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

Sale Date — Friday, 21 April, 2006

Category — Special Delivery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
201
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 201, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Mint N.H., bright color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 1991 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

1,000
4,000
202
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 202, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., bright color and detailed impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

This issue was released in 1888 and was the last of the American Large Bank Note issues. Collectors of that series know the challenge of locating Mint Never-Hinged examples in superior grades. Only three examples of No. E2 have received P.S.E. grades higher than 90. In our opinion, this stamp should have made XF-Superb 95.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

850
2,600
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203
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 203, Special Delivery10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. with top right corner selvage including plate no. 552, radiant color, gigantic margins on the stamp itself

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10-CENT ORANGE SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. A MARVELOUS POSITION PIECE AND A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 1989 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00 as 90, $2,400.00 as 95). The P.S.E. Population Report on No. E3 Mint N.H. lists two 90's, one 90J and one 95J.

500
9,000
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204
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 204, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., deep rich color, remarkably detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE IS A NOTORIOUSLY CHALLENGING ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The 1894 series, being the first printed by the Bureau, encountered many production problems. Most stamps were poorly centered and have small margins.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,900.00). This is one of only two copies to achieve the lofty grade of 95. Only one copy has graded higher -- at 95J -- which was the example in the Cohen collection.

1,900
40,000
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205
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 205, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. A STAMP OF STUNNING VISUAL APPEAL AND A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 1982 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded thus far by P.S.E. to any No. E5.

425
2,800
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206
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 206, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., enormous margins all around incl. plate no. at top, brilliant color, absolutely pristine gum

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT E6 STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST-RATED EXAMPLE CERTIFIED TO DATE BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

It is extremely rare to find the 1902 Special Delivery with such large margins. The plate layout placed the stamps closely together. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing rectified this problem with the 1911 printing of Scott No. E8, when they created a new plate on which the stamps were spaced further apart.

With 1984 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00 as 90, $1,450.00 as 95)

350
6,500
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207
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 207, Special Delivery10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 1999 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $470.00), this is another difficult Special Delivery stamp to find with large and balanced margins, only one stamp has received a grade higher than 95

150
600
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208
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 208, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00 as 95, $1,300.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to any example of No. E8 by P.S.E.

225
1,500
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209
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 209, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., deep rich color which is probably closer to the Dark Ultramarine sub-shade (though not mentioned as such on accompanying certificates), sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with huge margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR STAMP WITH ASTONISHINGLY WIDE MARGINS AND PERFECT CENTERING.

Although not yet graded by P.S.E., we believe this fantastic stamp deserves a Superb 98 Jumbo.

With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates

225
0
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210
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 210, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. with plate no. 5854 at top, intense color on bright paper, choice centering with extra wide margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS TO SCOTT E9.

With 1994 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

400
1,800
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211
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 211, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H., attractive pale shade, beautiful centering with enormous margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1914 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

400
1,300
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212
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 212, Special Delivery10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10), 10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10)10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, magnificent centering with unusually wide and balanced margins all around, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. A FANTASTIC STAMP.

With 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,100.00 as 95, $3,750.00 as 98), only one example has a higher grade in the P.S.E. Population Report.

600
2,100
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213
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 213, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Mint N.H., radiant color on blindingly white paper, detailed impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $155.00 as 95, $295.00 as 98), only two stamps have graded higher than 95J to date in the P.S.E. Population Report

40
550
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214
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 214, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, "Pink Back" Variety, Special Delivery, (E11 var), 10c Ultramarine, "Pink Back" Variety, Special Delivery, (E11 var)10c Ultramarine, "Pink Back" Variety, Special Delivery, (E11 var). Mint N.H., unusually dark color nicely contrasted by bright paper, beautiful centering with extra wide margins, very distinct pink tinge on back, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this distinct variety, with 1997 P.F. certificate, footnote in Scott states "extremely scarce and valued higher than the normal stamp"

40
475
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215
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 215, Special Delivery10c Gray Violet, Special Delivery (E12), 10c Gray Violet, Special Delivery (E12)10c Gray Violet, Special Delivery (E12). Mint N.H., bright color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $680.00), this is the highest grade awarded to Scott E12 by P.S.E. (the only one to achieve this lofty grade)

90
1,900
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216
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 216, Special Delivery15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13), 15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13)15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Mint N.H., vibrant color which is as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $145.00 as 95, $270.00 as 98)

50
550
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217
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 217, Special Delivery20c Black, Special Delivery (E14), 20c Black, Special Delivery (E14)20c Black, Special Delivery (E14). Mint N.H., crisp impression, extra wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

4
100
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218
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 218, Special Delivery20c Black, Special Delivery (E19), 20c Black, Special Delivery (E19)20c Black, Special Delivery (E19). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem

1
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