Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009
Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)
EXTREMELY FINE. CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
It is believed that only one pane of 50 was found in the mid-west. This intact pane was originally in the Worthington collection. After the Worthington sale it was broken into pairs and blocks of four.
Ex Blumenkopf (Siegel Sale 826). With 1997 P.F. certificate. Power Search shows very few of these rarities -- apart from this one, last offered in 2000, the next we find was in the 1990 Rarities sale
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 1991 P.F. certificate for a block, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,650.00). Only one example has graded higher to date
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
According to Johl (Volume 1), the Louisiana Purchase stamps were not popular with the public or collectors when they were issued -- due to their larger size and unfavorable comparisons to the designs of the previous 1901 Pan-American stamps. As a result, fewer were saved.
With 1995 P.F. certificate for a block, with 1997 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; not priced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $7,500.00 as 98). This is the only 5c Louisiana Purchase stamp to have achieved this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT JAMESTOWN ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 1986 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00). Only one stamp has graded higher to date