Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
6030
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Sale 997, Lot 6030, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, 3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (481, 484). Mint N.H. with "picture frame" Jumbo margins showing parts of all eight surrounding stamps on each, Extremely Fine Gems, each with 2007 P.S.E. certificate and same grade (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $94.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade)

19
375
6031
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Sale 997, Lot 6031, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Joint line pair, lightly hinged, radiant color, exceptionally well-centered, tiny corner crease at top right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A WELL-CENTERED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1965 and 2008 P.F. certificates

13,000
6,750
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6032
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Sale 997, Lot 6032, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, exceptionally well-centered, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1975 and 2008 P.F. certificates

5,750
3,750
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6033
 
Sale 997, Lot 6033, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Rich color, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine, scarce, with 1995 A.P.S. certificate

750
225
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6034
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5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H. wound part roll, most likely from an original roll of 500 stamps, we did not want to disturb it as it is tightly wound but based on the thickness of an individual stamp and the dimensions of the roll we calculated that it contains approximately 300-325 stamps, no doubt a range of centering, the outer stamps about Fine, Scott Retail estimating 30 Mint N.H. guide line pairs and 130 Mint N.H. pairs approximately

4,225
400
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6035
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Sale 997, Lot 6035, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Mint N.H., unusually fresh, tab at left, typical centering, attractive and Fine-Very Fine

1,800
600
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6036
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Sale 997, Lot 6036, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c-50c 1917-19 Issue (499, 501-504, 506-517). 4c, 5c, 8c and 10c Mint N.H., well-centered, several with wide margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine with half or more in the higher grade, 5c with 2008 P.S.E. certificate "90J", 8c with 1996 P.F. certificate and 20c with 2007 P.S.E. certificate 95

368
375
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6037
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Sale 997, Lot 6037, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., gorgeous color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate for block of five

550
300
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6038
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Sale 997, Lot 6038, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Lightly hinged, deep shade, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 1988 P.F. certificate for block of four

250
300
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6039
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Sale 997, Lot 6039, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c). Lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCOTT 501 VERTICAL PAIR, IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

We have only offered three others since keeping computerized records.

Ex Hansen. Signed Eugene Klein. With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,700
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6040
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Sale 997, Lot 6040, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Double Impression (501d). Mint N.H. with right selvage, fresh and bright with clear doubling, perfs close to barely into design at top, a desirable and collectible example of this rare printing anomaly, in all likelihood the surviving population of this difficult error is similarly centered, the collector who insists on acquiring this stamp centered will never own one, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

5,500
1,600
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6041
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Sale 997, Lot 6041, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., marvelous "picture window" single showing parts of all eight surrounding stamps, attractive margins with nice centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $800.00)

625
650
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6042
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Sale 997, Lot 6042, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered, fresh and bright with beautiful color, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

625
850
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6043
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Sale 997, Lot 6043, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Lightly hinged, bright color, Extremely Fine

300
350
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6044
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Sale 997, Lot 6044, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Well-centered, lightly hinged, Very Fine, ex Hewitt, with 1981 P.F. certificate

300
250
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6045
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Sale 997, Lot 6045, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Block of nine, middle stamp the error, pos. 8 very light gum disturbance, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

1,000
350
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6046
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Sale 997, Lot 6046, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505). Center stamp in block of nine, "Duluth Minnesota" precancel, Fine and scarce

1,100
450
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6047
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Sale 997, Lot 6047, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $385.00)

60
275
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6048
 
Sale 997, Lot 6048, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Choice margins and centering, "Greensboro N.C." precancel, some slight creasing, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce, ex Boker, with 1961 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,300
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6049
 
Sale 997, Lot 6049, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Rich color, "Minneapolis Minn." precancel, light vertical creases, Fine appearance and scarce, ex Lake Shore, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,200
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6050
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Sale 997, Lot 6050, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, rich color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 95, $1,450.00 as 98)

90
350
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6051
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Sale 997, Lot 6051, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

80
225
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6052
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Sale 997, Lot 6052, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. top plate no. block of six, vibrant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

925
750
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6053
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Sale 997, Lot 6053, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 6899 block of six, choice margins with bright color, small internal tear in right selvage, otherwise Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

925
950
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6054
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Sale 997, Lot 6054, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., precisely centered with choice margins, lovely pastel color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $1,650.00 as 98, unpriced in this higher grade), one of only four to have been awarded this prestigious grade (plus one 100J)

130
2,100
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6055
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Sale 997, Lot 6055, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, pristine color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

100
850
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6056
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Sale 997, Lot 6056, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

100
0
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6057
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Sale 997, Lot 6057, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Block of six with part top imprint, letter "A" and plate no. 5782 selvage, five stamps Mint N.H., pos. 6 small margin gum soak, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

540
375
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6058
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Sale 997, Lot 6058, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 519.

This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned in from the post office in New York City to the Bureau. Rather than credit the New York post office for the returned postage, the Bureau preferred to perforate the sheets. They were then returned to the post office in New York and placed on sale.

Ex Piedmont and Laila. With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates

850
1,200
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6059
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Sale 997, Lot 6059, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519). Wide left imprint and plate no. 4905 block of six, remarkably well-centered and exceptionally fresh, pos. 5 gold colored adherence, pos. 4 minor thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, rare plate block, pencil "Costales" on back of selvage, either a guarantee or the collector's source

3,500
1,300
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6060
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Sale 997, Lot 6060, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519). Lightly hinged, choice margins and attractive centering, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1980 P.F. certificate for block of four

400
300
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6061
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Sale 997, Lot 6061, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., bright and crisp, beautiful colors, Very Fine

1,200
475
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6062
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Sale 997, Lot 6062, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., radiant colors as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering, also with significant shifted vignette which is far down into the lettering, Extremely Fine, a most unusual stamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,200.00), the SMQ value does not take into consideration the shifted vignette

1,200
700
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6063
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Sale 997, Lot 6063, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., wide margins, easily a Jumbo, well-centered, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate that does not mention the reperforation and 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
500
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6064
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Sale 997, Lot 6064, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. vertical pair with horizontal guide line between, wonderfully fresh with lovely colors, bottom stamp Fine; top stamp Very Fine and choice

2,400
900
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6065
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Sale 997, Lot 6065, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Bright frame, strong vignette, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

550
275
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6066
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Sale 997, Lot 6066, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, attractively centered and Very Fine

550
0
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6067
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Sale 997, Lot 6067, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal guide line, well-centered, marvelous colors on bright paper, natural thin-line vertical gum skip of little consequence

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

The top left stamp is particularly noteworthy for its margins and centering. We have offered only two other Mint N.H. blocks in the last 10 years

4,800
2,100
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6068
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Sale 997, Lot 6068, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. wide top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, fresh and crisp, small natural paper flaw in selvage above green plate no.

VERY FINE DESPITE TINY NATURAL FLAW. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST 1918 $5.00 MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF EIGHT.

The selvage on this plate block is unusually wide for the issue.

6,500
3,500
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6069
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Sale 997, Lot 6069, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and well-centered, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate for block and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $530.00 as 90, $1,200.00 as 95)

375
350
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6070
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Sale 997, Lot 6070, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $530.00)

375
350
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