Sale 984 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1085
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1085, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,250
2,700
1086
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1086, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, wide margins and mathematically centered, outstanding color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,400.00), this grade is shared by only one other with just one higher

550
2,000
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1087
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1087, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Wide selvage at bottom with part imprint and showing edge of plate, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $760.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

550
1,500
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1088
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1088, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1984 P.F. certificate

550
475
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1089
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1089, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, barely hinged, essentially perfectly centered, deep rich color, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate that does not mention the reperfing

550
350
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1090
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1090, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh, rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
550
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1091
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1091, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Perfectly balanced margins, lovely color with light cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $265.00), one of three in this grade with only two higher

40
250
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1092
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1092, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1893 "COLUMBIAN" SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95J) and only three others share this grade. As another indicator of rarity, SMQ does not even price this issue in the grade of 98.

675
5,500
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1093
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1093, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., wide margins and particularly well-centered, intense color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A PREMIUM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 1894 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,950.00)

2,250
4,250
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1094
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1094, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., intense color on crisp paper, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,300
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1095
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1095, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Enormous top imprint and plate no. 77 strip of three, original gum, right stamp with natural "perf disc" stuck on surface at top left (probably can successfully be removed) and tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

5,250
1,700
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1096
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1096, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., wide margins, beautiful intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

475
800
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1097
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1097, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, intense color, Very Fine and choice, for the Jumbo-margined stamp enthusiast it is worth noting that this is the highest graded E5 Jumbo with only one that grades 80J and there are no 90J to 100J's in the P.S.E. Population Report, with 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $730.00 as 85, $1,100.00 as 90)

475
400
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1098
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1098, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., intense shade, Very Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate

525
425
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1099
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1099, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H., rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

150
375
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1100
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1100, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, magnificent intense color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 as 90, $1,150.00 as 95)

240
0
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1101
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1101, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., wide margins and handsomely centered, wonderfully fresh and crisp, lovely pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

240
225
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1102
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1102, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine

425
160
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1103
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1103, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 8507, Jumbo margins and precisely centered, fresh, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $215.00 as 95, $500.00 as 98)

45
550
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1104
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1104, Special Delivery, Registration (E, F)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1), 10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 5726 and letter "A" block of six, brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT REGISTRATION ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
5,250
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