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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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*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 — 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
497
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 497, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553)1-1/2c Yellow Brown (553). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ 500.00), only one grades higher

4
400
498
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 498, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine (554), 2c Carmine (554)2c Carmine (554). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, wonderful depth of color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $575.00), the highest grade awarded

2
500
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499
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 499, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)3c Violet (555), 3c Violet (555)3c Violet (555). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three grade higher

27
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500
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 500, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)5c Dark Blue (557), 5c Dark Blue (557)5c Dark Blue (557). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00)

35
425
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501
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 501, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a), 5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a)5c Dark Blue, Imperforate Pair (557a). Mint N.H., Positions 91-92 lightly noted in pencil on back, sheet margin at left, intense shade, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 5-CENT ROOSEVELT IMPERFORATE. VERY RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION

One or two panes of 100 were issued. According to Gary Griffith, a pane was found in Stamford Conn. and was broken up by Philip Ward after numbering each stamp in pencil. A Power Search review turned up more than 20 pairs offered in our auctions since 1993, but this is the only pair we have offered in Mint N.H. condition.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,600
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502
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 502, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)6c Red Orange (558), 6c Red Orange (558)6c Red Orange (558). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT 6-CENT 1922 ISSUE GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,300.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only five others

65
2,000
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503
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 503, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)9c Rose (561), 9c Rose (561)9c Rose (561). Mint N.H., bright pastel color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others, this is the first in this grade we have offered

25
1,500
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504
nhbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 504, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)10c Orange (562), 10c Orange (562)10c Orange (562). Mint N.H. right plate no. 16389 block of six, vibrant color, phenomenal centering throughout, top left stamp small natural perf disc indent, Extremely Fine

400
190
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505
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 505, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b), 10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b)10c Orange, Imperforate Pair (562b). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum as are all known examples), beautifully balanced margins, vibrant color, Very Fine, a desirable and scarce pair of this variety, according to United States Stamps 1922-26 by Gary Griffith, noted dealer Philip Ward purchased a pane in 1925 in Oklahoma which had large areas marked for destruction with a blue crayon, examples such as the pair offered here not defaced by the blue crayon are scarce, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,600
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506
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 506, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)12c Brown Violet (564), 12c Brown Violet (564)12c Brown Violet (564). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), out of 265 graded Mint N.H. examples of this stamp, only six have achieved a Gem 100 grade (four at 100 and two at 100J)

10
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507
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 507, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)20c Carmine Rose (567), 20c Carmine Rose (567)20c Carmine Rose (567). Mint N.H., wide margins and mathematically perfect centering, vibrant color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,750.00), only one grades higher and five others share this grade

35
1,600
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508
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 508, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)25c Yellow Green (568), 25c Yellow Green (568)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00)

30
650
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509
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 509, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)25c Yellow Green (568), 25c Yellow Green (568)25c Yellow Green (568). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14063 with wide selvage, bright shade, choice centering throughout, tiny toned speck in plate number selvage, still Extremely Fine

425
225
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510
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 510, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)30c Olive Brown (569), 30c Olive Brown (569)30c Olive Brown (569). Mint N.H., detailed impression, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), only five grade higher

50
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511
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 511, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)50c Lilac (570), 50c Lilac (570)50c Lilac (570). Mint N.H., pretty shade, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00)

70
650
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512
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 512, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$1.00 Violet Black (571), $1.00 Violet Black (571)$1.00 Violet Black (571). Mint N.H., detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $775.00), only six grade higher (highest is 100)

75
800
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513
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 513, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), only eight grade higher (highest is 100)

120
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514
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 514, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H. top plate no. F14306 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block

1,000
1,100
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515
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 515, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$2.00 Deep Blue, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (572-573), $2.00 Deep Blue, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (572-573)$2.00 Deep Blue, $5.00 Carmine & Blue (572-573). Blocks of four, $5.00 center line, $2.00 top right stamp lightly hinged, $5.00 small oil spot on top right stamp, others Mint N.H., brilliant colors, Extremely Fine, Scott value as singles

1,045
500
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516
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 516, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H., rich colors, near perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only two grade higher (one at 98J, one at 100)

180
650
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517
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 517, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573), $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573)$5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint N.H. top plate nos. F14326/F14327 block of eight, deep rich colors, outstanding centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous Mint N.H. plate block, with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,600
2,800
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518
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 518, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00)

375
700
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519
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 519, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a), $5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a)$5.00 Carmine Lake & Dark Blue (573a). Mint N.H. center line block of four, deep rich color in the true Carmine Lake & Dark Blue colors, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine, Scott value as singles

1,500
1,200
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520
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 520, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1c Green, Rotary (578), 1c Green, Rotary (578)1c Green, Rotary (578). Mint N.H., bright shade, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00), only two grade higher

150
650
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521
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 521, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine, Rotary (579), 2c Carmine, Rotary (579)2c Carmine, Rotary (579). Mint N.H., beautiful vibrant color, incredibly wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1923 ROTARY COIL WASTE ISSUE -- GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Whitman. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J) and four others shares this desirable grade

140
1,900
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522
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 522, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1c Green, Perf 10 (581), 1c Green, Perf 10 (581)1c Green, Perf 10 (581). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,400.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other (which we last offered in 2012)

21
2,200
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523
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 523, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582), 1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582)1-1/2c Brown, Perf 10 (582). Mint N.H., lovely color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), the highest grade awarded

13
475
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524
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 524, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585), 4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585)4c Yellow Brown, Perf 10 (585). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), only six grade higher

37
650
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525
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 525, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)5c Blue, Perf 10 (586), 5c Blue, Perf 10 (586)5c Blue, Perf 10 (586). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00), only two grade higher (at 98), this is the first at this grade we have offered

37
1,000
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526
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 526, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)7c Black, Perf 10 (588), 7c Black, Perf 10 (588)7c Black, Perf 10 (588). Mint N.H., attractive shade, wide margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,025.00), only three grade higher

26
600
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527
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 527, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589), 8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589)8c Olive Green, Perf 10 (589). Mint N.H., pretty shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), only five grade higher

57
900
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528
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 528, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590), 9c Rose, Perf 10 (590)9c Rose, Perf 10 (590). Mint N.H., vibrant color, nearly perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three grade higher (at 100)

12
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529
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 529, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)10c Orange, Perf 10 (591), 10c Orange, Perf 10 (591)10c Orange, Perf 10 (591). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,300.00) this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

85
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530
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 530, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595), 2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595)2c Carmine, Rotary, Perf 11 (595). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00), only one hinged and one Mint N.H. grade higher

240
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531
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 531, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1c Green, Coil (597), 1c Green, Coil (597)1c Green, Coil (597). Mint N.H., perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $450.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

0
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532
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 532, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (598), 1-1/2c Brown, Coil (598)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (598). Mint N.H. pair, bright shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade recorded and shared by only four others

3
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533
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 533, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (599), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (599)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (599). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by four others

1
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534
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 534, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (599A). Mint N.H. pair, outstanding centering, attractive rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 599A, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only seven others

425
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535
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 535, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601), 4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $825.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

16
1,100
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536
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 536, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Mint N.H. pair, vibrant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,400.00)

16
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537
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 537, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Depew, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

7
800
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538
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 538, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Mint N.H. pair, rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

1
750
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539
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 539, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil single, ex Depew, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

0
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540
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 540, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b). Mint N.H., lovely warm shade, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

425
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541
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 541, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 553-634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., intense color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1928 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Hanover". With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $8,500.00). The highest grade awarded and only two others share it.

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