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Sale 1093 — The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post

Sale Date — Monday-Tuesday, 23-24 February, 2015

Category — 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
439
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 439, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Mint N.H., Position W6 with right tab and guide lines at left and bottom, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine Mint N.H. pane

1,700
2,500
440
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 440, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f), 1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f)1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet (498f, 499f). Single of each, 1c from bottom row of the booklet pane, 2c with guideline at left and from a booklet position with the tab at right, tied by "U.S. Army Postal Service Dec. 2, 1917" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Philadelphia, bold blue censor's handstamp and signature of censor, very small piece out at top from opening, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable use of the 1c and 2c A.E.F. stamps, no intact used panes of the 2c are known (a partial pane is known) and so this is really the only way to collect it in used condition, with 1998 A.P.S. and 2012 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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441
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 441, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f), 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f)2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f). Position W3 or W9, lightly hinged, brilliant color

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT NO MORE THAN 20 EXIST IN ANY CONDITION.

The A.E.F. booklet panes were issued in September 1917, primarily for use by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Only 3,000 panes were prepared of both the 1c and 2c denominations. By October they were no longer needed, as Congress voted to allow mail to be sent free of charge by active members of the Armed Forces. Many of the panes were destroyed.

With 1981 P.F. certificate

22,500
13,500
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442
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 442, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a wonderful example of the 2c Type Ia, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

550
1,600
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443
nhbl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 443, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Top plate no. F10208 block of six, stamps Mint N.H. (hinged in selvage), Very Good-Fine centering, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

3,300
650
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444
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 444, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Wide margins and nicely centered, wonderful color, "Tulsa" oval cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (both VF 80; SMQ $240.00)

240
180
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445
bl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 445, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Block of four, cancelled by circular datestamp and duplex oval grid, deep rich color and remarkably choice centering for a used block of this scarce issue, Very Fine, probably the finest used block extant, a Power Search review of our sales located a block cancelled in 1933 and a block of eight with Fine centering, with 1980 P.F. certificate (this certificate predates the work of the forger who applied fake cancels to 20th Century stamps to create rare used multiples)

1,500
800
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446
bl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 446, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Right plate no. 10209 block of six, Toledo O. oval cancels, toned and slight thin at lower left, Very Good-Fine centering, quite possibly the only extant used plate block of the 2c Type Ia

E. 750-1,000
950
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447
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 447, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Characteristic deep rich color, tied by Bonner's Ferry Id. May 9, 1920 wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Philip H. Ward Jr. in Germantown Pa., reported to be from the man who discovered 2c Type Ia in Idaho, vertical fold clear of stamp, Very Fine

650
425
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448
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 448, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502). Average centering, deep shade, tied by Chicago Ill. Jan. 30, 1918 slogan machine cancel on window envelope with Empire Art Co. corner card, Fine, the earliest documented use of the 3c Type II Perf 11, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate (this EDU has held up for more than 10 years)

E. 200-300
275
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449
nh
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 449, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, superb centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

625
1,800
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450
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 450, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single Mint N.H. error in block of nine, bright color, couple 2c stamps with h.r. and one with thin, the error is Fine

650
300
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451
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 451, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in a block of 12, pristine gum without skips or bends, bright color, Fine

2,000
1,000
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452
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 452, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). In horizontal pair with normal 2c stamp, tied by clearly struck "Hot Springs Va. Mar. 27, 1917" machine flag cancel on legal-size cover to New York, printed return address at top left for Virginia Hot Springs Co., minor cover wear

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE PERF 11 5-CENT ROSE ERROR AND ALSO OF THE 2-CENT (SCOTT 499). AN IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES COVER.

Only one other cover is known used on this date, bearing a single of Scott 505. The cover offered here -- the earliest known use for the two Scott-listed stamps -- is unique. It was apparently stamped for the double 2c rate due its weight, and the sender was unaware of the 5c error.

Ex Grunin, Twigg-Smith (realized $26,000 in our Sale 835) and Boker

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
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453
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 453, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Unusually choice centering, tied by "Gary Ind. Oct. 20-17 2 PM" machine cancel on cover to Oak Park Ill., top edge with opening nick, otherwise Very Fine, 1984 BIA survey indicates that only 52 covers are known

2,250
1,300
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454
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 454, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error in block of nine, tied by multiple strikes of "Air Mail Service, Chicago, Feb. 24, 7AM 1921" duplex datestamp and bars on large-size buff airmail special delivery cover to St. Paul Minn., receiving backstamp, reduced at left, block has Very Good-Fine centering and the cover is overall Fine, Scott Retail $2,250.00 for single on cover

E. 750-1,000
2,900
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455
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 455, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)8c Olive Bister (508), 8c Olive Bister (508)8c Olive Bister (508). Mint N.H., pretty shade and almost mathematical centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $575.00)

27
850
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456
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 456, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 12573 block of six, vibrant color, superb centering, Extremely Fine, an elusive wide top Mint N.H. plate block of this issue

325
0
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457
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 457, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Jumbo margins and precise centering, fiery color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of five 98J's, only two have graded higher

0
700
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458
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 458, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Mint N.H., choice centering, crisp shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

80
450
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459
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 459, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, beautiful shade and fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 98), one of six 98J's, three others have higher grades

90
1,200
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460
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 460, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Wide bottom plate no. 10136 block of six, top center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., remarkably choice centering, bright shade, Very Fine-Extremely Fine plate block

600
500
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461
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 461, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, bright shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (latter graded XF-Superb 95)

70
275
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462
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 462, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6914 block of six, beautifully centered, vibrant color, selvage at top reduced, otherwise Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

925
300
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463
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 463, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., brilliant color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1989 and 2004 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

115
350
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464
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 464, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 13653 block of six, superb centering throughout, brilliant color and remarkably fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING WIDE-MARGIN PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1917 PERF 11 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,550
6,500
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465
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 465, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Left plate no. 7040 block of six, h.r. in top pair, bright and fresh, bottom left stamp with natural gum bend, Very Fine

1,600
325
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466
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 466, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00)

95
900
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467
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 467, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, Very Fine, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,100
950
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468
nhbl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 468, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of 16, bright shade, Fine-Very Fine, the plate block is exceptionally choice and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

3,050
2,100
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469
bl
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 469, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of 30, cancelled by multiple strikes of Washington D.C. Mar. 6, 1918 datestamp and duplex grid, a few of the strikes indent paper, a few stamps with slight creasing, perhaps another minor flaw or two, overall Fine-Very Fine, a remarkable large used multiple of this dollar-value Washington-Franklin Issue, unpriced in Scott as a used plate block

E. 500-750
500
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470
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 470, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Used on two Federal Reserve Bank registered mail tags, first has a block of nine with three other values from Los Angeles to New York City, Jan. 8, 1919, second with single and other values incl. 30c and 50c, all with perfin initials, used from Boston to Springfield Mass., Sep. 16, 1919, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
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471
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 471, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Tied by Akron O. Oct. 28, 1933 wavy-line machine cancel on Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress Akron-Seville (Spain) cacheted flight cover to Baltimore, appropriate backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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472
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 472, 1917-19 Issue (Scott 498-518)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Lightly cancelled, well-centered, rich color in the true Deep Brown shade, light creases, Very Fine appearance, scarce in used condition, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,250
375
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