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

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

Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
417
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Sale 968B, Lot 417, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Mint N.H. with wide plate no. 2131 selvage at top, deep rich color on fresh paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $560.00)

75
650
418
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Sale 968B, Lot 418, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Mint N.H., fiery color, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, the tightly-spaced plates of the Louisiana Purchase issue produced very few stamps which can be graded 95, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $560.00), only four have graded higher to date

75
500
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419
og
Sale 968B, Lot 419, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a). Well-centered, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that only one pane of 50 was found in the mid-west. This intact pane was originally in the Worthington collection. After the Worthington sale it was broken into pairs and blocks of four.

Ex Blumenkopf (Siegel Sale 826). With 1997 P.F. certificate. Power Search shows very few of these rarities -- apart from this one, last offered in 2000, the next we find was in the 1990 Rarities sale

17,500
30,000
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420
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Sale 968B, Lot 420, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Mint N.H., beautiful deep color and proof-like impression, wide margins, almost perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1991 P.F. certificate for a block, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,650.00). Only one example has graded higher to date

220
2,000
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421
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Sale 968B, Lot 421, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H., enormous top sheet selvage with plate no. 2099, proof-like impression in intense Dark Blue shade, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

According to Johl (Volume 1), the Louisiana Purchase stamps were not popular with the public or collectors when they were issued -- due to their larger size and unfavorable comparisons to the designs of the previous 1901 Pan-American stamps. As a result, fewer were saved.

With 1995 P.F. certificate for a block, with 1997 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; not priced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $7,500.00 as 98). This is the only 5c Louisiana Purchase stamp to have achieved this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report

225
16,000
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422
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Sale 968B, Lot 422, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H., deep shade, crisp impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

425
650
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423
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Sale 968B, Lot 423, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Jamestown (328). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 3540, intense color and clear impression, wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT JAMESTOWN ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1986 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00). Only one stamp has graded higher to date

75
2,500
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424
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 424, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Jamestown (330). Mint N.H. with full imprint selvage at top, choice centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, especially desirable with the full Bureau, Engraving & Printing imprint, with 1984 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $670.00)

330
550
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