Sale 920 — United States Rarities

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 October, 2006

Category — Officials thru Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
266
Pbl
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 266, Officials thru Parcel Post$2.00-$20.00 State, Plate Proofs on India (O69P3-O71P3), $2.00-$20.00 State, Plate Proofs on India (O69P3-O71P3)$2.00-$20.00 State, Plate Proofs on India (O69P3-O71P3). Complete set of sheets of ten, wonderfully fresh, $20.00 small India paper thins in selvage

EXTREMELY FINE. BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF ONLY FOUR SURVIVING SETS OF COMPLETE SHEETS. A MAGNIFICENT UNIT FOR EXHIBITION.

The Scott U.S. Specialized only prices the complete sheets on card at $16,000.00 for the set

E. 7,500-10,000
13,000
267
S
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 267, Officials thru Parcel Post24c Agriculture, "Sepcimen" Error (O8Sa), 24c Agriculture, "Sepcimen" Error (O8Sa)24c Agriculture, "Sepcimen" Error (O8Sa). Without gum as issued, reperfed at top and slight soiling, tiny thins at top, tiny tear at left center

FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE, THIS BEING ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES KNOWN.

Ex Markovits. With 2006 P.F. certificate

7,500
3,750
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268
og
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 268, Officials thru Parcel Post$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, natural s.e. at bottom, pulled perf at left

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 96-CENT NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate (stating "It is genuine unused, no gum as issued")

20,000
7,000
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269
ogbl
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 269, Officials thru Parcel Post12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95), 12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95)12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Block of four with full bottom imprint sheet margin, original gum, fresh, characteristic pastel color, top right stamp small horizontal crease at bottom right, bottom right stamp diagonal crease at top right and small waterstain

FINE CENTERING. AN EXTREMELY RARE 12-CENT 1894 BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE BLOCK.

Ex Warm-Griffiths. With 1991 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

12,500
3,250
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270
nhbl
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 270, Officials thru Parcel Post75c Parcel Post (Q11), 75c Parcel Post (Q11)75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H. top plate no. block of six, rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 75-CENT PARCEL POST STAMP.

The Scott Catalogue assigns a 50% premium for the Mint N.H. plate block over the price of a hinged plate block.

4,500
2,100
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271
nhbl
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 271, Officials thru Parcel Post10c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4), 10c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4)10c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ4). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. block of eight, choice centering, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE STAMP AND PROBBALY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and two Mint N.H. singles

14,800
17,500
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272
nhbl
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 272, Officials thru Parcel Post25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5), 25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5)25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Mint N.H. top right corner plate no. block of eight, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 25-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE STAMP. THIS IS PROBABLY THE FINEST PLATE BLOCK OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and two Mint N.H. singles

8,520
11,000
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