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Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
761°
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 761, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair$1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a), $1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a)$1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a). Unused (no gum), fresh and sound

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WINE STAMP VARIETY.

Only one unused and four used examples are recorded.

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
762°
 
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 762, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary FairWm. Swaim, 8c Orange on Silk Paper, Manuscript Signature (RS235hb), Wm. Swaim, 8c Orange on Silk Paper, Manuscript Signature (RS235hb)Wm. Swaim, 8c Orange on Silk Paper, Manuscript Signature (RS235hb). Bright color, mostly ample die-cut margins, few small thins and tiny tear

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT WILLIAM SWAIM STAMP WITH MANUSCRIPT SIGNATURE.

The manuscript signature of Jas. Swaim and Wm. Swaim on the 6c and 8c stamps are among the greatest rarities of Match & Medicine stamps. This manuscript Wm. Swaim signature on the 8c is the only recorded example, but when it was sold in the Morton Dean Joyce sale held by Levitt in 1991, bidders failed to appreciate its significance. The Aldrich book speculates that the light shade of the signature raised questions about its genuineness, but the ink is actually quite sharp and is certainly contemporary with the issue. In our opinion, the Joyce sale was simply so overwhelming, many lots fell through the cracks, and this was one of them.

E. 25,000-35,000
22,000
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763
nhbl
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 763, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1), $1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1)$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. 129200 block of six, deep shade, slight overall gum toning

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE FIRST HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE, SCOTT RW1.

A review of our computerized records indicates that we have only sold five other Mint N.H. plate blocks of six with selvage on both sides. This configuration is necessary to be considered a true plate block.

16,500
8,500
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764
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 764, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair$1.00 1935 Hunting Permit (RW2), $1.00 1935 Hunting Permit (RW2)$1.00 1935 Hunting Permit (RW2). Top left corner plate no. 131980 block of six, bottom right stamp small h.r., others Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE SECOND HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE, SCOTT RW2.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

11,500
5,250
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765
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 765, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3), $1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3)$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3). Mint N.H. top right corner plate no. 134317 block of six, deep rich color, unusually choice centering throughout, light natural gum bends

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 1936 HUNTING PERMIT, SCOTT RW3. RARE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Several stamps would no doubt grade very highly.

4,000
3,500
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766
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 766, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary Fair$1.00 1937 Hunting Permit (RW4), $1.00 1937 Hunting Permit (RW4)$1.00 1937 Hunting Permit (RW4). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 136267 block of six, warm shade, detailed impression, faint natural gum bends

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 1937 HUNTING PERMIT, SCOTT RW4

This is one of the most difficult issues to find with choice centering .

3,000
2,000
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767°
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 767, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary FairCalifornia State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black and Salmon, Blue Number (5T4), California State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black and Salmon, Blue Number (5T4)California State Telegraph Co., 1871, Black and Salmon, Blue Number (5T4). Pane of six with full selvage, "104" control number, original gum, h.r., small reinforcement and faint toning at bottom

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE PANE OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE TELEGRAPH 1871 ISSUE WITH CONTROL NUMBER.

Even single copies of this stamp are scarce. This pane is exceedingly rare.

4,500
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768°
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 768, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary FairBrooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green, Tete-Beche Pair (WV7a), Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green, Tete-Beche Pair (WV7a)Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 10c Green, Tete-Beche Pair (WV7a). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, fresh and sound

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED TETE-BECHE PAIRS OF THE BROOKLYN SANITARY FAIR 10-CENT GREEN. A MAJOR RARITY OF THIS FASCINATING FIELD.

The two other pairs known to us were offered in Siegel Sales 766 (lot 1151) and 777 (lot 219).

With 1985 P.F. certificate

6,500
8,000
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769°
 
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 769, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary FairSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Large even margins, bold part strike of red "Stamford Ct. Jul. 27" (1864) circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. Seven form a reconstructed unused block. There is an additional unused copy and four used copies. The stamp offered here is by far the finest of the used examples.

4,000
5,000
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