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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2060
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2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., rich color, choice centering, few with natural gum crease, Extremely Fine

525
140
2061
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2061, Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, uncommonly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $725.00)

600
400
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2062
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2062, Later Issues3c Bright Violet, Lincoln (635a), 3c Bright Violet, Lincoln (635a)3c Bright Violet, Lincoln (635a). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, wonderful color in this distinct shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ 170.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

0
900
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2063°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2063, Later Issues3c Kans. Ovpt. (661), 3c Kans. Ovpt. (661)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, post-office fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS 3-CENT KANSAS OVERPRINT, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., IS THE FINEST RECORDED STAMP OF THE ENTIRE KANSAS SET.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo: unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,600.00 for 100). This is the only stamp among the entire Kansas set (1c-10c) to achieve this ultimate grade from P.S.E. The next highest 3c is graded 98J

35
2,200
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2064
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2064, Later Issues4c-10c Kans. Ovpts. (662-665, 667-668), 4c-10c Kans. Ovpts. (662-665, 667-668)4c-10c Kans. Ovpts. (662-665, 667-668). Mint N.H., brilliant colors, 4c graded 90J, all others graded XF-Superb 95, Extremely Fine Gem group, SMQ value $1,500.00

232
1,100
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2065
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2065, Later Issues2c Dark Lake & Black (703b), 2c Dark Lake & Black (703b)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, vignettes shifted slightly to the right (or frame shifted to the left), Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate, normal No. 703 accompanies for comparison

750
275
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2066
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2066, 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
1,100
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2067
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2067, Later Issues$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b), $1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b)$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, each stamp with clear watermark, fresh and Extremely Fine, according to The Prexies by Roland E. Rustad, the printing of the $1.00 on "USIR" double-line watermarked paper intended for revenue stamps, occurred inadvertently, probably in 1950 or 1951, with 2005 and 2016 P.F. certificates

1,700
1,200
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2068
 
$1.00 Presidential, USIR Wmk. (832b). Three, one h.r., one oval registry cancel, other with Shelbyville Ind. precancel, all are Fine, the pre-cancel with 1990 A.P.S. certificate

330
150
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2069
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2069, Later Issues$1.00 Bright Magenta & Black (832g), $1.00 Bright Magenta & Black (832g)$1.00 Bright Magenta & Black (832g). Mint N.H. top plate nos. 25020 and 25027 block of four, choice centering, Extremely Fine plate block of this scarcer shade variety, with 2018 P.F. certificate

400
250
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2070
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2070, Later Issues$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834), $1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834)$1.00-$5.00 Presidential (832-834). Mint N.H. centerline blocks of four, rich colors, Extremely Fine, also includes No. 832 top double plate no. block of four, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; plate blocks unpriced in SMQ)

492
325
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2071
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2071, Later Issues$2.00 Presidential (833), $2.00 Presidential (833)$2.00 Presidential (833). Top plate nos. 22121 and 22122 block of eight, vignettes strongly shifted to top left, top stamps with narrow gum skips, bottom two stamps at right with some glazed gum, Very Fine, a dramatic and rarely seen color shift, this is only the second $2.00 we have offered with such a shift, particularly desirable as a top plate block

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2072
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2072, Later Issues$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H. with wide left part arrow and marker selvage, brilliant colors, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a challenging issue to find in such choice condition, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only seven grade higher (highest is 100)

75
300
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2073
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2073, Later Issues1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851), 1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851)1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851). Complete set of Mint N.H. pairs, essentially perfect centering throughout, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEMS. A SUPERB SET OF 1939 PRESIDENTIAL COIL PAIRS, EACH GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Each with P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; total SMQ $2,875.00)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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2074
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2074, Later Issues1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851), 1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851)1c-10c 1939 Presidential Coils (839-851). Complete set of Mint N.H. pairs, outstanding centering throughout, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gems, each with P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $1,245.00)

E. 750-1,000
500
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2075
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2075, Later Issues2c Rose Carmine, Presidential Coil (841), 2c Rose Carmine, Presidential Coil (841)2c Rose Carmine, Presidential Coil (841). Mint N.H. joint line pair, perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), only one line pair grades higher (at 98J)

1
325
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2076
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2076, Later Issues5c Bright Blue, Presidential Coil (845), 5c Bright Blue, Presidential Coil (845)5c Bright Blue, Presidential Coil (845). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $540.00), this is the highest grade awarded

10
160
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2077
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2077, Later Issues1c Washington, Dry Printing, Offset (1031b var), 1c Washington, Dry Printing, Offset (1031b var)1c Washington, Dry Printing, Offset (1031b var). Mint N.H. vertical strip of three, back shows strong offset of 3c Minnesota Statehood (1106), also with traces of the same offset on the front, especially noticeable on the bottom stamp, Very Fine and very unusual

E. 300-400
275
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2078
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2078, Later Issues$5.00 Hamilton (1053), $5.00 Hamilton (1053)$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Two Mint N.H. stamps, first mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), second with bottom left corner plate no. selvage, also exceptionally choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $200.00 without premium for the plate no.)

100
275
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2079
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2079, 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
12,500
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2080
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2080, Later Issues31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted on "a" (1689y), 31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted on "a" (1689y)31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted on "a" (1689y). Mint N.H., Very Fine, a newly discovered error that made its debut in the 2017 Scott Specialized, reportedly only two examples were discovered and this will likely be the basis for the catalogue value as the first publicly sold example, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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2081
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2081, Later Issues32c Christmas, Se-Tenant Block of Four, Imperforate (3007d), 32c Christmas, Se-Tenant Block of Four, Imperforate (3007d)32c Christmas, Se-Tenant Block of Four, Imperforate (3007d). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with plate no. 4444 in margin, a few light fingerprints on gum, Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks and strips of four

3,900
550
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2082
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2082, Later Issues32c Chinese New Year (Rat), Imperforate (3060a), 32c Chinese New Year (Rat), Imperforate (3060a)32c Chinese New Year (Rat), Imperforate (3060a). Mint N.H. complete pane of 20 with plate nos. in each corner, Very Fine, likely only few exist as Datz mentions "at least 2 panes", Scott Retail as pairs

5,500
1,100
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2083
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2083, Later IssuesLiberty Bell Booklet Pane (Forever), Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted (4125i), Liberty Bell Booklet Pane (Forever), Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted (4125i)Liberty Bell Booklet Pane (Forever), Horizontal Pair, Die Cutting Omitted (4125i). Partial booklet containing two Mint N.H. error pairs on the label side, bottom pair is completely imperforate all around (4125i), top pair is imperforate between and at bottom, with normal die cuts at top (4125i var.), the other side of the booklet has ten normal stamps (two removed and used) with the top pair showing a few blind perfs, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is a new discovery of this error, the Datz listing states only one pair is known, also from the label side of a booklet pane (with the stamps on the other side removed), this increases the population to three, with 2018 P.F. certificate, listed in Scott and Datz but unpriced

E. 750-1,000
0
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2084
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2084, 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
600
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