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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
900
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 900, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2007 P.F. certificates (former as Mint N.H.) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded to an OG example and only two in Mint N.H. condition have graded higher

275
475
901
ogbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 901, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc), 2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc)2c Rose Carmine, Ty. IV (279Bc). Block of four, right stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp small h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,250
250
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902°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 902, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C), 10c Brown, Ty. I (282C)10c Brown, Ty. I (282C). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, radiant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 10-CENT BROWN TYPE I ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE IS GRADED HIGHER AND NO OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE.

The 10c was changed from Green (Scott No. 273) to Brown because the 1c denomination (Scott No. 279) was changed to Green to meet the UPU color scheme.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $7,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and none share this grade.

525
5,250
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903°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 903, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283), 10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283)10c Orange Brown, Ty. II (283). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TYPE II 1898 ISSUE. THIS AMAZING STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD, SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER STAMP.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it (without selvage). The next-highest is a single copy at 95.

450
13,000
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904
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 904, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)15c Olive Green (284), 15c Olive Green (284)15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2008 P.F. certificates (former as Mint N.H., latter graded XF 90) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

150
500
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