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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
961
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 961, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged with "S.A." pencil initials on gum, well-centered on strongly blued paper, fresh and Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce stamp, ex Curtis, with 2010 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

1,800
1,400
962
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 962, 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, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,200
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963
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 963, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Lightly hinged, rich color, Fine, light violet backstamp, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,800
900
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964°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 964, 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, three wide margins

FRESH AND FINE 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).

With 1973 P.F. (as block) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates

27,500
15,000
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965
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 965, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). With top part imprint selvage, lightly hinged, bright color, well-centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE PART IMPRINT SINGLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

The 5c is third rarest of the set and the rarest of the regularly issued Bluish Paper stamps. The 4c and 8c values were not sold in post offices but reached collectors' hands through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the National Museum trades.

With 1986 P.F. certificate

5,750
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966
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 966, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Lightly hinged, brilliant color on blued paper, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,100
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967
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 967, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Brilliant color on characteristic intensely watermarked blued paper, nice centering and margins, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,800
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968
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 968, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Lightly hinged, intense shade on nicely blued paper, reperfed at left, Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,100
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969
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 969, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, bright color, attractive centering, fresh and Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,250
650
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970
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 970, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Choice centering, vivid color on deeply blued paper, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,100
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