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Sale 910 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1: Columbian and Later Issues

Sale Date — Friday, 21 April, 2006

Category — Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
61
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 61, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues1c Louisiana Purchase (323), 1c Louisiana Purchase (323)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $610.00)

70
750
62
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 62, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues2c Louisiana Purchase (324), 2c Louisiana Purchase (324)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00), only one example has received a higher grade

62
1,350
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63
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 63, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues3c Louisiana Purchase (325), 3c Louisiana Purchase (325)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. A GORGEOUS STAMP.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00)

200
2,500
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64
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 64, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues5c Louisiana Purchase (326), 5c Louisiana Purchase (326)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H., enormous top sheet selvage with two plate letters, proof-like impression in intense Dark Blue shade on bright fresh paper, long full perfs all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. RARELY FOUND IN THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2003 P.F. certificate (copy) and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), only six 5c Louisiana Purchase stamps have been graded XF-Superb 95 (the one stamp with a higher grade, Superb 98, was subsequently damaged)

225
3,500
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65
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 65, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues10c Louisiana Purchase (327), 10c Louisiana Purchase (327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

The Louisiana Purchase stamps, much like the following Jamestown commemorative set, were issued with unusually narrow margins when compared to the regular issues of the 1902 Series. The example offered here is a true condition rarity.

With 2000 P.F. certificate. With 1998 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,400.00)

400
5,000
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66
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 66, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues1c Jamestown (328), 1c Jamestown (328)1c Jamestown (328). Mint N.H. with imprint at bottom, fresh color and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $230.00 as 90, $530.00 as 95)

65
750
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67
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 67, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues2c Jamestown (329), 2c Jamestown (329)2c Jamestown (329). Mint N.H., brilliant color on blindingly white paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $145.00)

75
350
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68
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 68, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues5c Jamestown (330), 5c Jamestown (330)5c Jamestown (330). Mint N.H., deep rich color which is nicely contrasted by bright paper, intense impression, beautifully centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT JAMESTOWN ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to any Mint N.H. 5c Jamestown

325
4,750
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