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

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

Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
61
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Sale 1093, Lot 61, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Blocks of four, choice centering and neat cancels, 10c left pair with single blue crayon stroke and small creases, two 2c stamps with light creases, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine set of used blocks, ex Twigg-Smith, 10c with 2001 P.F. certificate

600
0
62
ogbl
Sale 1093, Lot 62, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Top imprint, plate no. 2120 and half arrow block of eight, stamps Mint N.H., small trace of hinging on gum of selvage at top right, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

520
160
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63
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Sale 1093, Lot 63, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Bottom right corner imprint, plate no. 2081 and half arrow block of ten, natural s.e. at left, lightly hinged, bright color, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged plate block of six plus two hinged and two Mint N.H. singles

530
130
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64
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Sale 1093, Lot 64, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Mint N.H., exceptional centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

185
1,700
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65
ogbl
Sale 1093, Lot 65, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Top right corner imprint, plate no. 2103 and half arrow block of ten, natural s.e. at left, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage above Positions 2 and 5, deep rich color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, ex Saddleback, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. stamps with no premium for the position

1,850
750
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66
ogbl
Sale 1093, Lot 66, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2103 block of 12, plate block lightly hinged, six other stamps Mint N.H., intense color, one stamp trivial natural inclusion, Fine

3,170
475
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67
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Sale 1093, Lot 67, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering and wide margins for this tightly-spaced issue, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

200
1,600
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68
nhbl
Sale 1093, Lot 68, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H. top left corner imprint and plate no. 2098 block of 12 with wide top selvage, exceptionally well-centered essentially throughout, deep rich color, a few tiny toned spots in selvage at top left and single short perf at bottom (both are outside the plate block and could be separated from it), bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED LARGE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate mentioning only the small toned spots. Scott Retail as plate block of six and six singles

3,050
1,300
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69
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Sale 1093, Lot 69, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Slightly disturbed original gum, almost perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00 as original gum)

130
250
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70
nhbl
Sale 1093, Lot 70, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 2107 block of four with two additional stamps and corner selvage at right, deep rich color, choice centering, top left stamp with natural gum bend, bottom left with natural gum crease, still Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,770
1,600
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71
nhbl
Sale 1093, Lot 71, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 2105 block of six, well-centered, lovely rich color

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

Scott Catalogue lists plate blocks of four and plate blocks of six for this issue. The plate blocks of six are considerably scarcer in such pristine condition and most collectors settle for the smaller multiple.

4,000
8,500
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72
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Sale 1093, Lot 72, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Bottom imprint and plate no. 2105 block of six, lightly hinged, well-centered (especially the bottom left stamp), a few perf separations, Very Fine

2,250
800
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73
nhbl
Sale 1093, Lot 73, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Jamestown (328). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 3538 block of six, well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, Very Fine

825
850
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74
nhbl
Sale 1093, Lot 74, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Jamestown (328). Mint N.H. top imprint, double plate no 2543 and arrow block of 20, deep shade, perf separations affect left plate block, usual natural gum creases, Fine-Very Fine, a rare plate number large multiple, Scott Retail as two plate blocks and eight singles

2,210
425
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75
 
Sale 1093, Lot 75, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)1c Jamestown (328). Wide margins and essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, light cancel leaves central vignette completely unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in the finest attainable condition, ex Kirke, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $625.00), since this stamp was graded ten years ago it has remained the only example to achieve the coveted Superb 98 and none has graded higher

5
1,200
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76
ogbl
Sale 1093, Lot 76, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)2c Jamestown (329). Bottom imprint and plate no. 3678 block of six, lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps Mint N.H., vivid color, extraordinarily choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

625
450
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77
nh
Sale 1093, Lot 77, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Jamestown (330). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 1989 P.F. (for block) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00)

285
3,250
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78
ogbl
Sale 1093, Lot 78, 1904 Louisiana Purchase, 1907 Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-330)5c Jamestown (330). Bottom imprint and plate no. 3560 block of six, three h.r. reinforcing some minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine

2,750
550
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