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Sale 905 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 December, 2005

Category — Ryukyu Islands

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3862
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3862, Ryukyu Islands1948, 1y Ultramarine, First Printing (7a), 1948, 1y Ultramarine, First Printing (7a)1948, 1y Ultramarine, First Printing (7a). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult stamp

450
350
3863
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3863, Ryukyu Islands1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17), 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17)1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Mint N.H., fresh, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1991 John Head certificate

2,000
1,200
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3864
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3864, Ryukyu IslandsKUME iSLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1), KUME iSLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1)KUME iSLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1). Top left sheet corner margin single, printed on U.S. military mimeograph paper then validated by the official seal (in red) of Norifume Kikuzato, postmaster of Kume Island, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and very rare, ex Caler, Classmate, Faries and Head

2,000
1,250
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3865
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3865, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, -1/2s Purple (2X1), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, -1/2s Purple (2X1)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, -1/2s Purple (2X1). Nicely centered, slight gum toning around edges, otherwise Very Fine, ex Ibuki

800
150
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3866, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 2s Crimson (2X4), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 2s Crimson (2X4)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 2s Crimson (2X4). Tropical o.g. (appears as no gum), light crease at bottom, otherwise Fine

600
150
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3867
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3867, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 3s Rose Carmine (2X8), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 3s Rose Carmine (2X8)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 3s Rose Carmine (2X8). Without gum as issued, small wrinkle an pressed crease, otherwise Very Fine, rare provisional

1,800
525
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3868
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3868, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 4s Emerald (2X9), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 4s Emerald (2X9)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 4s Emerald (2X9). Top sheet margin single, tropical o.g. (covered by newsprint interleaving), Very Fine

650
250
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3869, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Crimson and Dull Rose (2X15), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Crimson and Dull Rose (2X15)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Crimson and Dull Rose (2X15). Top sheet margin single, unused (no gum), minor light bend, otherwise Fine

550
210
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3870, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 5s Brown Lake (2X10), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 5s Brown Lake (2X10)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 5s Brown Lake (2X10). Tropical o.g. (covered by interleaving), very trivial toning and couple minor wrinkles, still Very Fine, ex Ibuki

700
550
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3871, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 15s Dull Blue (2X18), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 15s Dull Blue (2X18)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 15s Dull Blue (2X18). Large part original gum, few minor perf flaws at bottom left, otherwise Fine

550
210
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3872, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Blue (2X21), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Blue (2X21)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Blue (2X21). Slight toning, otherwise Fine, ex Ibuki

600
210
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3873
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3873, Ryukyu IslandsANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 40s Dull Violet (2X27), ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 40s Dull Violet (2X27)ANAMI DISTRICT, 1947, 40s Dull Violet (2X27). Slightly disturbed o.g., fresh and Very Fine, rare stamp, with 1983 R.P.S.S. photo certificate

1,750
1,600
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3874
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3874, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1s-40s Seals (3X1, 3X2, 3X2a, 3X3, 3X4, 3X6-3X13, 3X15-3X22), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1s-40s Seals (3X1, 3X2, 3X2a, 3X3, 3X4, 3X6-3X13, 3X15-3X22)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1s-40s Seals (3X1, 3X2, 3X2a, 3X3, 3X4, 3X6-3X13, 3X15-3X22). Includes extra no. 3X15, virtually all tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, scarce lot, several with backstamps

2,625
900
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3875
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3875, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 5s Brown Lake (3X5), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 5s Brown Lake (3X5)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 5s Brown Lake (3X5). Tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, fresh, Very Fine

550
200
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3876, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (3X24), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (3X24)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (3X24). Without gum as issued, sewing machine perfs as normal, slightly rounded bottom left corner, otherwise Fine, rare, ex Tomiyama, Bush, MacLellan, McWiliams, Head

1,500
525
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3877, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1 y on1s- 10y on 10s Surcharged Seals (3X25, 3X28, 3X28a, 3X29-3X31), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1 y on1s- 10y on 10s Surcharged Seals (3X25, 3X28, 3X28a, 3X29-3X31)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 1 y on1s- 10y on 10s Surcharged Seals (3X25, 3X28, 3X28a, 3X29-3X31). Tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, scarce lot, most with backstamps

1,050
400
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3878, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y on 3s Brown (3X27), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y on 3s Brown (3X27)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1947, 1y on 3s Brown (3X27). Partial right sheet margin single, tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, Very Fine and rare with only twenty known, ex Ibuki

2,250
1,250
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3879
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3879, Ryukyu IslandsMIYAKO DISTRICT, 1948, 3s-50s Revenues (3XR1-3XR7), MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1948, 3s-50s Revenues (3XR1-3XR7)MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1948, 3s-50s Revenues (3XR1-3XR7). Complete set, all tropical o.g., six with interleaving adhering, fresh colors, Very Fine

525
210
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3880
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3880, Ryukyu IslandsOKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Red Orange (4X1), OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Red Orange (4X1)OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 10s Red Orange (4X1). Tropical o.g., fresh and Very Fine, rare

1,200
625
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3881
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3881, Ryukyu IslandsOKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Ultramarine (4X2), OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Ultramarine (4X2)OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 20s Ultramarine (4X2). Tropical o.g., fresh, choice large margins, Extremely Fine

600
210
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3882
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3882, Ryukyu IslandsOKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 50s Dark Brown (4X3), OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 50s Dark Brown (4X3)OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 50s Dark Brown (4X3). Tropical o.g., fresh, large margins, Extremely Fine

900
500
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3883
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3883, Ryukyu IslandsOKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (4X4), OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (4X4)OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1947, 1y Deep Ultramarine (4X4). Tropical o.g., fresh, huge margins, Extremely Fine, rare

1,750
1,050
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3884
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3884, Ryukyu IslandsOKINAWA DISTRICT, 1948, 4s Dark Green (5X1), OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1948, 4s Dark Green (5X1)OKINAWA DISTRICT, 1948, 4s Dark Green (5X1).Tropical o.g., exceptionally fresh, light crease, otherwise Very Fine and rare, with 1983 R.P.S.S. certificate

1,200
950
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3885
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3885, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5s Brown Lake (5X2), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5s Brown Lake (5X2)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5s Brown Lake (5X2). Slightly disturbed tropical o.g., well-centered, Extremely Fine, rare, with 1979 R.P.S.S. certificate (says "no gum" but it is clearly present)

1,200
800
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3886
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3886, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 7s Orange vermilion (5X3), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 7s Orange vermilion (5X3)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 7s Orange vermilion (5X3). Tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, fresh, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 1983 R.P.S.S. certificate

800
525
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3887
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3887, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 20s-50s Seals (5X5, 5X7, 5X8), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 20s-50s Seals (5X5, 5X7, 5X8)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 20s-50s Seals (5X5, 5X7, 5X8). First two part o.g., last tropical o.g. with interleaving adhering, fresh colors, 20s slight gum soaking, otherwise Very Fine

320
100
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3888
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3888, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 30s Peacock Blue (5X6), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 30s Peacock Blue (5X6)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 30s Peacock Blue (5X6). Tropical o.g. with most of interleaving adhering, fresh and Very Fine, very scarce, with 1983 R.P.S.S. certificate

1,000
525
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3889
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3889, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 50s Dark Brown (5X9), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 50s Dark Brown (5X9)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 50s Dark Brown (5X9). Right sheet margin single, tropical o.g., fresh, choice margins, Extremely Fine, rare, with 1983 R.P.S.S. certificate which mentions unimportant "minor creasing & inclusion" in the right selvage

1,350
525
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3890
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3890, Ryukyu IslandsYAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5y Deep Gray Green (5X10), YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5y Deep Gray Green (5X10)YAEYAMA DISTRICT, 1948, 5y Deep Gray Green (5X10). Partial tropical o.g., interleaving removed but shows normal discoloration from the brownish backing paper (really trivial), Very Fine and very rare, with 1982 R.P.S.S. certificate for a block of four, this is position four and is stated to be, in the opinion of John Head, the best of the four, ex Dr. Stevenson

2,000
1,400
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3891
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3891, Ryukyu Islands1952, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8), 1952, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8)1952, 1y-1,000y Revenues (R1-R8). Complete set, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

625
260
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3892
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3892, Ryukyu Islands1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16), 1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16)1958, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R9-R16). Complete set, without gum as issued, Very Fine

1,165
500
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3893
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3893, Ryukyu Islands1959-69, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R17-R28), 1959-69, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R17-R28)1959-69, 1c-$10.00 Revenues (R17-R28). Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine

1,059
400
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3894
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3894, Ryukyu Islands1969, $20.00 Carmine (R29), 1969, $20.00 Carmine (R29)1969, $20.00 Carmine (R29). Mint N.H. with bottom right sheet corner margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,200
2,600
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3895
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3895, Ryukyu Islands1969, $30.00 Blue (R30), 1969, $30.00 Blue (R30)1969, $30.00 Blue (R30). Mint N.H. with bottom right sheet corner margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,750
2,600
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3896
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3896, Ryukyu Islands1969, $50.00 Black (R31), 1969, $50.00 Black (R31)1969, $50.00 Black (R31). Mint N.H. with bottom right sheet corner margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

2,500
3,750
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3897
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Sale Number 905, Lot Number 3897, Ryukyu Islands1961, 2c Pale Red, Unemployment Insurance, Rouletted (RQ1), 1961, 2c Pale Red, Unemployment Insurance, Rouletted (RQ1)1961, 2c Pale Red, Unemployment Insurance, Rouletted (RQ1). Mint N.H., Very Fine and choice, also includes Nos. RQ2 and RQ4-RQ8 Mint N.H. and Very Fine, it is stated that only 50 of No. RQ1 were issued

1,055
2,500
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3898
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Ryukyu Islands Mint Collection. Complete collection on pages from 1948-1972 less two stamps for regulars, commemoratives and air post, apparently all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
280
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