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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
584
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 584, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c), 10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c)10c Orange, Perf 10 at Top (562c). Bold "Osage Iowa" precancel, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT 1922 PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM VARIETY. ONLY SEVEN SINGLES AND TWO PAIRS ARE KNOWN TO US.

Of the examples contained in our records, only three singles and one pair are sound. The example offered here, with brilliant color and choice centering, is one of the finest in existence.

Ex Floyd. With 1960 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

5,000
5,250
585
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 585, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)11c Light Blue (563), 11c Light Blue (563)11c Light Blue (563). Tied by "Fremont Ohio Oct. 4, 1922 11AM" First Day machine cancel on uncacheted 2c Carmine entire to New York City, stamp with two toned perf tips, otherwise Very Fine, according to Mellone, only 51 first day from Fremont exist

3,000
0
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586
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 586, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)2c Black, Schermack Perforations Ty. III (611 var), 2c Black, Schermack Perforations Ty. III (611 var)2c Black, Schermack Perforations Ty. III (611 var). Full Schermack perfs at right, intense shade, tied by bold "Flint Mich. Aug. 24, 1924 2:30 PM" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Detroit Mich., barely reduced at left

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER WITH THE 2-CENT HARDING WITH TYPE III SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Accompanied by copy of letter from Mail-o-Meter Company dated Oct. 23, 1924, stating that "In response to your inquiry, please be advised that we did perforate a few two cent Harding stamps, the exact amount, however, I cannot say, as our records are not clear regarding the various issues which are perforated and reeled by the Schermack method."

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate

10,000
4,500
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587
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 587, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)2c Black, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (702-E1), 2c Black, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (702-E1)2c Black, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (702-E1). Die sunk on 120 x 142mm card with full die sinkage, engraved cross shows faintly, printed "70015" on back, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. POSSIBLY THE ONLY LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE 2-CENT 1931 RED CROSS ISSUE IN PRIVATE HANDS.

The stamp was issued on May 21, 1931, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Red Cross. The cross was printed in red. It appears in outline in Black on this essay. Scott Catalogue does not list an essay for this stamp.

Ex Brazer (where it realized $1,600 hammer in our 1990 auction). With 1990 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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588
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 588, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)3c Deep Blue, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (1016-E1), 3c Deep Blue, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (1016-E1)3c Deep Blue, Red Cross, Large Die Essay on India (1016-E1). Die sunk on 202 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, hole punches at top, red "Engraver's Stock Proof, Authorized by" handstamp with penned initials, blue "103120B" control no. on back, "C" cut where cross should be printed, small piece of tape on back keeps cut in place

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE 1952 RED CROSS ISSUE IS POSSIBLY THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN PRIVATE HANDS.

This essay is unlisted in either Scott or Brazer.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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589
nhbl
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 589, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a), 2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a)2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 25061 block of eight, beautifully centered, post-office fresh and intact

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 2-CENT JEFFERSON PRINTED ON SILKOTE PAPER.

With 2002 A.P.S. certificate. Listed but unpriced as a plate block. Scott Retail as singles

6,400
4,750
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590
nh
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 590, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 562c to 1451a)2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black (Litho.) Omitted (1451a), 2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black (Litho.) Omitted (1451a)2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black (Litho.) Omitted (1451a). Mint N.H., bright colors, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1975 A.P.S. certificate for block of 96, normal block accompanies for comparison

2,250
900
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