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Sale 1235 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021

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Category — 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)

Lot
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1350
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1350, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in Mint N.H. block of six, bottom center stamp the error, huge margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF SIX.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public in Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 formats (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value as single error without premium for the 2c stamps

Bid on this lot

13,000
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1351
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1351, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large margins all around including part of few adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DOUBLE ERROR IN AN IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF TWELVE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Whitman. With 1992 and 2010 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

32,500
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1352
og
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1352, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, original gum, radiant color, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 491.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1966 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

Bid on this lot

5,750
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1353
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1353, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. pair, remarkably well-centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only three pairs grade higher

Bid on this lot

50
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1354
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1354, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Blue, Coil (496), 5c Blue, Coil (496)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H. joint line pair, bright shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem

Bid on this lot

65
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1355
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1355, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

570
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1356
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1356, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)4c Brown (503), 4c Brown (503)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 8880 selvage, extraordinarily wide and perfectly balanced margins, wonderfully fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.F. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), nine share this grade and only three grade higher

Bid on this lot

19
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1357
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1357, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered, crisp and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; $2,150.00)

Bid on this lot

625
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1358
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1358, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, superb centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00)

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625
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1359
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1359, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., intact perfs all around showing 2c denominations on five stamps, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $775.00)

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625
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1360
nhbl
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1360, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, natural straight edge at bottom, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,850
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1361
ogbl
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1361, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Double error in top left pane of 100, the error block of twelve and most others Mint N.H., two stamps at top h.r., radiant color, Very Fine, Scott value as Mint N.H. double error block of twelve and two plate blocks

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1,990
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1362
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1362, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with full perfs all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

Bid on this lot

55
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1363
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1363, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., handsome margins and centering, intense color with a sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00)

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95
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1364
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1364, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

425
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1365
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1365, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547), $2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547)$2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547). First unused (regummed) but with 1997 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., others Mint N.H., Very Fine-Extremely Fine, $5.00 with copy of 1986 P.F. certificate for block

Bid on this lot

1,140
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1366
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1366, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., rich colors, mathematically perfect alignment of vignette and frame, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 1994, 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $7,250.00). Only three grade higher (at 98J, 100 and 100J) and only four others share this grade.

Bid on this lot

1,175
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1367
ogbl
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1367, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Center line block of four, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value as singles

Bid on this lot

3,400
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1368
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1368, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., intense colors and proof-like impressions, near perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $5.00 BI-COLOR ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00). Only three grade higher (one at 98J and two at 100).

Bid on this lot

340
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1369
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1369, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534)2c Carmine, Ty. Va, Imperforate (534). Mint N.H. with wide right plate no. 11433 sheet margin, huge margins other sides, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $225.00 as 100)

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26
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1370
nhbl
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1370, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A), 2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 11710 block of six, huge margins, brilliant color, some slight hinge residue in ungummed selvage could easily be removed, Extremely Fine Gem plate block, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGnh, XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ), Scott value as Mint N.H.

Bid on this lot

650
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1371
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1371, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H., full margins, radiant color

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 534B.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,750
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1372
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1372, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 9985 selvage, extraordinarily wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00)

Bid on this lot

45
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1373
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1373, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp impression, well-balanced margins and attractive centering

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919, the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by converting the stamps from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and putting the panes through the flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the stamps perforations on all sides.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines of differing gauges at different times, most of the stamps are off-center. Evidence of the rarity of Mint N.H. centered examples can be seen in the tiny graded populations -- the P.F. has graded one example at 85 and P.S.E. has graded one at 80, with none higher.

With 1982 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates.

Bid on this lot

4,250
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1374
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1374, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H, 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, decent centering for this challenging issue, which by the nature of its production is usually poorly centered

FRESH AND FINE. AN INCREDIBLY ELUSIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY. PROBABLY FEWER THAN 20 OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544, EXIST IN ANY UNUSED STATE -- ONLY APPROXIMATELY TEN ARE MINT NEVER-HINGED.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged -- the result of irregular production and mishandling. Our review of the records of The Philatelic Foundation and Power Search found only ten Mint N.H. examples. The P.F. has graded two, at 75 (ex Whitman) and 85 (ex "Scarsdale"). P.S.E. has graded three, with two at 70 (one in Siegel Sale 1179) and 75. One is graded 70 by P.S.A.G. (the example offered here). Of the four ungraded we record, one has a tiny perf hole tear and two are centered to two sides. Only one other, ex Zoellner and Wingate and centered to right, has the potential to grade well. A Mint N.H. block of four was offered in our 1985 Rarities sale, but we are not including this in our count.

With 1974 P.F. and 2013 P.S.A.G. certificates (70 og NH)

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35,000
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1375
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1375, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)1c Green, Rotary (545), 1c Green, Rotary (545)1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

575
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1376
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Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1376, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., rich colors, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Clipper City", with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00)

Bid on this lot

275
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1377
nh
Sale Number 1235, Lot Number 1377, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550), 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins and precise centering, fresh and crisp on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

Bid on this lot

65
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