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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1175
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1175, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1c Green, Rotary (578), 1c Green, Rotary (578)1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with balanced margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00), only two grade higher (one at 95J, one at 98)

150
2,100
1176
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1176, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Top plate no. 15003 and star block of six, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage only, fresh color, s.e. at left, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

840
100
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1177
bl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1177, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Block of four, deep rich color, neat strikes of 1924 circular datestamps, Very Fine and choice, a very rare used block, we have offered only three others since keeping computerized records, ex Twigg-Smith

1,750
700
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1178
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1178, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)5c Blue, Perf 10 (586), 5c Blue, Perf 10 (586)5c Blue, Perf 10 (586). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, near mathematical perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 586 in any condition category and it is shared by only one other, which realized $3,750 hammer in our Sale 1140 in 2016 (SMQ value was never updated to reflect this)

37
2,700
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1179
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1179, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590), 9c Rose, Perf 10 (590)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three grade higher

12
750
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1180
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1180, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Top plate no. 14767 and star block of four, lightly hinged, natural s.e. at left as always though it impinges slightly on the design at upper left, Fine-Very Fine

2,100
225
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1181
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1181, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), this is one of only five examples at this perfect grade, with none higher

0
550
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1182
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1182, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil single, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

0
700
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1183
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1183, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Mint N.H., mathematically precise centering and Jumbo margins, exceptional intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00 as 100, unpriced at the 100J grade), one of only three at this highest of grades -- woefully undervalued in SMQ -- the last example we offered realized $2,400 hammer in our Sale 1212

1
1,500
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1184
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1184, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Harding, Imperforate (611), 2c Harding, Imperforate (611)2c Harding, Imperforate (611). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, massive margins with portions of all adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; blocks unpriced in SMQ)

110
500
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1185
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1185, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612), 2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, intense shade on brilliant white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,200.00), this is one of only five at this perfect grade with none higher (the last example we offered realized $2,700 hammer in our Sale 1212)

32
1,500
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1186
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1186, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Norse-American (620), 2c Norse-American (620)2c Norse-American (620). Mint N.H., precise centering on bright white paper, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), one of nine at this perfect grade with none higher

6
750
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1187
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1187, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)5c Norse-American (621), 5c Norse-American (621)5c Norse-American (621). Mint N.H., rich colors, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex "Hanover", with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), only one grades higher and only two others share this desirable grade

19
950
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1188
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1188, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)13c Green (622), 13c Green (622)13c Green (622). Right plate no. 18109 and large 5-point star block of six, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, this is the rarest star plate from the 1922-25 issue, only approximately 16 plate blocks are recorded and this is the second we have offered in the last 25 years

2,100
1,500
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1189
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1189, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)5c Ericsson (628), 5c Ericsson (628)5c Ericsson (628). Mint N.H., wide margins and mathematically precise centering, fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), only one stamp grades higher (offered in our Sale 1212) and two share this lofty grade

8
600
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1190
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1190, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c White Plains (629), 2c White Plains (629)2c White Plains (629). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), one of six at this grade with only one higher

2
400
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1191
nh
2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Four Mint N.H. sheets, each with brilliant color, Very Fine, three accompanied by 2001 P.S.E. certificates

2,400
700
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1192
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1192, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Rotary Press Imperforate, Without Gum Breaker Ridges (631 var), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Rotary Press Imperforate, Without Gum Breaker Ridges (631 var)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Rotary Press Imperforate, Without Gum Breaker Ridges (631 var). Mint N.H. block of 16 with crossed gutters and dashes, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, a lovely and scarce large block of this gum variety, with 2017 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as center block, four gutter pairs and four singles

1,750
450
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1193
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1193, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Ty. I (634), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (634)2c Carmine, Ty. I (634). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 21368 selvage, perfect centering, glowing color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $375.00), only one grades higher and seven share this grade, we do not know if any of the other 100s show a plate number, but we have not encountered another

0
425
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1194
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1194, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. block of four with left selvage, bright color, Fine, pencil notation in selvage only, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
300
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1195
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1195, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Three horizontal gutter pairs, one vertical gutter pair, one horizontal gutter block, and three vertical gutter blocks, Mint N.H. except vertical gutter pair with small hinge reinforcement and one stamps on a vertical gutter block with small adherence (cataloged as hinged), strong colors, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail

14,000
2,600
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1196
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1196, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Twelve blocks of four, one block of eight, and three pairs, Mint N.H. except one stamp in the block of eight with small adherence (catalogued as hinged), brilliant colors, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

36,900
5,000
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1197
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1197, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)8c Olive Green (640), 8c Olive Green (640)8c Olive Green (640). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20129 corner selvage, precisely centered, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $270.00)

3
400
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1198
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1198, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)10c Orange (642), 10c Orange (642)10c Orange (642). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $575.00), only the plate number stamp offered in our Sale 1212 grades higher, this Gem 100 grade is shared by only three others

5
825
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1199
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1199, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Burgoyne (644), 2c Burgoyne (644)2c Burgoyne (644). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, gorgeous Jumbo margins, mathematically perfect centering and bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $275.00 as 100), this is one of only four at this highest of grades

5
600
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1200
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1200, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Molly Pitcher Ovpt. (646), 2c Molly Pitcher Ovpt. (646)2c Molly Pitcher Ovpt. (646). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $350.00 as 100), this is one of only two at this highest of grades

1
750
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1201
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1201, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only six others

21
700
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1202
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1202, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)2c Aeronautics (649), 2c Aeronautics (649)2c Aeronautics (649). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), one of only four at this perfect grade with none higher

1
800
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1203
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1203, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Complete sheets of 100, except 9c Nebr. made up of two vertical blocks of 40 and one of 20 (not originating together), 1c Nebr. with two stamps separated, 3c Nebr. with most of right (short) selvage removed, 10c Nebr. with bottom selvage removed and light stain affecting two stamps, a few sheets with piece of short selvage removed over one stamp, none of the imperfections noted affect the plate blocks, centering varies as usual, but we did note some well-centered stamps

OVERALL FINE-VERY FINE. A VERY RARE SET OF KANSAS-NEBRASKA SHEETS.

With the demand for choice Kansas-Nebraska singles and sets, we doubt that many more opportunities to acquire a complete set of sheets will occur in the future.

Scott Retail as 96 Mint N.H. sets and one Mint N.H. set of plate blocks

101,207
15,000
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1204
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1204, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679), 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679)1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Mint N.H., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

962
225
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1205
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1205, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)5c, 8c, 9c Kans. Ovpt. (663, 666, 667), 5c, 8c, 9c Kans. Ovpt. (663, 666, 667)5c, 8c, 9c Kans. Ovpt. (663, 666, 667). Plate no. blocks of four, rich colors, Very Fine trio

1,175
300
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1206
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1206, 1923-29 Issues (Scott 578-679)4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673), 4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673)4c Nebr. Ovpt. (673). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and Jumbo margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate (100J ogNH)

35
425
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