Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
991
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Sale 953, Lot 991, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Mint N.H., attractive margins, Fine-Very Fine, 2c with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

400
325
992
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Sale 953, Lot 992, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H., intense shade on deeply blued paper, gorgeous centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A GREAT RARITY IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100!), and only four others share this grade.

190
3,250
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993
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Sale 953, Lot 993, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Mint N.H., brilliant color on deeply blued paper

A FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1990 P.S.E. and 2004 P.F. certificates. Light pencil notation on gum.

4,250
0
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994
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Sale 953, Lot 994, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color

FINE. A FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,150
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995
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Sale 953, Lot 995, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Faintly hinged if at all, beautiful strong color on clearly blued paper, Fine and attractive, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate (previously hinged) and 1997 P.F. certificate (never hinged), there is some indication that this stamp may have had a hinge mark skillfully removed, so to err on the side of caution we list the Scott Retail for hinged (Scott Mint N.H. is $4,250.00)

2,000
1,500
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996
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Sale 953, Lot 996, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). With wide top selvage, faintly hinged, choice large margins and virtually perfectly centered, incredibly fresh with deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SURVIVING EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,900
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997
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Sale 953, Lot 997, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Lightly hinged, lovely fresh color, Fine and attractive, with 1973 A.P.S. and 1995 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,300
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998
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Sale 953, Lot 998, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, reperfed top and left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1966 which does not mention the reperfing

1,500
700
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999
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Sale 953, Lot 999, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered, wonderful strong color on deeply blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

1,900
2,100
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1000
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Sale 953, Lot 1000, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Vivid color which is unusually bright, deeply blued paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

1,900
2,600
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1001
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Sale 953, Lot 1001, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Disturbed original gum, vivid color and strongly blued paper, centered right, perfs just clear, Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,900
425
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1002
 
Sale 953, Lot 1002, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Bright shade on nicely blued paper, light strike of Maine town framed handstamp, reperfed at right and small filled thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUISH PAPER ON BLUISH PAPER. THERE ARE PROBABLY FEWER THAN 20 KNOWN USED COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

A search of the Philatelic Foundation records finds only eleven used singles and three used on cover.

With 1985 A.P.S. (not noting faults) and 2000 P.F. certificates

6,250
4,000
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1003
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Sale 953, Lot 1003, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Mint N.H., pretty shade on nicely blued paper, wide margins

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

6,500
3,000
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1004
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Sale 953, Lot 1004, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Lightly hinged, incredibly wide margins of near Jumbo proportions for this stamp, magnificent color on nicely blued paper, two slightly shorter perfs (top right and left), otherwise an Extremely Fine Gem, still very desirable despite the trifling perf flaws, with 1975 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,700
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1005
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Sale 953, Lot 1005, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). H.r., nice margins and beautiful color, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,300
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1006
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Sale 953, Lot 1006, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Mint N.H., bright color on nicely blued paper with long full perfs all around, choice centering with nicely proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER. A SUPERB STAMP.

With 2002 P.S.E. and 2004 P.F. certificates

3,250
3,750
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1007
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Sale 953, Lot 1007, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Mint N.H., brilliant color on deeply blued paper,expertly reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1984 P.F. certificate for block and 2007 P.S.E. certificate as single

3,250
1,400
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1008
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Sale 953, Lot 1008, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, beautiful wide margins and impeccable centering, lovely fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

With 1958 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,500
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1009
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Sale 953, Lot 1009, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, nice margins and exceptional centering, lovely bright color on clearly blued paper, Very Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
1,000
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