Sale 1138 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps, Part 2

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1590°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1590, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var). Mint N.H., strong Pink Back, brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate not mentioning the Pink Back (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00 as normal)

32
450
1591°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1591, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

75
550
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1592°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1592, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

75
1,600
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1593°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1593, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 7-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 430. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND ONE OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

With 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade. The highest grade we have offered in one of our sales is 95.

200
4,500
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1594°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1594, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two have graded higher (both 98J) and seven others share this desirable grade, this is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions

82
1,500
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1595°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1595, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1914 9-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 432. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E., AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO DO SO. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $6,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

105
6,500
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1596°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1596, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)12c Claret Brown (435). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART AND NO OTHERS SHARE IT.

According to Johl, in 1914 the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had difficulty securing proper inks, and the red which was used as the basic color for the 12c (and also the 2c) was the most difficult to obtain. In August 1914 World War I was just getting under way, and Great Britain allowed all dies and chemicals not manufactured domestically for printing U.S. stamps to be shipped from Germany. The Copper Red shade (Scott 435a) was from the earlier printing before the inks were received.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $3,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and the only example to achieve it.

60
5,750
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1597°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1597, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)12c Copper Red (435a). Mint N.H., attractive shade, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

72
475
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1598°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1598, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 15-CENT GRAY PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE. IT IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES IT.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $6,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

280
4,000
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1599°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1599, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

430
1,600
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1600°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1600, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 426-440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., radiant color, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 50-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS REMARKABLE GRADE.

According to Johl, this stamp was current for only a little over a year. Dealers at the time, who were already loaded to financial capacity, did not stock up on this stamp while it was current, probably due to its high face value, so less are available to collectors.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $27,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no others share this grade. The next-highest grade is 98.

1,050
18,000
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