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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — Back-of-Book Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
515
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 515, Back-of-Book Issues50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, multiple h.r., deep rich color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine and choice

1,900
750
516
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 516, Back-of-Book Issues1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, small h.r., vibrant color, fresh and Fine example of this challenging Postage Due

2,500
800
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517
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 517, Back-of-Book Issues2c Vermilion (J30), 2c Vermilion (J30)2c Vermilion (J30). Original gum, beautiful fresh color on bright paper, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

850
450
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518
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 518, Back-of-Book Issues1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Narrow h.r. at top, bright color, tiny perf tear at bottom, otherwise Fine example of this elusive Postage Due issue

4,500
0
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519
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 519, Back-of-Book Issues2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). H.r., most of which can easily be reduced to a sliver, fresh colors, $1.00 on 50c quite well centered, Fine-Very Fine

2,255
850
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520
ngbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 520, Back-of-Book Issues8c-60c Offices in China (K4-K14), 8c-60c Offices in China (K4-K14)8c-60c Offices in China (K4-K14). Blocks of four, h.r., beautiful colors, mix of centering, short gum on one, overall Fine

3,955
1,000
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521
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 521, Back-of-Book Issues90c Justice (O34), 90c Justice (O34)90c Justice (O34). Disturbed original gum and narrow h.r. at top. bright shade, unusually wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice

1,900
850
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522
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 522, Back-of-Book Issues$5.00 State (O69), $5.00 State (O69)$5.00 State (O69). Position four from the sheet of 10, top selvage with green frame plate "No. 120" and black vignette plate "No. (123)", original gum, h.r. reinforces perfs between stamp and selvage and at top of selvage, deep rich color, short perf at upper left

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT WITH SHEET SELVAGE SHOWING THE FRAME PLATE NUMBER AND PART OF THE VIGNETTE PLATE NUMBER.

This stamp was mounted in the Frelinghuysen album with the two parts of the attached selvage folded underneath. A Power Search review found only a single example of the $5.00 State Department stamp with attached selvage. That stamp was a corner-margin single showing part of the imprint.

8,000
3,500
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523
 
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 523, Back-of-Book Issues$10.00 State (O70), $10.00 State (O70)$10.00 State (O70). Original gum, h.r. at top and bottom, rich color, couple short perfs at left, Fine

5,000
950
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524
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 524, Back-of-Book Issues$20.00 State (O71), $20.00 State (O71)$20.00 State (O71). Large part disturbed original gum, h.r., wide margins, perf tear at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive example of this scarce State Department high value

5,500
1,700
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525
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 525, Back-of-Book Issues1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, full to wide margins three sides, perfs touch frame at bottom, tiny thin speck above "E" of "Dept", Fine appearance, an attractive example of this major Official rarity

6,000
850
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526
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 526, Back-of-Book Issues24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103), 24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103)24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). Disturbed original gum, characteristic pastel shade of the Soft Paper issue, ample to full margins, small gum soak in single perf hole at lower left, otherwise Very Fine example of this scarce Official

4,500
1,300
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527
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 527, Back-of-Book Issues5c-25c Newspapers (PR1, PR5-PR7), 5c-25c Newspapers (PR1, PR5-PR7)5c-25c Newspapers (PR1, PR5-PR7). Without gum as issued, rich colors, couple small flaws incl. 10c with tiny edge tears, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,525
375
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528
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 528, Back-of-Book Issues2c-$3.00, 1875 Newspaper Issue (PR9-PR25), 2c-$3.00, 1875 Newspaper Issue (PR9-PR25)2c-$3.00, 1875 Newspaper Issue (PR9-PR25). Complete to the $3.00 value, 2c, 9c, 10c, 24c, 60c, 72c and $3.00 original gum, h.r. ($3.00 heavy h.r.), couple of the original gum disturbed or part, $1.92 regummed, others no gum, fresh colors throughout, a few small flaws but several of the better values appear rather nice, overall Fine, scarce group of unused stamps

9,370
1,400
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529
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 529, Back-of-Book Issues$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32), $60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Disturbed original gum, h.r., balanced margins, small thin spots, appears Very Fine

6,500
550
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530
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 530, Back-of-Book Issues2c-$60.00, 1879 Newspaper Issue (PR57-PR79), 2c-$60.00, 1879 Newspaper Issue (PR57-PR79)2c-$60.00, 1879 Newspaper Issue (PR57-PR79). Complete set of the 1879 issue as mounted in the Frelinghuysen album, the 48c and 84c look more like the 1885 Carmine issue to us and counted as such, the 8c, 72c, 84c, $3.00 and $60.00 values no gum, others generally disturbed gum and/or h.r., nice colors and mostly clear margins, three high values with straight edge, some flaws to be expected but overall Fine or appear so, a scarce group of unused Newspaper stamps, this could have yielded several individual lots but more desirable as a set

11,810
1,900
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531
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 531, Back-of-Book Issues1c-96c, 1885 Newspaper Issue (PR81-PR89), 1c-96c, 1885 Newspaper Issue (PR81-PR89)1c-96c, 1885 Newspaper Issue (PR81-PR89). Complete set incl. plate no. and imprint pair of No. PR81, original gum, h.r., 48c no gum, vivid colors, nice margins incl. a couple with choice centering, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group which could have yielded several individual lots but more desirable as a complete set

4,515
1,100
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532
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 532, Back-of-Book Issues1c-24c, 1894 Newspaper Issue (PR90-PR92, PR96), 1c-24c, 1894 Newspaper Issue (PR90-PR92, PR96)1c-24c, 1894 Newspaper Issue (PR90-PR92, PR96). Original gum, h.r., flaws on the lower values incl. small tear on 2c and 4c reperfed, appear Fine, the 24c with heavy h.r., some creasing visible from front, appears Fine, scarce

5,225
750
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533
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 533, Back-of-Book Issues12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95), 12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95)12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Original gum, h.r., vivid color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, an unusually well-centered example of this scarce Newspaper issue

2,600
2,300
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534
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 534, Back-of-Book Issues1c-$2.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR106, PR108), 1c-$2.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR106, PR108)1c-$2.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR102-PR106, PR108). First four original gum, h.r. and one slightly disturbed, 25c and $2.00 regummed, crisp shades and attractive margins which are well clear on all, small flaws incl. 1c, 2c and 10c thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance, difficult to find in any condition

3,510
525
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535
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 535, Back-of-Book Issues$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110), $10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110)$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, wide margins to clear at bottom well-balanced at sides, couple tiny thin spots, otherwise Fine example of this scarce Newspaper issue

2,500
325
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536
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 536, Back-of-Book Issues$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111). Unused (no gum), fresh color, full to wide margins, couple tiny thin spots, Very Fine appearance

1,200
130
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537
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 537, Back-of-Book Issues1c-$100.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00, 1895 Newspaper Issue (PR114-PR125). Complete set plus extra $5.00-$100.00, which were mounted on the Frelinghuysen pages as "Special Printings" (see note in Scott on p. 389 which says these are virtually indistinguishable from the earlier printings), original gum, h.r., couple small flaws incl. small thins on $100.00, overall Fine-Very Fine

652
350
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538
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 538, Back-of-Book Issues1c-75c Parcel Post (Q1-Q11), 1c-75c Parcel Post (Q1-Q11)1c-75c Parcel Post (Q1-Q11). Blocks of four, complete through the 75c value, h.r. which are all easily reduced to a small slivers, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine though the key 50c value only Fine, lot also incl. No. QE4 block of four signed by Postmaster General Harry S. New

3,662
750
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539
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 539, Back-of-Book Issues$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12), $1.00 Parcel Post (Q12)$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Block of four, h.r., deep rich color, choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine

1,450
950
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540
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 540, Back-of-Book Issues$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1), $1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1)$1.00 1934 Hunting Permit (RW1). Complete pane of 28 with plate no. 129200 at bottom, natural s.e. at left, lacking selvage at right, top row affixed to card but otherwise Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, some natural gum skips, few perf separations

FINE. A RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 28 OF THE FIRST HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE, SCOTT RW1.

Scott Retail as hinged with no premium for the plate block.

11,200
2,200
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