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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

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

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
524
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 524, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

475
150
525
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 525, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, exceptional centering, tiny black adherence at top is barely noticeable and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,300
600
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526
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 526, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

650
225
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527
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1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-663, 665, 667-672, 674, 676-678). Mint N.H. except No. 670 lightly hinged, choice centering which is better than usually found, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, no doubt some would grade very highly, six with certificates

491
425
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528
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 528, Later Issues6c Kans. Ovpt. (664), 6c Kans. Ovpt. (664)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664). Mint N.H., blindingly bright color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a massive stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

55
170
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529
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 529, Later Issues8c Kans. Ovpt. (666), 8c Kans. Ovpt. (666)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful example of the toughest value of the Kansas-Nebraska set, with 1995 P.F. certificate

180
350
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530
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 530, Later Issues4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673), 4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673)4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673). Mint N.H. and with selvage at top, almost perfectly centered with unusually wide margins for this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

35
100
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531
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 531, Later Issues6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675), 6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, magnificent centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $780.00)

75
600
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532
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 532, Later Issues10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679), 10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. certificate

230
700
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533
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 533, Later Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., fresh colors and well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at a the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $19,000.00)

21,000
15,500
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