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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 — Back-of-Book Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3291°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3291, Back-of-Book Issues10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. block of four with plate no. in huge top selvage, bright color on fresh white paper, Very Fine and choice, a pretty block, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,500
0
3292
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3292, Back-of-Book Issues3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful color, remarkably well-centered on bright fresh paper, reperfed at top

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT IS POSSIBLY THE RAREST OF THE POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTINGS.

Although 436 copies were reported sold, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace, combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the extreme rarity of this stamp.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
10,500
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3293
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3293, Back-of-Book Issues5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11), 5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11)5c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J11). Part original gum, rich color and proof-like impression on bright fresh paper

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIVE-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 249 issued. With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

9,250
4,000
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3294
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3294, Back-of-Book Issues10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, beautifully centered with extra wide margins at sides, Extremely Fine Gem

675
1,200
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3295
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3295, Back-of-Book Issues10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Mint N.H. with huge sheet selvage at top, deep dark color, post-office fresh, Very Fine and choice

675
500
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3296
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3296, Back-of-Book Issues$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright fresh paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR.

Ex Makepeace. With 2002 P.F. certificate

7,000
6,500
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3297
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3297, Back-of-Book Issues2c on 1c Offices in China (K17), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K17)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H. left plate no. block of six, deep rich color, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF SCOTT NO. K17.

With copy of 1994 P.F. certificate. 2003 Scott Retail

1,300
1,350
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3298
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3298, Back-of-Book IssuesDarrah Overprints, Darrah OverprintsDarrah Overprints. Twelve unused with Type II overprints comprising Nos. 308, 374, 376-380, 406, 416, 422, F1 and J46, rich colors, Nos. 377 and 422 lightly hinged, other ten stamps Mint N.H., bright colors, No. 308 tiny toned spot on gum does not show thru, usual Fine centering, a single hinged No. 308 realized $750 in our Drucker sale

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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3299
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3299, Back-of-Book IssuesDarrah Overprints, Darrah OverprintsDarrah Overprints. Twelve unused pairs with Type II overprints comprising Nos. 308, 374, 376-380, 406, 416, 422, F1 and J46, latter two vertical pairs with bottom stamps Mint N.H. and top stamps small h.r., other ten horizontal pairs, lightly hinged or small h.r., bright colors

FINE (AS USUAL). AN EXTREMELY RARE GROUP OF UNUSED PAIRS OF DARRAH TYPE II OVERPRINTS.

A single of No. 308 realized $750 in our Drucker sale. This group of pairs is nearly impossible to duplicate.

E. 5,000-7,500
11,000
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3300
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3300, Back-of-Book Issues24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103), 24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103)24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). With "No. 104" at top, original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, choice centering for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 24-CENT INTERIOR AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING. ONE OF THREE KNOWN WITH PLATE NUMBER AT TOP.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,500
4,000
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3301
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3301, Back-of-Book Issues36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42), 36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, choice centering

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 330 were sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,400
2,400
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3302
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3302, Back-of-Book Issues12c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR95), 12c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR95)12c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR95). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with enormous margins all around, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED NEWSPAPER ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST NEWSPAPER ISSUES.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,000
3,500
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3303°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3303, Back-of-Book Issues24c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR96), 24c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR96)24c Pink, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (PR96). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., beautiful bright color and well-centered for this issue, natural gum wrinkle in top left stamp

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 1894 24-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (quadruplicate). Scott Retail for a block is only 11% more than four singles.

10,000
0
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3304
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3304, Back-of-Book Issues6c Red, Star Die (U30), 6c Red, Star Die (U30)6c Red, Star Die (U30). Cut square, blue Nashville and Adams Express Co. Louisville circular datestamps, small diagonal crease in top right margin not noted on certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
600
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