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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2940
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2940, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Imperforate (481), 1c Green, Imperforate (481)1c Green, Imperforate (481). Mint N.H., enormous Jumbo margins showing parts of all eight adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $36.00 for normal 98 grade, none listed higher)

1
90
2941
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2941, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Imperforate (481), 1c Green, Imperforate (481)1c Green, Imperforate (481). Mint N.H. right plate no. 10243 block of six, huge margins, Extremely Fine, this plate number is unlisted in Durland, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as an ordinary plate block

30
120
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2942
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2942, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Mint N.H., enormous Jumbo margins showing parts of all eight adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $95.00 as 98, unpriced above the grade of 98)

19
120
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2943
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2943, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Mint N.H. pair, extraordinarily well-centered, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $185.00)

4
190
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2944
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2944, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line strip of three, magnificent centering and margins, left stamp (not in line pair) natural inclusion top margin, Extremely Fine

260
225
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2945
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2945, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line pair, fresh, Very Fine

230
150
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2946
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2946, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem

30
170
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2947
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2947, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Pair, outstanding margins and centering, lovely pastel color, neat New York Grand Central Station machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $330.00)

11
1,400
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2948
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2948, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. joint line pair, beautifully centered with bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $360.00)

160
250
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2949
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2949, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. pair, wide margins, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, outstanding quality, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00)

50
425
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2950
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2950, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green (498), 1c Green (498)1c Green (498). Huge Jumbo margins and mathematical centering, rich color, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 98, not priced in higher grades),

0
950
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2951
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2951, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., nicely centered with wonderful depth of color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

600
425
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2952
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2952, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Bottom plate no. 10208 block of six, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, this is one of two plate numbers used to print Scott No. 500, with 1970 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,300
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2953
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2953, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502). Mint N.H. top plate no. 8456 block of six, wide margins and attractively centered, Fine-Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

275
350
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2954
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2954, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Barest trace of hinging, brilliant color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $830.00)

350
600
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2955
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2955, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. horizontal strip of three, center stamp the error, attractively centered, Very Fine

700
450
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2956
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2956, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Block of nine, center stamp the error, faint hinge mark, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice

725
900
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2957
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2957, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error in block of six (bottom center), Mint N.H., 2c stamps Very Good-fine, the error Fine

700
250
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2958
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2958, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error between two 2c stamps, incredibly well-centered, tiny natural inclusion at bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine

350
225
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2959
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2959, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)8c Olive Bister (508), 8c Olive Bister (508)8c Olive Bister (508). Mint N.H. top plate no. 13383 block of six with wide selvage, pretty shade, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine Gem plate block

240
600
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2960
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2960, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)9c Salmon Red (509), 9c Salmon Red (509)9c Salmon Red (509). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6925 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color, few very trivial natural gum skips, Very Fine and choice, scarce with such wide selvage at bottom

250
170
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2961
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2961, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Top plate no. 13798 block of six with wide selvage, vibrant color, stamps Mint N.H., barely hinged in ungummed part of selvage, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

240
750
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2962
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2962, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H., wide margins and extraordinarily well-centered, wonderful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00)

20
225
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2963
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2963, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 12578 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color, unusually choice centering throughout, Very Fine and choice

260
225
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2964
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2964, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Bright shade, neat strike of "Winsted Conn." oval registry cancel, centered to bottom left, two small diagonal creases at left, light vertical wrinkling

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM VARIETY.

With 1976 and 2008 P.F. certificates

4,500
3,500
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2965
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2965, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner margin selvage, unbelievably huge Jumbo margins and precisely centered as well, bright vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $940.00 as 98, unpriced above the grade of 98)

25
1,500
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2966
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2966, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H. top plate no. 12585 block of six with wide selvage, brilliant color, choice centering, two insignificant perf separations at top of selvage at right, Very Fine and choice, scarce as a wide top plate block

240
650
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2967
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2967, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Block of four, top left lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., exceptionally handsome wide margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

292
200
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2968
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2968, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Top plate no. 7929 bock of six, deep rich color, choice centering with bottom right stamp a real Jumbo, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

550
350
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2969
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2969, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Top plate no. 6935 block of six with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., barest trace of hinging in ungummed part of selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

630
750
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2970
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2970, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., choice margins and extraordinarily well-centered, beautiful glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $870.00)

85
0
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2971
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2971, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. block of four, vibrant color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

340
300
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2972
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2972, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6928 block of six, vibrant color, fresh and Fine

925
400
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2973
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2973, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 13655 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 11 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 517.

We have only offered two others since keeping computerized records. One is a top (which realized $7,500 hammer in our Saddleback sale) and one is a left plate block (ex Silver Lake).

2,550
1,200
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2974
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2974, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Top plate no. 7049 block of six with wide selvage, barely hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty plate block

1,600
1,200
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2975
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2975, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, Very Fine, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block

2,100
1,000
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2976
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2976, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Lightly hinged, intense shade which is distinctly different from the normal No. 518 color, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,700
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2977
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2977, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., rich colors, detailed impressions, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
900
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2978
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2978, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Choice wide margins and handsome centering, lovely colors totally unaffected by oxidation, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

625
500
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2979
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2979, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Pretty shade, three wide margins, natural fiber inclusion on back, Very Fine

625
275
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2980
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2980, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Fabulous centering and strong colors, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

250
700
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2981
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2981, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Jumbo margins, fresh colors, three clearly-struck registry double ovals, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $490.00 as 90, $1,000.00 as 95)

250
425
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2982
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2982, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., nice margins and colors, Fine and attractive, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

425
200
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2983
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2983, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Block of four with right arrow selvage, h.r. in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., slightly crackly gum, Fine block

1,700
500
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