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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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Category — Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1583
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1583, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Outstanding centering with wide margins, rich color, neat target cancel leaves design fully visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

80
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1584
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1584, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, barely hinged, near perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 FIRST BUREAU UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,300.00). One other hinged stamp shares this grade and only two grade higher (at 98J)

900
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1585
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1585, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Dots in Curved Frame Above Messenger (E5a). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this early Bureau variety, which comes only from plate 882, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to an unused Scott E5a, with none equal, the highest Mint N.H. grade is XF 90

400
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1586
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1586, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H. with selvage at top containing a trace of the imprint, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT E7 HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $3,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible, and only one other has achieved this ultimate grade, a statistic which has not changed since at least 2010

150
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1587
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1587, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of easily readable Shanghai cancel, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used stamp, with 2008 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00), only three grade higher and one other shares this grade

70
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1588
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1588, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post4c on 2c Offices in China (K2), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K2)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, precisely centered, bright color, neat oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), only two grade higher and one other shares this grade

70
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1589
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1589, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post2c on 1c Offices in China (K17), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K17)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H., exceptional centering and margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1922 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only eight others

225
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1590
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1590, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post2c-50c Parcel Post (Q2-Q3, Q5, Q8-Q10), 2c-50c Parcel Post (Q2-Q3, Q5, Q8-Q10)2c-50c Parcel Post (Q2-Q3, Q5, Q8-Q10). Choice group of six used graded stamps, each with exceptional centering and margins, neat cancels, each graded XF-Superb 95 except Q8 graded XF 90, P.S.E. grades except Q3 and Q5 which are P.F. grades, Extremely Fine Gems, total SMQ counting all as P.S.E. graded $1,070.00

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1591
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1591, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post3c Parcel Post (Q3), 3c Parcel Post (Q3)3c Parcel Post (Q3). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00)

24
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1592
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1592, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post5c Parcel Post (Q5), 5c Parcel Post (Q5)5c Parcel Post (Q5). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

62
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1593
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1593, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post10c Parcel Post (Q6), 10c Parcel Post (Q6)10c Parcel Post (Q6). Essentially perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00), only three stamps grade higher (at 98J) and two others share this grade

3
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1594
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1594, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12), $1.00 Parcel Post (Q12)$1.00 Parcel Post (Q12). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PARCEL POST, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

According to Johl and Gobie, the $1.00 Parcel Post stamp originally had the manufacturing design ultimately used for the 25c stamp. This fruit growing scene is from a photograph provided by the Department of Agriculture of a grove in Florida.

1990 and 1993 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,000.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 100) and only five others share this lofty grade.

700
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1595
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1595, Special Delivery, Offices in China, Parcel Post$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3), $1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3)$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00)

325
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