Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
400
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Sale 1068, Lot 400, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins rarely seen on this issue, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp in outstanding condition, ex Drucker, with 1984 P.F. certificate

550
750
401
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Sale 1068, Lot 401, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, h.r., wide margins and choice centering, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

550
600
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402
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Sale 1068, Lot 402, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H. block of four, vibrant color, well-centered, separated between bottom pair, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,700
1,150
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403
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Sale 1068, Lot 403, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Incredibly wide top imprint and plate no. 1257 strip of three, center stamp barely hinged, end stamps Mint N.H., intense color, Fine-Very Fine

1,210
275
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404
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Sale 1068, Lot 404, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Ultramarine (E9). Small h.r., rich color on bright paper, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem

190
250
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405
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Sale 1068, Lot 405, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Pale Ultramarine, Registration (F1 var). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5720 and letter "A" block of six, small h.r. on bottom center stamp, pretty color in this pastel shade variety, Very Fine

1,800
275
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406
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Sale 1068, Lot 406, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J31P1-J37P1). On 155 x 202mm cards with full die sinkage, vivid colors, Very Fine, ex Franklin D. Roosevelt, each proof with backstamp from the April 1946 sale

1,155
900
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407
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Sale 1068, Lot 407, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine

500
325
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408
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Sale 1068, Lot 408, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book3c Carmine Lake (J54). With bottom plate no. 5529 selvage, deep shade, Fine

1,050
300
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409
 
Sale 1068, Lot 409, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c-15c 1902-03 Issue Used in China (300-309). Each tied on separate piece by "U.S. Postal Sta. Rec'd., Shanghai China, Sep. 15 09" circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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410
 
Offices in China Cancels. 62 items of U.S. stamps used at Offices in China, incl. few used during Boxer Rebellion period, several on piece incl. some high-value pieces of parcels with frankings as high as $2.55, most are on piece, incl. some Parcel Post, other interesting, some faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine, fascinating group

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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411
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Sale 1068, Lot 411, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Mostly lightly hinged, a few Mint N.H. incl. K17-K18, one part original gum (K10), many with nice margins and centering, mostly Very Fine

2,525
1,200
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412
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Sale 1068, Lot 412, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Last two Mint N.H., rich colors, few small flaws incl. 16c small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine set

2,255
650
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413
 
Sale 1068, Lot 413, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Complete less No K12, partial used set (less six values), partial unused set (less five values), used with No. K3 a bit faded, unused set with nine duplicates, three Mint N.H. incl. K5, K13 and K16, used few minor flaws, Fine group; unused Fine-Very Fine

6,725
1,400
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414
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2c-40c Offices in China (K1-K13, K17-K18, K11a). Mint N.H., fresh and bright, Fine-Very Fine

3,030
1,000
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415
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K11a). Some h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,365
550
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416
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Some h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,425
600
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417
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Some h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,425
600
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418
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Some h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,425
650
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419
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Some h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,425
650
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420
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Fine-Very Fine

2,425
600
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421
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Some h.r., good colors, Fine-Very Fine

2,425
600
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422
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2c-30c Offices in China (Betw. K1-K18). 23 stamps, ten different, from one to six each, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

3,760
950
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423
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Sale 1068, Lot 423, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16). Mostly with h.r. but K15 lightly hinged, bright colors, Fine with a couple Very Fine

2,045
600
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424
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18, K8a, K11a). Lightly hinged, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine

2,425
650
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425
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4c-60c Offices in China (K2-K9, K12-K14, K17-K18). 46 stamps, generally three to four each, h.r., Fine-Very Fine, most Fine

3,751
750
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426
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$1.00 on 50c, $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K15-K16). Five and six respectively, few h.r., Fine lot, the "key" values of the set

5,700
1,500
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427
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2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). About 100 stamps, generally four to six each, no gum, disturbed original gum, regummed, thin spots, off-center, etc., also two used No. K16, one with 1987 P.F. certificate stating stamp is genuine with "counterfeit" cancellation (cancellation is indistinct, but why would somebody put a fake cancel on a genuine already valuable stamp?), vast majority Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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428
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Sale 1068, Lot 428, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c-90c Justice, Specimen Ovpt. (O25S-O34S). Complete set, without gum as issued, about half with perfs trimmed one or more sides, otherwise Fine

10,087
2,000
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429
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5c-25c 1865-75 Newspaper (PR2, PR3a, PR4-PR5). Unused, no gum as issued, also incl. No. PR2P4 plate proof on card, No. PR2 exceptionally nice for this difficult large format stamp, about Fine-Very Fine

1,575
425
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430
 
Sale 1068, Lot 430, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Blue Green, Colored Border (PR2). Black cancel, light crease and perfs just in at top, very scarce in used condition

1,800
160
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431
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1c-$100.00 1895-97 Newspapers & Periodicals (PR114-PR125). Accumulation of plate no. singles and imprint and plate no. strips of three, original gum, many stamps in the strips are Mint N.H., also incl. No. PR102 part imprint and plate no. pair, occasional flaw or slightly off-center, nearly all Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

4,845
1,400
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432
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Sale 1068, Lot 432, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book5c Parcel Post (Q5). Bottom plate no. 6219 block of six, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

950
225
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433
c
Sale 1068, Lot 433, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book3c Red on White entire, Die 2 (U3; UPSS 5A). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, with Nesbitt seal on flap, addressed but uncancelled, manuscript Wells Fargo & Co. Apr. 8, 1855 docketing on back, tiny tear on top flap, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, ex Barkhausen, with 2000 P.F. certificate, UPSS value as mint $5,000.00, Scott Retail as unused entire $5,500.00, Scott Retail as cut square

850
170
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434
c
Sale 1068, Lot 434, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book6c Red on White entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 1, unused, light file fold at left and three light tape adhesions, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare entire with fewer than five believed to exist, with 2000 P.F. certificate, UPSS value $6,250.00

3,750
0
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435
 
Sale 1068, Lot 435, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c Green on Manila wrapper, Patent Transfer for "Reversible Mailing Wrapper" (W357 var). Wrapper with printed address on one side for Mr. George Schutes, who was granted the 1901 patent for an improvement in the reversible mailing wrapper, text at bottom extolling its virtues, reverse with printed address for Clark, Deemer & Co. N.Y., accompanied by a signed and sealed 1914 U.S. Patent Office document transferring the patent rights from Willard E. Swift (who acquired them from Schutes) to United States Envelope Company, wrapper with minor corner crease, Very Fine and most unusual

E. 300-400
325
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