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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3524
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3524, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c-15c Bluish (357/366), 1c-15c Bluish (357/366)1c-15c Bluish (357/366). Group including 1c-2c, 6c, 10c, 13c and two 15c, also 3c which was mounted as Bluish but we believe is the regular issue (not counted), original gum, some h.r., small flaws incl. one with small tear, Fine or appear so, 13c and one 15c with older P.F. certificates

8,115
2,300
3525
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3525, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H., gorgeous rich color on nicely blued paper, perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ON BLUISH, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only four others have achieved this grade and only one has graded higher (statistics that have not changed since 2012). The sole example graded higher, at 98 Jumbo, realized $15,500 hammer in our auction of the Scarsdale collection

180
2,900
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3526
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3526, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H., intense shade on deeply blued paper, unusually choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,025.00), only four have graded higher (at 98, 98J and two at 100) and only seven others share this grade

170
1,400
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3527
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3527, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Mint N.H. with full selvage at right, deep rich color on deeply blued paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT BLUISH. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

A search of our records surprised us. We have offered perhaps a half-dozen in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.

Ex "Cloudrest". With 1979 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

4,000
2,900
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3528
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3528, 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 color on blued paper, fresh and Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,800
850
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3529
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3529, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Rich color, Fine, with 1991 A.P.S. certificate

1,800
900
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3530
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3530, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, light pencil notation on gum, fresh and Fine example of this scarce Bluish Paper issue, with 1993 P.F. certificate

5,750
1,800
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3531
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3531, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, vibrant color on deeply blued paper, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT ON BLUISH WITH WIDE TOP SELVAGE. A STAMP WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL.

Ex "Cloudrest". With 1995 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

3,000
3,250
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3532
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3532, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Mint N.H., vivid color on deeply blued paper

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

We have offered only six unduplicated Mint N.H. examples since 1992 (the last in our 2009 Whitman sale). The online records of the Philatelic Foundation do not contain many more, including two that are reperfed.

With 1983 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

4,000
1,500
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3533
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3533, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Mint N.H., deep rich color on nicely blued paper, typical centering for this difficult issue

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

We have only offered about five unduplicated Mint N.H. examples since the early 1990's. With 1989 and 2009 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates

6,000
2,800
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3534
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3534, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Mint N.H., bright shade, attractive centering and margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,250.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 90) and only three others share this grade.

3,000
3,000
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