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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2612
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2612, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Block of four, original gum, magnificent true Rose Carmine shade, Fine block, scarce, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
275
2613
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2613, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Mint N.H. irregular block of 46, wonderfully fresh with strong rich color, perfs clear to ever so slightly into design, a Fine and important Bureau multiple, suitable for exhibition

34,500
2,900
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2614
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2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Wmk. (279Bk). Two, slightly different shades, Positions E and H, one Mint N.H., other slightly glazed original gum, one with natural margin nicks which occurred during production of these pioneer panes, one with small rust spots near staple holes, Fine

900
450
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2615
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4c Lilac Brown, 6c Lake (280a, 282). Top and bottom imprint and plate no. strips of three respectively, original gum, h.r., one 6c natural inclusion, Fine-Very Fine

330
150
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2616
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2616, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 1988 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $100.00 as 70, $205.00 as 80)

210
200
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2617
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2617, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Top imprint and plate no. 302 strip of three, original gum, center and right barest trace of hinging, left stamp Mint N.H., some separation, Very Good, Scott Retail as two hinged and one Mint N.H. singles

1,045
100
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2618
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2618, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., bottom pair lightly hinged, remarkably rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles (two Mint N.H.)

1,670
600
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2619
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2619, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Block of four, original gum, well-centered, bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine

700
300
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2620
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2620, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Incredibly wide and perfectly balanced margins, bright color with a striking purple 5-point Star within Star cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly rare stamp to find in gem used condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate as a "blue" star which it is not (Superb 98; SMQ $610.00 as ordinary cancel), this is the highest graded example and the only 98 in the P.S.E. Population Report

5
5,000
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2621
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2621, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and choice centering, wonderfully fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, very difficult to find in this premium grade and in Mint Never-Hinged condition, with 2007P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

550
1,600
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2622
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2622, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., unusually wide margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find this nice and close to a 95 in our opinion, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

550
1,700
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2623
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2623, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H. (left stamp has tiny spot on gum), rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as singles (two Mint N.H.)

1,450
550
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