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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1902-08 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1179
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1179, 1902-08 Issue1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, unusual plate wash at top of stamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 as 95, $1,250.00 as 98)

30
200
1180
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1180, 1902-08 Issue2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., brilliant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

40
450
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1181
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1181, 1902-08 Issue3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00)

140
500
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1182
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1182, 1902-08 Issue4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., precise centering and wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00), only three examples have graded higher to date

150
475
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1183
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1183, 1902-08 Issue5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

150
650
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1184
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1184, 1902-08 Issue10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H., vivid color, choice centering with wide even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98J)

150
750
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1185
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1185, 1902-08 Issue13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., deep rich color, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). Only six have graded higher to date.

100
1,200
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1186
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1186, 1902-08 Issue50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, vibrant color on pristine paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforation method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. Anyone who has pursued this set can testify that the 50c is rarely encountered in such condition. Apart from the $2.00 and $5.00 values, it is more elusive than any other value of the set in superb Mint N.H. condition. This example probably ranks among the ten highest-quality examples in existence.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95J) and only five others share this grade

1,250
7,000
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1187
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1187, 1902-08 Issue$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins

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

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,200.00). Only three have graded higher to date while 11 others share this grade

2,100
4,500
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1188
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1188, 1902-08 Issue$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright white paper, almost perfect centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, CLARITY OF IMPRESSION, PAPER FRESHNESS AND GUM.

As discussed in the description of the 1902 50c value, collecting practices and time have left very few superb Mint N.H. examples for today's collectors. This is particularly true for the high $2.00 and $5.00 values of this series which were printed in much smaller quantities than the lower values. This stamp should be considered a true condition rarity.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and is one of only five examples to achieve XF-Superb 95 status. SMQ does not even price this stamp in any grade above a 95

3,000
15,500
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1189
nhbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1189, 1902-08 Issue5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 2953 block of six, huge margins, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

4,000
3,000
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1190
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1190, 1902-08 Issue1c Blue Green, Coil (318), 1c Blue Green, Coil (318)1c Blue Green, Coil (318). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, proof-like impression, wide margins

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1966 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates

5,750
5,750
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