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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
281
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 281, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-78S-B). Complete set of ten, partial set of eight (missing 2c and 12c) plus block of four of 3c, majority with original gum (some part or disturbed), mixed condition with some flaws to be expected, the 3c block with original gum and Fine, the singles Fine or appear so

4,600
850
282
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 282, Essays and Proofs: 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 plus an extra 2c, original gum, a few h.r., mixed centering as always, Very Good-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 by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of these specimens and determined that the overprints were applied by a bond-numbering mechanical device

2,750
1,600
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283
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 283, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-90c 1879-89 American Bank Note Issues, Specimen and Sample Ovpts. (189S-211S-D, 212S/191S-K, 212S/191S-L), 1c-90c 1879-89 American Bank Note Issues, Specimen and Sample Ovpts. (189S-211S-D, 212S/191S-K, 212S/191S-L)1c-90c 1879-89 American Bank Note Issues, Specimen and Sample Ovpts. (189S-211S-D, 212S/191S-K, 212S/191S-L). Three sets, incl. the series of ten Ty. D Specimens, four with original gum, several with thins, Fine or appear so, also both sets of the Sample ovpts. incl. with and without "A." (wihout "A" missing three of the 2c trial colors), 5c Garfield with ms. "Sample" (216S-N), couple duplicates, small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine, prepared for the contract to print the 1890 Issue

2,880
700
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284
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 284, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints3c-$4.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (232S, 233S, 235S, 237S, 239S, 244S-E), 3c-$4.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (232S, 233S, 235S, 237S, 239S, 244S-E)3c-$4.00 Columbian, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (232S, 233S, 235S, 237S, 239S, 244S-E). First three unused (no gum), $4.00 unused (regummed), others original gum, 3c s.e. at bottom, 30c some faults, Fine-Very Fine group

2,575
800
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285
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 285, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1895-98 Bureau Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S, 279BS, 268S-276S, 277S-278S-E), 1c-$5.00 1895-98 Bureau Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S, 279BS, 268S-276S, 277S-278S-E)1c-$5.00 1895-98 Bureau Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (279S, 279BS, 268S-276S, 277S-278S-E). Original gum, few h.r., rich colors, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, also incl. No. 220 with same ovpt.

2,125
650
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286
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 286, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-293S-E), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-293S-E)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-293S-E). Most with "Specimen" reading up diagonally, original gum, few h.r., 50c s.e. at right, few small faults incl. $1.00 light horizontal crease at top, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce set, five with 1987 P.F. certificates

3,150
1,600
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287
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 287, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE). Mostly original gum, 5c adhering to card, 2c and 4c s.e. at right (latter small nick), few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, three with 1987 P.F. certificates

3,150
1,200
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288
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 288, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. F. (285S-F), 1c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. F. (285S-F)1c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. F. (285S-F). Original gum, h.r., rich color, bold overprint, small thin spots, Fine appearance, scarce, with 1987 P.F. certificate

850
1,200
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289
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 289, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294S-299S-E), 1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294S-299S-E)1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294S-299S-E). Including extra 1c and 10c, original gum, h.r. and couple disturbed, one 1c no gum, few small flaws incl. thin spots, Fine appearing set

1,880
550
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290
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 290, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S-313S-E), 1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S-313S-E)1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S-313S-E). Complete set plus additional 15c top imprint pair with diagonal overprints, singles showing overprints in various places incl. at top, bottom, left or right reading up, all original gum except 2c Ty. 1, $1.00 and $2.00, couple small flaws incl. thins, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce set and desirable with the imprint pair (which has a 1988 P.F. certificate)

3,250
1,000
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291
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 291, Essays and Proofs: 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). Complete set affixed to letterhead "Edwin C. Madden, Third Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office Department, Washington, April 16, 1904", addressed to Allen Cockrell in Washington, states in part, "I take the pleasure in enclosing to you herewith one set of the Commemorative Series, 1904, (Louisiana Purchase) postage stamps...This is the second set to be given away. The first was given to the Daughters of the American Revolution, to enclose in the corner stone of their Memorial Continental Hall...The stamps will not be placed on sale to the public at any post office until April 30th next. Respectfully, Edwin C. Madden. P.S. These stamps are all marked "specimen." No stamps can be given away except as specimen.", the 3c defective with portion of bottom missing, letter toned

A RARE AND HISTORIC SET OF SPECIMENS FOR THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE EARLIEST SET THAT CAN BE DOCUMENTED -- TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

Allen V. Cockrell was Secretary of the Interstate Commerce Commission and son of Missouri Senator Francis C. Cockrell. The DAR Continental building still stands in Washington. Presumably, the set given to them remains in the corner stone.

Scott Retail as normal set $1,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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292
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 292, Essays and Proofs: 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). 1c-5c Mint N.H., 10c lightly hinged, rich colors, 5c natural s.e. at left, fresh and Fine set, accompanied by original envelope titled "Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Series 1904. Specimen." (Ty. E), as well as a multi-colored Exposition map label, Scott Retail as hinged set of stamps only

1,750
1,200
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293
P
1c-50c 1884-91 Issues, "Specimen" Ovpts. and Card Proofs (J15SD-J21SD, J1P4-J28P4). Set of Ty. D Specimens, all but two no gum, small flaws incl. thins, appear Fine, also five sets of card proofs covering the shade transitions (missing 2c Claret), Very Fine, Scott Retail approx. $1,100.00

E. 300-400
130
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294
Sbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 294, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints5c Dark Blue, 1865 Issue, Red Specimen Ovpt. Ty. C (PR5S-C), 5c Dark Blue, 1865 Issue, Red Specimen Ovpt. Ty. C (PR5S-C)5c Dark Blue, 1865 Issue, Red Specimen Ovpt. Ty. C (PR5S-C). Block of four, rich color on bright paper, few perf separations at center sensibly reinforced, faint creases, Fine appearance, the underlying stamp is 1875 Reprint, Scott Retail as singles

1,600
1,100
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295
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 295, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$60.00 1875-81 Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (PR14S-PR81S-D), 1c-$60.00 1875-81 Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (PR14S-PR81S-D)1c-$60.00 1875-81 Issues, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. D (PR14S-PR81S-D). Complete set of 25, also two facsimiles and a few duplicates, $60.00 faded, few other faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

2,230
500
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296
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 296, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Specimen Ovpt. (264S/278S-O), 1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Specimen Ovpt. (264S/278S-O)1c-$5.00 1895 Bureau Issue, "Universal Postal Congress" Specimen Ovpt. (264S/278S-O). Lacking the $1.00 Type I to be complete, original gum, most h.r., 1c s.e. at right, 4c rounded corner at top right, few minor imperfections, Fine-Very Fine

2,050
600
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297
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 297, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-50c Deep Claret, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. Ty. O (J38S-J44S-O), 1c-50c Deep Claret, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. Ty. O (J38S-J44S-O)1c-50c Deep Claret, "Universal Postal Congress" Ovpt. Ty. O (J38S-J44S-O). Original gum, higher denominations lightly hinged, lower bit heavy h.r., 3c s.e. at left, Fine-Very Fine set, only 125 were produced

875
400
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298
S
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 298, Essays and Proofs: Specimen Overprints1c-$100.00 1895-97 Issue, Universal Postal Congress Ovpt. Ty. O (PR114S-PR125S-O), 1c-$100.00 1895-97 Issue, Universal Postal Congress Ovpt. Ty. O (PR114S-PR125S-O)1c-$100.00 1895-97 Issue, Universal Postal Congress Ovpt. Ty. O (PR114S-PR125S-O). Complete set, rich colors, original gum, h.r., some s.e., few reperfed, some faults incl. thins on high values and a few others, Fine-Very Fine appearance, only 125 sets were produced

2,700
400
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299
S
Universal Postal Congress Specimen Ovpt. Balance. Eight items, incl. Nos. E5S, PR114S, PR118S, PR120S, two 2c entires (U311S and U315S), 4c and 5c cut squares (U324S and U331S), some faults incl. first reperfed, overall Fine-Very Fine

1,125
300
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