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

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1576°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1576, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Mint N.H., post-office fresh color and proof-like impression, Jumbo perfectly balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Merlin, with 2006 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only six others share it, this statistic has not changed since at least 2012

15
600
1577°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1577, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,150.00), only three have graded higher and no others share this grade, this is the first example graded higher than 98 that we have offered in one of our auctions

15
1,200
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1578°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1578, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide margins, bright shade and detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 7-CENT BLACK, SCOTT 407, HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1988 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it

160
3,500
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1579°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1579, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal Mint N.H. guide line pair, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and four others share this grade, this is only the second example graded higher than 95 that we have offered in one of our auctions

125
800
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1580°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1580, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, both stamps perfectly centered side-to-side and also top-to-bottom, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

It is difficult enough for a single stamp to achieve the feat of grading 100. When the same grading standard is applied to a pair, and then that sub-set is reduced even further to guide line pairs, then the rarity of this item can be appreciated.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no others share this grade.

260
3,500
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1581°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1581, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

575
1,000
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1582°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1582, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., pretty shade, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00). Only two have graded higher and three others share this grade. This is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions, and the first in this grade we have offered since 2008

100
2,400
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1583°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1583, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 9-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

This was the first 9c stamp issued as part of the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $5,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and no others have achieved it. Only four others have graded higher than 95, demonstrating how difficult it is to obtain this issue in higher grades.

120
7,500
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1584°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1584, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, near-perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 12-CENT CLARET BROWN, SCOTT 417.

With 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00). Only three have graded higher and five others share this grade.

100
1,400
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1585°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1585, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., bright color on crisp paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 15-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- SIMPLY PERFECTION.

Ex Dr. Morris and Whitman. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $4,800.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and only one other has achieved it. None are "near-misses", as there are none graded 100.

190
6,750
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1586°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1586, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

This is the first 20c stamp to be issued in the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

400
0
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1587°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1587, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 12 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK, SCOTT 420.

With 2005 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98)

250
2,600
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1588°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1588, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., bright shade on white paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

775
0
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1589°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1589, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,600
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