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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Officials: Special Printings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1224
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1224, Officials: Special Printings3c Interior, Specimen Ovpt. (O17S), 3c Interior, Specimen Ovpt. (O17S)3c Interior, Specimen Ovpt. (O17S). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, perfs scissors-trimmed as usual but intact on all sides, tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce as only 88 sold, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,500
750
1225
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1225, Officials: Special Printings1c Justice, "Sepcimen" Error (O25Sa), 1c Justice, "Sepcimen" Error (O25Sa)1c Justice, "Sepcimen" Error (O25Sa). Without gum as issued, rich color, some perfs scissors-separated but intact, fresh and Fine

1,900
550
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1226
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1226, Officials: Special Printings6c Justice, Specimen Ovpt. (O28S), 6c Justice, Specimen Ovpt. (O28S)6c Justice, Specimen Ovpt. (O28S). Without gum as issued, bright color, perfs scissors-separated but essentially intact, Fine, only 163 sold, Ebel backstamp

1,250
325
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1227
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1227, Officials: Special Printings7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S), 7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S)7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S). Without gum as issued, radiant color, well-balanced margins, light diagonal crease ending in small perf tear at top right, Extremely Fine appearance

550
200
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1228
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1228, Officials: Special Printings1c Post Office, "Sepcimen" Error (O47Sa), 1c Post Office, "Sepcimen" Error (O47Sa)1c Post Office, "Sepcimen" Error (O47Sa). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated but intact, reperfed at left, appears Fine, a scarce example of this "Sepcimen" error, with a sold quantity of 6,015, it is possible that 60 "Sepcimen" errors were released, but we do not know how the sheets were divided and sold, nor do we know if the entire print run had the error in Position 21, reports of known examples are fewer than a dozen

3,000
475
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1229
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1229, Officials: Special Printings15c Post Office, Specimen Ovpt. (O53S), 15c Post Office, Specimen Ovpt. (O53S)15c Post Office, Specimen Ovpt. (O53S). Without gum as issued, deep shade and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with full perforations all around, small tear at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, only 82 sold, despite the tear, this is one of the finest centered examples we have encountered, with 2016 P.F. certificate

1,600
325
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1230
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1230, Officials: Special Printings1c-90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O57S-O67S), 1c-90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O57S-O67S)1c-90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O57S-O67S). Without gum as issued, rich colors, 3c slight toning, few small perf flaws or reperfed, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

4,252
600
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1231
Sbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1231, Officials: Special Printings2c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O58S), 2c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O58S)2c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O58S). Block of four, without gum as issued, bright color, Fine, scarce block

850
950
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1232
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1232, Officials: Special Printings90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O67S), 90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O67S)90c State, Specimen Ovpt. (O67S). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, wide margins, small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance, only 245 sold, with 2016 P.F. certificate

600
225
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1233
S
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1233, Officials: Special Printings10c War, Specimen Ovpt. (O88S), 10c War, Specimen Ovpt. (O88S)10c War, Specimen Ovpt. (O88S). Without gum as issued, rich color, attractive margins, single short perf at upper right, still Fine, only 119 sold, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
225
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