Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2829
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Sale 962, Lot 2829, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, choice centering for this notoriously challenging issue

FINE AND RARE. ONE OF THE FEW EXTANT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY. PROBABLY FEWER THAN 20 OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544, EXIST IN ANY UNUSED STATE -- FEWER THAN TEN ARE MINT NEVER-HINGED.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 11/10 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged -- the result of poor production standards and mis-handling.

With 2007 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.

36,500
30,000
2830
 
Sale 962, Lot 2830, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Binghamton New York precancel, perfs close, Fine, an elusive stamp missing in many advanced collections, with 1968 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates

3,750
1,500
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2831
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Sale 962, Lot 2831, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., nicer margins and centering than typically seen, rich color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

500
500
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2832
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Sale 962, Lot 2832, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Top plate no. 13931 and star block of four, natural s.e. at left, stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,500
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2833
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Sale 962, Lot 2833, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Block of four, well-centered for this difficult Coil Waste issue, couple tiny h.r., Fine-Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

825
475
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2834
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Sale 962, Lot 2834, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., near perfect centering, deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

350
900
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2835
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Sale 962, Lot 2835, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine

160
110
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2836
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Sale 962, Lot 2836, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Center line block of four, right perfs close on left pair, Fine, right pair fabulous margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine

850
350
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2837
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Sale 962, Lot 2837, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)1c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 12428, perfectly balanced wide margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, exquisite, surprisingly difficult to find in such outstanding condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $690.00)

12
900
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2838
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Sale 962, Lot 2838, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

110
475
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2839
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Sale 962, Lot 2839, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H. top plate no. 12426 block of six, deep rich color, Very Fine, an extremely difficult plate block to find in this condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

750
650
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2840
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Sale 962, Lot 2840, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 544-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H. right plate no. 12427 block of six, Fine-Very Fine

750
275
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