Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1911
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Sale 857, Lot 1911, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,100
800
1912
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Sale 857, Lot 1912, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Lightly hinged, usual light diagonal natural gum bend, Very Fine

600
450
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1913
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Sale 857, Lot 1913, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for plate no. block of ten, this being the bottom right stamp

50
160
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1914
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Sale 857, Lot 1914, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H. top plate no. 10897 block of six, post-office fresh and intact, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for plate block of ten

380
230
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1915
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Sale 857, Lot 1915, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Mint N.H., proof-like impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for vertical block of six, this being the right center stamp

36
200
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1916
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Sale 857, Lot 1916, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Line Thru "2" and "EN" (527 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color on white paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for Scott-listed variety

36
220
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1917
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Sale 857, Lot 1917, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534). Matched set of Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of six, brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine

660
425
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1918
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Sale 857, Lot 1918, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Right margin plate no. single, huge margins all around, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

With photocopy of 1978 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair

2,100
1,800
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1919
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Sale 857, Lot 1919, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Rich color on bright paper, two small thins, appears Very Fine

2,100
575
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1920
 
Sale 857, Lot 1920, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large margins to clear, bright color, neat Exposition slogan cancel, fresh and Very Fine, scarce used stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,250
700
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1921
 
Sale 857, Lot 1921, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Clear machine slogan cancel, bright color, small thin, appears Very Fine

1,250
400
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1922
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Sale 857, Lot 1922, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Trace of hinge, deep rich color, light pencil notes on gum, fresh and Fine, with 1965 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,800
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1923
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Sale 857, Lot 1923, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542). Mint N.H., perfectly centered wtih wide even margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, with photocopy of 2002 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this being the bottom stamp

25
140
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1924
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1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542). Mint N.H. blocks of six (2), eight, strips of three, seven and a single (31 stamps total), bright color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

775
350
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1925
 
Sale 857, Lot 1925, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Light circular datestamp, remarkably well-centered for this notoriously challenging issue, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 11/10 compound gauge. Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged as a result of lower production standards and poor handling.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,500
6,000
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1926
 
Sale 857, Lot 1926, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Fresh color and sharp proof-like impression, neat "Binghamton New York" precancel, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 IS RARELY SEEN WITH MARGINS OF THIS WIDTH.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,500
5,250
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1927
 
Sale 857, Lot 1927, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Sharp proof-like impression, neat registry oval cancel, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, scarce with such choice centering, with 2002 P.F. certificate

175
475
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1928
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Sale 857, Lot 1928, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., rich colors, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this being the bottom stamp

725
350
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1929
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Sale 857, Lot 1929, 1918-20 Issue (Scott 523 to 550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H., well-centered with huge margins at top and bottom, Extremely Fine

80
160
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