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Sale 1010 — 2011 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Category — Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
132
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 132, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var-PR7 var), 5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var-PR7 var)5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var-PR7 var). Without gum as issued, each with top margin, huge margins other sides, brilliant colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE SET OF THE 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING OF THE FIRST NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

According to Scott Catalogue, Continental Bank Note Co. made a special printing from new plates, which did not have the colored border. They exist both perforated and imperforate, and were not regularly issued.

Each with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
0
133
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 133, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $9.00 1875 ISSUE NEWSPAPER STAMP, SCOTT PR27.

Sound, original-gum and centered examples of high-denomination Newspaper stamps, particularly of the First Issue, are incredibly rare. Only a handful of PR27's exist in this grade.

Ex Hoffman. With 2004 P.F. certificate

4,000
3,750
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134
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 134, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post$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, minor h.r., lovely margins and centering, beautiful intense color

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE NEWSPAPER STAMP IN THIS HIGH-QUALITY ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates.

4,500
11,000
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135
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 135, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, crisp impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 1,930 sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate

950
2,100
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136
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 136, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 12-CENT NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,100
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137
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 137, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

No examples of this rarity were offered in either the Floyd or Lessin sales, and the Lyons copy was not as well centered. This is only the fourth example we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Hoffman. With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $15,600.00). This stamp is the only graded example to date, and it has far better centering than most.

22,500
11,000
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138
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 138, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post36c Red, 1879 Issue (PR65), 36c Red, 1879 Issue (PR65)36c Red, 1879 Issue (PR65). Original gum, wide margins and almost perfectly centered, marvelous fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1879 UNWATERMARKED NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate for multiple and 2007 P.F. certificate for single

1,000
4,000
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139
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 139, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post$50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112), $50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112)$50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112). Original gum, radiant color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $50.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE -- SCARCE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

Ex Beverly Hills. P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00). Only one has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report (95) and only one other shares this grade

2,900
1,800
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140
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 140, Newspapers & Periodicals thru Parcel Post50c Parcel Post (Q10), 50c Parcel Post (Q10)50c Parcel Post (Q10). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PARCEL POST STAMP, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

The 50c is one of the most difficult values of the set to obtain in higher grades. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only seven others share this grade.

700
2,600
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