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Sale 1116 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 December, 2015

Category — 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3289
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3289, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c), 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c). Position D with plate no. 1689 at top right, well-centered with wide margins, four bold strikes of New York registry oval cancellation, perf separations sensibly reinforced at top

VERY FINE CENTERING AND AN EXTREMELY RARE USED BOOKLET PANE -- OF EVEN GREATER RARITY WITH THE PLATE NUMBER SELVAGE.

According to Johl, the proofs of this stamp were considered masterpieces, but when the stamp was issued in red using the wet paper printing method it was widely criticized. Washington's nose was excessively red and the details of the design were lost. The New York Times wrote that "if not labelled Washington it could be taken for Adams, Madison or Monroe". Faced with such criticism the Post Office Department rushed a replacement stamp into use -- the 2c Shield issue (Scott 319 and 320) -- less than nine months later.

Our census of used Scott 301c, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/301c/301c.pdf , includes six with full tabs and an additional three without tabs.

6,000
0
3290
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3290, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered within Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a pristine example, ex Pietsch and Killien, with 1988 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00)

100
750
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3291
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3291, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Balanced margins, bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

375
425
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3292
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3292, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). H.r., vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $450.00)

375
300
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3293
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3293, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). H.r., rich color, tiny thin speck at top right, Very Fine appearance

825
350
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3294
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3294, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Single hinge mark at top, detailed impression, short perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

2,100
600
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3295
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3295, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Choice wide margins and well-centered, purple straightline cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp with an unusual cancel, the dollar-value early Bureau issues normally have heavy registry cancels, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00 as normal cancel)

700
1,600
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3296
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3296, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H., enormous margins with parts of all eight adjoining stamps, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 100, unpriced in 100 Jumbo grade)

32
650
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3297
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3297, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H., rich color on post-office fresh paper, large margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

600
700
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3298°
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3298, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)5c Blue, Coil (317), 5c Blue, Coil (317)5c Blue, Coil (317). Paste-up single, lightly hinged, rich color, Jumbo exceptionally well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE CENTERED JUMBO PASTE-UP SINGLE OF THE 1908 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL.

With 1979 P.F. certificate for a pair. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $8,500.00 as a 90, unpriced in any higher grade). This is the highest grade awarded to any Scott 317, either in single or pair format. Only four others have even been considered worthy of submitting for grading and none have equaled this superb example.

5,750
0
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3299
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3299, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Booklet Pane of Six (319g). Position D with plate no. 4106 at top right, brilliant color, neat strikes of "Titusville Pa." boxed cancels, fresh and Fine, a rare complete used pane and particularly desirable with the plate number, ex Collier, Kirke and Bakwin, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

450
0
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3300
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3300, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Imperforate (320b), 2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Imperforate (320b)2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Imperforate (320b). Mint N.H., massive margins all around showing significant portions of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, perfect in every way, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90)

37
1,000
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3301
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3301, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)1c Louisiana Purchase (323), 1c Louisiana Purchase (323)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

60
600
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3302
nhbl
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3302, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)5c Louisiana Purchase (326), 5c Louisiana Purchase (326)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 2100 block of six, bottom stamps natural gum wrinkles, tiny flaw in margin between pos. 1 and 2, otherwise Fine

1,850
180
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3303
nh
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3303, 1902-08 thru Louisiana Purchase Issues (Scott 300-327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327), 10c Louisiana Purchase (327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H., balanced margins, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1987 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ)

310
600
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