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Sale 1165 — Classic Bureau Issues featuring The Dr. Irvin Heimburger and Roger Brody Collections

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Category — 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
122
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 122, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue (300-313), 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue (300-313)1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue (300-313). Complete unused set, mostly original gum but $1.00 no gum and $5.00 regummed, some flaws to be expected including deep thins on $2.00 and thin on $5.00, overall appear Fine

2,816
700
123
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 123, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c1c-13c 1902-03 Issue, Plate No. Multiples (300/320), 1c-13c 1902-03 Issue, Plate No. Multiples (300/320)1c-13c 1902-03 Issue, Plate No. Multiples (300/320). Nice group of imprint and plate no. blocks or strips of three, including plate blocks of 1c (perforated and imperforate), 2c Flags, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 2c Shield (three, Nos. 319F, 320, 320A), strips of three of 6c, 10c and 13c, original gum with some h.r., a few with minor perf separations, overall a fresh and Fine group with some Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

6,700
2,200
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124
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 124, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c1c-10c 1902-03 Issue, Perforation Freaks (300/309), 1c-10c 1902-03 Issue, Perforation Freaks (300/309)1c-10c 1902-03 Issue, Perforation Freaks (300/309). Five multiples and one single, each showing dramatic perforation anomalies, including 1c "single" perforated down the middle of each of two adjacent stamps, 2c, 3c, 4c and 5c multiples with foldovers causing wildly off perfs and portions printed on the backs of two, 10c block with extra rows of horizontal perfs through the middle of the stamps, centering is obviously not the point on these and there are a fair number of h.r. reinforcements, a dramatic and desirable group

E. 400-500
1,500
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125
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 125, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Misplaced Plate Number (300b var), 1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Misplaced Plate Number (300b var)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane of Six, Misplaced Plate Number (300b var). Position D with plate no. 3472 above the top left stamp, middle pair Mint N.H., attractive centering with margins just clear of all stamps

FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND EXTREMELY RARE MISPLACED PLATE NUMBER BOOKLET PANE OF THE 1902 ONE-CENT ISSUE. FEWER THAN FIVE ARE KNOWN.

As discussed in an article in the U.S. Specialist (March 1998, pp. 129-130), this error came about from the plate number being entered in the top margin over the fifth stamp to the right of the central guide line rather than over the fourth stamp, as was normally the case. The proof sheet in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum for plate no. 3472 vividly demonstrates the error. We have offered only one other example since keeping computerized records, from the Philip R. Beutel collection in 2010

8,750
3,500
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126
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 126, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane (300b), 1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane (300b)1c Blue Green, Booklet Pane (300b). Rich color, bold oval registry cancels, a few faults and missing tab at top

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED BOOKLET PANE OF THE ONE-CENT 1902 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The normal 1c stamp of the 1902 series (Scott 300) was issued in early 1903. However, the booklets were not issued until March 6, 1907. Little interest in them was shown by collectors at the time. This was the first 1c booklet pane issued by the U.S and it was quickly superseded by the 1c 1908 series booklet, Scott 331a, in December of 1908.

Our census of Scott 300b in used condition is available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/300b/300b.pdf and includes only three intact panes with tabs plus three others without tab (including the example offered here and one on cover).

Census No. 300b-CAN-04.

11,500
0
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127
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 127, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c2c Carmine, Imperforate (301 var), 2c Carmine, Imperforate (301 var)2c Carmine, Imperforate (301 var). Unused (no gum), large bottom right corner margins to clear at top left, bright shade, slight thins and light diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1902 WASHINGTON FLAGS ISSUE IMPERFORATE.

There are four recorded examples of this rarity. While it is believed that these originate as printers waste and were not sold over the post office counter, they are highly sought after by error and early Bureau collectors.

With 1961 P.F. certificate. Footnoted in Scott under No. 301 with a value of

5,000
3,250
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128
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 128, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Block of four with top selvage signed by Clair Aubrey Huston, h.r. including reattaching selvage, Fine, R. Ostrander Smith left the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on Nov. 19, 1902, he was replaced by Huston as Chief Designer, who paid tribute to Smith by signing this block of Smith designed stamps, interestingly the first issue designed by Huston was the 2c Shield, which replaced the poorly received 2c Flags issue offered here

E. 200-300
200
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129
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 129, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c), 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c). Position D with plate no. 1664 at top right, bright color, neat strikes of New York oval registry cancel, attractive centering and margins, some reinforced perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE AND RARE USED BOOKLET PANE OF THE 2-CENT 1902 WASHINGTON -- OF EVEN GREATER RARITY WITH THE PLATE NUMBER SELVAGE.

According to Johl, the proofs of this stamp were considered masterpieces, but when the stamp was issued in red using the wet paper printing method it was widely criticized. Washington's nose was excessively red and the details of the design were lost. The New York Times wrote that "if not labelled Washington it could be taken for Adams, Madison or Monroe". Faced with such criticism the Post Office Department rushed a replacement stamp into use -- the 2c Shield issue (Scott 319 and 320) -- less than nine months later.

Our census of used Scott 301c, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/301c/301c.pdf , includes six with full tabs and an additional four without tabs (three are on cover, including one offered in the following lot). Of the examples with tabs, four have the plate no.

Census No. 301c-CAN-05.

6,000
0
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130
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 130, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c), 2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c)2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (301c). Complete pane from Position E with horizontal guideline, missing tab, tied by purple "La Crosse Wis. Jun. 29, 1908" two-line cancel and killers on railway business cover to New York, pane is faulty with couple small pieces out, cover reduced at right and some edge faults, still presentable and extremely rare 2c Flags booklet pane on cover, Census No. 301c-CAN-10, Scott Retail as used $6,000.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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131
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 131, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Top imprint and plate no. 3536 block of 12 with dramatic foldover in right selvage, causing freak perforations which miss two edges of the stamp at top right, several stamps Mint N.H., one h.r. in plate block and in selvage, Fine and striking variety

E. 500-750
300
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132
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 132, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c8c Violet Black (306), 8c Violet Black (306)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H. block of nine, deep shade, about Fine

990
0
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133
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 133, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Top imprint and plate no. 3208 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., deep shade, small thin in the hinged top center stamp, Fine appearance and a rare top plate block of this issue, we have offered only one other (with smaller selvage) since this this example was last sold in 2004, ex "Cheshire"

3,400
750
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134
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 134, 1902-08 Issue: Issued Stamps, 1c-50c50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Block of four, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., small h.r. top right stamp, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,275
325
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