Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2800
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2800, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (525-530, 536), 1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (525-530, 536)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (525-530, 536). Plate no. blocks of six, all Mint N.H. except Nos. 528B and 536, one No. 528 stamp very minor natural perf dimple, Fine-Very Fine

2,425
800
2801
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1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (525-528, 528B-530). Plate no. blocks of six, most Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

1,370
425
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2802
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2802, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. IV, Va, 3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Offset Issue (526, 528, 529-530), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV, Va, 3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Offset Issue (526, 528, 529-530)2c Carmine, Ty. IV, Va, 3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Offset Issue (526, 528, 529-530). Plate no. blocks of six or larger, incl. three Ty. IV, two Ty. Va and one each 3c, several with ghost plate nos., also incl. block of four of No. 526, quite a bit Mint N.H., one Ty. IV plate block light toning, otherwise Very Good-Very Fine

1,944
550
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2803
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2803, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. IV-VI, 3c Violet, Purple, Ty. III-IV, 1918-20 Offset Issue (526-528A, 529-530), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV-VI, 3c Violet, Purple, Ty. III-IV, 1918-20 Offset Issue (526-528A, 529-530)2c Carmine, Ty. IV-VI, 3c Violet, Purple, Ty. III-IV, 1918-20 Offset Issue (526-528A, 529-530). Plate no. blocks of six, Nos. 527 and 528A hinged, others Mint N.H., No. 527 is scarce plate no. 11272, Fine-Very Fine

1,410
600
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2804
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2804, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Two left plate no. 10915 blocks of six, one with hand entered plate no. and out of position, Fine, scarce lot, Scott Retail as ordinary plate blocks

480
150
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2805
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2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Bottom plate no. 10826 and imperf half arrow at left block of 20, side stamps hinged, other seventeen Mint N.H., shows seven additional ghost impressions of the plate no. as well as four arrow marker ghosts, Fine-Very Fine

1,220
325
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2806
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2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Bottom plate no. 10826 and imperf half arrow at left block of 20, lightly hinged (four stamps Mint N.H.), attractively centered, shows seven additional ghost impressions of the plate no. as well as four arrow marker ghosts, Fine-Very Fine

835
225
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2807
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1918-20 Offset Issue, Hand-Entered Marginal Markings. Thirteen items, two singles, others blocks of four or larger, Nos. 527, 528 and 528B, incl. letters "A" and "B", "OAM" monogram, "TOP", "WB" (with and without periods), "JT", "CHK", scratched out monogram and an oval with lines referred to as a "target", slight duplication, some Mint N.H., nearly all Fine-Very Fine, it took the owner many years to assemble this collection of rare and seldom-seen markings, which as far as we know are strictly confined to the Offset Issue, a fabulous opportunity for the specialist in this interesting issue, with some accompanying information from past BIA articles, Scott Retail for stamps only

2,005
1,000
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2808
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2808, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527), 2c Carmine, Ty. V (527)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Block of nine with top left selvage, foldover at top left causing stamp in position 1 to be printed on the back of the selvage (complete impression less the very tip of the top left corner), also parts of three adjacent stamps on the back as well, in addition there is an unusual hand-entered marking in the selvage next to pos. 7, very rare spectacular freak pre-printing foldover

E. 300-400
650
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2809
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2809, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 11868 selvage, gorgeous Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 for 95, $830.00 for 98)

22
275
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2810
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2810, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 11630 block of six, shows two light ghost plate nos. in selvage either side of the prominent one, Fine

175
275
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2811
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2811, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Four different top plate no. blocks of six, each with "OAM" monogram above plate nos., plate nos. incl. 11333, 11381, 11403 and 11418, Fine-Very Fine

800
350
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2812
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2812, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (528A-528B, 530, 533-534A, 535-536), 1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (528A-528B, 530, 533-534A, 535-536)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue (528A-528B, 530, 533-534A, 535-536). 37 stamps, nearly half Mint N.H., incl. singles, pairs and blocks of four, two No. 530 with Jumbo margins, No. 534A block of four gum creases, otherwise Very Fine lot

1,816
850
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2813
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2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A). Bottom left plate no. 11639 block of 49 and bottom right plate no. 11639 block of 21 (formerly a double plate block of 70), 46 stamps and one plate block Mint N.H., the right selvage just below the right plate no. has hand-entered "Top", some mild toning on the back, Very Good-Fine

7,605
1,100
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2814
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2814, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Retouched Cheek (528B var.), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Retouched Cheek (528B var.)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Retouched Cheek (528B var.). Horizontal block of six with bottom s.e., the variety pos. 2, off-center as is generally the case, a very rare plate variety, accompanying June 1972 BIA article which mentions "In over 30 years of constant searching, we have come across exactly four examples of this variety."

862
325
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2815
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2815, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impressions (529a-530a), 3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impressions (529a-530a)3c Violet, Ty. III, 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impressions (529a-530a). Top plate no. 8615 and 9311 blocks of six respectively, perfs close to slightly in, scarce pair of plate blocks, latter with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged and Mint N.H. singles

590
300
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2816
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1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue, Imperforate (531-532, 534-534A, 535). Plate no. blocks of six, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,135
450
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2817
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2817, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)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 margins incl. part of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, this marvelous stamp has been awarded the grade of Gem 100 Jumbo by P.S.E., with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $310.00 as 98)

85
325
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2818
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2818, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H. right plate no. 10918 block of six, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem plate block

625
250
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2819
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2819, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins showing bit of next stamp at top, devoid of natural gum skips and bends, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $330.00)

230
200
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2820
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2820, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. block of four, huge margins showing bits or parts of four adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine

980
475
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2821
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2821, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Block of four with center vertical guide line, huge margins showing parts of four adjoining stamps and traces of two others, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., Extremely Fine

720
350
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2822
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2c Carmine, Ty. IV, V, VI, VII (532-533, 534A-534B). Singles on individual covers, No. 533 normal production stamp, other three with Schermack Private Perforations Ty. III, Ty. VI large size cover, couple really minor light cover stains, otherwise Fine lot

760
375
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2823
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2823, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, brilliant color, bold strike of duplex cancel, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,250
800
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2824
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1918-20 Offset Issue, Printing Varieties. Approximately 200 stamps in singles, blocks of four and plate no. blocks of six and larger (Nos. 525-528, 528B-530, 534), incl. No. 525 "flat nose", 525c block of four with B. K. Miller thumb prints on reverse (Miller is generally accepted as the discoverer of this error), three used with no. 526 "gash on forehead", 527 line through "2 EN" and 528 "CRNTS", these varieties are listed and priced unused only, other interesting material incl. imperf-between stamp and selvage, double impressions, printing smears, foldovers creating bizarre margins, pre-print folds, double perfs, inverted plate no., hand entered plate nos., ghost plate nos., double arrow marker (one inverted), double "stacked" plate no., partial absence of color, and more, also two No. 499 counterfeit blocks of four, Offices in China No. K18 and a lone No. RW33 Mint N.H., Extremely Fine, quite a bit Mint N.H., others mixed centering, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2825
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2825, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)Private Perforations, Private PerforationsPrivate Perforations. 28 stamps, largely mint N.H., incl. Schermack Ty. III perforations on Nos. 532, 534 and 534A (pairs or strips of four, couple duplicates), Nos. 408-409 "Kansas City Roulette" blocks of four and two vertical pairs of No. 532 with private "Wilson" roulette, one of the these light crease in top stamp and signed by Pat Herst along with 1991 P.F. certificate, both "Kansas City Roulette" blocks with 1979 and 1985 P.F. certificates respectively, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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2826
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2826, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, brilliant color, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $370.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other example has achieved this grade

3
450
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2826A
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2826A, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Rich color, fresh and Fine, red backstamp, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,250
300
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2827
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2827, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). With top selvage, faintly hinged (appears Mint N.H.), Fine for this scarce Coil Waste Issue, with 1973 P.F. certificate

2,850
1,800
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2828
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2828, Specialized Offset Issues (Scott 525-541)3c Violet, Ty. II (541), 3c Violet, Ty. II (541)3c Violet, Ty. II (541). Mint N.H., nearly perfect centering, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $280.00)

110
225
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