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

Sale Date — Friday, 21 April, 2006

Category — 1902-08 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
38
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 38, 1902-08 Issues1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $305.00)

27
575
39
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 39, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., radiant color, unusually wide margins, virtually perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate, with 2001 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $445.00 as 95, $1,150.00 as 98), only one stamp has received a higher grade from P.S.E., this is one of only two certified as 95J

35
2,000
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40
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 40, 1902-08 Issues3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, unusually deep rich color and detailed impression on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 1983 and 1999 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

125
1,050
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41
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 41, 1902-08 Issues4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., brilliant color which has tremendous eye appeal, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate, with 1998 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to any Mint N.H. 4c 1902

140
2,200
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42
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 42, 1902-08 Issues5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., radiant color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

140
2,800
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43
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 43, 1902-08 Issues6c Claret (305), 6c Claret (305)6c Claret (305). Mint N.H., intense color, framed by Jumbo margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 305 TO RECEIVE THE GRADE OF 95 JUMBO FROM PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS -- THE ULTIMATE GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $3,050.00 as 98 even though none have been graded 98 thus far).

170
4,250
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44
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 44, 1902-08 Issues8c Violet Black (306), 8c Violet Black (306)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression in a deep shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 2000 P.F. certificates (the former as a pair), with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $310.00)

100
800
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45
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 45, 1902-08 Issues10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H., brilliant color with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded to any 10c 1902 stamp by P.S.E.

160
1,600
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46
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 46, 1902-08 Issues13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $335.00)

110
400
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47
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 47, 1902-08 Issues15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., deep rich color, unusually wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY 15-CENT 1902 BY P.S.E., AND THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY 95 JUMBO.

An example graded 90 Jumbo realized $2,600 hammer in our sale of the North Fork collection (Sale 903).

Ex Morris. With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,000.00 as 95, $6,600.00 as 98 even though none have been graded 98 thus far)

450
11,000
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48
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 48, 1902-08 Issues50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually wide margins and perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY SCOTT 310 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforating method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. Anyone who has pursued this set can testify that the 50c is rarely encountered in such condition. The 50c 1902 offered here probably ranks among the five highest-quality examples in existence.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,250.00)

1,200
26,000
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49
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 49, 1902-08 Issues$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.

Ex Lyons. With 1992 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00)

2,000
6,000
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50
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 50, 1902-08 Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, CLARITY OF IMPRESSION, PAPER FRESHNESS AND GUM.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and the stamp is one of only two $2.00 1902's to achieve XF-Superb 95 status.

3,000
22,000
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51
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 51, 1902-08 Issues$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp impression, wide margins

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.

We commented on how difficult it is to find spectacular never-hinged examples of this issue in our discussion of the 50c value. This is especially true when it comes to the $5.00 denomination. This fact is made abundantly clear when you realize that the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a $5.00 value in never-hinged condition is a 90, given to only one stamp.

With 2000 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $7,100.00)

7,000
10,000
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52
og
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 52, 1902-08 Issues$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Original gum, barely hinged, intense color and proof-like impression which is really quite striking, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE WITH EXTRAORDINARY DEPTH OF COLOR AND WIDTH OF MARGINS.

When this stamp was presented to the Scarsdale collector, the seller was well aware that the collector already owned a Mint N.H. example of Scott 313 (offered in the previous lot). However, the seller had never seen another example with such rich color and wide margins, and he felt that it was so unusual, the collector would make an exception to his never-hinged standard. His instincts were correct, and the stamp has become part of the Scarsdale collection by virtue of its spectacular color and margins.

With two 1998 P.F. certificates, the first as part of a block of four.

2,900
8,000
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53
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 53, 1902-08 Issues5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. pair, huge margins all around with full imprint at top, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1980 and 1999 P.F. certificates

875
1,200
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54
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 54, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I (319), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (319)2c Carmine, Ty. I (319). Mint N.H., brilliant color, huge and balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 and 2001 P.F. certificates

12
625
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55
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 55, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

18
260
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56
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 56, 1902-08 Issues2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c), 2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c)2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c). Mint N.H., intense color in the unmistakable true Scarlet shade, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

15
325
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57
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 57, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i)2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright and fresh paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

160
350
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58
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 58, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (319j), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (319j)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (319j). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

105
270
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59
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Sale Number 910, Lot Number 59, 1902-08 Issues2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320). Mint N.H., massive margins all around which include significant portions of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, without question this massive stamp, which sacrificed eight of its neighbors to acquire its margins, is an eye-catching showpiece, with 2001 P.F. certificate

35
425
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60
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 60, 1902-08 Issues2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a), 2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a). Mint N.H. pair, huge margins all around, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous pair, with 2000 P.F. certificate

225
260
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