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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 — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
408
 
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 408, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A). Deep rich color on bright white paper, Schermack perforations completely intact at left showing significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancel leaves design clearly visible, shallow thin spot at top, tiny tear to the left of Schermack perf at upper left outside the boundary of the stamp itself (neither of these observations mentioned on accompanying certificate)

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY 40 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

Scott 482A, like its slightly more famous predecessor, Scott 314A, was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off. Unlike Scott 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, and, therefore, has a very small survival rate.

Our census of Scott 482A, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/482A/482A.pdf , records three covers, one unused single, a used pair and 40 used singles for a total of 46 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side.

Census No. 482A-CAN-37. Ex "Lake Shore" and Hoffman. With 1998 P.F. certificate

65,000
13,500
409
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 409, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in block of nine, huge margins all around including parts of eleven adjoining stamps and guideline at top, error and few 2c stamps very lightly hinged, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate no. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

16,500
14,000
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410
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 410, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00), only two pairs have graded higher (no line pairs have been graded above 95)

65
475
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411
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 411, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, lightly hinged with single hinge mark at top, brilliant color, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II ROTARY PRESS UNWATERMARKED COIL.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

Ex Golin. With 1972 A.P.S. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates

5,750
2,600
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412
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 412, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Barely hinged, rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Ex "North Fork". With 1994 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,900
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413
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 413, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H., bright shade on crisp paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), only one has graded higher

30
250
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414
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 414, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. pair, vibrant color, gorgeous centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

85
275
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415
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 415, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c-11c 1917-19 Issue, Mint N.H. Superb Graded Balance (498-499, 501-502, 504, 506-508, 510-511), 1c-11c 1917-19 Issue, Mint N.H. Superb Graded Balance (498-499, 501-502, 504, 506-508, 510-511)1c-11c 1917-19 Issue, Mint N.H. Superb Graded Balance (498-499, 501-502, 504, 506-508, 510-511). Mint N.H., each with P.S.E.-graded certificate and graded between 95 and 98J, deep rich colors, Extremely Fine Gems, SMQ value $2,455.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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416
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 416, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c-$5.00 1917-20 Issues, Superb Graded Balance (499/517, 524, 547), 2c-$5.00 1917-20 Issues, Superb Graded Balance (499/517, 524, 547)2c-$5.00 1917-20 Issues, Superb Graded Balance (499/517, 524, 547). Eleven items, including Nos. 499, 506, 508, 513-517, 524 and 547, including two 50c in distinctly different shades, one is graded 98J and is barely hinged, each graded XF-Superb 95 and above, some OGh, some OGph, bright colors, Extremely Fine and desirable group, each with graded P.S.E. certificate, SMQ value $1,840.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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417
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 417, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide margins, small natural perf disc indent at left edge, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $725.00), we are sure this would have graded higher were it not for the perf disc

550
400
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418
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 418, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Single error in block of nine, error and seven 2c stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. single error without 2c stamps

625
425
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419
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 419, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)9c Salmon Red (509), 9c Salmon Red (509)9c Salmon Red (509). Mint N.H., beautiful bright color on white paper, almost perfectly centered with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex "North Fork", with 2005 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

27
700
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420
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 420, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)12c Claret Brown (512), 12c Claret Brown (512)12c Claret Brown (512). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00)

18
500
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421
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 421, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00)

22
700
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422
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 422, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00)

47
750
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423
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 423, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

70
200
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424
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 424, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00)

95
300
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425
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 425, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

95
170
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426
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 426, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

900
1,100
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427
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 427, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00)

400
1,000
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428
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 428, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Stunning Jumbo margins and nearly perfectly centered, bright frame color, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in this quality, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00)

525
1,500
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