Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
650
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 650, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H. with plate no. 4916 top selvage, pretty shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

150
600
651
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 651, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 2003 P.F. certificate for block

425
180
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652
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 652, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Ultramarine (E9), 10c Ultramarine (E9)10c Ultramarine (E9). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 5857 block of six, huge margins, bright color on fresh paper, light natural gum crease

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ULTRAMARINE 1914 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, SCOTT E9.

We have sold only three Mint N.H. plate blocks of Scott E9 since 1993

4,500
1,000
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653
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 653, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book5c Brown (J4), 5c Brown (J4)5c Brown (J4). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color, Very Fine

775
160
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654
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 654, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, small h.r., rich color, Very Fine, a pretty stamp

1,750
750
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655
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 655, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book10c Bright Claret (J26), 10c Bright Claret (J26)10c Bright Claret (J26). Rich color and proof-like impression, neat oval registry cancel at lower right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90), this is the highest grade awarded and no others share it, the next highest grade is a 90J

30
700
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656
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 656, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book5c Deep Claret (J41), 5c Deep Claret (J41)5c Deep Claret (J41). Mint N.H., attractive shade, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

280
350
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657
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 657, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c Carmine Rose, Denomination Omitted (J89a), 1c Carmine Rose, Denomination Omitted (J89a)1c Carmine Rose, Denomination Omitted (J89a). Mint N.H. vertical block of eight with bottom selvage, top block of four denomination omitted, pair beneath partial denomination, bottom pair complete denomination, Extremely Fine transitional block, Scott Retail as four single errors

800
225
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658
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 658, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book24c on 12c Offices in China (K11), 24c on 12c Offices in China (K11)24c on 12c Offices in China (K11). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 85, $450.00 as 90)

200
375
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659
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 659, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book60c on 30c Offices in China (K14), 60c on 30c Offices in China (K14)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Mint N.H., vibrant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

280
450
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660
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 660, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book6c Executive (O13), 6c Executive (O13)6c Executive (O13). Bright shade, neat blue 1876 circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 and 2014 P.F. certificates

550
1,500
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661
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 661, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book6c Interior (O18), 6c Interior (O18)6c Interior (O18). Original gum, vivid color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $160.00 as 90, $285.00 as 95)

70
325
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662
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1c-90c Navy (O35/O45). 19 unused and a few used stamps, incl. Nos. O35 (3), O38, O39, O40, O44 (3) and O45, mostly original gum, few small flaws, better centering than normal, Very Fine group

4,675
2,900
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663
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 663, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c Navy (O36), 2c Navy (O36)2c Navy (O36). Pane of 50 from the bottom half of the sheet, approximately half Mint N.H., with selvage on sides and imprint and plate no. 50 at bottom, rich color, choice centering throughout

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE PANE OF 50 OF THE 2-CENT NAVY OFFICIAL ISSUE, WITH SUPERIOR CENTERING AND MANY MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

The existence of this multiple is remarkable, as virtually all such items have been broken to feed demand for singles. Scott Retail as half hinged and half Mint N.H. with no premium for the plate block.

12,750
10,000
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664
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 664, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book24c Navy (O43), 24c Navy (O43)24c Navy (O43). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

400
300
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665
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 665, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c Treasury (O73), 2c Treasury (O73)2c Treasury (O73). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2011 PSAG certificate

550
180
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666
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 666, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, vivid color, small thin spot, Fine appearing example of this rare Special Printing, with 1999 P.F. certificate

6,000
1,300
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667
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 667, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, vivid color, two thins, Very Fine appearance, scarce

6,000
1,100
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668
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 668, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book30c War, Soft Paper (O120), 30c War, Soft Paper (O120)30c War, Soft Paper (O120). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

225
300
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669
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Officials Balance. Schaubek hingeless pages of unused stamps, incl. Nos. O1-O3, O7-O9, O14-O18, O20-O21, O25, O29, O30, O38, O47-O54, O60-O61, O63, O72-O78, some unused (no gum), somewhat mixed condition but some appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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670
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 670, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Small "i" (O10Sb), 1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Small "i" (O10Sb)1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Small "i" (O10Sb). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

500
200
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671
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 671, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Foreign Entry of 6c Agriculture (O11S var), 2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Foreign Entry of 6c Agriculture (O11S var)2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Foreign Entry of 6c Agriculture (O11S var). Position 40, without gum as issued, brilliant color, showing vertical lines at top, diagonal line in "N" of "Cents" and dash at bottom of "2", reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, scarce, with 2013 PSAG certificate

2,250
425
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672
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Official Specimens Balance. Five, Nos. O59S, O60S, O62S, O63S and O89S, without gum as issued, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

2,990
650
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673
 
Official Specimens. Schaubek hingeless album pages with 21 items, incl. Nos. O7S, O28S (s.e. and tear), O39S, O48S, rich coors, few flaws, many appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

3,660
600
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674
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 674, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Light violet cancel, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 as 80, $365.00 as 85), we are surprised this did not grade higher

240
300
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675
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1c-$1.00 Parcel Post (Q1/Q12). Ten unused stamps, incl. 1c (2), 4c, 5c (2), 10c, 25c (2), 75c and $1.00, bright colors, Very Fine group with a few qualifying as Extremely Fine

649
300
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676
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 676, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book50c Parcel Post (Q10), 50c Parcel Post (Q10)50c Parcel Post (Q10). Mint N.H., wide nearly balanced margins, incredibly fresh with bright vivid color, Extremely Fine, lovely post office fresh example

625
350
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677
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 677, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book75c Parcel Post (Q11), 75c Parcel Post (Q11)75c Parcel Post (Q11). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem

200
160
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678
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Carriers and Locals Balance. Three unused items, incl. Nos. LO2, 40L1 and 143L3, large margins, Very Fine

525
300
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679
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 679, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Large to full margins incl. trace of adjoining stamp at right, deep color, manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

325
160
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680
 
Private Die Match Items. Mostly relating to Swift & Courtney and successors, such as RO174P1 (2, one reduced), RO173TC1 in both known colors (Green and Black), RO174TC1 in Green, also slip from printers dated July 21, 1864 for $350 for cost of making stamps for Swift & Courtney, also some issued stamps on various papers, two interesting items relating to Byam Matches after takeover by Diamond Match Co. (probably post-1883), overall fresh and Very Fine, one RO174P1 ex Joyce with his notes

E. 500-750
750
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681
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 681, Special Delivery thru Other Back-of-Book$1.00 Treasury Savings (TS1), $1.00 Treasury Savings (TS1)$1.00 Treasury Savings (TS1). Disturbed original gum, rich color, reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance

3,750
1,300
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