Sale 1174 — The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
273
 
Sale 1174, Lot 273, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Strong color and detailed impression, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), this is the highest grade on record with only two others equal

80
550
274
 
Sale 1174, Lot 274, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Rich color, neat strike of New York circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only three have graded higher

45
200
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275
 
Sale 1174, Lot 275, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade recorded with only one other equal

110
1,100
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276
 
Sale 1174, Lot 276, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Near perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $250.00), this is the highest grade on record with only two others equal

10
140
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277
 
Sale 1174, Lot 277, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mathematically precise centering, excellent color, socked-on-the-nose Providence R.I. registry oval, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95J, SMQ $195.00 for 95J), this is the highest grade on record and the sole example to achieve this exalted grade, the next highest is a 98

12
275
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278
 
Sale 1174, Lot 278, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Brilliant color, exceptionally wide and balanced margins, neat 1918 circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, we feel this is deserving of a Jumbo designation, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only one has graded higher with one other sharing this grade

50
160
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279
 
Sale 1174, Lot 279, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China13c Blue, Special Delivery (E17). Mathematically perfect centering, beautiful fresh color on bright paper, perfectly struck "Hot Springs National Park Ark. Jan. 3 5:30PM 1947" machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ), this is the highest graded and the only example to achieve this perfect grade

E. 150-200
150
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280
 
Sale 1174, Lot 280, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Bold color, neat circular datestamp, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), only three examples grade higher

15
170
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281
 
Sale 1174, Lot 281, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Brown (J5). Perfect centering with impressively wide margins, light strike of blue New York Pearls cancel, gorgeous rich color, sharp impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb example, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90 Jumbo, SMQ $195.00 for 90 Jumbo), this is the highest grade on record with no equals, the next highest grade is 90 Jumbo

70
425
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282
 
Sale 1174, Lot 282, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China30c Bright Claret (J27). Deep rich color, well-centered, oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

225
180
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283
 
Sale 1174, Lot 283, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Bright Claret (J28). Uncharacteristically wide margins with excellent centering, bold color on bright paper, long and full perforations, bold Santa Barbara Cal. oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher with none equal

225
600
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284
bl
Sale 1174, Lot 284, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Deep Claret (J44). Block of four, brilliant color, well-centered, neat central strike of South Omaha Nebraska received handstamp, a few horizontal perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

275
250
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285
 
Sale 1174, Lot 285, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Rose Carmine (J50a). Brilliant color, balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel leaving design visible, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

190
650
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286
 
Sale 1174, Lot 286, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China6c on 3c Offices in China (K3). Precise centering with balanced margins, strong color and sharp impression, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), this is the highest grade recorded and is equaled by no others

140
850
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287
 
Sale 1174, Lot 287, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Rich color on bright paper, wide margins, unobtrusive U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00), only one stamp has graded higher and one other shares this grade

140
400
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288
 
Sale 1174, Lot 288, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, vibrant color on bright paper, lightly cancelled leaving entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $675.00), this is the highest grade on record with none equal

210
650
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289
 
Sale 1174, Lot 289, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China16c on 8c Offices in China (K8). Deep rich color, perfectly struck U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai circular datestamp, well-centered with huge balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

160
450
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290
 
Sale 1174, Lot 290, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Intense shade and impression, deep rich colors, U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

750
1,200
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291
 
Sale 1174, Lot 291, Special Delivery, Registration, Postage Due, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Well-centered, bright shade, attractive U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1990, 2002 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

225
375
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