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Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019

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Category — 1927 and Later Issues, cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
258
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 258, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.-1/2c Washington Bicentennial (704), -1/2c Washington Bicentennial (704)-1/2c Washington Bicentennial (704). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), only one grades higher and three others share this grade, even though this and the other Washington Bicentennial stamps that follow catalogue less than three dollar each, locating their equals would require obtaining and examining hundreds or even thousands of copies

0
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259
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 259, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.1-1/2c Washington Bicentennial (706), 1-1/2c Washington Bicentennial (706)1-1/2c Washington Bicentennial (706). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

0
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260
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 260, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.2c Washington Bicentennial (707), 2c Washington Bicentennial (707)2c Washington Bicentennial (707). Mint N.H., brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $775.00 as 100), the only example to achieve this highest possible grade

0
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261
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 261, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.5c Washington Bicentennial (710), 5c Washington Bicentennial (710)5c Washington Bicentennial (710). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, rich color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $775.00), only one other Scott 710 matches this perfect grade, with none higher

2
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262
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 262, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.7c Washington Bicentennial (712), 7c Washington Bicentennial (712)7c Washington Bicentennial (712). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $650.00), only two grade higher and three others share this desirable grade

0
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263
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 263, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.8c Washington Bicentennial (713), 8c Washington Bicentennial (713)8c Washington Bicentennial (713). Mint N.H., beautiful glowing color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), only one grades higher and four share this grade

2
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264
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 264, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.10c Washington Bicentennial (715), 10c Washington Bicentennial (715)10c Washington Bicentennial (715). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner plate no. 20643 selvage, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $800.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by no others

15
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265
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 265, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Olympic Games (718), 3c Olympic Games (718)3c Olympic Games (718). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $525.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

2
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266
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 266, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Purple (720), 3c Purple (720)3c Purple (720). Mint N.H., perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, the ultimate example of this otherwise common stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00 as 100, unpriced in 100 Jumbo grade), this is the highest grade possible and is shared by no others

0
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267
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 267, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c William Penn (724), 3c William Penn (724)3c William Penn (724). Mint N.H., rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only four others

0
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268
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 268, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Newburgh (727), 3c Newburgh (727)3c Newburgh (727). Mint N.H., bright color, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), none grade higher and only one other shares this desirable grade

0
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269
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 269, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Century of Progress (729), 3c Century of Progress (729)3c Century of Progress (729). Mint N.H., crisp impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

0
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270
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 270, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.5c Kosciuszko (734), 5c Kosciuszko (734)5c Kosciuszko (734). Mint N.H., perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, the ultimate example of this otherwise common stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $360.00 as 100, unpriced in 100 Jumbo grade), this is the highest grade possible and is shared by no others

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271
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 271, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Maryland (736), 3c Maryland (736)3c Maryland (736). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

0
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272
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 272, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Mothers, Perf 11 x 10-1/2 (737), 3c Mothers, Perf 11 x 10-1/2 (737)3c Mothers, Perf 11 x 10-1/2 (737). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $380.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

0
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273
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 273, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Mothers, Perf 11 (738), 3c Mothers, Perf 11 (738)3c Mothers, Perf 11 (738). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $350.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and equaled by only one other, the Mother of all Mothers

0
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274
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 274, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Nicolet's Landing (739), 3c Nicolet's Landing (739)3c Nicolet's Landing (739). Mint N.H., bright shade and paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $380.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and equaled by only one other

0
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275
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 275, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.1c-10c National Parks (740-749, 756-765), 1c-10c National Parks (740-749, 756-765)1c-10c National Parks (740-749, 756-765). Mint N.H. sets of the perforated and imperforate issues, perforated set each graded Gem 100 and imperforate set each graded Gem 100 Jumbo, mathematically perfect centering with wide to huge margins throughout, bright and fresh, an exceptional set for the most discriminating collector, P.S.E. encapsulated, total SMQ $4,710.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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276
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 276, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.1c National Parks (740), 1c National Parks (740)1c National Parks (740). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced Jumbo margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $400.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared with only one other

0
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277
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 277, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.2c National Parks (741), 2c National Parks (741)2c National Parks (741). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only four others

0
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278
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 278, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a), 2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a)2c Grand Canyon, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (741a). H.r. on top stamp, wide margins and particularly well-centered for this, fresh color, small hinge thin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, only 2-3 panes were discovered, with 1969 P.F. certificate

800
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279
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 279, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.4c National Parks (743), 4c National Parks (743)4c National Parks (743). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $350.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and only one other shares it

0
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280
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 280, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.5c National Parks (744), 5c National Parks (744)5c National Parks (744). Mint N.H., detailed impression, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

1
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281
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 281, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.6c National Parks (745), 6c National Parks (745)6c National Parks (745). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only six others

1
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282
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 282, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.8c National Parks (747), 8c National Parks (747)8c National Parks (747). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $320.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by no others

2
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283
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 283, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.9c National Parks (748), 9c National Parks (748)9c National Parks (748). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $450.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by only two others

2
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284
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 284, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.10c National Parks (749), 10c National Parks (749)10c National Parks (749). Mint N.H., crisp impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $350.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by only two others

5
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285
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1938 Presidential Issue, Gem 100 Accumulation (803/848). Approximately 20 Mint N.H. P.S.E. encapsulated stamps, each different and graded Gem 100, populations include as few as two, Extremely Fine Gem group, total SMQ more than $7,500.00, a spreadsheet is linked on our website that lists the stamps, grades, SMQ values and populations at 100 and 100J

E. 1,500-2,000
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286
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 286, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.-1/2c Presidential (803), -1/2c Presidential (803)-1/2c Presidential (803). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), this is the highest grade awarded

0
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287
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 287, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.$1.00 Presidential, 1954 Dry Printing (832c), $1.00 Presidential, 1954 Dry Printing (832c)$1.00 Presidential, 1954 Dry Printing (832c). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 25026 selvage, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

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288
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 288, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with huge margins, bright colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal example of this Prexie top value, with 2016 P.S.A.G. (100 ogNH) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $3,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by only one other

75
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289
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 289, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.3c Presidential, Coil (851), 3c Presidential, Coil (851)3c Presidential, Coil (851). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $140.00 as 98), the highest grade possible and the only to achieve it

2
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290
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Famous Americans, Gem 100 Accumulation (859/960). Approximately 50 Mint N.H. P.S.E. encapsulated stamps, each graded Gem 100, some duplication with some numbers represented by several copies, populations include a few with as few as four, Extremely Fine Gem group, total SMQ more than $9,500.00, a spreadsheet is linked on our website that lists the stamps, grades, SMQ values and populations at 100 and 100J

E. 2,000-3,000
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291
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 291, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var), 2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var)2-1/2c Bunker Hill, Small Holes Variety (1056 var). Three Mint N.H. strips of six, each with neat Washington D.C. precancel, including one with joint line pair at center showing gap in precancel on the joint line, one with gap in precancel at center, one with uninterrupted lines in precancel, rich colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE STRIP OF THE 2-1/2 CENT BUNKER HILL WITH SMALL HOLES, ACCOMPANIED BY TWO OTHER STRIPS.

Scott Catalogue notes this is only known with a Bureau precancel. Scott Retail as joint line pair and pairs without premium for the precancel gap

9,800
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292
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 292, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, Position "27" in pencil, fresh and Very Fine, 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.

3,000
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293
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 293, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Choice centering with wide margins, rich colors on bright paper, neat wavy-line machine cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN USED CONDITION.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest and used copies are particularly rare.

With 1999 A.P.S. certificate

3,500
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294
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 294, 1927 and Later Issues, cont.H Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var), H Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var)H Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var). Mint N.H., bright colors, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, the Scott Catalogue notes that these non-denominated stamps have been found in the marketplace, but there is no evidence they were officially issued, the paucity of examples we have offered since their discovery (only two others are listed in Power Search) speaks to their rarity, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ)

2,400
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