Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1846
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Sale 976, Lot 1846, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and magnificent centering, particularly strong deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $295.00)

30
130
1847
 
Sale 976, Lot 1847, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)1c Blue Green (300). Wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, rich color, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $290.00)

0
170
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1848
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Sale 976, Lot 1848, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six (300b). Lightly hinged, extraordinarily well-centered for this pane with generous outside imperforate margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

600
650
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1849
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Sale 976, Lot 1849, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six (300b). Position E, barely hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine

600
650
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1850
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Sale 976, Lot 1850, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and exquisite centering, bright vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $435.00 as 95, $2,250.00 as 98)

30
750
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1851
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Sale 976, Lot 1851, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c). Position E, Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually well-centered, Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. pane

950
1,000
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1852
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Sale 976, Lot 1852, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Piedmont. With 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,050.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

140
2,100
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1853
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Sale 976, Lot 1853, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., vivid color, post-office fresh, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

140
600
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1854
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Sale 976, Lot 1854, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., exceptional margins and centering with beautiful impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $190.00)

140
130
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1855
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Sale 976, Lot 1855, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., bright color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

150
750
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1856
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Sale 976, Lot 1856, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

150
600
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1857
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Sale 976, Lot 1857, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins and superbly centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $330.00)

150
375
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1858
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Sale 976, Lot 1858, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)5c Blue (304). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., top right stamp thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

420
425
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1859
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Sale 976, Lot 1859, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)6c Claret (305). Mint N.H., unusually well-centered, magnificent color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

170
250
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1860
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Sale 976, Lot 1860, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)6c Claret (305). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate for block of six (top left stamp)

170
500
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1861
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Sale 976, Lot 1861, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H., remarkably detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade.

105
2,000
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1862
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Sale 976, Lot 1862, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. strip of three with wide selvage, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

575
400
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1863
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Sale 976, Lot 1863, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H. with right part imprint selvage, precise centering, intense shade and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $770.00)

115
475
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1864
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Sale 976, Lot 1864, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins and near perfect centering, strong dark color, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

115
200
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1865
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Sale 976, Lot 1865, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

500
425
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1866
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Sale 976, Lot 1866, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H. with top right corner selvage, pretty shade, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

500
375
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1867
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Sale 976, Lot 1867, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309). H.r., brilliant color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

200
100
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1868
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Sale 976, Lot 1868, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309). Choice margins and centering with a finely detailed impression, minor h.r., Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

200
250
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1869
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Sale 976, Lot 1869, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., uncommonly well-centered, vivid color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,100
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1870
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Sale 976, Lot 1870, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310). Lightly hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

475
400
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1871
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Sale 976, Lot 1871, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310). Lightly hinged, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

475
0
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1872
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Sale 976, Lot 1872, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310). Slightly disturbed original gum, vibrant color, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 (for block) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

475
475
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1873
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Sale 976, Lot 1873, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310). Block of four, vivid color, neat New York City registry oval cancels, exceptionally well-centered throughout so that breaking this block would yield four perfectly centered stamps with wide even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

240
450
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1874
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Sale 976, Lot 1874, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., remarkably detailed impression and deep shade, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

2,100
2,400
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1875
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Sale 976, Lot 1875, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., nicely balanced margins with detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, difficult to find in Mint N.H. post-office condition, with 1979 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,450.00)

2,100
1,500
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1876
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Sale 976, Lot 1876, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp with tremendous visual appeal, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any category, this is the only example to achieve this grade

700
2,800
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1877
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Sale 976, Lot 1877, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Wide well-balanced margins, lightly hinged, detailed impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1989 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

700
550
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1878
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Sale 976, Lot 1878, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, well-centered, strong shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (OGph, XF 90)

700
550
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1879
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Sale 976, Lot 1879, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Wide margins, intense shade nicely contrasted on crisp white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

700
425
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1880
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Sale 976, Lot 1880, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Faintest trace of hinging if at all, intense color, attractively centered and Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

700
425
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1881
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Sale 976, Lot 1881, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright shade, wide margins and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

700
650
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1882
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Sale 976, Lot 1882, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 1992, 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

3,500
8,000
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1883
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Sale 976, Lot 1883, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., fresh, wonderful intense color, Very Fine, the 1902 dollar values are very scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
1,300
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1884
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Sale 976, Lot 1884, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Wide margins, lightly hinged, beautiful strong color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
700
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1885
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Sale 976, Lot 1885, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). H.r., bright shade, well-balanced margins, single short perf at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,100
400
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1886
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Sale 976, Lot 1886, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine

1,100
325
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1887
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Sale 976, Lot 1887, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Small h.r., brilliant color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 1971 A.P.S. certificate

2,800
1,900
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1888
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Sale 976, Lot 1888, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). H.r., intense shade and impression, wide margins, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance

2,800
950
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1889
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Sale 976, Lot 1889, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Marvelous color and impression, Fine, with photocopy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block

2,800
750
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1890
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Sale 976, Lot 1890, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Rich color, reperfed at bottom, light corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance

2,800
650
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