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Sale 1145 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Category — Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
683
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 683, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Cranes, Black & Magenta Engraved Omitted (2868b), 29c Cranes, Black & Magenta Engraved Omitted (2868b)29c Cranes, Black & Magenta Engraved Omitted (2868b). Mint N.H. vertical pair with bottom selvage, top stamp fingerprint on gum, Very Fine and scarce, accompanied by normal pair

1,500
600
684
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 684, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868c), 29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868c)29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868c). Mint N.H. top right plate no. block of four, engraved Black "USA" and crane names doubled on all four stamps, engraved Magenta "29" also doubled on all four, light fingerprints on gum

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO PLATE BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE WITH ALL FOUR STAMPS SHOWING A DOUBLE IMPRESSION OF THE ENGRAVED BLACK AND MAGENTA.

One pane of 20 of the Cranes Issue was discovered with double impressions. The top two rows of five show doubling of both the Black ("USA" and crane names) and Magenta engraved colors, including two plate blocks from the top corners of the pane. The next row of five shows doubling of the Black "USA" only and Magenta "29". The bottom five stamps on the pane are normal (see following lot for the bottom two plate blocks). This is a striking and very rare modern error. As this collection demonstrates, imperforate and color-omitted errors are found on many modern issues. Double impressions, however, are extremely rare on modern issues.

Ex Floyd. With 1999 P.F. certificate for the complete pane of 20

4,750
2,300
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685
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 685, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868d), 29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868d)29c Cranes, Double Impression of Black & Magenta Engraved (2868d). Two Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of four from the bottom left and right corners of the discovery pane, engraved Black "USA" doubled on the top two stamps in each block, engraved Magenta "29" also doubled on top two, light fingerprints on gum

VERY FINE. THESE ARE THE BOTTOM TWO PLATE BLOCKS FROM THE DISCOVERY PANE SHOWING A DOUBLE IMPRESSION OF THE ENGRAVED BLACK AND MAGENTA ON THE TOP STAMPS.

One pane of 20 of the Cranes Issue was discovered with double impressions. The top two rows of five show doubling of both the Black ("USA" and crane names) and Magenta engraved colors, including two plate blocks from the top corners of the pane (see previous lot for the top right plate block). The next row of five shows doubling of the Black "USA" only and Magenta "29". The bottom five stamps on the pane are normal. These are striking and very rare modern errors. As this collection demonstrates, imperforate and color-omitted errors are found on many modern issues. Double impressions, however, are extremely rare on modern issues.

With copy of 1999 P.F. certificate for the complete pane of 20. Listed but unpriced in Scott. The plate blocks from the top of the pane (with four errors) are priced at $4,500.00 each

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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686
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 686, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac), 29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac)29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac). Mint N.H. pane of 10 in a booklet, a total of five error pairs, folded along middle as issued, Very Fine, Datz states 10+ panes reported, Scott Retail as pairs

2,125
1,000
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687
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 687, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac), 29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac)29c Christmas, Imperforate Pair (2871Ac). Mint N.H. complete booklet of two panes of 10, a total of 10 error pairs, folded along middle as issued, fresh and Very Fine, Datz states 10+ panes reported, Scott Retail as pairs without premium for the complete booklet format

4,250
1,200
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688
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 688, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Greetings, Quadruple, Triple and Double Impressions (2872d), 29c Greetings, Quadruple, Triple and Double Impressions (2872d)29c Greetings, Quadruple, Triple and Double Impressions (2872d). Mint N.H. margin block of four, quadruple impression of Black, triple impression of Blue, double impression of Red and Yellow, Green normal, a most unusual variety, we thought we had consumed too many holiday toddies when we first saw this error, with copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for the complete sheet of 50, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
850
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689
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 689, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)29c Greetings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2872e), 29c Greetings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2872e)29c Greetings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2872e). Mint N.H. blocks of 45 from the top and bottom halves of the pane of 100, each block contains 18 vertical pairs, imperforate between, plus nine stamps at top or bottom normal, including four plate no. blocks of four of the error, Very Fine, Datz states at least 40 error pairs are known, if his estimate is close to accurate then these blocks represent the vast majority of known examples, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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690
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 690, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)(32c) "G" Rate, Old Glory, Booklet Pane of 10, Imperforate (2884b), (32c) "G" Rate, Old Glory, Booklet Pane of 10, Imperforate (2884b)(32c) "G" Rate, Old Glory, Booklet Pane of 10, Imperforate (2884b). Mint N.H. with tab at top, folded in middle as issued, Very Fine and rare, Datz states only 2 reported, ex Floyd, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,800
4,000
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691
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 691, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)(32c Love), 32c (Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c, 3030h), (32c Love), 32c (Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c, 3030h)(32c Love), 32c (Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c, 3030h). Complete unfolded booklets of 20 plus label, both with striking appearance without Red "Love", Very Fine, scarce with only 40-60 of No. 2949c reported in Datz (this and the following lot represent most of the supply)

5,250
1,100
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692
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 692, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)(32c Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c), (32c Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c)(32c Love), Red Engraved Omitted (2949c). Complete unfolded booklet of 20 plus label, striking appearance without Red "Love", Very Fine, scarce with only 40-60 reported in Datz (this and the previous lot represent most of the supply)

4,000
1,300
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693
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 693, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Nixon, Red Engraved Omitted (2955a), 32c Nixon, Red Engraved Omitted (2955a)32c Nixon, Red Engraved Omitted (2955a). Mint N.H. plate no. block of four, Very Fine, Datz states 70 reported, Scott Retail as singles without premium for the plate block

3,800
1,500
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694
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 694, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Recreational Sports, Imperforate and Color-Omitted Errors (2965b, 2965c, 2965d), 32c Recreational Sports, Imperforate and Color-Omitted Errors (2965b, 2965c, 2965d)32c Recreational Sports, Imperforate and Color-Omitted Errors (2965b, 2965c, 2965d). Mint N.H. vertical strips of five of each of the three Scott-listed errors, including imperforate, Yellow omitted and Yellow, Blue and Magenta omitted, Very Fine and rare trio, Datz records 8-12 strips of the imperforate error and approximately 12 each of the color errors, the imperforate error ex Floyd and with 1998 P.F. certificate

5,600
1,300
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695
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 695, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Marilyn Monroe, Pane of 20, Imperforate (2967a), 32c Marilyn Monroe, Pane of 20, Imperforate (2967a)32c Marilyn Monroe, Pane of 20, Imperforate (2967a). Mint N.H., brilliant colors, Very Fine, a scarce complete error pane of this popular commemorative issue

3,250
1,000
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696
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 696, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Civil War, Panes of 20, Perforation Errors (2975u, v, w, x), 32c Civil War, Panes of 20, Perforation Errors (2975u, v, w, x)32c Civil War, Panes of 20, Perforation Errors (2975u, v, w, x). Mint N.H. group of four panes, one fully imperforate (2975w), the other three part perforated in varying areas of pane as listed in Scott, some slight fingerprints on gum, Very Fine group, Scott Retail counting No. 2975x at $1,000.00 (it is unpriced)

4,750
1,600
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697
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 697, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Suffrage, Perforation Errors (2980b, 2980c), 32c Suffrage, Perforation Errors (2980b, 2980c)32c Suffrage, Perforation Errors (2980b, 2980c). Mint N.H. vertical plate no. transition block of 16, two pairs at bottom completely imperforate (2980b), next two pairs perforated only at top (2980c), top block of eight normal, Very Fine and scarce as a transition block showing both error types, Datz records only 20 pairs of 2980b

3,300
650
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698
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 698, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c American Music, Imperforate Pair (2992c), 32c American Music, Imperforate Pair (2992c)32c American Music, Imperforate Pair (2992c). Mint N.H. plate no. block of four, bottom pair with John Coltrane and Erroll Garner (2991-2992) imperforate, top pair normal, Very Fine and extremely rare, Datz records only 2 pairs of the fully imperforate error

3,000
4,500
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699
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 699, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Garden Flowers, Booklet Pane of Five, Imperforate (2997b), 32c Garden Flowers, Booklet Pane of Five, Imperforate (2997b)32c Garden Flowers, Booklet Pane of Five, Imperforate (2997b). Booklet containing three complete error panes and one error pair at top, Mint N.H., folded in middle as issued, Very Fine, Datz states "very rare" without estimating a quantity, Scott Retail as three panes without premium for the extra pair or the booklet covers

6,750
4,500
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700
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 700, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)33c Coral Pink Rose, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3052k), 33c Coral Pink Rose, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3052k)33c Coral Pink Rose, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3052k). Mint N.H. complete unfolded booklet with label, some bending at right, still Very Fine and rare, unpriced in Scott, the Datz book estimates "at least several panes" exist, by comparison we note similar die cut-omitted booklet pane errors with much higher populations (15-20 known or more) are priced in Scott at approximately $1,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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701
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 701, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Rose Coil, Die Cutting and Color-Omitted Errors (3054a, b, d, e), 32c Rose Coil, Die Cutting and Color-Omitted Errors (3054a, b, d, e)32c Rose Coil, Die Cutting and Color-Omitted Errors (3054a, b, d, e). Mint N.H. group of three pairs and one single, Very Fine, Datz states only 14 stamps with Black omitted are known (3054d, all examples are misperfed) and 45 stamps with Black and die cuts omitted (3054e), unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
275
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702
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 702, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Tennessee Statehood Bicentennial, Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3071b), 32c Tennessee Statehood Bicentennial, Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3071b)32c Tennessee Statehood Bicentennial, Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3071b). Mint N.H. complete unfolded booklet of 20 stamps, four pairs at left the errors without vertical die cuts between, all other vertical die cuts misaligned and thru the design, Very Fine, listed but unpriced in Scott and Datz

E. 750-1,000
650
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703
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 703, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c James Dean, Imperforate and Color Missing Errors (3082a, 3082b, 3082c, 3082d), 32c James Dean, Imperforate and Color Missing Errors (3082a, 3082b, 3082c, 3082d)32c James Dean, Imperforate and Color Missing Errors (3082a, 3082b, 3082c, 3082d). Two Mint N.H. complete imperforate panes of 20, first with normal colors (3082a), Scott Retail $1,200.00, second pane with two different errors which combined are catalogued as No. 3082d, Tan (James Dean) omitted on all stamps (3082c as a single) and Red "32c" misaligned and omitted from top row of five stamps (3082b as a single), Very Fine, Datz states this is the unique pane with these errors, ex Floyd, with 2000 P.F. certificate, unpriced in Scott and Datz

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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704
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 704, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Christmas, Strip of Four, Imperforate and Imperforate Between (3111b), 32c Christmas, Strip of Four, Imperforate and Imperforate Between (3111b)32c Christmas, Strip of Four, Imperforate and Imperforate Between (3111b). Mint N.H., right stamp (3109) completely imperforate, second stamp from right (3108) perforated on three sides creating an imperforate between pair, two left stamps normal, Very Fine, ex Floyd, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,000
275
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705
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 705, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Christmas, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3116d), 32c Christmas, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3116d)32c Christmas, Booklet Pane of 20, Die Cutting Omitted (3116d). Mint N.H. complete unfolded booklet with label, Very Fine and rare, Datz states only 6-7 are reported

1,750
600
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706
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 706, Modern Errors (Scott 2868b thru 3127c)32c Merian Botanical Prints, Vertical Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3127c), 32c Merian Botanical Prints, Vertical Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3127c)32c Merian Botanical Prints, Vertical Pair, Die Cutting Omitted Between (3127c). Mint N.H. complete booklet of 20 stamps and label, top two rows without horizontal die cuts between, yielding seven error pairs, top right stamp with circular die cutting intended for label, Very Fine and scarce, Datz states 28 pairs reported, ex Floyd, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as seven pairs without premium for the complete booklet format

2,975
850
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