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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — 1908-23 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
476
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 476, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. guide line pair with full guide line at left, near perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins on all sides, bright color and detailed impression on radiant paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF THIS COIL IN TERMS OF CENTERING, COLOR, GUM AND PAPER.

With 2002 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

1,150
2,800
477
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 477, 1908-23 Issues5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense color and proof-like impression, wide margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK 5-CENT WASHINGTON VERTICAL COIL ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate.

2,600
2,800
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478
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 478, 1908-23 Issues1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1982 and 2000 P.F. certificates

750
1,000
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479
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 479, 1908-23 Issues4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.

With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

1,500
1,700
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480
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 480, 1908-23 Issues5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Guide line pair, intense shade, Jumbo margins#

EXTREMELY FINE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,200
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481
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 481, 1908-23 Issues10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, vibrant color on crisp paper, wide and even margins top-to-bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL.

Each stamp with Mekeel's small blue backstamp that does not show thru. With 2004 P.F. certificate

6,750
6,000
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482
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 482, 1908-23 Issues3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on nicely blued paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 1990 P.F. certificate.

2,000
2,000
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483
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 483, 1908-23 Issues4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, rich color and sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT BLUISH PAPERS TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

A review of our Levi records of Bluish Paper stamps shows that the 4c is much rarer than the 8c in well-centered condition.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

24,000
0
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484
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 484, 1908-23 Issues5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Top left corner margin, barest trace of hinge at bottom right along one or two perfs visible only when cross-lighting the stamp, rich color on deeply blued paper, perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins, small ms. "X" control mark at top left selvage

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ARGUABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN TERMS OF MARGINS, COLOR, CENTERING AND GUM.

Ex Drucker. With 1978 P.F. certificate as block of four and with 2002 P.F. certificate.

5,000
0
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485
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 485, 1908-23 Issues5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Barely hinged, deep rich color on deeply blued paper, choice centering with wide evenly-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT BLUISH PAPER IN THE FINEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE.

With 1989 A.P.S., 1993 and 2004 P.F. certificates

5,000
6,750
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486
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 486, 1908-23 Issues6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Selvage at top, barely hinged, enormous margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,700
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487
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 487, 1908-23 Issues8c Olive Green, Bluish (363), 8c Olive Green, Bluish (363)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Lightly hinged, deep color on deeply blued paper, exceptional centering for this notoriously difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 8-CENT BLUISH PAPER IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

27,500
37,500
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488
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 488, 1908-23 Issues10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Left sheet margin single, h.r., vivid color on deeply blued paper, very well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

The deeply blued sheet margin and excellent centering make this a very striking stamp. Ex Golin. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

1,850
2,200
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489
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 489, 1908-23 Issues10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Lightly hinged, vibrant color on deeply blued paper, nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,850
2,100
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490
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 490, 1908-23 Issues13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bluish paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

Wurple backstamp. With 1991 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

6,000
4,250
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491
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 491, 1908-23 Issues13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Block of four, lightly hinged, deep rich color on nicely blued paper, each stamp almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER. PROBABLY THE FINEST BLOCK IN EXISTENCE.

The use of Bluish paper was an experiment to remedy the problem of paper shrinkage. Because most Bluish Paper stamps are difficult to find in centered, lightly-hinged condition, the majority of high-quality multiples have been broken to satisfy collector demand.

With 1964 and 2001 P.F. certificate

13,000
18,000
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492
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 492, 1908-23 Issues15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Mint N.H., bright color on nicely blued paper with long full perfs all around, choice centering with nicely proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER. A SUPERB STAMP.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,900
3,500
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493
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 493, 1908-23 Issues15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, radiant color on nicely blued paper, extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER STAMP.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

1,450
1,350
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494
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 494, 1908-23 Issues15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, intense color on deeply blued paper, precise centering with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER STAMP.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,450
1,700
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495
c
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 495, 1908-23 Issues2c Alaska-Yukon, Attleboro Stamp Co. Private Affixing-Machine Coil (371 var), 2c Alaska-Yukon, Attleboro Stamp Co. Private Affixing-Machine Coil (371 var)2c Alaska-Yukon, Attleboro Stamp Co. Private Affixing-Machine Coil (371 var). Used with Nos. 308, 331, 332, each stamp tied by "Attleboro Mass." oval handstamp, purple "Attleboro Mass. Registered Jan. 24, 1910" double-circle datestamp, on blue registered cover with printed return address to Nylstroom, Transvaal, South Africa, New York registry label, New York, Pretoria and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER TO SOUTH AFRICA BEARING THE ALASKA-YUKON ATTLEBORO PRIVATE AFFIXING-MACHINE COIL.

In 1909 the Attleboro Stamp Company employed a stamp-affixing machine to apply postage to bulk mailings of its price lists and editions of the Attleboro Philatelist. Although the company served stamp collectors, the Attleboro coil appears to have been a purely utilitarian product, limited in its scope to the basic 1c and 2c stamps necessary for mailing and not intended to create new varieties for collectors. Examples of these coils are scarce to rare, with the pair of Scott 344 priced at $45,000.00 in Scott, among the highest values of all 20th century varieties. The cover offered here, paying the double registered rate to Transvaal, South Africa, is a unique usage of the 2c Alaska-Yukon with Attleboro perf.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
23,000
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496
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 496, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Coil (386), 2c Carmine, Coil (386)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, trivial natural inclusion on top stamp is barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THIS COIL ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,300
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497
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 497, 1908-23 Issues1c Green, Coil (387), 1c Green, Coil (387)1c Green, Coil (387). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinge, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ARE RARE IN THIS GRADE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

900
3,000
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498
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 498, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE RARE 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1972 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

8,500
9,000
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499
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 499, 1908-23 Issues3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. guide line pair, bright shade on fresh white paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1911 HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

800
1,900
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500
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 500, 1908-23 Issues10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., choice centering, intense color and detailed impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,750
2,900
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501
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 501, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. guide line pair, beautiful centering with wide margins, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 444 IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

650
6,000
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502
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 502, 1908-23 Issues3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,300
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503
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 503, 1908-23 Issues4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, choice centering, bright shade and crisp impression, remarkably fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR IN THIS OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

1,550
1,800
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504
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 504, 1908-23 Issues4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate

750
1,200
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505
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 505, 1908-23 Issues2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with well-balanced margins all around, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT COIL SCOTT 449.

With 1995 and 2002 P.F. certificates

5,250
6,250
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506
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 506, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line strip of four, beautifully centered, rich color on white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 453 IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

The Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. This printing process made it very difficult for well-centered examples to be produced. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,130
4,250
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507
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 507, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, almost perfectly centered, beautiful bright color on white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 453.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

1,550
3,250
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508
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 508, 1908-23 Issues2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair in every respect, with 2000 P.F. certificate

850
0
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509
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 509, 1908-23 Issues3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456)3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering with wide margins and part of adjoining stamps at sides, fresh color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1978 and 1997 P.F. certificates

2,500
2,600
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510
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 510, 1908-23 Issues3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, barely hinged, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JOINT LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 456.

With 2000 P.F. certificate.

1,250
1,100
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511
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 511, 1908-23 Issues$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE CONDITION RARITY.

Even though this issue is not particularly rare, collectors who have been searching know the extremely difficulty obtaining examples with such perfect centering and in such pristine condition.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,850
4,250
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512
nh
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 512, 1908-23 Issues$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN.

With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

1,850
4,000
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513
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 513, 1908-23 Issues5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering, post-office fresh paper with long full perfs all around, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four

1,100
1,700
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514
ogbl
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 514, 1908-23 Issues5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Double error in block of twelve, errors Mint N.H., 2c stamps at top and bottom center h.r., choice centering, vibrant color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. errors

2,200
1,200
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515
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 515, 1908-23 Issues50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Selvage at bottom, barely hinged, fresh and bright color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,500
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516
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 516, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, radiant color, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II PERF 10 COIL.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 2000 P.F. certificate.

5,250
0
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517
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 517, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,200
3,750
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518
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 518, 1908-23 Issues1c Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (498b), 1c Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (498b)1c Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (498b). Two center pairs in Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of twelve, dark color, also incl. the adjoining bottom left corner block of eight that has been detached, weak perfs to left of errors, the bottom error is well-centered with huge margins at top and bottom, Fine-Very Fine and impressive multiple

1,300
1,400
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519
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 519, 1908-23 Issues1c Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (498g), 1c Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (498g)1c Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (498g). Top plate no. block of six, bottom stamps show transitional perforations with right stamp Perf 11, center stamp combination Perf 10 and 11, left stamp Perf 10, bottom left stamp and two stamps at top lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., deep rich color

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT GREEN 1917 ISSUE PERFORATED 10 AT BOTTOM, SHOWING TRANSITIONAL PERFORATIONS AND WITH PLATE NUMBER AT TOP. ONE OF THE MAJOR 20TH CENTURY PERFORATION RARITIES.

Our records of Scott 498g contain seven unused and four used examples of this rarity. The unused examples are as follows: 1) choice centering, original gum, Perf 10 at top; 2) centered slightly to top, original gum, Perf 10 at top; 3) original gum, centered to bottom left, Perf 10 at top; 4) Mint N.H., centered to bottom left, offered in our 2001 Rarities sale (where it realized $6,250 hammer); 4) and 5) block of four, original gum, Perf 10 at top, choice centering; 6) and 7) the block offered here.

With 2003 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as one hinged and one Mint N.H. example of the variety is $12,500.00

E. 10,000-15,000
11,500
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520
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 520, 1908-23 Issues2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H. top plate no. F10208 block of six, incredibly intense Deep Rose color on fresh paper, remarkably well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT TYPE IA WITH FULL TOP SELVAGE.

Full top plate blocks of Scott 500 from the experimental Type Ia plate are rare and almost invariably off center. This is one of the finest we have ever encountered.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

17,500
5,000
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521
c
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 521, 1908-23 Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Double error in block of six, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Reg." oval handstamps on registered cover to Cambridge Mass., purple "Philadelphia (Sta. 19) Aug. 14, 1917" and receiving backstamps

VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE ON COVER OF THE PERF 11 5-CENT ERROR. PROBABLY FEWER THAN FIVE PAIRS OF THIS 5-CENT ERROR EXIST ON COVER.

The 1984 census by Larry Weiss of Scott 467 and 505 on cover records only three covers bearing pairs of the 5c error, Scott 505. The cover offered here is not listed in his census.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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522
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 522, 1908-23 Issues8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c). Brilliant color, "Dayton Ohio" precancel, faint corner crease at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY RARE PERFORATION VARIETY. OUR RECORDS CONTAIN ONLY THIRTEEN EXAMPLES.

Only two other examples in our records have a Dayton precancel.

4,500
3,250
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523
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 523, 1908-23 Issues8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Brilliant color, "Dayton Ohio" precancel, faint internal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE THIS VERY RARE PERFORATION VARIETY. OUR RECORDS CONTAIN ONLY THIRTEEN EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY.

Only two other examples in our records have a Dayton precancel.

4,500
2,600
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524
nh
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 524, 1908-23 Issues$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK. RARE IN THIS CONDITION.

With 2004 P.S E. certificate

1,250
2,800
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525
nh
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 525, 1908-23 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. pair with vertical guideline, enormous margins all around, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE ROTARY PRESS ISSUE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps reached the public.

With 1983 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

7,500
7,500
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526
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 526, 1908-23 Issues3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Barely hinged, beautiful color, typical centering for the issue, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,050
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527
bl
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 527, 1908-23 Issues3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Block of four, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, bold "Salem Ohio" precancel in tete-beche configuration

FRESH AND FINE BLOCK. FROM A RECENT DISCOVERY. ONLY SEVEN USED SINGLES AND THREE USED BLOCKS OF FOUR ARE RECORDED.

This newly-discovered block is offered to the market for the first time. The second block of four also has Salem precancels (not tete-beche) and probably has been broken. The third block has a straight edge at right and slight thinning.

8,750
0
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