Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
526
ogbl
Sale 1187, Lot 526, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Bluish (357-358). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six, 1c left plate no. 4892, 2c bottom plate no. 4863, 1c lightly hinged in selvage only, 2c lightly hinged, rich colors on deeply blued paper, 1c small toned spot in selvage not mentioned on certificate, Fine, 1c with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,100
350
527
nh
Sale 1187, Lot 527, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H., intense shade on deeply blued paper, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH)

170
350
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528
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Sale 1187, Lot 528, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color on nicely blued paper, Fine, with copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for block

1,800
1,000
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529
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Sale 1187, Lot 529, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, rich color on deeply blued paper, reperfed at right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,400 (eleven sheets) of the 4c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).

With 1964 and 2008 P.F. certificates

27,500
14,000
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530
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Sale 1187, Lot 530, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Brilliant color on deeply blued paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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531
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Sale 1187, Lot 531, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Brilliant color, characteristic intense watermark, Fine

1,250
0
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532
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Sale 1187, Lot 532, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Rich color on blued paper, single perf added (or reattached) at bottom left corner

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,000 (ten sheets) of the 8c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).

With 1961 and 2012 P.F. certificates, only the latter mentioning the added perf. Purple backstamp

30,000
12,500
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533
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Sale 1187, Lot 533, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Disturbed original gum, vibrant color, reperfed, Very Fine appearance

1,600
400
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534
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Sale 1187, Lot 534, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Lightly hinged, vivid color on deeply blued paper with characteristic intense watermark, Fine

1,600
0
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535
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Sale 1187, Lot 535, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Rich color on nicely blued paper, well-centered with attractive margins, Very Fine, purple backstamp

2,600
1,800
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536
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Sale 1187, Lot 536, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,500
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537
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Sale 1187, Lot 537, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, radiant color on nicely blued paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

1,250
1,000
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538
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Sale 1187, Lot 538, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Slightly disturbed original gum with pencil notation, rich color, reperfed at right, appears Fine

1,250
300
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