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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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Category — Modern Errors

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
591
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 591, Modern Errors2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a), 2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a)2c Jefferson, Silkote Paper (1033a). Mint N.H. block of four with right selvage, radiant color, the selvage next to the bottom right stamp has had a small stain removed, the evidence of which is only visible under ultraviolet light, overall Very Fine, Scott value as singles

Bid on this lot

1,100
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592
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 592, Modern Errors5c American Music, Blue Omitted (1252a), 5c American Music, Blue Omitted (1252a)5c American Music, Blue Omitted (1252a). Mint N.H., Very Fine and scarce example of one of the earliest color-missing errors, Datz states 20-40 examples are reported, accompanied by normal stamp for comparison

Bid on this lot

650
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593
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 593, Modern Errors5c Florida Settlement, Yellow Omitted (1271a), 5c Florida Settlement, Yellow Omitted (1271a)5c Florida Settlement, Yellow Omitted (1271a). Mint N.H. top right plate no. block of four, showing the Red and Black plate nos. 28166/28184 but missing the yellow, bright color, Very Fine, a rare plate block of this early color-missing error, listed in Scott and Datz as singles but not as a plate block, Datz estimates 300-400 stamps known, this would equate to a possible 6-8 plate blocks that might exist, accompanied by normal stamp, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate for a pane of 50, Scott value as four singles with no premium for the position

Bid on this lot

800
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594
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 594, Modern Errors5c Adlai Stevenson, Engraved Blue Omitted (1275 var), 5c Adlai Stevenson, Engraved Blue Omitted (1275 var)5c Adlai Stevenson, Engraved Blue Omitted (1275 var). Mint N.H. plate no. 28232 block of four, the bottom right stamp with the intaglio blue bar at bottom completely omitted, the other three stamps show varying degrees of the blue, with the bottom left just traces, Very Fine, accompanied by normal plate block, unlisted in Datz and Scott, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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595
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 595, Modern Errors5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Missing (1320b), 5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Missing (1320b)5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Red, Dark Blue & Black Missing (1320b). Mint N.H., Very Fine example of this dramatic and extremely rare color-omitted error, caused by a piece of paper adhering to the sheet during printing, Datz records only six examples and a review using Power Search found only one other offered in our auctions (Sale 1145, lot 528), with 1996 P.F. certificate showing selvage at top

Bid on this lot

3,750
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596
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 596, Modern Errors5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Dark Blue Missing (1320c), 5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Dark Blue Missing (1320c)5c United States Servicemen and Savings Bonds, Dark Blue Missing (1320c). Mint N.H. block of four, top right stamp the error completely missing engraved Dark Blue and mostly missing Black and Red as well, bottom right stamp missing portion of design at top right, caused by a piece of paper adhering to the sheet during printing, Very Fine example of this dramatic and extremely rare color-omitted error, Datz states "at least two" in existence, we sold another example as part of a pair in our Sale 1145 (lot 529)

Bid on this lot

5,000
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597
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 597, Modern Errors6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a), 6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a)6c Hemisfair, White Omitted (1340a). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, Datz states 100 examples are known, accompanied by normal for comparison

Bid on this lot

650
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598
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 598, Modern Errors8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d), 8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d)8c Moon Landing, Blue & Red Omitted (1435d). Mint N.H. pair, fresh and Extremely Fine, a striking error, Datz reports a total of 40 pairs and ten singles, accompanied by normal pair

Bid on this lot

950
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599
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 599, Modern Errors8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b), 8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b)8c Historic Preservation, Black Brown Omitted (1443b). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom right corner selvage, Very Fine example of this striking error, Datz notes there are 24 blocks of four reported and approximately half are damaged, this intact and undamaged example is desirable, accompanied by normal block for comparison, with 1976 A.P.S. certificate

Bid on this lot

800
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600
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 600, Modern Errors8c Tom Sawyer, Red & Black Engraved Colors Omitted (1470b), 8c Tom Sawyer, Red & Black Engraved Colors Omitted (1470b)8c Tom Sawyer, Red & Black Engraved Colors Omitted (1470b). Mint N.H., Very Fine, accompanied by normal for comparison

Bid on this lot

800
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601
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 601, Modern Errors8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted (1483b), 8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted (1483b)8c Boston Tea Party, Black Engraved Omitted (1483b). Mint N.H. se-tenant block of four, Very Fine error of this popular commemorative, accompanied by normal block for comparison

Bid on this lot

950
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602
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 602, Modern Errors8c Progress in Electronics, Tan (Background) and Lilac Omitted (1501b), 8c Progress in Electronics, Tan (Background) and Lilac Omitted (1501b)8c Progress in Electronics, Tan (Background) and Lilac Omitted (1501b). Mint N.H. with left selvage, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, Datz states 50 are reported, accompanied by normal for comparison

Bid on this lot

600
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603
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 603, Modern Errors15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a), 15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a)15c Electronics, Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a). Mint N.H., Fine, Datz states 50 are reported, in our experience none have choice centering, accompanied by normal for comparison

Bid on this lot

850
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604
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 604, Modern Errors10c Rural America, Engraved Black & Blue Omitted (1506a), 10c Rural America, Engraved Black & Blue Omitted (1506a)10c Rural America, Engraved Black & Blue Omitted (1506a). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with narrow selvage at left, Extremely Fine, Scott value as singles

Bid on this lot

900
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605
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 605, Modern Errors10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b), 10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b)10c Mineral Heritage, Light Blue & Yellow Litho Omitted (1541b). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. 35063 se-tenant block of 4, Very Fine and striking error, accompanied by normal plate block for comparison, Scott value without premium for the plate number

Bid on this lot

900
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606
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 606, Modern Errors10c Mariner, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557b), 10c Mariner, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557b)10c Mariner, Ultramarine & Bister Omitted (1557b). Mint N.H., Very Fine, Datz reports 100 known, accompanied by normal stamp for comparison

Bid on this lot

850
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607
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 607, Modern Errors10c World Peace Through Law, All Colors Omitted (1576c), 10c World Peace Through Law, All Colors Omitted (1576c)10c World Peace Through Law, All Colors Omitted (1576c). Mint N.H. block of ten with selvage at sides, right four stamps normal, middle two with design partially printed and left four with all colors omitted, Very Fine and unusual error, unlisted in Datz, listed but unpriced in Scott

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E. 400-500
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608
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 608, Modern Errors$1.00 Rush Lamp, Tan, Orange & Yellow Omitted (1610b), $1.00 Rush Lamp, Tan, Orange & Yellow Omitted (1610b)$1.00 Rush Lamp, Tan, Orange & Yellow Omitted (1610b). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh and Fine, accompanied by normal stamp for comparison, Scott value as singles

Bid on this lot

700
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609
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 609, Modern Errors$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c), $1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c)$1.00 Candle Holder, Brown (Engraved) Color Inverted (1610c). Mint N.H., deep rich colors

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR MODERN ERROR -- THE C.I.A. INVERT.

Popularly called the "C.I.A. Invert", a single pane of 100 stamps was purchased at the McLean Va. Post Office by employees of the C.I.A., for use on mail from the agency. They noticed the error, pooled together funds to buy a replacement sheet and kept the pane for themselves. When it was discovered who had purchased the stamps, a scandal ensued over who actually owned the stamps. Of the pane of 100, only 93 sound examples reached collectors.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

17,000
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610
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 610, Modern Errors13c Telephone Centennial, All Colors Missing (1683c), 13c Telephone Centennial, All Colors Missing (1683c)13c Telephone Centennial, All Colors Missing (1683c). Mint N.H. block of ten with top left corner selvage, the two left stamps normal, the next two with portion of design missing (where extraneous paper likely overlapped) and the other six with all colors missing, also missing plate number which should appear at top right, Very Fine and rare error, unlisted in Datz, listed but unpriced in Scott

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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611
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 611, Modern Errors13c Carl Sandburg, Brown Omitted (1731a), 13c Carl Sandburg, Brown Omitted (1731a)13c Carl Sandburg, Brown Omitted (1731a). Vertical pair with bottom selvage, the bottom stamp the error with no trace of the Brown "USA 13c" and also with only partly printed Black, Very Fine and rare, striking as a pair with a normal stamp, Datz reports only ten examples known, Power Search does not contain another example sold in our auctions

Bid on this lot

1,750
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612
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 612, Modern Errors20c Desert Plants, Block of Four, Deep Brown Omitted (1945b), 20c Desert Plants, Block of Four, Deep Brown Omitted (1945b)20c Desert Plants, Block of Four, Deep Brown Omitted (1945b). Mint N.H. with left selvage, completely devoid of "USA 20c" and English cactus names, the Latin names in Green present, fresh and Very Fine, a striking and scarce color-missing error, Datz states 20 blocks recorded, with 2011 Weiss certificate

Bid on this lot

3,000
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613
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 613, Modern Errors22c Republic of Texas, Dark Red Omitted (2204b), 22c Republic of Texas, Dark Red Omitted (2204b)22c Republic of Texas, Dark Red Omitted (2204b). Mint N.H., Very Fine, a rare and striking color-omitted error, only twenty are recorded according to Datz, accompanied by a block of nine with progressive diminution of the Dark Blue, containing one stamp that nearly qualifies as the Scott listed 2204c error (Dark Blue omitted), but with faint traces of the color present (see Sale 989, lot 196 for the adjoining multiple to this block, which does contain the 2204c error), Scott value for only No. 2204b

Bid on this lot

1,750
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614
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 614, Modern Errors22c Girl Scouts, Red & Black Engraved Omitted (2251b), 22c Girl Scouts, Red & Black Engraved Omitted (2251b)22c Girl Scouts, Red & Black Engraved Omitted (2251b). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, the color-missing error apparent in the wagon, Capitol building, globe and shoe, Very Fine, from the unique pane of 50 offered in our 2000 Rarities sale

Bid on this lot

1,500
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615
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 615, Modern Errors25c Arctic Explorers, Black Omitted (2389b), 25c Arctic Explorers, Black Omitted (2389b)25c Arctic Explorers, Black Omitted (2389b). Mint N.H. se-tenant block of four with bottom sheet margin, Very Fine, Datz states two panes of 50 known, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

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750
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616
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 616, Modern Errors5c 1800s Canoe, Gray Omitted (2453b), 5c 1800s Canoe, Gray Omitted (2453b)5c 1800s Canoe, Gray Omitted (2453b). Affixed to small piece, the words "Additional Nonprofit Postage Paid" appear in part but are printed in Brown instead of Gray as is the case on the normal stamp, Very Fine and unique error, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate and accompanied by 1996 Linn's Stamp News articles announcing the discovery of the error and explaining how it might have come about, listed but unpriced in both Scott and Datz (who notes this is the only example recorded)

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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617
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 617, Modern Errors25c Olympians, Strip of Five, Blue Omitted (2500b), 25c Olympians, Strip of Five, Blue Omitted (2500b)25c Olympians, Strip of Five, Blue Omitted (2500b). Mint N.H. strip with selvage at sides, striking appearance when displayed with the normal stamps with no trace of Blue, other colors also showing misregistration, Very Fine and rare, Datz reports only two panes recorded (totaling 14 strips of five), accompanied by normal strip for comparison, with copy of 2009 A.P.S. certificate for a pane of 35, listed but unpriced in Scott

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E. 1,000-1,500
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618
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 618, Modern Errors(29c) Madonna and Child, Engraved Red & Black Omitted (2578b), (29c) Madonna and Child, Engraved Red & Black Omitted (2578b)(29c) Madonna and Child, Engraved Red & Black Omitted (2578b). Mint N.H., natural straight edge at right, striking appearance with ghost-like Mary and Baby Jesus, Very Fine and rare, the Datz book states only 10 examples are recorded (one faulty), accompanied by normal stamp for comparison, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,250
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619
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 619, Modern Errors29c Love, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically, Green Omitted (2618a, 2618b), 29c Love, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically, Green Omitted (2618a, 2618b)29c Love, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically, Green Omitted (2618a, 2618b). Mint N.H. top plate no. U 11111 block of 20, comprising the top two complete rows of the pane, the left eight pairs are Scott No. 2618a, imperforate between, the right two pairs are Scott No. 2618b, imperforate between and Green omitted on right stamp of pair, also left stamps in the two 2618b pairs with transitional Green partly omitted, one small spot of gum disturbance on Pos. 13 (a No. 2618a pair), Very Fine, the double error No. 2618b pair is extremely rare with only 5 reported in Datz, with 2001 P.F. certificate for the discovery pane of 50, Scott value as eight No. 2618a pairs and two No. 2618b pairs, without premium for the plate no. position

Bid on this lot

4,900
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620
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 620, Modern Errors32c Nixon, Engraved Red Missing (2955a), 32c Nixon, Engraved Red Missing (2955a)32c Nixon, Engraved Red Missing (2955a). Single error at bottom of Mint N.H. vertical pair with bottom selvage (showing this is from the top left pane), Very Fine, this was caused by a misregistration of the printing plates, the "Richard Nixon" at the bottom of the top stamp should have appeared at the top of the bottom stamp

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800
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621
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 621, Modern Errors32c Recreational Sports, Yellow, Blue & Magenta Omitted (2965d), 32c Recreational Sports, Yellow, Blue & Magenta Omitted (2965d)32c Recreational Sports, Yellow, Blue & Magenta Omitted (2965d). Mint N.H. left plate no. block of ten, containing two error strips of five, black plate no. "B 1" at top and bottom (with all colors present this would appear as "B 1 1 1 1"), Very Fine and striking, a rare error, Datz reports only approximately 8-16 strips recorded, normal plate block accompanies for comparison, Scott value as two error strips

Bid on this lot

3,200
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622
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 622, Modern Errors32c Rose, Coil, Die Cutting and Black Omitted (3054e), 32c Rose, Coil, Die Cutting and Black Omitted (3054e)32c Rose, Coil, Die Cutting and Black Omitted (3054e). Mint N.H. pair, Very Fine and rare, Datz reports only 45 stamps recorded, with 1999 P.S.E. and A.P.S. certificates, listed but unpriced in Scott

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E. 500-750
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623
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 623, Modern Errors33c Flag and City, Coil, Light Blue & Yellow Omitted (3281b), 33c Flag and City, Coil, Light Blue & Yellow Omitted (3281b)33c Flag and City, Coil, Light Blue & Yellow Omitted (3281b). Mint N.H. strip of four on original self-adhesive backing, dramatically misaligned die cutting results in three complete designs, one mostly complete design and a large portions of a fifth Very Fine and scarce, Datz reports 95 known, accompanied by a normal strip of four, Scott value as four singles

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1,100
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624
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Modern Errors Balance. Approximately 20 error stamps plus some normal for comparison, including singles and blocks of six and four, nice range including popular issues such as Baseball and Ameripex '86, also a couple blocks of printer's waste, Very Fine group, four certificates accompany, Scott value approximately $5,800.00 not counting the printer's waste, see our website PDF for a complete scan and a list

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E. 1,000-1,500
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625
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Freaks and Varieties Study. More than 50 20th Century items on stock pages, mostly blocks including many larger multiples, most are dramatic misperfs with many but not all caused by foldovers, these are concentrated in the Washington-Franklin issues, also includes a cracked plate, a nice range of over and under-inking varieties, some quite dramatic, as well as one actual listed error, No. 554 in a misperfed block containing three pairs of the error (P.F. certificate, Scott value $750.00), finally a group of coils so dramatically misperfed that the stamp contains only half the design (or halves of two designs), overall a fascinating and highly collectible group for the error specialist, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 750-1,000
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