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Sale 1201 — The Dr. William H. Johnson Collection of the U.S. 1890 Small Bank Note Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Category — Freaks and Oddities

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2059
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2059, Freaks and Oddities1c-15c 1890 Issue, Perforation Freaks (219, 223, 226, 227), 1c-15c 1890 Issue, Perforation Freaks (219, 223, 226, 227)1c-15c 1890 Issue, Perforation Freaks (219, 223, 226, 227). Five items, including 1c with top left corner selvage with no perforations at left, original gum, few perf separations at top, 5c with top "No." selvage, imperforate at top except where some stray perfs, crease from foldover, original gum, h.r., 10c horizontal pair affixed to piece with normal perfs but the addition of stray perfs running horizontally thru stamps, used 15c with left selvage with perfs shifted significantly to the left, last is a pair with offset on back which was originally at an angle, scissors-separated around the offset which makes the perfs around stamps appear skewed, a Fine-Very Fine and unusual group

E. 500-750
275
2060
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2060, Freaks and Oddities1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var), 1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var)1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var). Two unused and one used, showing the prominent flaw on the left "1", each shows the variety slightly differently, one Mint N.H., one h.r. and creased, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Brookman notes "It is probably caused by what printers called 'scooped color' which means that the wiping process removed too much ink from this portion of the plate due to too heavy pressure on the wiping roller or to poor workmanship on the plates."

E. 300-400
225
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2061
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2061, Freaks and Oddities1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var), 1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var)1c Dull Blue, "Candle Flame" (219 var). Vertical pair, both stamps show the variety, tied by corks, "Essex Junct. & Bos. R.P.O. Dec. 2" (1890) circular datestamp on hotel corner card cover to Proctorsville Vt., with original enclosure, Very Fine and desirable cover with this printing variety, Brookman notes "It is probably caused by what printers called 'scooped color' which means that the wiping process removed too much ink from this portion of the plate due to too heavy pressure on the wiping roller or to poor workmanship on the plates."

E. 200-300
160
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2062
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2062, Freaks and Oddities2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Original gum, radically misperfed with top and left selvage, the perforations are diagonal thru selvage but miraculously spare going thru the stamp, Fine, a very unusual and dramatic freak caused by a foldover

E. 300-400
170
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2063
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2063, Freaks and Oddities2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). With top left corner selvage, with dramatic misperf in selvage caused by foldover in the selvage, perfs around the stamp are miraculously intact, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine and very unusual perforation freak

E. 300-400
150
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2064
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2064, Freaks and Oddities2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Dramatic misplacement, showing perforations for a block of four but the stamp designs have been dramatically skewed by almost 90 degrees, the gum has also been misapplied at an angle, light bends but lacking any creases that are often present on freaks (the foldover must have been elsewhere in the sheet), Fine and very unusual

E. 300-400
950
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2065
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2065, Freaks and Oddities2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Two, each with similar dramatic misperf showing left sheet margin with perfs at an angle, one original gum, h.r., other unused (no gum), each with foldover thru part of stamp, latter with some splitting reinforced by hinge, Fine and unusual items

E. 200-300
425
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2066
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2066, Freaks and Oddities2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Block of three with top left corner selvage, 8mm pre-printing paperfold causes significant portion of the design of top two stamps to lack printing and to have misperfs, opened for display, original gum (except in fold area), h.r., rich color, Very Fine, a phenomenal freak

E. 400-500
700
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2067
ogbl
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2067, Freaks and Oddities2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage block of four, each stamp shows the variety, foldover in corner selvage causes misperf, also including Mint N.H. bottom left corner selvage of No. 220 with dramatic foldover thru design causing mostly unpunched vertical perfs at left and diagonal perfs, a Fine pair of items, Scott Retail for normal 220a is $1,700.00 as Mint N.H. singles

E. 500-750
600
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