Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
183
c
Sale 777, Lot 183, Later Issues2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Beautifully centered, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 29, 1904" machine cancel with "World's Fair St. Louis" slogan on cover with Myer Brothers Drug. Co. c.c., one day earlier than the First Day of Issue, cover with window for address, Extremely Fine, a great rarity, Scott value for April 30th first day

3,250
3,750
184
og
Sale 777, Lot 184, Later Issues10c Yellow, Coil (356). Barest trace of hinging, Very Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate for pair

2,150
2,500
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185
og
Sale 777, Lot 185, Later Issues5c Blue, Bluish (361). Well-centered, tiny natural inclusion speck in margin, Very Fine, with 1960 and 1982 P.F. certificates

4,500
0
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186
og
Sale 777, Lot 186, Later Issues10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Beautiful centering, fresh and very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine

1,600
2,200
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187
og
Sale 777, Lot 187, Later Issues13c Blue Green, Bluish (365). Perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

2,800
4,500
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188
c
Sale 777, Lot 188, Later Issues5c Blue, Bluish (361). Fine single tied by bold "Kansas City Mo. May 18" 1910 duplex on cover to Bogota, Colombia, purple Bogota backstamp, Very Fine, the 5c is the rarest of the regularly issued Bluish Paper stamps, only two or three covers have been found, with 1993 P.S.E. and 1995 P.F. certificates

E. 7,500-10,000
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189
c
Sale 777, Lot 189, Later Issues10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Tied by lightly struck New York registry oval with 2c Carmine (332) on 1910 cover to Short Hills, N.J., backstamped, with original registry slip and purple receiving datestamp on face, Very Fine, a great rarity on cover and unpriced in Scott, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-6,000
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190
og
Sale 777, Lot 190, Later Issues2c Carmine, Coil (388). Lightly hinged, wide margins, Extremely Fine, very scarce and undercatalogued, with photocopy of 1971 P.F. certificate for pair

700
1,700
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191
 
Sale 777, Lot 191, Later Issues3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Wavy line machine cancel, centered closer to bottom, light corner creases at T.R., Very Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate

10,000
7,000
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192
c
Sale 777, Lot 192, Later Issues2c Pale Carmine Red (461). Top plate no. block of six, tied by lightly struck Washington D.C. ovals on 1917 registered cover mailed locally by H.F. Colman., well-centered, Very Fine and choice, very rare usage

E. 2,500-3,000
2,500
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193
nhbl
Sale 777, Lot 193, Later Issues5c Carmine Error, Imperforate (485). Mint block of twelve with single error, sheet margin at right and arrow along top, huge margins other sides, Extremely Fine, wonderfully choice showpiece

11,500
16,000
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194
nh
Sale 777, Lot 194, Later Issues20c Ultramarine, Double Impression (515c). Mint right margin vertical pair, natural s.e. at top, natural gum crease in bottom stamp, top with perf dimple, striking error, far scarcer than the catalog value suggests

800
1,900
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195
nh
Sale 777, Lot 195, Later Issues$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Mint, carbon speck on gum, Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 1995 P.F. certificates

2,100
3,750
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196
nhbl
Sale 777, Lot 196, Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top plate no and arrow block of eight, one stamp with tiny gum skip, tiny tear from staple hole, Fine-Very Fine

12,500
8,500
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197
c
Sale 777, Lot 197, Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Tied by light Saint Paul Minn. mute oval on registered 1919 cover to Denmark, Saint Paul, New York and Copenhagen, slightly reduced at bottom and left, otherwise very fresh, Fine and very rare usage

E. 2,500-3,500
3,250
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198
c
Sale 777, Lot 198, Later Issues$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Centered to bottom, tied by partial Saint Paul Minn. mute oval on Mar. 20, 1920 registered cover to Denmark, Saint Paul, New York and Copenhagen backstamps, slightly reduced at left and bottom, fresh and Fine, very rare

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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199
c
Sale 777, Lot 199, Later Issues$5.00 Green & Black, $2.00 Carmine & Black (524, 547). Tied by "Provo Utah Jul. 20" duplexes on intact large 2c Carmine entire sent airmail to New York, additionally franked with $1.00 Violet Black (571) and Nos. 558, 569 & 570; although the last digit in the year date of the cds is not readable, the year 1926 is likely, as the rate for over 1,500 miles was 20c an ounce plus 5c per ounce for each airmail zone ("a part of such zone the mail was carried oer Government-operated airmail routes"), though it is obvious the sender took the safe approach and overfranked this cover; cover with vertical creases, small tear at top and some small paper adherence, still Fine, a unique combination on a commercially used cover, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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200
nhbl
Sale 777, Lot 200, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII Imperforate (534B). Left margin plate no. 12275 block of six, regummed, otherwise Very Fine and rare

10,000
3,750
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201
 
1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wavy line machine cancel, Fine and rare, with photocopy of 1980 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,200
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201A
 
Sale 777, Lot 201A, Later IssuesSpecialized Collection of Pre-Cancellations on Kansas-Nebraska Overprint Issues. A comprehensive study of pre-cancellations on the historic 1929 Kansas and Nebraska issues, the post office's aborted attempt to use control overprints on supplies of regular issues to thwart post office robberies. The collection of several thousand stamps is arranged in 20 large binders containing stock pages, and the majority of stamps is grouped by post office. Included are complete sets, singles and blocks, as well as complete sheets of several Nebraska values - 1-1/2c North Platte (split in half), 2c Clay Center, 2c Hastings, 3c Clay Center, 4c Hastings (inverted), 6c Hastings, 9c Hastings, 10c Hastings (small piece of selvage missing). This is a working collection, with notes about varieties and some duplication, on an extraordinary scale that would be virtually impossible to match from available supplies. The Scott Catalogue value we calculated is based on used values only and is conservative - there are no premiums for the pre-cancels or varieties. We strongly urge any philatelist interested in obtaining the makings of a major 20th century specialized collection to carefully examine this lot and prepare to compete with dealers who will see this as an opportunity to control a significant supply of these "modern classics"

130,000
32,500
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201B
nh
Sale 777, Lot 201B, Later Issues$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
14,000
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202
nh
Sale 777, Lot 202, Later Issues32c Nixon Invert (2955 var). Mint, misperfed horizontally, with head showing at top & bottom, Very Fine and rare, one of 160 recently discovered examples of this invert - the only U.S. postage stamp with an inverted portrait

E. 10,000-12,000
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203
nhbl
Sale 777, Lot 203, Later Issues32c Nixon Invert (2955 var). Mint top plate no. block of four, misperfed horizontally showing Nixon's head at top and bottom, Very Fine, the first opportunity to acquire the plate block from the original find of 160 Nixon inverts - the only U.S. postage stamp with an inverted portrait

E. 50,000-60,000
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