Sale 962 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2841
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Sale 962, Lot 2841, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1c Deep Green (552). Mint N.H., perfect centering and strong deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $310.00)

2
200
2842
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Sale 962, Lot 2842, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553). Mint N.H., gorgeous balanced Jumbo margins, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $365.00 as 98, unpriced in 100 grade),

4
375
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2843
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Sale 962, Lot 2843, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins and precisely centered, magnificent color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $320.00)

2
225
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2844
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Sale 962, Lot 2844, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H. with right selvage, magnificent centering, virtually perfect, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

37
200
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2845
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Sale 962, Lot 2845, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H., virtually precise centering, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

37
225
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2846
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Sale 962, Lot 2846, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 17922 block of six, wonderfully fresh and bright, excellent centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

375
500
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2847
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Sale 962, Lot 2847, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)7c Black (559). Mint N.H., fabulous wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $155.00 as 95, $540.00 as 98)

18
130
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2848
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Sale 962, Lot 2848, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)7c Black (559). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 18165 block of six, exceptionally wide margins and well-centered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, a magnificent plate block, enormously rare in this superb quality, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

200
700
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2849
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Sale 962, Lot 2849, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six with wide selvage, pretty shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, a phenomenal plate block

900
950
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2850
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Sale 962, Lot 2850, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)14c Blue (565). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $410.00), only four have graded higher to date

8
300
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2851
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Sale 962, Lot 2851, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., huge Jumbo margins and precisely centered, lovely pastel color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only one other shares this lofty grade with two higher

42
1,200
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2852°
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Sale 962, Lot 2852, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only four have graded higher to date

42
0
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2853
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Sale 962, Lot 2853, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 14071 block of six, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine

425
275
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2854
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Sale 962, Lot 2854, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H. with right selvage, outstanding balanced Jumbo margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,300.00 as 98)

42
1,400
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2855
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Sale 962, Lot 2855, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 14561 block of six, Fine-Very Fine

450
250
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2856
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Sale 962, Lot 2856, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, gorgeous centering and pristine color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM.A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1922 ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00. Only five have graded higher to date.

100
1,100
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2857
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Sale 962, Lot 2857, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, rich color and bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00)

95
1,200
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2858
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Sale 962, Lot 2858, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

95
300
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2859
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Sale 962, Lot 2859, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 18682 block of six, Fine-Very Fine

575
190
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2860
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Sale 962, Lot 2860, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $660.00)

175
750
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2861
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Sale 962, Lot 2861, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $305.00)

175
170
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2862
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Sale 962, Lot 2862, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. block of four with vertical guide line, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

700
275
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2863
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Sale 962, Lot 2863, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14306 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper, few trivial natural gum skips, Very Fine and choice

1,200
550
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2864
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Sale 962, Lot 2864, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14306 block of six, light natural gum bend, Fine

1,200
450
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2865
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Sale 962, Lot 2865, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., brilliant colors, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,350.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only 26 others share this grade.

240
1,500
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2866
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Sale 962, Lot 2866, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, wonderfully well-centered, fresh and bright, natural gum bends, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

960
450
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2867
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Sale 962, Lot 2867, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. arrow and double plate no. block of eight, fresh and bright, Very Fine and choice

3,500
2,000
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2868
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Sale 962, Lot 2868, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579). Star and plate no. blocks of four, 1c faintly hinged, Fine-Very Fine

1,525
425
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2869
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Sale 962, Lot 2869, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H. block of four, lovely color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

760
250
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2870
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Sale 962, Lot 2870, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H., choice margins and unusually well-centered, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $435.00)

175
325
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2871
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Sale 962, Lot 2871, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H. block of four, well-centered for this Coil Waste issue, rich color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

700
375
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2872
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Sale 962, Lot 2872, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582). Mint N.H., fabulous margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $770.00)

11
650
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2873
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Sale 962, Lot 2873, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 18702 block of four, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

125
275
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2874
 
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0
0
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2875
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Sale 962, Lot 2875, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, deep rich color, post-office fresh paper and gum, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS UNIMPROVABLE GRADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade that can be awarded, and this stamp is the only example to achieve 100J from the P.S.E. graders.

37
10,500
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2876
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Sale 962, Lot 2876, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Exceptionally well-centered for this difficult Coil Waste issue, bright color, barest trace of hinging if at all, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $365.00)

275
275
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2877
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Sale 962, Lot 2877, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H. block of four, bright color, exceptionally well-centered, a few slightly misaligned perfs between left pair due to bent perforating pins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

2,200
1,200
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2878
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Sale 962, Lot 2878, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Block of four, top pair barely hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., Fine block

1,650
325
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2879
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Sale 962, Lot 2879, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, choice margins and fabulous centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

475
1,400
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2880
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Sale 962, Lot 2880, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H., attractively centered, rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

225
200
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