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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 319-322)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
401
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 401, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I (319), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (319)2c Carmine, Ty. I (319). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine

15
110
402
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 402, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I (319b). Mint N.H., brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

25
275
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403
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 403, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, choice centering with wide margins at top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE PAIR OF THE 1903 2-CENT SHIELD ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THIS ISSUE.

According to Johl, a block of 25, imperforate horizontally, was found at the Washington D.C. post office. Eight were used for postage, leaving two blocks of four, a strip of three and a pair.

This error differs from the more famous so-called "San Francisco roulette", where a small quantity of sheets was found imperforate between the top two rows only and was rouletted locally.

Both blocks of No. 319d were offered in past Siegel sales: one in 2000 (Blumenkopf collection, now offered in this sale) and the other in 2002 (Drucker collection).

With 1999 P.S.E. certificate

7,500
10,500
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404
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 404, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d). Vertical strip of three with part arrow selvage at right, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage, brilliant color, wide margins at top and bottom, horizontal crease between top two stamps

FINE-VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1903 2-CENT SHIELD ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

According to Johl, a block of 25, imperforate horizontally, was found at the Washington D.C. post office. Eight were used for postage, leaving two blocks of four, a strip of three and a pair. The strip of three is especially desirable as it is the largest vertical multiple.

This error differs from the more famous so-called "San Francisco roulette", where a small quantity of sheets was found imperforate between the top two rows only and was rouletted locally.

With 1950 and 2003 P.F. certificates

15,000
10,500
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405
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 405, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (319d). Block of four containing two pairs of the error, deep rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1903 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. A GREAT RARITY.

According to Johl, a block of 25, imperforate horizontally, was found at the Washington D.C. post office. Eight were used for postage, leaving two blocks of four, a strip of three and a pair.

This error differs from the more famous so-called "San Francisco roulette", where a small quantity of sheets was found imperforate between the top two rows only and was rouletted locally.

With 1959 and 1998 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as two pairs

15,000
11,000
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406
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 406, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Lake, Ty. II (319f), 2c Lake, Ty. II (319f)2c Lake, Ty. II (319f). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as 95, $1,550.00 as 98), only one stamp has been graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade, which is a good indication of how difficult this issue is to find in high-grade Mint N.H. condition

25
1,200
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407
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 407, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Oily Dark Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g var), 2c Oily Dark Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g var)2c Oily Dark Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g var). Position F, Mint N.H., unusually deep shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, this shade appears to be unlisted in Scott, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

240
275
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408
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 408, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i)2c Carmine, Ty. II (319i). Mint N.H. with plate no. 4365 and wide selvage at top, brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

175
275
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409
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 409, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319p), 2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319p)2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319p). Position D with plate no. 2548 at top, radiant color, bright paper, Very Fine and choice position pane of this distinct shade, with 1997 P.F. certificate

350
400
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410
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 410, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320). Mint N.H. pair, enormous margins, vertical guide line, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem

72
120
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411
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 411, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320). Mint N.H. with huge top right corner sheet margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem

35
45
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412
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 412, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate (320). Mint N.H. block of four, intense color which to us looks somewhat like the Scarlet shade, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

145
90
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413
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 413, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a), 2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a). Mint N.H., massive margins all around and showing significant part of all eight adjoining stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; not priced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $310.00 as 98), only six others have achieved this grade

100
475
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414
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 414, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a), 2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a)2c Lake, Ty. II, Imperforate (320a). Mint N.H. pair, huge margins all around, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

225
150
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415
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 415, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Coil (322), 2c Carmine, Coil (322)2c Carmine, Coil (322). Pair, h.r., intense shade and impression, bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322.

Armstrong notes that only 167 examples had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as of 1980. Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only for use by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 comes from Die II.

With 1976, 1993 and 1995 P.F. certificates

18,000
7,500
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416
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Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 416, 1902-08 Issue (Scott 319-322)2c Carmine, Coil (322), 2c Carmine, Coil (322)2c Carmine, Coil (322). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

This stamp is the basis of the Scott listing of the 2c 1908 Shield coil in Mint N.H. condition. Before this stamp was reported, Scott 322 was only listed as hinged.

Ex Lessin (as a pair). With 1997 P.F. certificate as pair

13,500
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