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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
310
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 310, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, large margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

400
300
311
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 311, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. right plate no. 11260 block of six, large even margins other sides, two slight wrinkles in selvage, one extending into gum, still Very Fine

1,800
700
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312
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 312, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Bottom plate no. 12288 single, unused (no gum), large margins other sides, diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

1,750
1,400
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313
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 313, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Rich color, neat Salem Ohio oval handstamp and additional cork cancel, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce shade, our census of used 537a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/537a/537a.pdf , records a total of 20 used singles and two used blocks of four, most of which have precancels, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate

1,750
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314
ogbl
1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (538). Wallace Cleland's outstanding rotary coil waste study consisting of 60 plate blocks in varying sizes plus 12 star blocks without plate nos., mix of Mint N.H. and hinged, study shows examples from all three of the Durland listed marginal marking arrangements, incl. plate no. plus "S30", plate no. alone and plate no. plus star, most of the listed plate nos. for the first arrangement included with notes indicating number of reported examples (some one or two reported), three of the second arrangement incl. two with imperf top margins (one a beautifully centered Mint N.H. block of eight), approximately half of the third arrangement plate nos. included, range of centering with some quite nice, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail more than $8,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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315
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 315, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)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. with top plate no. "S 20" selvage, average centering for this difficult issue, natural inclusion in hair, Very Good, only a few examples of this rarity are known with the "S 20" plate number selvage

4,000
1,100
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316
ngbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 316, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)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). Top plate no. 7462 and "S 20" block of four, unused (no gum), typical centering for this issue, natural inclusion top left stamp

A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

Small backstamp. Scott Retail as original gum

17,500
3,250
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317
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2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540). Wallace Cleland's extensive rotary coil waste study consisting of more than 180 plate blocks in varying sizes, mix of Mint N.H. and hinged, study shows examples from all three of the Durland listed marginal marking arrangements, incl. plate no. plus "S 30", plate no. alone and plate no. plus star, large range of the listed plate nos. without duplication, notes indicating number of reported examples (some two or three reported), also a few No. 540a, range of centering with some choice examples, largely Fine, some Very Fine, an outstanding and valuable collection which would be exceedingly difficult to duplicate, Scott Retail more than $25,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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318
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 318, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)$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, h.r. in the selvage, rich colors, well-centered, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, small thin spot in selvage at right, still Very Fine

4,000
1,900
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319
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 319, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H. top plate no. 17148 and large 5-point star block of eight, vivid color, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine, a premium quality Mint N.H. 5-point star plate block, scarce in this condition

1,200
3,250
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320
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 320, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 17190 and large 5-point star block of six, light hinged, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem

600
400
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321
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 321, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 16786 and large 5-point star block of six, well-centered throughout, Extremely Fine

600
425
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322
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 322, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 17122 and large 5-point star block of six, lightly hinged, choice centering, Extremely Fine

600
350
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323
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 323, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 17165 and large 5-point star block of six, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine

600
325
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324
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 324, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 17188 and large 6-point star block of six, stamps Mint N.H., pencil notations on back of selvage at left and right, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

950
190
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325
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 325, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Right plate no. 17196 and large 6-point star block of six, some slight adherence on gum, selvage perf separations reinforced, Fine-Very Fine

1,000
160
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326
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 326, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Top plate no. 16787 and large 6-point star block of eight, intense shade, selvage clipped at corners, still Very Fine

950
150
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327
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 327, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)9c Rose (561), 9c Rose (561)9c Rose (561). Mint N.H. top plate no. 15259 block of six, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice

400
110
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328
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 328, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H. right plate no. 18398 and large 5-point star block of six, deep shade on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine

200
110
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329
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 329, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H. right plate no. 17422 and large 5-point star block of six, well-centered, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

825
200
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330
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 330, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H. right plate no. 18670 and large 5-point star block of eight, bright and fresh, small nick in selvage at bottom right outside the plate block of six, Extremely Fine

850
700
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331
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 331, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Collection of plate no. and star blocks of six, 13 different plus two used pairs and used block of four, approximately five Mint N.H., others hinged incl. the best-centered blocks, Scott Retail for the plate blocks only

8,850
1,700
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332
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 332, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14439 block of six, exceptionally well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem

475
700
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333
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 333, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. top plate no. F17482 and bottom plate no. 19144 blocks of six, slightly different shades, top with natural gum skip in one, Fine

1,600
400
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334
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 334, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14268 block of six, intense shade, typical natural gum bend, Fine-Very Fine

525
130
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335
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 335, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14306 block of six, wide margins and choice centering, usual light natural gum bends, Extremely Fine

1,100
550
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336
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 336, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 481-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. arrow, marker and double plate no. block of eight, wonderfully well-centered throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE $5.00 1922 ISSUE PLATE BLOCK.

Very few plate blocks of this 1922 Issue high value exist in this superb post-office fresh condition

2,800
1,900
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