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Sale 1145 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Category — Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
536
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 536, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Grandma Moses, Black Engraved & Prussian Blue Omitted (1370b), 6c Grandma Moses, Black Engraved & Prussian Blue Omitted (1370b)6c Grandma Moses, Black Engraved & Prussian Blue Omitted (1370b). Mint N.H. "plate no. block" of four, without the usual mottled gum, bright colors, Very Fine and rare as a plate block (with missing plate number), with 1994 P.F. certificate, listed in Datz as a plate block but unpriced, Scott Retail as four singles

2,000
950
537
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 537, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a), 6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a)6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a). Two singles, Mint N.H. with fingerprints on gum, Fine-Very Fine examples of this popular error, accompanied by a normal stamp

1,200
275
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538
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 538, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b), 6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b)6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b). Two Mint N.H. pairs, one horizontal and one vertical, fresh colors, Very Fine, Datz states only 25 pairs are reported

1,500
450
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539
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 539, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas, Colors Omitted (1384c, 1384d), 6c Christmas, Colors Omitted (1384c, 1384d)6c Christmas, Colors Omitted (1384c, 1384d). Group of the very nuanced 1969 Christmas color errors, including horizontal block of ten of the Green omitted error (1384c), horizontal block of six with one stamp Green, Red and Yellow omitted (1384d), this one with old A.P.S. certificate stating it is the rare Red and Yellow only omitted error (1384g) but there is no trace of the Green in the background other than possibly a single dot, so we are calling it 1384d, also a single with traces of Green and a couple dots each of Red and Yellow, pair with one stamp missing most colors but with traces (not counted), Very Fine group

E. 500-750
300
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540
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 540, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas, Yellow Omitted (1384e), 6c Christmas, Yellow Omitted (1384e)6c Christmas, Yellow Omitted (1384e). Mint N.H., clear traces of Red and Green still present in church at left, nice centering, Very Fine and choice, Datz describes this error as "very rare", with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,750
450
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541
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 541, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Eisenhower Coil, Imperforate Pair (1401b), 6c Eisenhower Coil, Imperforate Pair (1401b)6c Eisenhower Coil, Imperforate Pair (1401b). Mint N.H. with slightly short gum at top, margins large to full, fresh color, Very Fine, a scarce error, Datz states 20-30 pairs reported, some with incomplete gum or no gum

2,500
3,000
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542
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 542, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas, Black Omitted (1414b), 6c Christmas, Black Omitted (1414b)6c Christmas, Black Omitted (1414b). Mint N.H. transitional plate no. block of 20, representing the top two rows of the plate, left six stamps showing Black omitted and also missing black plate number, fourth vertical pair from left with partial Black omitted and balance to the right normal, Very Fine and extremely rare transition plate block, the Datz book reports 50 examples total but makes no mention of a plate block, we have not offered any others since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as six singles without premium for the plate block and missing plate number

2,400
750
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543
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 543, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas, Blue Omitted (1414c), 6c Christmas, Blue Omitted (1414c)6c Christmas, Blue Omitted (1414c). Mint N.H. horizontal strip of five, left stamp the error, second stamp missing most of Blue, precancelled as listed, Very Fine and rare, the Datz book reports 15 examples known plus a plate block, we have not offered another since keeping computerized records

1,250
400
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544
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 544, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1415b-1418b), 6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1415b-1418b)6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1415b-1418b). Single examples of each of the four Black-omitted errors, Doll Carriage Mint N.H., other three lightly hinged, vivid colors

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1970 6-CENT CHRISTMAS ISSUE BLACK-OMITTED ERRORS.

The Datz book reports only 5-6 of each known. Two with older A.P.S. certificates.

9,000
1,700
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545
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 545, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1418g), 6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1418g)6c Christmas Toys, Black Omitted (1418g). Mint N.H. top right plate no. transition block of eight, the top two stamps Black omitted (1415b-1416b), the next two with most of Black missing, the bottom four stamps normal, bright colors, very fresh

VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1970 6-CENT CHRISTMAS ISSUE WITH TWO BLACK OMITTED ERRORS.

The Datz book states only 5-6 of each are known. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Inexplicably, Scott prices this transition plate block the same as two individual single errors

4,500
1,100
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546
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 546, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Light Green & Dark Green Omitted (1430b), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Light Green & Dark Green Omitted (1430b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Light Green & Dark Green Omitted (1430b). Mint N.H. Zip block of four, striking colors without a trace of Green, fresh and Very Fine, rare with only eight blocks reported in Datz book, this is very likely the only Zip block in existence, accompanied by normal plate block

3,750
1,100
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547
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 547, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c)8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c). Corner margin block of four, top left stamp small gum disturbance, others Mint N.H., beautiful colors without a trace of Red, Very Fine, extremely rare block which Datz states may be unique, ex Floyd, with 1998 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,100
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548
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 548, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d), 8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d)8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d). Mint N.H. pair plus extra single of Lunar Rover, fresh and Very Fine, a striking error, Datz reports a total of 40 pairs and ten singles, Datz value (Scott does not price singles)

1,400
850
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549
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 549, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Emily Dickinson, Pale Rose Omitted (1436b), 8c Emily Dickinson, Pale Rose Omitted (1436b)8c Emily Dickinson, Pale Rose Omitted (1436b). Mint N.H. pair, the left stamp the error without a trace of color in Emily's hands or face, most of Olive Green background also missing, non-error right stamp missing part of its Olive Green, post-office fresh, also includes No. 1436a, Black and Olive Green omitted

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS COLOR-MISSING VARIETY. ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED.

The Datz books states four are known of the No. 1436b error (150 of No. 1436a).

With 1975 A.P.S. (for a block of four) and 1991 P.F. certificates

6,000
1,500
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550
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 550, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a), 8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a)8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a). Mint N.H., bright colors, Very Fine and choice, we have not offered one at auction since keeping computerized records

1,500
850
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551
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 551, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a), 8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a)8c Care, Black Omitted (1439a). Mint N.H. corner margin transitional strip of three with plate nos., the left stamp the error without a trace of Black, the two adjoining stamps Black partially omitted, Extremely Fine, rare with only 10 reported in the Datz book, we have not offered one at auction since keeping computerized records, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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552
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 552, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b), 8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b)8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at right, Very Fine example of this striking error, Datz notes there are 24 blocks of four reported and approximately half are damaged, this intact and undamaged example is rare, accompanied by normal block

900
275
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553
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 553, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black Omitted (1451b), 2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black Omitted (1451b)2c National Parks Centennial, Block of Four, Black Omitted (1451b). Mint N.H. with narrow top selvage, bright colors, the Black litho omitted most obvious in the lighthouse, Very Fine and choice, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate for block of 96, normal block accompanies for comparison

1,250
425
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554
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 554, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)15c National Parks Centennial Mt. McKinley, Yellow Omitted (1454b), 15c National Parks Centennial Mt. McKinley, Yellow Omitted (1454b)15c National Parks Centennial Mt. McKinley, Yellow Omitted (1454b). Mint N.H., brilliant colors without a trace of Yellow in the grass and valley, Black engraved titles and grass lines also shifted toward bottom

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT MT. McKINLEY NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL ISSUE WITH YELLOW OMITTED.

The Datz book records only one example of this color-missing rarity. Accompanied by a normal stamp for comparison

3,500
0
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555
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 555, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Brown Omitted (1467b), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Brown Omitted (1467b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Brown Omitted (1467b). Block of four, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, lovely colors, the missing color most obvious in background around the fur seals (an example of the normal block is included for comparison), Very Fine and rare with 8-16 blocks reported by Datz, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2002 P.F. certificate

3,250
500
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556
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 556, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Green & Blue Omitted (1467c), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Green & Blue Omitted (1467c)8c Wildlife Conservation, Green & Blue Omitted (1467c). Mint N.H. block of four with slogan selvage at left, bright colors which strongly contrast with the normal block, Very Fine and rare with 8 blocks reported by Datz, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

3,250
950
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557
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 557, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Wildlife Conservation, Red & Brown Omitted (1467d), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Red & Brown Omitted (1467d)8c Wildlife Conservation, Red & Brown Omitted (1467d). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at right, fresh colors which contrast markedly with the normal block, Very Fine, 16 blocks are reported by Datz, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1992 P.F. certificate showing plate number at top (since removed)

3,500
1,200
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558
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 558, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Tom Sawyer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1470a), 8c Tom Sawyer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1470a)8c Tom Sawyer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1470a). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE TOM SAWYER COMMEMORATIVE HORIZONTAL PAIR, IMPERFORATE-BETWEEN ERROR.

The Datz book records only six sound error pairs, plus one additional pair which is damaged, making this one of the rarest modern perforation errors. We last offered one in our 1978 Rarities sale

7,250
4,000
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559
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 559, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Tom Sawyer, Colors Omitted (1470b, 1470c), 8c Tom Sawyer, Colors Omitted (1470b, 1470c)8c Tom Sawyer, Colors Omitted (1470b, 1470c). Mint N.H. singles of Red & Black engraved omitted (1470b) and Yellow & Tan litho omitted (1470c), fresh and Very Fine, the second is rarely seen (only 50 recorded) and has not appeared in one of our auctions since 1983, accompanied by a "freak" stamp with color shift

1,910
2,000
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560
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 560, Modern Errors (Scott 1370b thru 1471b)8c Christmas, Black Omitted (1471b), 8c Christmas, Black Omitted (1471b)8c Christmas, Black Omitted (1471b). Mint N.H. transitional strip of three, the right stamp the error without Black, the middle stamp partly missing Black and the left stamp normal, Very Fine and exceedingly rare, Datz states only 10 are recorded, accompanied by No. 1471a (Pink omitted), Datz value for a transition multiple which is unpriced in Scott

3,350
1,100
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