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Sale 1145 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Category — Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
561
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 561, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c Pharmacy, Colors Omitted (1473a, 1473b, 1473c), 8c Pharmacy, Colors Omitted (1473a, 1473b, 1473c)8c Pharmacy, Colors Omitted (1473a, 1473b, 1473c). Four singles, all but one Mint N.H., two of Blue & Orange Omitted (1473a), Blue omitted (1473b) and Orange omitted (1473c), one of the first two may have a trace of blue (therefore 1473c) but counted as the cheaper No. 1473a, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, two with P.F. certificates, normal stamp accompanies for comparison

3,700
1,200
562
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 562, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted, Black Litho Omitted (1483b, 1483c), 8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted, Black Litho Omitted (1483b, 1483c)8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted, Black Litho Omitted (1483b, 1483c). Three multiples, Black engraved omitted (1483b) in a complete block of four and in a pair showing the right two designs, the block unused (no gum), the pair Mint N.H., Black litho omitted in a complete Mint N.H. block of four, also a "freak" plate block of four with a huge color shift of the Black litho (not counted), Very Fine, it is fascinating to look at the two error blocks side-by-side and understand how each design element was printed based on what is missing, No. 1483c ex Floyd and with 1993 P.F. certificate, combined Scott and Datz (for the pair) Retail

2,300
1,500
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563
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 563, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c Copernicus, Colors Omitted (1488a, 1488b), 8c Copernicus, Colors Omitted (1488a, 1488b)8c Copernicus, Colors Omitted (1488a, 1488b). Mint N.H. singles of Orange litho omitted (1488a) and Black engraved omitted (1488b), the first with small bit of gum disturbance where pencil notation was applied, the second Mint N.H., part albino impression of "Copernicus" and "8c US", Very Fine, accompanied by two normal stamps, first with 1975 A.P.S. certificate for sheet of 50

1,400
225
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564
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 564, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted, Tan and Lilac Background Omitted (1501a, 1501b), 8c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted, Tan and Lilac Background Omitted (1501a, 1501b)8c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted, Tan and Lilac Background Omitted (1501a, 1501b). Mint N.H., former with selvage at right, Very Fine

1,000
850
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565
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 565, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a), 15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a)15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a). Mint N.H., Fine, Datz states 50 are reported, probably none have choice centering, accompanied by normal for comparison

900
950
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566
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 566, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c, 10c Rural America, Colors Omitted (1504a, 1506a), 8c, 10c Rural America, Colors Omitted (1504a, 1506a)8c, 10c Rural America, Colors Omitted (1504a, 1506a). Mint N.H. singles of 8c with Green & Red Brown omitted (1504a) and 10c with Black & Blue engraved omitted (1506a), fresh and Very Fine, latter with 1993 P.F. certificate, accompanied by normal stamps

1,125
350
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567
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 567, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c 50-Star and 13-Star Crossed Flags, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (1509d), 10c 50-Star and 13-Star Crossed Flags, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (1509d)10c 50-Star and 13-Star Crossed Flags, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (1509d). Mint N.H., horizontal strip of four, clear perforations at top and bottom, Very Fine and rare, Datz states only eight pairs are reported, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two pairs $1,800.00, Datz value as strip of four

2,000
550
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568
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 568, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Kentucky Settlement, Green, Black & Blue Omitted (1542b), 10c Kentucky Settlement, Green, Black & Blue Omitted (1542b)10c Kentucky Settlement, Green, Black & Blue Omitted (1542b). Mint N.H., Very Fine, a striking and rare color-omitted error, Datz states fewer than 30 reported, with 1982 A.P.S. certificate, accompanied by No. 1542a, Black litho omitted, also Very Fine

3,000
1,700
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569
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 569, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b), 10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b)10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. and slogan block of 24, containing six blocks of four of the color-omitted error, Very Fine and striking error, extremely rare as a large multiple, accompanied by a block with a dramatic color shift and another which is possibly a color missing error (neither counted), error block with 1977 A.P.S. certificate for a sheet of 48, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

7,500
1,400
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570
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 570, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Energy Conservation, Colors Omitted (1547a, 1547b, 1547c), 10c Energy Conservation, Colors Omitted (1547a, 1547b, 1547c)10c Energy Conservation, Colors Omitted (1547a, 1547b, 1547c). Mint N.H. singles of each of the three Scott-listed color-missing errors, Very Fine, fascinating to view side-by-side, accompanied by normal for comparison

1,600
500
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571
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 571, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Paul Laurence Dunbar, Imperforate (1554a), 10c Paul Laurence Dunbar, Imperforate (1554a)10c Paul Laurence Dunbar, Imperforate (1554a). Mint N.H. pair, large margins and untrimmed at top as sometimes encountered, Very Fine, rare with approximately 15 pairs recorded

900
300
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572
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 572, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Pioneer Jupiter, Red & Dark Yellow Omitted, Dark Blues Omitted (1556a, 1556b), 10c Pioneer Jupiter, Red & Dark Yellow Omitted, Dark Blues Omitted (1556a, 1556b)10c Pioneer Jupiter, Red & Dark Yellow Omitted, Dark Blues Omitted (1556a, 1556b). First Mint N.H. single with bottom selvage, Very Fine, second Mint N.H. bottom left corner margin block of six, missing text at top, "U.S.", denomination and other parts of design (which are printed in albino), Very Fine example of this scarce and dramatic variety, Scott Retail as singles

3,800
950
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573
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 573, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Mariner 10, Red Omitted, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557a, 1557b), 10c Mariner 10, Red Omitted, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557a, 1557b)10c Mariner 10, Red Omitted, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557a, 1557b). Mint N.H., both post-office fresh, Very Fine, accompanied by a normal example for comparison

1,550
600
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574
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 574, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)8c Sybil Ludington Bicentennial, Back Inscriptions Omitted (1559a), 8c Sybil Ludington Bicentennial, Back Inscriptions Omitted (1559a)8c Sybil Ludington Bicentennial, Back Inscriptions Omitted (1559a). Two large Mint N.H. multiples, plate no. block of 20 with five plate nos. and corner margin Zip block of 15, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

5,250
500
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575
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 575, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Apollo Soyuz, Perforation and Color-Omitted Errors (1570c, 1570d), 10c Apollo Soyuz, Perforation and Color-Omitted Errors (1570c, 1570d)10c Apollo Soyuz, Perforation and Color-Omitted Errors (1570c, 1570d). Both of the Scott listed errors for this popular space issue, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (1570c) and Pair with Yellow omitted (1570d), Mint N.H., well-centered, Very Fine, both are scare to rare with 24-36 pairs and 12 pairs recorded by Datz respectively, we have not offered either error at auction since keeping computerized records, latter with copy of 2001 A.P.S. certificate for the unique discovery pane from which this pair originates, accompanied by normal pair

2,150
800
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576
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 576, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c U.S, 10c U.S10c U.S. Postal Service Bicentennial, Block of Four, Red 10c Omitted (1575b) Mint N.H. block of all four designs, slight fingerprints on gum and small gum inclusion top left stamp, centered to top as are all known examples, few perf separations at right, Fine and extremely rare, Datz states only 6-8 blocks known, this is the first block we have offered since keeping computerized records, listed but unpriced in Scott, Datz value

4,500
600
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577
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 577, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pairs, Colors Omitted (1578b, 1578c), 10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pairs, Colors Omitted (1578b, 1578c)10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pairs, Colors Omitted (1578b, 1578c). Both of the Scott-listed errors for this issue, Horizontal Pair, Brown & Blue litho omitted (1578b) and Horizontal Pair, Brown, Blue & Yellow litho omitted (1578c), first Mint N.H. with left selvage, second one stamp Mint N.H., the other slight gum disturbance which may be natural, fresh and Very Fine, both are rare with 16-32 pairs and 16 pairs recorded by Datz respectively, no other examples appear in Power Search, No. 1578c with 1993 P.F. certificate, accompanied by normal pair

3,700
750
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578
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 578, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pair, Brown, Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1578c), 10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pair, Brown, Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1578c)10c Banking & Commerce, Horizontal Pair, Brown, Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1578c). Mint N.H. top left corner Zip block of four, tiny stain on back at top, Very Fine, a unique position piece, only 16 pairs (from one pane) are recorded by Datz and no other examples appear in Power Search outside of this sale, with copy of 1991 P.F. certificate for the unique discovery pane from which this block originates, also accompanied by normal Zip block from the same position on the plate, making for a dramatic comparison, Scott Retail for two pairs without premium for the position

4,000
800
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579
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 579, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Liberty Bell, Booklet Panes of Eight, Vertical and Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between (1595e, 1595g), 13c Liberty Bell, Booklet Panes of Eight, Vertical and Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between (1595e, 1595g)13c Liberty Bell, Booklet Panes of Eight, Vertical and Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between (1595e, 1595g). Two items, first complete booklet with one pane showing two examples of Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1595e) due to a dramatic miscut, one pair with complete bottom stamp and most of top stamp present, other pair with complete top stamp and about 60% of bottom stamp present, Very Fine and rare, all the other examples we have seen of this have been the result of a foldover, second item is pane with Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1595g), caused by a foldover, with two slogan panels at top, Very Fine example of this dramatic variety, pictured in Datz book with the statement "rare", unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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580
Pbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 580, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Eagle and Shield, Yellow Omitted (1596b), 13c Eagle and Shield, Yellow Omitted (1596b)13c Eagle and Shield, Yellow Omitted (1596b). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of 60, representing the bottom six rows of the pane (60% of the full pane), no trace of Yellow in the eagle's beak in the first, second, third, fifth, sixth, eight and tenth vertical rows and without Yellow plate number, also includes a left margin horizontal strip of six with five errors and one normal, Very Fine and rare large multiple of this color-missing error, with 1978 A.P.S. certificate for pane of 100, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate blocks

4,700
550
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581
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 581, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)50c Lamp, Black Omitted, $1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1608a, 1610a, 1610b), 50c Lamp, Black Omitted, $1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1608a, 1610a, 1610b)50c Lamp, Black Omitted, $1.00 Candle Holder, Colors Omitted (1608a, 1610a, 1610b). Three Mint N.H. examples of these popular errors, first 50c with Black omitted (1608a), next two are $1.00 with Brown omitted (1610a) and Tan, Orange & Yellow omitted (1610b), fresh and Very Fine, No. 1610a is only slightly more common than the rare "CIA" Candle invert (120 recorded vs. 95 recorded)

700
550
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582
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 582, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)50c Lamp, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (1608b), 50c Lamp, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (1608b)50c Lamp, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (1608b). Mint N.H., well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, the Datz book does not specify how many are known, merely stating "very rare", we have not offered another since keeping computerized records, this series is very popular with error collectors, it also yielded the famous $1.00 "CIA" Candle invert, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,100
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583
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 583, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)3.1c-8.4c Musical Instrument Coils, Imperforate Pairs (1613b, 1614b, 1615b, 1615Cf), 3.1c-8.4c Musical Instrument Coils, Imperforate Pairs (1613b, 1614b, 1615b, 1615Cf)3.1c-8.4c Musical Instrument Coils, Imperforate Pairs (1613b, 1614b, 1615b, 1615Cf). 3.1c unused (no gum), others Mint N.H., 7.7c Saxhorns in a strip of three with Washington D.C. precancel (vertical creases), 8.4c Steinway with Washington D.C. precancel ($900.00 Datz value vs. $15.00 Scott for precancel lines only), overall a fresh and Very Fine complete set of imperf coil pairs from the 1975-79 Musical Instruments series, Scott and Datz combination value without premium for the third 7.7c stamp

3,550
2,100
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584
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 584, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Spirit of 76, Strip of Three, Imperforate (1631b), 13c Spirit of 76, Strip of Three, Imperforate (1631b)13c Spirit of 76, Strip of Three, Imperforate (1631b). Mint N.H. triptych, Very Fine, Datz states 45 strips of three exist

750
325
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585
nhbl
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 585, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Pueblo Art, Block of Four, Imperforate Vertically (1709b), 13c Pueblo Art, Block of Four, Imperforate Vertically (1709b)13c Pueblo Art, Block of Four, Imperforate Vertically (1709b). Mint N.H. block with all four designs and two plate numbers at top, Very Fine, rare with only 16 blocks reported in Datz, we have not offered another since keeping computerized records

1,500
600
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586
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 586, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Colorado Statehood Centennial, Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between and Vertically (1711a, 1711b), 13c Colorado Statehood Centennial, Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between and Vertically (1711a, 1711b)13c Colorado Statehood Centennial, Horizontal Pairs, Imperforate Between and Vertically (1711a, 1711b). Mint N.H., first with wide natural s.e. at right as listed, bright colors, Very Fine, No. 1711a is listed but unpriced in both Scott and Datz, the latter stating "very scarce", No. 1711b Scott Retail $650.00, these are the first examples we have offered since keeping computerized records

E. 500-750
350
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587
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 587, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Articles of Confederation, Red Omitted, Red & Brown Omitted (1726b, 1726c), 13c Articles of Confederation, Red Omitted, Red & Brown Omitted (1726b, 1726c)13c Articles of Confederation, Red Omitted, Red & Brown Omitted (1726b, 1726c). Mint N.H. transition strip of three, right stamp all colors omitted (1726c), middle stamp with trace of Brown and without Red (1726b), left stamp partially missing colors but normal, couple minor fingerprints on gum, Very Fine and rare, ex Floyd, pictured in Datz, with 1998 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for single errors without premium for the transitions strip

1,000
400
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588
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 588, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Captain Cook, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1733a var), 13c Captain Cook, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1733a var)13c Captain Cook, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (1733a var). Mint N.H., no trace of horizontal perforations between stamps or at top, complete row of blind perfs at bottom, making this a variety of No.1733a or an unlisted Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between, Very Fine, Datz does not note how many of the Imperforate Horizontally are recorded, stating only "very rare", presumably this variety is even more rare, with 1992 P.F. certificate stating No. 1733a variety "Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between", unlisted in Datz and Scott, the similar error offered in the next lot catalogues $4,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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589
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 589, Modern Errors (Scott 1473a thru 1733c)13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c), 13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c)13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c). Mint N.H. with narrow top selvage, Very Fine and extremely rare, Datz states fewer than five pairs are recorded, this is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records

4,250
2,900
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