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Sale 1192 — United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 14-16 November, 2018

Category — 1925 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
629
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 629, 1925 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with vertical gutter and top selvage, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
500
630
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 630, 1925 and Later Issues5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), this is the highest grade awarded

21
800
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631
ogbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 631, 1925 and Later Issues1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Plate no. blocks of four, some Mint N.H. including Nos. 658-661, 665-66, 669, 672, 674, bright colors, few with small faults, overall Fine with some Very Fine

7,630
750
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632
nhbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 632, 1925 and Later Issues9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678), 9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678). Mint N.H. top left plate no. 18744 block of four, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

675
130
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633°
ogbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 633, 1925 and Later Issues2c Red Cross (702), 2c Red Cross (702)2c Red Cross (702). Block of four with red cross shifted significantly upwards on all four stamps, well into the perforations, two stamps minor h.r.

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST SHIFT OF THE 2-CENT RED CROSS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED. A SPECTACULAR VARIETY.

A Power Search review found no other shifts on this issue approaching the dramatic into-the-perfs shift of the red cross offered here

E. 2,500-3,500
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634
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 634, 1925 and Later Issues3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c), 3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c)3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c). Mint N.H., crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, this is the first in Mint N.H. condition we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1990 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates

1,400
1,200
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635
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 635, 1925 and Later Issues5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a), 5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a)5c Kosciuszko, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (734a). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, one pane of 100 was discovered meaning only 50 pairs are known, of those some have faults and four are in the unique plate block of eight, this is the only Mint N.H. pair we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1995 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates

2,750
0
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636°
nhbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 636, 1925 and Later Issues$1.00 Presidential (832), $1.00 Presidential (832)$1.00 Presidential (832). Mint N.H. block of four with wide bottom selvage, frames dramatically shifted to top with "United States Postage" appearing at the bottom of the top row and missing altogether from the bottom row, gum crease in bottom right stamp and selvage, a spectacular shift, we have offered a handful of examples of this issue with strong vignette shifts but this is the first we have seen with this major frame shift

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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637
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 637, 1925 and Later Issues$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a), $5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a)$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 22167 and part arrow selvage, Very Fine, a rare position piece, with copy of 1980 P.F. certificate for block and 2016 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
2,600
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638
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 638, 1925 and Later Issues4c Presidential, Coil (843), 4c Presidential, Coil (843)4c Presidential, Coil (843). Mint N.H. joint pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade awarded

16
170
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639
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 639, 1925 and Later Issues4c Lincoln Coil, Imperforate (1303b), 4c Lincoln Coil, Imperforate (1303b)4c Lincoln Coil, Imperforate (1303b). Mint N.H. joint line pair, with additional pair at left with splicing in between, line pair was miscut so that portion of the plate number appear in the bottom margins, Fine, Datz states 100 pairs recorded so very few line pairs can exist, Scott Retail as a line pair and pair

1,900
650
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640
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 640, 1925 and Later Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H. fresh colors

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.

17,500
12,000
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641
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 641, 1925 and Later Issues$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., fresh colors, choice centering

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.

With 1995 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates. Normal accompanies for comparison

17,500
11,500
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642
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 642, 1925 and Later Issues15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H. with top selvage, Position "9" in light pencil, choice centering, rich colors on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12, Perf 11 All Around and Perf 12 All Around. It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest.

With copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for a pane of 50

3,000
1,800
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643
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 643, 1925 and Later IssuesThe Art of Magic (Forever) Souvenir Sheet, Die Cutting Omitted (5306b), The Art of Magic (Forever) Souvenir Sheet, Die Cutting Omitted (5306b)The Art of Magic (Forever) Souvenir Sheet, Die Cutting Omitted (5306b). Souvenir sheet of three without die cuts, Very Fine, Linn's Stamp News reported that approximately 50 of the error sheets were sold from the USPS window at the August 2018 APS Stampshow (unintentionally), it is unknown how many might exist in total but consultations with dealers indicate that may have been the total supply, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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