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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
293
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 293, Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Complete panes of 50, seventeen stamps (of 250) hinged, all clear of plate blocks incl. fourteen with natural s.e., plate blocks and all other stamps are Mint N.H., remarkably well-centered throughout, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE SET OF SHEETS OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

One of the last remaining sets of sheets in existence.

40,200
20,000
294
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 294, Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues1c-5c Jamestown (328-330), 1c-5c Jamestown (328-330)1c-5c Jamestown (328-330). Complete set, each tied by well-struck cork cancel, matching "Norfolk, (Exposition Sta.) Va. Registered, May 10, 1907" double-circle datestamp on 2c Red entire (U395) to Springfield Mass., staple holes at sides of cover

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF A COMPLETE JAMESTOWN SET ON COVER, OF WHICH FOUR ARE KNOWN. A GREAT 20TH CENTURY COMMEMORATIVE RARITY.

R. C. Munroe serviced all four of the covers dated May 10, 1907, which were sent by registered mail to Springfield and have his written return address on the reverse. There is one cover known with a single 5c Jamestown and one 5c Lincoln (304) dated May 9 from Fortress Monroe Va. to Boston (the earliest use of the 5c). The four Munroe covers with complete sets are the second earliest use of the 5c and the earliest use of the complete set on cover.

The last time a Munroe cover appeared at public auction was Sept. 1997 when it realized $16,000 hammer. Prior to 1997, the last Munroe cover appeared at public auction in our 1981 Rarities sale, where it realized $9,000 hammer.

E. 15,000-20,000
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295
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 295, Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Natural s.e. at top, used with 3c Purple (302, two singles) and tied by "New York Dec. 4, 1908" duplex cancels on New York Hop Merchants corner card cover to Bavaria, Germany, cover with light edgewear and part of bottom flap missing, otherwise Fine, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate stating this is the earliest known usage; however, a domestic cover with a Dec. 3, 1908 datestamp is currently being expertized by the A.P.S. -- regardless of the outcome, this will remain the earliest known usage to a foreign destination

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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