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

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

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
734
og
Sale 1231, Lot 734, Officials3c Agriculture (O3). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"

225
475
735
og
Sale 1231, Lot 735, Officials10c Agriculture (O5). Original gum, vivid color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00), only two grade higher (at 95 and 95J) and no others share this grade

525
850
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736
og
Sale 1231, Lot 736, Officials12c Agriculture (O6). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is a 90 (three at that grade)

450
800
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737
og
Sale 1231, Lot 737, Officials15c Agriculture (O7). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison only one shares this grade at P.S.E. with none higher

425
800
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738
og
Sale 1231, Lot 738, Officials24c Agriculture (O8). Original gum, deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85), by way of comparison the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is one at 85

425
400
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739
og
Sale 1231, Lot 739, Officials30c Interior (O23). Original gum, intense color on bright paper, attractive centering, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90), by way of comparison P.S.E. has one graded 90J and one at 85

290
700
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740
og
Sale 1231, Lot 740, Officials90c Interior (O24). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, ex Inman, with 1993 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

325
650
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741
og
Sale 1231, Lot 741, Officials1c Justice (O25). Original gum, crisp impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

250
600
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742
og
Sale 1231, Lot 742, Officials24c Justice (O32). Original gum, detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, ex Inman, with 1998 and 2016 P.F. certificates

1,250
1,300
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743
P
Sale 1231, Lot 743, Officials1c-90c Navy, Large Die Proofs on India (O35P1-O45P1). Complete set of eleven, on approximately 79 x 88mm cards with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine set

890
500
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744
P
Sale 1231, Lot 744, Officials1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2). On gray card from a Roosevelt presentation album (slightly reduced), the proofs are Very Fine, only 85 sets prepared

1,100
425
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745
P
Sale 1231, Lot 745, Officials1c-90c Navy, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O35P2-O45P2). Each on original gray card, fresh and Very Fine set, only 85 were produced

1,100
400
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746
TC
Sale 1231, Lot 746, Officials1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (O35TC-O45TC). Complete set in Black in blocks of four, large margins, Very Fine and choice, a rare set of blocks

2,008
2,400
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747
TC
Sale 1231, Lot 747, Officials1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O35TC4-O45TC4). Complete set of 55 proofs for all of the five issued colors, ample to large margins throughout, lovely bright colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful set

2,130
1,200
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748
TC
Sale 1231, Lot 748, Officials2c Navy, Deep Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O36TC1af). On 147 x 228mm card with full die sinkage, intense color, trivial bends at corners, Extremely Fine, scarce

500
110
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749
TC
Sale 1231, Lot 749, Officials3c Navy, Green, Black, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O37TC1). On approximately 72 x 84mm cards with full die sinkage, complete for the two Scott-listed colors, Very Fine and choice

1,000
275
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750
TC
Sale 1231, Lot 750, Officials10c Navy, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O40TC2d, O40TC2f). Two, Dull Gray Blue and Dull Red, on approximately 52 x 53mm cards, Very Fine, in 1879, President Albert G. Goodall of the American Bank Note Company, successor to the Continental Bank Note Company, ordered sets of small die proofs for display purposes, it must be more than coincidence that the recent sale of the Ambassador Middendorf collection contained a nearly complete Navy set that was missing the 10c values

600
190
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751
og
Sale 1231, Lot 751, Officials2c Navy (O36). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty pastel color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

160
550
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752
og
Sale 1231, Lot 752, Officials6c Navy (O38). Original gum, spectacular Jumbo margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Jumbo-margined example of the 6c Navy, with 2015 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (both OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00), one other shares this grade and one grades higher (at 98), a remarkable and telling statistic is that the next highest OG grade is 75J, evidence that the 6c Navy is a very difficult issue

150
700
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753
ogbl
Sale 1231, Lot 753, Officials6c Navy (O38). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright color, fresh and Very Fine

700
1,100
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754
ogbl
Sale 1231, Lot 754, Officials6c Navy (O38). Block of six, original gum, small h.r. at top, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, Scott value as block of four and two singles

1,000
1,800
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755
og
Sale 1231, Lot 755, Officials10c Navy (O40). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

210
900
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756
og
Sale 1231, Lot 756, Officials15c Navy (O42). Original gum, crisp impression, bright paper, Very Fine, with 1998 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80), none are graded by P.S.E.

425
600
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757
og
Sale 1231, Lot 757, Officials30c Navy (O44). Original gum, rich color, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, ex Inman, with 1988 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), one grades higher (at 98) and two others share this grade

350
850
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758
og
Sale 1231, Lot 758, Officials90c Navy (O45). Original gum, rich color, well-centered, Extremely Fine

1,050
700
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759
 
Sale 1231, Lot 759, OfficialsUsed Navy Department Officials. 24 used stamps, including six with purple cancels, four with red cancels and three in either blue or ultramarine, two with negative letters, other cancels include duplex, quartered cork, denominations include 24c, 30c and 90c, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott value with no premium for the colored cancels

1,595
1,500
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760
og
Sale 1231, Lot 760, Officials10c Post Office (O51). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95), by way of comparison this is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. (three at this grade)

140
550
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761
og
Sale 1231, Lot 761, Officials30c Post Office (O55). Original gum, single hinge mark, detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (latter OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

200
2,100
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762
og
Sale 1231, Lot 762, Officials1c State (O57). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

260
500
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763
og
Sale 1231, Lot 763, Officials7c State (O61). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality", 90 is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. (to one stamp)

290
850
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764
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 764, Officials10c State (O62). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, better centering than usually seen, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90), this is also the highest grade awarded by P.S.E.

250
900
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765
og
Sale 1231, Lot 765, Officials24c State (O65). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), only three grade higher (highest is 95J)

550
950
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766
og
Sale 1231, Lot 766, Officials30c State (O66). Original gum, rich color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, purple backstamp, ex Inman, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00), only one grades higher (at 98) and none share this desirable grade

525
1,200
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767
og
Sale 1231, Lot 767, Officials90c State (O67). Original gum, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00), only one grades higher (at 90J) and three others share this grade

1,100
1,400
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768
og
Sale 1231, Lot 768, Officials$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, bright colors and crisp impressions, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 STATE DEPARTMENT.

Ex Inman. With 1987, 2004 and 2016 P.F. certificates.

1,800
3,250
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769
og
Sale 1231, Lot 769, Officials$5.00 State (O69). Original gum, bright colors, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ISSUE.

With 2004 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

8,000
6,750
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770
og
Sale 1231, Lot 770, Officials10c Treasury (O77). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, clear impression, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

240
1,100
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771
og
Sale 1231, Lot 771, Officials24c Treasury (O80). Original gum, dark shade and proof-like impression, unusually precise centering for this scarce Treasury Dept. issue, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF 80), very few have been graded (two in P.S.E.'s Population Report with the highest at 85)

725
750
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772
og
Sale 1231, Lot 772, Officials30c Treasury (O81). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $900.00)

400
850
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773
og
Sale 1231, Lot 773, Officials7c War (O87). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, handsomely centered, fresh and crisp, lovely color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $465.00), only one grades higher (at 95J)

175
550
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774
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 774, Officials10c War (O88). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

375
600
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775
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 775, Officials15c War (O90). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

260
325
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776
og
Sale 1231, Lot 776, Officials90c War (O93). Original gum, exceedingly wide margins and choice centering, lovely color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00), the highest grade recorded, it is shared by only one other

225
500
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777
og
Sale 1231, Lot 777, Officials1c Agriculture, Soft Paper (O94). Without gum as issued, vibrant color except at top left where stain on back shows thru (subsequent to certification), unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT AGRICULTURE ON SOFT PAPER.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded 90 and not showing the soiling.

5,500
1,700
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778
og
Sale 1231, Lot 778, Officials1c Interior, Soft Paper (O96). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

300
550
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779
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 779, Officials10c Interior, Soft Paper (O100). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color and essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by three others

250
1,200
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780
og
Sale 1231, Lot 780, Officials12c Interior, Soft Paper (O101). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

230
650
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781
og
Sale 1231, Lot 781, Officials24c Interior, Soft Paper (O103). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color and crisp impression, almost perfectly centered

AN EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 24-CENT INTERIOR AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING. RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2000 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80). By way of comparison only one original-gum example is graded by P.S.E., at 30.

4,500
4,000
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782
og
Sale 1231, Lot 782, Officials6c Justice, Soft Paper (O107). Original gum, brilliant color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Inman, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

475
1,300
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783
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 783, Officials30c War, Soft Paper (O120). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Inman, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

450
1,500
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784
og
Sale 1231, Lot 784, Officials$1.00 Postal Savings (O123). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color and bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

200
375
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785
og
Sale 1231, Lot 785, Officials7c Navy, Specimen Ovpt. (O39S). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, only 501 sold, with 2014 P.F. certificate

550
375
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