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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — Modern Errors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
534
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 534, Modern Errors4c Winslow Homer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1207a), 4c Winslow Homer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1207a)4c Winslow Homer, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (1207a). With top plate no. 27381 selvage, lightly hinged, deep rich colors on bright paper, perfs angled to in at bottom of left stamp, right stamp wide margins all around

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY PLATE NUMBER PAIR AMONG THE FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 4-CENT WINSLOW HOMER IMPERFORATE-BETWEEN ERROR.

Three of the four recorded examples of this error rarity have misaligned perforations on at least one side. This is the only pair with a plate number. With 2017 P.F. certificate

7,000
4,000
535
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 535, Modern Errors5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Omitted (1320b), 5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Omitted (1320b)5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Omitted (1320b). Mint N.H. with top selvage (hinged in selvage only), Very Fine example of this dramatic and extremely rare color-omitted error, Datz records only six examples, ex Weisman and Floyd, with 1975 A.P.S., 1994 P.S.E. and 2017 P.F. certificates, accompanied by normal stamp

3,750
2,400
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536
ogbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 536, Modern Errors8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c), 8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c)8c Wildlife Conservation, Red Omitted (1430c). Block of four with bottom selvage, original gum, single h.r. straddling bottom pair and on each of the stamps at top, beautiful colors without a trace of Red, Very Fine, extremely rare block, Datz illustrates the ex-Floyd block most recently offered in our Sale 1145 (lot 547) and states that may be unique, this second example is the only other of which we are aware, with 2019 A.P.S. certificate

3,000
2,100
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537
nhbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 537, Modern Errors15c American Architecture, Red Missing (1841b), 15c American Architecture, Red Missing (1841b)15c American Architecture, Red Missing (1841b). Mint N.H. pane of 40 with Mr. Zip at top right, with red shifted downwards causing lack of printing on the top row, with red in top selvage from pane above, Very Fine and very unusual, Scott value as two blocks of four containing four of the variety total with no premium for the fifth stamp or the Mr. Zip position

800
300
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538
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 538, Modern Errors18c Seacoast, Coil (1891), 18c Seacoast, Coil (1891)18c Seacoast, Coil (1891). Mint N.H. plate no. 6 strip of three, Very Fine, the key plate number coil issue

525
375
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539
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 539, Modern ErrorsH Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var), H Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var)H Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat, "Postcard Rate" (3260 var). Wide margins, corner strike of magenta double circle cancel, retaining most of its original gum, Very Fine and choice, the Scott Catalogue notes that these non-denominated stamps "exist in the marketplace, but there is no evidence they were officially issued", despite this statement this example and others known on cover were clearly legitimately used, Scott value for used is oddly lower than unused despite the apparent greater supply of unused in the marketplace

1,750
700
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540
nhbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 540, Modern ErrorsUSS Missouri, Forever, Die Cutting Omitted (5392a), USS Missouri, Forever, Die Cutting Omitted (5392a)USS Missouri, Forever, Die Cutting Omitted (5392a). Complete pane of 20, top two rows die cutting completely omitted, bottom two rows show faint traces of die cutting in some areas, the backing paper shows normal rouletting, the unwitting buyer attempted to remove stamps (unsuccessfully) causing some minor creasing around the pane and a heavy horizontal crease beneath the bottom row not affecting the design, small piece of scotch tape reinforcing that crease at right where broken, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, Linn's reports that fewer than ten are known, with 2021 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 750-1,000
400
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