Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2145
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Sale 976, Lot 2145, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 16770 block of six, nicely centered, fresh and Very Fine and choice

375
400
2146
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Sale 976, Lot 2146, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a). Horizontal pair, large even margins, lightly hinged, rich color, Extremely Fine, scarce imperforate error

2,000
1,600
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2147
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Sale 976, Lot 2147, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate (557a). Horizontal pair, Positions 39-40, lightly hinged, three large margins, ample to large at right, strong color and clear impression, Very Fine and choice, scarce variety, small "Ward" handstamp guarantee, with 1986 and 2009 P.F. certificates

2,000
1,200
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2148
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Sale 976, Lot 2148, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)14c Blue (565). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, intense color and fine impression on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $235.00)

8
160
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2149
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Sale 976, Lot 2149, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., precise centering and perfectly balanced margins, crisp shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $840.00 as 98), only two others share this grade, with none higher

45
1,700
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2150
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Sale 976, Lot 2150, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00)

40
475
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2151
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Sale 976, Lot 2151, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,200.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible, and only one other shares this grade.

65
3,250
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2152
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Sale 976, Lot 2152, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, lovely pastel color, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00)

100
950
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2153
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Sale 976, Lot 2153, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $315.00)

100
225
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2154
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Sale 976, Lot 2154, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00)

95
700
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2155
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Sale 976, Lot 2155, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 18682 block of six, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine

650
325
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2156
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Sale 976, Lot 2156, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. 18681 and "F" block of six, radiant color, choice centering, few natural gum skips and minor perf separations, Very Fine

650
180
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2157
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Sale 976, Lot 2157, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Top plate no. 18642 and "F" block of six, lightly hinged in ungummed part of selvage, stamps Mint N.H., usual light natural gum skips and bends, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

350
190
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2158
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Sale 976, Lot 2158, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $195.00)

165
150
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2159
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Sale 976, Lot 2159, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14306 block of six, attractively centered, Very Fine

1,200
550
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2160
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Sale 976, Lot 2160, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., incredibly choice margins and centering, vivid colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $390.00)

240
300
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2161
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Sale 976, Lot 2161, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H., guide lines show at top and right, intense colors, Extremely Fine, centered examples of this shade are much scarcer than the Carmine & Blue, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $260.00)

350
275
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2162
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Sale 976, Lot 2162, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, choice centering, vivid colors, slightly short gum on one and couple natural gum bends and wrinkles, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful bicolored high value plate block

3,500
0
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2163
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Sale 976, Lot 2163, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, brilliant colors, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the arrow position

880
450
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2164
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Sale 976, Lot 2164, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Right arrow block of four, lightly hinged, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

450
300
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2165
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Sale 976, Lot 2165, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Bottom arrow block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps single light hinge mark, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, this Carmine Lake shade is much scarcer than the normal Carmine & Blue, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the arrow position

1,080
750
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2166
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Sale 976, Lot 2166, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Center line block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp lightly hinged, top left stamp disturbed original gum, brilliant colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

640
350
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