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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — Graded Balance Lots of the Helton Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
365
 
Classic Graded Balance. Nineteen graded stamps from 1851 thru 1869 Issues, nearly all P.S.E. graded (one P.F.), most with attractive circular datestamps incl. a few blue and red cancels such as No. 116 with red Baltimore Foreign Mail cancel and No. 20 from Plate 12, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 to XF 90, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

3,535
2,200
366
 
Large and Small Bank Notes Graded Balance. 28 graded stamps from Nos. 146 to 229, most are P.S.E. graded (seven P.F.), some pretty colored cancels including red and violet, seven Jumbo examples, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 to XF-Superb 95 Jumbo, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

3,880
2,500
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367
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 367, Graded Balance Lots of the Helton Collection 1c-50c Columbian (230-240), 1c-50c Columbian (230-240)1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Complete to the 50c, each well-centered and attractive, 2c with broken lower right frameline, mostly target, circular datestamp or registry cancels, 6c with Geneva, Switzerland double-circle datestamp, few Jumbo examples, Extremely Fine, each with 2004-2013 P.S.E. certificates grading VF-XF 85 to XF-Superb 95, total SMQ $2,250.00, 3c and 6c encapsulated, a complete list of grades can be provided upon request

410
1,000
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368
 
Columbian Issue Graded Used Balance. 29 graded stamps from 1c to 50c, mostly P.S.E. but a few P.F. and one P.S.A.G., some duplication, incl. 2c with "Broken Hat" and "Broken Frame Line" varieties, one 10c with attractive violet cancel, even a few Jumbos, six are encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E., P.F. or P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80 to XF-Superb 95, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

3,825
1,600
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369
 
1894-1903 Bureau Issues Graded Balance. Sixteen graded stamps from Nos. 250 to 281, most are P.S.E. graded (three P.F.), couple duplicates and one Jumbo example, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to XF-Superb 95, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

1,875
1,400
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370
 
Trans-Mississippi and Pan-American Issues Graded Balance. Eighteen graded stamps incl. Trans-Mississippi to 8c and Pan-American to 10c (missing 5c), most are P.S.E. graded (three P.F.), couple duplicates, SMQ values to $300.00, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to XF-Superb 95, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

1,955
900
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371
 
1902 Issue Graded Balance. 24 graded stamps from Nos. 300 to 320, most are P.S.E. graded (three P.F.), couple duplicates, two with violet cancels and one Jumbo, SMQ values to $300.00, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to Superb 98, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

3,200
2,000
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372
 
Early Commemoratives Graded Balance. 54 graded stamps from Nos. 323 to 682 excluding Definitives (Washington-Franklins) and Panama-Pacific, nearly all P.S.E. graded (three P.F. and one P.S.A.G.), some minor duplication, a few Jumbo examples, four are encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E., P.F. or P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80 to Superb 98 Jumbo, we notice quite a few high graded with low population figures with only 1-3 recorded higher, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

6,310
2,800
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373
 
Panama-Pacific Issue Graded Balance. Nineteen graded stamps, mostly P.S.E. graded (two P.F.), few useful duplicates, SMQ values to $325.00, including four Jumbo examples, two on auction lot cards and one encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to Superb 98, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

3,250
2,000
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374
 
Washington-Franklin Remarkable Graded Balance. 110 graded stamps from Nos. 331 to 547 excluding Coils (see separate lot), nearly all P.S.E. graded (six P.F. and two P.S.A.G.), few useful duplicates, 32 Jumbo examples and some socked-on-the-nose cancels, two are encapsulated, with SMQ values to $325.00, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E., P.F. or P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80 to Gem 100 (except No. 461 graded F 70), quite a few high graded with surprisingly low population figures with as few as 1-4 recorded higher, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

12,855
8,000
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375
 
Washington-Franklin Coils Graded Balance. 38 graded stamps, pairs or joint line pairs from Nos. 348 to 497, nearly all P.S.E. graded (six P.F.), three Jumbo examples, with SMQ values to $325.00, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 to Superb 98 (except No. 497 joint line pair graded F-VF 75), an exceptionally difficult used group to acquire in this volume, many with low population figures with as few as 1-3 recorded in higher grades, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

5,560
3,750
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376
 
1922-1931 Definitive Issues Graded Balance. 47 graded stamps and coil pairs from Nos. 553 to 698, nearly all P.S.E. graded (one P.F.), some colored or socked-on-the-nose cancels, eight Jumbo examples incl. three of the eight recorded No. 576 at Gem 100 Jumbo, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 to Gem 100 Jumbo, some high grades incl. No. 569 XF-Superb 95 Jumbo (highest on record) plus others, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

4,860
2,600
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377
 
1938 Presidential Issue Graded Group. 31 graded stamps, coil singles/pairs and joint line pairs from Nos. 803 to 850, all P.S.E. graded, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, a remarkable group of this collectible Prexie Issue, each with P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to Gem 100 (except No. 844 joint line pair F-VF 75), numerous high grades incl. twelve of the highest grades on record of which four are the sole examples to date, complete inventory can be provided upon request, unpriced in SMQ

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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378
 
1943-44 Overrun Nations Graded Group. Twelve stamps, missing Nos. 910, 918 and 919 for completion but incl. Nos. 915b and 921b, each P.S.E. graded Superb 98 or Gem 100, few socked-on-the-nose cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, each with P.S.E. certificate, eleven are the highest grades on record, of those five are the sole examples to date, complete inventory can be provided upon request, unpriced in SMQ

E. 500-750
425
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379
 
1954-68 Liberty Issue High Graded Group. Seventeen stamps or coil pairs from Nos. 1031-1059Ab, incl. $5.00 Hamilton (Gem 100), fresh and attractive, Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98 to Gem 100, except No. 1058 line pair graded XF-Superb 95, fourteen represent the highest grade on record, of those ten are the only recorded examples, complete inventory can be provided upon request

E. 500-750
850
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380
 
Modern Outstanding Graded Balance. 115 stamps from Scott 704 to 1909a, each with P.S.E. graded certificate ranging from VF-XF 85 to Gem 100 Jumbo, with popular issues incl. Washington Bicentennials, National Parks, Prexies and various Commemorative Issues, four encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, we notice over 40 highest grades with at least nineteen of them the sole recorded example at that grade, plus numerous others where only 1-3 are graded higher, complete inventory can be provided upon request, unpriced in SMQ in this period

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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381
 
Air Post Exceptional Graded Collection. 96 different graded stamps from Nos. C1 to C150 plus No. CE1, nearly all P.S.E. graded (one P.F. and one ungraded), incl. Graf Zeppelin set and few booklet panes such as Nos. C10a and C39a, quite a few exceptionally well-struck cancels, five Jumbo's, one encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 to Gem 100 Jumbo, remarkably there are 39 highest grades of which sixteen of those are the sole example to date, there are also numerous others where only 1-3 examples have been graded higher, complete inventory can be provided upon request, the SMQ value up to No. C19 alone is $3,285.00 (not including ungraded No. C13)

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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382
 
Air Post Graded Balance. 26 graded stamps from Nos. C5 to C32, most are P.S.E. graded (two P.S.A.G. and one P.F.), couple duplicates, two with violet cancels, few neat circular datestamps and two Jumbo's, one encapsulated, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E., P.F. or P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80 to Superb 98, even incl. Nos. C25 and C32 graded Superb 98 with only one graded higher to date, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

1,690
1,200
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383
 
Special Delivery Graded Balance. 24 graded stamps from Nos. E3 to E23, nearly all P.S.E. graded (three P.F. and one ungraded), few duplicates, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 Jumbo to Superb 98, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates) is $870.00 but SMQ doesn't price issues after No. E14

E. 750-1,000
650
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384
 
Postage Due Graded Balance. Eleven graded stamps and one block from Nos. J18-J77 plus No. JQ1, nearly all P.S.E. graded (three P.F., one ungraded), two with plate no. in selvage, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate graded VF 80 to Superb 98, few uncommonly high grades including Nos. J75 and J77 which are the highest grade and sole examples on record to date, complete inventory can be provided upon request, SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates) is $670.00 (not incl. No. J28 ungraded, J64a block and J77 which is unpriced)

E. 400-500
475
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385
 
U.S. Offices in China Graded Balance. Eight certified stamps incl. Nos. K1 (2), K2, K4, K8a, K10, K14 and K18, neat cancels, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gem, each with P.S.E. or P.F. certificate, two ungraded, others graded VF 80 to XF 90 Jumbo, complete inventory can be provided upon request

E. 500-750
800
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386
 
Officials Collection Balance. 46 certified stamps, each accompanied by P.S.E. or P.F. certificate, some interesting cancels incl. violet and blue, target cancels and circular datestamps, most with excellent centering and sound, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult group, each with either P.S.E. (31) or P.F. (15) certificates, over half of which are graded between F 70 and XF 90 Jumbo (six received Jumbo designations), we notice at least five that are the highest grades on record and the sole example to achieve that grade, plus numerous others where only 1-3 have graded higher to date, complete inventory can be provided upon request

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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387
 
Parcel Post Graded Balance. Thirteen graded stamps from Nos. Q1-Q9, nearly all P.S.E. graded (one P.S.A.G. and one ungraded), few duplicates, Extremely Fine, each with P.S.E. or P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90 to XF-Superb 95 Jumbo, complete inventory can be provided upon request, total SMQ value (for simplicity, we used the SMQ value equivalent for non-P.S.E. graded certificates)

1,565
950
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388
 
Revenue Collection Balance. Over 170 stamps, nearly all First Issue incl. Imperforate, Part-Perforated and Perforated, neatly mounted on Scott pages, condition far better than normally seen in balance collections with stamps specifically chosen for superb eye-appeal including those with large margins and/or attractive cancellations, we notice many with socked-on-the-nose cancels, handstamps in blue and red, over a dozen with original gum, highlights incl. Nos. R1a pair, R3b, R51a, R57b, R65b, R73c, R91a and R97c, plus many others, few Second Issue incl. No. R119 and R126, few small faults to be expected, mostly Very Fine-Extremely Fine, much is ex Inman, accompanied by 36 P.F. or P.S.E. certificates, eighteen of those with grades ranging from VF-XF 85 to Superb 98, complete inventory available upon request, Scott Retail

7,200
3,750
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