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Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1296
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1296, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)-1/2c Olive Brown (551), -1/2c Olive Brown (551)-1/2c Olive Brown (551). Mint N.H., choice margins and impeccable centering, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $240.00)

0
160
1297
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1297, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 16869, beautiful wide margins, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $340.00)

4
275
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1298
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1298, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (554-557, 559-561, 566-573), 2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (554-557, 559-561, 566-573)2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (554-557, 559-561, 566-573). Mint N.H., well-centered, most exceptionally so, lovely colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 4c with 2002 P.S.E. certificate, 8c 2001 P.S.E. certificate and $5.00 1988 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates, $5.00 graded XF 90

1,072
1,000
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1299
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1299, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H. top plate no. 16741 and large 6-point star block of six, intense shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful plate block

1,100
1,600
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1300
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1300, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H., wide margins and particularly choice centering, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $455.00)

42
375
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1301
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1301, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14067 block of six, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful plate block, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

400
1,200
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1302
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1302, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)6c Red Orange (558), 6c Red Orange (558)6c Red Orange (558). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 14169 block of six, attractively centered, some very slight oxidation, slight crease in bottom center stamp, toned spot in selvage, otherwise Extremely Fine

650
500
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1303
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1303, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)7c Black (559), 7c Black (559)7c Black (559). Mint N.H., remarkably detailed impression on crisp paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $570.00)

18
475
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1304
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7c Black (559). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18116 at top and right and natural s.e. at left and bottom, intense shade and impression, usual natural gum bends, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful pane

1,984
1,100
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1305
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1305, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)9c Rose (561), 9c Rose (561)9c Rose (561). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and almost mathematically centered, vivid color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00 for 95, $830.00 for 98)

29
325
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1306
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1306, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)10c Orange (562), 10c Orange (562)10c Orange (562). Mint N.H. right plate no. 16381 block of six, vivid color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem

425
500
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1307
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1307, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on brilliant paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $435.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

13
1,000
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1308
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1308, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)14c Blue (565), 14c Blue (565)14c Blue (565). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, huge Jumbo margins, handsomely centered, intense color nicely contrasted against pure white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $110.00 as 95, $380.00 as 98)

8
120
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1309
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1309, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., crisp color and impression, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00)

42
950
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1310
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1310, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only six have graded higher to date

42
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1311
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1311, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)25c Yellow Green (568), 25c Yellow Green (568)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H., incredibly wide Jumbo margins with marvelous centering, particularly bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $365.00 for 95, $1,200.00 for 98)

37
425
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1312
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1312, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $690.00)

100
550
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1313
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1313, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, fresh, lovely color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $235.00)

100
150
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1314
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1314, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Barest trace of hinging, pretty shade, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp with great eye appeal, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $250.00 as 98), this is the highest grade achieved to date for any hinged example (three Mint N.H. copies have this grade and two Mint N.H. examples have graded higher)

47
250
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1315
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1315, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. top plate no. 19143 block of six, pretty color, choice centering, two stamps at bottom light natural gum bend, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

900
1,200
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1316
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1316, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $660.00 as 95, $2,200.00 as 98)

95
750
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1317
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1317, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $780.00)

175
550
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1318
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1318, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Top plate no. 14306 block of six, barely hinged, rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, usual tiny natural gum skips not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block, with 1992 P.F. certificate

750
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1319
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1319, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., brilliant colors on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 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 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,450.00). Only 24 others share this grade

240
1,900
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1320
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1320, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., deep rich colors on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

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 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,450.00). Only 24 others share this grade.

240
1,800
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1321
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1321, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., intense colors and impressions (almost looks like the Carmine Lake sub-shade), beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 95, $2,450.00 as 98)

240
950
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1322
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1322, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., rich colors, beautifully-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

240
650
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1323
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1323, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

240
600
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1324
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1324, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. arrow and double plate no. block of eight, deep rich colors, unusually choice centering throughout with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
3,500
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1325
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1325, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. block of six, brilliant colors, gorgeous centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
2,400
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1326
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1326, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Arrow and double plate no. block of eight, unused (no gum), Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

2,250
850
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1327
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1327, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)1c Green, Rotary (578), 1c Green, Rotary (578)1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H., bright color, unusually choice centering for this difficult Rotary Press issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

190
1,100
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1328
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1328, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579). Mint N.H., Very Fine, 1c with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

365
275
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1329
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1329, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, choice margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate for block

175
275
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1330
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1330, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)1c Green, Perf 10 (581), 1c Green, Perf 10 (581)1c Green, Perf 10 (581). Mint N.H., great color and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, surprisingly difficult to find in this grade, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

22
300
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1331
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1331, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583)2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583). Mint N.H. with bottom right plate no. 18629, uncharacteristically wide Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $130.00 as 95, $495.00 as 98)

5
225
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1332
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1332, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Machine cancel, usual centering for this very rare Coil Waste stamp

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ROTARY PRESS COIL WASTE STAMP, SCOTT 594. THIS STAMP WAS ONCE PART OF A HORIZONTAL PAIR ON PIECE.

With photocopy of 1999 P.F. certificate for the pair on piece and 1999 P.F. certificate for this single

12,500
6,000
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1333
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1333, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Faintly hinged, unbelievably wide margins and flawless centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the highest quality examples of this Coil Waste stamp we have ever encountered, with 1989 P.F. certificate

275
325
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1334
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1334, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, much better than typical centering, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

475
350
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1335
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1335, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H., wide margins and incredibly well-centered, strong color and fine impression, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

225
475
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1336
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1336, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Harding, Imperforate (611), 2c Harding, Imperforate (611)2c Harding, Imperforate (611). Enormous bottom right sheet corner margin single showing parts of adjoining stamps at top and left, siderographer's initials at right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $115.00 as 98)

4
225
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1337
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1337, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Huguenot-Walloon (616), 5c Huguenot-Walloon (616)5c Huguenot-Walloon (616). Mint N.H. top plate no. 15755 block of six, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

375
450
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1338
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5c Huguenot-Walloon (616). Mint N.H. top right plate no. F15754 block of ten, pos. 2-5 "broken circle" plate flaw (three of these in plate block), attractively centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as normal Mint N. H. plate block of six, three Mint N.H. singles and hinged plate flaw stamp pos. 5

532
225
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1339
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1339, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Lexington-Concord (618), 2c Lexington-Concord (618)2c Lexington-Concord (618). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfect centering with wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $360.00), only seven have graded higher to date

8
275
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1340
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1340, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H., rich color on post-office fresh paper, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $810.00), only two have graded higher to date

35
575
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1341
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1341, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 16805 selvage, choice wide margins and fabulous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

35
225
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1342
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1342, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 16808, fabulous wide margins and wonderful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

35
180
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1343
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1343, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H., unusually wide even margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

35
160
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1344
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1344, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Norse-American (620), 2c Norse-American (620)2c Norse-American (620). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, deep rich colors, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $345.00), only six have graded higher to date

7
250
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