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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Special Delivery, Registration

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1126
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1126, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,250.00)

1,300
900
1127
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1127, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright white paper, excellent centering, Extremely Fine

500
650
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1128°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1128, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H. with top part imprint wide selvage, brilliant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins and precise centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E6, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Scott E6 is the first of the "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery designs. It was released as part of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's "Series of 1902" regular postage issues (Scott 300-313). Scott E6 is printed on double-line "USPS" watermarked paper with 12-gauge perforations. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1909 from new plates, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922. Changes in the paper and perforation gauge for the issues from 1909 until 1922 mirror the changes in the Washington-Franklin series of the same period.

Scott E6 is not particularly scarce (it has a Scott value of $525.00 as Mint N.H.), but experienced collectors and professionals know that very few examples of the 1902 Issue exist with Jumbo, balanced margins. The P.S.E. Population Report statistics support this statement.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $7,400.00 as 98, $17,800.00 as 100). This is the only example to achieve a Superb 98 Jumbo grade, and only one stamp has been graded higher (Gem 100, last offered in our 2016 sale of the "Hanover" collection)

525
8,000
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1129°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1129, Special Delivery, Registration10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,800.00), only two have been graded higher (both 100J) and only two others share this desirable grade

140
2,300
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1130
ogbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1130, Special Delivery, Registration10c Violet Blue, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Violet Blue, Special Delivery (E8)10c Violet Blue, Special Delivery (E8). Wide top imprint and plate no. 5514 block of six, Mint N.H. except some reinforced perfs in selvage and at bottom, exceptional rich color on bright white paper, wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful plate block, Scott Retail as hinged

1,900
800
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1131
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1131, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering with extra wide margins, short pre-printing paper crease upper left corner, still Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

425
160
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1132
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1132, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, (E11), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, (E11)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, (E11). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 8509 selvage, rich color, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

45
275
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1133
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1133, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1), 10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

700
170
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