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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

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

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
453
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 453, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c-25c 1865-75 Newspaper Issues (PR1-PR8), 5c-25c 1865-75 Newspaper Issues (PR1-PR8)5c-25c 1865-75 Newspaper Issues (PR1-PR8). Unused, without gum as issued, appear to have proper Scott No. attribution except No. PR8 which has soft paper "porous" mesh but feels like the hard paper variety, few flaws as usual, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
454
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 454, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5), 5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5). Without gum as issued, top selvage block of six with imprint and plate no. 38, bright color, remarkably free from the flaws that can plague these large-format stamps, Fine, a scarce plate block, unlisted as such in Scott, Scott Retail as block of four and two singles

1,500
950
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455
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 455, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7), 25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7)25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7). Without gum as issued, bottom selvage imprint and plate no. 40 strip of three, rich color, some perf separations sensibly reinforced, few toned spots on back, otherwise Very Fine, scarce plate no. multiple, unlisted in Scott as a plate strip, Scott Retail as singles

900
650
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455A
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 455A, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28), $12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28). Original gum, h.r., rich color, attractively centered, reperfed at right and tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

4,500
650
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456
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 456, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102), 1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102)1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102). Bottom imprint, plate no. 90 and arrow strip of three, original gum, h.r., left stamp small corner gum soak, Fine, ex Braceland, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,000
300
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457
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 457, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102), 1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102)1c Black, 1895 Issue (PR102). Top left corner selvage block of 28 with full plate no. 90 and imprint at top and plate no. at left, 26 stamps Mint N.H., top left and bottom left stamps small h.r. and few h.r. in selvage, rich color, detailed impression, some stamps with natural gum creases, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, small thin spot in left selvage

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF 28 OF THE ONE-CENT 1895 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate block position

13,460
3,750
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458
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 458, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)2c Black, 1895 Issue (PR103), 2c Black, 1895 Issue (PR103)2c Black, 1895 Issue (PR103). Top imprint, plate no. 100 and arrow block of six, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, right pair faint vertical crease, Fine appearance

1,850
550
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459
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 459, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)5c Black, 1895 Issue (PR104), 5c Black, 1895 Issue (PR104)5c Black, 1895 Issue (PR104). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 93 and arrow strip of four, intense shade, few natural gum creases, Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

2,600
600
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460
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 460, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)10c Black, 1895 Issue (PR105), 10c Black, 1895 Issue (PR105)10c Black, 1895 Issue (PR105). Matching top and bottom imprint, plate no. 105 and arrow strips of three, original gum, bottom strip with several h.r., some perf separations reinforced, Fine and Very Good respectively

4,700
1,500
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461
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 461, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108). Bottom imprint, plate no. 136 and arrow strip of three, original gum, several narrow h.r. sensibly reinforcing perf separations, vivid color and clear impression, small thin spot in selvage

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE $2.00 1895 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

A review using Power Search found only one single stamp with plate number offered in our auctions since 1993 and our Rarities sales since 1964.

12,000
3,500
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462
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 462, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112). Bottom plate no. 135 selvage (partly detached), original gum, rich color, small thin spot in selvage, Fine and rare with the plate number, this is the only example contained in Power Search

2,900
1,400
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463
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 463, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117), 10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117)10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117). Top imprint, plate no. 269 and arrow block of eight, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in ungummed selvage, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful plate block, this plate number is much scarcer than the other listed in Durland, unlisted in Scott as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged

325
1,200
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464
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 464, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117), 10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117)10c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR117). Bottom pane of 50 with imprint and plate no. 269 block of six at bottom, part imprints at sides and plate no. at left, natural s.e. at top, original gum, about half Mint N.H., several h.r. reinforcing some perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, an impressive multiple and a very scarce plate number, Mr. Cleland recorded only three examples of this plate number, Scott Retail more than

900
1,100
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465
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 465, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119), 50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119)50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119). Top imprint, plate no. 109 and arrow block of eight, original gum, bottom center stamps and selvage h.r. where perf separations reinforced, rich color, Very Fine

550
425
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466
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 466, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120). Matched pair of top and bottom imprint, plate no. 136 and arrow blocks of six, top block Mint N.H., bottom block stamps Mint N.H., vibrant colors, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as both hinged

1,300
1,300
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467
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 467, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121), $5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121)$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121). Matched pair of top and bottom imprint, plate no. 137 and arrow blocks of six, top with tropicalized original gum, bottom with five stamps Mint N.H. and light natural gum wrinkle, Very Fine

1,500
900
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468
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 468, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122), $10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122)$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 138 and arrow block of six, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

775
450
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469
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 469, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123). Top imprint, plate no. 139 and arrow block of six, tropicalized original gum, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, the bottom stamps are especially nice

800
450
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470
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 470, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 135 block of six, vivid color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,250
600
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471
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 471, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Top imprint, plate no. 135 and arrow block of six, tropicalized original gum, pretty shade, trivial natural paper wrinkle in top center selvage, Very Fine

1,250
500
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472
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 472, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Left imprint and plate no. 140 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, Very Fine, a beautiful example of this top value plate block

1,150
500
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