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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1689
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1689, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5), 5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5). Block of four with bottom right corner selvage, without gum as issued, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine

1,000
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1690
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1690, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23 var), 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23 var)96c Pale Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23 var). Unused (no gum), beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, pretty pale shade on fresh white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 96-CENT CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN THE PALE ROSE SUB-SHADE WITH OUTSTANDING CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND PAPER. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT.

We have offered only two examples of PR23 with original gum in the last 25 years. We have offered two others without gum since 2004. This is the only example in the Pale Rose shade we have offered since keeping computerized records. This is by far the best centered and the largest of any PR23 in any shade we have offered.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as no gum

775
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1691
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1691, Newspapers and Periodicals$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32), $60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32)$60.00 Violet, 1875 Issue (PR32). Full original gum, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely difficult issue to obtain in sound original-gum condition, with 1999 P.F. certificate

6,500
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1692
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1692, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41), 24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41)24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine, only 411 sold, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,100
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1693
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1693, Newspapers and Periodicals2c-$60.00, 1879 and 1885 Newspaper Issues (PR57/PR89), 2c-$60.00, 1879 and 1885 Newspaper Issues (PR57/PR89)2c-$60.00, 1879 and 1885 Newspaper Issues (PR57/PR89). Complete set of each denomination from 1c thru $60.00, mostly the 1879 Issue but we note the 12c and 36c-96c appear to be Carmine and so counted as the 1885 Issue, 1c also from the 1885 Issue, original gum, h.r., nice colors and mostly clear margins, some small flaws to be expected but overall Fine or appear so, a scarce group of unused Newspaper stamps, this could have yielded several individual lots but more desirable as a set

12,235
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1694
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1694, Newspapers and Periodicals$3.00 Red Vermilion, 1879 Issue (PR72), $3.00 Red Vermilion, 1879 Issue (PR72)$3.00 Red Vermilion, 1879 Issue (PR72). Mint N.H. strip of three, brilliant color, left stamp small toned spot at top, still Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,800
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1695
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1695, Newspapers and Periodicals$6.00 Blue, 1879 Issue (PR73), $6.00 Blue, 1879 Issue (PR73)$6.00 Blue, 1879 Issue (PR73). Mint N.H. strip of four, natural s.e. at top, rich color, left stamp tiny corner crease at top left, Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

4,200
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1696
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1696, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74), $9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74)$9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74). Mint N.H. strip of four, brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

3,200
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1697
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1697, Newspapers and Periodicals$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75), $12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75)$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75). Mint N.H. strip of four, rich color, right stamp pulled perf, few perf separations at left, pos. 2 small toned spot at bottom, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

3,400
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1698
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1698, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76), $24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76). Mint N.H. strip of four, natural s.e. at top, deep rich color, pos. 2 with small toned spot, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

3,200
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1699
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1699, Newspapers and Periodicals$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78), $48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78)$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, rich color, Very Fine

900
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1700
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1700, Newspapers and Periodicals$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78), $48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78)$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 B.P.A. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,800
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1701
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1701, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-$60.00 1879-83 Newspaper Issue, Colman Special Printing (PR57 var-PR79 var, PR81 var), 1c-$60.00 1879-83 Newspaper Issue, Colman Special Printing (PR57 var-PR79 var, PR81 var)1c-$60.00 1879-83 Newspaper Issue, Colman Special Printing (PR57 var-PR79 var, PR81 var). Privately perforated and gummed, complete set of all 25 denominations, including the unissued 9c, Mint N.H., rich colors

VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL COMPLETE MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF THE 1894 COLMAN SPECIAL PRINTING OF THE 1879-83 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

In 1894 this set was ordered by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from the American Bank Note Co. to serve as samples. The stamps were printed from the original Continental Bank Note Co. plates. Washington D.C. stamp dealer Hamilton F. Colman obtained a set of imperforate panes of 50. He kept five sets imperforate and privately perforated the other 45. Colman was later indicted for illegal possession of these stamps, but was acquitted.

Ex Weisman.

E. 2,000-3,000
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1702
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1702, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var), $24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep dark color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine and rare, with 1974 and 1985 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
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1703
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1703, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var), $24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR76 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep dark color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine and rare, ex Blocker, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1704
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1704, Newspapers and Periodicals$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR77 var), $36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR77 var)$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue, Privately Perforated Special Printing (PR77 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, precise centering, Extremely Fine and rare, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1705
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1705, Newspapers and Periodicals2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80), 2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80)2c Intense Black, 1883 Special Printing (PR80). Without gum as issued, choice centering with wide margins, vertical crease at right, appears Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,750
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1706
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1706, Newspapers and Periodicals1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90), 1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90)1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90). Intense shade, bold strike of duplex cancel, sealed vertical tear at right

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR USED EXAMPLES OF SCOTT PR90 CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Of the four, only one is without faults. With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,000
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1707
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1707, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95), 12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95)12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Radiant color, straight edge at bottom, neat strike of duplex cancel, small thin spot at top center, Fine appearance, exceedingly rare in used condition, perhaps a half dozen are known, with 2003 P.F. certificate, footnote in Scott Catalogue states this is valued with Fine centering and small faults

4,500
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1708
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1708, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine set

905
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1709
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1709, Newspapers and Periodicals1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125), 1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125)1c-$100.00, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114-PR125). Complete set in imprint and plate no. horizontal strips of three, mix of tops and bottoms, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine, a very attractive and very displayable set, Scott only prices these in hinged condition ($2,555.00 for the set hinged), the Mint N.H. prices for singles are more than double the hinged prices so this set, if listed, might be priced at more than $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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1710
 
Massive Holding of Newspapers & Periodicals Issues. Accumulation of unused and used stamps sorted on stockpages, unused with a mix of original gum and no gum, a vast amount of better Scott numbers including unused Nos. PR2 (10), PR3 (5), PR4 (10), PR6 (9), PR7 (15), PR16 (5), PR17, PR20 (2), PR22 (2), PR23, PR26, PR28, PR64 (6), PR65 (3), PR66 (5), PR67 (4), PR69 (2), PR70 (4), PR71 (5), PR72 (3), PR73 (6), PR74 (4), PR75 (4), PR76-PR78 (3 each), PR79 (2), PR86 (2), PR87 (3), PR109-PR111, lots of 1895 watermarked and many others, mixed condition with flaws to be expected obviously in such a holding, overall Fine-Very Fine appearance, an exceptional holding that will keep the dealer or Ebay seller busy for years, Scott Retail well more than $100,000.00

E. 20,000-30,000
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1711
 
Newspapers & Periodicals Collection. Approximately 150 items neatly arranged on stock book pages, about half are proofs (some fraudulently thinned down and perforated to resemble stamps), a lone "Specimen" No. PR66SD, an 1865 10c forgery, and about six different types of "Facsimiles" (three with "town" cancels), stamps include No. PR5, 1875 with values to $6.00 unused or used with some duplication, 1879 with complete dollar values less the $9.00 (extra $48.00), also scarce 72c, 1885 96c with original gum, several what are purported to be 1894 First Bureaus (not counted as such), 1895 Unwatermarked with 1c-50c complete plus $5.00 and $100.00 (10c-50c original gum, last two high values used) and a set of the 1895-97 Watermarked, condition is very mixed, still there is considerable value in Fine or better, or Fine-Very Fine appearing with a number of very scarce items included

E. 3,000-4,000
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1712
 
Newspapers & Periodicals Collection. Strong range of unused and used stamps on album pages, including 12 of the large format issues, range of 1875 Issue with a couple represented by American printings, 1879 Issue to $60.00, 1885 Issue complete, 1895 Watermarked Issue complete in singles and blocks of four, the blocks are Mint N.H. but a few (including $60.00) have some gum loss, mixed condition and some proofs and misidentified items are not counted, many are Fine-Very Fine or appears so, Scott Retail probably exceeds $35,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
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