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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Officials: State Department

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1174
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1174, Officials: State Department1c-$2.00 State (O57-O68), 1c-$2.00 State (O57-O68)1c-$2.00 State (O57-O68). 2c, 7c, 10c and 12c unused (no gum), others original gum, h.r., few faults, appear Fine

5,150
1,100
1175
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1175, Officials: State Department1c State (O57), 1c State (O57)1c State (O57). Mint N.H., deep color, fresh and Very Fine, apart from the the Mint N.H. examples offered in this sale, Power Search lists no others

575
250
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1176
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1176, Officials: State Department1c State (O57), 1c State (O57)1c State (O57). Three Mint N.H. examples, dark color, Fine, apart from the the Mint N.H. examples offered in this sale, Power Search lists no others

1,725
400
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1177
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1177, Officials: State Department7c, 15c State (O61, O64), 7c, 15c State (O61, O64)7c, 15c State (O61, O64). One 7c and two 15c, original gum, one 15c with h.r., other two lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine

930
275
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1178
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1178, Officials: State Department7c State (O61), 7c State (O61)7c State (O61). Deep color, exceedingly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90), only two grade higher and one other shares this grade

65
350
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1179
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1179, Officials: State Department12c State (O63), 12c State (O63)12c State (O63). Horizontal strip of nine, with selvage at left, unhinged but there is offset on gum (most notably in the middle stamps), so we have catalogued it as nine hinged singles, deep intense color, a few short perfs on positions 7 and 9, Fine-Very Fine

2,790
850
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1180
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1180, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, the examples offered in this sale are the only Mint N.H. 15c State Department stamps to appear in Power Search

725
425
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1181
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1181, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Mint N.H., selvage at right, rich color, Fine, extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, the examples offered in this sale are the only Mint N.H. 15c State Department stamps to appear in Power Search

725
275
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1182
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1182, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Mint N.H., deep color, fresh and Fine, extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, the examples offered in this sale are the only Mint N.H. 15c State Department stamps to appear in Power Search

725
0
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1183
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1183, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Mint N.H., rich color, Fine, extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, the examples offered in this sale are the only Mint N.H. 15c State Department stamps to appear in Power Search

725
225
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1184
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1184, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Mint N.H., attractive color, Fine, extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, the examples offered in this sale are the only Mint N.H. 15c State Department stamps to appear in Power Search

725
400
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1185
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1185, Officials: State Department15c State (O64), 15c State (O64)15c State (O64). Original gum, very lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine and choice

320
200
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1186
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1186, Officials: State Department24c State (O65), 24c State (O65)24c State (O65). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

525
900
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1187
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1187, Officials: State Department30c State (O66), 30c State (O66)30c State (O66). Original gum, deep color, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely stamp

500
225
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1188
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1188, Officials: State Department30c State (O66), 30c State (O66)30c State (O66). Deep rich color, choice centering, neat concentric circles cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

180
1,300
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1189°
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1189, Officials: State Department$2.00 State (O68), $2.00 State (O68)$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, near mathematically precise centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich colors and detailed impressions

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED -- AND AT SUPERB 98 JUMBO, IT IS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OR OF ANY DOLLAR-VALUE STATE DEPARTMENT STAMPS LISTED BY P.S.E.

A Power Search review, as well as a survey of major named Officials sales, failed to find a $2.00 matching the margins and centering of the stamp offered here. The P.S.E. Population Report also bears this out. This stamp is the highest graded of any of the bicolor dollar-value State Department issues. Only one other dollar value has been graded above 90 -- the $5.00 graded 95 Jumbo from our sale of the Rollin C. Huggins collection in 2016. The highest grades awarded by P.S.E. for the dollar value States are as follows:

$2.00 (Scott O68) OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo, the stamp offered here

$5.00 (Scott O69) OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo, ex Huggins (Siegel Sale 1123, lot 592)

$10.00 (Scott O70) OG, XF 90

$20.00 (Scott O71) OG, VF 80

With 1983 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90J, which bears no relation to the stamp offered here)

1,600
13,000
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1190
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1190, Officials: State Department$5.00 State (O69), $5.00 State (O69)$5.00 State (O69). Original gum, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, few short perfs at top left, otherwise Very Fine

7,500
1,900
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1191
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1191, Officials: State Department$10.00 State (O70), $10.00 State (O70)$10.00 State (O70). Original gum, h.r., rich colors, Fine

4,500
1,300
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1192
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1192, Officials: State Department$20.00 State (O71), $20.00 State (O71)$20.00 State (O71). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, couple short perfs at top and reperforated at bottom, Fine appearance, two small backstamps, with 2016 P.F. certificate

5,000
700
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1193
ng
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1193, Officials: State Department$20.00 State (O71), $20.00 State (O71)$20.00 State (O71). Unused (no gum), bright colors, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

2,250
950
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