Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
631
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Sale 968B, Lot 631, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H., deep shade, Jumbo margins all around incl. parts of all eight adjoining stamps

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT "FRAMED" MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE ERROR.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was sent back to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public both Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505).The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

20,000
12,500
632
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 632, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in a block of 25, brilliant color, large margins all around including sheet margin at right with full arrow

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE ERROR.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

32,500
18,000
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633
nhbl
Sale 968B, Lot 633, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large margins all around incl. part of few adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE DOUBLE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF TWELVE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

52,500
22,000
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634
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 634, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, detailed impression on crisp paper, margins wide at top and bottom, ample at sides

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

This coil in joint line pair format is exceedingly rare in Mint N.H. condition. A review of our computerized records using Power Search revealed only three other Mint N.H. joint line pairs. The P.S.E. Population Report does not list any Mint N.H. line pair.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

27,500
12,000
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635
og
Sale 968B, Lot 635, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Joint line pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II COIL WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $21,800.00). This is the only line pair to achieve this grade to date. The next highest example is graded 90, and after that one 40(!).

14,000
13,500
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636
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 636, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, clear impression, exceptionally choice centering for this challenging issue

EXTREMELY FINE FOR THIS RARE ROTARY COIL. A RARE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

A review of our computerized records using Power Search revealed only two other Mint N.H. pairs.

With 1968, 1988 and 1995 P.F. certificates

13,000
10,000
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637
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 637, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492. This coil is surprisingly rare in Mint N.H. condition. A review of our computerized records using Power Search revealed only four other Mint N.H. singles.

With 1992 A.P.S. certificate

5,500
2,200
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638
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 638, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. joint line pair, bright color, well centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

250
275
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639
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 639, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-90; SMQ $210.00)

115
160
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640
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 640, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line pair, pretty pastel color, detailed impression, magnificent centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 493, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00). Only one example has graded higher to date and only one shares this grade

230
850
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641
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 641, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. pair, wide margins and choice centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-90; SMQ $100.00)

75
160
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642
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 642, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H. joint line pair, pretty shade, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $185.00)

160
180
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643
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 643, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, crisp impression, both stamps perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT INE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 495, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00). Only three others share this grade, the highest awarded to date.

160
1,300
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644
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 644, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, detailed impression, wide margins which are perfectly balanced, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $470.00), only one has graded higher to date and only five others share this grade

65
275
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645
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 645, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. joint line pair, vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful Mint N.H. joint line pair, with 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $580.00), only one has graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

280
500
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646
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 646, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 485-497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. pair, vibrant color, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

95
130
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