Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2258
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Sale 976, Lot 2258, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, faintly hinged if at all (appears Mint N.H.), well-centered, fresh, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

550
250
2259
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Sale 976, Lot 2259, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, beautiful margins and almost perfectly balanced, choice color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

500
850
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2260
 
Sale 976, Lot 2260, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, bright shade, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in the finest condition attainable, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $610.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and the only example to achieve this grade

35
1,100
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2261
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2261, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with beautiful vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

600
425
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2262
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Sale 976, Lot 2262, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, rich color with clear impression, vertical line on back shows as thin in fluid but does not show paper fiber disturbance, possibly a deep natural gum skip, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate stating "....never hinged, with a thin running vertically top to bottom."

2,100
750
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2263
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Sale 976, Lot 2263, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 5240 strip of three with "-09" after plate no., Fine-Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

825
425
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2264
nhbl
Sale 976, Lot 2264, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 4921 block of six, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely plate block, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
750
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2265
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2265, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint and plate no. 5514 selvage, Jumbo margins and essentially perfectly centered, intense color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 and 1999 P.F. certificates and 2009 P.S.E. certificate (the 2009 P.S.E. certificate identifies this as No. E6, but it is clearly the single-line watermark No. E8) (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 as 90, $1,150.00 as 95)

240
0
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2266
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2266, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H. with plate no. 5860 at top with wide selvage, rich color on bright paper, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. certificate

240
450
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2267
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2267, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 5863 selvage, hinged in selvage, stamp Mint N.H., lovely pastel color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

425
300
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2268
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2268, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Mint N.H., "pink back" variety, uncharacteristically wide Jumbo margins with essentially perfect centering, wonderful deep rich color accentuated by the "pink back" affect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $215.00 for 95, $450.00 for 98), Scott Retail as ordinary paper, "Pink Backs" on this stamp are scarce and should be valued higher than normal printings

45
250
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2269
ogbl
Sale 976, Lot 2269, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Wide top plate no. 13917 block of six, lightly hinged, well-centered, dark color on bright white paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

525
350
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2270
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2270, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $920.00), only three have graded higher to date

115
600
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2271
nhbl
Sale 976, Lot 2271, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)15c Deep Orange, Special Delivery (E13). Mint N.H. left plate no. 16835 block of six, bright color, beautifully centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

500
225
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2272
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2272, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, beautiful wide margins and perfectly centered, lovely fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

150
375
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