Sale 1235 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021

Category — Special Delivery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1490
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Sale 1235, Lot 1490, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, light natural gum wrinkle at right, Extremely Fine, a stupefyingly huge stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

550
600
1491
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Sale 1235, Lot 1491, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, SCOTT E2.

With 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $4,950.00). Only seven grade higher (six at 95 and one at 98, which realized $25,000 hammer in 2016)

1,150
2,700
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1492
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Sale 1235, Lot 1492, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins that are Jumbo at sides, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,200
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1493
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Sale 1235, Lot 1493, Special Delivery10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10-CENT SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

The 10c Orange Special Delivery, Scott E3, is the only Special Delivery issue printed in this color. It was issued concurrently with the Columbian issue.

Ex "Hanover". With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). This is scarce in the higher grades; by way of comparison, only one grades higher than 95 in the P.S.E. Population Report (at 95J), only four are awarded this grade by P.S.E. and only one other shares this grade at the P.F.

650
3,750
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1494
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Sale 1235, Lot 1494, Special Delivery10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1996 P.F. certificate

650
400
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1495°
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Sale 1235, Lot 1495, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum with left selvage, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, striking deep color on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 FIRST BUREAU UNWATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-Superb 95 XQ no longer accompanies. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,550.00). Only four grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report (two each at 98 and 98J)

850
1,900
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1496
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Sale 1235, Lot 1496, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, absolutely massive margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

850
1,100
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1497
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Sale 1235, Lot 1497, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 10-CENT WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Ex "Hanover". With 1996 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95).

475
1,700
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1498
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Sale 1235, Lot 1498, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 77 selvage, intense shade, Very Fine and choice

475
425
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1499
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Sale 1235, Lot 1499, Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

475
275
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1500
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Sale 1235, Lot 1500, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

500
1,100
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1501
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Sale 1235, Lot 1501, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 1481 selvage, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

500
475
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1502
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Sale 1235, Lot 1502, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00), only five grade higher and five share this desirable grade

240
750
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1503
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Sale 1235, Lot 1503, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

240
850
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1504
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Sale 1235, Lot 1504, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., remarkably rich color on white paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

425
850
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1505
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Sale 1235, Lot 1505, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

425
700
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1506
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Sale 1235, Lot 1506, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E9). Mint N.H., pretty shade, huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

425
350
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1507
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Sale 1235, Lot 1507, Special Delivery10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, magnificent centering with unusually wide and balanced margins all around, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. A FANTASTIC STAMP.

Ex "Scarsdale" and "Hanover". With 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,200.00).

700
1,700
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1508
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Sale 1235, Lot 1508, Special Delivery10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

700
425
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1509
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Sale 1235, Lot 1509, Special Delivery10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery, "Pink Back" (E11 var). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00 as normal with no premium for the Pink Back), a footnote in Scott states that Pink Backs are "valued at approximately five times more than the normal stamp", Scott value as normal

45
400
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1510
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Sale 1235, Lot 1510, Special Delivery10c Gray Violet, Special Delivery (E12). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

95
325
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1511
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Sale 1235, Lot 1511, Special Delivery10c Gray Violet, Special Delivery (E12). Mint N.H., crisp impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

95
325
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1512
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Sale 1235, Lot 1512, Special Delivery10c Deep Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E12a). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

130
500
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1513
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Sale 1235, Lot 1513, Special Delivery10c-20c Special Delivery (E13-E15, E18). Mint N.H., rich colors, Extremely Fine Gems, each with 2006-2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $350.00)

84
200
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1514
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Sale 1235, Lot 1514, Special Delivery10c-20c Special Delivery (E14, E15a, E19, E20). Including two of E14 in distinctly different shades, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gems, each with 2005-2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; total SMQ $650.00)

11
375
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