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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
275
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 275, Later Issues3c Louisiana Purchase (326), 3c Louisiana Purchase (326)3c Louisiana Purchase (326). Complete mint sheet of 50, stamps mostly Fine or better with bottom plate centered VG-Fine, and the top plate block Very Fine

5,100
2,400
276
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 276, Later Issues5c Louisiana Purchase (326), 5c Louisiana Purchase (326)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Complete mint sheet of 50, mostly excellent centering throughout, erased pencil numeral in bottom selvage in just before imprint, top with trace of blue pencil mark at top edge of selvage above plate no., still Very Fine

8,800
3,750
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277°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 277, Later Issues5c Jamestown (330), 5c Jamestown (330)5c Jamestown (330). Mint block of six with plate no., part arrow and imprint, each stamp beautifully centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1979 P.F. certificate

600
2,500
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278°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 278, Later Issues10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, neatly struck Washington D.C. oval cancels, bright and fresh, Very Fine, rare as a used pair, with 1985 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,500
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279
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 279, Later Issues2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by "San Juan Porto Rico Feb. 12 8-AM,1909" cds, First Day of Issue, on face of multicolor picture postcard showing the harbor at San Juan, addressed locally to R. J. Van Deusen, Secretary to the Auditor of Puerto Rico (see next lot), Extremely Fine, beautiful and rare

E. 500-750
0
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280
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 280, Later Issues2c Lincoln (367), 2c Lincoln (367)2c Lincoln (367). Tied by bold "San Juan Port Rico Feb. 12 8-AM, 1909" First Day of Issue postmark on cover to R.J. Van Deusen, corner card of George Cabot Ward, "Auditor of Porto Rico", Very Fine and rare

E. 300-500
575
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281°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 281, Later Issues2c Lake, Booklet Pane (375a var), 2c Lake, Booklet Pane (375a var)2c Lake, Booklet Pane (375a var). Pane of six with plate no. 5450 in selvage tab at top, well-centered, tiny h.r., true Lake color, Very Fine; Plate 5450 was a 360-subject plate, the Lake shade of the regular sheet stamp (No. 375) has not been previously documented as a booklet pane and is unlisted in Scott

E. 4,000-5,000
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282°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 282, Later Issues3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Fine appearing stamp with tiny flaw not mentioned on accompanying 1952 P.F. certificate, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. May 13, 5 PM, 1911" wavy line machine cancel on Bell & Company corner card cover to a St. Louis dentist, the Bell pharmaceutical company was the sole user of the 3c Orangeburg coils, this is one of the few surviving cover that carried samples to medical professionals, a great 20th Century rarity

17,500
11,000
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283°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 283, Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I Coil (449). Well-centered and tied by Kansas City Mo. machine cancel on Aug. 1916 cover with printed corner card, commercial use, Very Fine, appreciation of scarce 20th Century stamps on cover is increasing, this now ranks among the Rarities

600
1,100
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284°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 284, Later Issues30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A), 30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A)30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A). Lightly hinged, Fine, scarce,with 1984 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for Fine hinged

3,500
3,500
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285°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 285, Later Issues30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A), 30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A)30c Orange Red, Unwatermarked (476A). Right plate no. 6911 block of six, Mint, tiny natural inclusion speck, few perf separations in selvage, still Fine and very rare, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-35,000
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286°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 286, Later Issues$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Deep rich color, barely hinged, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. certificate

650
950
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287
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 287, Later Issues5c Carmine Error, Imperforate (485), 5c Carmine Error, Imperforate (485)5c Carmine Error, Imperforate (485). Mint block of nine, center stamp the error, cut to show portions of adjoining stamps all around, Extremely Fine

10,500
13,500
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288°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 288, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Right sheet margin copy, Extremely Fine, with 1964 P.F. certificate

1,250
0
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289°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 289, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Huge margins, wavy line machine cancel, small brown spot at T.R., Extremely Fine, very scarce used, with 1989 P.F. certificate

700
0
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290°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 290, Later Issues1c Gray Green, Perf 12-1/2 (536), 1c Gray Green, Perf 12-1/2 (536)1c Gray Green, Perf 12-1/2 (536). Bottom plate no. 10001 block of fourteen, cancelled by Washington D.C. duplex cancels on Nov. 1919 intra-city special delivery cover, Very Fine, philatelic usage and probably the largest block on cover extant

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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291°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 291, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wide margins and exceptionally well centered, neatly struck town cds, long and full perforations, fresh color and paper

AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY. AMONG THE FINEST, IF NOT THE FINEST, OF THE KNOWN USED COPIES.

A small quantity of 1-cent Rotary Press stamps were perforated 11 in 1923, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 guage or 11/10 compound guage. Scott 544 is a vertical rotary press stamp - that is, the plate was wrapped around the cylinder from head to foot, producing a design that is slightly narrower in width and taller in height than its horizontal rotary press counterpart. Its existence as a perf-11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalog listing in 1938. Since that time, approximately 100 examples of Scott 544 have been identified. Most of the recorded copies are off center or have been damaged - the result of poor production standards and mis-handling. This stamp, discovered in 1986, is extraordinary in terms of its freshness, centering, and fullness of the perforations. It is also unusually cancelled by a handstruck town datestamp, rather than the typical machine cancel of the period.

A rarity in any condition and virtually peerless in this choice quality. With 1987 P.F. certificate

3,000
7,500
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292°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 292, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wavy line machine cancel, faint corner crease at upper right, Very Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,500
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293°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 293, Later Issues5c Kosciuszko, Imperforate Vertically (734a), 5c Kosciuszko, Imperforate Vertically (734a)5c Kosciuszko, Imperforate Vertically (734a). Fresh and well-centered, lightly hinged, Very Fine and rare, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,600
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294°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 294, Later Issues4c Dag Hammarskjold, Yellow Background Inverted (1203var.), 4c Dag Hammarskjold, Yellow Background Inverted (1203var.)4c Dag Hammarskjold, Yellow Background Inverted (1203var.). Single tied by First Day of Issue cancel with "New York N.Y. Oct. 23 9:00 A.M. 1962" cds on unaddressed cover - this is the original error which, as collectors know, was heart-breakingly reprinted by the Post Office as Scott No. 1204 (the aptly named "Special Printing") on Nov. 16th, in a successful effort to destroy the market value. What is less known is that a number of Oct. 23rd First Days included examples of the original invert - the dated cancels effectively documenting their status as original, rather than reprinted (1204) errors. This state of affairs has proven irresistible to forgers, but despite the presence of several bogus First Days and the rumors of other, genuine First Days, the cover offered here is the only Dag Hammarskjold error to receive a Philatelic Foundation certificate, the back is additionally handstamped, "Genuine First Day Cover American First Day Cover Soc. Certificate No. 463", Extremely Fine, a major 20th Century rarity, accompanied by 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
2,400
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295°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 295, Later Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint, Very Fine, the so-called C.I.A. Invert discovered by employees at the McLean Va. office of the Central Intelligence Agency, only 79 sound copies available to collectors

15,000
13,000
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