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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2167
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2167, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H. block of four, bright color, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate plus two duplicate certificates, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

700
300
2168
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2168, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585), 4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585). Mint N.H. with bottom right plate no. 17989 selvage, beautiful centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $360.00)

40
225
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2169
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2169, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590), 9c Rose, Perf 10 (590)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590). Mint N.H. with bottom left plate no. 18193 selvage, extraordinarily wide margins and perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $570.00)

13
700
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2170
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2170, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Part original gum, s.e. at top, thinned and faint crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 594. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST 20TH CENTURY STAMPS IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary Perf 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps.

Our census of unused examples of Scott 594, based on the Levi and P.F. records and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/594/594.pdf , contains only 18 stamps. Of these only 11 have any gum, and three of those have perforated initials of Crowell Publishing Co. of Springfield, Ohio, which some collectors regard as equivalent to a cancel.

Census No. 594-OG-11. With 1959 P.F. certificate. Acquired by the current owner in a 1976 Kelleher sale.

27,500
15,500
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2171
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2171, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., choice margins and almost perfectly centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult stamp to find in this high grade, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,550.00), one of only five in this grade with only two higher

550
1,500
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2172
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2172, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., brilliant color, long and full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

550
350
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2173
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2173, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
475
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2174
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2174, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Top star and plate no. 14176 block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., natural s.e. at left as always, right perfs close to tiny bit in, about typical centering for this difficult Rotary Waste plate block

2,150
600
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2175
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2175, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color and detailed impression, both stamps remarkably well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL COIL, SCOTT 599a, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1981 and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only six other pairs have been awarded this grade.

475
2,000
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2176
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2176, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. I, II (599-599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, II (599-599A)2c Carmine, Ty. I, II (599-599A). Mint N.H. joint line strip of four, left stamps Ty. II, right stamps Ty. I, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

1,625
1,100
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2177
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2177, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, incredibly well-centered for this surprisingly difficult coil pair, crisp color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

475
550
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2178
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2178, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, attractively centered, fresh, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $480.00)

475
350
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2179
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2179, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613), 2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613). Well-centered with unusually wide margins for this Rotary Waste issue, with sheet selvage at top, sharp impression, bold wavy-line machine cancel

FRESH AND VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST SINGLES OF THE 44 2-CENT HARDING ROTARY PERF 11 STAMPS RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of the 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11(www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/613/613.pdf ) records 43 used singles (one faintly cancelled, if at all), one used pair and a newly-discovered used strip of three. Of the singles, approximately 30 are sound, but of these only six rate a grade of Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The stamp offered here is especially desirable by virtue of the selvage and its unusually wide margins.

The 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11 stamp was discovered in 1938 by Leslie Lewis of the New York firm, Stanley Gibbons Inc., and the stamp offered here was part of that find. Gary Griffith presents his hypothesis in United States Stamps 1922-26 that rotary-printed sheets of 400 were first reduced to panes of 100 and then fed through the 11-gauge perforating machine normally used for flat plate sheets. This method distinguishes sheet-waste stamps -- Scott 544, 596 and 613 -- from the coil-waste stamps and explains the existence of a straight-edge on Scott 613.

Census No. 613-CAN-11. Ex Grunin where acquired by the current owner in our 1971 sale. With 1966 P.F. certificate.

45,000
45,000
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2180
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2180, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H., huge margins of near Jumbo proportions, exquisite centering, clear impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $340.00)

35
200
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2181
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2181, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)17c Black (623), 17c Black (623)17c Black (623). Mint N.H., wide margins and superb centering, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $240.00)

25
130
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2182
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2182, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Sesquicentennial (627), 2c Sesquicentennial (627)2c Sesquicentennial (627). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $170.00 as 98), only five have achieved this exalted grade and only one has graded higher at 100 Jumbo

4
400
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2183
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2183, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering throughout, interesting selvage corner misperf caused by fold-over, resulting light creases confined to selvage only, Very Fine

600
275
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2184
 
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Three, incl. one used with First Day cancel, other two unused incl. one and one with dot over "S" variety, few small imperfections to be expected on the used sheet, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the First Day

1,225
650
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2185
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2185, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., wide margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for block of six

650
400
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2186
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2186, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. with top selvage, rich color and attractive margins, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

650
325
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2187
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2187, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, intense color, Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

650
180
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2188
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2188, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Top right plate no. 19644, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal

325
225
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2189
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2189, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 574-657a, including Scott 613)4c Yellow Brown (636), 4c Yellow Brown (636)4c Yellow Brown (636). Mint N.H., precisely centered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $220.00)

3
140
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