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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 — Other Back-of-Book

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
335
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 335, Other Back-of-Book$5.00 Scarlet (J78a), $5.00 Scarlet (J78a)$5.00 Scarlet (J78a). Mint N.H., huge Jumbo margins and mathematically precise centering, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $900.00 as 100), this stamp stands alone as the sole J78a to achieve this highest of grades

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336
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 336, Other Back-of-Book8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color as fresh as the day it was printed

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT ON 4-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA.

With 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (100J ogNH). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists zero Mint N.H. Gem 100's and only two stamps at 98J, which is the highest grade they have awarded.

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337
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 337, Other Back-of-Book30c Navy (O44), 30c Navy (O44)30c Navy (O44). Wide margins and essentially perfect centering, neat oval duplex cancel, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, an astonishing used 15c Navy Dept. stamp, it is hard to imagine how this could be improved upon, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90), this is by far the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others, the next highest is 90

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338
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 338, Other Back-of-Book$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, neat strike of St. Louis oval handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, the high-denomination Newspapers are very difficult to find in sound used condition, ex Whitpain, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90J; SMQ $1,150.00), only five grade higher

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339
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 339, Other Back-of-Book1c Parcel Post (Q1), 1c Parcel Post (Q1)1c Parcel Post (Q1). Mint N.H., with bottom "ONE" imprint selvage, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp made more desirable by the imprint, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00), only two grade higher and seven others share this desirable grade

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340
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 340, Other Back-of-Book3c Parcel Post (Q3), 3c Parcel Post (Q3)3c Parcel Post (Q3). Mint N.H., precise centering and Jumbo margins, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00)

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341
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 341, Other Back-of-Book4c Parcel Post (Q4), 4c Parcel Post (Q4)4c Parcel Post (Q4). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00)

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342°
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 342, Other Back-of-Book25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5), 25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5)25c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ5). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two grade higher and three share this grade

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343
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 343, Other Back-of-Book25c Special Handling (QE4), 25c Special Handling (QE4)25c Special Handling (QE4). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $875.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

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344
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 344, Other Back-of-Book25c Yellow Green, Special Handling (QE4a), 25c Yellow Green, Special Handling (QE4a)25c Yellow Green, Special Handling (QE4a). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, an exceptional stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $825.00), while the P.S.E. Population Report lists 31 examples of QE4a at the Superb 98 grade, this is the only example to achieve the perfect Gem 100 grade

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345
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 345, Other Back-of-Book1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins with framelines or design portions of all surrounding stamps, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; Carriers & Locals unpriced in SMQ), this is the highest grade possible, Scott Retail as hinged

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