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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1639
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1639, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 P.F. certificate

240
0
1640
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1640, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Block of four, original gum, bottom left Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered, gorgeous color and impression, Extremely Fine, beautiful block, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,520
950
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1641
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1641, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da), 2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da)2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da). Block of four with left sheet margin, large to huge margins other sides, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine

160
60
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1642
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1642, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Dark Carmine (220 var), 2c Dark Carmine (220 var)2c Dark Carmine (220 var). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this shade variety, with 1988 P.F. certificate

75
170
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1643
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1643, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Mint N.H., brilliant color, near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

425
700
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1644
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1644, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c), 2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c)2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression clearly showing the variety

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1890 2-CENT WITH CAP ON BOTH "2"'S.

With 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,000
1,500
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1645
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1645, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Imperforate (220d), 2c Carmine, Imperforate (220d)2c Carmine, Imperforate (220d). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins to full, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs

380
120
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1646
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1646, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)3c Purple (221), 3c Purple (221)3c Purple (221). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00), only two have graded higher to date and only seven others share this desirable grade

260
1,150
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1647
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1647, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)3c Purple (221), 3c Purple (221)3c Purple (221). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate

85
180
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1648
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1648, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)4c Dark Brown (222), 4c Dark Brown (222)4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate for block of four

340
450
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1649
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1649, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Mint N.H., pretty shade on crisp paper, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1997 P.F. certificate for pair

280
275
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1650
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1650, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (223b), 5c Chocolate, Imperforate (223b)5c Chocolate, Imperforate (223b). Top margin block of four with letter "I" and part plate "No. 46", original gum, large margins, deep rich color, 2.5mm scissors cut in margin between positions 1 and 3, otherwise Very Fine

450
180
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1651
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1651, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

250
950
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1652
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1652, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Choice centering with Jumbo margins all around, rich color, bold strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 95, $740.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

14
450
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1653
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1653, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

650
400
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1654
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1654, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around, deep rich color, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in the finest condition attainable, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $490.00 as 98)

3
2,700
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1655
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1655, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

275
700
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1656
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1656, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine

275
225
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1657
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1657, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a), 15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a)15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a). Mint N.H. block of four with sheet margin at bottom, huge margins other sides, deep rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,250
700
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1658
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1658, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., wide margins, intense color on fresh white paper, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,300
500
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1659
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1659, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, intense impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. certificate

425
750
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1660
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1660, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Original gum, barest trace of hinging if at all, intense shade with detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (OGph, 85, VF-XF)

425
375
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1661
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1661, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Original gum, faintly hinged if at all, fresh and crisp, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $360.00)

425
250
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1662
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1662, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, perf separations at top, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an attractive block

1,800
2,000
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1663
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1663, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,000
550
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1664
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1664, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

650
600
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