Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012
Category — 1902-08 Issue thru Jamestown Issue (Scott 300-330)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS, SCOTT 314A. ONLY 31 USED SINGLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our recently updated census of Scott 314A incorporates the records of the Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records (which represents over 40 years of auction sales) and our own computerized sales history. The census reveals a startling fact -- there are only 31 used singles (two on piece), a used strip of three and three covers (one of which contains a strip of three), for a total of 39 used stamps. Our previous assumption was that this number was much higher.
From the Belasco collection. With 1962 and 2010 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.
The 5c 1908 Coil stamps, which were stripped by hand, are almost always strongly centered to one side.
With 2012 P.F. certificate. Each stamp with purple Mekeel backstamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J).
FINE-VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE TEN-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE PLATE BLOCK OF SIX AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED POST OFFICE CONDITION.
Louisiana Purchase plate blocks with extra wide top sheet selvage are much scarcer and more valuable than plate blocks with typical "half selvage" width.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate