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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
960
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 960, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide balanced margins, wonderful rich color and sharp impression on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $185.00 as 98), only six others share this top grade

3
650
961
nhbl
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 961, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 17922 block of six, wonderfully fresh and bright, excellent centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

375
500
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962
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 962, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H. top plate no. 15228 and "F" block of six, intense color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

400
325
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963
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 963, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)7c Black (559), 7c Black (559)7c Black (559). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, beautifully intense shade contrasted against stark white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $310.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of only three to have been awarded this lofty grade (only one 100J reported)

17
600
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964
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 964, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)9c Rose (561), 9c Rose (561)9c Rose (561). Mint N.H. right plate no. 15237 block of six, vibrant color, well-balanced margins, some natural gum bends, Extremely Fine, an attractive plate block

400
160
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965
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 965, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)10c Orange (562), 10c Orange (562)10c Orange (562). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 15199 block of six, vibrant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

425
250
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966
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 966, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H. right plate no. and six point star block of six, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Very Fine and choice

400
190
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967
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 967, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins with mathematical centering, choice pastel shade on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $840.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of only four to achieve this very desirable grade with only three higher

40
1,000
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968
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 968, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H. block of 30 comprising the left three vertical rows of the plate with siderographer's selvage at bottom, natural s.e. at top and plate no. 19141 at left, few small natural gum skips affect plate block, blue crayon notations in selvage from printer, Fine-Very Fine, attractive multiple

1,385
475
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969
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 969, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)25c Yellow Green (568), 25c Yellow Green (568)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H., wide margins and precisely centered, beautiful color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only one other shares this lofty grade

37
2,100
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970
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 970, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. left plate no. 17482 block of six, pretty shade, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine

900
475
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971
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 971, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Bottom left corner plate no. 18681 block of six with siderographer's initials, lightly hinged with several Mint N.H., few natural gum skips, choice centering, Extremely Fine

425
300
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972
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 972, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14306 and arrow block of ten, radiant color, gorgeous centering, few light natural gum skips, Extremely Fine

1,760
1,200
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973
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 973, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Top plate no. 14306 block of six, rich color light strikes of oval cancels, small crease and lightly soiled in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, a rare used plate block, we have not offered another in Power Search

E. 300-400
275
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974
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 974, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with crisp bright colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00)

190
750
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975
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 975, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., vivid colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $395.00)

190
400
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976
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 976, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., bright colors, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine

190
170
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977
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$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Eight singles, incl. five Mint N.H., two lightly hinged and one used, two with red plate nos. at top, nice range of shades, also few with slight vignette shifts, Very Fine group

1,135
800
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978
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 978, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Four blocks of four, incl. three center line and one siderographer's, nice range of shades from dark to bright, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,725
2,000
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979
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 979, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal guide line, radiant color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

760
425
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980
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 980, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. block of four with wide top and left corner selvage, rich colors, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

760
450
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981
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 981, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. block of four with wide top right corner selvage, intense shade and impression on bright paper, usual light natural gum bends, Very Fine and choice

760
550
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982
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 982, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Center line block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., brilliant colors, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ does not price graded blocks), Scott Retail as singles

550
400
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983
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 983, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. center line block of four, brilliant colors, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a stunning block

800
550
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984
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 984, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. center line block of four, intense colors approaching Scott 573a, bright paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

800
550
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985
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 985, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. center line block of four, brilliant colors, choice centering, few tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

800
600
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986
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 986, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. center line block of four, dark shade approaching Scott 573a, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

800
550
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987
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 987, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow block of four, radiant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful position block, with 1982 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

760
600
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988
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 988, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow block of four, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine, attractive position multiple, Scott Retail as singles

760
500
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989
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 989, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. block of four with blue plate no. 14326 at right, unusual color which has a pastel appearance to it, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

760
425
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990
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 990, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. bottom arrow block of four, brilliant colors, bottom stamps small natural gum skips, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

760
425
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991
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 991, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, brilliant colors, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95), Scott Retail as singles

760
650
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992
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 992, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, bright colors, two stamps small natural perf disc indentations, Very Fine

3,500
1,600
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993
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 993, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, warm colors, detailed impressions, fresh and Very Fine

3,500
1,300
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994
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 994, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, single hinge mark in selvage only, brilliant colors, Very Fine

2,250
1,400
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995
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 995, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, barely hinged where few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced at top center, bright colors, Very Fine, attractive plate block

2,250
1,300
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996
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 996, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Block of 24, significantly brighter shade than the following lot, six strikes of blind oval cancels, few light paper flaws to be expected in such a large multiple, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce multiple representing $120.00 of postage, Scott Retail as blocks of four

570
350
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997
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 997, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, bright colors, neat strikes of blind oval cancels, selvage slightly reduced and bit of light soiling at top, otherwise Fine, an exceedingly rare used plate block of the $5.00 1922 Issue, we have not offered another since 2001

E. 400-500
475
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998
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$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Eight used multiples, incl. block of 14, block of ten, right arrow block of eleven on piece, block of 15 with perfin, block of six, right arrow block of nine, block of four and siderographer's block of four, most with blind oval cancels, nice range of shades with some very dark, few flaws to be expected, overall a Fine-Very Fine and very desirable group

1,700
425
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999
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 999, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H., deep rich colors on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1923 ISSUE IN THE SCARCER SHADE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only six others share this grade

325
2,600
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1000
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1000, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. center line block of four, rich colors, gorgeous centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this shade

1,600
750
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1001
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1001, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate nos. 14326/14327 block of eight, deep rich colors, natural short gum at top, usual natural gum skips and bends, Very Fine, attractive and scarce plate block in the Scott-listed sub-shade

4,500
1,600
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1002
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1002, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake and Dark Blue (573a). Block of 24, each row with neat "Chicago Ill." roller cancel, deep rich colors, few small flaws incl. few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce large multiple representing $120.00 of postage

E. 400-500
400
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