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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1490
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1490, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Brilliant color, attractive centering and margins, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a very rare sound and centered used example of this popular error, with 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,500.00), collectors waiting for a superb used example of the 5c Perf 10 error will have a long wait -- the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is a single stamp in VF-XF 85 -- this stamp is one of only two in the VF 80 grade

2,000
3,500
1491°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1491, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)8c Olive Green (470), 8c Olive Green (470)8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 8-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMAKED ISSUE.

With 1990 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two stamps have exceeded this grade (both 98J)

115
1,600
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1492
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1492, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, brilliant color on fresh paper, bold purple New York registry oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADED AND ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE.

The 50c on unwatermarked paper with 10-gauge perforations was available in post-office stocks for a very brief period in 1917, because it was released shortly before the introduction of the new Perf 11 series. Its predecessors -- the 50c Perf 12 on single and double-line watermarked paper (Scott 421 and 422), and the Perf 10 on single-line watermarked paper (Scott 440) -- were available for much longer periods of time.

With 1995 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,600.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 477, with none equal. There is not even an unused Scott 477 graded 98J or higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

80
1,300
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1493
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1493, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484), 3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484)3c Violet, Ty. II, Imperforate (484). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, massive margins showing large portions of all ten surrounding stamps, fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; blocks unpriced in SMQ)

140
350
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1494
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1494, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, crisp impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only six others, in our opinion this is undercatalogued -- it has always brought over its SMQ value

17
500
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1495
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1495, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Mint N.H. pair, glowing color on bright paper, wide and unusually balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale", with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade awarded

22
250
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1496
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1496, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)5c Blue, Coil (496), 5c Blue, Coil (496)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $625.00), only one has graded higher (at 100, we have never offered it)

65
350
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1497
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1497, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

35
700
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1498
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1498, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Position W5, showing guide line at bottom and right, Mint N.H., deep color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate

1,700
500
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1499
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1499, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Jumbo margins and exceptional centering, brilliant color in the distinctive Type Ia shade, neat oval duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1988, 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00), only one used example grades higher (at 98) and only one other shares this grade

240
900
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1500
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1500, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, stunning color, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

17
1,100
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1501
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1501, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H. with narrow bottom selvage, Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00), only three Mint N.H. stamps grade higher and five share this lofty grade

85
1,600
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1502
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1502, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Brooklyn N.Y. precancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and stunning stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $850.00 as 100), this is the sole used example of Scott 515 to achieve this ultimate grade (there is also one Mint N.H. graded 100J, offered in our 2016 sale of the "Hanover" collection)

0
425
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1503
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1503, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., massive margins and mathematically perfect centering, brilliant color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, HAS ACHIEVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.

With 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $3,250.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and it is shared by no others

110
6,000
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1504
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1504, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with wide margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00)

110
650
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1505
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1505, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Exceptional centering with wide margins, pretty pastel color, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), only four grade higher (all at 98J) and one other shares this grade

0
275
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1506
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1506, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. with plate no. A 5782 top selvage, massive Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 518, HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). None of the other $1.00 Franklin issues has been graded above 98J in Mint N.H. condition.

Ex "Westchester". With 1989 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $4,500.00 as 100). This is one of only two at this highest of grades and the first Gem 100 of any kind we have offered in our auctions.

95
14,500
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1507
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1507, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-518)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Rich color in the true Deep Brown shade, detailed impression, wide margins, bold strike of Sandusky O. oval registry cancel, Very Fine, according to Johl a small number of stamps were printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue, during the course of the six years that the stamp was current all other printings were made in the Violet Brown shade, used examples of this shade are scarce, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,250
700
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