Sale 975 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1886
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1886, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Nice margins and attractively centered, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $150.00)

150
110
1887
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1887, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)3c Violet (464), 3c Violet (464)3c Violet (464). Mint N.H. with top selvage, lovely color with sharp impression, attractively centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

170
130
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1888
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1888, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)5c Blue (466), 5c Blue (466)5c Blue (466). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), the highest grade awarded to date for this issue is a 98

170
550
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1889
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1889, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., intact perfs all around and showing part of all eight adjoining stamps incl. five with 2c denominations, brilliant color, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ROSE PERF 11 ERROR.

With 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,350.00)

1,050
2,200
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1890
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1890, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)7c Black (469), 7c Black (469)7c Black (469). Mint N.H., intense shade, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $720.00)

290
325
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1891
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1891, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)8c Olive Green (470), 8c Olive Green (470)8c Olive Green (470). Pretty shade on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, face-free oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $490.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

8
1,000
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1892
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1892, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)9c Salmon Red (471), 9c Salmon Red (471)9c Salmon Red (471). Vibrant color, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins, bold oval registry cancel at bottom left, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $690.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade

18
1,000
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1893
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1893, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)11c Dark Green (473), 11c Dark Green (473)11c Dark Green (473). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

100
140
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1894
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1894, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)15c Gray (475), 15c Gray (475)15c Gray (475). Mint N.H., choice margins and excellent centering, pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

440
650
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1895
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1895, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, brilliant color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00). Only two have graded higher to date, and only five others share this grade.

1,100
1,100
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1896
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1896, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, magnificently centered with choice margins, intense color and impression, small natural gum wrinkle, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate as No. 460 and 2008 P.S.E. certificate as No. 478 mentioning small natural gum wrinkle (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

800
550
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1897
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1897, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Barest trace of hinging, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

800
550
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1898
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1898, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Faintly hinged if at all, intense color and clear impression, Very Fine

800
425
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1899
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1899, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., deep shade, wide margins, Very Fine

575
190
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1900
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1900, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Striking Jumbo margins and precisely centered, lightly hinged with wonderful intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $640.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), the only previously hinged example to have been awarded this lofty grade, there is only one higher (100 Mint N.H.)

250
500
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1901
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1901, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Wide margins and excellent centering, fresh, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

250
225
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1902
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1902, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

430
325
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1903
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1903, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 461-480)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., attractive shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

430
275
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