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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
941
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 941, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)1c Blue Green (300), 1c Blue Green (300)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H., exceptional depth of color, beautifully balanced margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem

27
425
942
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 942, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)2c Carmine (301), 2c Carmine (301)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and exquisite centering, bright vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), only four have graded higher

37
500
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943°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 943, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)3c Bright Violet (302), 3c Bright Violet (302)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Piedmont". With 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98J)

130
2,400
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944
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 944, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)4c Brown (303), 4c Brown (303)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

140
800
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945
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 945, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)5c Blue (304), 5c Blue (304)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H. with part imprint top selvage, uncommonly wide margins with choice centering, intense color, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

150
275
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946°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 946, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)6c Claret (305), 6c Claret (305)6c Claret (305). Mint N.H., unusually deep shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1902 ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates (95 Jumbo). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two stamps graded 95 Jumbo with none higher

150
900
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947°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 947, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)8c Violet Black (306), 8c Violet Black (306)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H. with plate no. 3565 selvage at top, intense shade, Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00)

110
1,800
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948°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 948, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)10c Pale Red Brown (307), 10c Pale Red Brown (307)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Whitman, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only two have graded higher (one at 95J and one at 98)

150
1,100
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949
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 949, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)13c Purple Black (308), 13c Purple Black (308)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

100
400
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950
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 950, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Barely hinged, Jumbo margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

180
300
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951
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 951, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Wide margins and choice centering, vivid color, reperfed, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate as sound

375
275
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952°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 952, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., pretty color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE GRADED SUPEB 98 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only three stamps graded 98 and one graded 98J

475
10,000
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953°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 953, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)50c Orange (310), 50c Orange (310)50c Orange (310). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1902 ISSUE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER (AT 98) AND ONE OTHER SHARES THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforation method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. Anyone who has pursued this set can testify that the 50c is rarely encountered in such condition. The 50c 1902 offered here probably ranks among the ten highest-quality examples in existence.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate and also encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $12,000.00). This is one of only two graded 95J with only one higher (at 98)

1,150
8,000
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954°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 954, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE WE HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO OFFER IN OUR AUCTIONS. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $33,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

1,900
14,500
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955
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 955, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). Lightly hinged, extra wide margins and well-centered, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1988 P.F. certificate for a block

600
400
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956
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 956, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$1.00 Black (311), $1.00 Black (311)$1.00 Black (311). H.r. at top right, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

600
475
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957°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 957, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION -- A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforating method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Collecting practices of hinging stamps into albums and time have left very few superb Mint N.H. examples for today's collectors. This is particularly true for the high $2.00 and $5.00 values of this series, which were printed in much smaller quantities than the lower values. This stamp should be considered a true condition rarity.

With 1992, 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is also a 95

2,550
12,000
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958
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 958, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). H.r., rich color, single perf tip thin at left, Extremely Fine appearance

825
425
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959
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 959, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Rich color, nice margins and centering, small thin spot in watermark, appears Fine

825
235
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960
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 960, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Deep rich color on brilliant paper, choice centering, face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

200
225
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961°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 961, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The 1902-03 Regular Issue was a great improvement over the Bureau's first efforts in 1894 and 1895. Perforations tend to be cleaner, and centering better, but the large plate layout and perforate method still resulted in a large number of poorly centered stamps. Furthermore, stamps issued in choice condition seldom stayed that way, because the boom in stamp collecting that began with the Roosevelt administration caused hordes of hinge-bearing philatelists to mount stamps over and over again. For this reason, today's collectors have grown accustomed to paying many multiples of Scott value for Extremely Fine stamps in Mint Never-Hinged state. This is especially true when it comes to the $5.00 denomination. This fact is made abundantly clear when you realize that the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a $5.00 value in never-hinged condition is a 90, given to only three stamps.

Ex Whitman. With 1998 P.S.E. and 1999 P.F. certificates showing part imprint, and stating that it is hinged only in the selvage. The selvage has since been removed. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $9,250.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 90) and only two others share this grade.

6,250
7,500
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962°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 962, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Deep rich color, well-centered on fresh and bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.F. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85)

2,100
1,500
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963
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 963, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Lightly hinged, fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

2,100
750
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964
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 964, 1902-08 Perforated Issues (Scott 300-313)$5.00 Dark Green (313), $5.00 Dark Green (313)$5.00 Dark Green (313). H.r., deep rich color, tiny thin spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance

2,100
750
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