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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1934 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2036
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2036, 1934 and Later Issues1c Yosemite, Imperforate Horizontally (740a), 1c Yosemite, Imperforate Horizontally (740a)1c Yosemite, Imperforate Horizontally (740a). Vertical strip of three, Positions 8/18/28, few small h.r., bright color, horizontal crease between bottom stamps, top pair Fine, a scarce and attractive multiple with centering that is normal for the genuine error, this is the first we have offered since 2003, signed "S.A." (Spencer Anderson), with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair with no premium for the bottom stamp

1,750
325
2037
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2037, 1934 and Later Issues2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b), 2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b)2c Grand Canyon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (741b). Mint N.H., brilliant color, natural gum wrinkle and natural gum skip, Fine, scarce

1,500
600
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2038
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2038, 1934 and Later Issues2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a), 2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a)2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a). With selvage at left, small h.r. at top, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, signed in pencil

850
325
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2039
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2039, 1934 and Later Issues3c Mt. Ranier, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (742a), 3c Mt. Ranier, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (742a)3c Mt. Ranier, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (742a). Lightly hinged, bright color, wide margins, few natural gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine and choice, scarce, Datz states only one pane was discovered, this is the first we have offered in over 17 years, with copy of 1960 P.F. certificate

850
650
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2040
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2040, 1934 and Later Issues4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a), 4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a). Part original gum and with brown Post Office paper affixed to back prior to perforating, defective and apparently pieced back together by the Post Office, showing four horizontal perforations at right, Fine appearance, scarce, Datz states 15 pairs are known, and approximately 6-9 have the brown Post Office paper affixed to back, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate

1,250
100
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2041
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2041, 1934 and Later Issues4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a), 4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a). Part original gum and with brown Post Office paper affixed to back prior to perforating, Very Fine, scarce, Datz states 15 pairs are known, and approximately 6-9 have the brown Post Office paper affixed to back, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate, this is the first we have offered since 1986

1,250
600
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2042
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2042, 1934 and Later Issues5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a), 5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a)5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a). Bright color, small h.r., natural gum wrinkle at bottom, Fine, scarce, Datz states only 50 pairs are known, signed in pencil

1,000
275
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2043
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2043, 1934 and Later Issues7c Arcadia, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a), 7c Arcadia, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a)7c Arcadia, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (746a). Lightly hinged, intense shade and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, Datz states only 50 pairs are known

850
700
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2044
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-1/2c-$5.00 1938 Presidential (803-834). Mint N.H., lacking Nos. 809, 811 and 813 to be complete, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $483.00)

E. 300-400
225
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2045
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-1/2c-$5.00 1938 Presidential (803-831, 832b, 832c, 833-834, 839-851). Blocks of four Nos. 803-834 except $1.00 double plate no. block of four and $2.00 and $5.00 are centerline blocks, also incl additional $5.00 pair plus Mint N.H. and used singles of $1.00 Watermarked, coils are joint line pairs, $2.00 natural gum skips, Very Fine lot

1,048
375
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2046
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1-1/2c Presidential, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (805b). Mint N.H., in pair with normal and with bottom right corner selvage, Very Fine and choice, also including 3c No. 807 Mint N.H. pair with vertical gutter

275
0
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2047
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2047, 1934 and Later Issues$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834), $1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834)$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Mint N.H. double plate nos., two "TOP" and markers blocks of twenty, rich colors, usual natural gum skips and bends, $2.00 one stamp tiny adherence, Very Fine, scarce large multiples

2,795
1,700
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2048
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$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Mint N.H. top double plate no. and arrow blocks of four, rich colors, usual natural gum bends, Very Fine and choice

505
225
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2049
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2049, 1934 and Later Issues$1.00 Presidential, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832d), $1.00 Presidential, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832d)$1.00 Presidential, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832d). Block of four with "$1.00" imprint sheet margin at bottom and selvage at right, left pair Mint N.H. (natural gum bend), right pair Mint N.H. but small mark at bottom right of selvage where trivial flaw (does not affect stamps), Very Fine and choice, a scarce position multiple of this variety, one pane each is known of the wet and dry printings

2,500
1,600
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2050
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2050, 1934 and Later Issues$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. block of four, radiant colors, Very Fine and choice, ex Saddleback

375
250
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2051
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2051, 1934 and Later Issues$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a), $5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a)$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a). Mint N.H., deep colors, beautifully centered, certificate notes a narrow natural gum skip at top,

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE COLOR VARIETY.

Signed in pencil by Sloane in pencil on back. With 2011 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,700
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2052
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2052, 1934 and Later Issues1c National Defense, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (899a), 1c National Defense, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (899a)1c National Defense, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (899a). With selvage at top, lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Fine, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with copy of 1970 P.F. certificate

600
0
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2053
c
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2053, 1934 and Later Issues5c Poland, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Blue Violet & Bright Red Over Black (909c), 5c Poland, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Blue Violet & Bright Red Over Black (909c)5c Poland, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Blue Violet & Bright Red Over Black (909c). Choice centering, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jun. 22 9-AM 1943" machine cancel on First Day cover with Artcraft cachet to Batavia N.Y., Extremely Fine stamp and cover, this is the second in any condition we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate, unpriced in Scott in any condition

E. 300-400
300
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2054
c
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2054, 1934 and Later Issues5c France, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Deep Blue & Dark Rose Over Black (915a), 5c France, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Deep Blue & Dark Rose Over Black (915a)5c France, Reverse Printing of Flag Colors -- Deep Blue & Dark Rose Over Black (915a). Horizontal pair, used with horizontal pair of 5c Greece (916) and 20c Air Post (C29), tied by "New York N.Y. Nov. 23, 1943" circular datestamp and by "Bronx-Gen. Annex" registry ovals on cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, censor's opening tape at left, few light toned specks not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, scarce use of the variety on a registered Air Post cover to Brazil, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate, listed but unpriced in any condition in Scott Catalogue

E. 300-400
300
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2055
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2055, 1934 and Later Issues3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a), 3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a)3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a). Mint N.H. pair with selvage at bottom, fresh, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

350
375
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2056
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2056, 1934 and Later Issues3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a), 3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a)3c Palomar Observatory, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (966a). Mint N.H. in strip of three with one normal, with selvage at bottom, rich color, Very Fine

350
300
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2057
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2057, 1934 and Later Issues4c Champion of Liberty, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1125a), 4c Champion of Liberty, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1125a)4c Champion of Liberty, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1125a). Mint N.H., radiant color, Very Fine example of this scarce variety, Datz states 20 pairs are reported, with copy of 1973 A.P.S. certificate

1,000
600
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2058
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2058, 1934 and Later Issues4c McDowell, Imperforate Horizontally (1138a), 4c McDowell, Imperforate Horizontally (1138a)4c McDowell, Imperforate Horizontally (1138a). Mint N.H. vertical strip of three, showing blind perfs at bottom, rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as pair

375
0
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2059
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2059, 1934 and Later Issues6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a), 6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a)6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a). Mint N.H., bright colors, Very Fine and choice, only 100 are reported, with 2011 P.F. certificate

925
400
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2060
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2060, 1934 and Later Issues6c Football, Vertical Pair, Imperf Horizontally (1382b), 6c Football, Vertical Pair, Imperf Horizontally (1382b)6c Football, Vertical Pair, Imperf Horizontally (1382b). Mint N.H., bright and fresh

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR ERROR.

This stamp was issued in 1969, but the error was not discovered until more than 35 years later. It is unusual that a major error is discovered decades later. Therefore, it is quite unlikely that any others will be found. No other errors of any kind of the 6c Football are known

With 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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2061
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2061, 1934 and Later Issues10c Energy Conservation, Orange and Green Omitted (1547b), 10c Energy Conservation, Orange and Green Omitted (1547b)10c Energy Conservation, Orange and Green Omitted (1547b). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, Very Fine and choice, much nicer than usually found for this error, ex Saddleback

550
250
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2062
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2062, 1934 and Later Issues13c Brown, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1595e), 13c Brown, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1595e)13c Brown, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1595e). Large foldover causing one error pair and another which is mostly complete, three stamps creased from foldover, Mint N.H., Very Fine example of this dramatic variety, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as single imperforate-between variety

1,250
500
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2063
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2063, 1934 and Later Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., fresh colors and well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ)

18,000
11,000
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2064
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2064, 1934 and Later Issues13c Spirit of 76, Imperforate (1631b), 13c Spirit of 76, Imperforate (1631b)13c Spirit of 76, Imperforate (1631b). Mint N.H. strip of three, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce variety

700
300
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2065
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2065, 1934 and Later Issues20c Medal of Honor, Red Omitted, 20c Medal of Honor, Red Omitted20c Medal of Honor, Red Omitted. Mint N.H. block of four, bottom left stamp with trivial fingerprint on gum, Very Fine

700
300
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2066
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2066, 1934 and Later Issues25c 2th UPU Congress, Dark Blue (engr.) Omitted (2437b), 25c 2th UPU Congress, Dark Blue (engr.) Omitted (2437b)25c 2th UPU Congress, Dark Blue (engr.) Omitted (2437b). Mint N.H. block of the four designs with selvage at bottom, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, ex Saddleback, Scott Catalogue value is for the grade of Fine

275
130
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