Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Parcel Post, Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
639
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Sale 1107, Lot 639, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery1c-$1.00 Parcel Post (Q1-Q12). Complete set, 1c, 3c and 10c Mint N.H., nearly all the others lightly hinged incl. the 75c and $1.00, bright colors, 1c tiny tear, Fine-Very Fine with a couple Extremely Fine, two P.S.E. certificates accompany, the 50c graded XF-90

956
500
640
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Sale 1107, Lot 640, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery5c Parcel Post (Q5). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6216 block of six, gorgeous color on bright paper, well-centered throughout with wide margins, bottom center stamp small natural perf disc indentation, Extremely Fine, a lovely plate block, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,550
550
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641
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Sale 1107, Lot 641, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery20c Parcel Post (Q8). Top plate no. 6192 block of six with wide selvage, right vertical pair Mint N.H., others barely hinged, gorgeous deep shade on fresh paper, top middle stamp small natural inclusions at top left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIUFL TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

The 20c Parcel Post stamp depicts a plane flying over a town, with the label "Aeroplane Carrying Mail". The stamp was first issued on December 16, 1912, which is almost six years before the first flight to actually carry mail, on May 15, 1918. This is the first postage stamp anywhere in the world to depict an airplane.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

6,500
6,000
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642
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Sale 1107, Lot 642, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery50c Parcel Post (Q10). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $430.00)

235
325
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643
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Sale 1107, Lot 643, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Mint N.H. top selvage single with partial imprint, radiant color, wide margins, a couple trivial gum skips, Very Fine and choice

650
500
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644
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Sale 1107, Lot 644, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery1c-2c, 25c Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1-JQ2, JQ5). Mint N.H., exceptional centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2015 P.S.E. certificates, 1c XF-Superb 95 Jumbo, 2c XF 90, 25c XF-Superb 95, total SMQ $1,510.00

371
1,600
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645
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Sale 1107, Lot 645, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ2). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6244 block of ten with half-arrow natural s.e. at right, rich color, attractive centering, some minor selvage perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT PARCEL POST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

This issue is very scarce as a Mint N.H. top plate block. A Power Search review found only two examples offered in all our sales since 1999 -- both blocks of six and one with reduced selvage and the perfs cut in.

Scott Retail as plate block of six and four singles

5,490
950
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646
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Sale 1107, Lot 646, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6246 block of six, rich color, Fine, a very scarce plate block

6,500
600
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647
 
Sale 1107, Lot 647, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery10c Green on White, Star Die, Cut Square (U32). 28 x 32mm, bright color, Very Fine

1,250
130
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648
c
Sale 1107, Lot 648, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery5c Columbian, Slate Brown Error of Color (U350a). Legal-size, unused, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,200
700
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649
c
Sale 1107, Lot 649, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery30c Dark Red on White, Entire (UO29). Unused, with printed "Official Business, Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Washington City, D.C." printed address, Very Fine

550
0
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650
c
Sale 1107, Lot 650, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery2c on 1c Green on Buff, Postal Card, Multiple Surcharge on Front and Back (UX39 var). Unused, three strikes to left of inidicia and three more inverted, an additional four or five strikes on back, Very Fine and very unusual variety

E. 200-300
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651
c
Sale 1107, Lot 651, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery2c on 1c Green on Buff, Postal Card, Triple Surcharge Plus One on Back (UX39 var). Unused, with four overlapping strikes on front, two on back inverted in relation to one another, fresh and Very Fine, scarce variety

E. 200-300
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652
 
Postal Stationery Accumulation. Many hundreds, both entires and postal cards, mostly unused, but some used as well, early to modern, with duplication, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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653
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Postal Stationery Accumulation. A few hundred mostly unused late 19th or early 20th Century entires, some medium priced items mixed in with less expensive, also some Postal Cards and Western Air Letter labels, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
200
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