Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Modern Errors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1387
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1387, Modern Errors6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a), 6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a)6c Baseball, Black Omitted (1381a). Mint N.H. with left selvage, Very Fine example of this popular error, accompanied by a dramatically misperfed normal stamp showing "Professional Baseball" at top instead of bottom

500
400
1388
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1388, Modern Errors6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b), 6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b)6c Christmas, Imperforate (1384b). Mint N.H. block of ten, left two pairs are completely imperforate, the other six stamps show varying degrees of horizontal blind perfs but are imperforate vertically (unlisted in Scott this way), Very Fine and scarce, especially as a large block, Datz states only 25 pairs are reported, accompanied by No. 1934a pair within a strip of ten, Scott value counting two pairs of No. 1384b without premium for the other six stamps

1,720
600
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1389
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1389, Modern Errors15c Electronics, Engraved Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a), 15c Electronics, Engraved Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a)15c Electronics, Engraved Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a). Mint N.H. with left selvage, centered slightly to left as are all the examples we have encountered, Fine, ex Floyd, with 1993 P.F. certificate, accompanied by normal stamp

850
400
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1390
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1390, Modern Errors10c Rural America, Engraved Black and Blue Omitted (1506a), 10c Rural America, Engraved Black and Blue Omitted (1506a)10c Rural America, Engraved Black and Blue Omitted (1506a). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine

450
180
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1391
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1391, Modern Errors24c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./24c" Omitted, Imperforate (1688f), 24c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./24c" Omitted, Imperforate (1688f)24c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./24c" Omitted, Imperforate (1688f). Mint N.H., quite beautiful without the denominations and perforations distracting from the painting image, Very Fine and scarce

950
800
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1392
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1392, Modern Errors31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted, Imperforate (1689f), 31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted, Imperforate (1689f)31c Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet, "U.S.A./31c" Omitted, Imperforate (1689f). Mint N.H., Very Fine and scarce

950
600
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1393
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1393, Modern Errors13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c), 13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c)13c Captain Cook, Se-Tenant Pair, Imperforate Between (1733c). Mint N.H. strip of ten with five of each design, se-tenant pair in the middle with no trace of perforations between, most other positions show varying degrees of blind perfs with one additional pair of No. 1733 also imperforate between, Very Fine and extremely rare, especially as this large multiple, with 1979 Friedl certificate, Scott value for the No. 1733c se-tenant pair and for one No. 1733a pair

5,000
2,700
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1394
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1394, Modern Errors15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H. bottom left corner plate nos. A0001-A0005 block of ten, fresh colors and well-centered throughout

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED AT AUCTION IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest. We have not offered any type of multiple -- much less a plate block since keeping computerized records in 1993. Consultation with a leading dealer expert on this issue revealed that there are probably fewer than eight in existence (a sheet of 200 would yield four plate blocks).

37,500
18,500
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1395
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1395, Modern Errors15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H. bottom right corner "Use Correct Zip Code" block of four, fresh colors and well-centered

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED "ZIP" BLOCK OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED AT AUCTION IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest. We have not offered any type of multiple since keeping computerized records in 1993.

15,000
8,000
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1396
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1396, Modern Errors15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H. with bottom color registration selvage, fresh colors

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest.

3,000
1,700
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1397
nh
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1397, Modern Errors15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B), 15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Mint N.H., fresh colors

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest.

With 1986 A.P.S. certificate

3,000
1,900
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1398
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1398, Modern ErrorsSmall Modern Errors Balance, Small Modern Errors BalanceSmall Modern Errors Balance. Three Mint N.H. errors, including 15c Electronics, Engraved Black Inscriptions Omitted (1502a), 10c Rural America, Engraved Black and Blue Omitted (1506a) and 1c Carmine Rose, Denomination Omitted (J89a), Very Fine, accompanied by normal stamps for the first two

1,450
500
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