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Sale 905 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 December, 2005

Category — Specimens (see Officials section also)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1077
 
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1077, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1857 Issue, Magenta Pen Lines (24, 29, 35, 36b, 37-39), 1c-90c 1857 Issue, Magenta Pen Lines (24, 29, 35, 36b, 37-39)1c-90c 1857 Issue, Magenta Pen Lines (24, 29, 35, 36b, 37-39). Each stamp with neat magenta pen control cancel, 24c small part original gum, rich colors, few small faults

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE GROUP OF 1857 ISSUE STAMPS WITH THE MAGENTA CONTROL MARKS IN PEN.

The magenta pen lines were probably applied as a control cancel for official distribution. 30c and 90c with P.S.E. certificates and 10c with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
1078
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1078, Specimens (see Officials section also)3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (26S-A), 3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (26S-A)3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (26S-A). With period, no gum, small stain at upper left corner, tiny thin, rare, ex Lewenthal and Piller

1,000
1,350
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1079
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1079, Specimens (see Officials section also)12c Black, Pl. 3, Manuscript "Specimen" Ovpt. (36bS var), 12c Black, Pl. 3, Manuscript "Specimen" Ovpt. (36bS var)12c Black, Pl. 3, Manuscript "Specimen" Ovpt. (36bS var). Clear manuscript "Specimen", large part original gum, Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott, with 1982 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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1080
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1080, Specimens (see Officials section also)30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (38P4S), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (38P4S)30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (38P4S). Large margins to clear, brilliant color, Very Fine, a rare Specimen overprint on card proof

E. 300-400
325
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1081
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1081, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on Card, Blue Handstamped "Specimen" Ovpt. (40P3S), 1c Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on Card, Blue Handstamped "Specimen" Ovpt. (40P3S)1c Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on Card, Blue Handstamped "Specimen" Ovpt. (40P3S). Large margins, clear overprint reading up along left, fresh color, Very Fine and rare, little is known about this handstamped Specimen, which is found only on the 1875 Reprints and Re-Issues (stamps and proofs)

E. 500-750
675
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1082
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1082, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1861 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. B (63S/78S), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. B (63S/78S)1c-90c 1861 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. B (63S/78S). 15c traces of o.g., 30c unused (no gum), others o.g., 24c is horizontal pair (narrow s.e. at right), the 12c overprint is difficult to see as always, mixed centering as typically seen, generally Fine lot

1,690
350
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1083
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1083, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c, 10c, 15c 1861 Issue "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. B (63SB, 68SB, 77SB), 1c, 10c, 15c 1861 Issue "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. B (63SB, 68SB, 77SB)1c, 10c, 15c 1861 Issue "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. B (63SB, 68SB, 77SB). First and last horizontal pairs, also includes No. 68SJ, all original gum, one 15c light crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine lot, 1c pair and left 15c very nicely centered

960
300
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1084
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1084, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Control Number Specimen Ovpts. (63SJ/78SJ), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Control Number Specimen Ovpts. (63SJ/78SJ)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Control Number Specimen Ovpts. (63SJ/78SJ). Complete set of ten different, 10c part o.g., others o.g., 5c double perfs at left as always, typical mixed centering, Very Good-Fine with a couple better

2,150
1,400
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1085
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1085, Specimens (see Officials section also)90c Blue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (72S-A), 90c Blue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (72S-A)90c Blue, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (72S-A). With period, no gum, additional tiny ms. "X", s.e. at right, perfs in, creased and small thin, Very Good appearance, extremely rare, ex Lewenthal

750
750
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1086
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1086, Specimens (see Officials section also)24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (78S-A), 24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (78S-A)24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (78S-A). Unused (no gum), additional small ms. "X" at bottom, small stain, appears Fine, scarce, with 1987 P.F. certificate, Scott Catalogue does not list No. 78 with the Type A "Specimen" ovpt.

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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1087
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1087, Specimens (see Officials section also)12c Black, Z. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (85ES-A), 12c Black, Z. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (85ES-A)12c Black, Z. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (85ES-A). Unused (no gum), intense shade, natural s.e. at right, small corner creases at top, two small holes in grill, otherwise Fine, rare, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,300
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1088
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1088, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c Blue, E. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (86S-A), 1c Blue, E. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (86S-A)1c Blue, E. Grill, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (86S-A). No gum, tiny ms. check mark at center, clear and sharp grill points, s.e. at left, few faults, appears Fine, ex Lewenthal

1,000
850
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1089
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1089, Specimens (see Officials section also)30c Orange, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (100S-A), 30c Orange, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (100S-A)30c Orange, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (100S-A). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color, small ms. mark at center appears to be under the overprint and may be a control mark, light diagonal crease, appears Very Fine, scarce, only 2-3 are known, ex Lowenthal

1,250
2,200
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1090
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1090, Specimens (see Officials section also)6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (114P-S), 6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (114P-S)6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card, "Specimen" Ovpt. (114P-S). Large margins, clear blue "Specimen" overprint at top applied inverted, Very Fine and choice, very rare, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate stating that the overprint is of unknown origin, this is the same as others that we have seen applied

E. 500-750
1,150
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1091
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1091, Specimens (see Officials section also)12c Green, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (117S-A), 12c Green, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (117S-A)12c Green, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (117S-A). With additional tiny ms "X", Very Good, rarely seen offered

1,250
700
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1092
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1092, Specimens (see Officials section also)10c Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (150S-A), 10c Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (150S-A)10c Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. A (150S-A). With additional tiny ms "X", Very Fine, scarcer than the catalog value indicates

600
575
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1093
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1093, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Notes, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D (189S/211S-D), 1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Notes, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D (189S/211S-D)1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Notes, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D (189S/211S-D). The complete set of ten different as listed, all o.g. except 30c and 90c (no gum) and 4c regummed and reperfed, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, the 10c, 15c and 30c exceptional

840
450
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1094
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1094, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1879-87 Issues, "Sample" and "Sample A" Overprints (189/212SK, SL), 1c-90c 1879-87 Issues, "Sample" and "Sample A" Overprints (189/212SK, SL)1c-90c 1879-87 Issues, "Sample" and "Sample A" Overprints (189/212SK, SL). The two complete sets (20 stamps), original gum, most with thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance, the "Sample A" set more or less shows the color scheme for the 1890 Small Bank Note Issue (they were produced for the contract bid)

1,500
250
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1095
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1095, Specimens (see Officials section also)5c, 10c, 90c 1889 Bank Notes, "Sample" Printed and "A" Manuscript, and "Sample A" Manuscript Ovpts. (191SM, 209SM, 216SN), 5c, 10c, 90c 1889 Bank Notes, "Sample" Printed and "A" Manuscript, and "Sample A" Manuscript Ovpts. (191SM, 209SM, 216SN)5c, 10c, 90c 1889 Bank Notes, "Sample" Printed and "A" Manuscript, and "Sample A" Manuscript Ovpts. (191SM, 209SM, 216SN). 90c small faults, 5c huge margins, light crease, Fine-Very Fine, three very scarce specimens, especially the 5c which is hardly ever seen, undercataloged in our opinion

440
280
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1096
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1096, Specimens (see Officials section also)5c Yellow Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. D (205S-D), 5c Yellow Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. D (205S-D)5c Yellow Brown, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. D (205S-D). Unused (no gum), choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine

80
60
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1097
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1097, Specimens (see Officials section also)2c, 10c, 15c 1889 Bank Notes, Without "Sample" or "Sample A." Ovpts. (209SK var, 210SL var, 210SL var, 189SL var), 2c, 10c, 15c 1889 Bank Notes, Without "Sample" or "Sample A." Ovpts. (209SK var, 210SL var, 210SL var, 189SL var)2c, 10c, 15c 1889 Bank Notes, Without "Sample" or "Sample A." Ovpts. (209SK var, 210SL var, 210SL var, 189SL var). Four of the five listed varieties, 2c is listed but unpriced, couple minor thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarcer than catalog value indicates, Scott Retail for 2c is for with overprint

355
200
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1098
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1098, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S/191S-K), 1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S/191S-K)1c-90c "Sample." Ovpts. (212S/191S-K). Complete set of thirteen, 1c unused (no gum), others o.g., some h.r., virtually all sound, Fine-Very Fine

975
210
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1099
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1099, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-90c 1889 "Sample A" Ovpts (212S/191S-L), 1c-90c 1889 "Sample A" Ovpts (212S/191S-L)1c-90c 1889 "Sample A" Ovpts (212S/191S-L). Complete set of ten as listed, 30c part o.g., others o.g. (some h.r.), 5c natural s.e., 10c thin spot, otherwise virtually all Fine-Very Fine

750
200
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1100
S
Bank Note Specimen Group. 23, virtually all different, includes 1879 15c and 30c "D" types, four 1889 "Samples", twelve "Sample A" including unpriced 2c Rose Lake and two 5c Yellow Brown without overprint and two 10c and one 90c "Sample" with "A" ms, also includes two 1876 1c Blue and one 10c Brown on colored laid paper (nos. 156-E2, 161-E1) and two 2c Red Brown No. 210 on laid paper, all but two with original gum, some h.r., Fine-Very Fine lot of scarce and interesting material

E. 750-1,000
625
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1101
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1101, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-$5.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (230S-245S-E), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (230S-245S-E)1c-$5.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (230S-245S-E). 2c, 15c, $2.00 and $5.00 unused (no gum), few others disturbed original gum, few faults, most appear Fine, scarce complete set, four with either P.F. or A.P.S. certificates

7,200
4,000
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1102
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1102, Specimens (see Officials section also)4c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (233S-E), 4c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (233S-E)4c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (233S-E). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear overprint at left, some minor extraneous printer's ink at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, scarce, with 1990 P.F. certificate

400
375
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1103
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1103, Specimens (see Officials section also)5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E), 5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E)5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, Fine

400
150
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1104
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1104, Specimens (see Officials section also)15c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (238S-E), 15c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (238S-E)15c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (238S-E). Unused (regummed), tiny tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine

400
0
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1105
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1105, Specimens (see Officials section also)$2.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (242S-E), $2.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (242S-E)$2.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (242S-E). Unused (no gum), clear purple "Specimen" overprint at top left, Fine

500
250
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1106
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1106, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-$3.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. F (230S-243S-F), 1c-$3.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. F (230S-243S-F)1c-$3.00 Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. F (230S-243S-F). Complete set of seven values, 1c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 10c and $3.00, some faults, otherwise Fine, scarce complete set, with 1976 P.F. certificates

4,000
4,750
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1107
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1107, Specimens (see Officials section also)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (279BeS), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (279BeS)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (279BeS). Plate no. at top right, original gum, top stamps single hinge mark, bottom four stamps Mint N.H., fresh and Fine-Very Fine, it is reported that only ten examples are known with the plate no.

1,100
900
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1108
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1108, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. E (285S-293S-E), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. E (285S-293S-E)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. E (285S-293S-E). Complete set, lower values small flaws, 8c-$2.00 sound, Fine-Very Fine lot, the $1.00 and $2.00 exceptional

3,150
1,600
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1109
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1109, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E), 1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E)1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E). Each with clear purple "Specimen" ovpt., barely hinged, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,410
850
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1110
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1110, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E), 1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E)1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S-E). Complete set, disturbed original gum, couple reperfed or small fault, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce

1,410
600
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1111
S
"Specimen" Overprint Collection Balance.Twelve items, includes 15c and 30c 1879 Ty. D, "Sample" Ovpts, 10c 1889 without "Sample", 2c, 3c, 12c and 30c 1861 Control Number overprints, also two proofs with 3c 1869 Pictorial "Atlanta" in Scarlet and 2c Navy Green Trial color on perforated wove, lastly nine reference items, slightly mixed condition, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
900
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1112
S
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1112, Specimens (see Officials section also)1c-50c 1884-1902 Special Delivery and Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D, E (E1SD, E3SE, E5SE, E6SE, J15SD-J21SD), 1c-50c 1884-1902 Special Delivery and Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D, E (E1SD, E3SE, E5SE, E6SE, J15SD-J21SD)1c-50c 1884-1902 Special Delivery and Postage Due, "Specimen" Ovpts., Ty. D, E (E1SD, E3SE, E5SE, E6SE, J15SD-J21SD). Special Delivery o.g., Postage Dues no gum, Fine-Very Fine lot

1,005
525
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