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Sale 1095 — The Golden Collection of U.S. Official Special Printings

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Category — Executive Department

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
525
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 525, Executive Department1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS), 1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS)1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS). 1st Printing plus 1c American Bank Note Co. printing on soft paper, without gum as issued, few minor perf flaws, O10xS thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

425
110
526
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 526, Executive Department1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS), 1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS)1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS). 1st Printing plus 1c American Bank Note Co. printing on soft paper, without gum as issued, bright colors, few small flaws not readily apparent, Fine-Very Fine

425
100
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527
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 527, Executive Department1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS), 1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS)1c-10c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O10S-O14S, O10xS). 1st Printing plus 1c American Bank Note Co. printing on soft paper, without gum as issued, few with perf flaws, 6c and 10c light creases, still Fine-Very Fine

425
100
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528
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 528, Executive Department1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa), 1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa)1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa). 2nd Printing, bottom right corner imprint and plate no. 82 strip of ten with plate no. 81 etched out, bright color, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF TEN OF THE ONE-CENT EXECUTIVE SPECIAL PRINTING ON RIBBED PAPER FROM THE SECOND PRINTING.

Imprint and plate number multiples are unlisted in Scott on ribbed paper. The plate block of 14 on hard paper from the 1st Printing, with the same quantity sold, catalogues $18,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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529
S
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 529, Executive Department1c Executive, Ribbed Paper, Specimen Ovpt., Dotted "i" in "Specimen" (O10Sb), 1c Executive, Ribbed Paper, Specimen Ovpt., Dotted "i" in "Specimen" (O10Sb)1c Executive, Ribbed Paper, Specimen Ovpt., Dotted "i" in "Specimen" (O10Sb). 2nd Printing, top left corner imprint and plate no. 82 strip of seven comprising separated strips of four and three (reduced selvage on strip of four), with plate no. 81 etched out, right stamp the variety, without gum as issued, light diagonal crease affects Positions 2 and 3

FINE. A RARE RECONSTRUCTED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE ONE-CENT EXECUTIVE SPECIAL PRINTING ON RIBBED PAPER, SHOWING BOTH THE PLATE NUMBER ETCHED OUT AND THE SMALL "i" IN "SPECIMEN".

Ex Earl of Crawford. Imprint and plate number multiples are unlisted in Scott on ribbed paper. The plate block of 14 on hard paper from the 1st Printing, with the same quantity sold, catalogues $18,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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530
Sbl
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 530, Executive Department1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa), 1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa)1c Executive, Specimen Ovpt., Ribbed Paper (O10Sa). 2nd Printing, block of four, without gum as issued, rich color, few minor perf flaws typical of this printing, Fine-Very Fine

375
160
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531
Sbl
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 531, Executive Department2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S), 2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S)2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S). Block of four, without gum as issued, brilliant color, beautifully centered and well-balanced margins, Very Fine and attractive block

650
375
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532
Sbl
Sale Number 1095, Lot Number 532, Executive Department2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S), 2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S)2c Executive, Specimen Ovpt. (O11S). Block of four, without gum as issued, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

650
130
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