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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Specimen Overprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3274
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3274, Specimen Overprints12c Black, Plate 3, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (36BS-A), 12c Black, Plate 3, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (36BS-A)12c Black, Plate 3, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (36BS-A). Original gum, couple short or pulled perfs at left, otherwise Very Fine, the Type A "Specimen" overprint is extremely rare, with 1979 P.F. certificate

3,500
750
3275
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3275, Specimen Overprints24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (37S-A), 24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (37S-A)24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (37S-A). Nicely centered but discolored and with some faults, reasonably attractive, since there are so very few examples to choose from, condition is really not a significant factor, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,000
225
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3276
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3276, Specimen Overprints30c Orange, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (38S-A), 30c Orange, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (38S-A)30c Orange, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (38S-A). Slightly faded and couple small faults, otherwise Fine, as with the preceding lot, condition is really not a factor with this rare variety as there are so very few to choose from, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,000
225
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3277
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3277, Specimen Overprints1c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (63S-A), 1c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (63S-A)1c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A (63S-A). With additional tiny ms. "x" above overprint, perfs slightly in at left, Very Good and scarce

900
600
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3278
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3278, Specimen Overprints10c Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (68S-A), 10c Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (68S-A)10c Dark Green, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (68S-A). Faint ms. "Issued 1861" on back, couple slight staining spots, otherwise Fine

900
600
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3279
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3279, Specimen Overprints24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (70S-A), 24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (70S-A)24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (70S-A). Wide margins with interpane centerline margin at right, ms. "Issued 1861" on back, Extremely Fine and undoubtedly the finest example of this rare Specimen 1861 stamp extant, with 1953 P.F. certificate identifying the stamp as Lilac -- Lilac is not a Scott-listed shade of No. 70, this appears to be No. 78 Lilac, perhaps there was confusion at the time this Specimen was listed, we are following the current Scott Catalogue, but we recommend the editors change the listing to No. 78S

900
1,800
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3280
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3280, Specimen Overprints90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (72S-A), 90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (72S-A)90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (72S-A). Additional small ms. mark in overprint, paper adherence at right, trivial corner perf tip crease, appears Fine, extremely rare

900
375
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3281
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3281, Specimen Overprints5c Brown, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (76S-A), 5c Brown, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (76S-A)5c Brown, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (76S-A). 1863 shade, ms. "Issued 1861" on back, single short perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare 1861 Issue Specimen

3,500
1,700
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3282
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3282, Specimen Overprints1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (86S-A), 1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (86S-A)1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (86S-A). Part original gum, natural s.e. at left, ms. "Issued 1861" on back and additional tiny ms. check mark above overprint, Fine, with 1953 P.F. certificate

1,000
450
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3283
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3283, Specimen Overprints3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (94S-A), 3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (94S-A)3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (94S-A). Original gum, some paper remnants and faintly toned, otherwise Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
500
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3284
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3284, Specimen Overprints30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (100S-A), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (100S-A)30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. A. (100S-A). Ms. "Issue 1861" on back, trivial perf flaw, Fine, with 1953 P.F. certificate

1,250
400
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3285
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3285, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B). Complete set of ten different values, all original gum except 15c, overprint is faint on the 12c as always, 10c reperfed at right, otherwise virtually all Fine-Very Fine

2,120
500
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3286
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3286, Specimen Overprints12c Blackish Violet, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (162S-B), 12c Blackish Violet, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (162S-B)12c Blackish Violet, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (162S-B). The discovery copy and possibly unique, original gum, h.r., Fine, first listed in the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue in 1975 based on this example, there are five other values listed for the 1873 Bank Note Issue and they have a Scott Retail of $700.00 to $750.00 each, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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3287
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3287, Specimen Overprints30c Greenish Black, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (165S-B), 30c Greenish Black, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (165S-B)30c Greenish Black, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (165S-B). Original gum, h.r., Fine, Very Rare with only two or three believed known, undervalued in Scott, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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3288
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3288, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1879-83 American Bank Note Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (189S-211S-D), 1c-90c 1879-83 American Bank Note Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (189S-211S-D)1c-90c 1879-83 American Bank Note Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (189S-211S-D). The series of ten as listed, some original gum, there are two of the 90c and both appear to have the so-called "Black Brown" overprint (No. 191S-Da), 30c thin spot, otherwise Fine

920
275
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3289
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3289, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K), 1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K)1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K). The complete set of ten of various values from the 1879-87 Bank Notes plus the three 2c Trial Colors, also incl. 10c without ovpt, nearly all original gum, 90c thin spot and few other minor flaws, otherwise Fine lot, these were prepared for the contract to print the 1890 Issue

1,055
225
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3290
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3290, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Trial Color Stamps with "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-191S-L), 1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Trial Color Stamps with "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-191S-L)1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Trial Color Stamps with "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-191S-L). Complete set of ten plus the 10c and 15c without ovpt (10c margin faults and not counted), about half with original gum, 30c small faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, these were prepared for the contract to print the 1890 Issue, basically in the color scheme used for Nos. 219-229

850
200
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3291
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3291, Specimen Overprints4c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Handstamped "Sample" with Manuscript "A", and Manuscript "Sample A" Ovpts. (191S-211S-M, 216S-N), 4c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Handstamped "Sample" with Manuscript "A", and Manuscript "Sample A" Ovpts. (191S-211S-M, 216S-N)4c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, Handstamped "Sample" with Manuscript "A", and Manuscript "Sample A" Ovpts. (191S-211S-M, 216S-N). Last both Black and Red Ovpts, 10c and 4c original gum, 4c s.e and both small faults, red ms. ovpt. color bleed, otherwise Fine lot, much scarcer than the usual "Sample" and "Sample A" overprints,

740
275
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3292
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3292, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E). Original gum, 90c minor corner thin, otherwise Fine set, the 2c Lake was not released with Specimen overprint

1,675
2,200
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3293
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3293, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Horizontal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Horizontal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Horizontal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (219S-229S-E). Each overprint carefully placed at or near the bottom of the stamp so as to avoid obliterating the portrait, original gum, h.r., 15c and 30c wide natural s.e., 90c a bit oxidized, Fine set, the 2c Lake was not released with Specimen overprint

1,675
2,100
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3294
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3294, Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (230S-245S-E), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (230S-245S-E)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (230S-245S-E). 15c part original gum, others original gum, 6c minor thin

FINE-VERY FINE SET OF THE COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT. VERY FEW SETS SURVIVE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

The $4.00 in this set is among the finest we have ever encountered.

7,200
4,000
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3295
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3295, Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (264S-278S-E), 1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (264S-278S-E)1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (264S-278S-E). Complete set except the 2c is No. 267aS-E, there is no $1.00 Ty. II and the 1c and 4c are the colors of the 1898 Issue, original gum except some lower values to the 10c no gum, some higher values Mint N.H., all overprints carefully placed horizontally toward the bottoms of the stamps to avoid obliterating the portraits, also incl. $1.00 Ty. I with Double "Specimen" Ovpt., our guess is that the person applying the overprint was not satisfied with the placement of the first one at the bottom of the bust, so another was struck in the right margin reading down and can clearly be seen, a most unusual variety, Fine-Very Fine

2,460
850
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3296
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3296, Specimen Overprints1c-15c 1898 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S-284S-E, 279BjS-E), 1c-15c 1898 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S-284S-E, 279BjS-E)1c-15c 1898 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S-284S-E, 279BjS-E). Original gum, 1c, 5c 10c and 15c reperfed (10c faint ovpt), the booklet pane of six is Mint N.H., Fine appearing lot

1,410
225
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3297
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3297, Specimen Overprints2c Red, Ty. IV, Dark Blue Specimen Ovpt. (279BS var), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Dark Blue Specimen Ovpt. (279BS var)2c Red, Ty. IV, Dark Blue Specimen Ovpt. (279BS var). 13mm long in block letters with no period, original gum, thin spot, about Fine appearance, accompanying December 1980 letter from James Hatcher, Scott Catalog Editor Emeritus, states that it "appears to be Overprint D lacking the period", he was on the right track but failed to notice that the overprint is wider and taller than Ty. D, which is found on Official Special Printings, with 1980 P.F. certificate calling this a "279 B-S"

E. 300-400
375
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3298
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3298, Specimen Overprints2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E), 2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E)2c Red, Ty. IV, Booklet Pane of Six, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279BjS-E). Complete unexploded booklet of two panes, Mint N.H., additional "Specimen" handstamp on booklet cover, top pane light even toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, very scarce, Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. panes of six

1,500
800
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3299
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3299, Specimen Overprints1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E Reading Up at Right (285S-293S-E), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E Reading Up at Right (285S-293S-E)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E Reading Up at Right (285S-293S-E). Original gum, virtually all with thin spots, some minor, couple lower values also reperfed, otherwise Fine set, very scarce with only 100 sets issued

3,150
1,000
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3300
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3300, Specimen Overprints1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (294S-299S-E), 1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (294S-299S-E)1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (294S-299S-E). H.r., 10c part original gum, 5c natural s.e., Fine-Very Fine, very scarce with only 170 sets issued

1,410
2,000
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3301
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3301, Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E), 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E)1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Diagonal Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E). H.r., 10c no gum, 3c and 4c thin spot (trivial on 3c), otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,950
950
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3302
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3302, Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Horizontal or Vertical Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E), 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Horizontal or Vertical Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E)1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Horizontal or Vertical Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (300S-313S-E). Faintly hinged or Mint N.H., 8c and 13c natural s.e., four overprints at top or bottom edges of stamps, others vertical at edges up or down, all carefully placed in such a manner as to avoid obliterating portraits, Fine-Very Fine

2,950
750
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3303
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3303, Specimen Overprints1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (323S-327S-E), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (323S-327S-E)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. E (323S-327S-E). No gum, 2c tear at top, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,750
1,600
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3304
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3304, Specimen Overprints10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. D and E (E1S-E6S), 10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. D and E (E1S-E6S)10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Specimen Ovpts. Ty. D and E (E1S-E6S). Original gum, Nos. E2 and E5 wide left s.e.'s (former minor thin spot), otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,140
900
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3305
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3305, Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-278S-O, E5S-O), 1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-278S-O, E5S-O)1c-$5.00 1895 Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (264S-278S-O, E5S-O). No. E5 original gum, others no gum, 3c and $1.00 Ty. I natural s.e., $1.00 Ty. II small thin, otherwise virtually all Fine-Very Fine, rare set with only 125 issued

2,650
700
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3306
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3306, Specimen Overprints1c-50c 1895-97 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38S-J44S-O), 1c-50c 1895-97 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38S-J44S-O)1c-50c 1895-97 Postage Due, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. (J38S-J44S-O). Complete set, original gum, h.r., 1c blunted perfs, four others s.e. incl. 3c both horizontal sides, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, very scarce with only 125 sets issued

875
160
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3307
S
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3307, Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J). The complete set of ten different, original gum, mixed centering and perf flaws as always, generally Fine, these are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), recent research published in the Chronicle determined that the overprints were applied by a bond-numbering mechanical device

2,425
850
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