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

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1672°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1672, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)4c Yellow Brown (556), 4c Yellow Brown (556)4c Yellow Brown (556). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, radiant color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00), only three have graded higher and none share this desirable grade, this is also the first time we have offered an example graded higher than 98 in one of our auctions

37
800
1673°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1673, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), this is the highest grade awarded

37
1,500
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1674°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1674, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)7c Black (559), 7c Black (559)7c Black (559). Mint N.H., intense shade and the deepest end of the spectrum, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00)

16
225
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1675°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1675, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)8c Olive Green (560), 8c Olive Green (560)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H., pretty shade, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

90
250
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1676°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1676, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)11c Light Blue (563), 11c Light Blue (563)11c Light Blue (563). Mint N.H., gorgeous color and centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00), only three have graded higher

3
375
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1677°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1677, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)15c Gray (566), 15c Gray (566)15c Gray (566). Mint N.H., lovely shade and detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00)

37
425
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1678°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1678, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)25c Yellow Green (568), 25c Yellow Green (568)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), only four have graded higher

32
425
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1679°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1679, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Killien, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00), only five have graded higher and only five others share this grade

55
750
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1680°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1680, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00), only four have graded higher and five others share this desirable grade, these are low numbers considering 237 have been graded

75
700
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1681°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1681, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., deep rich color and remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. GRADED GEM 100, THIS IS THE PERFECT $1.00 1922 ISSUE FOR THE DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it.

90
1,400
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1682°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1682, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00), only four have graded higher (all 100) and only two others share this desirable grade, these are small population numbers considering that 355 have been graded

125
550
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1683°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1683, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., brilliant colors on bright paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

190
225
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1684°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1684, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)1c Green, Rotary (578), 1c Green, Rotary (578)1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H., bright shade, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00), only one has graded higher (at 98) and no others share this grade

160
1,100
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1685°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1685, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 2-CENT CARMINE PERF 11 X 10 ISSUE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and none share it.

150
2,500
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1686°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1686, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)1c Green, Perf 10 (581), 1c Green, Perf 10 (581)1c Green, Perf 10 (581). Mint N.H., wonderfully warm shade on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $775.00), only two have graded higher (at 100) and only five others share this lofty grade

22
950
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1687°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1687, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)3c Violet, Perf 10 (584), 3c Violet, Perf 10 (584)3c Violet, Perf 10 (584). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS STAMP THAT IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

62
1,300
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1688°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1688, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585), 4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585). Mint N.H., rich color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris, with 1991 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), only five have graded higher

37
475
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1689°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1689, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)7c Black, Perf 10 (588), 7c Black, Perf 10 (588)7c Black, Perf 10 (588). Mint N.H., deep shade and impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,025.00), only three have graded higher

27
0
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1690°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1690, 1922-29 and Later Issues (Scott 556-589)8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589), 8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589)8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color and detailed impression, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 589 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,450.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it. SMQ value is too low -- we sold one of the others for $5,750 hammer in 2008.

60
1,500
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