Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
823
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 823, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)1c Deep Green (279), 1c Deep Green (279)1c Deep Green (279). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 440, precisely centered, crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00)

25
1,600
824
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 824, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Rose Brown (280), 4c Rose Brown (280)4c Rose Brown (280). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

90
2,100
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825
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 825, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded to this shade to date and only two others share this grade

90
1,500
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826
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 826, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Dark Orange Brown (280b), 4c Dark Orange Brown (280b)4c Dark Orange Brown (280b). Original gum "L" shaped block of five with substantial pre-printing paper fold, Fine and striking freak printing variety, Scott Retail as normal single and block of four

160
450
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827
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 827, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

110
1,050
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828
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 828, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 and 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

110
1,050
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829
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 829, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with exceptional margins all around, beautiful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

110
350
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830
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 830, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Lake (282), 6c Lake (282)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H. vertical block of eight, fresh, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as eight Mint N.H. singles

1,280
500
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831
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 831, 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). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, well-centered for this difficult issue, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for top imprint and plate no. strip of three (left stamp)

500
650
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