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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1925
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1925, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (525-530, 530, 536), 1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (525-530, 530, 536)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (525-530, 530, 536). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, Nos. 528A and 528B Mint N.H. (former with pre-printing paperfolds), few h.r., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

2,232
425
1926
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1926, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Gray Green, Double Impression (525d), 1c Gray Green, Double Impression (525d)1c Gray Green, Double Impression (525d). Showing clear doubling of the entire design, natural s.e. at right with full guide line, neat wavy-line machine cancel, small tear at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, a great rarity as only two used examples have ever been certified as genuine, the other copy was recently offered in our Natalee Grace sale, with 2007 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 300-400
275
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1927
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1927, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Mint N.H. top plate no. 11900 block of six with wide selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

175
0
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1928
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1928, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b), 3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b)3c Violet, Ty. III, Printed on Both Sides (529b). Clear impression on back printed inverted in relation to the front, natural s.e. at bottom showing guide line, the guide line also appears on back which shows part of two impressions, lightly hinged, Fine, a rare example of the 3c Violet Ty. III Offset issue printed on both sides

2,500
750
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1929
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1929, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impression (530a), 3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impression (530a)3c Purple, Ty. IV, Double Impression (530a). Showing clear doubling of the entire design, rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, horizontal crease ending in tear at left, Very Fine appearance, a great rarity, our census of Scott 530a, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/530a/530a.pdf , records approximately 141 unused copies (including a pane of 100) and three used (two off cover), with 2004 P.F. certificate stating it is a genuine double impression but declining opinion as to the cancellation, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate making no such qualification, offered on its own merits

E. 300-400
225
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1930
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1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issue, Imperforates (531-532, 534, 534A, 535). Plate no. blocks of six, first three Mint N.H., other two few stamps h.r., bright colors, large margins, No. 534A small scuff at top, otherwise Very Fine

1,240
350
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1931
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1931, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Centerline block of four, top pair small h.r.'s, bottom pair Mint N.H, fresh, huge margins, Extremely Fine

750
325
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1932
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1932, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Right plate no. 10918 block of six, lightly hinged at top, other four stamps Mint N.H., huge margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

370
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1933
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1933, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Top arrow block of four, huge margins and rich color, neat Benton Harbor Mich. 1921 grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine

675
350
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1934
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1934, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Left arrow block of four, huge margins and rich color, perfect bold Benton Harbor Mich. 1920 grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine

675
850
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1935
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1935, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H., large to huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE VII IMPERFORATE OFFSET STAMP.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,450.00)

3,250
2,700
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1936
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1936, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Block of four, huge margins including part of eight adjoining stamps and plate no. 12809 selvage at top, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp h.r., brilliant color, few natural gum creases

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF THE TYPE VII IMPERFORATE OFFSET STAMP, SCOTT 534B.

According to Armstrong, the imperforates were issued to satisfy the needs of the last remaining private coil manufacturer. The Mail-O-Meter Company merged with the Schermack Company and so these issues are also known with the Schermack Type III perforations, such as are also seen on Scott 314A and 482A. However, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps without Schermack perfs did reach the public.

Scott Retail as singles

11,500
4,875
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1937
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1937, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Right plate no. 12275 block of six, lightly hinged, large and even margins, rich color, center left stamp tiny ink mark

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE OFFSET STAMP, SCOTT 534B.

According to Armstrong, the imperforates were issued to satisfy the needs of the last remaining private coil manufacturer. The Mail-O-Meter Company merged with the Schermack Company and so these issues are also known with the Schermack Type III perforations, such as are also seen on Scott 314A and 482A. However, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps without Schermack perfs did reach the public.

We have offered only one other plate block since our 1996 Rarities sale. P.F. certificate no longer accompanies.

17,000
8,500
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1938
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1938, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large to huge margins, strong color on bright paper with neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1977 and 1994 P.F. certificates

1,250
850
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1939
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1939, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Schermack Ty. III (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Schermack Ty. III (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Schermack Ty. III (534B). Pair, brilliant color, Fine

1,275
850
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1940
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1940, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six, soft pastel color, fresh Very Fine

400
160
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1941
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1941, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 10025 blocks at bottom and left, natural s.e. other sides with arrow and guideline at top, fresh, Very Good-Fine, Scott Retail as plate blocks and singles

4,760
625
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1942
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1942, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a), 1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a). Bright color, outstanding centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, Colman guarantee backstamp, drastically undercatalogued in Scott given its rarity, we have only offered four pairs and one block of four since keeping computerized records, this is one of the finest pairs extant, with 2011P.F. certificate

1,350
550
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1943
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1943, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a), 1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a)1c Gray Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (536a). H.r. at center, bright color, natural gum bends, Fine, with XXXX P.F. certificate

1,350
160
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1944
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1944, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Barely hinged, vibrant color, unusually well centered, an Extremely Fine and select example of this rare color variety, signed Sloane in pencil and with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott Catalogue footnote states that value for Scott 537a is for the grade of Fine

1,250
1,200
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1945
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1c-3c 1919-21 Issues (538, 540-543, 545). Blocks of four, some h.r., bright colors, fresh and Fine

1,105
300
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1946
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1c-3c 1919-21 Issues (538, 540-543). Plate no. blocks of four, including two each of Nos. 538, 540 and 543 (different configurations), four Mint N.H. including one 540 and 542, few h.r., rich colors, Fine

1,407
225
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1947
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1947, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Mint N.H., strong color, small painted over scrape near Washington's forehead, Fine appearance, with 2011 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,100
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1948
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1948, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Single hinge mark, intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1974 and 2008 P.F. certificates.

2,750
2,700
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1949
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1949, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Single h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Very Good, with XXXX P.F. certificate

2,750
950
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1950
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1950, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540). Mint N.H. top star and plate no. 13779 block of ten, imperforate at top margin, rich color and sharp impression, choice centering, Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block of four and singles

440
0
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1951
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1951, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11 (542). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with right plate no. 10152 block of six, one stamp with small gum adherence, pos. 40 (in the plate block) with perf flaws, mostly Fine with some near the top of the pane Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

3,120
225
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1952
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1952, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Barest trace of what may be hinging, rich color and detailed impression

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY. PROBABLY FEWER THAN 20 OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544, EXIST IN ANY UNUSED STATE.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press sheet stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier experimental printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

With copy of 1974 P.F. certificate.

22,500
7,500
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1953
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1953, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Far better centering than typically found on this scarce stamp, rich color, light cancel, certificate mentions "small corner fault at top right and a small horizontal crease at left", both are quite minor and do not detract from the stamp's Very Fine appearance, with 2011 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,300
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1954
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1954, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Mint N.H. top plate no. 13651 block of six, brilliant color, perfs scissors-separated and intact at right, fresh and Fine Mint N.H. plate block

1,450
275
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1955
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1955, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, light natural gum bends, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

920
170
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1956
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1956, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, Very Fine, bottom right stamp small backstamp, Scott Retail as singles

820
550
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1957
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1957, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Top plate nos. 8179/8177 and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, rich colors, few natural gum bends, two staple holes in selvage as usual, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and attractive plate block

4,000
1,400
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1958
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1958, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 525-547a)$5.00 Lake & Black (547a), $5.00 Lake & Black (547a)$5.00 Lake & Black (547a). Mint N.H. with Black plate no. 8179 at top, intense color with a hint of oxidation, Extremely Fine example of this shade variety, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $710.00)

425
700
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