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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
199
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 199, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Horizontal pair with normal 2c, right stamp the error, fresh color, light Vermont datestamp, Fine, particularly rare in used condition, one of the few sound used examples we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
1,300
200
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 200, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)9c Salmon Red (471), 9c Salmon Red (471)9c Salmon Red (471). Vibrant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins, long and full perforations, parts of registry cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a choice used example, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), this is the highest grade on record and only two others share this grade (one is ex Kirke and Curtis and the other was offered in Siegel Sale 976, Lot 2064)

17
500
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201
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 201, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)10c Orange Yellow (472), 10c Orange Yellow (472)10c Orange Yellow (472). Uncommon Jumbo margins, exceptionally well-centered, vibrant color, neat double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00), this is the highest grade recorded and the only example to achieve it

2
180
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202
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 202, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)11c Dark Green (473), 11c Dark Green (473)11c Dark Green (473). Remarkably rich color, clear impression on bright paper, precise centering with wide and balanced margins, light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), only one example has graded higher (ex Kirke) and this is the sole example at this grade

19
400
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203
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 203, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)12c Claret Brown (474), 12c Claret Brown (474)12c Claret Brown (474). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 474 GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex Bowman. With 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and only one other example shares it

7
950
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204
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 204, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)3c Violet, Imperforate (483), 3c Violet, Imperforate (483)3c Violet, Imperforate (483). Pair, huge margins all around, rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade on record and only one other pair has achieved this grade

22
325
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205
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 205, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Pair, radiant color on crisp paper, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade on record and it is shared by only three others

37
350
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206
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 206, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, brilliant color, well-centered for this difficult issue, bold strike of "New York N.Y. Hudson Term. Sta. Jan. 30 6:30PM" duplex cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE USED PAIR OF THE 1916 TYPE II 2-CENT ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 491.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 2002 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF 80).

3,750
1,900
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207
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 207, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Deep rich color, neat machine cancel, unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only one stamp has graded higher

800
1,500
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208
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 208, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492). Joint line pair, impressively well-centered with balanced margins, neat Pittsburgh Pa. duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $200.00 as 90), this is the highest grade on record and is equaled by no other line pairs

35
300
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209
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 209, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Pair, excellent centering with wide margins, lovely pastel color, light violet circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only one pair has graded higher with two others sharing this grade

12
225
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210
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 210, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Pair, remarkably intense shade and impression, choice centering, Louisville K.Y. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only one pair has graded higher

9
500
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211
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 211, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494)3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, beautiful bright color, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade on record with only three others equal

2
350
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