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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
552
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 552, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)2c Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III Perforation, Experimental Perf 12 (368 var), 2c Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III Perforation, Experimental Perf 12 (368 var)2c Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III Perforation, Experimental Perf 12 (368 var). Guideline pair, h.r., deep rich color, few reinforced perfs at top, faint overall toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE GUIDELINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT LINCOLN WITH U.S. AUTOMATIC VENDING MACHINE TYPE III PERFORATIONS WITH EXPERIMENTAL GAUGE 12 PERFORATIONS.

With 1988 P.F. certificate.

5,000
2,200
553
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 553, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Pair with 3mm spacing, lightly hinged, rich color and sharp impression, choice centering with exceptionally wide even margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PAIR OF SCOTT 388.

Scarce in such remarkably fresh condition. With 1968 and 2000 P.F. certificates

3,000
6,250
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554
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 554, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Centered to right and with full guideline at left, deep rich color, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. May 4 5PM 1911" wavy-line machine cancel on light gray clasped envelope with "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card to New York City, minor cover edge wrinkles as is usual for the Bell & Co. covers

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON COVER. ONLY TWELVE ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

This May 4, 1911 date is early for the Orangeburg coil. The presence of the guideline is a rare and desirable feature, as no guideline pairs are known.

Signed by Bartels and Sloane. Ex Agris. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

27,500
17,500
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554A
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 554A, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A, formerly 424a), 1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A, formerly 424a)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A, formerly 424a). Deep rich color, choice centering, tied by neat "Chicago Ill. Dec. 20 1:30 AM 1914" wavy-line machine cancel on Christmas postcard to Pine Village Ind., card creased at left away from stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE COMPOUND-PERFORATION VARIETY. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED COVERS.

Our updated census of No. 423A contains two postcards and one cover: 1) cover dated August 7, 1915, with pair, top stamp faulty; 2) postcard dated Dec. 23, 1914, ex Siskin, Zoellner; and 3) postcard dated Dec. 20, 1914, the card offered here, recently certified.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

8,000
7,500
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555
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 555, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C, formerly 428a), 5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C, formerly 428a)5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C, formerly 428a). Almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, deep rich color, neat strike of Cleveland O. Apr. 14 (1915) circular datestamp, single pulled perf at top, faint crease at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT WASHINGTON PERFORATED 12 X 10. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF SCOTT 423C.

Our census of Scott 423C contains 24 unused examples. Of these, only two are sound and centered. The example offered here was originally used on a piece with one other example of this stamp. The other stamp from the piece was offered in our Twigg-Smith sale.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

12,500
5,250
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556
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 556, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D, formerly 424b), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D, formerly 424b)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D, formerly 424b). Deep rich color on bright white paper, neat "Dayton Ohio" precancel, small diagonal crease at top right visible only in fluid

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS COMPOUND-PERFORATION ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 423D contains 34 stamps. All genuine stamps are used incl. 29 with the Dayton precancel.

Ex Ewing. With 2001 P.S.E. certificate.

7,500
3,750
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557
nh
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 557, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. pair, almost perfectly centered with wide even margins, intense color on radiant paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED 3-CENT 1914 ISSUE PAIR IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

1,150
2,800
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558
nh
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 558, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 var to 446)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, phenomenal centering with enormous margins all around, bright shade and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIRS OF SCOTT 446 IN EXISTENCE.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

650
5,000
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