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Sale 992 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2643
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2643, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, lightly hinged, nicely centered with vivid color

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $9.00 YELLOW 1875 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

High values of this series are seldom found with nearly complete to full original gum and sound.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

4,000
2,400
2644
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2644, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29), $24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Original gum, h.r., lovely color with nice impression, Fine and rare, with 1989 and 2002 P.F. certificates

4,750
1,500
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2645
S
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2645, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c-$60.00 1879-85 Newspaper Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. (PR57SD-PR79SD, PR81SD), 1c-$60.00 1879-85 Newspaper Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. (PR57SD-PR79SD, PR81SD)1c-$60.00 1879-85 Newspaper Issue, "Specimen" Ovpt. (PR57SD-PR79SD, PR81SD). Original gum, nine with natural s.e., $24.00 scuff, few other minor faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,750
400
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2646
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2646, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77), $36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, tiny corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

850
200
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2647
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2647, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79), $60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79)$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, beautiful color with proof-like impression, Fine

850
225
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2648
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2648, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86), 60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86)60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86). Attractively centered and excellent color, black "Received" and purple "Feb. 20, 1896" straightline cancels, Very Fine and choice, scarce used and especially desirable with these handstamp cancels, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

80
750
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2649
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2649, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H, 6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, pristine in all respects

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 6-CENT 1894 FIRST BUREAU NEWSPAPER STAMP.

In our opinion, the catalogue value for this stamp is not commensurate with its rarity. There was only one printing of the 6c of this series, and only 9,705 stamps were issued.

Scott Retail as hinged

3,750
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2650
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2650, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H, 6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H., very well-centered, intense shade and crisp impression

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS 1894 FIRST BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

Scott Retail as hinged

3,750
0
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2651
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2651, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93), 6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H., fresh and Fine, a difficult Newspaper issue and especially hard to find in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as hinged

3,750
0
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2652
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2652, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93), 6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93)6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H., tear at left, otherwise Fine

3,750
850
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2653
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2653, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c-$2.00 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR108), 1c-$2.00 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR108)1c-$2.00 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR108). Original gum, all with s.e. (natural or trimmed), 5c, 10c and $2.00 on two sides (50c top and bottom), 50c some faults as well, otherwise Fine-Very Fine appearance, difficult to find in any condition, especially with original gum

5,060
475
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2654
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2654, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109), $5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109). Original gum, h.r., handsome centering and brilliant color, tiny insignificant gum thin speck, Very Fine and choice appearance, this shade occurs only on the unwatermarked $5.00 value, not on the watermarked

2,100
550
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2655
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2655, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110), $10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110)$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110). Original gum, h.r., fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine, exceptional example of this very scarce Newspaper issue

2,500
2,000
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2656
og
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2656, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111). Original gum, h.r., wide margins with wide natural s.e. at top, exceptionally well-centered, small edge thin at bottom right, Very Fine and choice appearance

3,250
450
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2657
og
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2657, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112). Original gum, h.r., s.e. at top, vivid color, Fine

2,900
500
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2658
og
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2658, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Issue (PR113), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Issue (PR113)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Issue (PR113). Original gum, h.r., exceptionally wide margins and nearly perfectly centered, incredibly deep rich color and proof-like impression, s.e. at bottom, minor natural gum bend, Extremely Fine

3,500
700
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2659
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2659, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR123), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR123)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR123). Cancelled by small circular cork (with what appears to be a negative "D" or "B" initial), extra wide margins all around and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a very rare stamp in this premium used condition, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ does not price used Newspaper stamps), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a used PR123 (the next highest of three graded examples is 75)

180
700
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