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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 — Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1016
nhbl
$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Double "TOP", plate nos. and marker blocks of 20, comprising the top two rows of the plates, rich colors, $5.00 lightly hinged at top of selvage, $1.00 spot on gum on one stamp, still Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

2,810
650
1017
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1017, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$1.00 Presidential (832), $1.00 Presidential (832)$1.00 Presidential (832). Irregular block of four, lightly hinged, vignettes strongly shifted to top, with Wilson's head above the "United States Postage" tablet and clear into the perforations at top of each stamp, choice centering, Very Fine and rare dramatic vignette shift

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1018
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1018, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a), $1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a). Top left corner pair with "$1.00" at top, lightly hinged, top stamp small scuff on back of Wilson's head, otherwise Very Fine, desirable with the denomination marker, pencil position notations on back

1,250
0
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1019
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1019, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a), $1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 Printing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a). Lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, pencil position notations on back

1,250
300
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1020°
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1020, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$2.00 Harding (833 var), $2.00 Harding (833 var)$2.00 Harding (833 var). Mint N.H. Black "Top", markers and vignette plate no. 23479 block of 20, without Yellow Green plate number or markers, selvage at sides, offset in selvage from another sheet with Black markers but no trace of Yellow Green, two vertical rows with gum skips

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED $2.00 HARDING PLATE BLOCK WITH YELLOW GREEN PLATE NUMBER AND MARKINGS OMITTED. A GREAT RARITY OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE.

Roland Rustad's book The Prexies makes no mention of this variety, nor does the Durland catalog. The sheets with arrows at top were printed first, followed later by the non-arrow sheets, so this does not come from an early printing. Durland lists vignette plate number 23479 as having been used with each of the five recorded frame plate numbers (22122, 22123, 23477, 23478 and 24480). A normal sheet with Yellow Green markings in selvage may be seen in lot 1021.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

6,000
13,500
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1021
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1021, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$2.00 Presidential (833), $2.00 Presidential (833)$2.00 Presidential (833). Complete sheet of 100 with top double plate nos. F 23480/23477 and markers, Mint N.H. but with significant gum skips, Very Fine

1,850
625
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1022
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1022, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H. top margin, markers and double plate nos. F 22167/22168 block of 20, representing the top two rows of the plate, well-centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine

2,750
1,200
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1023
nhbl
10c Alexander Graham Bell (893). Five Mint N.H. panes of 70, rich color, one missing two tiny pieces of side selvage on side opposite plate no., Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles and plate blocks

3,855
600
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1024
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1024, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)$5.00 Hamilton (1053), $5.00 Hamilton (1053)$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00)

50
375
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1025
 
5c 1966 SIPEX Souvenir Sheet (1311). Massive quantity of cancelled sheets in packets in two large cartons, we are told there are 42,000 in total and it looks like tens of thousands, but we have not verified the count, each with a light circular datestamp cancel, we truly have no idea what this unusual lot might be worth (the Scott Retail of $10,500.00 provides a benchmark), the SIPEX international philatelic exhibition in Washington D.C. celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, so these could be used as a promotional giveaway item to every reader of Linn's Stamp News

E. 300-400
275
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1026
nh
13c-31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets (1686-1689). 203 sets in postal service envelopes, few envelopes with corner dings, scarce large accumulation, Scott Catalog value $3,857.00, face value is $872.90

E. 500-750
500
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1027
nh
$9.35 Express Mail (1909). 100 Mint N.H. unexploded booklets of three, $28.05 face per booklet, also including 20 Mint N.H. plate blocks of $5.00 Moore (No. 1295), Very Fine, total face value

3,205
2,200
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1028
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1028, Presidential Issue and Later Issues (Scott 832-4806)22c Public Hospitals, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (2210b), 22c Public Hospitals, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (2210b)22c Public Hospitals, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (2210b). Mint N.H. strip of five containing two error pairs plus an extra stamp, representing a complete row from the pane, fresh and Very Fine, scarce with just 20 pairs recorded in Datz, with 1992 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two pairs without premium for the fifth stamp

1,900
800
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1029
nh
1c-$5.00 Columbian Souvenir Sheets (2624-2629). 175 in post office box of 100 (opened at top) and loose, face value

2,875
1,700
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1030
nh
$2.00 Bureau of Engraving and Printing Souvenir Sheet (2875). 4,000 $8.00 James Madison panes shrink-wrapped as shipped by the post office (two partly opened to confirm contents), housed in carton with label with "Positively not to be placed on sale until the day following the first-day-sale date as announced in the Postal Bulletin", a massive holding of this issue, the Madison design was originally on the $2.00 1894 First Bureau Issue (Scott 262), total face value

32,000
21,500
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1031
nh
$2.00 Inverted Jenny Souvenir Sheet (4806). 200, housed in glassines with 25 per glassine, unfortunately no upright panes are included, face value

2,400
1,500
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