Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

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

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1772
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Sale 1037, Lot 1772, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)1c Dull Blue (219). Mint N.H. with huge top left corner selvage, beautiful wide margins and bright color, some horizontal separation, Extremely Fine

65
100
1773
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Sale 1037, Lot 1773, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)1c Dull Blue (219). Mint N.H. bottom right corner imprint, plate no. 295 and "F1" block of 20, wonderfully fresh, intact perfs at top from scissors-separation which captures portion of adjoining row above, Very Good-Fine

3,790
425
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1774
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Sale 1037, Lot 1774, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)1c-15c 1890 Issue, Imperforate (219c/227a). Pairs of 1c, 2c No. 220, 4c and 15c, singles of 2c No. 219D, 3c, 6c and 10c, original gum, few h.r., large margins incl. several with sheet margin, few faults incl. 15c left stamp faulty, appear Fine-Very Fine, 1c with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1775
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1775, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)2c Lake (219D). Intense shade and impression in the true Lake color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $550.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade

5
800
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1776
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Sale 1037, Lot 1776, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)2c-5c 1890 Issue, Imperforate (219De-223a). 2c Lake block of 16 (no gum), 2c Carmine through 5c blocks of four, original gum, fresh colors, Very Fine, due to a technical error the 1890 Imperforates were dropped from the Scott catalogue in 2013, they will be reinstated in 2014

2,200
950
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1777
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Sale 1037, Lot 1777, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)5c Chocolate (223). Mint N.H., wonderful color on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

220
425
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1778
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Sale 1037, Lot 1778, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)5c Chocolate (223). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 48 and letter "I" block of twelve, rich color, pos. 8 tiny spot on gum, few minor perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

Listed but unpriced as Mint N.H.. Scott Retail as hinged plate block plus two Mint N.H. singles

3,340
1,800
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1779
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Sale 1037, Lot 1779, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)5c Chocolate (223). Block of eight with plate no. 50 and part imprint, seven stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp and ungummed selvage lightly hinged, bright color, two natural gum creases affect six stamps, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,610
350
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1780
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1780, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)5c Chocolate, 6c Brown Red (223-224). Original gum, 5c Jumbo margins, choice centering, Extremely Fine, 6c wide margins and essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem

135
500
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1781
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Sale 1037, Lot 1781, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)6c Brown Red (224). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 block of twelve, original gum, h.r. straddling pos. 2-3 and 8-9 reinforces some perf separations, other stamps Mint N.H., natural gum bend thru top row, fresh color, Fine

3,450
2,100
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1782
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Sale 1037, Lot 1782, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)6c Brown Red, Imperforate (224a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 strip of six, original gum, rich color, Very Fine and rare, a Power Search review found no other examples except one offered in our 1973 Rarities sale, Scott Retail for three pairs with no premium for the position

650
3,000
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1783
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Sale 1037, Lot 1783, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., gorgeous margins and almost perfectly centered, choice color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for strip of four and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

200
375
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1784
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Sale 1037, Lot 1784, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1890 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00 as 95, $5,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and four others share this grade.

150
2,100
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1785
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Sale 1037, Lot 1785, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate for L-shaped block

150
225
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1786
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Sale 1037, Lot 1786, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

150
375
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1787
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1787, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)10c Green (226). Bright color, detailed impression, face-free cancel, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $525.00 as 98), only one has graded higher and none share this grade

4
800
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1788
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Sale 1037, Lot 1788, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)10c Green, Imperforate (226a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, large margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as two pairs

650
475
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1789
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Sale 1037, Lot 1789, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)15c Indigo (227). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, marvelous intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

675
650
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1790
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Sale 1037, Lot 1790, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a). Bottom sheet margin block of four, large to huge margins all around, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, Extremely Fine, 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates no longer accompany

1,250
2,900
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1791
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Sale 1037, Lot 1791, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, an outstanding example of this difficult stamp, rarely seen with this centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

1,050
6,500
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1792
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Sale 1037, Lot 1792, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, natural inclusion at bottom, Very Fine

1,050
275
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1793
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Sale 1037, Lot 1793, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)30c Black (228). Top imprint and plate no. 24 strip of five, lightly hinged, some perf separations in selvage and between pos. 3 and 4, considerably toned, otherwise Fine, a scarce imprint and plate number strip

2,000
225
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1794
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1794, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)30c Black (228). 17, with most in three strips, used with 10c Green (226) and 15c Indigo (227), tied by New York oval registry cancels on blue piece, few stamps near edge with trivial imperfections, Fine, impressive franking showing $5.35 of postage

E. 500-750
450
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1795
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Sale 1037, Lot 1795, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)30c Black, Imperforate (228a). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with full imprint at top, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail for pair with no premium for the imprint

1,000
700
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1796
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Sale 1037, Lot 1796, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)90c Orange (229). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only one to achieve it.

475
2,600
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1797
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Sale 1037, Lot 1797, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)90c Orange (229). Original gum, Jumbo margins and well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, 2009 graded P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies but will be re-issued at no additional cost to the buyer (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $720.00 as 85, $1,050.00 as 90)

475
550
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1798
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Sale 1037, Lot 1798, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)90c Orange (229). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh vivid color, Fine-Very Fine, bottom right stamp quite handsome, 2005 P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies

2,200
750
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1799
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Sale 1037, Lot 1799, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229a)90c Orange, Imperforate (229a). Horizontal pair, original gum, barest trace of hinging (appears Mint N.H. at a glance), clear to large margins, vibrant color, natural gum bend, Fine

1,450
325
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