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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2139
TC
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2139, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post1c-90c Justice, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O25TC4-O34TC4), 1c-90c Justice, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O25TC4-O34TC4)1c-90c Justice, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O25TC4-O34TC4). Complete set of 50 proofs for all of the five issued colors, nice margins, fresh colors, Very Fine set

2,028
1,200
2140
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2140, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post3c Executive (O12), 3c Executive (O12)3c Executive (O12). Extraordinary Jumbo margins, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

225
1,500
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2141
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2141, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post6c Executive (O13), 6c Executive (O13)6c Executive (O13). Rich color, well-balanced margins, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

600
1,700
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2142
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2142, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post90c Justice (O34), 90c Justice (O34)90c Justice (O34). Bright color nicely complemented by violet cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce with the colored cancel, with 2000 P.F. certificate

900
650
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2143
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2143, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post30c Navy (O44), 30c Navy (O44)30c Navy (O44). Original gum, pretty shade, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95)

350
750
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2144
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2144, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post90c War (O93), 90c War (O93)90c War (O93). Brilliant color, neat "Fort Wingate N. Mex. Apr. 18, 1883" circular datestamp, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, scarce territorial use, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
950
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2145
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2145, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95), 3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95)3c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O95). Vibrant shade, gorgeous centering, bold Maltese Cross cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

150
275
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2146
 
Outstanding Quality Used Official Issues. Approximately 140 used stamps on album pages and stock cards, including Nos. O1, O2, O6, O8, O9, O10, O11, O14, O32, O33, O41-O45, O63, O64 with purple cancel, O65-O67, O95, O113, O120, few other better, far better quality than normally seen, overall Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a wonderful and scarce used Official stamp balance, most of the better items have certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
7,500
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2147
ogbl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2147, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR33a), 2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR33a)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR33a). Without gum as issued, block of four, crisp shade on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce block, signed Sloane, not priced in Scott as a block, Scott Retail as four singles

2,000
425
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2148
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2148, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45), 72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45). Without gum as issued, radiant color, reperfed at bottom, Fine, a scarce example of this Special Printing, only 174 were sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,500
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2149
ng
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2149, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80), 2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80)2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80). Unused (no gum), deep shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins, tiny scuffs, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Hillmer, with 2018 P.F. certificate

1,750
350
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2150
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2150, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, three wide margins, perfs well clear of design at bottom

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

The $1.92 value of the 1875 Continental Newspaper Special Printing marks the start of the rarities of the set. We have offered only ten unduplicated examples in all of our Rarities sales going back to 1964 and in our regular auctions going back to 1994. The stamp offered here is included in that count (1993 Rarities).

Ex Lyons. Signed Bartels. With 1991 P.F. certificate

20,000
9,000
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2151
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2151, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post$3.00 Scarlet, 1894 Issue (PR100), $3.00 Scarlet, 1894 Issue (PR100)$3.00 Scarlet, 1894 Issue (PR100). Original gum, h.r., absolutely brilliant color on crisp paper, typical centering for this difficult issue, small thin spot at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY ELEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ISSUE ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND ONLY TWO ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

Our recently updated census of PR100, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR100 , contains only eleven copies. Only two are confirmed as sound -- Census numbers 3 and 6 -- but number 6 has perfs touching the design at right. Many others also have perforations touching the design. The example offered here, with a small fault and with perforations clear on three sides and partly clear at top, is quite desirable.

Census No. PR100-OG-08. With 1973 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

50,000
12,000
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2152
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2152, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post$6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101), $6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101)$6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, small crease at left center

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $6.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, PR101. ONLY FIFTEEN UNUSED AND ONE USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND ONLY SIX HAVE ORIGINAL GUM. A GREAT RARITY.

Our recently updated census of PR101, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR101 , contains fifteen unused and one used copy of this rarity. Only six have original gum, and of these only two (Nos. OG-03 and OG-04) are confirmed as sound. One is repaired and one is reperfed. The example offered here, with original gum, choice centering and a negligible flaw, is highly desirable.

Census No. PR101-OG-15. Ex Lyons. With 1960 P.F. certificate

50,000
19,000
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2153
nhbl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2153, Officials, Newspapers & Periodicals, Parcel Post1c Parcel Post (Q1), 1c Parcel Post (Q1)1c Parcel Post (Q1). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6337 block of six, remarkably well-centered throughout, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a gem plate block

175
950
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