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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1842
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1842, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)1c-20c 1916-17 Issue (462-466, 468-472, 474-476), 1c-20c 1916-17 Issue (462-466, 468-472, 474-476)1c-20c 1916-17 Issue (462-466, 468-472, 474-476). Blocks of four, few with two stamps Mint N.H. (including 5c, 7c and 9c), few h.r., bright colors, few light creases, most Fine-Very Fine

5,350
1,600
1843
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1843, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)1c-12c 1916-17 Issue (462-463, 465-466, 468-471, 473-474, 481-482, 483-484), 1c-12c 1916-17 Issue (462-463, 465-466, 468-471, 473-474, 481-482, 483-484)1c-12c 1916-17 Issue (462-463, 465-466, 468-471, 473-474, 481-482, 483-484). Plate no. blocks of six, mostly from top or bottom positions, 9c Mint N.H., few h.r., rich colors, 6c one stamp with thin, mostly Fine, few Very Fine

7,707
1,600
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1844
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1844, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. I (463), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (463)2c Carmine, Ty. I (463). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, mathematically precise centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $350.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade

0
400
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1845
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1845, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)4c Orange Brown (465), 4c Orange Brown (465)4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

90
325
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1846
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1846, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., wide margins, fresh and Very Fine

850
850
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1847
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1847, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H. single in strip of three with two normal 2c, brilliant color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate for double error in block of twelve, Scott Retail as single error not in multiple with any 2c stamps

850
1,100
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1848
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1848, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Block of nine, middle stamp the error, top 2c row some light stray ink mark specks, the error not affected and is Mint N.H., Fine error single, Scott Retail as single Mint N.H. error

850
325
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1849
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1849, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Double error in block of twelve, Mint N.H., fresh color, Fine-Very Fine.

2,800
1,300
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1850
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1850, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Double error in block of twelve, natural s.e. at bottom, top left and top right 2c stamps h.r., others Mint N.H., radiant color, Very Fine

1,750
1,000
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1851
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1851, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Double error in block of twelve, two error stamps Mint N.H., most 2c stamp hinged, bottom 2c row with gum creases, top middle 2c stamp with small stain at bottom (no flaws noted on certificate), the error stamps are Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,300
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1852
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1852, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)6c Red Orange (468), 6c Red Orange (468)6c Red Orange (468). Mint N.H., vivid color and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

160
900
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1853
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1853, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)7c Black (469), 7c Black (469)7c Black (469). Mint N.H., bright shade, crisp impression, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

270
1,100
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1854
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1854, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)10c Orange Yellow (472), 10c Orange Yellow (472)10c Orange Yellow (472). Right plate no. 7213 block of six, lightly hinged, vibrant color, Very Fine

1,350
600
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1855
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1855, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)12c Claret Brown (474), 12c Claret Brown (474)12c Claret Brown (474). Wide bottom plate no. 6902 block of six, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine

625
400
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1856
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1856, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)20c Light Ultramarine (476), 20c Light Ultramarine (476)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

525
800
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1857
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1857, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)20c Light Ultramarine (476), 20c Light Ultramarine (476)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Top plate no. 6909 block of six, approx. half of narrow selvage gummed, including over plate no., large central area of hinging with small thin spot from removal, three stamps on sides Mint N.H., well-centered, Very Fine appearance, a very scarce plate block, we have offered only one other (side position) since 1993

3,600
1,900
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1858
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1858, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 4 from Plate No. 6911, Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

The 30c Perf 10 Unwatermarked, Scott 476A, has no trace of the single-line watermark. Although one or two stamps from the discovery sheets have been found with "ghost" watermarks, the Scott Catalogue and The Philatelic Foundation continue to recognize Scott 476A.

With 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

5,500
2,300
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1859
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1859, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Left margin single, intense color

FINE. A VERY RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

The 30c Perf 10 Unwatermarked, Scott 476A, has no trace of the single-line watermark. Although one or two stamps from the discovery sheets have been found with "ghost" watermarks, the Scott Catalogue and The Philatelic Foundation continue to recognize Scott 476A. This example, with wide selvage showing no trace of the watermark, is very desirable.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,000
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1860
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1860, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Lightly hinged, pretty shade, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate for pair

900
550
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1861
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1861, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Radiant color on bright paper, three wide margins, Very Fine

900
450
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1862
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1862, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, lightly hinged, pretty shade, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

4,000
1,700
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1863
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1863, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Single hinge mark, bright shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

625
700
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1864
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1864, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, fresh and Fine

625
400
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1865
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1865, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage block of four, rich color and proof-like impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED CORNER SELVAGE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 478.

Scott Retail as singles

5,600
0
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1866
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1866, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six with wide selvage, left pair Mint N.H., other four lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE.

Lewis Kaufman records only nine top and four bottom plate blocks of Scott 478. Scott Catalogue value has remained largely unchanged over the past 25 years -- this catalogued $13,000.00 when one was offered in our 1986 Rarities sale.

13,500
11,500
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1867
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1867, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Block of four, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, top pair especially choice

925
475
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1868
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1868, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Top plate no. 8015 block of six with narrow selvage, three stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, rich color, top left stamp small natural inclusion, Fine

4,250
1,250
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1869
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1869, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 90, $1,175.00 as 95)

375
475
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1870
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1870, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,090
750
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1871
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1871, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H. top plate no. 8016 block of six with wide selvage, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL 1917 PERF 10 ISSUE.

This is a surprisingly difficult issue to find as a Mint N.H. wide top plate block.

5,250
7,500
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1872
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1872, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large margins all around including part of few adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DOUBLE ERROR IN AN IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF TWELVE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Whitman. With 1992 and 2010 P.F. certificates

47,500
21,000
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1873
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1873, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Double error in block of twelve, top row lightly hinged, others (including both errors) Mint N.H., large margins, bottom error natural inclusion and tiny gum skip

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DOUBLE ERROR IN AN IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF TWELVE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Scott Retail as hinged multiple.

37,500
15,500
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1874
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1874, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in block of nine, top center stamp the error, error and most others h.r. or lightly hinged, large margins

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SINGLE ERROR IN AN IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF NINE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Scott Retail as error single without 2c stamps.

9,000
7,500
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1875
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1875, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. blocks at top and left, bottom right stamp clipped corner, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate blocks and singles

1,884
550
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1876
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1876, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, radiant color and detailed impression, attractive margins and centering, right stamp with small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 2013 P.F. certificate.

5,750
3,750
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1877
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1877, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Bright color, margins to touched, slightly blunted perfs at lower left, small natural gum crease, otherwise Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

2,500
650
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1878
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1878, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Strip of three, bright color, St. Louis Mo. oval cancels, end stamps each with small corner creases (really minor)

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS COIL ISSUE.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

4,550
0
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1879
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1879, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a difficult issue to obtain in such superb used condition, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

800
1,500
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1880
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1880, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Nicely centered, strong color, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine

800
450
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