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

Sale Date — Friday, 21 April, 2006

Category — Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
239
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 239, Parcel Post1c Parcel Post (Q1), 1c Parcel Post (Q1)1c Parcel Post (Q1). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with extra wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2002 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $255.00 as 95, $580.00 as 98)

14
500
240
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 240, Parcel Post2c Parcel Post (Q2), 2c Parcel Post (Q2)2c Parcel Post (Q2). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide and perfectly-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning example of this stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $670.00)

19
2,300
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241
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 241, Parcel Post3c Parcel Post (Q3), 3c Parcel Post (Q3)3c Parcel Post (Q3). Mint N.H. with plate no. 6254 at left, choice centering with Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as 95, $990.00 as 98)

37
575
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242
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 242, Parcel Post4c Parcel Post (Q4), 4c Parcel Post (Q4)4c Parcel Post (Q4). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, choice centering with massive margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE HIGHEST-GRADED 4-CENT PARCEL POST STAMP IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT.

In addition to the Superb 98 Jumbo offered here, P.S.E. has certified two copies as Superb 98 (and none higher). The next-highest grade is XF-Superb 95.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00 as 98, they do not price this higher grade)

110
5,000
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243
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 243, Parcel Post5c Parcel Post (Q5), 5c Parcel Post (Q5)5c Parcel Post (Q5). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1989 and 2002 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $560.00 as 95, $1,300.00 as 98), only one example of the 28 stamps listed in the P.S.E.'s Population Report has graded higher and this is the only example to date to achieve the grade of 95J

90
2,900
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244
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 244, Parcel Post10c Parcel Post (Q6), 10c Parcel Post (Q6)10c Parcel Post (Q6). Mint N.H., pretty color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

120
375
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245
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 245, Parcel Post15c Parcel Post (Q7), 15c Parcel Post (Q7)15c Parcel Post (Q7). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautifully centered with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $410.00 as 90, $840.00 as 95)

180
900
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246
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 246, Parcel Post20c Parcel Post (Q8), 20c Parcel Post (Q8)20c Parcel Post (Q8). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins on all sides, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST, THE FIRST GOVERNMENT-ISSUED STAMP IN THE WORLD TO DEPICT AN AIRPLANE.

With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only two stamps have higher grades in the P.S.E. population report

325
3,250
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247
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 247, Parcel Post25c Parcel Post (Q9), 25c Parcel Post (Q9)25c Parcel Post (Q9). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on crisp paper, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $410.00 as 95, $840.00 as 98), only three stamps have higher grades in the P.S.E. Population Report

180
1,250
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248
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 248, Parcel Post50c Parcel Post (Q10), 50c Parcel Post (Q10)50c Parcel Post (Q10). Mint N.H., beautiful warm color which is quite striking, choice centering with wide and balanced margins for this difficult value, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only two No. Q10's have higher grades in the P.S.E. Population Report.

700
3,750
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249
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 249, Parcel Post75c Parcel Post (Q11), 75c Parcel Post (Q11)75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H., incredibly deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, giving this stamp striking appearance, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 75-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,050.00). This is the highest grade awarded to this issue by P.S.E. to date -- only two others share the distinction of having achieved this lofty grade.

240
4,750
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250
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 250, Parcel Post$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12), $1.00 Parcel Post (Q12)$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, brilliant color, detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STAMP IS THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION -- GORGEOUS COLOR, BRILLIANT PAPER, WIDE MARGINS WITH PERFECT CENTERING AND PRISTINE GUM. A TRULY SPECIAL STAMP WORTHY OF THE FINEST COLLECTION.

With 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,050.00), this and one other stamp have been certified as Superb 98, which is the highest awarded by P.S.E. to any $1.00 Parcel Post

850
10,500
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