Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — Modern Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
715
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Sale 804, Lot 715, Modern Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I-II, Coil (599-599A). Mint N.H. joint line pair, left stamp Ty. I, right stamp Ty. II, deep rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem joint line pair, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,125
1,600
716
og
Sale 804, Lot 716, Modern Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Joint line pair, single hinge mark at top, rich color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

675
750
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717
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Sale 804, Lot 717, Modern Issues2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

575
500
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718
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Sale 804, Lot 718, Modern Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Perf 11 x 10-1/2 (634A). Mint N.H., deep color, fresh and Fine, a difficult stamp to find well-centered, with 1992 P.F. certificate

475
850
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719
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Sale 804, Lot 719, Modern Issues1c-10c Kan.-Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Mint N.H., all have beautiful rich color, a Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

893
1,000
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720
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Sale 804, Lot 720, Modern Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., fresh colors and well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at a the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 79 sound examples reached collectors.

Accompanied by normal stamp for comparison

18,000
14,500
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721
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Balance of the Zoellner 20th Century Collection. 1929-47, complete for all whole Scott Nos. for period covered except for the items offered in this auction as single lots, virtually all are Mint N.H. and in exceptional condition, a Very Fine-Extremely Fine group, Scott Retail for all hinged

1,225
2,500
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