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Sale 1129 — 2016 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
431°
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 431, Later Issues1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550), 1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Blocks of four, cancelled or tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 21 3:30PM 1920" First Day duplex datestamp and oval grid on green legal-size Special Delivery cover to Mr. William Siebold in Washington D.C., purple special use three-line handstamp at center

VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY ISSUE ON A FIRST DAY COVER.

These were the only stamps ever issued by the United States that did not bear any words indicating the country of origin. First Day covers with anything other than singles are rare.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
432
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 432, Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, neat strike of machine cancel, small thin spot and faint vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Our census of Scott 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , records 21 used singles, four contained in a block and four covers, for a total of 29.

Ex Griffith and Twigg-Smith. With 1978 and 1990 P.F. certificates

9,500
3,750
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433
P
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 433, Later Issues4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1), 4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1)4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1). Die sunk on 152 x 202mm card, deep rich color, blue "333420" control number on back, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1,500
1,100
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434
nhbl
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 434, Later Issues24c Washington Crossing the Delaware, Perforations Inverted and Reversed (1688n), 24c Washington Crossing the Delaware, Perforations Inverted and Reversed (1688n)24c Washington Crossing the Delaware, Perforations Inverted and Reversed (1688n). Mint N.H., rich colors, also missing "USA/24c" on position d, denominations fall outside of the perforations on almost all other positions due to the inverted perforations

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE ERROR ON THE 24-CENT "WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE" SOUVENIR SHEET, WITH THE PERFORATIONS INVERTED AND REVERSED AND WITH ONE POSITION MISSING TEXT WHERE PERFORATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

It is believed only two examples of this dramatic error exist. Scott Retail with no premium for the missing text

12,500
3,000
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