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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1701
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1c-15c 1908-09 Issue (331-340, 343-347). Blocks of four, few stamps including two 13c Mint N.H., some h.r., including two of No. 347 (one center line, one left arrow), bright colors, most Fine-Very Fine

2,280
850
1702
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1702, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-337, 339), 1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-337, 339)1c-13c 1908-09 Issue (331-337, 339). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, the 6c and 8c Mint N.H. but with small natural gum skips, few h.r., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

4,530
850
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1703
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1703, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)1c-6c 1908-09 Issue (331, 334, 336, 376), 1c-6c 1908-09 Issue (331, 334, 336, 376)1c-6c 1908-09 Issue (331, 334, 336, 376). Plate no. blocks of six, three are wide tops, No. 331 narrow top and No. 376 bottom, 1c with reinforced perf separations resulting in gum soak thru perfs between two stamps, No. 376 perf separations, the other three are fresh and Very Fine

2,000
550
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1704
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1704, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine

15
60
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1705
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1705, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered with huge Jumbo margins, vivid color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gum bends not noted on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,800.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and is shared by no others

105
3,750
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1706
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1706, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)13c Blue Green (339), 13c Blue Green (339)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 4945 block of six, bright color, catalogue no. pencil notation in ungummed portion of selvage on back, Very Fine

875
275
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1707
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1707, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., brilliant color and paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

150
700
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1708
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1708, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Left imprint and plate no. 4952 block of six, three stamps h.r., brilliant color, better centering than normally seen, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

650
275
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1709
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1709, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Block of four, top stamps h.r., pretty shade, fresh and Fine

1,300
400
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1710
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1710, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Top imprint and plate no. 341 block of six, bottom center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., radiant color and paper

VERY FINE. A RARE TOP PLATE NUMBER PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 50-CENT 1909 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 341.

Scott 341 was produced from only one plate, No. 4956, which had plate number blocks at top and bottom. A review using Power Search shows that most top position plate blocks have the selvage shortened to some degree -- only one other with wide top is contained in Power Search.

Top right selvage, top center and bottom left stamps with red backstamp.

7,000
5,000
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1711
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1711, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Top imprint and plate no. 4957 block of six with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in top center selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS.

Excluding the Bluish Paper issue, this is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin plate blocks. It is only known from plate number 4957. Lewis Kaufman records only seven top and four bottom plate blocks.

Scott Retail as hinged plate block

22,500
18,500
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1712
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1712, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Block of four, h.r., intense shade and impression, top left and bottom right stamps small thin spots, Fine appearance

2,250
375
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1713
 
1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347). Singles, pairs and blocks of four both used and unused, also unused 1c, 4c and 5c centerline blocks of four, mild duplication, some unused Mint N.H., virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,217
700
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1714
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1714, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347), 1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347)1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, large margins, few h.r., 2c thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine

722
250
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1715
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Washington-Franklin Issues, Imperforate Plate Blocks. Nine plate no. blocks of six and a block of four, including Mint N.H. Nos. 343 (two) and 345, previously hinged Nos. 346-347, 481, 531, 534-535, block of four of No. 533, couple of the hinged blocks with h.r., Very Fine group

1,640
450
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1716
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1716, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, barely hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

550
650
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1717
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1717, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for pair and 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $370.00)

210
375
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1718
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1718, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, bright color, light strike of boxed cancel, small natural inclusions not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine-Very Fine, according to Johl (Vol. 1, page 153), this coil was issued approximately eighteen months after the horizontal coil Scott 354 and was only in use for a short period of time, our census of used guide line pairs records only seven, plus one contained in a strip of four, five of the eight were used in Benton Harbor Mich., unpublished Census No. 350-CAN-LP-04, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,750
0
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1719
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1719, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Single hinge mark, wonderful color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

140
190
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1720
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1720, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Wide margins on all sides and almost perfectly centered, rich color, Chicago oval cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce in choice used condition

275
0
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1721
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1721, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, radiant color, Very Fine, with 2007 Weiss certificate

750
375
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1722
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1722, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Pair with 3mm spacing, neat strikes of Baltimore Md. registry oval cancels, expertly rejoined, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce in used condition, Scott Retail as pair

550
0
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1723
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1723, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinging, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2013 certificates, the former stating Mint N.H.

1,400
950
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1724
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1724, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Lightly hinged, vibrant color, fresh paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

With 2003 P.F. certificate.

3,000
4,000
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