Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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Category — Group Lots by Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
845
 
1851-57 Issues Balance. 16 mostly used stamps, including unused Nos. 9 and 26, used Nos. 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 22, 29, 30A, 32, 33 and 36, few small faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group, four with older P.F. certificates

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3,650
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846
 
1861-68 Issues Balance. More than 30 mostly used stamps on Lighthouse album pages, including unused Nos. 56, 65 and 94, used includes Nos. 68, 69, 70, 70a, 71, 72, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 95 (two), 96, 97, 98, rich colors, overall Fine-Very Fine, twelve with P.F. certificates

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E. 1,500-2,000
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846A
 
1861-68 Issues Balance. Twelve fresh used stamps, including Nos. 63, 68 (with "TAG" variety), 69, 71, 73, 75 (two), 76 (two), 87-88 and 96 (thin paper variety), each with an attractive cancel including blue on No. 69, large Boston "Paid" on No. 71, San Francisco cogwheel on one No. 75, bold Leaf on No. 96, fresh and Fine-Very Fine balance of sound stamps, one P.S.E. certificate accompanies the No. 68 "TAG"

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2,105
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847
 
Sale 1247, Lot 847, Group Lots by Issue1861-68 Issues, Choice Graded Balance (63/94). Eight used stamps, all are sound with a neat handstamp cancel, ranging from circular datestamp to grids and one blue circle of wedges, each graded including Nos. 63 (PF 85), 65 (P.S.A.G. 90), 68 (P.F. 85), 71 (P.S.E. 80), 73 (P.F. 85), 88 (P.F. 90), 93 (P.S.A.G. 90) and 94 (P.S.E. 85), fresh and Extremely Fine group, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded stamps $1,260.00

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E. 750-1,000
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848
 
Sale 1247, Lot 848, Group Lots by Issue1869 Pictorial Issue, Choice Graded Balance (112-117, 119). Seven used stamps, all denominations from 1c thru 15c (Ty. II), each is sound with a handstamp cancel, including blue circle of wedges on 3c, each graded including Nos. 112 (P.S.E. 80), 113 (P.F. 85), 114 (P.S.E. 85), 115 (P.F. 80), 116 (P.S.E. 80), 117 (P.F. 80) and 119 (P.S.E. 80), fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded stamps $1,225.00

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E. 750-1,000
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849
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Sale 1247, Lot 849, Group Lots by Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorials, 1875 Re-Issue. 17 apparently unused stamps, including Nos. 113-119, 121-122, 123, 126-128 and 130, gum condition ranges widely, from some original gum to disturbed gum, regummed and no gum, No. 118 appears to be original gum, condition is a bit rough with faults and some reperfed, margins generally to in though a couple have four margins and appear Fine, overall a useful and affordable group of unused stamps with a large Scott Catalogue value

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E. 3,000-4,000
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850
 
Sale 1247, Lot 850, Group Lots by Issue1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-113, 115-117). First two unused (no gum), last three plus an extra 1c used with cork cancels, Very Fine, 12c with 1980 P.F. certificate

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1,005
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851
 
Bank Note Issues Balance. Lighthouse album pages of unused and used stamps, including used Nos. 134-136, 148-154, 163-166, 187-188, 190, 191 (2) and 218, unused includes Nos. 146, 147, 159, 182-185, 189, 206-208, 210-211, 213-217, 219-228, few faults, many Fine-Very Fine, seven with P.F. certificates

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E. 1,500-2,000
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852
 
1870-90 Bank Note Issues, Choice Used Balance (134/229). 54 used stamps on album pages, issues range from three National Bank Note Co. Grills to 1890 Small Bank Notes, many are quite well-centered, which is reflected in the eighteen stamps with graded certificates ranging from VF 80 to XF 90 (with most in the 85-90 range), Very Fine-Extremely Fine, total SMQ on just the eighteen graded stamps is $2,340.00, see our website PDF for a complete scan including certificates

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E. 1,000-1,500
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853
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1c-$5.00 Columbian, 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (230-245, 285-293). Unused sets, a check of the dollar values revealed some original gum ($1.00 Columbian and $2.00 Trans-Mississippi) and most of the rest either disturbed or part gum, $3.00 regummed, lower values are locked in "coffin" mounts so gum status is undetermined but likely original gum, mixed condition with some non-obvious faults, Fine appearance, lot also includes Nos. 294-299 with original gum

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E. 1,500-2,000
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854
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Sale 1247, Lot 854, Group Lots by Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245). Complete unused set, the lower values mostly original gum with a couple Mint N.H., including 1c and 2c, the 30c and 50c no gum, for the dollar values the $1.00 is original gum with short perf not mentioned on certificate, $2.00 no gum and light crease not mentioned on certificate, $3.00 regummed and small spot of perf soiling not mentioned on certificate, $4.00 regummed with a couple small flaws, $5.00 regummed, overall a decent appearing set with each of the $2.00-$5.00 stamps Very Fine appearance, five P.F. certificates accompany including for all the dollar values except $5.00, Scott value more than $5,500.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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855
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1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Complete unused set thru the 50c with duplication, at least three of each value up to the 30c, most are hinged onto album pages but apparently all original gum, 30c includes four examples, one with imprint selvage, the single 50c also with part imprint selvage, mix of centering and a couple flaws to be found, overall Fine-Very Fine or appear so, Scott value approximately $3,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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856
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1c-30c Columbian (230-239). Original gum blocks of four, seven 1c including one with side imprint, seven 2c including one with side imprint, three 3c including one with side imprint, two 4c, two 5c including one with side imprint, one 6c, two 8c including one with side imprint, one each 10c-30c, spot check revealed some h.r., a few minor faults including on the 30c, overall Fine-Very Fine or appears so, Scott value as hinged blocks of four without premium for any imprints

Bid on this lot

5,354
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857
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Early Bureau Issues Balance. 44 unused and two used stamps on Lighthouse album pages, used Nos. 277 and 312, unused including Nos. 248, 253-260, 264, 264-275, 283, 284, 302-309, few small faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

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E. 1,000-1,500
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858
 
1894-98 Bureau Issues, Choice Used Balance (247/283). 34 stamps on album pages, all but two are used (Nos. 253 and 257 unused with original gum), most are quite well-centered, which is reflected in the twelve stamps with graded certificates ranging from VF 80 to XF Superb 95 (with most in the 85-90 range), Very Fine-Extremely Fine, total SMQ on just the twelve graded stamps is $1,575.00, see our website PDF for a complete scan including certificates

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E. 750-1,000
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859
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Sale 1247, Lot 859, Group Lots by Issue1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Collection of original gum blocks, 1c three blocks of four including bottom plate no. and arrow, two corner margin blocks (one with plate no.), 2c six blocks of four including two with bottom plate no. and arrow, corner margin block, also top left corner margin block of six with part imprint, 4c four blocks of four including bottom plate no. and arrow block and corner margin block with plate no., 5c four blocks of four including bottom plate no. and arrow, top arrow and corner margin block with plate no., 8c three blocks of four including bottom plate no. and arrow, also top left corner margin block, 10c three blocks of four including bottom plate no. and arrow, also bottom left corner margin block, original gum, many with h.r. and a few stamps Mint N.H., some minor flaws and perf separations on a few but overall fresh, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value well over $5,500.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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860
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Sale 1247, Lot 860, Group Lots by Issue1909 Commemoratives (367-368, 371-373). Mounted collection of position blocks, including perforated Nos. 367 and 372 imprint and plate no. blocks of six from all four positions (no perforated 2c Seward issue present), imperforate Nos. 368, 371 and 373 imprint and plate no blocks of six from all four positions as well as nine blocks of four of each Scott no. from all four corners, all four arrow positions and the centerline position, original gum, based on other material from this collection we surmise that there is a fair amount of Mint N.H., but all blocks are encased in "coffin" mounts on album pages so verification would take substantial time, overall a fresh and Fine-Very Fine collection of "around-the-clock" blocks, Scott value as all hinged exceeds $7,000.00 and we are confident that they are not all hinged

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E. 1,500-2,000
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861
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Washington-Franklins Balance. Lighthouse album pages of mostly unused stamps, including Nos. 331-340, 357, 358, 374-382, 405-407, 414-419, 422, 424-435, 428-439, 500, 506-512, 514-517, 518 (Mint N.H., graded 90), 542, 543, 545, 546, coils including Nos. 348 pair (PSE graded 75), 392 single (hinged, graded 98), 443 pair (NH 90), 447 line pair, 452 pair, 457 joint line pair, used includes No. 423, few Mint N.H., few small faults, Fine-Very Fine group, 24 with certificates

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E. 2,000-3,000
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862
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Washington-Franklin Coils, Graded Balance (412/457). Four Mint N.H. items, including No. 412 guide line pair, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85), No. 441 guide line pair, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo), No. 447 single, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH), finally No. 457 single, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate (85 ogNH), overall Extremely Fine, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded $870.00

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E. 400-500
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863
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Sale 1247, Lot 863, Group Lots by IssueModern Errors. Seven, including Nos. 1381a, 1520b joint line strip of four, 1625a, 1701a zip block, 1734a strip of three, 1743a joint line pair and 2130b, Mint N.H., Very Fine

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1,135
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864
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2c-60c Offices in China (K1-K3, K5, K9-K11, K14, K17). Mint N.H. except No. K3 lightly hinged, three with selvage including K17 with top plate no. 11790, Very Fine-Extremely Fine group, many with certificates

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1,315
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865
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Sale 1247, Lot 865, Group Lots by IssueOffices in China, Graded Balance. Three Mint N.H. stamps plus one Parcel Post stamp, each with graded 2021 P.S.E. certificate, including Nos. K4 (VF-XF 85 Jumbo), K6 (VF 80 Jumbo), K13 (VF 80 Jumbo) and Q11 with plate no. selvage (VF 80, hinged only in selvage), Very Fine and choice group, total SMQ $1,060.00 for the base grades without premium for the Jumbo appellations (which are unpriced in SMQ for these stamps)

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E. 500-750
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866
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Officials Unused Collection. 97 unused stamps on stock pages, extensive range with a high level of completion to 90c for several departments, gum ranges widely from original gum to disturbed gum and some no-gum, even one or two Mint N.H., centering is largely close to touched on one or two sides and condition is typically mixed with some reperfed or other small flaws such as thins or a tiny tear, the gum condition and any identified flaws are helpfully annotated by the consignor next to each stamp, overall this lot has a high level of freshness as it was kept in a bank vault for decades, Fine or appear so, an excellent opportunity to acquire most of the Officials in unused condition, Scott value in excess of $19,000.00, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 3,000-4,000
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867
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Special Delivery Balance. 23 unused stamps on Lighthouse album pages, complete for major Scott numbers, all with original gum, E1 lightly hinged, few Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, rarely offered as a complete run, six with certificates

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E. 1,000-1,500
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868
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Postage Due Balance. 38 unused and four used on Lighthouse album pages, used Nos. J29, J30 and J59, unused includes Nos. J1, J3, J6, J15-J16, J20, J22-J26, J34, J36b, J38-J43, few other better, few small faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group, Nos. J6 and J36b with P.F. certificates

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0
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869
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Parcel Post Balance. 19 unused stamps on Lighthouse album pages, including Nos. Q1-Q11, JQ1, JQ3, QE1a-QE5a, also Certified Mail stamp, original gum, Fine-Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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870
 
Parcel Post Balance (Q1-Q12). 47 stamps, including lightly hinged $1.00, well-centered and Very Fine, rest are used stamps including complete set plus duplication, Fine-Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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871
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Back-of-Book Graded Balance. Three Mint N.H. stamps, Nos. C18 (XF-Superb 95), J70 (Superb 98) and J71 (Superb 98), Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008, 2007 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates respectively, combined SMQ $655.00

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89
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872
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Plate Proofs on Card Collection. Wide range of issues hinged to album pages, including 1847 Reproductions, 1857 Reprints, 1861 Issue, 1869 Pictorials, a range of 1870-88 Bank Notes, 1890 Small Bank Notes, Columbian Issue, finally Officials complete and some Newspapers & Periodicals, a few minor flaws including 24c and 30c 1869's with small toned spots, couple 1890 proofs with small toned spots, overall Very Fine collection, Scott value exceeds $8,000.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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