Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
626
 
Sale 1107, Lot 626, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23). Bright shade, small cork cancel, faint toning at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2015 P.F. certificates, the former as sound

1,000
0
627
og
Sale 1107, Lot 627, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Large part original gum, h.r., fresh, intense color with sharp impression, perfs close to barely touch two sides, Fine for this scarce original-gum Newspaper stamp

4,750
0
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628
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Sale 1107, Lot 628, Newspapers and Periodicals$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., attractive pastel color and well-centered, trivial bottom left corner perf crease, otherwise Very Fine, very respectable example of this rare Newspaper stamp with original gum

7,000
0
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629
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Sale 1107, Lot 629, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, vivid color, three wide margins, Very Fine, only 411 sold, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,100
850
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630
og
Sale 1107, Lot 630, Newspapers and Periodicals84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46). Without gum as issued, radiant color, attractive margins which clear the design all around

FINE AND SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 84-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 164 sold. With 2015 P.F. certificate

5,500
1,800
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631
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Sale 1107, Lot 631, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47). Without gum as issued, bright color, attractive centering, small removed fiber inclusion in "6" at top left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH ONLY 141 WERE SOLD.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,300
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632
 
Sale 1107, Lot 632, Newspapers and Periodicals$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Unusual shade, light strike of "Paid" in circle handstamp cancel, small creases at left and bottom left, appears Very Fine, a scarce cancel, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,100
550
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633
 
Sale 1107, Lot 633, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-84c 1885 Issue (PR81-PR83, PR86-PR88). Range of cancels incl. purple target, duplex, blue brushstroke, circular datestamps, three-line handstamp, also includes No. PR20, few faults to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, both 60c with certificates, PR20 with 2014 P.F. (crease and backstamp shows thru) and PR86 with 2008 P.S.E. (repaired margin fault)

2,390
1,400
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634
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Sale 1107, Lot 634, Newspapers and Periodicals36c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR97). Original gum, h.r., bright color, centered to bottom and capturing part of imprint at top, small tear at right, some light creasing at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE SECOND EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. ONLY NINE ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS, AND NONE ARE SOUND.

Our recently updated census of PR97 (available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/PR98/PR97.pdf ) contains nine unused examples, all with original gum. None are sound -- most have thin spots or creases. The only other example we sold was in 2014 in the George A. Schwenk Collection -- it was reperfed and had a small thin spot, and it realized $57,500 hammer.

Census No. PR97-OG-02. Ex Engel. With 1969 and 1992 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue values this issue in the grade of Very Good-Fine

50,000
22,000
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635
 
Sale 1107, Lot 635, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR108). Vibrant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat oval handstamp cancels, faint thin spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,100
425
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636
 
Sale 1107, Lot 636, Newspapers and PeriodicalsNewspaper Stamps on Post Office Receipts. 41 stamps of the 1985-97 Issue, affixed to three Apr. 1898 post office receipts, covering nine news agents in Griffin Ga., with 29 1c Black (PR114), three 5c Black (PR116), six 19c Black (PR117), and three 25c Carmine (PR118), a few small faults, Fine appearance, also includes a Dec. 13, 1898 Post Office letter and penalty envelope to the postmaster at Griffin concerning these receipts, excellent collateral material for the Newspaper specialist, ex Warm-Griffiths

E. 400-500
650
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637
nhbl
Sale 1107, Lot 637, Newspapers and Periodicals50c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR119). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 259 and arrow block of eight, bright color, perf separation in selvage between two right columns, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

500
100
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638
 
Newspapers and Periodicals, Balance. Range of items incl. PR3, PR33, PR57 Mint N.H. block of four (gum creases), PR67 (disturbed original gum, thinned), PR75, PR85 (oxidized), PR114-PR125 with a few Mint N.H., top three denominations with certificates ($20.00 VF-XF 85, $50.00 VF 80, $100.00 XF 90), a couple others, some flaws to be expected, overall Fine appearance or better, Scott Retail more than $3,800.00

E. 500-750
950
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