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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1154
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine

600
225
1155
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Six, Mint N.H., better centering than normally seen, one with dot over "s", few usual natural gum skips and bends, few gum wrinkles, Very Fine-Extremely Fine group

3,650
950
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1156
og
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Five, either lightly hinged or with few stamps h.r., few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced on one or two, overall Fine-Very Fine

1,750
550
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1157
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1157, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet With Experimental Cellophane Interleaving (BK80a), 2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet With Experimental Cellophane Interleaving (BK80a)2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet With Experimental Cellophane Interleaving (BK80a). Comprising two panes of six No. 634d, BIA Cover Type IV-c.3-4, wonderfully fresh and Fine-Very Fine, this is one of 56,000 booklets made in the spring of 1928, despite a fairly substantial quantity made this is extremely rare and only the third we have encountered

2,500
1,000
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1158
ogbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1158, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Top left corner plate no. 19645 block of four, top left stamp small glazed spot, others Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine and attractive

2,200
0
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1159
nhbl
5c Dark Blue, 6c Red Orange (637-638). Accumulation of Mint N.H. stamps in blocks including 153 of 5c and 181 of 6c, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,038
110
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1160
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1160, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a), 7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Mint N.H., with selvage at left, small fingerprint on gum of bottom stamp, Very Fine, scarce, according to Gary Griffith, this variety was first reported in 1939, the postmaster in a small town near Cleveland was annoyed that several panes had some rows of perforations missing, he cut some apart by hand and then gave up, throwing them in a box which was later purchased by a stamp collector (rumored to be Karl Koslowski), it is believed that about 20 pairs and two blocks of four were purchased, it is also known with a Mobile Ala. precancel

1,000
350
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1161
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1161, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 18908 at top left, rich color, fresh and mostly Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles and plate block

2,489
325
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1162
 
1c-10c Kans-Nebr. Ovpt. (658/679). Accumulation of 1,163 Mint N.H. stamps, including two intact panes of 100 of No. 670, pane of 671 (lacking two pieces of narrow selvage), few large multiples of No. 658, also includes Nos. 663 (122 copies), 670 (141 copies), 673 (65 copies), 674 (18 copies), 676 (31 copies plus plate block), 678 (62 copies), 679 (13 copies), few perf separations to be expected

FINE-VERY FINE WITH A FEW EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL OLD-TIME HOLDING OF KANSAS-NEBRASKA STAMPS IN A QUANTITY RARELY OFFERED BEFORE.

From an old-time dealer's stockbook. Scott Retail as singles and few plate blocks

19,712
2,400
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1163
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1163, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Complete set of Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of four, rich colors, choice centering throughout

FINE-VERY FINE WITH SOME EXTREMELY FINE. A DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCKS OF THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ISSUE.

Three with P.F. certificates from late 1980's or early 1990's

8,985
2,600
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1164
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1164, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668), 1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668)1c-10c Kans. Overprints (658-668). Mint N.H., bright colors, most have beautiful centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an attractive set

431
160
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1165
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1165, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664), 6c Kans. Ovpt. (664)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664). Mint N.H. with left selvage, radiant color, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this desirable grade, this is also the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions

50
1,200
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1166
nhbl
7c Kans. Ovpt. (665). 109 Mint N.H. stamps, including blocks of 12, 10, 9, 8 (4), 6 and few other multiples, also 18 singles, detailed impressions, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

5,450
600
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1167
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1167, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667), 9c Kans. Ovpt. (667)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). 245 Mint N.H. stamps, including block of 96 (lacking plate block), blocks of 80, 40 and 16 plus few smaller multiples and singles, radiant color, several with far better centering than normally seen -- look at bottom left of block of 96 and same area on block of 80 -- vibrant color, few notations in selvage are meaningless, few trivial perf separations, Fine-Very Fine with several Extremely Fine Gems, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

6,737
1,250
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1168
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1168, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668), 10c Kans. Ovpt. (668)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668). 86 Mint N.H. stamps, including blocks of 12, 10, 8 (2), 6 (2), 4 (5) plus few pairs, strips and singles, vibrant color, few with better centering than normally seen, few minor perf separations, mostly Fine-Very Fine with a few Extremely Fine, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

3,870
550
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1169
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1169, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676), 7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676). Mint N.H. block of 78 with selvage on three sides, intense shade and impression, several with far better centering than normally seen (check out the 7th and 8th columns about halfway down), trivial crease in selvage at top right, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a scarce intact large multiple with some stamps that will no doubt grade very highly, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

3,510
850
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1170
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1170, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678), 9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678). Mint N.H. top left plate no. 18744 block of four, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

675
0
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1171
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1171, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)3c Presidential, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (807b), 3c Presidential, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (807b)3c Presidential, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (807b). Mint N.H. with top selvage, rich color, vertical crease between stamps, Very Fine and scarce, desirable with the top selvage, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,000
850
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1172
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1172, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)3c Presidential, Booklet, Imperforate Vertically (807d), 3c Presidential, Booklet, Imperforate Vertically (807d)3c Presidential, Booklet, Imperforate Vertically (807d). Mint N.H. block of nine, imperforate between left stamps, small staple holes from booklet at top, the variety caused by a foldover which caused vertical crease on right stamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BOOKLET PANE OF NINE STAMPS OF THE 3-CENT PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE, IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY BETWEEN TWO LEFT COLUMNS.

The right six stamps should have been the booklet pane, but due to the foldover the pane was miscut, resulting in this striking variety. The Rustad book illustrates two others (p. 52) including one with a vertical gutter.

With 1981 P.F. certificate. Signed in pencil on back. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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1173
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1173, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)$2.00 Presidential (833), $2.00 Presidential (833)$2.00 Presidential (833). Mint N.H. top double plate no. block of 20 with arrow, registration markers and denomination, vignette shifted strongly to top left, Fine-Very Fine

450
275
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1174
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1174, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H. top double plate no. 22166/22169 block of four, signed in selvage by designer Victor S. McClosky and engraver of lettering and frame George L. Huber, Very Fine, unusual with the signatures, Scott Retail as normal

350
325
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1175
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1175, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)1-1/2c Presidential, Coil (849), 1-1/2c Presidential, Coil (849)1-1/2c Presidential, Coil (849). Mint N.H. joint line pair, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ, SMQ $420.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

4
2,300
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1176°
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1176, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var), 2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var). Mint N.H. joint line pair, neat Washington D.C. precancel showing gap on the joint line, bright color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-1/2 CENT BUNKER HILL WITH SMALL HOLES.

Scott Catalogue notes this is only known with Bureau precancel. This is the first genuine joint line pair we have offered since 2002.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,700
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1177
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1177, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var), 2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var). Mint N.H. pair, neat Washington D.C. precancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this is only known with a precancel, with 2017 P.F. certificate

850
225
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1178
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1178, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var), 2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var). Mint N.H. pair, neat Washington D.C. precancel with unusual gap in precancel, Very Fine and choice, a scarce variety, with 2017 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail without premium for the precancel line gap

850
350
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1179
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1179, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 628-1529)10c Skylab, Imperforate Between and at Bottom (1529a var), 10c Skylab, Imperforate Between and at Bottom (1529a var)10c Skylab, Imperforate Between and at Bottom (1529a var). Mint N.H. vertical pair, blind perfs along top edge but imperforate between and at bottom, Very Fine and very unusual, with 2017 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 200-300
850
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