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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

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

Category — U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
610
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 610, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, KUME ISLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1), RYUKYU ISLANDS, KUME ISLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1)RYUKYU ISLANDS, KUME ISLAND, 1945, 7s Black on Cream, Provisional (1X1). Bottom right corner margin block of four, without gum as issued, large margins, few creases, tear affects bottom right stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE KUME ISLAND PROVISIONAL ISSUE.

This issue was printed on U.S. military mimeograph paper, then validated by the official seal (in red) of Norifume Kikuzato, postmaster of Kume Island.

Scott Retail as singles

12,800
4,750
611
og
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 611, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 20s Ultramarine (3X14), RYUKYU ISLANDS, MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 20s Ultramarine (3X14)RYUKYU ISLANDS, MIYAKO DISTRICT, 1946, 20s Ultramarine (3X14). Without gum as issued, with left selvage, bright color, small natural inclusion at top center, light corner creases at lower left, Very Fine appearance, rare, accompanied by card signed by Bush, unpriced in Scott

E. 200-300
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612
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 612, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1952, 100y on 2y Rose Violet (17). Horizontal pair with top selvage, barely hinged, red chop at top in selvage, Fine-Very Fine, scarce multiple

4,500
2,200
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613
TC
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 613, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 2c, 4c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Red Specimen Ovpt. (46TCS5, 47TCS5), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 2c, 4c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Red Specimen Ovpt. (46TCS5, 47TCS5)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 2c, 4c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Red Specimen Ovpt. (46TCS5, 47TCS5). Top right corner margin blocks of four, huge margins other sides, 2c with two red check marks at upper edge, 4c with single red check mark in same place

EXTREMELY FINE. A UNIQUE SET OF TOP RIGHT CORNER MARGIN BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT AND 4-CENT 1961 ISSUE.

These are the only denominations known as proofs, and only one sheet of each was found.

Scott Retail as singles

6,000
1,100
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614
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 614, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Surcharge Transposed (C19c), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Surcharge Transposed (C19c)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Surcharge Transposed (C19c). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom selvage, additional "9c" printed in selvage

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR WITH ADDITIONAL SURCHARGE IN THE SELVAGE.

This error came about due to an 8.5mm downward shift in the overprinting of a single sheet, thus reversing the order of the lines of the surcharge. This bottom selvage block beautifully demonstrates this error.

Scott Retail as singles.

6,000
2,300
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615
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 615, U.S. Possessions (Ryukyu Islands)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Legend Only, Surcharge Transposed (C19d, C19c), RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Legend Only, Surcharge Transposed (C19d, C19c)RYUKYU ISLANDS, 1960, 9c on 4y Brown, Air Post, Legend Only, Surcharge Transposed (C19d, C19c). Mint N.H. top left corner selvage block of four, top stamps lacking "9c" of surcharge

EXTREMELY FINE. THE UNIQUE TOP LEFT CORNER MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR WITH THE TOP TWO STAMPS SHOWING LEGEND OF SURCHARGE ONLY AND THE BOTTOM STAMPS WITH SURCHARGE TRANSPOSED. A HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE ITEM.

This error came about due to an 8.5mm downward shift in the overprinting of a single sheet, thus reversing the order of the lines of the surcharge. The top row shows the legend only without the "9c" of the surcharge, and the remainder of the sheet shows the surcharge transposed.

Scott Retail as singles.

10,000
3,500
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616
 
RYUKYU ISLANDS, Ryukyu Islands Collection. Comprehensive collection in several albums, mint sheet files and loose, wonderful group of provisionals with better Miyako, Okinawa and Yaeyama districts, incl. Nos. 3X9, 3X28 (2), 4X2, 4X3, regular issues with several better incl. No. 17, 45a (2), 47a (2), 48b (2), 50a (2), album of town cancels, artist signed cards, cover used on last day of U.S. administration, better multiples incl. complete sheets of C14-C18 (cat. $2,113.50), fantastic postal stationery with countless small variations noted on pages, few plate blocks and other interesting, some faults to be expected but generally in superior condition, Fine-Very Fine, this collection is the result of a lifetime of searching for countless varieties and is one of the most comprehensive collections we have ever offered

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
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