Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2086
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Sale 976, Lot 2086, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Mint N.H. with enormous Jumbo margins showing parts of all eight adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $75.00 for Superb 98, no listing for this ultimate grade)

18
90
2087
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Sale 976, Lot 2087, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Mint N.H. with enormous Jumbo margins showing parts of five adjoining stamps and huge sheet margin at right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $75.00 for Superb 98, no listing for this ultimate grade)

18
80
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2088
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Sale 976, Lot 2088, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in block of sixteen, error at bottom and with 2c stamps on three sides, barely hinged (if at all -- hinging is in bottom corner and appears to be mostly on 2c stamp), brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF SIXTEEN.

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.

Scott Retail as hinged single.

12,000
8,000
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2089
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Sale 976, Lot 2089, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, brilliant color, unusually choice centering

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II COIL.

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 1967 P.F. certificate

6,000
2,600
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2090
 
Sale 976, Lot 2090, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find in such choice used condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

750
1,200
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2091
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Sale 976, Lot 2091, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492). Mint N.H. joint line strip of four, Extremely Fine, the line pair exceptional, ex Floyd, with 1981 P.F. certificate

151
250
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2092
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Sale 976, Lot 2092, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (498b). Block of four with huge bottom selvage, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., deep rich color, Very Good-Fine, scarce variety, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,825
375
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2093
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Sale 976, Lot 2093, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, light extraneous ink at top, still Very Fine, accompanied by covers from the booklet

1,150
850
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2094
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Sale 976, Lot 2094, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT NO MORE THAN 20 EXIST IN ANY CONDITION.

he A.E.F. booklet panes were issued in September 1917, primarily for use by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Only 3,000 panes were prepared of both the 1c and 2c denominations. By October they were no longer needed, as Congress voted to allow mail to be sent free of charge by active members of the Armed Forces. Many of the panes were destroyed.

With 1967 P.F. certificate

28,000
15,000
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2095
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Sale 976, Lot 2095, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., radiant color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

600
325
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2096
 
Sale 976, Lot 2096, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Double Impression (502d). Incredibly well-centered, light strike of Ohio registry oval at bottom left and part of circular datestamp at top right, doubling very noticeable in side frame lines and in lettering

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 3-CENT ISSUE WITH A PRONOUNCED DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A RARE STAMP IN USED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ)

750
2,500
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2097
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Sale 976, Lot 2097, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H., wide Jumbo margins, perfectly centered, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $165.00 as 95, $490.00 as 98)

22
225
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2098
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Sale 976, Lot 2098, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Blue (504). Mint N.H., rich color which "pops" off the bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $510.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

20
600
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2099
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Sale 976, Lot 2099, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, natural s.e. at bottom, radiant color, fresh and Fine

2,150
750
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2100
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Sale 976, Lot 2100, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Horizontal block of six, bottom center stamp the error, small hinge reinforcement, Very Fine and choice

325
300
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2101
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Sale 976, Lot 2101, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., magnificent Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, gorgeous glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $640.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), this is one of only two to have been awarded this lofty grade with only one higher

27
650
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2102
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Sale 976, Lot 2102, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)15c Gray (514). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, intense shade on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect and certainly one of the finest in existence, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,300.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and only one other shares this grade

85
1,500
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2103
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Sale 976, Lot 2103, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Violet (517). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, beautiful color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate as the Red Violet shade (XF 90; SMQ $200.00)

150
140
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2104
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Sale 976, Lot 2104, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H. block of four, wonderfully well-centered with marvelous color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

600
325
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2105
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Sale 976, Lot 2105, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Bottom imprint "A" and plate no. 5782 block of six, faintly hinged in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., Very Fine

1,300
650
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2106
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Sale 976, Lot 2106, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Lightly hinged, Fine, very scarce shade variety, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
600
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2107
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Sale 976, Lot 2107, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, fresh and Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate for block of four

900
650
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2108
 
No Lot.
0
0
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2109
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Sale 976, Lot 2109, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Choice wide margins and excellent colors, faintly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85)

600
475
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2110
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Sale 976, Lot 2110, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). With wide part arrow selvage at left, bright colors, lightly hinged, Very Fine

600
350
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2111
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Sale 976, Lot 2111, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Barest trace of hinging, strong colors, fresh and Fine, with 1977 A.P.S. certificate

600
325
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2112
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Sale 976, Lot 2112, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. right arrow block of four, bright colors, crisp impressions, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the arrow

1,700
475
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2113
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Sale 976, Lot 2113, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,700
1,100
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2114
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Sale 976, Lot 2114, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Left arrow block of four, rich colors, some perf separations at left expertly reinforced, Very Fine appearance

850
475
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2115
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Sale 976, Lot 2115, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Right arrow block of four, bright color, lightly hinged causing small gum soak at top, Very Fine appearance

850
375
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2116
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Sale 976, Lot 2116, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Left arrow block of four, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

850
325
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2117
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Sale 976, Lot 2117, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Center line block of four, single central hinge mark, rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

1,050
325
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2118
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Sale 976, Lot 2118, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Block of four with black plate no. 8179 at top right, barely hinged, some perf separations at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the selvage

800
400
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2119
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Sale 976, Lot 2119, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., bottom right stamp barely hinged, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,465
550
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