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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 — 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
784
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 784, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c-$5.00 1922-27 Issues (551-573, 575-577, 581-591, 622-623, 631, 632-634, 635-642, 692-701), 1c-$5.00 1922-27 Issues (551-573, 575-577, 581-591, 622-623, 631, 632-634, 635-642, 692-701)1c-$5.00 1922-27 Issues (551-573, 575-577, 581-591, 622-623, 631, 632-634, 635-642, 692-701). Blocks of four, incl. two $5.00 (one center line, other top blue plate no., two stamps on each Mint N.H.), all stamps Mint N.H. on the $1.00, $2.00 and No. 591, some others Mint N.H.

FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE ASSEMBLAGE OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 1922-27 ISSUES.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire virtually all examples of these designs in their various perforations and printings.

4,782
1,800
785
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 785, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)-1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue (551-572, 575-577, 622-623), -1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue (551-572, 575-577, 622-623)-1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue (551-572, 575-577, 622-623). Plate blocks of six, 14c Mint N.H., several other stamps Mint N.H., few h.r., overall very nice condition except $2.00 vertical crease at right ending in tear, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

6,202
0
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786
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 786, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c-15c 1922-25 Issue (554 two, 564 two, 566), 2c-15c 1922-25 Issue (554 two, 564 two, 566)2c-15c 1922-25 Issue (554 two, 564 two, 566). Plate blocks of six, each from star plate, few stamps h.r., few stamps Mint N.H., few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine

2,100
425
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787
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 787, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Top double plate no. and arrow block of eight, lightly hinged, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine

1,800
1,200
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788
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 788, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Rotary (578-579). Blocks of four, 1c imperforate along bottom sheet margin, 2c Mint N.H. with top selvage, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

965
160
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789
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 789, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c Green, Rotary (578), 1c Green, Rotary (578)1c Green, Rotary (578). Top star and plate no. 14588 block of six, top left and top center stamps h.r., others Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,440
500
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790
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 790, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Top star and plate no. 15500 block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp single hinge mark, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

550
225
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791
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 791, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591), 1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591)1c-10c 1923-26 Issue, Perf 10 (581-591). Plate blocks, the 1c, 1-1/2c, 4c and 9c Mint N.H., 8c disturbed original gum, Fine-Very Fine set

2,655
475
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792
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 792, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Part disturbed original gum, attractive centering for this difficult issue with perfs clear (often found with perfs in), corner crease at bottom right, small thin spot

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 594. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST 20TH CENTURY STAMPS IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary Perf 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps.

Our census of unused examples of Scott 594, based on the Levi and P.F. records and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/594/594.pdf , contains only 18 stamps. Of these only 11 have any gum, and three of those have perforated initials of Crowell Publishing Co. of Springfield, Ohio, which some collectors regard as equivalent to a cancel.

Census No. 594-OG-05. With 1963 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue notes "both unused and used are valued with perforations just touching frameline on one side". Scott Retail as no gum $35,000.00, as original gum

65,000
17,500
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793
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 793, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Rich color, neat machine cancel

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 594, available at our website at: http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/594/594.pdf , contains 89 used singles, four used pairs and five covers (including one with a pair) for a total of 103 used stamps. Many have perforations either in on one or more sides, or have faults.

Census No. 594-CAN-50. With 1997 P.F. certificate

10,500
6,000
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794
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 794, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade and impression, Fine-Very Fine, a beautiful block, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,900
550
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795
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 795, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Top star and plate no. 14416 block of six, one top stamp h.r., other three Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

2,100
400
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796
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 796, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Rich color, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

375
300
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797
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 797, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 and 2003 P.F. certificates

425
450
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798
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 798, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A), 2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A)2c Carmine, Joint Line Pair, Ty. I, II (599-599A). Right stamp Type I, left stamp Type II, intense shade and impression, registry oval cancels, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful combination joint line pair, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,000
750
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799
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 799, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

200
300
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800
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 800, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613), 2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 11 (613). With top sheet selvage, bright shade and crisp impression, neat wavy-line machine cancel

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HARDING ROTARY PERF 11.

Warren G. Harding, the 29th President, died in San Francisco on August 2, 1923, during a cross-country "Voyage of Understanding". Several people suggested a Harding memorial stamp, printed in black, and it was rushed into production. The first flat plate printing (Scott 610) was issued on September 1, 1923, in his home town of Marion, Ohio, followed less than two weeks later by the normal Perf 10 rotary press printing (Scott 612) on September 12.

The 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11 stamp was discovered in 1938 by Leslie Lewis of the New York firm, Stanley Gibbons Inc. Gary Griffith presents his hypothesis in United States Stamps 1922-26 that rotary-printed sheets of 400 were first reduced to panes of 100 and then fed through the 11-gauge perforating machine normally used for flat plate sheets. This method explains the existence of a straight-edge on Scott 613. Production quality and quantity was very low, due to the rotary press stamps' natural tendency to curl, and the use of the flat plate perforator for the slightly different-sized rotary printing.

Our census of the 2c Harding Rotary Perf 11, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/613/613.pdf , records 45 used singles (one faintly cancelled, if at all), one used pair and the recently-discovered used strip of three. Of the singles, 26 are sound, but of these only six rate a grade of Very Fine or Extremely Fine.

Census No. 613-CAN-45. With copy of 1998 P.F. certificate for pair (this is the right stamp).

40,000
17,000
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801
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 801, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)-1/2c-50c 1926-31 Issues (631-634, 635-642, 653, 692-701), -1/2c-50c 1926-31 Issues (631-634, 635-642, 653, 692-701)-1/2c-50c 1926-31 Issues (631-634, 635-642, 653, 692-701). The 5c-9c, 14c, 15c and 25c Mint N.H., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

879
325
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802
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 802, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b). Warm shade, wavy-line machine cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine used example of this scarce shade

500
550
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803
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 803, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

650
2,200
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804
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 804, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

2,600
750
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805
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 805, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Top left corner plate no. 19644 block of four, bottom left stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Fine

2,200
425
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806
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 806, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Complete set of blocks of four, bottom stamps and few others Mint N.H., bright colors, Fine-Extremely Fine set, Scott Retail as singles

2,887
1,000
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807
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 807, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Plate no. blocks of four, 4c, 5c and 8c Kans. and 1c and 5c Nebr. Mint N.H., bright colors, fresh and Very Fine set of plate blocks

7,665
2,100
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808
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 808, 1922-29  and Later Issues (Scott 551-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Used blocks of four, rich colors, range of cancels, Fine-Very Fine with a few Extremely Fine

1,356
450
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