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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Officials, Soft Paper

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1193
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1193, Officials, Soft Paper1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94), 1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94)1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, well-centered, bright and fresh, completely sound

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER.

As discerning collectors know, the Officials are extremely difficult to obtain in sound, centered condition -- particularly among the American printings on soft porous paper. The example offered here is fresh with choice centering, despite the inexplicably low P.S.E. grade.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $3,900.00)

6,000
3,500
1194°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1194, Officials, Soft Paper3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95), 3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95)3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95). Matching top and bottom imprint and plate no. 57 blocks of 20 with selvage at sides, representing the complete top two and bottom two rows of the 100-subject plate, original gum, top block with h.r. in corner selvage and two hinged stamps, balance Mint N.H., bottom block with h.r. in selvage which extends to or barely touches four stamps, balance Mint N.H., brilliant color, very well-centered for such large multiples

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. THIS MATCHED PAIR OF TOP AND BOTTOM PLATE BLOCKS OF 20 ARE THE ONLY TWO PLATE BLOCKS WE RECORD OF THE 3-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER. THESE ARE GREAT RARITIES OF OFFICIAL STAMPS AND PLATE BLOCK COLLECTING.

The 3c Agriculture Issue was printed from a single plate, numbered 57. A review using Power Search and named-sale auction catalogs failed to find another plate block of O95. This matched pair of plate blocks of 20 is a great rarity of the Officials Issues and of plate block collecting.

Scott Retail for Mint N.H. and hinged singles without premium for the plate blocks

45,800
22,000
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1195
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1195, Officials, Soft Paper24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103), 24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103)24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). Large part original gum, bright color, faults including thin spot and light creasing, otherwise Fine

4,500
500
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1196
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1196, Officials, Soft Paper3c Justice, Soft Paper (O106), 3c Justice, Soft Paper (O106)3c Justice, Soft Paper (O106). Original gum, Jumbo margins, especially wide at left and bottom, rich color, Very Fine

190
200
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1197
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1197, Officials, Soft Paper90c Treasury, Soft Paper (O113), 90c Treasury, Soft Paper (O113)90c Treasury, Soft Paper (O113). Horizontal strip of three, ms. cancels, light pressed-out creases, Fine appearance, possibly the largest known used multiple, ex Mainberger, with 1982 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

2,250
500
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1198
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1198, Officials, Soft Paper12c War, Soft Paper (O119), 12c War, Soft Paper (O119)12c War, Soft Paper (O119). Block of four, cork cancels, bottom right stamp corner defective, others Fine-Very Fine, very scarce used block, ex Ward and Mainberger

E. 300-400
150
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1199
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1199, Officials, Soft Paper30c War, Soft Paper (O120), 30c War, Soft Paper (O120)30c War, Soft Paper (O120). Original gum, barely hinged, bright shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

225
375
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1200
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1200, Officials, Soft Paper50c Postal Savings (O122), 50c Postal Savings (O122)50c Postal Savings (O122). Mint N.H., outstanding wide margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate for an arrow block of four, this the top right stamp

375
600
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