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Sale 992 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 24-25 June, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2529
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2529, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide balanced margins and fully-formed perforations, dark shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest examples of the 3c 1922 Issue we have ever encountered and the only one we have handled that has achieved the ultimate grade of Gem 100, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $700.00 as 98), only two examples have been graded 100

16
2,600
2530
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2530, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate (557a), 5c Dark Blue, Imperforate (557a)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate (557a). Horizontal pair, Positions 96-97, small h.r., large margins to ample at left, strong color, Very Fine and choice, scarce variety, small "Ward" handstamp guarantee, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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2531
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2531, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b), 10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b)10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum) as are all known examples, beautifully balanced margins, vibrant color, Very Fine, a desirable and scarce pair of this variety, according to United States Stamps 1922-26 by Gary Griffith, noted dealer Philip Ward purchased a pane in 1925 in Oklahoma which had large areas marked for destruction with a blue crayon, examples such as the pair offered here not defaced by the blue crayon are scarce, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,500
3,500
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2532
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2532, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)12c Brown Violet, Imperforate Vertically (564a), 12c Brown Violet, Imperforate Vertically (564a)12c Brown Violet, Imperforate Vertically (564a). Pair, with Kraft paper "official paste up" on back as often found, couple thin spots not noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, with 1975 P.F. certificate for block, according to Gary Griffith, this was first listed in the Scott Catalogue in 1936 based on a find reported by Spencer Anderson, apparently one pane was discovered in which the top three rows showed no vertical perforations, assuming no others were found this would make only 15 pairs of the variety

1,750
650
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2533
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2533, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)20c Carmine Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (567a), 20c Carmine Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (567a)20c Carmine Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (567a). Mint N.H., with upper left corner selvage, deep rich color, natural gum creases and skips not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE CORNER MARGIN MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT 1922 ISSUE IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY.

According to Gary Griffith, a complete pane of 100 was found in Pasadena Cal. in 1929, which was divided between two collectors. This would make 50 pairs total. At least one of the panes was broken into pairs and blocks.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,700
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2534
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2534, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)25c Yellow Green, Imperforate Horizontally (568b), 25c Yellow Green, Imperforate Horizontally (568b)25c Yellow Green, Imperforate Horizontally (568b). Single from a vertical strip of three with portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, h.r., bright color, some gum soaked perfs and bit heavy vertical crease, centered to left as usual, Fine appearance, we could locate only a single vertical strip of three in Power Search, P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, Scott Retail as half a pair

1,250
1,400
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2535
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2535, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $310.00)

85
160
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2536
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2536, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., exquisite centering, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $340.00)

140
190
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2537
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2537, 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 block of six, exceptionally well-centered throughout, fresh, intact perfs., Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85), P.S.E. grades plate blocks but does not price them

1,200
1,000
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2538
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2538, 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-Extremely Fine

3,500
1,600
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2539
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2539, 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). Deep rich colors in the true sub-shade, bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, neat Chicago Ill. machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $495.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and the only example to achieve this grade

20
1,200
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