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 — Special Delivery, Registration

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
651
og
Sale 1231, Lot 651, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

550
550
652
ng
Sale 1231, Lot 652, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Unused (regummed), outstanding centering, Extremely Fine, Scott value as original gum

500
140
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653
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 653, Special Delivery, Registration10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., vivid color, balanced Jumbo margins, single unpunched perf at right, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

650
750
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654
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 654, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Mint N.H., near perfect centering, deep rich color on bright white paper, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE IS A NOTORIOUSLY CHALLENGING ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE -- P.S.E. HAS GRADED THIS STAMP XF-SUPERB 95.

The 1894 series, being the first printed by the Bureau, encountered many production problems. Most stamps were poorly centered and the norm is small margins.

Ex Morton. With 1984 and 2019 P.F. certificates. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). Only two grade higher and three others share this grade.

1,050
7,500
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655
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 655, Special Delivery, Registration10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 98)

475
2,200
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656
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 656, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., brilliant color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, wide margins and precise centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 SERIES SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP, SCOTT E6, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Scott E6 is the first of the "Messenger on Bicycle" Special Delivery designs. It was released as part of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's "Series of 1902" regular postage issues (Scott 300-313). Scott E6 is printed on double-line "USPS" watermarked paper with 12-gauge perforations. In 1908 the "Helmut of Mercury" Special Delivery stamp was issued. However, the Messenger on Bicycle design was re-issued in 1909 from new plates, and the same basic design was issued continuously until the Motorcycle Delivery design replaced it in 1922. Changes in the paper and perforation gauge for the issues from 1909 until 1922 mirror the changes in the Washington-Franklin series of the same period.

With 2007 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $7,400.00). This is one of only three E6s to grade in the 98 or higher range. There are two others in this range, graded 98J and 100. We have offered both of these stamps, most recently in Sales 1150 (98J) and 1138 (100)

500
5,000
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657
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 657, Special Delivery, Registration10c Green, Special Delivery (E7). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)

140
700
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658
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 658, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate (with top plate number selvage, which accompanies)

240
375
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659
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 659, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color, phenomenal centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), the highest grade is a 98

425
950
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660
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 660, Special Delivery, Registration10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, lovely pastel color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Ex Merlin. With 2012 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). One of only three at this desirable grade with just three graded higher

700
2,800
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661
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 661, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E11). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

45
350
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662
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 662, Special Delivery, Registration10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE IS AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,100.00). Only one grades higher and two others share this grade

130
1,300
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663
nh
Sale 1231, Lot 663, Special Delivery, Registration10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Mint N.H., pretty shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only two grade higher (at 98J)

160
700
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