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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 610-834a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
542
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 542, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610), 2c Harding, Perf 11 (610)2c Harding, Perf 11 (610). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

1
400
543
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 543, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612), 2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612)2c Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612). Mint N.H., deep shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $575.00), only six grade higher

32
450
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544
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 544, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616), 1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616)1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon (614-616). Mint N.H., rich colors, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008-2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00)

38
850
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545
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 545, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)1c Lexington-Concord (617), 1c Lexington-Concord (617)1c Lexington-Concord (617). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), one of four at this grade with only one higher

3
1,100
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546
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 546, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Lexington-Concord (618), 2c Lexington-Concord (618)2c Lexington-Concord (618). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), only one grades higher (realized $2,700 hammer in one of our 2012 auctions) and none share this desirable grade

6
3,000
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547
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 547, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)5c Lexington-Concord (619), 5c Lexington-Concord (619)5c Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00), only four grade higher (at 100) and two share this grade

26
1,300
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548
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 548, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621), 2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621)2c, 5c Norse-American (620-621). Mint N.H., rich colors on bright paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2007 or 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $390.00)

25
325
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549
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 549, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Sesquicentennial (627), 2c Sesquicentennial (627)2c Sesquicentennial (627). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only eight others

4
350
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550
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 550, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c White Plains (629), 2c White Plains (629)2c White Plains (629). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), only one grades higher and five others share this grade

2
300
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551
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 551, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H., rich color, small natural paper wrinkle, Very Fine

500
300
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552
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 552, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Bottom left corner selvage plate no. 19746 block of four, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine and attractive

2,000
1,400
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553
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 553, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)4c Yellow Brown (636), 4c Yellow Brown (636)4c Yellow Brown (636). Mint N.H., warm shade, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00), only eight grade higher with none equal

3
300
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554
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 554, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)7c Black (639), 7c Black (639)7c Black (639). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $450.00), only two grade higher

3
325
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555
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 555, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a), 7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Mint N.H., intense shade, Very Fine and choice, according to Gary Griffith, this variety was first reported in 1939, the postmaster in a small town near Cleveland was annoyed that several panes had some rows of perforations missing, he cut some apart by hand and then gave up, throwing them in a box which was later purchased by a stamp collector, rumored to be Karl Koslowski (of Scott 314A fame), it is believed that about 20 pairs and two blocks of four were purchased, this is among the few well-centered examples we have offered -- most are close to the perfs on one side, with 1989 P.F. certificate showing left selvage

1,000
475
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556
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 556, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Pitcher Ovpt. (646), 2c Pitcher Ovpt. (646)2c Pitcher Ovpt. (646). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), only one grades higher

1
425
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557
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 557, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Hawaii Ovpt. (647), 2c Hawaii Ovpt. (647)2c Hawaii Ovpt. (647). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only five others, this is the first we have offered

7
600
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558
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 558, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648), 5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648)5c Hawaii Ovpt. (648). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by six others

21
400
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559
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 559, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)-1/2c Olive Brown (653), -1/2c Olive Brown (653)-1/2c Olive Brown (653). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $275.00), only one grades higher

0
450
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560
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 560, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a), 2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a)2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a). Mint N.H., deep shade in the true Lake color, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for block, normal shade in Extremely Fine condition accompanies

625
375
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561
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 561, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)1c Kans. Ovpt. (658), 1c Kans. Ovpt. (658)1c Kans. Ovpt. (658). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), only three grade higher

5
200
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562
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 562, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661), 3c Kans. Ovpt. (661)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three grade higher (2 at 98J, 1 at 100J)

35
500
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563
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 563, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662), 4c Kans. Ovpt. (662)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, intense shade, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Piedmont", with 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00)

35
475
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564
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 564, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664), 6c Kans. Ovpt. (664)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only four grade higher

50
550
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565
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 565, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)7c Kans. Ovpt. (665), 7c Kans. Ovpt. (665)7c Kans. Ovpt. (665). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00)

50
450
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566
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 566, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666), 8c Kans. Ovpt. (666)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Mint N.H., pretty shade, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS FANTASTIC STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ 3,000.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only four others. This is the first we have offered since 2009.

145
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567
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 567, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666), 8c Kans. Ovpt. (666)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a highly desirable stamp in outstanding quality, with 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00), only six grade higher

145
1,000
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568
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 568, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667), 9c Kans. Ovpt. (667)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), the highest grade awarded

27
500
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569
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 569, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668), 10c Kans. Ovpt. (668)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 1994 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), only five grade higher

45
500
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570
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 570, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671), 2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671)2c Nebr. Ovpt. (671). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), only six grade higher

6
300
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571
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 571, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674), 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only one grades higher (at 100J, we have never offered it)

30
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572
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 572, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675), 6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo and mathematically balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT 6-CENT NEBRASKA OVERPRINT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. A PERFECT STAMP IN EVERY WAY.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $2,400.00 as 100). This is the only example of Scott 675 at this highest of grades

70
2,900
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573
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 573, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676), 7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp and surely one of the finest in existence, ex "Clipper City", with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,350.00), only one has graded higher (100J from Siegel Sale 1019, lot 909), this is the only example to achieve this perfect grade

45
1,600
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574
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 574, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678), 9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678). Mint N.H., vivid color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,550.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

70
0
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575
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 575, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679), 10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only four grade higher

180
800
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576
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 576, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate Pair (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate Pair (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate Pair (689a). Horizontal pair, lightly hinged, bright color, large margins, Very Fine and choice, three panes of 100 were originally discovered, the first was returned and destroyed, some stamps from the second pane were used on covers and the remainder was returned, the third pane was discovered in Washington state and purchased intact at the post office, all known examples come from this third pane, with 1986 P.F. certificate

2,000
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577
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 577, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Pulaski (690), 2c Pulaski (690)2c Pulaski (690). Mint N.H., incredibly wide balanced margins, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), only two grade higher (we have never offered them)

0
475
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578
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 578, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)20c Carmine Rose (698), 20c Carmine Rose (698)20c Carmine Rose (698). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), only three grade higher (at 100)

12
180
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579
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 579, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)30c Brown (700), 30c Brown (700)30c Brown (700). Mint N.H., crisp impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), only two grade higher

21
250
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580
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 580, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)50c Lilac (701), 50c Lilac (701)50c Lilac (701). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00)

50
300
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581
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 581, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b), 2c Dark Lake & Black (703b)2c Dark Lake & Black (703b). Mint N.H., deep rich color in this distinct shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, two normal accompany for comparison, with 1994 A.P.S. certificate

750
475
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582
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 582, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c), 3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c)3c Washington, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (720c). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine

725
400
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583
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 583, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)3c Nicolet's Landing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (734a), 3c Nicolet's Landing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (734a)3c Nicolet's Landing, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (734a). Block of ten, containing four error pairs and two additional stamps at bottom, three error pairs Mint N.H., top left pair hinged, bright color, Very Fine and rare as this larger multiple, Scott value for three Mint N.H. pairs and one hinged pair without premium for the two additional stamps

3,725
2,100
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584
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 584, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)3c Nicolet's Landing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (739b), 3c Nicolet's Landing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (739b)3c Nicolet's Landing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (739b). Mint N.H., wide and beautifully balanced margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a scarce error pair in Mint N.H. condition with such choice centering, Datz estimates only approximately 80 exist, with 1991 P.F. certificate for a block of four

1,750
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585
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 585, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a), 4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a)4c Mesa Verde, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (743a). Mint N.H., without the brown Post Office paper often found on reverse, choice centering and margins, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF A SMALL HANDFUL OF MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 4-CENT MESA VERDE IMPERFORATE BETWEEN ERROR.

Only 15 pairs are recorded in Datz and 6-9 have the Post Office paper adherence. This is only the third Mint N.H. pair we have offered since 1993 and only one of those other two has comparable centering.

Small Sloane backstamp

8,000
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586
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 586, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a), 5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a)5c Yellowstone, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (744a). Mint N.H. strip of three with sheet margin at left, exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins, fresh color on pristine paper, light natural gum bends

EXTREMLEY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT YELLOWSTONE IMPERFORATE BETWEEN ERROR.

Datz states 50 pairs are known. We have offered many other examples (all but one were hinged), with varying degrees of centering from barely Fine to on the cusp of Extremely Fine, but none have compared to the margins and centering on this gem -- regardless of gum condition.

Ex Floyd. With 1986 P.F. certificate. Scott value as a pair without premium for the third stamp

4,000
2,400
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587
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 587, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)30c Deep Blue, Presidential (830b), 30c Deep Blue, Presidential (830b)30c Deep Blue, Presidential (830b). Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1975 P.F. certificate for block, accompanied by normal shade for comparison

250
650
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588
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 588, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 and 1954 Printings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a, 832d), $1.00 Presidential, 1938 and 1954 Printings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a, 832d)$1.00 Presidential, 1938 and 1954 Printings, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (832a, 832d). One pair of each, rich colors, attractive margins and centering, both with pencil position numbers on gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,000
1,300
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589
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 589, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H., wide perfectly balanced margins, strong colors, Extremely Fine Gem, the Presidential $2.00 and $5.00 values are extremely difficult to find in high grades without guidelines showing on the perfs, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00)

75
425
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590
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 590, 1922-38 Issues (Scott 610-834a)$5.00 Red Brown & Black (834a), $5.00 Red Brown & Black (834a)$5.00 Red Brown & Black (834a). Mint N.H. but with light signature and pencil notations across most of back, unhelpfully applied by Herman Herst Jr., deep rich colors in the distinctive Red Brown & Black shade, Very Fine, Scott value as hinged

1,850
1,400
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