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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2095
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2095, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Rich color, neat strike of target cancel, wide balanced margins and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $335.00)

80
950
2096
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2096, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Top imprint and plate no. 73 strip of four, stamps Mint N.H., small hinge reinforcements along ungummed selvage at top, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE PLATE NUMBER AND IMPRINT STRIP OF THE SECOND SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP.

Scott Catalogue does not even price the plate number strip in Mint N.H. condition. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles $4,600.00. Scott Retail as hinged plate number strip

5,000
3,000
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2097
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2097, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, gum crease visible on front in cross-lighting (not mentioned on accompanying certificates), still Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98), this is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded

300
1,000
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2098
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2098, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

300
425
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2099
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2099, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Left selvage block of four, top right stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., vivid color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,325
900
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2100
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2100, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 552 strip of four, original gum, h.r., major perf separations, couple thin spots, appears Fine, a scarce imprint strip, the full plate block with Scott Retail of $12,500.00

E. 300-400
500
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2101
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2101, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). With plate no. 77 selvage at bottom, original gum, small h.r., detailed impression, small natural inclusion, folded along perfs, Very Fine

900
275
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2102
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2102, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Top imprint and plate no. 881 strip of three, side stamps Mint N.H., center stamp lightly hinged, deep rich color, minor perf separations, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged strip $900.00, Scott Retail as singles

1,210
225
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2103
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2103, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a). Vertical pair, original gum, h.r., large margins, deep rich color, guide line between stamps, bottom stamp defective, otherwise Very Fine, rare

4,500
1,500
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2104
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2104, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $525.00)

525
400
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2105
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2105, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Top imprint and plate no. 4917 block of six, lightly hinged, rich color, light crease near top of selvage, Very Fine

1,075
450
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2106
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2106, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H., deep color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $690.00)

425
425
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2107
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2107, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $800.00)

190
375
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2108
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2108, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, "Pink Back" (E11), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, "Pink Back" (E11)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, "Pink Back" (E11). Mint N.H. top plate no. 11817 block of six, all six stamps clearly show the variety, rich color, fresh and Very Fine example of this desirable variety, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as normal plate block $340.00, footnote in Scott Catalogue states that the "Pink Backs" are valued at approximately 5x the normal stamps

E. 500-750
600
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2109
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Special Delivery, Panes Accumulation (E14-E18, E20). 25 panes of 50, between 3 and 6 of each issue, almost entirely Mint N.H., a few stamps in one E15 pane hinged and one row in an E14 pane gum disturbances, another E14 pane split vertically, a few perf separations to be found but overall a fresh group, Scott Retail approximately

2,900
400
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2110
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2110, Special Delivery (Scott E1-E20, F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1), 10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. left imprint, letter "A" and plate no. 5729 block of six, radiant color, tear in selvage cause by normal staple hole, Fine-Very Fine

2,750
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