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Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
383
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 383, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Top imprint, plate no. 287 and letter "D 1" block of fourteen, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,450
425
384
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 384, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c-10c 1890-93 Issue (219, 220 two, 221-222, 225-226), 1c-10c 1890-93 Issue (219, 220 two, 221-222, 225-226)1c-10c 1890-93 Issue (219, 220 two, 221-222, 225-226). Blocks of four, rich colors, few h.r., Fine-Very Fine

2,000
750
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385
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 385, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 9 and letter "B" block of ten, rich color, fresh and Fine, this is the first in Mint N.H. condition we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail $5,500.00 as Mint N.H. singles, value as a hinged plate block

3,500
4,250
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386
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 386, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 235 and letter "T T" block of twelve, each stamp shows the variety, intense color and impression, intact perfs at top, numerous intact perf discs

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1890 2-CENT CARMINE, WITH EACH STAMP SHOWING CAP ON THE LEFT "2".

The Scott Catalogue does not list the Cap on "2" plate variety in plate block form. Scott Retail as singles.

5,100
9,500
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387
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 387, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)3c Purple (221), 3c Purple (221)3c Purple (221). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 72 block of ten, rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1890 ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

We have offered approximately a half dozen plate blocks of ten or larger (Scott Catalogue lists only the plate block of ten). Scott Retail as hinged

2,800
3,500
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388
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 388, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for block of six, Scott Retail as singles

530
150
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389
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 389, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 23 block of twelve, tiny hinge slivers at top in ungummed part of selvage, brilliant color, crisp impression

FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE WIDE TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

4,900
1,900
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390
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 390, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Bottom imprint, plate no. 269 and letter "Z Z" block of twelve, natural s.e. with part arrow at left, original gum, every stamp h.r., bright shade and crisp impression, well-balanced margins, Fine-Very Fine

2,000
550
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391
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 391, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,800
1,200
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392
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 392, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. certificate

975
750
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393
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 393, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Block of four, small h.r. at top and bottom, crisp shade and impression, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, this beautiful Black Jefferson design was the last 30c U.S. definitive to be issued during the 19th Century (the Jefferson design was changed to 50c in 1894), examples rarely come this well-centered, especially in block form

1,500
650
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394
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 394, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Bottom imprint and plate no. 24 block of twelve, natural s.e. with part arrow at right, side four stamps Mint N.H., detailed impression

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1890 ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST INTACT PLATE BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The beautiful Black Jefferson design was the last 30c U.S. definitive to be issued during the 19th Century (the Jefferson design was changed to 50c in 1894). Large multiples are surprisingly scarce. Power Search located a plate block of twelve, most recently offered in our Curtis sale, but the top row in that block has been separated and rejoined.

With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as plate block of ten (the only listed size for a plate block) and two singles.

13,650
20,000
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395
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 395, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Mint N.H., vivid shade and sharp impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,450
4,250
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396
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 396, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Block of four, original gum, slight disturbance from hinge removal (dips clear), vibrant color, remarkably choice centering, minor perf separations, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,200
1,300
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397
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 397, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Top imprint and plate no. 25 block of ten, original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, right stamps natural "lightning bolt" paper wrinkle from production

FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE LIGHTLY-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

Plate 25 was the only plate used to print the 90c 1890 Issue, and plate blocks of this high value are exceedingly rare. Apart from the bottom position plate block in our recent Curtis sale, one has to go back to 2003 to find another in one of our auctions.

27,500
12,000
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398
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 398, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Imperforate (219a-229a), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Imperforate (219a-229a)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Imperforate (219a-229a). Complete set of pairs including No. 219D and additional shade of 2c Carmine, original gum, most with just a single light hinge mark, ample to large margins throughout, fresh colors, 2c Lake with small thins spot

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND CHOICE COMPLETE SET OF IMPERFORATE PAIRS OF THE 1890-93 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

We have offered only two other intact sets since 2010. 15c with 1992 P.F. certificate

5,805
2,000
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399
ngbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 399, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da), 2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da)2c Lake, Imperforate (219Da). Bottom imprint, plate no. 8 and letter "B" block of twelve, unused (no gum), rich color, large margins, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

960
700
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400
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 400, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a), 15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a)15c Indigo, Imperforate (227a). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 22 block of twelve, large margins to clear, rich color, minor repair at right with part of design painted in on top right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare plate block, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail $3,750.00 as pairs does not begin to reflect the rarity of this plate block, which is not priced in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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