Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 February, 2015
Category — 1902-08 Bureau, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 300-330)
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST KNOWN USED MULTIPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.
An outstanding exhibition piece with incredible centering for such a large block of the $2.00 1902 Issue. Scott Retail as three blocks of four and six singles does not give a true indication of its rarity.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL 1902 ISSUE.
With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ). The "XQ" designation is reserved for stamps of extraordinary quality.
EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.
With 1987 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM ARROW BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.
A review using Power Search found only two other unduplicated unused blocks offered by the Siegel firm since 1996 -- and no arrow blocks in any of our sales since 1993 and our Rarities sales since 1964
FINE AND RARE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.
This is only the third used block we have offered since 2001.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED CENTER LINE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE -- FAR RARER THAN A PLATE BLOCK AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were acquired by collectors (including 825 copies distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society). As scarce and desirable as plate blocks are of this issue, centerline blocks are in an entirely separate category of rarity. For each sheet of 400 stamps there would have been eight plate blocks -- and only one centerline block. Power Search contains only one other centerline block (last offered in our 1988 Rarities sale) and it was hinged. The Philatelic Foundation records only this centerline block in Mint N.H. condition.
Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail for hinged $9,000.00 (versus $3,000.00 for a hinged plate block). The Scott premium for a Mint N.H. single versus a hinged single is 90%
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE.
With 1980 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)
AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF PANES OF 50 OF THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.
Due to the demand for plate blocks and well-centered Mint N.H. singles, most panes have been broken.
Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate blocks and singles