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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

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

Category — Postal Stationery (U, UO)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2352
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2352, Postal Stationery (U, UO)3c Red on White, Die 2, Cut Square (U3), 3c Red on White, Die 2, Cut Square (U3)3c Red on White, Die 2, Cut Square (U3). Unused, 33 x 38mm, bright color, faint diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce Nesbitt First Issue

1,200
130
2353
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2353, Postal Stationery (U, UO)3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5), 3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5)3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5). Unused, 34 x 36mm, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CUT SQUARE OF THE 3-CENT RED ON WHITE DIE 3 NESBITT ISSUE. VERY FEW UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Only one unused entire is known, as are perhaps four or five unused cut squares. With copy of 1980 P.F. certificate.

6,250
6,000
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2354
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2354, Postal Stationery (U, UO)3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6), 3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6)3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6). Unused, 35 x 36.5mm, intense color, Very Fine, very scarce, listed but unpriced in Scott as an entire, Scott Retail as cut square

4,750
0
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2355
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2355, Postal Stationery (U, UO)1c Blue on Manila, Star Die, Cut Square (W25), 1c Blue on Manila, Star Die, Cut Square (W25)1c Blue on Manila, Star Die, Cut Square (W25). 44 x 35mm, rich color, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, very scarce, we have offered only one used wrapper and one other used cut square since keeping computerized records

2,000
750
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2356
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2356, Postal Stationery (U, UO)6c Red on White, Star Die, Cut Square (U30), 6c Red on White, Star Die, Cut Square (U30)6c Red on White, Star Die, Cut Square (U30). Unused, 29 x 35mm, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

3,250
1,100
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2357
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2357, Postal Stationery (U, UO)6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Cut Square (U31), 6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Cut Square (U31)6c Red on Buff, Star Die, Cut Square (U31). Unused, 25 x 28mm, brilliant color, Very Fine, scarce, with copy of 1961 P.F. certificate

4,250
700
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2358
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2358, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Black on Buff, Die 2, Cut Square (U48), 2c Black on Buff, Die 2, Cut Square (U48)2c Black on Buff, Die 2, Cut Square (U48). Unused, 33 x 35mm, with flap at right and lacking only top to be full corner, Very Fine, scarce

3,250
800
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2359
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2359, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Black on Orange, Die 2, Cut Square (U49), 2c Black on Orange, Die 2, Cut Square (U49)2c Black on Orange, Die 2, Cut Square (U49). Unused, 28 x 29mm, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

2,200
500
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2360°
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2360, Postal Stationery (U, UO)3c Pink entire, Nesbitt Advertising Collar (U59 var), 3c Pink entire, Nesbitt Advertising Collar (U59 var)3c Pink entire, Nesbitt Advertising Collar (U59 var). With red "George F. Nesbitt & Co., Stationers New-York." collar (UPSS Ty. 1), bright colors, Extremely Fine, ex Barkhausen with the collection backstamp, UPSS value

800
300
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2361
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2361, Postal Stationery (U, UO)1c Light Blue on Orange entire, Seebeck Advertising Collar (U116 var), 1c Light Blue on Orange entire, Seebeck Advertising Collar (U116 var)1c Light Blue on Orange entire, Seebeck Advertising Collar (U116 var). Collar in red (UPSS Ty. 1), cancelled by New York oval and addressed to New Albany Ind., some minor corner wear, otherwise Very Fine, UPSS value

260
0
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2362
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2362, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Brown on White, Die 51, Cut Square (U134), 2c Brown on White, Die 51, Cut Square (U134)2c Brown on White, Die 51, Cut Square (U134). Unused, 31 x 34mm, bright color, Very Fine and choice

1,500
375
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2363
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2363, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Vermilion on Manila, Cut Square (W138), 2c Vermilion on Manila, Cut Square (W138)2c Vermilion on Manila, Cut Square (W138). Unused, with top flap of wrapper, 55 x 46mm, intense color and impression, light horizontal creases just above design not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT VERMILION ON MANILA ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTING.

Porter Venn notes that one entire is known, but that it is a Specimen. He only records two cut squares and one full corner.

Ex Barkhausen. With copy of 1960 P.F. certificate.

32,500
7,000
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2364
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2364, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Vermilion on Orange, Cut Square (U145), 2c Vermilion on Orange, Cut Square (U145)2c Vermilion on Orange, Cut Square (U145). Unused, 33 x 35mm, rich color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 2-CENT VERMILION ON ORANGE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAL STATIONERY ISSUES. ONE OF THE KEYS TO A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THESE ISSUES.

As an indication of rarity, none was offered in the Todd, Summers, Floyd, Wampler, Saddleback or Schiller Collections. It is believed that two entires (both ex White) and three or four cut squares are known. The entire is unlisted in Scott.

Ex Barkhausen. With copy of 1960 P.F. certificate.

50,000
15,000
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2365
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2365, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Red on White, Full Corner (U247), 2c Red on White, Full Corner (U247)2c Red on White, Full Corner (U247). Unused, 37 x 41mm, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce example of the 2c Red on White with round "o" in "Two"

3,500
1,100
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2366
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2366, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Red on Fawn, Cut Square (U249), 2c Red on Fawn, Cut Square (U249)2c Red on Fawn, Cut Square (U249). Unused, 42 x 44mm, bright color, with flap at right, diagonal crease at bottom away from design, Very Fine appearance

1,250
225
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2367
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2367, Postal Stationery (U, UO)1c Blue on Oriental Buff, Cut Square (U298), 1c Blue on Oriental Buff, Cut Square (U298)1c Blue on Oriental Buff, Cut Square (U298). Two separate impressions struck 4mm apart, 48 x 81mm, light diagonal crease just clear of bottom impression

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT BLUE ON ORIENTAL BUFF WITH TWO IMPRESSIONS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

Offered to the market for the first time since our Sale 627 (December 1983). Scott Retail as one cut square

15,000
4,500
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2368
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2368, Postal Stationery (U, UO)4c Brown on White, Cut Square (U373), 4c Brown on White, Cut Square (U373)4c Brown on White, Cut Square (U373). Unused, 33 x 37mm, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1899 4-CENT BROWN ON WHITE CUT SQUARE.

With copy of 1979 P.F. certificate

9,000
3,000
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2369
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2369, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Green on White entire, Die 1, Error of Color (U429i), 2c Green on White entire, Die 1, Error of Color (U429i)2c Green on White entire, Die 1, Error of Color (U429i). Unused, bright color, with Queen Laundry of Bisbee Arizona printed return address and address window, typed note inserted stating that five were found, top flap sealed

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT GREEN ON WHITE ERROR OF COLOR. ONLY FIVE ENTIRES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

The last we offered was in our 2007 Saddleback sale. A search of over 700 past Siegel catalogues (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/pdf.php ), found no others offered by us since 1975.

14,000
5,000
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2370°
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2370, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Carmine on White entire, Die 6, Triple Impression (U429o, UPSS 2256 var), 2c Carmine on White entire, Die 6, Triple Impression (U429o, UPSS 2256 var)2c Carmine on White entire, Die 6, Triple Impression (U429o, UPSS 2256 var). One normal impression, second and third lighter, one struck partly over edge with part of design on back, uncancelled, printed address, small piece torn out of backflap, soiling and few other small flaws, Fine appearance and scarce, with 2012 Weiss certificate, unlisted in UPSS, listed but not priced in Scott, Scott Retail as unused double impression No. U429m, $1,750.00

E. 300-400
250
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2371°
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2371, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Carmine on White entire, Die 1, Double Impression, One on Back (U429p), 2c Carmine on White entire, Die 1, Double Impression, One on Back (U429p)2c Carmine on White entire, Die 1, Double Impression, One on Back (U429p). One normal impression, second complete and printed on back, used with 1c Green tied by Chester Pa. machine cancels, on 1918 cover to Westwood Mass., Very Fine, we are informed that this will be listed in the 2014 Scott Specialized as U429p, with 2012 Weiss certificate, unlisted in UPSS, Scott Retail as unused Double Impression No. U429m, $1,750.00

E. 300-400
170
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2372
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2372, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c on 4c Chocolate on White, Full Corner (U462), 2c on 4c Chocolate on White, Full Corner (U462)2c on 4c Chocolate on White, Full Corner (U462). 52 x 50mm, fresh and Very Fine, ex Hind

525
150
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2373
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2373, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Carmine on Blue entire, Die 1, Error of Paper (U525b; UPSS 3267), 2c Carmine on Blue entire, Die 1, Error of Paper (U525b; UPSS 3267)2c Carmine on Blue entire, Die 1, Error of Paper (U525b; UPSS 3267). Size 13, knife 78, watermark 28, unused, deep rich color, trivial edge soiling of no consequence

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL ISSUE ERROR ON BLUE PAPER. ONLY TWO ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTING.

The only other example we were able to find was offered in our Saddleback Collection in 2007. All other major name sales have lacked this great rarity.

Ex Lilly where described as one of two known. Offered to the market for the first time since our 1971 Rarities sale. With 1958 P.F. certificate.

32,500
21,000
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2374
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2374, Postal Stationery (U, UO)3c Black on White, Official, Cut Square (UO8), 3c Black on White, Official, Cut Square (UO8)3c Black on White, Official, Cut Square (UO8). Unused, 41 x 46mm, bright shade, few thin spots incl. one affecting design, Very Fine appearance

2,750
375
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2375
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2375, Postal Stationery (U, UO)2c Dark Red on White, Official, Full Corner (UO19), 2c Dark Red on White, Official, Full Corner (UO19)2c Dark Red on White, Official, Full Corner (UO19). Unused, 37 x 39mm, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

2,250
900
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2376
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2376, Postal Stationery (U, UO)6c Dark Red on Cream, Official, Cut Square (UO24), 6c Dark Red on Cream, Official, Cut Square (UO24)6c Dark Red on Cream, Official, Cut Square (UO24). Unused, 36 x 40mm, radiant color, clear embossing

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE CUT SQUARE OF THE 6-CENT WAR DEPARTMENT ON CREAM PAPER.

Very few are known.

7,000
2,200
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