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Sale 1148 — The Barry K. Schwartz Collection of The U.S. 1909 Bluish Paper Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Category — One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
101
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Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 101, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Blocks of four, two 1c and one 2c stamp Mint N.H., intense colors on deeply blued paper, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

940
375
102
nhbl
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 102, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H. block of four with top left corner sheet selvage and "CS" initials, deep rich color, nicely centered, small natural gum skip in bottom left stamp, Fine-Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

740
225
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103
ogbl
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 103, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Block of four with bottom imprint selvage, beautiful fresh color and choice centering, Fine-Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for plate block of six (two righthand stamps removed)

360
225
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104
ogbl
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 104, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Top imprint and plate no. 4894 block of six with wide selvage, intense shade on deeply blued paper, hinge traces in ungummed part of selvage, Fine-Very Fine, ex "MLG" Collection, with 1950 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $1,850.00 as Mint N.H.

1,100
425
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105
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Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 105, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Top imprint and plate no. 4890 block of six with wide selvage, rich color on deeply blued paper, few expertly rejoined perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, ex "MLG" Collection, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,100
550
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106
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Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 106, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with top and left imprint and plate no. 4892 blocks of six, “CS” plate printer’s initials in selvage at upper left, natural s.e. at bottom and right, half arrows at top right and bottom left, four stamps nicked at lower right (straight edge positions), plate blocks and much of pane centered

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND VERY FRESH PANE OF 100 OF THE ONE-CENT 1909 BLUISH PAPER ISSUE. VERY FEW REMAIN INTACT.

Scott Retail for Mint N.H. plate blocks and singles

19,540
3,250
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107
 
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 107, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Wide margins and choice centering, 1c wavy-line machine cancel, 2c very light cancel, rich colors, Extremely Fine, 1c with 2011 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90), 2c with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90), total SMQ $500.00, P.S.E. Population Report for 1c is five 90 (and one 95) and for the 2c one 90 (and two 95)

300
400
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108
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 108, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Five items, 1c on postcard, 2c on three covers, these four with Washington D.C. May-June 1909 dates, another 2c cover from Warner N.H. to Washington D.C. with 2c Postage Due, handstamped address and return address in same ink indicates it was probably a self-addressed stamped envelope provided by the Washington D.C. correspondent, this cover with trivial edge tear, another 2c with minor perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine and presentable group

E. 300-400
550
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109
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 109, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Horizontal pair, centered slightly to right, tied by “Wash. & Greensboro R.P.O. TR37 Mar. 1, 1909” duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on Union Station (Washington D.C.) picture postcard to Havana, Cuba, from the Union Transfer Co. to Atlantic Coast Line requesting “the names of several medium priced hotels in Havana”, receiving datestamp, Very Fine, the Scott value of $175.00 for 1c on postcard is for a single, which paid the domestic 1c rate -- this pair of 1c Bluish Paper stamps paying the UPU card rate is an extremely rare use -- Scott Retail for two used singles is $300.00

E. 200-300
550
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110
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 110, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Horizontal pair, top perfs slightly in, rich color, tied by “Washington D.C. Mar. 22 12 PM 1909” wavy-line machine cancel on corner card cover to Hanover Pa., Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for two used singles is $300.00 (the $250.00 Scott value for “on cover” makes no sense, since the domestic rate was 2c, requiring two stamps)

E. 200-300
200
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111
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 111, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)1c Green, Bluish (357), 1c Green, Bluish (357)1c Green, Bluish (357). Vertical pair, well-centered, natural s.e. at bottom, tied by “Detroit Mich. Jul. 13 9 PM 1909” wavy-line machine cancel on cover to local addressee with War Department imprint crossed out, purple handstamped return address of Brig. Gen. C. A. Coolidge, Very Fine, scarce Bluish Paper use outside Washington D.C. from a supply obtained by General Coolidge, a stamp collector and president of the American Philatelic Society, during his long military career General Coolidge led the first American force to enter the Forbidden City in Peking (Beijing), China, at the time of the Boxer Rebellion

E. 200-300
225
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112
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Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 112, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 4860 block of six, well-centered, vivid color, tiny natural inclusion speck at left (characteristic of this issue), Very Fine, a scarce and desirable Mint N.H. plate block of the 2c Bluish Paper

1,800
850
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113
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Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 113, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Block of four, wavy-line machine cancel, remarkably choice centering, rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, genuine used blocks of the Bluish Paper issue are very rare, Power Search located only one other used 2c block offered by our firm, this block is far superior and has a genuine machine cancel applied once -- as it should be -- as opposed to the multiples with forged cancels which often have machine cancels applied twice due to the forger's profound ignorance of the most fundamental aspects of philately; in this case, that envelopes are typically run through a machine device once -- with 2000 P.F. certificate

750
1,100
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114
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 114, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Rich color, tied by “Washington D.C. Apr. 28 12-M 1909” wavy-line machine cancel on District Building picture postcard to Seoul, Korea, purple receiving datestamp on front and back, Very Fine, unusual and undoubtedly very rare use of the 2c Bluish Paper, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
700
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115
c
Sale Number 1148, Lot Number 115, One-Cent Green, Two-Cent Carmine (Scott 357-358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358), 2c Carmine, Bluish (358)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Deep shade on strong Bluish Paper, well-centered, tied by "Ballston Va. May 26 1PM 1909" duplex datestamp and bars cancel on corner card cover to Falls Church Va., blue "Answered" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce use outside Washington D.C., ex Siskin and Dr. Martin

E. 300-400
600
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