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Sale 1094 — The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
170
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 170, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)4c Black, 1875 Issue (PR11), 4c Black, 1875 Issue (PR11)4c Black, 1875 Issue (PR11). Original gum, h.r., choice centering, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

300
550
171
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 171, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)8c Black, 1875 Issue (PPR13), 8c Black, 1875 Issue (PPR13)8c Black, 1875 Issue (PPR13). Original gum, small h.r., fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine

350
800
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172
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 172, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)9c Black, 1875 Issue (PR14), 9c Black, 1875 Issue (PR14)9c Black, 1875 Issue (PR14). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade, nicely centered, Very Fine, ex Cook

500
1,000
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173
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 173, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17), 24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17)24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17). Original gum, updated certificate mentions "slightly disturbed" which we feel is a bit harsh, lightly hinged, bright and fresh, sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, ex Vineyard, with 2003 and 2009 P.F. certificates

850
700
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174
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 174, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18), 36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18)36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18). Original gum, h.r., rich color and a strong impression, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

850
400
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175
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 175, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18), 36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18)36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18). Rich shade, well-centered, cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

300
275
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176
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 176, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)60c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR20), 60c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR20)60c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR20). Original gum, strong color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,300
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177
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 177, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21), 72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21)72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,600
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178
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 178, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22), 84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22)84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22). Large part original gum, bright color, thin spot at center, otherwise Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,850
225
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179
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 179, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22), 84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22)84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22). Fresh color, black cork cancel, Very Fine

1,250
300
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180
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 180, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23), 96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23)96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23). Unused (no gum), deep shade, fresh and Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

525
130
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181
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 181, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23), 96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23)96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23). Bright shade, small cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
250
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182
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 182, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24). Unused (no gum), strong color, wonderfully well-centered, Very Fine and choice

650
700
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183
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 183, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24). Incredibly fresh color, gorgeous centering, light blue brushstroke cancel at right leaving entire design visible, couple pulled perfs at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Kotanchik, with 2004 P.F. certificate

850
325
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184
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 184, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25), $3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25)$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25). Original gum, small h.r., vibrant color, couple short perfs at top, otherwise Fine, a scarce stamp with original gum, ex Scott

1,800
200
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185
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 185, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25), $3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25)$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25). Single light blue brushstroke cancel at right leaving entire design visible, brilliant color, strong impression on bright white paper, Very Fine, a pretty example, ex Meyer, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,250
300
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186
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 186, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26), $6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26). Unused (no gum), rich shade, reperfed at bottom to appear Extremely Fine

1,400
475
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187
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 187, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26), $6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26). Blue brushstroke cancel at right, wonderful light shade on crisp paper, Very Fine, sound used examples of the high-value 1875 Newspaper issues are scarce

2,000
800
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188
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 188, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered with vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $9.00 YELLOW 1875 NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS ISSUE.

Sound, original-gum and well-centered examples of high-denomination Newspapers & Periodicals stamps, particularly of the First Issue, are incredibly rare.

With 2010 P.S.E. and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

4,000
5,500
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189
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 189, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Large part original gum ("previously hinged" on certificate), bright color, fresh and Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

4,000
550
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190
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 190, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28), $12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong color, well-centered for this difficult issue, faint toning reflected in grade, Fine, a review of our computerized records from past auctions only found two other sound examples offered, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, F 70; SMQ $2,050.00), this is the highest graded example to date and the only one to achieve this grade

4,500
3,000
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191
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 191, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28), $12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28)$12.00 Blue Green, 1875 Issue (PR28). Strong color, well-centered, light cork cancel, shallow thin, otherwise Very Fine, unpriced in Scott with handstamp cancel

1,100
0
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192
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 192, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29), $24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29)$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Original gum which is slightly disturbed due to adherence, h.r., bold color and strong impression, Fine

4,750
550
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193
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 193, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30), $36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30)$36.00 Brown Rose, 1875 Issue (PR30). Original gum, small h.r., bright color, magnificent centering for this issue, minute corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, this scarce Newspapers & Periodicals issue is rarely offered centered as well as this stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,600
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194
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 194, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31), $48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., bold color, Fine, a scarce original-gum example, ex Cook, with 1979 P.F. certificate

7,000
1,000
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195
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 195, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31), $48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31)$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Unused (no gum), rich color, couple short perfs and light soiling not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,600
700
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196
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 196, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32), $60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Original gum, small h.r., fresh color and a crisp impression, Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate

6,500
1,500
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197
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 197, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Issue (Scott PR9-PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32), $60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Unused (no gum), wonderful fresh color on crisp paper, exceedingly well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

2,400
2,300
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