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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 — Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
254
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 254, Specimens1c-90c 1890 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (219S, 220S-229S), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (219S, 220S-229S)1c-90c 1890 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (219S, 220S-229S). Eleven total, the 2c, 4c, 6c and 15c s.e. at one side, unused (no gum), nearly all have thin spots from removal from U.P.U. sample book, few other small faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine, 2c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
255
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 255, Specimens1c-15c 1898 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (279S, 280S-282S, 283S, 284S), 1c-15c 1898 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (279S, 280S-282S, 283S, 284S)1c-15c 1898 Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (279S, 280S-282S, 283S, 284S). Six total, unused (no gum), 5c and 15c s.e. at right, 1c and 4c thin spots, 5c short perf at top, 15c small scuffs, otherwise fine "set", the 2c was not needed because the 2c of 1895 was basically the same color and the 10c Type I is same color and appearance as Type II, 5c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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256
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 256, Specimens2c Alaska-Yukon, "Specimen" Ovpt. (370S), 2c Alaska-Yukon, "Specimen" Ovpt. (370S)2c Alaska-Yukon, "Specimen" Ovpt. (370S). Rich color, unused (no gum), minor gum soak at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and very rare, with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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257
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 257, Specimens1c-$1.00 Washington-Franklin, "Specimen" Ovpts. (405S-407S, 414S/423S, 434S, 513S), 1c-$1.00 Washington-Franklin, "Specimen" Ovpts. (405S-407S, 414S/423S, 434S, 513S)1c-$1.00 Washington-Franklin, "Specimen" Ovpts. (405S-407S, 414S/423S, 434S, 513S). 14 total, all different denominations including 1c, 2c, 7c-$1.00, unused (no gum), the 2c, 8c and 11c s.e. at left, few with blue crayon control marks, few with small faults incl. $1.00 tiny scuff at top, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group, three with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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258
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 258, Specimens3c Victory, "Specimen" Ovpt. (537S), 3c Victory, "Specimen" Ovpt. (537S)3c Victory, "Specimen" Ovpt. (537S). Unused (no gum), bright color, Fine, rare, with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 200-300
170
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259
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 259, Specimens1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary, "Specimen" Ovpts. (548S-550S), 1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary, "Specimen" Ovpts. (548S-550S)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary, "Specimen" Ovpts. (548S-550S). Unused (no gum), each with additional blue crayon "check" mark, fresh and Very Fine set, 5c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 500-750
800
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260
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 260, Specimens2c Harding, "Specimen" Ovpt. (610S), 2c Harding, "Specimen" Ovpt. (610S)2c Harding, "Specimen" Ovpt. (610S). Unused (no gum), intense shade, additional blue crayon control mark, fresh and Very Fine, rare, with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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261
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 261, Specimens1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, "Specimen" Ovpts. (614S-616S), 1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, "Specimen" Ovpts. (614S-616S)1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, "Specimen" Ovpts. (614S-616S). Unused (no gum), rich colors, 2c light corner crease and small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine and rare set, 5c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 500-750
850
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262
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 262, Specimens2c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (627S-629S, 643S-645S, 651S, 675S, 680S-681S, 688S-690S, 703S, 717S, 736S), 2c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (627S-629S, 643S-645S, 651S, 675S, 680S-681S, 688S-690S, 703S, 717S, 736S)2c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (627S-629S, 643S-645S, 651S, 675S, 680S-681S, 688S-690S, 703S, 717S, 736S). 15 total, many of the better commemoratives issued from 1926-34, unused (no gum), couple with overprint applied in purple, mostly in black, two natural s.e. on one side, few minor faults, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group, 13 with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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263
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 263, Specimens2c-5c Monmouth, Hawaii, Edison, "Specimen" Ovpts. (646S-648S, 654S), 2c-5c Monmouth, Hawaii, Edison, "Specimen" Ovpts. (646S-648S, 654S)2c-5c Monmouth, Hawaii, Edison, "Specimen" Ovpts. (646S-648S, 654S). Last with overprint struck twice in purple, unused (no gum), Very Fine, No. 654S with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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264
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 264, Specimens2c-5c Aeronautics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (649S-650S), 2c-5c Aeronautics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (649S-650S)2c-5c Aeronautics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (649S-650S). Unused (no gum), 2c natural s.e. at right and small thin spot, still Fine-Very Fine, 5c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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265
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 265, Specimens1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, "Specimen" Ovpts. (684S-685S), 1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, "Specimen" Ovpts. (684S-685S)1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, "Specimen" Ovpts. (684S-685S). Unused (no gum), first with overprint applied inverted, Fine-Very Fine, with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 400-500
350
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266
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 266, Specimens2c-5c Olympics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (716S, 718S-719S), 2c-5c Olympics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (716S, 718S-719S)2c-5c Olympics, "Specimen" Ovpts. (716S, 718S-719S). Unused (no gum), bright colors, Very Fine and scarce, 2c and 3c with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 400-500
300
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267
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 267, Specimens1c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (728S-729S, 732S-734S, 737S, 772S-777S, 782S-783S), 1c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (728S-729S, 732S-734S, 737S, 772S-777S, 782S-783S)1c-5c Commemoratives, "Specimen" Ovpts. (728S-729S, 732S-734S, 737S, 772S-777S, 782S-783S). 14 total, unused (no gum), eight with overprint in purple, others in black, few small faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group, seven with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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268
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 268, Specimens1c-4c Army-Navy Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (785S-788S, 790S-793S), 1c-4c Army-Navy Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (785S-788S, 790S-793S)1c-4c Army-Navy Issue, "Specimen" Ovpts. (785S-788S, 790S-793S). Attached to four pieces of what was once a U.P.U. sample book, each piece with different denomination, overprints are in purple, few scuffs, otherwise Very Fine, 1c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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269
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 269, Specimens5c-50c 1918-34 Air Post, "Specimen" Ovpts. (C1S-C2S, C4S-C6S, C7S-C9S, C12S, C17S-C19S), 5c-50c 1918-34 Air Post, "Specimen" Ovpts. (C1S-C2S, C4S-C6S, C7S-C9S, C12S, C17S-C19S)5c-50c 1918-34 Air Post, "Specimen" Ovpts. (C1S-C2S, C4S-C6S, C7S-C9S, C12S, C17S-C19S). 12 total, four with overprint in purple, others in black, unused (no gum), few with blue crayon "check" marks, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine, a rare and desirable group, five with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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270
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 270, Specimens16c Air Post Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (CE1S-CE2S), 16c Air Post Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (CE1S-CE2S)16c Air Post Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (CE1S-CE2S). Unused (no gum), first with overprint in purple, second in black, Very Fine and choice, with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 300-400
375
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271
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 271, Specimens10c-20c 1888-1925 Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (E2S, E6S, E12S-E14S), 10c-20c 1888-1925 Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (E2S, E6S, E12S-E14S)10c-20c 1888-1925 Special Delivery, "Specimen" Ovpts. (E2S, E6S, E12S-E14S). Unused (no gum), E12 with blue crayon "check" mark, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine and rare group showing the running messenger, bicycle messenger, motorcycle messenger and post office truck delivery designs, each with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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272
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 272, Specimens10c Registration, "Specimen" Ovpt. (F1S), 10c Registration, "Specimen" Ovpt. (F1S)10c Registration, "Specimen" Ovpt. (F1S). Unused (no gum), s.e. at left, some slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, rare, with 1977 B.P.A. certificate stating "faded"

E. 200-300
110
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273
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 273, Specimens-1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S), -1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S)-1/2c-50c 1891-97 Postage Dues, "Specimen" Ovpts. (J23S-J28S, J31S-J37S, J39S-J44S). 20 total, 15 with s.e., bright colors, few small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, three with 1977 B.P.A. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
0
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274
S
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 274, Specimens10c-25c Special Handling, "Specimen" Ovpts. (QE1S-QE4S), 10c-25c Special Handling, "Specimen" Ovpts. (QE1S-QE4S)10c-25c Special Handling, "Specimen" Ovpts. (QE1S-QE4S). Unused (no gum), first three overprints in purple, last in black, 15c single short perf at bottom left, Fine-Very Fine and rare set, 20c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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