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Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 February, 2015

Category — 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1367°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1367, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Five Mint N.H. blocks from each of the prime collectible positions on the plate, including top double plate nos. 14326 and 14327 block of eight, side arrow blocks of four, centerline block of four and bottom arrow block of four, choice centering and margins throughout, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE ASSEMBLAGE OF EACH OF THE FIVE POSITION BLOCKS FROM THE SHEET OF 100 OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE.

Apart from purchasing an entire sheet of 100 (the last one we sold realized $19,500 hammer), this is the perfect way to display the $5.00 1922 Issue -- and it fits on an album page

6,220
4,750
1368
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1368, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. block of eight, radiant colors, choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 1922 ISSUE.

This is one of the best-centered plate blocks of this issue we have ever encountered.

2,800
4,000
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1369
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1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18360 at lower right and selvage all around, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

1,421
225
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1370
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2c Carmine, Perf 10 (583). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18787 at upper left and selvage all around, bright and fresh, Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

734
180
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1371
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1371, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)3c Violet, Perf 10 (584), 3c Violet, Perf 10 (584)3c Violet, Perf 10 (584). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18445 at lower left and selvage on all sides, bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

6,425
0
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1372°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1372, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594), 1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594)1c Green, Rotary, Perf 11 (594). Part original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, typical centering for this difficult issue, tiny thin spot at upper left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM 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-07. With 1971 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue notes "both unused and used are valued with perforations just touching frameline on one side"

65,000
0
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1373
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1373, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., choice centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine

475
700
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1374
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1374, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (599b), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (599b)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (599b). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $975.00)

650
1,400
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1375
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3c Violet, Coil (600). 17 joint line pairs, 57 pairs and ten singles, all except for five singles Mint N.H., rich color, Fine-Very Fine

2,283
160
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1376
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1376, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine

600
375
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1377
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1377, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., unusually well-centered throughout, Extremely Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

600
475
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1378
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1378, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, post-office fresh, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

650
325
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1379
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1379, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). With top left plate no. 19744 selvage, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

325
160
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1380
 
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0
0
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1381
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1381, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, wonderfully rich color, Very Fine, with copy of 2013 P.S.E. certificate for a block

400
160
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1382
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1382, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18907 at upper right and selvage all around, fresh and bright, Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

2,489
600
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1383
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1383, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). 1c Kans. lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine set

959
225
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1384
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1384, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679), 1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679)1c-10c Nebr. Overprints (669-679). Plate no. margin blocks of four, 1c, 1-1/2, 3c (two), 4c, 6c and 10c Mint N.H., bright colors, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, 1-1/2c with 2002 P.F. certificate

4,970
1,000
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1385
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1385, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)11c-50c 1931 Rotary Issue (692-701), 11c-50c 1931 Rotary Issue (692-701)11c-50c 1931 Rotary Issue (692-701). Complete set of sheets of 100, Mint N.H. except two 50c possibly lightly hinged, bright colors

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF SHEETS OF 100 OF THE 1931 11-CENT THRU 50-CENT ROTARY ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles and plate blocks

14,240
8,000
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1386°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1386, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a), 4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a). With wide top selvage, lightly hinged, bright color, Extremely Fine and very scarce, Datz states 15 pairs are known and approximately 6-9 have the brown Post Office paper affixed to back, this is the third we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

2,500
9,500
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1387
nh
3c 1934 A.P.S. Issue, Souvenir Sheet (750). 36 Mint N.H. souvenir sheets, overall fresh and Very Fine

1,350
250
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1388
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25c McKinley Presidential (829). Pane of 100 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in sheet margin, also signed by Postmaster General Henry Morgenthau Jr., a couple stamps slight gum disturbance and one h.r., rest Mint N.H., small piece of selvage missing from lower left corner, Very Fine and a nice historical item, it was the death of President McKinley that placed Franklin's cousin and mentor Theodore Roosevelt into the Presidency in 1901

E. 300-400
375
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1389°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1389, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)$1.00 Presidential (832), $1.00 Presidential (832)$1.00 Presidential (832). Block of six with wide left selvage, stamps Mint N.H. but with slight gum disturbance, vignettes strongly shifted to upper left, with Wilson's head touching the perfs on the bottom stamps, choice centering, Extremely Fine, this is one of the most dramatic shifts of this issue we have ever encountered

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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1390
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$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Three Mint N.H. sets of centerline blocks of four, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, the centerline blocks catalogue more than the top arrow and plate no. blocks of four

1,470
550
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1391
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$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Top double plate no. blocks of four, some with arrow and some without, incl. seven of $1.00, eight of $2.00 and thirteen of $5.00, different plate nos. represented, few lightly hinged, many Mint N.H., few with usual light gum skips and bends, Fine-Very Fine, a rare and desirable group

5,595
1,300
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1392
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$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Eleven plate blocks from various positions, six Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

2,530
700
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1393
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1393, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)22c Ameripex Souvenir Sheet, Tagging Omitted on the Right Column (2219k), 22c Ameripex Souvenir Sheet, Tagging Omitted on the Right Column (2219k)22c Ameripex Souvenir Sheet, Tagging Omitted on the Right Column (2219k). Mint N.H., tagging omitted from positions c, f and i, Very Fine and fresh, this is one of the rarest errors of all the 1986 Ameripex Souvenir Sheets

4,000
0
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1394
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1394, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 551-3069a)32c Georgia O'Keefe, Imperforate (3069a), 32c Georgia O'Keefe, Imperforate (3069a)32c Georgia O'Keefe, Imperforate (3069a). Mint N.H. pane of 15, Very Fine

750
750
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