Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
741
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Sale 1187, Lot 741, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5). Top imprint and plate no. 38 horizontal pair, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive pair

450
250
742
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Sale 1187, Lot 742, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Disturbed original gum, vibrant color, choice centering, Very Fine, scarce

4,500
0
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743
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Sale 1187, Lot 743, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Disturbed original gum, bright color, balanced margins, reperfed at bottom, appears Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

4,500
700
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744
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Sale 1187, Lot 744, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Gray Violet, 1875 Issue (PR29). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 Weiss certificate

4,750
950
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745
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Sale 1187, Lot 745, Newspapers and Periodicals$48.00 Red Brown, 1875 Issue (PR31). Unused (no gum), rich color, tiny inclusion above eagle's head is not obvious on an album page, Very Fine

2,600
2,000
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746
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Sale 1187, Lot 746, Newspapers and Periodicals$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Unused (no gum), rich color, attractive margins and centering, reperfed at bottom, appears Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,400
650
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747
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Sale 1187, Lot 747, Newspapers and Periodicals9c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38). Without gum as issued, proof-like impression on bright paper, Very Fine, ex Geisler, with 2002 and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,050
450
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748
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Sale 1187, Lot 748, Newspapers and Periodicals10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39). Without gum as issued, charcoal shade on bright white paper, Very Fine, ex Drucker, with 1988 and 2008 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75)

1,400
500
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749
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Sale 1187, Lot 749, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,500
700
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750
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Sale 1187, Lot 750, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, s.e. at top, bright color, tiny thin spot in top margin, appears Fine, only 411 sold, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,100
400
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751
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Sale 1187, Lot 751, Newspapers and Periodicals48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43). Without gum as issued, bright color, light soiling at right, otherwise Fine example of this rare Special Printing, only 268 sold, with 2003 P.F. certificate

3,750
750
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752
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Sale 1187, Lot 752, Newspapers and Periodicals60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44). Without gum as issued, radiant color, centered to bottom with other margins wide and balanced, small crease at top right, appears Fine, scarce as only 222 were sold, with 1990 P.F. certificate

4,750
1,200
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753
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Sale 1187, Lot 753, Newspapers and Periodicals72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, attractive margins and centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 72-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 174 were sold. Most tend to be significantly off center on two sides. With 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates

4,500
1,500
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754
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Sale 1187, Lot 754, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47). Without gum as issued, radiant color

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 141 were sold. A Power Search review shows that the centering on the example offered here is typical -- very few are known with decent centering and without faults.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,100
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755
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Sale 1187, Lot 755, Newspapers and Periodicals$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, accompanying certificate notes "small black ink mark" which we see only using magnification at upper left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

The $1.92 value of the 1875 Continental Newspaper Special Printing marks the start of the rarities of the set. We have offered only ten unduplicated examples in all of our Rarities sales going back to 1964 and in our regular auctions going back to 1994.

Ex Curtis. With 2002 P.F. certificate

20,000
8,000
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756
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Sale 1187, Lot 756, Newspapers and Periodicals6c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR93). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, attractive margins and centering, light natural gum bends, Fine, rare in Mint N.H. condition, with copy of 2007 P.F. certificate for a block of four, this the lower left stamp

11,500
2,100
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757
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Sale 1187, Lot 757, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Original gum, pastel shade, fresh and Fine, with 2002 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,600
1,100
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758
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Sale 1187, Lot 758, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96). Original gum (crackly as usual on this), attractive pastel color, Fine example of this scarce Newspaper stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

3,750
950
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759
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Sale 1187, Lot 759, Newspapers and Periodicals60c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR98). Original gum, narrow portion of selvage adhering to gum along right edge, rich color, typical centering for this difficult issue

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 60-CENT 1894 NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ISSUE. ONLY EIGHTEEN UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES CONFIRMED AS SOUND.

Our census of PR98, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR98 , contains eighteen unused and five used examples. Of the unused examples, only three are confirmed as sound, including the stamp offered here and one which has a straight edge at top.

Census No. PR98-OG-08. With 2005 P.F. certificate

40,000
5,750
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760
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Sale 1187, Lot 760, Newspapers and Periodicals50c Carmine, 1895 Issue (PR107). Original gum, rich color, nice margins and centering, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

2,750
1,100
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761
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Sale 1187, Lot 761, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108). Original gum with couple small adherences, vivid color, Fine

2,250
0
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762
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Sale 1187, Lot 762, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111). Original gum, h.r., intense shade, Fine

3,250
600
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763
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Sale 1187, Lot 763, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Issue (PR113). Original gum, rich color, wide margins but reperfed at left, small natural gum wrinkles, appears Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
800
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764
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Sale 1187, Lot 764, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Issue (PR113). Original gum, deep rich color, small margin thin at upper left, appears Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

3,500
650
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765
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Sale 1187, Lot 765, Newspapers and PeriodicalsNewspaper Stamp Balance. Approximately 90 mostly different unused stamps, 1875 Issue to $36.00, six of the 1875 Special Printings (all with certificates), 1879 Issue complete to the $60.00, 1883 Issue PR80, 1894-95 Issues including PR94 and PR112, some with original gum, majority no gum or regummed, some faults (mostly small), Fine-Very Fine appearance, twelve certificates accompany, even the most conservative method of cataloguing would come to a value over $30,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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