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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — 1902-08 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
269°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 269, 1902-08 Issue50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Used with 10c Pale Red Brown, 15c Olive Green (307, 309), tied by "Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 4, 7 Avril 06" octagonal ds on 5c Columbian (U351) legal-size entire with remnants of paste-up on back, handstamped corner card and address of Russo-Chinese Bank, Hong Kong, evidently posted on board French packet boat from San Francisco to Hong Kong, an outstanding usage of 1902 high-value

E. 1,200-1,500
1,200
270°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 270, 1902-08 Issue$1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313), $1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313)$1.00 Black, $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green (311, 312, 313). $1.00 pair, $2.00 wide s.e., $5.00 well-centered, used with two 10c Pale Red Brown (307) and 50c Orange (310), tied by oval grid cancels, purple "Nahiku, Ter. of Hawaii" straightline hs with ms. "2/17/04" date, purple "Registered" hs at lower left on front of canvas wrapper "From N.E. Lemmon, Nahiku, Hawaii, Bird's Nest Fern" and addressed to "Mr. David Francis, St. Louis, Mo.", black St. Louis receiving ds, registry numbers in pen and handstamp, 10c & 50c defective, dollar values sound and overall a Fine piece

THE THREE 1902 DOLLAR VALUES, PAYING A LEGITIMATE POSTAL RATE FROM HAWAII, USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SENDING TROPICAL PLANTS FOR EXHIBITION AT THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION

This canvas wrapper enclosed a parcel of tropical plants, the Bird's Nest Fern, sent by N. E. Lemmon to David R. Francis, President of the Louisiane Purchase Exposition Company. It is one of the few recorded covers with a complete set of 1902 dollar values and the only known non-philatelic usage. The Hawaiian origin for 1902 dollar values is also believed to be singularly represented by this example. A 20th Century cover of the greatest rarity and postal history significance

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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271
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 271, 1902-08 Issue1c Green, 2c Lake Shermack Ty. I; 1c Green, 2c Lake, 2c Lincoln Shermack Ty. II (314, 320a, 368), 1c Green, 2c Lake Shermack Ty. I; 1c Green, 2c Lake, 2c Lincoln Shermack Ty. II (314, 320a, 368)1c Green, 2c Lake Shermack Ty. I; 1c Green, 2c Lake, 2c Lincoln Shermack Ty. II (314, 320a, 368). Five singles of The Shermack Company, paying the proper 8c fee on a registered 2c Carmine on Oriental Buff large entire (U364), and arranged in the following order by the sender, C.H. Mekeel: 1c & 2c Ty. II, 1c Ty. I, 2c Lincoln and 2c Ty. I, the stamps tied by four strikes of "Pine Lawn, Mo. Registered Jul. 27 P.M. 1909" purple ds, with a 5th strike on U364 and a 6th at far left, St. Paul registry backstamp, 1c Ty. I with tiny tear at left, still Very Fine, probably a unique combination and one of the greatest private coil covers in existence

E. 2,500-3,500
5,750
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272
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 272, 1902-08 IssueA Collection of Private Perforation Coils, A Collection of Private Perforation CoilsA Collection of Private Perforation Coils. Offered intact - a comprehensive group consisting of 151 pieces, mostly pairs (unused, all with o.g.), but includes a few singles, several commercially used covers (all in the proper period, several with illustrated ads), and a few used singles. Highlights incl. Farwell Co. No. 384 pair Group 3, 2-3/4mm spacing; Mailometer Ty. II No. 320b pair and Ty. III No. 373 pair; Shermack Ty. III No. 315 pair (ex Gibson) and Nos. 346 and 347 in blocks of four; U.S. Automatic Vending No. 315 pair, etc. Strength in Mailometer and U.S.A.V. (cat. value here in these is $7,000.00+) all mounted with write-up, all signed by Steven Belasco, some small faults as to be expect, mostly Fine-Very Fine. This firm and the consignor guarantee the authenticity of each and every item in the collection. In the unlikely event any item receives an unsatisfactory opinion, such items may be returned without qualification for a refund at up to 100% of Scott Specialized 1995. A rare opportunity to obtain a significant collection of these private coils

12,382
7,000
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273
nhbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 273, 1902-08 Issue5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Top imprint and plate no. 4075 block of fourteen, Mint, large even margins, deep shade and very fresh, tiny natural translucent spot in bottm left stamp, Extremely Fine and outstanding large plate number multiple, Scott Retail for plate block and two blocks

5,500
6,000
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274°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 274, 1902-08 Issue1c Blue Green, Coil (316), 1c Blue Green, Coil (316)1c Blue Green, Coil (316). Vertical guideline pair, stamps separated and rejoined, fresh color and deep shade, small h.r., perforated just below line so that this feature shows clearly, tiny corner perf crease at bottom right

A FINE REJOINED LINE PAIR, OF WHICH ONLY THREE EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. ONE OF THE MAJOR RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

According to United States Coil Issues 1908-38 (Martin A. Armstrong, 1977), a total of thirty-three 1908 1c endwise coils stamps have been certified as genuine, including eight pairs, strips of three and four, and one paste-up pair.

With 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for guideline pair

125,000
54,000
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