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Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
680
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 680, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil, Perforated 14 Vertically (481 var), 1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil, Perforated 14 Vertically (481 var)1c Green, Boy Scout Private Coil, Perforated 14 Vertically (481 var). Rich color, outstanding centering with wide margins, including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, bold "New York N.Y." precancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 14 "BOY SCOUT COIL". THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE COIL WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

These privately perforated coils were produced for use on mailings by the Boy Scouts of America and are only known with the New York precancel. A Power Search review found four other examples offered in our sales since 1999. This example is by far the best centered among the few we have offered. Each of the others we have encountered is centered to one side.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
681
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 681, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A). Deep rich color on bright white paper, Schermack perforations completely intact at right including portion of adjoining stamp, margin barely clear of design at left, cancel leaves design characteristics clearly visible, small thin spot in margin at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY 43 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

Scott 482A, like its more famous predecessor, Scott 314A, was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off. Unlike Scott 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, and, therefore, this stamp has a very small survival rate.

Our census of Scott 482A, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/482A/482A.pdf , records three covers, one unused single, a used pair and 37 used singles for a total of 43 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side.

Census No. 482A-CAN-21. Ex Laila. With 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

65,000
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682
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 682, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Double error in block of twelve, Mint N.H., huge margins all around, bottom margin showing full guide line, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR, OF WHICH LESS THAN 50 SHEETS WERE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was sent back 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 both Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505).The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Zoellner

47,500
19,500
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683
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 683, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. joint line pair, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, ex Vineyard, with 1996 P.F. certificate

120
150
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684
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 684, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Joint line pair, bright color, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS UNWATERMARKED HORIZONTAL COIL.

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 1965 and 1990 P.F. certificates.

13,000
11,000
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685
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 685, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, lightly hinged and with light pencil notations on back, lovely color and choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II ROTARY PRESS UNWATERMARKED COIL.

With 1967 P.F. certificate

5,750
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686
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 686, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $760.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by seven others

115
700
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687
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 687, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line pair, bright color, appears to be perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90), undergraded in our opinion

230
250
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688
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 688, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H., outstanding margins and centering, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

30
190
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689
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 689, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hoffman, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

160
350
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690
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 690, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H. pair, beautifully centered, gorgeous pastel color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00)

50
350
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691
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 691, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H. pair, perfect centering, bright pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, a fresh and superb pair, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00)

50
300
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692
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 692, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. joint line pair, fresh color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Scarsdale, with 2000 P.F. certificate

160
350
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693
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 693, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. pair, pretty shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only three pairs have graded higher

50
300
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694
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 694, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Blue, Coil (496), 5c Blue, Coil (496)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00)

65
150
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695
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 695, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex Killien, with 1992 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $360.00)

260
250
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696
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 696, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb Mint N.H. joint line pair, ex Scarsdale, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only one has graded higher

260
600
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697
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 697, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Lake, Ty. I (499h), 2c Lake, Ty. I (499h)2c Lake, Ty. I (499h). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, reperfed at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, a scarce shade, with clear 2004 P.F. certificate for pair

1,000
225
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698
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 698, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., gorgeous shade and distinct Ty. Ia impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

550
475
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699
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 699, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501), 3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501)3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501). Mint N.H., bright shade and beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded

23
350
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700
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 700, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, nicely centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1992 and 2009 P.F. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

30
400
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701
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 701, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Brown (503), 4c Brown (503)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, ex Killien, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $400.00 as 98), only two have graded higher

20
900
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702
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 702, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Blue (504), 5c Blue (504)5c Blue (504). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, deep rich color, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00)

18
375
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703
nhbl
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 703, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. single error in a block of nine, bright color, couple narrow natural gum skips in top stamps not affecting the error which is Very Fine, block overall Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,000
425
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704
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 704, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)6c Red Orange (506), 6c Red Orange (506)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, brilliant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $180.00 as 95, $600.00 as 98)

27
200
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705
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 705, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)9c Salmon Red (509), 9c Salmon Red (509)9c Salmon Red (509). Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $650.00 as 98), only one has graded higher

27
750
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706
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 706, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Mint N.H., bright color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

36
350
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707
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 707, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H., wide margins, beautiful pastel color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. (for pair) and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00)

18
425
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708
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 708, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $475.00 as 98), only one has graded higher

22
500
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709
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 709, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., bright color, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates (Superb 98)

22
500
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710
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 710, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Mint N.H., huge margins and essentially perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Killien, with 1989 P.F. certificate for block of four, this is the bottom left stamp

80
375
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711
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 711, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 515 WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

Ex Whitman. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $1,200.00 as 98). This is one of only two examples at this grade -- there is also one 100J in the P.S.E. Population Report.

100
1,800
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712
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 712, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., vivid color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

115
335
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713
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 713, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., bright shade on crisp paper, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

95
375
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714
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 714, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Mint N.H., fresh color on brilliant paper, crisp proof-like impression, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTREMELY RARE CENTERED, MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE IN THE DEEP BROWN SHADE, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

According to Johl, a small number of stamps was printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue of the 1917 $1.00 stamp. During the course of the six years that the stamp was issued, all other printings were made in the normal shade. Centered Mint Never-Hinged examples such as the stamp offered here are true condition rarities.

Ex Silver Lake, Cohen and from our 1977 Rarities sale. With 1983, 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $9,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to any original gum example of Scott 518b. The next highest Mint N.H. grade is VG 50. The highest hinged grade is VF 80.

4,000
6,250
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715
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 715, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, a scarce centered Mint N.H. example of this issue, with 1979 P.F. certificate

850
1,000
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716
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 716, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., beautiful centering with wide margins all around, fresh colors on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,300.00)

1,150
1,900
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717
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 717, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, bright colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

360
750
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