Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

Category — 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1599
og
Sale 975, Lot 1599, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)1c Deep Green (279). Original gum with right part imprint selvage, incredibly wide margins of Jumbo proportions, precisely centered as well, strong color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $110.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), according to the P.S.E. Population Report this is the only example to attain this lofty grade with just one 100J above it

9
1,050
1600
nh
Sale 975, Lot 1600, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

850
600
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1601
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Sale 975, Lot 1601, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Orange Brown (280b). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine example of this shade variety, with 1998 P.F. certificate

90
110
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1602
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Sale 975, Lot 1602, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with unusually wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1990 and 2003 P.F. certificates

110
250
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1603
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Sale 975, Lot 1603, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $310.00)

110
200
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1604
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Sale 975, Lot 1604, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., brilliant color, exceptional centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the most difficult stamps of the series to obtain in such superb condition, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only one stamp in any condition has graded higher than a 95 to date (the Gem 100 from our Sale 967, realized $17,500) and only five others share this grade

160
1,700
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1605
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Sale 975, Lot 1605, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Lake (282). Mint N.H., beautiful intense color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

160
850
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1606
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Sale 975, Lot 1606, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)6c Purple Lake (282a). Mint N.H., with part imprint top selvage, nicely centered, beautiful purplish color, Very Fine example of this desirable shade, with 2002 P.F. certificate

225
130
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1607
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Sale 975, Lot 1607, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., vibrant color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine example which is very scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 1996 P.F. (for pair) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

625
1,300
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1608
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Sale 975, Lot 1608, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H., deep rich color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, a very elusive stamp in Mint N.H. condition, with 2005 P.F. certificate

650
1,000
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1609
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Sale 975, Lot 1609, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284). Mint N.H., guide line at bottom, unusually wide margins and almost perfectly centered, deep color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00), only four have graded higher to date

550
850
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