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
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
FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIVE-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.
Only 249 issued. With 2002 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR.
Ex Makepeace. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF SCOTT NO. K17.
With copy of 1994 P.F. certificate. 2003 Scott Retail
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.
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
FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.
Only 330 were sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED NEWSPAPER ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST NEWSPAPER ISSUES.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
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.