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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 — 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
429
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 429, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., radiant color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

57
300
430
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 430, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (527/536), 1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (527/536)1c-3c 1918-20 Offset Issues (527/536). Nine with graded certificates, including Nos. 525d (PSAG cert), 527 (95), 528 (98), 530 (90, 95 and 98J), 531 (98), 535 (98) and 536 (98J), three previously hinged, others Mint N.H., Extremely Fine group, SMQ value if all were P.S.E. graded $945.00

E. 400-500
475
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431
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 431, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

50
425
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432
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 432, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)3c Violet, Ty. III (529), 3c Violet, Ty. III (529)3c Violet, Ty. III (529). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it

7
1,000
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433
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 433, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H., huge margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00)

70
250
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434
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 434, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $475.00 as 98, $750.00 as 100), only three have graded higher (at 100) and only two others share this grade

175
550
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435
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 435, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534). Mint N.H., enormous margins with left sheet margin and parts of five adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $225.00)

26
160
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436
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 436, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Lightly hinged, full and even margins all around, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce type, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,850
1,400
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437
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 437, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H., bright shade, detailed impression, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate (Gem 100)

45
650
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438
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 438, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., bright color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (Gem 100)

20
300
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439
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 439, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (538), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (538)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (538). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00), only two have graded higher and none share this desirable grade

23
950
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440
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 440, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Lightly hinged, rich color, well-centered for this exceptionally difficult issue

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PERF 11 X 10, SCOTT 539.

A review of P.S.E.'s online records reveals how rare this issue is with anything resembling decent centering. No stamp in any condition has been graded higher than VF 80 by P.S.E.

With 1965 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates

2,700
2,300
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441
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 441, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (Gem 100), by way of comparison, the highest graded stamp in the P.S.E. Population Report is a 98

27
950
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442
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 442, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11, 10 (542, 543), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 11, 10 (542, 543)1c Green, Perf 10 x 11, 10 (542, 543). Mint N.H., fresh colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2007 or 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; total SMQ $525.00)

31
325
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443
 
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 443, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Deep shade, "Binghamton New York" precancel, three wide margins, just in at bottom, Fine and attractive example of this scarce rotary sheet waste issue, with 1964 and 1995 P.F. certificates

3,750
1,000
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444
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 444, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., rich colors, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

270
350
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445
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 445, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c-5c 1920-Later Graded Commemoratives (548/656), 1c-5c 1920-Later Graded Commemoratives (548/656)1c-5c 1920-Later Graded Commemoratives (548/656). 16 mostly Mint N.H., including Nos. 548 (NH 95J), 617 (NH 98), 619 (NH 98), 621 (NH 98), 645 (NH 98J), 648 (NH 98), 651 (NH 98J), Extremely Fine Gem group, with graded certificates (mostly P.S.E.), SMQ value as all P.S.E.-graded $2,505.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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446
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 446, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)1c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548), 1c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548)1c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548). Mint N.H., rich color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo)

10
1,200
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447
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 447, 1918-20 Issues (Scott 525-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550), 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H., rich color, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), top plate no. selvage accompanies (which is how it was certified)

75
900
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