double Plate No. Block of Eight, Fine-Very Fine

650
650
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211
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Sale 489, Lot 211, 1922 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Top Right Plate No. 19644 Block of Four, Unusually Well Centered, Faint pre-printing creases T. R. stamp, still Very Fine

1,000
800
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212
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Sale 489, Lot 212, 1922 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Bottom Left Plate No. 19747 Block, Mint, selvedge torn a bit short, otherwise Fine, Rare

1,000
700
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213
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1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Complete Set of Plate No. Blocks, 11/2c,5c & 9c perfs. touch, 4c tiny selvedge crease & pinpoint thin specks, others Fine-Very Fine, Several Very Choice

1,063
850
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214
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1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Complete Set in Sheets of 100, Well Centered Throughout, Fine-Very Fine, mostly the latter, Beautiful & Rare Set

9,195
9,000
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215
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1c-16c Mother's Day, Wisconsin, Parks, Souvenir Sheets & Air Post Special Delivery, Farley Presentation Sheets, Imperforate (738 var-751 var, CE1 var). Nos. 750 & 751 Complete Sheets of Twenty Panes, others Cpl. Sheets of 200. Each Sheet is one of the First Five Printed on each respective press run, signed in Green by James A. Farley in sheet margin along with presentation comments to C. B. Eilenberger the Assistant PMG. The Five Sets of Imperforate Sheets were assembled for donation to high officials, all other sheets being gummed & perforated for public consumption. These are The Original Farley Imperforates which created such a public clamor, causing the subsequent issue of the "Farley Special Printings." The colors of these sheets is close to or the same as the original perforated stamps but in most cases do not resemble the later "Farley Special Printings" which were printed to appease the philatelic public. There is one other partial set in the hands of the Smithsonian Institute, although not believed to be compLeteas this one is. The set belonging to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt was broken up after being sold at auction in 1946. A few stamps are damaged due to careless handling, nevertheless an Extremely Valuable Lot of Incalculable Rarity. In All Likelihood Unique in a Set this complete and should merit Catalogue Listing, Estimate Net $25,000.00

0
20,000
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216
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Sale 489, Lot 216, 1922 and Later Issues1c National Parks, Imperf. Horiz. (740a). Vertical Block of six, L. perfs touch, each signed "S. A" (Spencer Anderson) slightly disturbed gum in top pair. Fine & Scarce, with A. P. S. Certificate

1,050
525
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217
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Sale 489, Lot 217, 1922 and Later Issues5c National Parks, Imperf. Vertically (744a). Left Margin Block, Mint, Very Fine, signed Ward, with P. F. Certificate, Rare, only one sheet of 50 discovered

650
475
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218
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Sale 489, Lot 218, 1922 and Later Issues7c National Parks, Imperf. Vertically (746a). Horiz. Block of Six, each signed "Ward"; Minor gum creases on R. pair, Left Block Very Fine, with A P. S. Certificate

1,200
700
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219
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Sale 489, Lot 219, 1922 and Later Issues7c National Parks, Imperforate Vertically (746a). Horizontal Block of Six with Left Sheet Margin, tiny thin speck at bottom of top center stamp, otherwise Very Fine, Rare, signed Ward, with P. F. Certificate

1,200
700
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220
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Sale 489, Lot 220, 1922 and Later Issues30c Deep Blue Presidential (830 var). Mint T. R. Plate No. 22164 Block, Fine-Very Fine, Rare, Unpriced, with P. F. Certificate

0
500
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221
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Sale 489, Lot 221, 1922 and Later Issues$1.00 Presidential, Imperf. Horizontally (832a). Block with Right Sheet Margin, natural gum creases as always, Very Fine, Rare

800
800
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222
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$5.00 Presidential (834). Top Arrow, Imprints & Double Plate No. Block of Twenty, Mint, Very Fine

1,600
1,300
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223
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Sale 489, Lot 223, 1922 and Later Issues5c Dark Blue Gray Coil, Imperforate (1229b). Strip of Four, centered trifle to bottom, Very Fine

900
425
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224
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Sale 489, Lot 224, 1922 and Later Issues1c Green, Coil, Imperforate (1299b). Mint Line Pair, Very Fine & Rare

E. 750-1,000
550
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225
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Sale 489, Lot 225, 1922 and Later Issues8c Multicolor Flag, Imperforate (1338Fi). Mint Block of Twenty; Bottom Double Plate Numbers & Triple "Mail Early" & "Use Zip Code", Extremely Fine, Unpriced in Catalog (Pairs Catalog $200.00 each)

2,000
1,050
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226
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Sale 489, Lot 226, 1922 and Later Issues10c Crossed Flags, Error; Blue Omitted (1509 var.). Top Four Plate No. Block of Twenty, the eight stamps to left of center with All Blue omitted; Mint & Perfect, Unique of Record as this is the plate block from the only sheet yet found. Sensational & Spectacular Error

E. 2,000-5,000
1,250
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227
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Sale 489, Lot 227, 1922 and Later Issues10c ZIP Code, Error; Yellow Omitted (1511 var). Complete Sheet of 100, Very Fine, Probably Only Known Sheet of this Spectacular Error

E. 5,000-10,000
6,750
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228
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Sale 489, Lot 228, 1922 and Later Issues(10c) 1975 Christmas Painting, Imperforate (1579 var). Cpl. Sheet of 50, Recently Discovered Error, Fully Imperforate Errors on Sheet stamps are Very Unusual, Extremely Rare

E. 5,000-10,000
5,000
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