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

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1510°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1510, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1903 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve this perfect grade.

37
6,500
1511°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1511, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, wonderful color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Merlin. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it.

130
2,300
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1512°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1512, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only three have graded higher (two at 98, one at 100J)

140
1,400
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1513°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1513, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H. with wide left plate no. 1538 selvage with string of plate printers' initials, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1903 ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The 5c stamp was used to pay the U.P.U. rate to foreign destinations and so a large quantity was printed. Despite its large printing of just over 550 million (including the rare coils and imperfs), it is difficult to obtain in such superb condition. Only seven have graded higher than 95, and the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions is 95J.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it.

150
7,500
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1514°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1514, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)8c Violet Black (306), 8c Violet Black (306)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H., deep shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE FIRST UNITED STATES STAMP TO PORTRAY AN AMERICAN WOMAN AS ITS PRIMARY SUBJECT.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three grade higher (all 98J) and five others share this grade.

100
2,500
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1515°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1515, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, intense shade and impression, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

150
170
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1516°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1516, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp with tremendous eye appeal by virtue of its color and centering, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only five are graded higher and seven others share this grade

100
1,800
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1517°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1517, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1903 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $10,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it.

475
10,500
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1518°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1518, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression seems to "pop" off the bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS VISUALLY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1903 ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

According to Johl, this is the highest denomination of the set that actually served postal needs. It was used for foreign-bound packages weighing almost the acceptable limit.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $33,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and two others share it.

1,900
20,000
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1519°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1519, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Selvage at right, stamp Mint N.H., selvage lightly hinged in ungummed portion, rich color on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.

With 1998 P.F. certificate.

2,550
5,000
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1520°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1520, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Original gum, barely hinged, intense color and proof-like impression which is really quite striking, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE WITH EXTRAORDINARY DEPTH OF COLOR AND WIDTH OF MARGINS.

With two 1998 and 2006 P.F. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95)

2,100
3,500
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1521°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1521, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. pair, large margins all around, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
800
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1522°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1522, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317), 5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317)5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317). Pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color and sharp impression, choice centering with wide and well-balanced margins at sides

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.

According to Johl, these first government coils were an experiment, and collectors and dealers were generally unaware of their existence. Regular sheets of 400 were printed and then perforated in only one direction. They were then cut into strips of 20. The strips were then hand pasted together to form rolls. As such, they are almost always strongly centered to one side.

Ex Drucker. With 1967 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

15,000
11,000
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1523°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1523, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)1c Blue Green, Coil (318), 1c Blue Green, Coil (318)1c Blue Green, Coil (318). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 318.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair

4,250
6,000
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1524°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1524, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)2c Carmine, Coil (322), 2c Carmine, Coil (322)2c Carmine, Coil (322). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1908 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only to be used by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 is only known with the Die II widened line at lower left.

Ex Hollowbush. Small backstamp and signed in pencil. With 1955 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $15,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

7,000
12,500
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1525°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1525, 1902-1908 Issue (Scott 301-319c)2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c), 2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c)2c Scarlet, Ty. I (319c). Mint N.H., brilliant color in the true Scarlet shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

25
1,000
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