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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

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

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Category — 1922-29 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1539
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1539, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Straight edge at right, tied by "Syracuse N.Y. Jul. 11 11:30AM 1924" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Mr. B. W. Mack in Newark N.J., slightly reduced at right

FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ON COVER.

At a certain point during production one of the perforating wheels became defective. In the course of repairs part of one perforation wheel was inadvertently changed from Perf 11 to Perf 10. Based on the physical evidence of surviving copies, this was the nineteenth row of pins on the wheel.

The Perf 10 on One Side varieties span both the 1917 Washington-Franklin and 1922-23 Issues. It is interesting to note that, apart from the 2c, there is no duplication of denomination between the issues. This would seem to indicate that the improperly repaired wheel was in use for only a short period of time, as there was little overlap in production of the issues. Based on dates of issue of the basic stamps, this probably occurred early in 1923.

Our census of Scott 554d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/554d , records 22 used singles, four contained in a block and five covers, for a total of 31. With 1979 A.P.S. certificate

20,000
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1540°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1540, 1922-29 and Later Issues6c Red Orange (558), 6c Red Orange (558)6c Red Orange (558). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically precise centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT 6-CENT 1922 ISSUE GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,750.00). This is one of only five examples of Scott 558 to achieve this perfect grade, with none higher

65
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1541
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1541, 1922-29 and Later Issues6c Red Orange (558), 6c Red Orange (558)6c Red Orange (558). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 15894 selvage, choice centering with perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only five grade higher (all at 100)

65
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1542
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1542, 1922-29 and Later Issues50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., brilliant color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00)

70
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1543
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1543, 1922-29 and Later Issues$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. left arrow block of four, brilliant colors on post-office fresh paper, all four stamps outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb position block, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ), Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the position

720
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1544
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1544, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a very elusive stamp in the higher grades, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00), only two grade higher than this 95 (one at 95J and one at 98)

450
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1545
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1545, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Mint N.H., choice centering and margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

450
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1546
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1546, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine Lake, Coil (599b), 2c Carmine Lake, Coil (599b)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (599b). Mint N.H. pair, deep and distinctive color in the Carmine Lake shade, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00), since this is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. pair (shared by three others) we are at a loss as to why the SMQ value is less than Scott Retail value

650
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1547
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1547, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. and 1999 P.F. certificates

1,150
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1548
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1548, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Cancelled by multiple strikes of "New York Intl. Philatelic Exhibition Sta. N.Y. Oct. 18, 1926" First Day circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

450
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1549
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1549, 1922-29 and Later Issues6c Kans., Nebr. Ovpts. (664, 675), 6c Kans., Nebr. Ovpts. (664, 675)6c Kans., Nebr. Ovpts. (664, 675). Both with exceptional centering and margins, vivid Red Orange colors, neat cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $345.00), both of these are the highest graded used examples, each has only one equal in the P.S.E. Population Report

42
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1550
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1550, 1922-29 and Later Issues3c Kans. Ovpt. (661), 3c Kans. Ovpt. (661)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H. with plate no. 18803 bottom left corner selvage, Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00), only one grades higher (at 100J, Siegel Sale 1197, lot 2063) and only one other shares this lofty grade, neither of those two stamps have the added feature of the plate number selvage

35
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1551
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1551, 1922-29 and Later Issues5c Kans. Ovpt. (663), 5c Kans. Ovpt. (663)5c Kans. Ovpt. (663). Mint N.H. with plate no. 18908 bottom left corner selvage, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb position single, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00), only one grades higher (at 100) and no others share this desirable grade

25
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1552
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1552, 1922-29 and Later Issues9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678), 9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678). Mint N.H. with plate no. 18744 bottom left corner selvage, Jumbo margins and precise centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb position single, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00), only three grade higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade

70
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1553
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1553, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Red Cross (702), 2c Red Cross (702)2c Red Cross (702). Two Mint N.H. stamps with bottom plate numbers, 20445 cross plate in red and 20439 frame plate in black, both with mathematically perfect centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gems, a stunning and superb matched pair of plate no. singles in the finest attainable condition, both with 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem, 100; total SMQ $950.00), these represent a third of the supply of Scott 702 graded Gem 100 in the P.S.E. Population Report (there are also two at 100J)

0
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1554
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1554, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Dark Lake & Black (703b), 2c Dark Lake & Black (703b)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b). Mint N.H., deep rich colors in these distinctive shades, wide margins and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2003 P.F. certificates

750
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1555
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1555, 1922-29 and Later Issues1935-39, 3c Purple & Violet Commemoratives, Superb Graded Balance (772/856), 1935-39, 3c Purple & Violet Commemoratives, Superb Graded Balance (772/856)1935-39, 3c Purple & Violet Commemoratives, Superb Graded Balance (772/856). Seven Mint N.H. stamps, each with superb centering and margins, all P.S.E. graded including Nos. 772 (98), 777 (98J), 782 (100, highest grade awarded), 800 (100, highest grade awarded), 802 (98), 835 (98) and 856 (98J), Extremely Fine Gem group, total SMQ $1,490.00

E. 500-750
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1556
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1556, 1922-29 and Later Issues$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a), $5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a)$5.00 Red, Brown & Black (834a). Mint N.H., well-centered, deep rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 PRESIDENTIAL IN THE RARE RED BROWN AND BLACK COLOR.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,000
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