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Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5883
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5883, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c-10c 1916-22 Coils (486-490, 492-497), 1c-10c 1916-22 Coils (486-490, 492-497)1c-10c 1916-22 Coils (486-490, 492-497). Mint N.H. pairs, brilliant colors, better centering than usually found offered as a set, fresh and Extremely Fine, No. 490 light pencil notation on gum

444
300
5884
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5884, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. pair, pretty shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $380.00), only two have graded higher to date

50
325
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5885
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5885, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, 6c Orange, Double Impression (498d, 506 var.), 1c Green, 6c Orange, Double Impression (498d, 506 var.)1c Green, 6c Orange, Double Impression (498d, 506 var.). Blocks of four, 1c with left selvage, these varieties are similar to the 2c block as illustrated on page 69 of the Scott U.S. Specialized, both second impressions overlap and the 1c juts into the selvage whereas the 6c overlaps to the right, Very Fine, striking and interesting pair of error blocks

E. 400-500
1,700
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5886
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5886, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Rich color, gum ranges from few with no gum to disturbed original gum, small rust spots at staple holes, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,150
300
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5887
 
2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane Cover. Complete booklet cover with eleven pieces of interleaving, pink cover reads "300 2 cent Postage Stamps $6", trivial edgewear, Very Fine, it is unfortunate that no stamps accompany but this is a phenomenal collateral item, also accompanied by front and back covers of 1c pane

E. 300-400
650
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5888
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2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Five singles, three Mint N.H., two hinged (thin spots), Fine appearance

2,150
325
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5889
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5889, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Perf 10 at Bottom (502e). Transitional perfs, first four at bottom left measuring perf 11, remainder measuring perf 10, deep rich color, bold "Caldwell New Jersey" precancel, some slight creasing

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 3-CENT DARK VIOLET WITH GAUGUE 10 PERFORATIONS AT BOTTOM. WE RECORD ONLY SEVEN IN OUR UNPUBLISHED CENSUS.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

12,500
26,000
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5890
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5890, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Brown (503), 4c Brown (503)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H., striking Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, bright color on crisp paper, .Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 and 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $165.00 as 95, $490.00 as 98

20
200
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5891
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5891, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Blue (504), 5c Blue (504)5c Blue (504). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $510.00 as 98), only one other shares this grade and only one has graded higher to date

18
450
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5892
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5c Rose, Error (505). Six (one in block of four with three 2c), one disturbed original gum, Fine lot

1,800
750
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5893
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5c Rose, Error (505). Three, two are singles in blocks of six with 2c stamps, Fine

900
400
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5894
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5894, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error in block of nine, natural s.e. at top, error Mint N.H., two 2c stamps at top h.r., radiant color, light natural gum bend, Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate mistakenly identifying this as No. 467

650
300
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5895
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5895, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)6c Red Orange (506), 6c Red Orange (506)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only two have graded higher to date (at 98J)

27
325
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5896
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7c-$1.00 1917-19 Issue (507, 514-515, 517-518). Nine multiples, incl. blocks of four of 7c, 15c, 20c, 50c and two $1.00, plate no. strips of three of 15c and $1.00 and $1.00 part imprint and plate no. block of six, many Mint N.H., several with plate no. selvage, slightly mixed centering, Fine lot

2,812
475
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5897
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5897, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $385.00 as 95, $1,300.00 as 98), only six have graded higher to date

60
200
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5898
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5898, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., almost perfect centering, beautiful impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $385.00)

60
200
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5899
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8c Olive Bister, 10c Orange Yellow (508, 510). Three plate no. blocks of six of former, one with imprint and "A", all distinct shades, 10c top plate no. 11745 block of six, left pair natural preprint crease, Fine-Very Fine lot

650
180
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5900
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5900, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)8c Olive Bister (508), 8c Olive Bister (508)8c Olive Bister (508). Mint N.H., pretty pastel shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $190.00 as 95, $620.00 as 98)

27
160
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5901
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5901, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)12c Brown Carmine (512a), 12c Brown Carmine (512a)12c Brown Carmine (512a). Mint N.H., radiant color in this distinct shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $560.00), only three have graded higher to date

20
550
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5902
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5902, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b), 12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b)12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b). Deep rich color, neat "Reading PA" precancel, typical centering for this difficult issue, few light wrinkles and creases

FINE APPEARANCE AND RARE. FEWER THAN TEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE KNOWN TO US. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

As an indication of rarity, we have only offered three others since 2001. This example is a new find.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

6,000
6,750
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5903
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5903, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $520.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date

22
375
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5904
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5904, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 9148 block of six, choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, fresh and crisp with vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

240
550
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5905°
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5905, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Transitional perfs at top,, four at top left perf 11, others perf 10, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, smeared ink cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

We have only sold three other examples since keeping computerized records. The last example we sold was four years ago, in 2005.

With 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

15,000
8,500
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5906
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5906, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

80
200
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5907
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5907, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6921 block of six, bright color, Fine-Very Fine

925
550
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5908
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5908, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Scarsdale, with 2001 P.F. and 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

130
650
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5909
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5909, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), only six have graded higher to date

100
500
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5910
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5910, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, Very Fine, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,100
800
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5911
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5911, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Light face-free cancel, faint corner crease, top perfs touch, scarce major shade

1,250
200
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5912
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5912, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered with choice margins, fresh and crisp, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

850
1,300
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5913
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5913, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Exceptionally well-centered with choice margins, vivid frame color and intense vignette shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00)

550
550
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5914
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5914, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Intense colors and impressions, face-free cancel at bottom, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $880.00), only four have graded higher to date

250
325
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5915
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$2.00 Carmine & Black, $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524, 547). Three of latter, one with black plate no. 8179, $5.00 Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

765
325
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5916
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5916, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, Very Fine and choice

375
200
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5917
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5917, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. block of four with right arrow selvage, right pair choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

1,500
500
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5918
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5918, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. block of four, fabulous margins and strong color, natural errant perf between bottom pair at bottom, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,500
650
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