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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
540
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 540, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H. guide line pair, extraordinarily choice centering, beautiful rich color on crisp bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1977 S.P.A. and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,500
3,250
541
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 541, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H. pair, almost perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins, brilliant color on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL FEATURING SUPERB CENTERING CENTERING AND BRIGHT COLOR.

With 1984 and 1996 P.F. certificates

1,150
4,250
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542
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 542, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, choice centering, rich color and remarkably detailed impression on nicely blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH PAPER. SCARCE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,600
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543
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 543, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, choice centering, rich color and proof-like impression on nicely blued paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

2,000
1,500
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544
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 544, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, rich color and sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT BLUISH PAPERS TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

A review of our Levi records of Bluish Paper stamps shows that the 4c is much rarer than the 8c in well-centered condition.

Ex Ballman. With 1985 and 2002 P.F. certificates

24,000
16,500
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545
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 545, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on deeply blued paper, almost perfect centering with wide evenly-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT BLUISH PAPER IN THE FINEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate showing full top selvage that has been removed

5,000
6,000
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546
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 546, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Mint N.H., vivid color, choice centering, remarkably fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER. RARELY AVAILABLE IN WELL-CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,750
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547
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 547, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Lightly hinged, rich color on deeply blued paper, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,850
1,600
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548
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 548, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Deep shade, well-centered for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 199 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
3,250
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549
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 549, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, bright color on nicely blued paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,450
1,400
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550
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 550, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, intense color on deeply blued paper, precise centering with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER STAMP.

With 1983 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,450
1,350
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551
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 551, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 352 to 366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Block of four, lightly hinged, bright shade, remarkably fresh and intact

FINE-VERY FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

6,000
3,250
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