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

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1526°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1526, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00). Only one has graded higher and seven others share this desirable grade.

65
2,200
1527°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1527, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautiful centering with extra wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

65
1,700
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1528°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1528, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H. with wide bottom selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

According to Johl (Volume 1), the Louisiana Purchase stamps were not popular with the public or collectors when they were issued, due to their larger size and unfavorable comparisons to the designs of the previous 1901 Pan-American stamps. As a result, fewer were saved.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J, which realized $16,000 hammer in our Whitman sale) and four others share this grade. Surprisingly, this is the first in this grade we have offered.

200
4,750
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1529°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1529, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

The Louisiana Purchase stamps, much like the following Jamestown commemorative set, were issued with unusually narrow margins when compared to the regular issues of the 1902 Series. The example offered here is a condition rarity.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2000 P.F. certificate. With 1998 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

310
2,200
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1530°
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Sale 1138, Lot 1530, Louisiana Purchase and Jamestown Issues (Scott 323-329)2c Jamestown (329). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, ex Hoffman, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00), only five have graded higher and only one other shares this grade

70
4,000
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