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Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1276
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1276, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $630.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date

20
750
1277
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1277, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

90
225
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1278
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1278, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (538a). Mint N.H. horizontal block of eight with wide imperforate margin at top, well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

400
325
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1279
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1279, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Faintly hinged, exceptionally wide and balanced margins for this scarce Coil Waste issue, fresh with vivid color

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ROTARY-PRESS COIL WASTE ISSUE. AN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CONDITION. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE EVER OFFERED.

With 1973 P.F. certificate for block and 1998 P.F. certificate as a single

2,850
5,500
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1280
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1280, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Faintly hinged, centered to bottom right, perfs barely in at bottom, Very Good, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

2,850
1,300
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1281
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1281, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540). Mint N.H. with top plate no. S 30 selvage, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00)

30
1,300
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1282
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1282, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a). Mint N.H. block of four (two error pairs), fresh and bright, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

200
325
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1283
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1283, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (540a). Mint N.H. vertical block of eight with imperforate margin at bottom, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with four 2002 P.S.E. certificates

440
325
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1284
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1284, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)3c Violet, Ty. II (541), 3c Violet, Ty. II (541)3c Violet, Ty. II (541). Mint N.H., incredibly wide margins for this surprisingly difficult Coil Waste issue, perfectly centered, delightful color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

110
400
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1285
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1285, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Unusually wide margins, centered to bottom, inverted "Chicago Illinois" precancel, tiny insignificant corner perf crease, tiny thin speck, Very Fine appearance, a rare Coil Waste issue, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
1,900
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1286
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1286, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wavy-line machine cancel, three wide margins, slightly in at bottom, thin spot, Fine appearance, a reasonably attractive and affordable example of this difficult Coil Waste issue, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
1,800
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1287
c
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1287, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Choice centering, tied by "Jackson Mich. 6:30PM Dec. 21, 1922" machine cancel on small cover to Albion Mich.

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11. ONLY NINE POSTCARDS AND FIVE COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

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.

With 2007 A.P.S. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
12,500
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1288
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1288, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, 2c Carmine Rose Ty. III, Rotary (545-546), 1c Green, 2c Carmine Rose Ty. III, Rotary (545-546)1c Green, 2c Carmine Rose Ty. III, Rotary (545-546). Faintly hinged (appear Mint N.H.), nicely centered for these difficult Coil Waste stamps, Very Fine, 1c with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

325
275
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1289
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1289, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c Green, Rotary (545), 1c Green, Rotary (545)1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins for this Coil Waste issue, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

500
425
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1290
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1290, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Faintly hinged in one corner, almost perfectly centered, vivid color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

125
150
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1291
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1291, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)$2.00 Lake & Black (547a), $2.00 Lake & Black (547a)$2.00 Lake & Black (547a). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 $2.00 FRANKLIN ISSUE IN THE LAKE AND BLACK SHADE. THIS WONDERFUL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

,Ex Killien and Scarsdale. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 95, $4,850.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

500
3,750
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1292
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1292, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., rich colors, beautiful centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

350
1,100
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1293
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1293, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $680.00)

350
500
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1294
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1294, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., handsome wide margins, strong colors, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

350
375
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1295
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1295, 1919-20 Issues (Scott 537-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550), 1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Top plate no. blocks of six, 2c & 5c Mint N.H., 1c lightly hinged, deep rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

975
300
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