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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Special Delivery, Registration

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2139
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2139, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and beautifully precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00), only two unused Scott E1's grade higher (at 98J, both are hinged) and this 98 grade is shared by only three others

550
2,800
2140
 
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0
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2141
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2141, Special Delivery, Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G., 1999 and 2020 P.F. certificates

650
325
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2142
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2142, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

850
425
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2143°
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2143, Special Delivery, Registration10c 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). Mint N.H. with huge bottom plate no. 882 selvage, outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE WITH DOTS ABOVE THE MESSENGER VARIETY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE HUGE PLATE NUMBER SELVAGE.

The Dots in Curved Frame above Messenger variety (E5a) comes only from plate 882. It is priced in Scott at nearly double the normal E5.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). Only one stamp grades higher (at 98, last offered in our Morton Sale 1219)

800
5,000
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2144
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2144, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 1774 selvage, hinged in selvage only, wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate

500
350
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2145
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2145, Special Delivery, Registration10c Green, Special Delivery (E7), 10c Green, Special Delivery (E7)10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H. with part imprint top selvage, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

150
400
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2146
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2146, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8), 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8)10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and exceptional centering, bright color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E8.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,800.00). Only one stamp grades higher (at 100J, ex Whitman and last offered in Sale 1090). Only two others equal this lofty grade.

240
2,100
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2147
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2147, Special Delivery, Registration10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a), 10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a)10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

Ex Whitman. With 1995 P.F. (as Scott E12) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,100.00). Only one example grades higher and two others share this Gem 100 grade

140
2,500
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2148
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2148, Special Delivery, Registration10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a), 10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a)10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color on bright paper, wide margins and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), only six grade higher

130
375
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2149
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2149, Special Delivery, Registration20c Black, Special Delivery (E14), 20c Black, Special Delivery (E14)20c Black, Special Delivery (E14). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $275.00), only one Scott E14 grades higher and this is the only example at the Gem 100 grade

4
1,700
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2150
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2150, Special Delivery, Registration1927-71 Special Delivery Issues, Gem 100 Graded Balance (E15a/E23, FA1), 1927-71 Special Delivery Issues, Gem 100 Graded Balance (E15a/E23, FA1)1927-71 Special Delivery Issues, Gem 100 Graded Balance (E15a/E23, FA1). Seven Mint N.H. stamps with P.S.E. grades of Gem 100, including Nos. E15a, E17, E18, E20, E21, E23 and FA1, all but E20 and FA1 are encapsulated, Extremely Fine Gems, absolute perfection (Gem 100; total SMQ $1,660.00)

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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2151
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2151, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1), 10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1)10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H., brilliant color, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only two grade higher (both 98J)

160
800
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