Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
591
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Sale 1078, Lot 591, 1922-26 and Later Issues-1/2c-20c 1922-25 Issue (551/567, 622-623). Plate no. blocks of six, missing only the 6c and 8c values, all but two are tops or bottoms, approx. nine Mint N.H. incl. all of the better values, fresh colors, nice centering, Fine-Very Fine with the majority in the latter category, a lovely group

3,802
950
592
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Sale 1078, Lot 592, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H. top plate no. 16787 block of six with 6-point star and full selvage, brilliant color, post-office fresh and intact

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT 1923 ISSUE WITH 6-POINT STAR.

In an attempt to improve centering, the Bureau began using plates with wider spacing between the stamps. However, to take advantage of this, they had to modify some of the perforating machines. Stars were added to some of the wider-spaced plates for rapid identification of those sheets bound for the modified perforating machines. At first, a small 5-point star was used, then a large 6-point star and, finally, a large 5-point star. The latter is common, but the other two are very scarce.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

1,850
1,100
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593
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Sale 1078, Lot 593, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine (554). Four plate no. and star blocks of six, showing four of the five different star types and configurations, incl. small 5-point star at top, large 5-point stars at top and side, large 6-point star at side (missing only 6-point star at top), also incl. No. 577 with large 5-point star at side (Mint N.H.), 6-point star block with some disturbed gum and central shallow thin, overall Very Fine

2,465
700
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594
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Sale 1078, Lot 594, 1922-26 and Later Issues5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14068 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb Mint N.H. plate block

400
475
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595
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Sale 1078, Lot 595, 1922-26 and Later Issues6c Red Orange (558). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14172 block of six, vivid color on bright paper, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine, this is the first top Mint N.H. plate block we have offered since 2008

650
8,500
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596
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Sale 1078, Lot 596, 1922-26 and Later Issues8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 16701 block of ten, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a pretty larger format plate block

1,260
550
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597
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Sale 1078, Lot 597, 1922-26 and Later Issues12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H. right plate no. 17421 block of eight with large 6-point star, brilliant color, Very Fine

400
160
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598
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Sale 1078, Lot 598, 1922-26 and Later Issues12c-20c 1922-25 Issue, Star Plates (564, 566-567). 12c, 15c and 20c values in right plate no. and large 5-point star blocks of six, 12c Mint N.H., 20c two small h.r., Fine-Very Fine

1,350
250
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599
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Sale 1078, Lot 599, 1922-26 and Later Issues25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H. top plate no. 16628 block of six, attractive centering, bottom center stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine

425
160
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600
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Sale 1078, Lot 600, 1922-26 and Later Issues30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H. right plate no. 16067 block of six, well-centered, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

475
170
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601
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Sale 1078, Lot 601, 1922-26 and Later Issues50c Lilac (570). Right plate no. 14042 block of six, lightly hinged on top left stamp only, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine

575
275
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602
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Sale 1078, Lot 602, 1922-26 and Later Issues$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H. top plate no. 18680 block of six, intense shade, two stamps at top natural gum skips, Fine-Very Fine

525
150
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603
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Sale 1078, Lot 603, 1922-26 and Later Issues$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, the top right stamp is especially nice, Scott Retail as singles

600
190
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604
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Sale 1078, Lot 604, 1922-26 and Later Issues$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. 14306 and arrow block of 12, intense shade, beautiful wide margins throughout, couple small natural gum skips, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

2,000
800
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605
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Sale 1078, Lot 605, 1922-26 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. arrow, marker and double plate nos. F14326/F14327 block of eight, wide margins and well-centered throughout

EXTREMELY FINE $5.00 1922 ISSUE PLATE BLOCK.

Pencil notation in ungummed portion of selvage

2,800
1,700
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606
 
Sale 1078, Lot 606, 1922-26 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Brilliant colors, gorgeous centering, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $440.00), only one has graded higher and two others share this grade

15
275
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607
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Sale 1078, Lot 607, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H. top plate no. 14588 and star block of four, well-centered for this difficult issue, fresh and Very Fine

1,750
850
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608
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Sale 1078, Lot 608, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Two top plate no. and star blocks of four, h.r., Fine

1,100
110
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609
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Sale 1078, Lot 609, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Block of four, bold Brooklyn registry oval cancels, Very Fine, a scarce used block

1,750
0
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610
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Sale 1078, Lot 610, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591). Set of plate no. blocks of four, 1c, 4c, 5c, 6c and 10c hinged, others Mint N.H., vivid colors, Fine-Very Fine with the majority in the latter category, an attractive set of blocks

3,185
500
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611
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Sale 1078, Lot 611, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583). Mint N.H., intense shade, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00)

6
250
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612
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Sale 1078, Lot 612, 1922-26 and Later Issues3c Violet, Perf 10 (584). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 17162 block of four, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine plate block, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

425
950
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613
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Sale 1078, Lot 613, 1922-26 and Later Issues5c Blue, Perf 10 (586). Mint N.H. bottom right plate no. 18158 block of four, pretty shade, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

425
650
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614
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Sale 1078, Lot 614, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate for block

500
325
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615
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Sale 1078, Lot 615, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H. plate no. 14340 and star block of four, natural s.e. with trace of guideline at left, deep rich color, typical mixed centering but better than often seen for this difficult coil waste issue, Fine

3,000
325
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616
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Sale 1078, Lot 616, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c-5c Lexington-Concord (617-619). Mint N.H. plate blocks of six, 1c and 5c top, 2c bottom, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

457
250
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617
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Sale 1078, Lot 617, 1922-26 and Later Issues13c Green (622). Right plate no. 18109 and large 5-point star block of six, bottom four stamps Mint N.H., bright color, tiny natural perf disc indentation at lower right mentioned on accompanying certificate but is really inconsequential, fresh and Fine, this is the rarest star plate from the 1922-25 issue, only approximately 16 plate blocks are recorded and this is the first we have offered in at least 20 years, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

2,100
1,700
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618
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Sale 1078, Lot 618, 1922-26 and Later Issues1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Rotary Imperforate (631). Mint N.H. left plate no. 18360 block of ten without gum breaker ridges, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce multiple, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate block position (Scott prices a single of this variety at 25-times the normal gum stamp)

500
180
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619
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Sale 1078, Lot 619, 1922-26 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 19747 block of four, fresh, Fine-Very Fine, scarce in choice Mint N.H. condition, with 1993 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,300
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620
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Sale 1078, Lot 620, 1922-26 and Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Complete set of Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of four, bright and fresh throughout

FINE-VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED COMPLETE SET OF KANSAS-NEBRASKA PLATE BLOCKS.

Two P.F. certificates accompany

9,945
3,500
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621
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Sale 1078, Lot 621, 1922-26 and Later Issues6c Dark Blue Gray, Booklet Pane of Eight (1393a). 100% plate no. at bottom left caused by foldover, unused (no gum), until recently unreported in Durland, now listed in Durland as "scarce" (an understatement), Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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622
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Sale 1078, Lot 622, 1922-26 and Later Issues8c Deep Claret, Booklet Panes (1395a var, 1395e). Four items, No. 1395e pair in complete and part panes (Scott Retail $600.00), pane from pos. 45 and 50 with foldover creating four part pairs imperforate between (not counted as true 1395e) portions of two connected panes with cross-gutter and mark, also pane with approx. 20% plate no., Fine and scarce lot

E. 300-400
225
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623
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Sale 1078, Lot 623, 1922-26 and Later Issues10c Blue, Booklet Panes of Eight, Vertical Pair Imperforate Between (1510f). Two pairs in complete and part panes caused by foldover, portion of additional pane at left, the foldover resulting in heavy crease through each error pair and small gum soak, some perf separations at top outside of error pairs, Fine appearance and scarce

950
475
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624
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10c Blue, Complete Booklet, Panes Inverted (BK124 var). Complete booklet containing two panes of No. 1510b, panes were rotated 180 degrees before stapling into booklet, also shifted sideways before perforating to create a single central column of complete stamps and slogan label, plus two columns of part stamps at sides, the normal tab trimmed off in assembly, Very Fine, a most unusual freak which reminds us of the far more famous (and expensive) Lindbergh panes with tab at bottom, normal pane accompanies for comparison

E. 200-300
325
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625
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Sale 1078, Lot 625, 1922-26 and Later Issues24c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, Imperforate (1688 var). Similar to the listed No. 1688j but this with tagging, a scarce error which is unlisted in Scott and Datz, also incl. 13c and 18c sheets with minor shade differences, Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,000
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626
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Sale 1078, Lot 626, 1922-26 and Later Issues31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "USA 31c" and Tagging Omitted, Imperforate (1689s). Fresh and Very Fine error sheet, a mere 6-8 reported according to Datz

2,000
500
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627
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Sale 1078, Lot 627, 1922-26 and Later Issues13c Benjamin Franklin, Dramatic Shift (1690 var). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at right which shows a major shift of the Franklin design (light blue unaffected), also incl. an additional single with a similar shift, Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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628°
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Sale 1078, Lot 628, 1922-26 and Later Issues15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H. with top left selvage and red plate no. A0001 selvage, choice centering, rich colors on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12, Perf 11 All Around and Perf 12 All Around. It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

3,500
0
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