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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1157
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1157, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Offset Issues, Plate Blocks (527, 528, 528B), 2c Offset Issues, Plate Blocks (527, 528, 528B)2c Offset Issues, Plate Blocks (527, 528, 528B). Three Mint N.H. plate blocks, each a top position including No. 528 with monogram, bright and fresh, minor gum bends and skip on No. 528, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,025
250
1158
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1158, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A), 2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A)2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, brilliant color on bright paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 528A, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,800.00). The highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

115
3,250
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1159
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1159, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530), 3c Purple, Ty. IV (530)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530). Mint N.H., brilliant color, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (100J ogNH), with ungraded 2015 P.S.E. certificate (which no doubt was graded lower than 100J)

4
450
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1160
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1160, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H., huge margins all around including right plate no. 10918, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00)

70
160
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1161
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1161, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H. top plate no. 10918 block of six, large margins, deep shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine plate block from the premium top position

625
400
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1162
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1162, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins including bottom sheet margin, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

175
1,400
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1163
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1163, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large margins with guideline at left, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,400
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1164°
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1164, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Horizontal pair with guide line between stamps, lightly hinged, brilliant color, large even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE, WITH VERTICAL GUIDE LINE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 1991 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; unpriced as pair with guide line, SMQ $4,750.00 for normal pair), this is the highest grade recorded in the P.S.E. Population Report. Scott Retail for normal pair

4,100
4,750
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1165
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1165, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., huge Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, vivid color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 100, unpriced in the 100 Jumbo grade), only three other stamps share this highest of grades

20
1,550
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1166
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1166, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color, fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $850.00), one of three at this perfect grade with only four higher

20
950
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1167
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1167, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, light 1923 duplex cancel, perf tip added at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), otherwise Fine example of this rare stamp, with 1963 P.F. certificate

3,500
950
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1168
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1168, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)-1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue, Large Die Proofs (551P1/572P1), -1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue, Large Die Proofs (551P1/572P1)-1/2c-$2.00 1922-25 Issue, Large Die Proofs (551P1/572P1). 19 values from the series (lacking the 2c, 15c, 20c and $5.00), fully die sunk on card, four are on white wove paper (1-1/2c, 4c, 7c and 11c), others are on India paper, all full size cards except 8c cut down to 92 x 115mm and 12c 123 x 178mm, six signed by the Postmaster General, all with BEP handstamped numbers on reverse, a few with trivial mounting bends

VERY FINE. A RARE GROUP OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1922 SERIES.

Interestingly, all of the proofs on India paper fill out the die sinkage completely, while the ones on white paper leave an approximately 5mm margin all around.

20,350
6,250
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1169
TC
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1169, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)9c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof (561TC1a), 9c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof (561TC1a)9c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof (561TC1a). Die sunk on full size card, BEP no. 332070 on reverse, bright and fresh, tiny corner mounting creases, otherwise Very Fine, a rare trial color proof

2,250
500
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1170
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1170, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)-1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (551S-573S, 622S-623S), -1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (551S-573S, 622S-623S)-1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (551S-573S, 622S-623S). All 25 values with "SPECIMEN" handstamp and blue crayon mark, a few values with natural s.e., there may be a few small faults, also includes No. C20 with same "SPECIMEN" handstamp (but without the crayon mark)

FINE. A LIKELY UNIQUE SET OF SPECIMEN HANDSTAMPS FROM THE POSTAL ARCHIVES IN BECHUANALAND.

An indispensable set for the specialist or exhibitor of the 1922 Issue.

Last offered in a Siegel sale in 1978. 6c, 20c, $5.00 and No. C20 each with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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1171
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1171, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)8c Olive Green (560), 8c Olive Green (560)8c Olive Green (560). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

80
650
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1172
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1172, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Double top arrow and plate nos. 14306 and F14306 block of sixteen, signed in the top selvage by "L.A. Hill Director", "H.S.N.P.M.G." and "Irving Glover, 3rd Asst. P.M.G.", lightly hinged mostly in the selvage, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as two plate blocks and an arrow block

1,700
800
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1173
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1173, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., precise centering, brilliant colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

180
325
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1174
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1174, 1918-22 Issues (Scott 527-573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, well-centered, radiant colors on immaculate white paper, Very Fine and choice

875
500
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