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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1725
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1725, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Blocks of four, two 1c and one 2c stamp Mint N.H., intense colors on deeply blued paper, Fine-Very Fine

940
450
1726
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1726, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H., rich color on deeply blued paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

170
200
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1727
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1727, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Bottom imprint and plate no. 4860 block of six, h.r. at center, deep shade on nicely blued paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,000
600
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1728
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1728, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, deep vibrant color, Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,100
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1729
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1729, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Small h.r., rich color on nicely blued paper, perfs scissors-separated on two sides, fresh and Fine

1,800
550
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1730
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1730, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Block of four, adherences on back from what looks like a 2c stamp, few tiny thin specks are barely noticeable, rich color on nicely blued paper

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

Most blocks have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. Scott Catalogue only assigns a $550.00 premium for a block versus four singles.

7,750
2,500
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1731
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1731, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, intense shade on deeply blued paper, detailed impression

A VERY FINE AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off center to some extent.

With 1994 P.F. certificate.

27,500
24,000
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1732
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1732, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on nicely blued paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

Blue backstamp.

5,750
2,500
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1733
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1733, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Block of four, h.r., natural s.e. at right, rich color on deeply blued paper, few trivial perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE. VERY FEW MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN.

Only one plate block is known (ex Todd). The last block of four offered in one of our auctions was in our 1989 Rarities sale.

25,000
5,750
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1734
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1734, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Mint N.H., vibrant color except where slightly oxidized at top (not present when certified), Very Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 1999 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,900
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1735
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1735, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Block of four, top stamps h.r., vibrant color on deeply blued paper

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

Approximately a dozen plate blocks are known, as is a pane of 100. Blocks should be considered rare -- the last block of four we offered was in 1989. Scott Catalogue assigns only a $250.00 premium for a block versus four singles.

5,250
0
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1736
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1736, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363), 8c Olive Green, Bluish (363)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Lightly hinged, intense shade on deeply blued paper

A FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish paper stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

Signed Weill on back. With 1957, 1999 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

30,000
0
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1737
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1737, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). H.r., intense color on nicely blued paper, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

1,600
550
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1738
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1738, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Block of four, h.r., intense shade on nicely blued paper, one or two trivial perf separations at top, bottom left stamp single perf tip thin

FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

Only 40 sheets (4,000 stamps) were printed of the 10c. Three plate blocks are known. We have offered only one other block of four since 1989. Scott Catalogue assigns only a $600.00 premium for a block of four versus four singles.

7,000
1,900
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1739
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1739, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Rich color, crisp impression, nicely blued paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1989 P.F. certificate.

2,600
2,700
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1740
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1740, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Rich color on nicely blued paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, F-VF 75; SMQ $1,600.00)

2,600
2,100
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1741
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1741, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Block of four, top stamps h.r., detailed impression on nicely blued paper, few trivial perf separations at top

FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

Bottom left stamp with Economist Stamp Co. handstamp.

11,500
4,750
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1742°
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1742, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Intense shade on deeply blued paper, neat strike of cancel at upper left leaves design clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

2,250
1,800
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1743
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1743, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Brilliant color on nicely blued paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal

1,250
0
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1744
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1744, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, brilliant color on nicely blued paper, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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1745
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1745, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Block of four, disturbed original gum, brilliant color on nicely blued paper, Fine, a scarce block

6,000
1,500
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