Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery, Registration

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1422
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Sale 953, Lot 1422, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

500
475
1423
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Sale 953, Lot 1423, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, lovely bright color, skillfully reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate which does not mention reperfing

1,100
475
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1424
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Sale 953, Lot 1424, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful oversized margins, fresh, bright color, small natural inclusion, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate which does not mention the inclusion

500
550
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1425
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Sale 953, Lot 1425, Special Delivery, Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., well-centered, beautiful glowing color, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates

600
475
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1426
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Sale 953, Lot 1426, Special Delivery, Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Original gum, faintly hinged in one corner, well-centered, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

260
170
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1427
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Sale 953, Lot 1427, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, h.r., gorgeous margins and outstanding centering, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

850
275
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1428
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Sale 953, Lot 1428, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, reperfed, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1983 and 1992 P.F. certificates, neither of which mention reperfing

850
300
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1429
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Sale 953, Lot 1429, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H. with plate no. 77 at top, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $1,300.00)

470
1,300
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1430
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Sale 953, Lot 1430, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins, intense color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

210
250
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1431
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Sale 953, Lot 1431, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Original gum, lightly hinged, extraordinarily wide margins and almost mathematically centered, lovely color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate

210
300
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1432
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Sale 953, Lot 1432, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY, SCOTT E6, IS SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00). Only six have graded higher to date.

525
1,500
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1433
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Sale 953, Lot 1433, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H. with plate no. 5514 at left, h.r. in selvage only, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY, SCOTT E8, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,050.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade, and only one other has graded higher to date (at 98J)

230
3,250
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1434
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Sale 953, Lot 1434, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., exceptionally beautiful wide margins, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $640.00)

230
550
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1435
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Sale 953, Lot 1435, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., magnificent wide margins and almost perfectly centered, strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

230
450
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1436
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Sale 953, Lot 1436, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $370.00)

230
275
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1437
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Sale 953, Lot 1437, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. with wide selvage at top, brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1914 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00 as 95, $3,600.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date, and only two others share this grade.

425
1,400
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1438
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Sale 953, Lot 1438, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H., wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

425
425
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1439
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Sale 953, Lot 1439, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine (E9). Faintly hinged (appears Mint N.H.), lovely color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

190
100
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1440
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Sale 953, Lot 1440, Special Delivery, Registration10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., handsome wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Killien, with photocopy of 1988 P.F. certificate for block and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00)

700
2,000
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1441
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Sale 953, Lot 1441, Special Delivery, Registration10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Faintly hinged, fabulous margins and almost precise centering, pleasing color, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

320
600
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1442
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Sale 953, Lot 1442, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, "Pink Back" (E11 var). Mint N.H., intense color and impression on crisp paper, distinct pink tinge on back, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this variety, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ as normal stamp $290.00 as 95, $630.00 as 98), footnote in Scott states "extremely scarce and valued higher than the normal stamp"

45
800
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1443
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Sale 953, Lot 1443, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with photocopy of 2004 P.F. certificate for plate block, at the time the certificate was issued this stamp was identified as "Scott E11a Gray Blue", there is no such listing in the current catalog but would fit into the E11c "Blue" family, Scott Retail as No. E11c

140
275
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1444
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Sale 953, Lot 1444, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Wide top imprint and plate no. 5520 block of six, pos. 4 and 5 lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, Extremely Fine, scarce plate block with the imprint, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

725
1,200
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1445
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Sale 953, Lot 1445, Special Delivery, Registration10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H. with plate no. 13917 at top, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,450.00), only two have graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

115
1,700
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1446
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Sale 953, Lot 1446, Special Delivery, Registration15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Mint N.H., vivid color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00)

55
200
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1447
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Sale 953, Lot 1447, Special Delivery, Registration20c Black, Special Delivery (E14). Mint N.H., wide even margins, crisp shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $220.00)

4
225
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1448
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Sale 953, Lot 1448, Special Delivery, Registration10c Red Lilac, Special Delivery (E15a). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $390.00), only two others have achieved this sought-after grade

1
750
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1449
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Sale 953, Lot 1449, Special Delivery, Registration10c Red Lilac, Special Delivery (E15a). Mint N.H. with left selvage, perfectly proportioned and balanced wide margins, pretty color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00)

1
250
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1450
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Sale 953, Lot 1450, Special Delivery, Registration13c Blue, Special Delivery (E17). Mint N.H., pretty shade as fresh as the day it was printed, precisely centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $420.00), this is the only example to achieve this lofty grade

0
500
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1451
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Sale 953, Lot 1451, Special Delivery, Registration13c Blue, Special Delivery (E17). Mint N.H., choice wide balanced margins, delightful color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00)

0
225
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1452
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Sale 953, Lot 1452, Special Delivery, Registration20c Black, Special Delivery (E19). Mint N.H. with right selvage, perfectly balanced wide margins, intense shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00)

1
300
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1453
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Sale 953, Lot 1453, Special Delivery, Registration20c Black, Special Delivery (E19). Mint N.H. with top right plate no. 24555, marvelous wide margins and precisely centered, clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00)

1
225
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1454
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Sale 953, Lot 1454, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H., handsome margins and nearly perfectly centered, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

150
160
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