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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Later Issues, including CIA Invert

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2201
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2201, Later Issues, including CIA Invert10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679), 10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679). Mint N.H. block of six with selvage at left, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificates

1,380
325
2202
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2202, Later Issues, including CIA Invert2c Von Steuben (689), 2c Von Steuben (689)2c Von Steuben (689). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $130.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date

0
0
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2203
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2203, Later Issues, including CIA Invert2c Pulaski (690), 2c Pulaski (690)2c Pulaski (690). Mint N.H. with wide plate no. 20425 selvage at top, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $125.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

0
275
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2204
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2204, Later Issues, including CIA Invert50c Lilac (701), 50c Lilac (701)50c Lilac (701). Mint N.H., choice balanced margins, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $185.00)

52
90
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2205
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2205, Later Issues, including CIA Invert2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b), 2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b)2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b). Left selvage pair, lightly hinged, natural diagonal gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, signed by Koslow and with "HH" backstamp, with 1968 P.F. certificate, only 2-3 sheets are reported

600
350
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2206
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2206, Later Issues, including CIA Invert$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b), $1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b)$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b). Mint N.H. double plate no. block of four, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice, rarely offered in such outstanding condition

1,800
1,300
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2207
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2207, Later Issues, including CIA Invert$2.00, $5.00 Presidential (833-834), $2.00, $5.00 Presidential (833-834)$2.00, $5.00 Presidential (833-834). Mint N.H. double plate no. blocks of four, each with noticeable vignette shift (left and upwards respectively), Fine-Very Fine

495
200
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2208
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2208, Later Issues, including CIA Invert6c Waterfowl, Imperforate Between (1362a), 6c Waterfowl, Imperforate Between (1362a)6c Waterfowl, Imperforate Between (1362a). Mint N.H., rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

275
190
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2209
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2209, Later Issues, including CIA Invert10c Pioneer Jupiter, Dark Blues (Engr.) Omitted (1556b), 10c Pioneer Jupiter, Dark Blues (Engr.) Omitted (1556b)10c Pioneer Jupiter, Dark Blues (Engr.) Omitted (1556b). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at left, missing text at top, "U.S.", denomination and other parts of design which are printed in albino, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce and dramatic variety, normal accompanies for comparison, Scott Retail as singles

3,000
650
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2210
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2210, Later Issues, including CIA Invert10c U.S, 10c U.S10c U.S. Postal Service Bicentennial Issue, Red 10c Omitted (1575b) Mint N.H. single with left selvage, Very Fine and extremely rare, Datz reports only 4-5 known, Scott Retail as quarter of a block

1,875
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2211
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2211, Later Issues, including CIA Invert$1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1610a, 1610b), $1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1610a, 1610b)$1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1610a, 1610b). Mint N.H., Very Fine and choice

475
130
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2212
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2212, Later Issues, including CIA Invert$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., position 24 from the original discovery part sheet of 86, fresh colors and well-centered

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps.

21,000
9,000
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2213
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2213, Later Issues, including CIA InvertChristmas Toys, Booklet Pane, Imperforate Horizontally (2718a var), Christmas Toys, Booklet Pane, Imperforate Horizontally (2718a var)Christmas Toys, Booklet Pane, Imperforate Horizontally (2718a var). Photogravure booklet pane of four, Mint N.H., light gum bend in bottom pair, two tiny scuffs next to "USA" on bottom stamps, Very Fine appearance, a scarce modern error, Scott Catalog states in a footnote that part and fully imperforate stamps of this issue are proofs from the ABNCo. archives, the catalog goes on to list several varieties in the proof section, this variety is not among those listed, the 2002 Datz catalog lists this as an error (and not as printer's waste) and calls it unique, though the listing photo appears to be a different example.

Datz Retail $6,875.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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