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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
343
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 343, Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Tied by bold strikes of "Washington D.C. May 1, 1929 6:30 PM" duplex cancels on First Day air mail covers addressed in pencil to "A.C. Roe(ssler), East Orange N.J.", purple "Special Delivery No. __ Fee claimed at East Orange, N.J." handstamps, receiving backstamps, the Kans. set with address erased, a Very Fine matched pair of first day covers, ex Seacrest

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
344
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 344, 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. After using five stamps, they noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the rest of the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps.

14,500
0
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345
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 345, Later Issues22c Girl Scouts, Intaglio Red and Black Omitted (2251 var.), 22c Girl Scouts, Intaglio Red and Black Omitted (2251 var.)22c Girl Scouts, Intaglio Red and Black Omitted (2251 var.). Mint N.H. complete pane of fifty with first and last plate nos. also omitted

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS EXCITING NEW DISCOVERY IS THE ONLY PANE KNOWN OF THIS MAJOR ERROR.

Perhaps one reason this remained undiscovered for thirteen years is the subtlety of the missing colors -- the black on the Capitol, covered wagon and globe, and the red on the shoe.

With 2000 A.P.S. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
18,500
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