Sale 837 — 2001 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 19 May, 2001

Category — Later Issues (C.I.A. Inverts)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
350
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Sale Number 837, Lot Number 350, Later Issues (C.I.A. Inverts)$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

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS "C.I.A. INVERT."

Only one pane of 100 stamps was purchased at a the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on agency mail. After using five of the stamps and damaging a sixth, 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, an investigation ensued into how they acquired the pane and who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, 94 sound unused examples reached collectors

A normal accompanies for comparison

14,000
0
351
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Sale Number 837, Lot Number 351, Later Issues (C.I.A. Inverts)$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

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

14,000
11,000
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352
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Sale Number 837, Lot Number 352, Later Issues (C.I.A. Inverts)$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. bottom right corner margin block of four with "USE CORRECT ZIP CODE" inscription, fresh colors and well-centered

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE CORNER MARGIN ZIP CODE BLOCK OF THE C.I.A. INVERT ERROR. ONE OF THE GREATEST INVERT BLOCKS IN EXISTENCE.

This unique inscription block of the C.I.A. Invert is the most recent addition to the list of important United States Invert multiples. It is the only known position block of the error.

56,000
52,500
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