Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 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 — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
297
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Sale 1134, Lot 297, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H., rich color on blued paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. certificate

180
325
298
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Sale 1134, Lot 298, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Lightly hinged, outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $240.00)

80
300
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299
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Sale 1134, Lot 299, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Barely hinged, rich color and proof-like impression on nicely blued paper, wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH PAPER. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND CHOICE STAMP.

Ex "North Fork". With 1993 P.F. certificate

1,800
2,100
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300
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Sale 1134, Lot 300, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on deeply blued paper, wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish paper stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off center to some extent.

Ex "North Fork." Small "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates

27,500
21,000
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301
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Sale 1134, Lot 301, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Intense shade, well-proportioned margins on deeply blued paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate

5,750
4,000
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302
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Sale 1134, Lot 302, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
1,100
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303
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Sale 1134, Lot 303, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Deep rich color on blued paper, well-centered for this difficult stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

Small purple backstamp. With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

30,000
14,500
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304
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Sale 1134, Lot 304, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Brilliant color, characteristic intense watermark on deeply blued paper, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine example of the 10c on Bluish, with 1991 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,600
1,400
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305
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Sale 1134, Lot 305, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Deep rich color on fresh paper, choice centering

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 1968 and 2005 P.F. certificates

2,600
2,200
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306
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Sale 1134, Lot 306, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Barely hinged, bright color, characteristic intense watermark, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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