Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
983°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 983, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)1c Louisiana Purchase (323), 1c Louisiana Purchase (323)1c Louisiana Purchase (323). Mint N.H., deep rich color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, immaculately fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Among the entire Louisiana Purchase Issue, only four Mint N.H. stamps have been graded Gem 100 -- the 1c offered here, the 2c offered in the following lot and two of the 10c.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the only example to achieve this exalted grade with none higher. The SMQ value is absurdly low -- only 50% more than a 98 grade in SMQ which has a population of ten. This unique Gem 100 is therefore ten-times as rare as the stamps graded 98 -- it last sold in 2008 for $15,000 hammer.

65
8,500
984°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 984, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)2c Louisiana Purchase (324), 2c Louisiana Purchase (324)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, exceptionally fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Among the entire Louisiana Purchase Issue, only four Mint N.H. stamps are graded Gem 100 -- the 1c offered in the previous lot, the 2c offered here and two of the 10c.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the only example to achieve this exalted grade with none higher. The SMQ value is absurdly low -- only 50% more than a 98 grade in SMQ for a population of six. This unique Gem 100 is therefore six-times as rare as the stamps graded 98 -- it last sold for $21,000 hammer in a 2008 auction. Scott Retail $65.00

E. 15,000-20,000
11,500
Back to Top
985°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 985, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)3c Louisiana Purchase (325), 3c Louisiana Purchase (325)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Mint N.H., flawlessly centered with remarkably wide margins, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT-NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only one stamp has graded higher (at 98J)

185
2,600
Back to Top
986°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 986, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)5c Louisiana Purchase (326), 5c Louisiana Purchase (326)5c Louisiana Purchase (326). Mint N.H., enormous top sheet selvage with plate no. 2099, proof-like impression in intense Dark Blue shade, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY NO OTHERS.

According to Johl (Volume 1), the Louisiana Purchase stamps were not popular with the public or collectors when they were issued -- due to their larger size and unfavorable comparisons to the designs of the previous 1901 Pan-American stamps. As a result, fewer were saved.

Ex Whitman. With 1995 P.F. certificate for a block. With 1997 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the only 5c Louisiana Purchase stamp to have achieved this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with none higher. The SMQ value is far too low for a unique population report number such as this -- it realized $16,000 hammer in our Whitman sale. Scott Retail $200.00

E. 10,000-15,000
14,500
Back to Top
987°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 987, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327), 10c Louisiana Purchase (327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,500.00). Only two have graded higher (at 100). This is the highest grade we have offered in our auctions

310
6,000
Back to Top
988
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 988, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a), 2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a)2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a). Original gum, h.r. at top, brilliant color, wide margins, expertly reperfed at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

It is believed that only one pane of 50 was found in the mid-west. This intact pane was originally in the Worthington collection. After the Worthington sale it was broken into pairs and blocks of four. Power Search shows very few of these rarities -- we have offered only two others since 1990, and this is the first we have offered since 2010.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

25,000
10,500
Back to Top
989
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 989, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)2c Louisiana Purchase (324), 2c Louisiana Purchase (324)2c Louisiana Purchase (324). Tied by complete and bold "New York, N.Y. Apr. 30 6-PM 1904" First Day machine cancel on piece, Fine and rare first day use, only 24 covers are known, Scott Retail as complete cover $5,000.00

E. 500-750
0
Back to Top
990
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 990, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)3c Louisiana Purchase (325), 3c Louisiana Purchase (325)3c Louisiana Purchase (325). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, excellent centering and wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem

185
120
Back to Top
991°
nhbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 991, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327), 10c Louisiana Purchase (327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 2106 block of four, outstanding centering throughout, lovely rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE.

Plate blocks of this issue are very scarce in pristine Mint N.H. condition with choice centering. The extra wide top format of this plate block makes it particularly desirable.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

2,150
0
Back to Top
992
nhbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 992, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327), 10c Louisiana Purchase (327)10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Mint N.H. extra wide top imprint and plate no. 2105 block of four, huge selvage, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a fresh plate block

2,150
425
Back to Top
Copyright 2017. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy