Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010
Category — 1902-08 Issue
EXTRMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,450.00). One of only two awarded this desirable grade with only one higher
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date in any category.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE STRIP OF SEVEN OF THE ONE-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE FLAT PLATE COIL STAMP.
These coils were made from the flat plate regular issue stamps, and were issued in rolls of either 500 or 1,000. Very few large multiples are known for this issue.
With 1986 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Undercatalogued as Scott Retail for hinged guide line pair and two Mint N.H. pairs contains no premium for Mint N.H. gum on the guide line pair and does not include value for the additional single.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS, SCOTT 314A. ONLY 31 USED SINGLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our recently-completed census of Scott 314A incorporates the records of the Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records (which represents over 40 years of auction sales) and our own computerized sales history. The census reveals a startling fact -- there are only 31 used singles (two on piece), a used strip of three and three covers (one of which contains a strip of three), for a total of 39 used stamps. Our previous assumption was that this number was much higher.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.
With 1951, 1990 and 2004 P.F. certificates
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
With 1972, 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates
FRESH AND FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only for use by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 comes from Die II.
With 1972 and 2003 (copy) P.F. certificates for pair.