Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — U.S. Possessions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
276
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 276, U.S. Possessions1904, 5c Blue "Canal Zone" Inverted (2a), 1904, 5c Blue "Canal Zone" Inverted (2a)1904, 5c Blue "Canal Zone" Inverted (2a). Right Margin Block, Wonderfully Fresh, usual tropical o. g., Very Fine & Rare, H. F. C. (Colman) handstamp guarantees

1,000
950
277
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 277, U.S. Possessions1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown (15). Horiz, 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown (15). Horiz1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown (15). Horiz. Pair, Well Centered, Very light purple markings on back show through tiny bit, otherwise Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate

1,200
1,000
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278
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 278, U.S. Possessions1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, Top Pair 15mm Ovpt. (15, 15 var), 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, Top Pair 15mm Ovpt. (15, 15 var)1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, Top Pair 15mm Ovpt. (15, 15 var). Block, Bottom Pair Normal 13mm Ovpt., All Stamps with Both "Panama"s at Right, Bottom Right Stamp symmetrical "8", Bottom Left Stamp Inverted "V" for first "A" in one Panama Overprint, Fresh, usual tropical o. g., centered trifle to bottom, Very Fine & Important Rarity

3,000
2,600
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279
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 279, U.S. Possessions1905, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "8cts" Omitted (20c), 1905, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "8cts" Omitted (20c)1905, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "8cts" Omitted (20c). Block, Fresh, usual tropical o. g., Very Fine, Rare

900
725
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280
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1921, 5c Blue, Ovpt. Reading Down (62a). CpI. Sheet of 100, slight tropical o. g., some separations, one stamp tiny tear, others Virtually All Very Fine, Rare Sheet

1,200
750
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281
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 281, U.S. Possessions1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a), 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a)1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a). Bottom Right Corner Margin Block, Mint, Very Fine, Only Two Blocks Exist from the one sheet of 50 found. A Marvelous Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

12,000
13,000
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282
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 282, U.S. PossessionsGUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9), GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9)GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9). Fresh, Part o. g., few irregular perfs., otherwise Fine, Rare, signed Bloch with Friedl Certificate

1,200
1,200
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283
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 283, U.S. Possessions- 1899,, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (13), - 1899,, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (13)- 1899,, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (13). Fresh, o. g., Fine, Rare, signed Bloch, with Friedl Certificate

850
850
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284
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 284, U.S. Possessions1851, 13c Blue, Missionary (3), 1851, 13c Blue, Missionary (3)1851, 13c Blue, Missionary (3). Ample to Large Margins, tiny part o. g., bottom right corner repaired causing some staining, additional spot at top right covered over on back, few other small faults, still Looks Very Fine considering the fragile nature of the paper of this Astounding & Much Sought After Rarity

13,500
5,500
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285
P
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 285, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c Black, 13c Black, Trial Color Plate· Proofs on Wove (5TC, 6TC), 1853, 5c Black, 13c Black, Trial Color Plate· Proofs on Wove (5TC, 6TC)1853, 5c Black, 13c Black, Trial Color Plate· Proofs on Wove (5TC, 6TC). 5c Large Margins, 13c Touched, former small thin spots; latter tiny thin specks, Fine-Very Fine Appearance, Rare Set, listed but unpriced

E. 500-750
850
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286
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 286, U.S. Possessions1853, 13c Dark Red (6), 1853, 13c Dark Red (6)1853, 13c Dark Red (6). Block, Ample to Huge Margins incl. Top Right Sheet Corner Margins, large part tropical o. g., couple creases, closed tears, several scuffs on bottom pair, Reasonably Attractive & an Extraordinarily Rare Block

2,400
1,550
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287
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 287, U.S. Possessions1853, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript "5" Surucharge (7), 1853, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript "5" Surucharge (7)1853, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript "5" Surucharge (7). Ample to Large Margins, Neat San Francisco pmk., negligible corner crease, thin at bottom, Very Fine Appearance

2,250
1,900
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288
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 288, U.S. Possessions1857, 5c Blue, Double Impression (8a), 1857, 5c Blue, Double Impression (8a)1857, 5c Blue, Double Impression (8a). Three Margins, tiny bit in at bottom, Clear Doubling of Design, Neat San Francisco pmk., Fine, Very Rare, Unpriced Used, Unused cat. $2,000.00

0
1,250
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289
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 289, U.S. Possessions1868, 13c Dull Rose, Re-Issue (11), 1868, 13c Dull Rose, Re-Issue (11)1868, 13c Dull Rose, Re-Issue (11). Block, Ample to Huge Margins, incl. Right Sheet Margin, Fresh, o. g., faint crease in top margin, couple negligible paper wrinkles, nevertheless Very Fine, Rare Block, ex-Burrus

850
1,100
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290
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 290, U.S. Possessions1859, 1c Light Blue on Bluish White (12), 1859, 1c Light Blue on Bluish White (12)1859, 1c Light Blue on Bluish White (12). PI. 2-A, Pos. 6, Ty. VI, Huge Margins, Beautiful Fresh Color, faint creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, Outstanding Appearance

1,250
1,150
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291
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 291, U.S. Possessions1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13), 1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13)1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13). PI. 3-A, Pos. 2, Ty. II, Huge Margins incl. Top Sheet Margin, light tropical toning, small faint thin spot, mostly in margin, Extremely Fine Appearance

900
950
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292
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 292, U.S. Possessions1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13), 1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13)1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13). PI. 3-A, Pos. 1, Ty. III, Large Margins, Neat Red "Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands" pmk., Extremely Fine

600
950
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293
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 293, U.S. Possessions1863, 1c Black on Grayish (15), 1863, 1c Black on Grayish (15)1863, 1c Black on Grayish (15). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 4, touched to Huge Margins, some light tropical toning spots, pos. 2, 7, 8 & 10 small faults, Fine-Very Fine Appearance

1,350
850
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294
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 294, U.S. Possessions1863, 2c Black on Grayish, "2" at Top of Inner Rectangle (16a), 1863, 2c Black on Grayish, "2" at Top of Inner Rectangle (16a)1863, 2c Black on Grayish, "2" at Top of Inner Rectangle (16a). PI. 3-C, Pos. 9, Ty. IX, Huge Margins, light brush stroke ms. cancel, tiny bit of paper added to top right corner not as a repair but to only improve appearance, faint corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

1,000
700
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295
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 295, U.S. Possessions1863, 2c Black on Grayish (16), 1863, 2c Black on Grayish (16)1863, 2c Black on Grayish (16). PI. 3-G, Pos. 4, Ty. IV, Huge Margins, tied by Blue "Lahaina, Hawaiian -Islands" pmk., on large part of Inter-Island folded letter, slight negligible age toning, stamp Extremely Fine

225
500
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296
 
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 296, U.S. Possessions1863, 2c Dark Blue on Bluish (17), 1863, 2c Dark Blue on Bluish (17)1863, 2c Dark Blue on Bluish (17). PI. 5-B, Pos. 3, Ty. III, Three Large to Huge Margins, just clear at left, Neat Square Grid cancel, small fault in extreme right margin, well clear of design, Fine & Rare

1,200
1,250
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297
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 297, U.S. Possessions1864, 1c Black (19), 1864, 1c Black (19)1864, 1c Black (19). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 6-A, pos. 3 & 9 touched to large margins, small faults, others Ample to Huge Margins & Very Fine, Rare Lot

2,000
1,550
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298
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 298, U.S. Possessions1864, 1c Black, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Six (19 var.), 1864, 1c Black, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Six (19 var.)1864, 1c Black, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Six (19 var.). PI. 6-A, Right Block Pos. 1-4, Ty. I-IV, Left Pair Pos. 2, 4, Ty. Il, IV Large to Huge Margins, Extremely Fine & Rare, ex-Burrus

1,700
2,000
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299
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 299, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black (20). Eight Singles & Horiz, 1864, 2c Black (20). Eight Singles & Horiz1864, 2c Black (20). Eight Singles & Horiz. Pair, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 5-C, touched to large margins, some slight tropical toning, couple trivial flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Lot

2,250
1,750
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300
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 300, U.S. Possessions1865, 5c Blue on Blue (21), 1865, 5c Blue on Blue (21)1865, 5c Blue on Blue (21). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 9-A, touched to Large Margins, couple o. g., some negligible tropical toning, half have faults, some trivial, Fine-Very Fine Appearance, Rare Lot

2,000
1,650
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301
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 301, U.S. Possessions1865, 5c Blue on Blue (22), 1865, 5c Blue on Blue (22)1865, 5c Blue on Blue (22). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 12-A, Ample to Huge Margins, some o. g., majority have tropical toning, mostly negligible, overall Very Fine Appearance

1,500
1,150
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302
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 302, U.S. Possessions1864, 1c Black on Laid, "HA" Instead of "HAWAIIAN'" (23a), 1864, 1c Black on Laid, "HA" Instead of "HAWAIIAN'" (23a)1864, 1c Black on Laid, "HA" Instead of "HAWAIIAN'" (23a). With "E" of Postage, PI. 8-A, Pos. 10, Ty. IXa, ample margins to touched, Fresh, Fine & Very Scarce

475
475
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303
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 303, U.S. Possessions1864, 1c Black on Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black on Laid (23)1864, 1c Black on Laid (23). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 8-A, touched to Huge Margins, some light tropical toning, pos. 2, 5 & 8 have faults, others Fine-Very Fine

850
750
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304
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 304, U.S. Possessions1864, 1c Black on Laid (23), 1864, 1c Black on Laid (23)1864, 1c Black on Laid (23). Complete Sheet of Ten, Plate 8-A, o. g., horiz. creases affect five stamps, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

1,170
950
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305
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 305, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black on Laid, "NTER" Error (24a), 1864, 2c Black on Laid, "NTER" Error (24a)1864, 2c Black on Laid, "NTER" Error (24a). Margins All Around except frame line touched one spot top left, Fresh & Fine, "W. H. C." (Colson) handstamp guarantee

500
550
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306
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 306, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black on Laid (24), 1864, 2c Black on Laid (24)1864, 2c Black on Laid (24). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 7-A, Ample to Huge Margins, pos. 2 & 8 small faults, others Very Fine & Better

850
950
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307
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 307, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black on Laid, Tete-Beche Block (24c), 1864, 2c Black on Laid, Tete-Beche Block (24c)1864, 2c Black on Laid, Tete-Beche Block (24c). PI. 7-A, Pos. 7, 9, Ty. VII, IX (Right Pair), Pos. 1, 3, Ty. I, III (Left Pair), Large to Huge Margins, light negligible toned spot in margin between stamps, nevertheless Extremely Fine, One of the Most Important Pieces in Hawaiian Philately

4,000
5,250
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308
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 308, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black on Laid, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Eight (24 var.), 1864, 2c Black on Laid, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Eight (24 var.)1864, 2c Black on Laid, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Eight (24 var.). PI. 7-A, Pos. 1-4, Ty. I-IV, Repeated Again at Right, Large to Huge Margins, Extremely Fine, A Fabulous Showpiece

E. 1,000-2,000
1,750
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309
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 309, U.S. Possessions1864, 2c Black on Laid (24), 1864, 2c Black on Laid (24)1864, 2c Black on Laid (24). Complete Sheet of Ten, Plate 7-A, three horiz. creases, two in margins between stamps, other just touching bottom frame lines of top pair, otherwise Extremely Fine, Very Rare

1,170
1,150
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310
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 310, U.S. Possessions1865, 1c Dark Blue (25), 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25)1865, 1c Dark Blue (25). "L" Shaped Block of Seven, PI. ll-A, Pos. 1-6, 8, Ty. IX, X, VII, VIII, V, VI, IV, Single Pos. 7, Ty. III, lacking only bottom two stamps to be complete reconstruction, single stamp Very Fine, block has light vertical crease & small toned spot, both in margin between stamps. otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare

1,130
1,050
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311
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 311, U.S. Possessions1865, 1c Dark Blue (25), 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25)1865, 1c Dark Blue (25). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate ll-A, Ample to Huge Margins, some very negligible tropical toning, Pos. 5 small thin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,200
1,350
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312
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 312, U.S. Possessions1865, 2c Dark Blue (26), 1865, 2c Dark Blue (26)1865, 2c Dark Blue (26). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 10-A, nine with Ample to Huge Margins, pos. 9 close at top, one stamp trivial faint corner crease, nevertheless a Very Fine Lot

1,000
1,050
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313
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 313, U.S. Possessions1893, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (55b). Horiz, 1893, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (55b). Horiz1893, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (55b). Horiz. Block of Ten, Sheet Margins at Sides, Brilliant o. g., Well Centered, second light overprint diagonal showing parts of three overprints on left pair, Very Fine, Rare Block

900
850
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314
P
Sale Number 489, Lot Number 314, U.S. Possessions1896, 2c-25c Official, Proofs on India (O1P-O6P). Horiz. Pairs, Complete Set, Large Margins, never hinged, 1896, 2c-25c Official, Proofs on India (O1P-O6P). Horiz. Pairs, Complete Set, Large Margins, never hinged1896, 2c-25c Official, Proofs on India (O1P-O6P). Horiz. Pairs, Complete Set, Large Margins, never hinged. Usual natural India paper irregularities, Extremely Fine & Scarce

600
850
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315
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Sale Number 489, Lot Number 315, U.S. Possessions, PUERTO RICO, 1901, lc-$50.00 Revenues (R1-R9) Mint Complete Set in Blocks all with "Specimen" handstamps. Very Rare, Unlisted, Fine-Very Fine and Fresh (Normal Cat. $2,118.00+)

E. 1,000-2,000
1,300
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