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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
997
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 997, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)13c Green (622), 13c Green (622)13c Green (622). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 18111 selvage, rich color on bright paper, choice centering and Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

20
500
998
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 998, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering, typical gum bends, Extremely Fine

600
225
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999
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2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). 16 Mint N.H., eight hinged and one used, many with with nice centering, Fine-Very Fine group from which the faulty sheets have been removed

12,875
2,800
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1000
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2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Four, two Mint N.H., two h.r. (one with few faults), Fine-Very Fine

1,900
425
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1001
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1001, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a), 7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Small h.r., fresh and Very Fine, scarce, according to Gary Griffith, this variety was first reported in 1939, the postmaster in a small town near Cleveland was annoyed that several panes had some rows of perforations missing, he cut some apart by hand and then gave up, throwing them in a box which was later purchased by a stamp collector (rumored to be Karl Koslowski), it is believed that about 20 pairs and two blocks of four were purchased, it is also known with a Mobile Ala. precancel

550
250
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1002
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1002, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)10c Orange (642), 10c Orange (642)10c Orange (642). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

5
350
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1003
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1003, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00)

21
225
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1004
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1004, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00)

21
275
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1005
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1005, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)2c Aeronautics (649), 2c Aeronautics (649)2c Aeronautics (649). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, gigantic margins and choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo), this is a case where numerical grading does not do justice to a stamp's appearance

1
225
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1006
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2c Edison, Coil (656). Intact roll of 500 with leader strip, the strip opened at end, indent affecting one spot on roll causing some faults, otherwise Fine, this was the first commemorative stamp issued as a coil, Scott Retail as 223 pairs and 27 line pairs

13,005
1,100
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1007
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2c Edison, Coil (656). Intact roll of 500 with leader, the leader has been unsealed to affirm contents (which is written on the leader), we checked centering on the first few and looks decent, a rare intact roll, this was the first commemorative stamp issued as a coil, Scott Retail as 223 pairs and 27 line pairs

13,005
1,700
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1008
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1008, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662), 4c Kans. Ovpt. (662)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it

35
650
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1009
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1009, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667), 9c Kans. Ovpt. (667)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). Mint N.H., remarkably well-centered, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. Scott 667

27
475
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1010
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1010, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674), 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate as "apparent Gem 100" but downgraded to XF 90 due to "small natural gum skips", the skips are indeed tiny and completely natural, the gum looks like gum on every other rotary press sheet issue from this time period, SMQ for Gem 100 $1,650.00, for XF 90 $65.00

30
150
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1011
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1011, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675), 6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00)

70
160
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1012
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1012, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676), 7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676). Mint N.H., crisp impression on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

45
130
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1013
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1013, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)2c Red Cross (702), 2c Red Cross (702)2c Red Cross (702). Mint N.H. vertical pair with top selvage, dramatic misperf with horizontal perforations cutting through the red crosses, pre-printing paper fold, a striking pair

E. 150-200
150
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1014
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1014, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)10c Orange Yellow (715), 10c Orange Yellow (715)10c Orange Yellow (715). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, fresh glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, absolute perfection, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), only six examples of Scott 715 have achieved the perfect grade of Gem 100 (incl. one 100J)

15
450
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1015
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1015, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 620-734a)5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a), 5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a)5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a). Top right corner margins, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, well-centered with balanced margins, Very Fine, rare with only one pane of 100 discovered leaving only 50 pairs known, of those some have faults and four are in the unique plate block of eight

1,750
1,000
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