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Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 July, 2019

Category — Modern Varieties and Errors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
649
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 649, Modern Varieties and Errors2-1/2c 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). Mint N.H. joint line strip of six, neat Washington D.C. precancel showing gap on the joint line, bright color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE STRIP OF THE 2-1/2 CENT BUNKER HILL WITH SMALL HOLES.

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

4,700
4,000
650
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 650, Modern Varieties and Errors3c Liberty, Wet Printing, Small Holes, from 170 Subject Stickney Press Plates (1057c var), 3c Liberty, Wet Printing, Small Holes, from 170 Subject Stickney Press Plates (1057c var)3c Liberty, Wet Printing, Small Holes, from 170 Subject Stickney Press Plates (1057c var). Two joint line strips of five with partial plate no. 25339 at top, Mint N.H. with experimental gum, pencil notation on right stamp on both strips, one leaves a small indent, Fine and rare with fewer than 10 strips recorded, discussed in Scott Stamp Monthly in July 2003 in an article by Ken Lawrence as well as in Lawrence's 2007 book The Liberty Series (pp. 98-99), prior to this discovery it was believed all wet-printed coils had large holes, we have not offered another example since our 2010 sale of the Beutel collection, with 2013 P.S.A.G. and 2004 A.P.S. certificates respectively

E. 500-750
2,500
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651
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 651, Modern Varieties and Errors8c Eisenhower, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Imperforate Gutter (1395b var), 8c Eisenhower, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Imperforate Gutter (1395b var)8c Eisenhower, Booklet Pane of Six, Vertical Imperforate Gutter (1395b var). Mint N.H. pane with vertical imperforate gutter and electric eye markings due to miscut, Very Fine, certainly an unusual error, unlisted in Scott and Datz

E. 300-400
750
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652
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 652, Modern Varieties and Errors10c Blue, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair Imperforate Between (1510f), 10c Blue, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair Imperforate Between (1510f)10c Blue, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair Imperforate Between (1510f). Two pairs in miscut pane due to foldover, a couple faint hinged marks, Fine, Datz notes as "rare"

E. 300-400
180
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653
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 653, Modern Varieties and Errors15c Benjamin Banneker, Imperforate Vertically (1804a), 15c Benjamin Banneker, Imperforate Vertically (1804a)15c Benjamin Banneker, Imperforate Vertically (1804a). Mint N.H. top plate numbers block of twenty, right two stamps with small offset on gum, top right stamp with thin in margin, still Very Fine, Scott Retail as ten pairs

2,750
400
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654
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 654, Modern Varieties and Errors25c Jack London, Booklet Pane of Six, All Colors Omitted (2182 var), 25c Jack London, Booklet Pane of Six, All Colors Omitted (2182 var)25c Jack London, Booklet Pane of Six, All Colors Omitted (2182 var). Two panes in a complete booklet, the booklet was improperly handled (probably prior to discovery) with covers showing crease and wear, staple holes thru covers also affect two stamps in each pane, top pane with a few light marks, bottom pane with top four stamps stuck to back cover, bottom stamps show offset of back cover, Fine appearance, a rare and unusual error, the only such example we have seen, unlisted in Scott and Datz

E. 500-750
500
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655
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 655, Modern Varieties and Errors25c Jack London, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between (2182d), 25c Jack London, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between (2182d)25c Jack London, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between (2182d). Booklet pane of ten containing five error pairs, this is the top pane still in the original booklet, bottom pane normal, Mint N.H., Very Fine, a rare booklet pane error, unlisted in the booklet format, Scott Retail as five error pairs

3,750
2,600
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656
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 656, Modern Varieties and Errors25c Love, Booklet Pane of Ten, Bright Pink Omitted (2441c), 25c Love, Booklet Pane of Ten, Bright Pink Omitted (2441c)25c Love, Booklet Pane of Ten, Bright Pink Omitted (2441c). Complete booklet of two panes, top pane the error, other pane normal, Mint N.H., Very Fine, only 20 panes recorded by Datz

950
300
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657
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 657, Modern Varieties and Errors25c Lighthouses, Booklet Pane of Five, "25/USA" Shifted to Bottom (2474a var), 25c Lighthouses, Booklet Pane of Five, "25/USA" Shifted to Bottom (2474a var)25c Lighthouses, Booklet Pane of Five, "25/USA" Shifted to Bottom (2474a var). Complete booklet of four panes, all with the "25" at bottom left instead of top left, and "USA" in bottom margin (because it is printed in white, at first glance it looks like it is missing altogether), top pane with small rub on right stamp, Very Fine, the only such error we have seen

E. 300-400
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658
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 658, Modern Varieties and Errors29c Olympic Rings & Flag, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2528e), 29c Olympic Rings & Flag, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2528e)29c Olympic Rings & Flag, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (2528e). Booklet pane of ten containing five error pairs, still in the original booklet, Mint N.H., Very Fine and rare, the first we have ever offered, unlisted as a booklet pane error, Scott Retail as five error pairs

3,250
1,100
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659°
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 659, Modern Varieties and ErrorsThe 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

E. 500-750
500
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