Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
419
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Sale 956, Lot 419, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)3c Reddish Violet, Pink Back (426 var). Mint N.H., vibrant color on brilliant paper, strong Pink Back, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem example of this shade variety which is also a Pink Back,, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $120.00 with no premium for the Pink Back or shade varieties), Scott Retail as normal

35
200
420
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Sale 956, Lot 420, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

80
190
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421
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Sale 956, Lot 421, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only two have graded higher to date (22 others share this grade)

80
850
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422
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Sale 956, Lot 422, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)6c Red Orange (429). Vibrant color, crisp impression, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

115
200
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423
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Sale 956, Lot 423, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., pretty shade, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 8-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK, SCOTT 431, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Odeneal. With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,300.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only four others share this grade

87
3,750
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424
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Sale 956, Lot 424, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

115
3,250
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425
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Sale 956, Lot 425, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with copy of 1993 P.F. certificate for block and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $205.00)

115
200
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426
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Sale 956, Lot 426, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H. with plate no. 7504 at bottom, intense shade and impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

60
140
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427
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Sale 956, Lot 427, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

300
325
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428
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Sale 956, Lot 428, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates

500
450
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429
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Sale 956, Lot 429, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, well-proportioned margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

600
1,100
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430
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Sale 956, Lot 430, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 2003 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00)

1,300
2,300
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431
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Sale 956, Lot 431, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. pair, fresh color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

160
160
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432
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Sale 956, Lot 432, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, Jumbo margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal guide line pair, ex Piedmont, with 1990 and 1999 P.F. certificates

325
300
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433
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Sale 956, Lot 433, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. pair, glowing color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a fabulous pair, ex Scarsdale, with 1993 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates, the former as strip of four

275
650
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434
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Sale 956, Lot 434, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

700
0
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435
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Sale 956, Lot 435, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal, with 1999 P.F. certificate

575
500
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436
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Sale 956, Lot 436, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
700
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437
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Sale 956, Lot 437, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445.

According to Johl (p. 143) this issue was mainly used for special mailing purposes such as samples and pamphlets which were sent out in large quantities by individual mailers and resulted in limited distribution among collectors.

Ex Drucker and Scarsdale. With 1982 and 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,300.00). This is the only Mint N.H. line pair to achieve this grade, the highest awarded to date.

2,800
16,500
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438
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Sale 956, Lot 438, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)4c Brown, Coil (446). Bright shade, barest trace of hinging, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for pair

140
110
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439
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Sale 956, Lot 439, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, bright shade, crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 90, $2,750.00 as 95)

700
1,500
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440
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Sale 956, Lot 440, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 426-440)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 4-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK COIL, SCOTT 446.

With 1976 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00)

1,650
2,000
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