Sale 973 — 2009 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 June, 2009

Category — Bluish Paper

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
191°
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Sale 973, Lot 191, Bluish Paper5c Blue, Bluish (361). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on deeply blued paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

We have sold only seven others in Mint N.H. condition over the past fifteen years. With 1991 P.S.E. and 1993 and 2009 P.F. certificates

15,000
0
192°
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Sale 973, Lot 192, Bluish Paper8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Choice centering with wide margins, intense color on deeply blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER. A GREAT RARITY IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

With 2006 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $52,500.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade.

30,000
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193°
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Sale 973, Lot 193, Bluish Paper8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Single hinge mark, intense color on deeply blued paper, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish paper stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

30,000
20,000
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