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 519-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
689
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Sale 968B, Lot 689, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 519-524)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression on post-office fresh paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 2-CENT PERF 11 WITH DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK, SCOTT 519.

This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale.

With 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

900
1,400
690
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Sale 968B, Lot 690, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 519-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., radiant color, detailed impressions on post office fresh paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $7,200.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this grade, and only one has graded higher

1,300
2,200
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691
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Sale 968B, Lot 691, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 519-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, wide balanced margins, much better than typically seen, deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

425
425
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