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

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1615°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1615, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)2c Carmine, Ty. I (463). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), only five have graded higher (highest is 100)

10
425
1616°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1616, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)3c Violet (464). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), only three have graded higher (highest is 98)

175
500
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1617°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1617, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., bright shade, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only two have graded higher

90
1,200
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1618°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1618, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)5c Blue (466). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

160
950
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1619°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1619, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., enormous margins with significant portions of eight adjoining stamps, the stamp itself is perfectly centered, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE DESIRABLE 5-CENT PERF 10 ERROR.

This example, showing the 2c denomination of the surrounding stamps, should be considered very desirable.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00).

850
0
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1620°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1620, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)7c Black (469). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep shade and crisp impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Ex Merlin. With 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the only Mint N.H. stamp to achieve this grade with none higher

270
5,750
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1621°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1621, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE HAS ACHIEVED THIS GRADE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade.

125
3,750
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1622°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1622, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)9c Salmon Red (471). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 471 WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1989 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,350.00). Only two have graded higher (one 98J, one 100) and five others share this desirable grade.

125
1,300
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1623°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1623, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)10c Orange Yellow (472). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine and attractive, with 2003 P.F. certificate

230
1,500
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1624°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1624, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)11c Dark Green (473). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 11-CENT FRANKLIN, SCOTT 473, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00). Only two have graded higher and five others share this desirable grade. This is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions.

90
1,400
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1625°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1625, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)12c Claret Brown (474). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 1999 P.F. and 1998 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only five have graded higher

115
800
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1626°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1626, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)15c Gray (475). Mint N.H., radiant color on crisp paper, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 15-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

According to Johl (p. 289), the only difference between this issue and the one before it is the absence of a watermark. It is difficult to see a watermark on the 15c stamp, so it was generally assumed that no change had taken place with this denomination, and was therefore overlooked by collectors. It was current for only six months.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only five others share it.

400
5,000
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1627°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1627, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Mint N.H. with wide bottom selvage, brilliant color, crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 20-CENT PERF 10 ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This stamp is especially desirable with the selvage, which confirms the absence of the watermark.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

525
8,000
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1628°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1628, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 72 from Plate 6917, Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

With copy of 1972 P.F. certificate as block of four and 2006 P.F. certificate as single.

4,500
3,750
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1629°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1629, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)50c Light Violet (477). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, vivid color on fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, light Scott number pencil notation in selvage only

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY TWO OTHERS SHARE IT.

Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $17,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it.

2,000
11,500
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1630°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1630, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER.

This issue was in use for less than six months before the Perf 11 stamps were produced. Due to its short production run and it differing from the previous $1.00 issue (Scott 460) only by its lack of a watermark, many collectors and dealers of the day overlooked this issue. It is especially scarce with such perfect centering.

With 2006 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,750.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98) and eleven others share this grade.

1,450
3,250
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1631°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1631, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,800.00), only one has graded higher and nine others share this desirable grade

475
2,100
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1632°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1632, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 463-480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

375
850
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