Sale 962 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2881
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Sale 962, Lot 2881, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 16808 block of six, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, choice plate block, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

330
275
2882
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Sale 962, Lot 2882, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)17c Black (623). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $530.00), only seven have graded higher to date

25
350
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2883
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Sale 962, Lot 2883, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)17c Black (623). Mint N.H., precisely centered, intense color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $530.00)

25
350
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2884
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Sale 962, Lot 2884, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c White Plains (629). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and absolutely precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $255.00 as 98)

3
375
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2885
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Sale 962, Lot 2885, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Yellow Brown (636). Mint N.H., precisely balanced margins, rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, 98 grade valued at $440.00), this and one other share this lofty grade with none higher

3
1,700
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2886
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Sale 962, Lot 2886, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Yellow Brown (636). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, choice color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00)

3
250
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2887
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Sale 962, Lot 2887, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Dark Blue (637). Mint N.H., choice margins and precise centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in 100 grade, $440.00 as 98), this is the only No. 637 to have been awarded this lofty grade with only one other higher

3
1,800
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2888
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Sale 962, Lot 2888, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Dark Blue (637). Mint N.H., rich color, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00), only three have graded higher to date

3
375
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2889
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Sale 962, Lot 2889, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Dark Blue (637). Mint N.H., choice margins and magnificent centering, crisp and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00)

3
350
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2890
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Sale 962, Lot 2890, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)7c Black (639). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00)

3
275
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2891
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Sale 962, Lot 2891, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)7c Black (639). Mint N.H., flawless centering, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00)

3
425
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2892
 
Sale 962, Lot 2892, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Mobile Ala. local precancels, top stamp diagonal creases, Fine appearance, undercatalogued in our opinion, with 2006 P.F. certificate

250
150
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2893
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Sale 962, Lot 2893, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Valley Forge (645). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 19497 (lightly hinged in selvage only), huge perfectly balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in 100 grade, $230.00 for 98), P.S.E. Population Report shows only four others have achieved this grade

1
1,100
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2894
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Sale 962, Lot 2894, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Top left plate no. 18907 block of four, extraordinary margins and centering throughout, pristine and Extremely Fine, choice plate blocks of this rotary issue are exceedingly scarce, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

425
500
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2895
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Sale 962, Lot 2895, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 18908 block of four, beautifully centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, very scarce, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

425
300
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2896
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Sale 962, Lot 2896, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Edison, Rotary (655). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 19779 block of four, perfectly centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

55
400
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2897
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Sale 962, Lot 2897, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Plate no. blocks of four, lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine

3,020
1,100
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2898
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Sale 962, Lot 2898, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), only eight have graded higher to date

37
275
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2899
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Sale 962, Lot 2899, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), only nine have graded higher to date

37
225
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2900
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Sale 962, Lot 2900, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

37
250
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2901
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Sale 962, Lot 2901, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 18082 block of four, gorgeous centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine, very difficult plate block to find this well-centered, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

325
550
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2902
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Sale 962, Lot 2902, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Mint N.H., pretty shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

180
500
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2903
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Sale 962, Lot 2903, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). Mint N.H., remarkably wide margins and precisely centered, bright color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only eight others share this grade

26
850
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2904
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Sale 962, Lot 2904, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered, lovely bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $340.00)

26
170
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2905
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Sale 962, Lot 2905, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679). Plate no. blocks of four, lightly hinged, top left 10c lightly printed, one 1c thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,600
1,200
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2906
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Sale 962, Lot 2906, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $480.00), only three others share this grade with three higher

5
400
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2907
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Sale 962, Lot 2907, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, strong color and fine impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE CORNERSTONE FOR BUILDING AN ULTRA-HIGH QUALITY SET OF NEBRASKA OVERPRINTS.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00 for 98, unpriced in higher grade). This is the only example of No. 673 hinged or Mint N.H. to have been awarded this grade, with none higher

35
1,700
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2908
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Sale 962, Lot 2908, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673). Mint N.H. bottom right plate no. 18082 block of four, deep rich color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous plate block

400
900
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2909
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Sale 962, Lot 2909, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674). Mint N.H. top left plate no. 18908 block of four, deep shade, fresh and Fine

425
200
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2910
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Sale 962, Lot 2910, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT NEBRASKA OVERPRINT ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,550.00). Collectors searching for a high-grade set of these issues know how difficult it is to obtain many of them above the grade of 95.

65
3,000
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2911
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Sale 962, Lot 2911, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins with essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

65
550
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2912
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Sale 962, Lot 2912, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677). Mint N.H. top left plate no. 18191 block of four, pretty shade, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this quality

600
400
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2913
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Sale 962, Lot 2913, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)1-1/2c Brown (684). Mint N.H., vibrant color on crisp paper, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $275.00), only four have graded higher to date

0
150
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2914
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Sale 962, Lot 2914, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)4c Brown (685). Mint N.H., radiant color, perfectly centered, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $345.00)

1
180
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2915
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Sale 962, Lot 2915, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Pulaski (690). Mint N.H., incredibly wide balanced margins, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in this grade, $170.00 for 98), there are only two others that share the 100 grade with this stamp, none higher

0
475
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2916
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Sale 962, Lot 2916, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Pulaski (690). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 20416, huge balanced Jumbo margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $170.00 for 98, unpriced in 100 grade), only two listed in this grade with three higher

0
160
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2917
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Sale 962, Lot 2917, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)11c Light Blue (692). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $460.00)

3
225
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2918
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Sale 962, Lot 2918, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)50c Red Lilac (701). Mint N.H., choice large perfectly balanced margins, very pretty bright pastel color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1922 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $880.00 for 98, unpriced in higher grades). Only two others share this grade and only one has graded higher to date

52
2,500
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2919
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Sale 962, Lot 2919, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)50c Lilac (701). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, lovely bright pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $315.00)

52
130
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2920
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-1/2c-10c Bicentennial (704-715). Complete Mint N.H. panes of 100, Fine-Very Fine

3,574
1,500
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2921
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Sale 962, Lot 2921, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)2c Lake Placid (716). Mint N.H., beautiful wide margins and precise centering, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), only three others in this lofty grade, none higher

0
900
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2922
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Sale 962, Lot 2922, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)5c Olympics (719). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide balanced margins, fresh color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00)

2
700
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2923
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6c Waterfowl, Imperforate Between (1362a). Pane of 50 containing five error pairs, rich colors, red crayon line in selvage, Very Fine, impressive multiple, Scott Retail as five errors with no premium for the multiple

1,500
450
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2924
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(10c) Christmas, Imperforate (1580a). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with plate nos. at top, bright colors, unusual inking flaws affect some stamps at right, usual staple hole in sheet margin at top, Very Fine, scarce complete pane, Scott Retail as 25 pairs

2,500
500
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2925
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Sale 962, Lot 2925, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, , fresh colors

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SHEET MARGIN.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at 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.

21,000
13,500
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2926
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Sale 962, Lot 2926, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Errors and Freaks (1610a, 1610b, 1610 var). Five Mint N.H. items, incl. regularly-issued stamp, the two listed varieties, another with a strong shift of the Orange and Yellow of candle, last with tagging omitted, fresh and Very Fine, desirable group and an excellent group of corollary material to the previous lot

E. 400-500
500
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2927
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Sale 962, Lot 2927, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)10c Contemplation of Justice, Imperforate Coil, Dull Gum, Untagged (1617c). Mint N.H. joint line pair, large margins to clear, rich colors, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, offered to the market for the first time, this joint line pair and the following lot were the subject of a front-page article in Linn's Stamp News (copy accompanies) and will soon be listed in Scott Catalogue

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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2928
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Sale 962, Lot 2928, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 619-1617c)10c Contemplation of Justice, Imperforate Coil, Dull Gum, Untagged (1617c). Mint N.H. pair, large margins to clear, rich colors, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, offered to the market for the first time, this pair and the previous lot were the subject of a front-page article in Linn's Stamp News (copy accompanies) and will soon be listed in Scott Catalogue

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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