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

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

Category — 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
370
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 370, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep rich color, detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a Jumbo stamp, with 1990 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates

30
275
371
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 371, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six (300b), 1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six (300b)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six (300b). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, a pretty Mint N.H. pane, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
700
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372
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 372, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H. with plate no. 1616 at bottom, brilliant color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

40
550
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373
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 373, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c), 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c). Position E with horizontal guideline, Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering with well-balanced margins throughout, Extremely Fine, a stunning Mint N.H. pane, with 2000 P.F. certificate

950
750
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374
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 374, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, tremendous visual appeal, with 1992 P.F. certificate

140
275
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375
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 375, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

150
850
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376
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 376, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H. with partial imprint top selvage, uncommonly wide margins with choice centering, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $330.00)

150
350
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377
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 377, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)6c Claret (305), 6c Claret (305)6c Claret (305). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

170
1,500
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378
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 378, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)8c Violet Black (306), 8c Violet Black (306)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H., plate no. selvage at top, intense shade, Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,750.00 as 98)

105
1,900
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379
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 379, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

175
1,700
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380
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 380, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

115
325
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381
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 381, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., vivid color, proof-like impression, perfect centering and exceptionally wide margins seldom seen on this issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE WITH THE EXALTED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $13,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only one other shares this desirable grade

500
6,750
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382
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 382, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., vibrant color which is as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WONDERFUL COLOR AND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 1998 P.F. certificates (one as a block and one as a single)

1,400
1,400
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383
og
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 383, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Barest trace of what may be hinging, new P.S.E. certificate states previously hinged but two earlier P.F. certificates state Mint N.H. -- we lean toward the P.F. -- intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 1989 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
3,500
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384
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 384, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

3,500
3,750
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385
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 385, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, lightly hinged in selvage only

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforating method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. This is especially true when it comes to the $5.00 denomination. This fact is made abundantly clear when you realize that the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a $5.00 value in never-hinged condition is a 90, given to only two stamps.

With 1998 P.S.E. and 1999 P.F. certificates, the former as a strip of three.

8,500
0
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386
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 386, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H. pair, massive margins incl. part of ten adjoining stamps, brilliant color, detailed impressions, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous pair, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates

70
375
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387
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 387, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 300-314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H., enormous margins showing significant portion of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, this would surely grade 100J

35
275
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