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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2113
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-1/2c-15c 1922-25 Issue (551-555, 557-559, 563, 565). Plate no. blocks of six except 2c plate of eight with large five-point star at right, all Mint N.H. except 3c and 5c some light hinging on extreme edge of ungummed selvage, couple slightly off-center, overall Fine-Very Fine lot

1,805
600
2114
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2114, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H. top plate no. 16786 and large five-point star block of six, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce with the large five-point star

1,250
850
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2115
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2115, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 16741 and large six-point star block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce with the large six-point star

950
1,000
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2116
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2116, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)4c Yellow Brown (556), 4c Yellow Brown (556)4c Yellow Brown (556). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 15221 block of six, extraordinarily well-centered, bright color, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine

400
250
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2117
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2117, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14068 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color, gorgeous centering throughout, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

400
850
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2118
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2118, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)8c Olive Green (560), 8c Olive Green (560)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H. left plate no. 16701 block of six, beautifully centered, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine

900
300
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2119
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2119, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)8c Olive Green (560), 8c Olive Green (560)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H. left plate no. 16701 block of six, intense color on fresh paper, tiny natural wrinkle, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, choice plate block

900
275
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2120
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2120, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)9c Rose, 10c Orange (561-562), 9c Rose, 10c Orange (561-562)9c Rose, 10c Orange (561-562). Right plate no. 15237 and 16389 blocks of six respectively, all stamps Mint N.H. except one 10c lightly hinged, magnificent colors and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine, pretty lot

525
250
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2121
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2121, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H. right plate no. 17421 and six-point star block of six, deep shade and crisp impression, Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block

400
200
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2122
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2122, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H. top plate no. 19141 block of six, pretty shade, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

425
0
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2123
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2123, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H. right plate no. 19140 block of six, attractive light pastel color, Very Fine

425
0
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2124
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2124, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

40
450
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2125
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2125, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 18674 block of six, choice margins and outstanding centering, faint selvage toning, otherwise Extremely Fine

450
110
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2126
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2126, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)25c Dark Green, 30c Dark Olive Brown (568-569), 25c Dark Green, 30c Dark Olive Brown (568-569)25c Dark Green, 30c Dark Olive Brown (568-569). Left plate no. 14064 and top plate no. 14436 blocks of six respectively, each beautifully centered, remarkably rich colors, 25c some gum toning spots, otherwise Extremely Fine

625
130
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2127
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2127, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., brilliant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only six have graded higher

80
500
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2128
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2128, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 19145 block of six, lovely pastel color on fresh paper, Very Fine

800
275
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2129
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2129, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$1.00 Violet Black, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (571, 573), $1.00 Violet Black, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (571, 573)$1.00 Violet Black, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (571, 573). Mint N.H. blocks of four, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, attractive blocks, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,240
475
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2130
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2130, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. 18680 block of six, fresh, rich color, handsomely centered, Very Fine

550
180
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2131
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2131, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. 18682 block of six, few light natural gum skips, gorgeous centeirng, Extremely Fine

550
180
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2132
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2132, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 18680 block of six, deep dark color, well-centered, Extremely Fine

550
150
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2133
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2133, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Top plate no. 14306 block of six, two stamps lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., beautiful color and choice centering, Very Fine

700
275
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2134
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2134, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Bottom plate no. 14306 block of six, P.F. harshly notes slightly disturbed gum, radiant color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

700
275
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2135
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2135, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Center line block of four, top pair faintly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., beautiful margins and perfectly centered, gorgeous colors, Extremely Fine

680
375
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2136
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2136, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$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, extra wide selvage, bright colors on fresh white paper, fresh and intact, usual light natural gum creases, Fine-Very Fine

2,800
1,000
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2137
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2137, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H., wide margins and almost perfectly centered, strong colors, especially the vignette of "Freedom", Extremely Fine

350
0
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2138
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2138, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)1c Green, Imperforate, Schermack Private Vending Machine Coil, Ty. III (575 var), 1c Green, Imperforate, Schermack Private Vending Machine Coil, Ty. III (575 var)1c Green, Imperforate, Schermack Private Vending Machine Coil, Ty. III (575 var). Mint N.H. pair, extraordinary centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine

210
275
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2139
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2139, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591), 1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591)1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591). Plate no. blocks of four, sharp colors, Fine-Very Fine set

2,580
600
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2140
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2140, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583)2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583). Mint N.H. bottom left corner plate no. 18871 block of four, unusually choice centering, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem plate block, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

110
100
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2141
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2141, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., beautiful centering and spectacular margins, certainly Jumbo for this typically narrow-margined and usually off-centered Coil Waste Issue, Extremely Fine

500
0
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2142
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2142, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $960.00)

500
600
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2143
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2143, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., well-centered for this difficult Coil Waste Issue, intense color, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate for block

500
250
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2144
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2144, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H. star and plate no. 14110 block of four, intense shade and impression, left stamps with far better centering than normally seen, few natural gum skips, Fine-Extremely Fine, an attractive plate block

3,000
425
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2145
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2145, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H. star and plate no. 14733 block of four, one stamp light corner gum disturbance, perfs close to slightly in as typically seen on this scarce Coil Waste plate block, if the gum disturbance is considered hinging, then the Scott Retail is $2,100.00

3,000
275
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2146
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2146, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621), 2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621)2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621). Mint N.H. arrow and double plate no. blocks of eight, fresh and crisp, Fine-Very Fine

1,025
225
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2147
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2147, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)13c Green, 17c Black (622-623), 13c Green, 17c Black (622-623)13c Green, 17c Black (622-623). Mint N.H. left plate no. 19119 and bottom plate no. 18026 blocks of six respectively, Fine-Very Fine

675
0
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2148
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2148, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)17c Black (623), 17c Black (623)17c Black (623). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and mathematically precise centering, intense shade and sharp impression on brilliant white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate, 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100J and 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $210.00 as 98, unlisted and unpriced in higher grade), rare in this grade with only five recorded, there are also five in grade 100 and one graded 100J

22
450
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2149
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2149, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H. and free of the gum skips often seen on this issue, exceptional centering throughout, Extremely Fine, difficult to find with such choice centering

600
400
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2150
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., typical gum bends, Fine-Very Fine

600
170
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2151
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Five Mint N.H. sheets, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

3,000
1,000
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2152
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2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Three sheets, two Mint N.H., one hinged in selvage, selvage flaws incl. small tear on one, corner selvage wrinkles on another and selvage crease and small tear on third, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,575
475
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2153
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Four, one Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, one fragile with perf separations, Fine-Very Fine

1,725
550
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2154
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2154, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Multiple strikes of New York Oct. 18 duplex cancel, retaining its full original gum, couple small flaws incl. crease in selvage, Fine appearance and attractive with First Day cancels

475
190
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2155
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2155, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering for this difficult Rotary Press issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

650
1,400
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2156
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2156, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II, SCOTT 634A.

Scott Retail as singles.

2,600
1,200
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2157
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2157, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $425.00 as 98), only four have graded higher (all at 100) and none share this grade

21
350
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2158
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2158, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Pair, wide margins and precisely centered, bright color and with light philatelic exhibition duplex datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $415.00 as 98, unpriced in the 100 grade), the only used pair awarded this grade with none higher

4
700
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2159
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2159, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668), 1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Complete set in blocks of four, top pairs h.r., bottom pairs Mint N.H., 1c top left stamp corner torn, 3c slight gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine with a fair number in the higher grade

1,414
325
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2160
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2160, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664), 6c Kans. Ovpt. (664)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664). Mint N.H., vivid color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

50
160
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2161
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2161, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679), 1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679). Complete set in blocks of four, top pairs h.r., bottom pairs Mint N.H., 2c trivial gum soak mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine, an outstanding quality set of blocks

1,747
450
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2162
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2162, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672), 3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672)3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672). Mint N.H., mathematically prefect centering with wide margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $575.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), this is the only example to achieve this grade, there is also one graded 100J

22
850
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2163
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2163, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block of four, Positions 3-4/13-14, large margins to full incl. part of guide line at top, faint natural gum bends which are better than normally seen on this variety, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT VON STEUBEN IMPERFORATE ERROR.

Three panes of 100 were originally discovered. One, partially perforated, was returned to Washington by a postal clerk in Midland, Texas, and was destroyed. A second pane, also found in Midland, was purchased by a hotel. Some were used on covers sent from the hotel, and the remainder of the sheet was exchanged at the post office for perforated sheets. None are known from this pane. The third pane of 100, yielding all known examples of this error, was discovered in Washington state and was purchased intact at the post office.

Scott Retail as two pairs.

5,500
2,900
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2164
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2164, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723), 6c Deep Orange, Coil (723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723). Mint N.H. joint line pair, vivid color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00), only one has graded higher

82
475
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2165
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2165, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)3c Texas Centennial, Horizontal Gutter Between (776 var), 3c Texas Centennial, Horizontal Gutter Between (776 var)3c Texas Centennial, Horizontal Gutter Between (776 var). Vertical block of six, gutter between pos. 1-2 and 3-4, Very Fine, rare variety and the first we have seen

E. 200-300
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2166
nh
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2166, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)18c Presidential (823), 18c Presidential (823)18c Presidential (823). Mint N.H., brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others

2
325
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2167
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$5.00 Presidential (834). Two mint N.H. double plate no. blocks of four (with and without arrow), fresh and crisp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

750
250
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2168
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2168, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a), 2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a)2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a). Position 70 with selvage at right, Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine, printed on special paper manufactured by S. D. Warren Co. of Westbrook Me., only 300-400 are believed to exist, with 1999 P.F. certificate

350
225
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2169
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2169, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)4c Lincoln, Coil (1058), 4c Lincoln, Coil (1058)4c Lincoln, Coil (1058). Mint N.H. joint line strip of six, with horizontal scribed lines at bottom next to parallel joint lines, Fine, very rare, this issue was printed using a large Cottrell rotary printing press which could accommodate two 432-subject coil plates (18 rows of 24 subjects) which comprised two plates without gutters and took up the same amount of space as two normal 400-subject sheet stamp plates, the joint line consists of ink that gathered in the space between the plates, with horizontal scribed lines on either side that were used to help align the centers of the adjacent paired plates on the press, we are indebted to Ken Lawrence for his explanation of how these were printed

E. 500-750
275
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2170
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2170, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)4c Winslow Homer, Color Variety (1207 var), 4c Winslow Homer, Color Variety (1207 var)4c Winslow Homer, Color Variety (1207 var). Mint N.H. vertical pair with narrow selvage at right, significantly different color in waves and cloud than in issued stamp, Very Fine, an interesting variety worth additional research, it is likely not a missing color but is perhaps another variety such as colors applied in wrong order

E. 200-300
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2171
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2171, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)$1.00 Candleholder (1610), $1.00 Candleholder (1610)$1.00 Candleholder (1610). Mint N.H. bottom left corner brown plate no. 39076 block of nine, with prominent foldover causing offset of "PL. 39079" to appear at left edge, rich colors

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED MODERN OFFSET PLATE NUMBER IN COLLECTOR HANDS. THE OFFSET PLATE, 39079, IS OFFICIALLY REPORTED AS HAVING NO IMPRESSIONS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The 50c thru $5.00 of this issue were printed on two different presses. One press used offset (lithography), and the other engraved plates. According to the Durland book, offset plates 39077, 39078 and 39079 were used by the sheet-fed Miller offset press to print, respectively, the yellow candle, the orange glow and the brown background. The sheets were then moved to the sheet-fed Giori press which printed the intaglio brown candle holder and lettering. The intaglio plates were numbered 39076, 39086, 39087 and 39088.

As a result of the foldover it is possible to see the distance between the offset plate numbers and the stamp's design (the yellow and orange plate nos. appeared above the brown and so were not captured on this multiple). Offset plate numbers are impossible to find because a large foldover such as the one offered here, which are easier for inspectors to detect, would have to occur in order for it to be captured.

Official records indicate that no impressions were made from 39077 (yellow) and 39079 (brown), and there are no impression data for 39078 (orange). Durland notes that the first day of issue was July 2, 1979, and since all other offset plates for this issue were sent to press after that date, it must be that these three were used to print the initial supply.

Illustrated and described in an article (as quoted above) in 1994 Durland catalogue (copy accompanies).

E. 5,000-7,500
17,500
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