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

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

Category — 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
743
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 743, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A), 2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A)2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A). Mint N.H., left stamp Ty. II, right stamp Ty. I, brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPES I AND II.

With 1977 and 1999 P.F. certificate, and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,400
1,200
744
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 744, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00)

1,300
850
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745
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 745, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty Mint N.H. pair, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

475
550
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746
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 746, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II 1929 COIL, SCOTT 599A. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00)

225
1,300
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747
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 747, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)1c Green, Perf 11 x 10-1/2, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (632b), 1c Green, Perf 11 x 10-1/2, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (632b)1c Green, Perf 11 x 10-1/2, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (632b). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN, ESPECIALLY IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

According to Gary Griffith, this error was discovered in 1939 in Bergen N.Y. The find was reported as thirteen blocks of four and three pairs, but some were subsequently determined to have blind perfs and were disqualified.

Illustrated in United States Stamps 1927-32 by Gary Griffith and from his collection. Ex Floyd. With 1996 P.F. certificate

7,000
10,000
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748
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 748, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, radiant color, crisp impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1928 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II. A STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00 as 95, $6,250.00 as 98)

650
1,800
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749
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 749, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a), 7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, according to Gary Griffith, this variety was first reported in 1939, the postmaster in a small town near Cleveland was annoyed that several panes had some rows of perforations missing, he cut some apart by hand and then gave up, throwing them in a box where it was later purchased by a stamp collector, rumored to be Karl Koslowski, it is believed that about 20 pairs and two blocks of four were purchased, it is also known with a Mobile Ala. precancel, with 2000 P.F. certificate, this is very undercatalogued in relation to its peers

500
900
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750
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 750, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Molly Pitcher, "Pitcher" Only (646a), 2c Molly Pitcher, "Pitcher" Only (646a)2c Molly Pitcher, "Pitcher" Only (646a). Block of four, top stamps the error, h.r., intense color, centered to bottom left as are all known examples of this rarity, Fine and scarce, according to Gary Griffith 20 examples must have been produced, the error was caused by a misplaced overprint, only two blocks and a pair are known (six total), illustrated in United States Stamps 1927-32 by Gary Griffith and from his collection, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two singles

1,000
1,200
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751
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 751, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a), 2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a)2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide balanced margins, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine example of this scarce shade, with 1999 P.F. certificate

575
2,100
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752
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 752, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b), 2c Dark Lake & Black (703b)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b). Mint N.H., deep rich colors with frame printed in the distinctive Dark Lake shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT YORKTOWN IN THE DARK LAKE SHADE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade (the next-highest is a 90)

750
3,250
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753
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 753, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)3c Nicolet's Landing, Imperforate Vertically (739b), 3c Nicolet's Landing, Imperforate Vertically (739b)3c Nicolet's Landing, Imperforate Vertically (739b). Mint N.H., wide margins incl. sheet margin at left, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, with 1974 and 1997 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

850
2,700
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754
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 754, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a), 5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a)5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a). Mint N.H., enormous margins incl. wide sheet margin at left, lightly hinged in ungummed part of selvage, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, a dramatic example of this scarce error, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,050
2,100
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755
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 755, 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)7c Acadia Park, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a), 7c Acadia Park, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a)7c Acadia Park, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a). Mint N.H., choice centering, intense shade and impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, very scarce, we have offered only one since 1993 (in 2000), undercatalogued in Scott, with 1975 and 1997 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

1,050
1,200
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