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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2984°
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2984, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527), 2c Carmine, Ty. V (527)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 2-CENT TYPE V OFFSET ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only four others share this grade.

45
0
2985
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2985, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H., enormous Jumbo margined single with parts of the eight different adjoining stamps, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $310.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades)

85
325
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2986
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2986, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Bottom plate no. 11260 block of six, large margins all around, rich color, lightly hinged, Very Fine

1,100
700
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2987
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2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534). Complete matched set of arrow margin blocks of four, Mint N.H., Extremely Fine

500
250
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2988
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2988, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H., outstanding huge margins, clear impression clearly showing the Ty. VII characteristics

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps reached the public.

3,600
4,250
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2989
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2989, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide margins and mathematically centered, lovely color and clear impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, perfection, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00)

50
1,100
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2990
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2990, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. top plate no. 10052 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color, detailed impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block

375
2,000
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2991
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2991, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. right plate no. 10052 block of six, wonderfully well-centered, top pair light gum bend (also two "blind" perfs at top), otherwise Very Fine

375
130
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