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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 — 1922-25 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3247
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3247, 1922-25 and Later Issues5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a), 5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a). Lightly hinged, wide balanced margins all around, intense color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, Datz states only one pane of 100 and two plate blocks known, with copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being the top pair

1,500
1,800
3248
ogbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3248, 1922-25 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Pane of 100, partially adhering to black construction paper causing thins in selvage at bottom and sides and barely affecting seven stamps incl. one in plate block, other 93 stamps Mint N.H., bright colors, well-centered throughout

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE COMPLETE PANE OF THE $5.00 AMERICA. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Scott Retail as hinged plate block, Mint N.H. center line block, 82 Mint N.H. singles and six hinged singles

22,200
19,500
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3249
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3249, 1922-25 and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Rich color, light unobtrusive cancel leaves most of design clearly visible

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE SCOTT 594. FEWER THAN 100 COPIES EXIST.

The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. In 1923 coil waste from the new 1c and 2c rotary production was turned into stamps later classified as Scott 578-579 and 594-595. These were the last of the coil-waste issues. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary Perf 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps. There are today fewer than 100 confirmed examples of Scott 594.

With 1982 S.P.A. certificate (incorrectly stating No. 578)

6,750
0
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3250
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3250, 1922-25 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. plate no. block of four, intense color and sharp impression clearly displaying the type, perfectly centered, post-office fresh and intact

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK BLOCK OF SCOTT 634A IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

We do not recall ever offering a finer example of this plate block.

2,750
12,500
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3251
P
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3251, 1922-25 and Later Issues3c 4-H Clubs, Large Die Proof on India (1005P1), 3c 4-H Clubs, Large Die Proof on India (1005P1)3c 4-H Clubs, Large Die Proof on India (1005P1). Die sunk on 202 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and bright color, purple "Engraver's Stock Proof Authorized by" two-line handstamp and signed, also blue "64342B" control no. on back, minor edgewear, Very Fine and choice, rare, Scott Retail as normal without handstamp and signature

700
1,600
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3252
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3252, 1922-25 and Later Issues$5.00 Hamilton (1053), $5.00 Hamilton (1053)$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Mint N.H. top right complete pane of 100, dark color and sharp impression on bright white paper, remarkably well-centered throughout, lightly folded along center row of perfs

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PANE OF THE $5.00 HAMILTON ISSUE.

Each year there are fewer and fewer intact panes of the $5.00 Hamilton

6,520
4,500
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3253
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3253, 1922-25 and Later Issues8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b), 8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b)8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b). Mint N.H. complete pane of 32 (seven blocks of four and one plate block), almost perfectly centered, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE. AN IMPORTANT MAJOR ERROR AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE ITEM.

Datz notes there are sixteen blocks of four reported, and only five of them are intact and undamaged. Clearly, this fresh and intact pane is not in his census. Normal accompanies for comparison. Scott Retail as only eight Mint N.H. blocks

18,000
4,750
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