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Sale 821 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 March, 2000

Category — Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1326
og
10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Nine singles incl. seven Mint N.H. and two o.g., deep rich color, most with small faults incl. four with natural straight edges at sides, centering varies from Fine to Extremely Fine

4,100
325
1327
ogbl
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1327, Back-of-Book10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). B. plate no. and imprint block of eight, o.g., lightly hinged, incredibly fresh and intact, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1888 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Seldom seen in this superior condition

11,500
8,500
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1328
og
10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). O.g., lightly hinged, well-centered, vibrant color, Extremely Fine

180
115
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1329
og
10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Plate no. and part imprint pair, o.g., lightly hinged, dark shade, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 1997 P.S.E. certificate for strip of three

1,300
725
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1330
og
10c Ultramarine (E9). Top plate no. single, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, bright blue shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem

175
160
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1331
nhbl
10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a pretty plate

4,250
2,800
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1332
nhbl
15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Mint N.H. right margin imprint and plate no. block of six, usual light natural gum bends, fresh and Very Fine

450
240
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1333
nh
10c Ultramarine (F1). Mint N.H. top margin single with part imprint and "A", pretty shade, Extremely Fine

110
0
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1334
og
50c Brown (J7). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and sharp impression, well-centered, faint soiling at right center, appears Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

425
450
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1335
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1335, Back-of-Book50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). O.g., lightly hinged, well-centered, deep shade and sharp impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WONDERFUL CHOICE CONDITION FOR THE RARE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRIINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. With 1965 and 1999 P.F. certificates

2,750
6,100
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1336
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1336, Back-of-Book5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). O.g., lightly hinged, well-centered with massive margins at sides, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. certificate

425
1,150
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1337
og
50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, sharp impression, well-centered with even margins all around, blind perf at T. reattached, still appears Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. and 1999 P.S.E. certificates (the former not mentioning reattached perf)

1,500
850
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1338
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1338, Back-of-Book1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). O.g., lightly hinged, perfectly centered, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS CHALLENGING STAMP IN THE HIGHEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE.

Most copies of this stamp are poorly centered and with small faults.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,400
3,000
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1339
nh
2c Deep Vermilion (J30). Mint N.H., sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

950
1,150
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1340
nh
3c Deep Claret (J33). Mint N.H., dark color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

240
1,125
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1341
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1341, Back-of-Book3c Deep Claret (J33), 3c Deep Claret (J33)3c Deep Claret (J33). O.g., lightly hinged, incredibly deep shade and sharp impression, well-centered with beautifully proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

150
280
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1342
ogbl
30c Deep Claret (J43). Block of four, disturbed o.g., proof-like impression, Fine

2,100
350
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1343
og
3c Deep Claret (J47). O.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
550
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1344
og
3c Deep Claret (J47). O.g., lightly hinged, rich color and sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
375
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1345
og
50c Deep Claret (J50). Very lightly hinged, bright color, well-centered with wide margins, tiny thin speck near watermark, appears Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

850
575
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1346
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1346, Back-of-Book3c Carmine Lake (J54), 3c Carmine Lake (J54)3c Carmine Lake (J54). O.g., barely hinged, incredibly deep shade from an overinked impression that still shows background detail, bright paper, well-centered with wide margins incl. very wide margin at right, some slight offset on back as would be expected for a stamp with such deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

825
1,050
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1347
ngbl
5c Carmine Lake (J55). Sheet of 100, appears Mint N.H. but the best regumming we've seen even with the usual offset on gum, bright color, small margin crease clear of plates, mostly Very Fine with many Extremely Fine

3,818
1,500
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1348
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1348, Back-of-Book50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Perfectly centered, deep shade, 1921 cds cancel, small corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, rarely seen sound and lightly canceled, with 1999 P.F. certificate

800
750
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1349
ogbl
5c Carmine (J64). Ten blocks of four, variety of shades incl. two Rose Red (J64a) and one Deep Claret (J64b), 35 stamps Mint N.H., other five lightly hinged or h.r., one stamp with small stain, Fine-Very Fine

667
180
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1350
nh
30c Carmine Rose (J66). Mint N.H. right margin single, perfectly centered on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

140
260
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1351
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). $1.00 and $2.00 plate no. singles, h.r., bright colors, fresh and Fine set

2,032
575
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1352
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Complete set, No. K17 disturbed gum, No. K18 unused (no gum), others mostly h.r., Nos. K6 & K11 small faults, Very Good-Fine

2,032
475
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1353
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16). Lightly hinged, bright colors, Nos. K8 and K16 tiny thins, No. K13 faulty (not counted), No. K15 slight gum toning and crease, appears Fine

1,682
400
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1354
og
40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Lightly hinged, bright and fresh with perfectly struck overprint, Extremely Fine and choice

125
105
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1355
og
$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Small h.r., remarkably well-centered with wide margins on unusually bright white paper, Extremely Fine and choice

400
0
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1356
og
12c Agriculture (O6). O.g., small paper h.r., bright color, tiny corner crease, Extremely Fine

350
100
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1357
og
1c Justice (O25). O.g., intense color and impression, Extremely Fine and choice

105
325
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1358
ng
$10.00 State (O70). Unused (no gum), sharp impression, reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate

4,000
950
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1359
og
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1359, Back-of-Book24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103), 24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103)24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). O.g., lightly hinged, intense color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT INTERIOR AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PRINTING. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY IN ALL ASPECTS -- GUM, CENTERING, COLOR AND OVERALL FRESHNESS.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,250
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1360
ng
24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). Unused (no gum), sharp impression, small thin and nibbed perf at top, Fine

3,000
850
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1361
ogbl
1c-5c, 15c, 50c-$1.00 Parcel Post (Q1-Q5, Q7, Q10-Q12). Blocks of four, seventeen stamps Mint N.H. incl. 1c, 3c and 5c (four each), 2c and 15c (two each), $1.00 (one), 4c disturbed gum, others h.r., one hinged 15c with small paper adherence, one 50c tiny natural inclusion, generally Fine-Very Fine

4,066
1,050
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1362
ogbl
1c-5c Parcel Post (Q1-Q3, Q5). Blocks of four, the 5c Mint N.H., fresh and Fine-Very Fine

274
125
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1363
ogbl
10c Parcel Post (Q6). Block of four, B.L. stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

230
400
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1364
ogbl
15c Parcel Post (Q7). Block of four, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

400
170
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1365
nh
20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H., well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

220
260
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1366
ogbl
25c Parcel Post (Q9). T. margin block of four with plate no., B. stamps Mint N.H., T. pair lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

340
375
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1367
ogbl
50c Parcel Post (Q10). B. imprint and plate no. block of four, B.L. stamp Mint N.H., deep rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,900
850
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1368
ogbl
75c Parcel Post (Q11). L. margin block of four with plate no., lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem block

390
325
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1369
nhbl
75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H. block of four, bright color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

580
450
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1370
nh
$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
425
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1371
ogbl
$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). B. margin block of four with plate no., rich color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as a block of four

1,550
900
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1372
nh
25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Nine Mint N.H. singles, deep color, one with small internal wrinkle and one with perf dimple, centering varies from Fine to Extremely Fine

1,350
400
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1373
og
6c Orange Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Disturbed o.g., radiant color, small thin at upper right, Very Good, the Scott Catalogue notes that nearly all copies of No. R31c are faulty and poorly centered, Scott Retail for used in this condition

1,600
575
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1374
 
$200.00 U.S. Internal Revenue, Perforated (R102c). Rich colors, light blue 1869 double-circle ds, couple usual minor faults do not detract, otherwise Very Fine

625
210
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1375
 
$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Small Persian Rug (R132). Rich colors, lightened manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CENTERED EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,750
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1376
c
2c Orange & Black, Inverted Center (R135b). Centered to bottom left, tied by blue oval 1875 hs on bank check, Very Good

E. 150-200
115
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1377
og
$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1). Tiny trace of hinging, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine and choice

350
375
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1378
nh
$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1). Mint N.H., sharp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine

700
350
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1379
og
$1.00 1935 Hunting Permit (RW2). Tiny trace of hinging, wonderful color and centering, usual natural gum bend, tiny perf dimple, Extremely Fine

375
0
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1380
nh
$1.00 1935 Hunting Permit (RW2). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide balanced margins, tiny traces of gum toning at top, Extremely Fine

650
500
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1381
nh
$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, usual light natural gum crease, Extremely Fine Gem

325
240
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1382
nh
$1.00 1940 Hunting Permit (RW7). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. single, perfectly centered, usual light natural gum bends, Extremely Fine Gem

200
140
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1383
nhbl
$3.00-$7.50 Hunting Permits (RW38-RW41, RW47-RW52). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of four, No. RW49 (two), others one each, No. RW41 slightly disturbed gum in margin, overall fresh and Very Fine

927
375
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1384
 
Revenue Stamped Tobacco Paper. 1868-1891, six: comprising three tinfoil tobacco wraps incl. Walker, McGraw and Co., John Anderson & Co., and D.H. McAlpin & Co., two different Goodwin & Co. and one Oliver & Robinson, one Goodwin with tear at B., otherwise Fine-Very Fine and scarce group

E. 150-200
130
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1385
 
$5.00 Deep Green War Savings, Rouletted (WS3). Horizontal pair, each stamp with socked-on-the-nose violet "Hammond 45600" hs, few faint wrinkles, Extremely Fine

1,250
550
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1386
 
$5.00 Deep Green War Savings, Rouletted (WS3). Vertical strip of three, each stamp with violet socked-on-the-nose "Hammond 45600" cancel, folded along roulettes, B. pair with faint crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,950
900
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1387
nh
Black Test Coil, Dull Gum (41E). Mint N.H. accumulation comprising 94 Line strips of six, 289 strips of six, two strips of four and one single, neatly organized on stockpages, Very Fine

2,529
300
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1388
nh
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 1388, Back-of-Book$5.00 Orange on Green (WS6), $5.00 Orange on Green (WS6)$5.00 Orange on Green (WS6). Mint N.H., vibrant color, very well-centered, natural gum crease (described harshly as a "light crease" on the accompanying PFC)

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1920 WAR SAVINGS STAMP, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE IN THIS WELL-CENTERED MINT NEVER HINGED CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

3,500
3,250
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