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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3239
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3239, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Horizontal strip of three, used with 4c Brown, 30c Orange Red and 50c Violet (427, 439 and 440), tied by Washington D.C. double oval cancels on large registered penalty parcel label with U.S. Treasury Department imprint at top left, stamps with small faults, lifted and hinged in place

FINE. A RARE STRIP OF THREE OF SCOTT NO. 460 USED WITH 30-CENT AND 50-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUES.

The Scott Retail value for a single Scott No. 460 on cover is $12,000.00. With 2003 P.F. certificate (with photo of stamps in original positions before removal)

E. 3,000-4,000
0
3240
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3240, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered with evenly-proportioned margins, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II COIL.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

2,200
3,500
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3241
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3241, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a), 6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a)6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a). Fresh color, light circular datestamp at right leaves most of design clearly visible, small corner crease and small crease, three short perfs not noted on certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY ELEVEN USED COPIES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. A RECENT DISCOVERY OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

In the last five years, we have sold two other used singles -- one precancelled with a corner crease at top right and a small tear that realized $2,000 hammer in our 2000 Rarities sale, and one with a s.e. and small tears that realized $2,800 hammer in our Twigg-Smith sale.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,500
3,500
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3242
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3242, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a). "Parkersburg W. Va." precancel, small faults at bottom

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT FRANKLIN PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

At a certain point in the sheet, the defective perforating wheel changed from gauge 11 to gauge 10 along one row.

With 1963 P.F. certificate (noting a tear only)

6,000
2,600
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3243°
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3243, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Tied by light Saint Paul Minn. mute oval on registered 1919 cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, backstamped at Saint Paul (Aug. 19), New York and Copenhagen, slightly reduced at bottom and left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE 1918 $2.00 ORANGE RED AND BLACK FRANKLIN ISSUE. ONLY A FEW COVERS EXIST WITH THIS BI-COLORED ISSUE.

Scott Retail $2,000.00 is inexplicably low (the more common $5.00 on cover lists at $2,500.00)

E. 4,000-5,000
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c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3244, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Small tear at left, used with four other stamps incl. $2.00 1922 on registered Denver Col. Treasury Department parcel tag to Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit, purple Denver Feb. 1, 1933 double-circle datestamp on address side, Fine, very scarce usage

E. 1,000-1,500
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3245
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3245, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a). Mint N.H. top plate no. block of 90, perfectly centered, post-office fresh and intact

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCREDIBLE PLATE BLOCK OF NINETY OF SCOTT NO. 540a IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY IN PERFECT CONDITION.

Scott Retail as plate block, nineteen blocks of four and five pairs.

5,547
5,000
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3246
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3246, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 460 thru 547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, choice centering with wide margins, three stamps with usual perf indentations

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 CARMINE & BLACK FRANKLIN. SCARCE IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

6,400
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