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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 — 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
692
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 692, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., previous hinging in selvage only, plate no. 10829 at bottom with second ghost number "9", brilliant color, crisp impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-90; SMQ $150.00)

62
80
693
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 693, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527), 2c Carmine, Ty. V (527)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, imbedded perf disc at right center, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $115.00)

45
80
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694
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 694, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-90; SMQ $55.00)

22
40
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695
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 695, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Mint N.H., dazzling color, Jumbo margins, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 and 1999 P.F. certificates, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $1,350.00 as 98), only three examples have graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

55
1,300
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696
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 696, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)3c Violet, Ty. III (529), 3c Violet, Ty. III (529)3c Violet, Ty. III (529). Mint N.H., bright shade, crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

8
80
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697
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 697, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b), 3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b)3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b). Lightly hinged, impression on back printed inverted in relation to the front, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT VIOLET TYPE III OFFSET ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,100
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698
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 698, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530), 3c Purple, Ty. IV (530)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, beautiful color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $75.00 as 95, $310.00 as 98)

4
120
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699
ogbl
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 699, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Green (531), 1c Green (531)1c Green (531). Mint N.H. block of four and plate no. 9402 single, rich colors, block shows portions of 12 adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine

158
90
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700
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 700, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H. sheet margin pair and plate no. 10918 single, brilliant colors, both Extremely Fine

255
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701
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 701, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins all around incl. wide sheet margin at top, radiant color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

210
225
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702
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 702, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, huge margins all around with part arrow at right and portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine pair, with 1999 P.F. certificate

450
275
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703
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 703, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534). Mint N.H. pair with plate no. 11410 in right sheet margin, brilliant color, wide margins, also includes Mint N.H. single, Jumbo margins with portions of five adjoining stamps, both Extremely Fine

87
100
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704
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 704, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A), 2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A). Mint N.H. with plate no. 11668 in top sheet margin, Jumbo margins all around, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

90
225
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705
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 705, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A), 2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A). Mint N.H. pair, large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

190
140
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706
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 706, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. with plate no. 12274 in sheet margin at top, rich color, large even margins all around including wide top sheet margin

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE PLATE NUMBER.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,600
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707
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 707, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. pair, radiant color, large margins, especially on left stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps reached the public.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

6,750
3,500
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708
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 708, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate (535), 3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate (535)3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate (535). Mint N.H. pair and single, both with Jumbo margins including portions of adjoining stamps on all sides and corners, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gems

62
225
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709
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 709, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate, Double Impression (535a), 3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate, Double Impression (535a)3c Violet, Ty. IV, Imperforate, Double Impression (535a). Mint N.H. pair, pretty pastel color, showing clear doubling, Very Fine, scarce and attractive multiple, ex Floyd, with 1986 and 2001 P.F. certificates

400
225
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710
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 710, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H., bright color, Jumbo margins with choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-90; SMQ $115.00)

50
90
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711
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 711, 1918-20 Offset Printing Issues (Scott 525-536)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a), 1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a). Two pairs in block of four, wide margins at sides, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE BLOCK CONTAINING TWO PAIRS OF THE ONE-CENT OFFSET ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

Ex Blumenkopf. With 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates. In our opinion this is quite undercatalogued in Scott. Scott Retail as two pairs

2,500
4,250
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