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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1007°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1007, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, deep rich color and characteristic intense watermark on deeply blued paper, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (OGph, XF-90)

1,800
0
1008
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1008, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Small h.r., exceptionally wide margins, rich color, small natural inclusion at top, small bit of ink on perfs on back at top left, Very Fine and choice

1,800
0
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1009
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1009, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Intense shade on nicely blued paper, h.r., fresh and Fine, light blue backstamp

1,800
600
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1010
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1010, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Rich color on nicely blued paper, two extra wide margins

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,400 (eleven sheets) of the 4c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).

Small backstamp. With 1951 P.F. certificate

27,500
15,500
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1011
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1011, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Rich color on deeply blued paper, reperfed at right, Fine appearance, small backstamp, with 1969 P.F. certificate

5,750
1,600
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1012
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1012, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Vibrant color on nicely blued paper, Fine

1,250
600
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1013
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1013, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363), 8c Olive Green, Bluish (363)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Lightly hinged, rich color on deeply blued paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,000 (ten sheets) of the 8c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).

With 1970 P.F. certificate

30,000
6,750
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1014
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1014, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Lightly hinged, vibrant color on deeply blued paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1980 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,600
850
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1015
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1015, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). H.r., vivid color on nicely blued paper, Fine (nearly Very Fine), small purple backstamp

1,600
800
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1016
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1016, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Slightly disturbed original gum, beautiful color and impression on nicely blued paper, Very Fine, with 1967 P.F. certificate as original gum

2,600
1,800
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1017
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1017, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Brilliant color, reperfed at right, Fine appearance

1,250
450
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