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Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — Special Delivery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1420
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1420, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1982 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificate

550
800
1421
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1421, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Original gum, barely hinged, wide margins and well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

500
600
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1422°
nhbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1422, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H. block of 25 comprising five rows of the pane, selvage at left and natural s.e. at right, numerous stamps with choice centering, exceptionally fresh with rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE SECOND SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE OF 1888. A STUNNING SHOWPIECE.

A review using Power Search shows just how rare this issue is as a Mint N.H. multiple in any size. We have sold only a single Mint N.H. block of four of E2 since 1993 and in all our Rarities sales since 1964. The existence of this large multiple is truly surprising.

Scott Retail as singles

28,750
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1423
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1423, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., deep rich color, attractive margins and centering, couple small natural gum bends, Very Fine

1,100
425
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1424°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1424, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H. wide bottom left corner imprint and plate no. 77 strip of five, half-arrow natural s.e. at right, representing the bottom row of the left pane, exceptionally rich color, extra wide top and bottom margins, the left stamp particularly choice centering, usual natural gum wrinkles

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED CORNER-MARGIN IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 10-CENT 1894 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Like the 1890's Bureau Issue plate strips offered earlier in the sale, this piece comes from an old-time collection and was most likely acquired by the previous owner through purchases at post offices in the 1890's and early 1900's. As such it has been kept out of the light since 1898 and has never before appeared at auction.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. imprint and plate no. strip of three plus two singles

12,500
0
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1425°
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1425, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H. vertical strip of seven with wide selvage at right, h.r. in selvage only (reinforcing some selvage perf separations), exceptional depth of color, extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED MULTIPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Each stamp in this strip would stand on its own as a choice collector quality example. Scott Retail as singles

3,500
0
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1426
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1426, Special Delivery10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10), 10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10)10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., huge margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

700
650
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1427°
ogbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1427, Special Delivery10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10), 10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10)10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Huge top imprint and plate no. 6043 block of six, lightly hinged, lovely pastel color, wide margins, Very Fine, a fresh and choice plate block

5,500
2,800
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1428
ogbl
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1428, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Top imprint and plate no. 5520 block of six with wide selvage, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, this issue comes both with and without imprint, the imprint configuration is considerably scarcer, with 2014 P.F. certificate

725
900
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1429
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1429, Special Delivery10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a), 10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a)10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,325.00 as normal shade), only three have graded higher and one other shares this desirable grade

130
950
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