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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1971
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1971, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)1c Green, Complete 97c Booklet (BK67), 1c Green, Complete 97c Booklet (BK67)1c Green, Complete 97c Booklet (BK67). 16 panes of six (552a), Mint N.H., covers lightly creased, otherwise Fine

650
250
1972
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1972, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, strong color and detailed impression, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $265.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of five awarded this grade with none higher

4
550
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1973
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1973, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $230.00)

2
130
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1974
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1974, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)4c Yellow Brown (556), 4c Yellow Brown (556)4c Yellow Brown (556). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, fabulous centering and choice margins, fresh color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00), one of seven to have been awarded this grade with only two higher

45
500
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1975
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1975, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00)

45
190
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1976
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1976, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)8c Olive Green (560), 8c Olive Green (560)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six with wide selvage, pretty shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, a phenomenal plate block

900
1,400
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1977
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1977, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)11c Light Bluish Green (563a), 11c Light Bluish Green (563a)11c Light Bluish Green (563a). Mint N.H., wonderful centering within perfectly balanced margins, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $250.00), only one example of this shade has been graded higher to date

2
180
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1978
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14c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue. Incl. 14c, 25c, $2.00 and $5.00, also 17c 1926 Issue, all with sheet corner margins, all but $2.00 with letters, Very Fine lot, very attractive

458
300
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1979
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1979, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)14c Blue (565), 14c Blue (565)14c Blue (565). Mint N.H., wide margins with exceptional centering, proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $295.00)

8
140
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1980
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1980, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfect centering, beautiful clear impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of just three to have been awarded this grade with only three higher

45
700
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1981°
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1981, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20033 at right, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,050.00 as 98), only three have graded higher to date

45
750
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1982
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1982, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00)

45
700
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1983
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1983, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)25c Yellow Green, "Bridge Over Falls" Plate Scratches (568 var), 25c Yellow Green, "Bridge Over Falls" Plate Scratches (568 var)25c Yellow Green, "Bridge Over Falls" Plate Scratches (568 var). Mint N.H., choice centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, according to Griffith book (p. 86) this prominent plate variety was discovered in 1931 and named the "Bridge Over Falls", it is now listed and pictured in the Scott U.S. Specialized catalogue, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90), Scott Retail as hinged

500
500
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1984
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1984, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H., pretty shade, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and only one other has achieved this perfect grade.

65
2,800
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1985
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1985, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and essentially perfectly centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $395.00 as 95, $1,600.00 as 98)

100
225
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1986
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1986, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. F17480 selvage, strong color and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $395.00)

100
180
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1987
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1987, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, full perforations, strong color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. GRADED GEM 100, THIS IS THE PERFECT $1.00 1922 ISSUE FOR THE DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,350.00 as 98, unpriced in the 100 grade). This is one of only two to have received this lofty grade with none higher.

95
3,000
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1988
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1988, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. with top selvage, particularly choice centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $490.00)

165
250
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1989
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1989, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $195.00 as 90, $425.00 as 95)

165
150
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1990
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1990, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., precisely centered, vivid colors, fresh, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00)

220
900
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1991
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1991, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $490.00)

220
275
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1992
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1992, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H., perfectly centered and with beautiful prooflike impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ISSUE TOP VALUE IN THE SCARCER SHADE COMBINATION.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). This is one of six in this grade with none higher

350
2,300
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1993
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1993, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. arrow and double plate no. block of twelve (4x3), fresh and bright, light natural gum wrinkles, P.O. staple tears in arrow selvage area, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

4,460
1,400
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