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Sale 811 — 1999 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 May, 1999

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
181
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 181, Later Issues2c Carmine, Imperforate Vertical Coil, Foreign Entry, Design of 1c (344V), 2c Carmine, Imperforate Vertical Coil, Foreign Entry, Design of 1c (344V)2c Carmine, Imperforate Vertical Coil, Foreign Entry, Design of 1c (344V). Mint N.H. paste-up strip of 16, folded at center, sixth stamp from top showing the transfer variety, Fine, this foreign-entry variety was caused when the 1c Franklin die transfer roll was used by mistake on plate 5299 -- the error was immediately caught and corrected by erasing the 1c entry, but the hairs from Franklin's head and traces of the "One Cent" remained on the plate -- the double-line watermarked imperforate coil with this fascinating variety is extremely scarce

1,250
1,200
182°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 182, Later Issues1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Complete pane of 100 with imprint and plate no. blocks at right and bottom, very lightly hinged on six stamps at top and bottom plate block, others Mint N.H. including right plate block, approximately 20% of sheet is Very Fine, another 20% is Fine-Very Fine, plate blocks and most of remaining stamps are Fine, a fresh and desirable sheet

15,270
6,250
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183°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 183, Later Issues2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with full top and right imprint and plate no. blocks, remarkably fresh and rich color, most stamps are well-centered, the top plate block is Very Fine and the right plate block is Extremely Fine, a sheet of tremendous value that would yield many superb Mint N.H. stamps as well as choice plate blocks

15,750
12,500
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184°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 184, Later Issues4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and sharp proof-like impression, well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

Stanley Gibbons backstamp, signed E. Stern

19,000
17,000
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185°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 185, Later Issues2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 4977 and small solid star block of six, rich color

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED FULL TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT LINCOLN ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

4,000
5,750
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186°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 186, Later Issues$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Well-centered with jumbo margins, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

500
1,200
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187
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 187, Later Issues1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Imperforate (424d var), 1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Imperforate (424d var)1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Imperforate (424d var). Unused (no gum) as are all of the 60 reported booklet panes, rich color, huge margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE IMPERFORATE PANE. THIS IS THE ONLY IMPERFORATE BOOKLET PANE IN U.S. PHILATELY.

This unusual error was first discovered in 1968. A similar pane realized $3,300 in the Zoellner sale. With 1990 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,400
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188
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 188, Later Issues1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil (481 var), 1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil (481 var)1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil (481 var). Rich color, bold "New York N.Y." precancel, Very Fine and very rare, these privately perforated coils were produced for use on mailings by the Boy Scouts of America and are only known with the New York precancel, unlisted in Scott, accompanied by article on private perfs by Ken Lawrence from American Philatelist, August 1997

E. 1,500-2,000
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189
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 189, Later Issues1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a), 1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a). Deep rich color, bold "Chicago Illinois" precancel applied inverted, well-centered for this stamp, slight crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance, only approximately 20 examples are known of this compound-perf variety, with 1981 P.F. certificate

750
2,100
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190°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 190, Later Issues1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a), 1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (424a). Horizontal pair, wavy lines machine cancel, deep shade, centered to left, almost Fine, extremely rare multiple of the 1c Compound Perf 12 x 10, of which approximately 20 are known (most are singles) -- this rarity should not be confused with the more available Scott 424b Perf 10 x 12 -- with 1963 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,200
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191
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 191, Later Issues1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (424b), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (424b)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (424b). Deep color, bold "Dayton Ohio" precancel, fresh and Fine, rare as less than 50 were found

375
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192
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 192, Later Issues2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (425d), 2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (425d)2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (425d). Deep rich color, light strike of 1915 duplex cancel, typical centering for this stamp, Very Fine and very rare example of this perf variety, with 1973 P.F. certificate

800
3,250
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193
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 193, Later Issues5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (428a), 5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (428a)5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (428a). Deep rich color, well-centered for this stamp, neat "Tampa Fla." precancel, Very Fine example of this extremely rare compound-perf, the Zoellner copy of this stamp brought $3,850, with 1960 P.F. certificate

2,250
5,250
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194
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 194, Later Issues3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e). Deep rich color, bold "Caldwell New Jersey" precancel, some slight creasing, still Very Fine, an exceedingly rare perforation variety

E. 1,500-2,000
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195
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 195, Later Issues8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Bold "Hartford Conn" precancel, bright color, small corner crease at top left, otherwise Fine and rare, grossly undercatalogued in Scott, the Zoellner copy brought $2,860, with 1960 P.F. certificate

875
2,500
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196
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 196, Later Issues9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a). Vibrant color, bold "Reading Pa." precancel, small corner creases at right, Fine appearance, an extremely rare stamp that was missing from the Zoellner collection despite 12 years of searching, grossly undercatalogued in Scott

550
2,000
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197
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 197, Later Issues9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Bold strike of small "Bethlehem Pa." precancel, some creasing and small tear at right, few short perfs at top left, Fine appearing example of this great rarity, an elusive stamp, with 1960 P.F. certificate

550
850
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198
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 198, Later Issues11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Brilliant color, neat "Fort Smith Ark." precancel, s.e. at left, Very Fine and choice, very rare used, with 1974 P.F. certificate

475
1,600
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199
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 199, Later Issues11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Rich color, "Minneapolis Minn." precancel, large tear at bottom left, still Very Fine appearance, rare used, with 1961 P.F. certificate

475
750
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200
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 200, Later Issues11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Rich color, "Greensboro N.C." precancel, some slight creasing, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare used, with 1961 P.F. certificate

475
850
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201
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 201, Later Issues12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Top (512b), 12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Top (512b)12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Top (512b). Deep rich color, neat "Reading Pa." precancel, few thin spots, otherwise Fine and rare, grossly undercatalogued in Scott, the Zoellner copy realized $2,310

725
1,200
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202
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 202, Later Issues20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, "Schenectady N.Y." precancel, natural s.e. at right showing full guideline, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare compound-perf variety, despite 12 years of searching this variety was missing from the Zoellner collection, unpriced in Scott as used

E. 2,500-3,000
6,750
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203
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 203, Later Issues10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c), 10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c)10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c). Bold "Osage Iowa" precancel, rich color, Very Fine and very rare, very few examples are recorded, with 1960 P.F. certificate

750
4,500
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204
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 204, Later Issues50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with bottom sheet margin, bright color and very fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, the 50c Perf 10 single-line watermark stamp is extremely rare in Mint N.H. centered condition, with 1988 P.F. certificate

875
3,250
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205°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 205, Later Issues3c Violet, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (445), 3c Violet, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (445)3c Violet, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (445). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous post-office fresh line pair

1,800
4,250
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206
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 206, Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449). Joint line pair, perfectly centered, fine clean join line without smudges, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE TYPE I ROTARY PRESS VERTICAL COIL.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in December 1915. It was superseded in February 1916 by the Type III plate. The early printing of the 2c rotary vertical coil was almost completely overlooked by contemporary collectors and dealers, who did not anticipate further production of vertical coils.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

13,500
22,000
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207°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 207, Later Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Joint line pair cancelled by duplex datestamp and numeral oval grid, perfs well clear at top and bottom with adjoining stamps showing, center perfs into bottom stamp, but this actually serves a good purpose by leaving the joint line complete

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE TYPE I ROTARY PRESS VERTICAL COIL.

The vast majority of 2c stamps were used as singles, and very few pairs of Scott 449 have survived in used condition. Joint line pairs are extremely rare.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

4,250
4,750
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208°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 208, Later Issues30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Mint N.H., Position 43, very deep and intense color, sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, very well-centered for this difficult stamp

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

In an article in Philatelic Opinions V published by the Philatelic Foundation, William T. Crowe, head of the Expert Committee, discusses the discovery of this rare stamp and how it might have been issued. The production of Scott 476A occurred during the period of transition from gauge-10 perfs to gauge 11. Bureau records do not list a 30c printing on unwatermarked paper that was perforated 10, but the existence of two certified panes--one bottom-right pane from Plate 6917 and one top-right pane from Plate 6911--is evidence that the combination of new unwatermarked paper and old 10-gauge perfs occurred, even if inadvertantly. Stamps from these two panes (200 total), two left sheet-margin blocks of four and a bottom plate no. 6914 single, none of which have any trace of watermark, are the only accepted examples of Scott 476A.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

5,250
16,500
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209°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 209, Later Issues30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Well-centered, lightly hinged, intense color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED OF THE 209 RECORDED 30-CENT UNWATERMARKED PERF 10 STAMPS.

With 1973 P.F. certificate for left sheet margin pair

4,000
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210
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 210, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Horizontal Coil, Perf 10 (491). Joint line pair, deep rich color, well-centered

VERY FINE. A WELL-CENTERED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE TYPE II ROTARY COIL.

With 1993 P.S.E. certificate

10,500
8,000
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211
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 211, Later Issues1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet (498f var), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet (498f var)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet (498f var). Single stamp from booklet pane of 30, tied by "U.S. Army Postal Servive A.P.O. 2 Aug. 15, 1917" postmark on picture post card depicting the Louvre, to Mendota Wash., purple censor's handstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE USAGE OF THE 1-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET STAMP. THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST RECORDED USAGES OF THE A.E.F. STAMPS. A GREAT TWENTIETH CENTURY RARITY.

According to Post Office records, two shipments of A.E.F. panes were made to France. The first likely arrived sometime in early to mid-August, and the second shipment arrived in early September. Usages that can be tied to this first shipment are particularly rare. This single franking is especially scarce. Active-duty soldiers were given free-franking privileges, and the 1c post card rate was raised to 2c on November 2.

With 1996 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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212
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 212, Later Issues1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f), 1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f)1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f). Single of each, tied by "U.S. Army Postal Service Dec. 2, 1917" wavy-lines machine postmark on cover to Philadelphia, bold blue censor's handstamp and signature of censor, very small piece out at top from opening, two insignificant toned spots, Very Fine and very scarce usage of the 1c and 2c A.E.F. stamps, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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213°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 213, Later Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

575
1,500
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214
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 214, Later Issues$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). H.r., rich color with a heavily inked impression, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1969 P.F. certificate

1,400
2,300
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215
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 215, Later Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, Mint N.H., natural printing crease in left pair, centered to top, Fine, very scarce 20th century plate block

18,000
6,000
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216
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 216, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, rich color, large margins all around including wide right sheet margin

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,500
7,000
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217
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 217, Later Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Barest trace of hinging, centered slightly to top but much better centering than usually found on this rare coil-waste issue, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,000
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218
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 218, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, neat San Francisco precancel, thin spot and crease, appears Fine, with 1966 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,800
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219
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 219, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bold "Binghamton N.Y." precancel, horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine

3,250
1,500
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220
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 220, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bold "Chicago Illinois" precancel, Very Good, with 1971 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,600
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221°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 221, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary (545), 1c Green, Rotary (545)1c Green, Rotary (545). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top pair h.r., fresh and bright color, very well-centered, Extremely Fine and choice block, Scott Retail as singles

780
2,000
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222
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 222, Later Issues1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550), 1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Complete set tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 21, 1920" postmark on First Day of Issue cover addressed to Philip H. Ward Jr. in Philadelphia, yellow and blue sender's corner card, ms. "These stamps are cancelled Dec. 21, 1920, the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims, and the day the stamps were placed on sale." and initialled "W.S.B.", fresh and Very Fine first day cover, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,800
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223°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 223, Later Issues1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Horizontal pair, tied by "Madison Sq. Sta. N.Y. Oct. 4, 1924" machine cancel on piece, deep shade

FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT KNOWN PAIRS OF SCOTT 594.

The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. In 1923 coil waste from the new 1c and 2c rotary production was turned into stamps later classified as Scott 578-579 and 594-595. These were the last of the coil-waste issues. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary Perf 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps.

There are today fewer than 100 confirmed examples of Scott 594. The first major find of this stamp was made in 1934 by Ernest E. Fairbanks, who retrieved nine pairs (18 stamps, one or two damaged) on nine separate covers that were returned by the post office years earlier from a bulk mailing. All were postmarked at New York City on October 4, 1924. The nine Fairbanks covers were cut down into pieces, and today there are perhaps five of these pairs on piece still intact.

There is one intact cover bearing a pair (not from the Fairbanks correspondence), and two pairs off cover. Of the five pairs on piece, three have major faults, as does one of the two known used pairs on piece. There are no known unused multiples.

With 1973 and 1999 P.F. certificates

11,000
11,000
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224
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 224, Later Issues2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Set of four First Day covers with George W. Linn cachet, three different sizes and each with "In Memorium, Warren G. Harding Twenty-Ninth President, Born Nov. 2, 1865, Died Aug. 2, 1923", different thicknesses of mourning borders, each with "Marion Ohio Sep. 1, 1923" postmark, small one bit toned and s.e. at bottom

FINE-VERY FINE GROUP OF THE SCARCE LINN CACHETED HARDING COVERS, WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS THE FIRST CACHETED FIRST DAY COVERS.

Planty's Photo Encyclopedia of Cacheted F.D.C.'s states that "All complete classic collections [of FDC's] should start with this cover"

E. 3,000-4,000
2,400
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225
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 225, Later Issues2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Complete set of seven different unofficial First Day covers, from the Ohio towns of Dublin, Columbus, Delaware, Linworth, Powell, Waldo and Worthington, also bears block of four, Worthington natural s.e. at left, prepared by George W. Linn and addressed to him in Columbus O., fresh and Very Fine, mailed by Linn on his way home from sending some first day covers at Marion, the official city of issue, a rare group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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226°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 226, Later Issues2c Harding, Rotary Perf 11 (613), 2c Harding, Rotary Perf 11 (613)2c Harding, Rotary Perf 11 (613). Much better centering than usual with wide even margins on three sides, right perfs just clear, sharp impression, very light slogan machine cancel, tiny natural paper inclusion visible only on back

FRESH AND FINE. ONE OF THE FEW SOUND AND ATTRACTIVE SINGLES OF THE 43 2-CENT HARDING ROTARY PERF 11 STAMPS RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of the 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11 (see Zoellner sale, Appendix, p. 389) records 39 used singles (one faintly cancelled, if at all) and two used pairs. Of the singles, 22 are sound, but of these quite a few are centered strongly to one corner.

The 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11 stamp was first discovered in 1938 by Leslie Lewis of the New York firm, Stanley Gibbons Inc. The Weills discovered three additional singles among unsorted 2c stamps soaked off envelopes postmarked at New Orleans, circa November 1923.

Gary Griffith presents his hypothesis in United States Stamps 1922-26 that rotary-printed sheets of 400 were first reduced to panes of 100 and then fed through the 11-gauge perforating machine normally used for flat plate sheets. This method distinguishes sheet-waste stamps--Scott 544, 596 and 613--from the coil-waste stamps and explains the existence of a straight-edge on Scott 613.

Census No. 613-CAN-04. Signed Weill. With 1986 P.F. certificate

20,000
32,000
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227
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 227, Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Each set on first day covers, stamps tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. May 1, 1929 10:00 PM" duplexes and both addressed to Mr. C. C. Hendrix in New York, red Air Mail cachet at bottom left, a fresh and Very Fine matched set of first day covers, the Kans. cover with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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228°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 228, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block of four, large margins, lightly hinged, bottom pair affected by crease (a characteristic of the one pane discovered) and light soiling, top pair Extremely Fine, only one pane of 100 imperforate stamps has ever been found

5,000
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229°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 229, Later Issues$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b), $1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b)$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b). Mint N.H. double plate no. block of twenty, the two top rows of the sheet complete with selvage at both sides, clearly showing the watermark, usual natural gum skips and bends typically found on this issue Very Fine-Extremely Fine plate block, Scott Retail as plate no. block of four and sixteen singles

6,100
3,500
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230°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 230, 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 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.

16,000
13,000
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