Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
875
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Sale 913, Lot 875, 1922-26 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, radiant color, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine Gem plate block, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,600
876
nhbl
Sale 913, Lot 876, 1922-26 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top double plate no. and arrow block of eight, deep rich colors, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce in such superb condition

3,000
2,600
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877
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Sale 913, Lot 877, 1922-26 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top double plate no. and arrow block of eight, essentially perfectly centered, couple trivial light wrinkles in selvage, Extremely Fine

3,000
2,200
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878
 
Sale 913, Lot 878, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Fresh color, unobtrusive cancel leaves design clearly visible, choice centering for this difficult issue, light diagonal crease not mentioned on accompanying certificates

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE.

The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. In 1923 coil waste from the new 1c and 2c rotary production was turned into stamps later classified as Scott 578-579 and 594-595. These were the last of the coil-waste issues. Fewer than 100 survive of Scott 594 today.

With 1954 and 1988 P.F. certificates

6,750
10,000
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879
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Sale 913, Lot 879, 1922-26 and Later Issues$1.00-$5.00 Presidential, Small Die Proofs on Wove (832P2-834P2). Large margins, fresh and bright colors

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET OF SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE THREE BI-COLORED DOLLAR DENOMINATIONS OF THE 1938 PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE.

In our opinion, this rare set of die proofs is dramatically undercatalogued in Scott.

2,250
5,000
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880
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Sale 913, Lot 880, 1922-26 and Later Issues18c Seacoast, Coil (1891). Mint N.H. plate no. 6 strip of nine, fresh, Extremely Fine, scarce large multiple

3,750
1,150
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881
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Sale 913, Lot 881, 1922-26 and Later Issues18c Seacoast, Coil (1891). Mint N.H. plate no. 6 strip of five, fresh, Extremely Fine

3,750
1,350
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882
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Sale 913, Lot 882, 1922-26 and Later Issues5c Motorcycle, Imperforate Pair (1899a). Mint N.H., pretty color, Very Fine and choice example of this rarity

2,750
1,500
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883
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Sale 913, Lot 883, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c Omnibus, Imperforate Pair (2225b). Mint N.H., bright color, large margins, Very Fine and choice, approximately ten pairs are known

2,000
1,700
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884
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Sale 913, Lot 884, 1922-26 and Later Issues17.5c Racing Car, Imperforate Pair (2262b). Mint N.H., large margins all around, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice example of this Transportation Coil rarity

2,500
1,150
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885
nh
Sale 913, Lot 885, 1922-26 and Later Issues25c Honeybee, Yellow (Litho.) Omitted (2281e). Mint N.H. strip of six with joint line at center, brilliant colors, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS POSITION STRIP OF SIX OF THE YELLOW LITHOGRAPH OMITTED IS LIKELY UNIQUE. A GREAT MODERN RARITY.

Scott Retail as six singles

6,600
2,800
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886
nh
Sale 913, Lot 886, 1922-26 and Later Issues29c Flag Over Mt. Rushmore (2523c). Plate no. strip of five with plate no. 1, Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine example of the scarce "Toledo Brown" color variety

3,500
2,900
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