Sale 1251 — The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 March, 2022

Category — 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1537
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Sale 1251, Lot 1537, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Black, Harding, Rotary, Perf 10 (612). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 14866 block of four, intense shade and impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

500
325
1538
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Sale 1251, Lot 1538, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)5c Huguenot-Walloon (616). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage plate no. F 15754 block of eight, all four top stamps with "broken circle" flaw, deep rich color, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine, an especially choice plate block, the 5c Huguenot-Walloon was printed from four different plates (16 collectible positions) and this is the only collectible position to yield the "broken circle" flaw, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value with no premium for the flaw

430
950
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1539
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Sale 1251, Lot 1539, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)1c-5c Lexington-Concord (617-619). Mint N.H. full top plate no. blocks of six, rich colors, 2c and 5c Extremely Fine Gems, 1c Very Fine

427
200
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1540
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Sale 1251, Lot 1540, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)5c Dark Blue, Lexington-Concord (619). Mint N.H. full top plate no. F 16808 block of six, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine

275
275
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1541
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Sale 1251, Lot 1541, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Carmine & Black, Norse-American (620). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. F16687/F16694 block of eight, brilliant colors, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem

620
1,100
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1542
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Sale 1251, Lot 1542, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)5c Dark Blue & Black, Norse-American (621). Mint N.H. top arrow and double plate no. 16927/16925 block of eight, rich colors, choice centering, usual light natural gum bends, Extremely Fine

700
500
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1543
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Sale 1251, Lot 1543, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)13c Green (622). Mint N.H. wide plate no. F 18106 block of six, rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine plate block

300
250
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1544
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Sale 1251, Lot 1544, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Cancelled or tied by multiple strikes of purple "New York (Int'l Philatelic Exhibition Sta.) N.Y. Registered Oct. 18, 1926 9 PM" First Day cancels on oversize registered cover to Newton Centre Mass., also tied by purple registered handstamp, receiving backstamp of the following day, Very Fine and attractive First Day cover

1,800
850
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1545
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Sale 1251, Lot 1545, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Rotary Press Imperforate, Without Gum Breaker Ridges (631 var). Mint N.H. block of 16 with crossed gutters and dashes, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, a lovely and scarce large block of this gum variety, with 2017 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value as center block and singles

2,250
450
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1546
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Sale 1251, Lot 1546, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b). Mint N.H. bottom right plate no. 19988 block of four, radiant color in the true Carmine Lake shade

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A VERY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE LAKE SHADE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

We have offered only two others since keeping computerized records, including one with gum disturbance.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate

4,250
3,250
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1547
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Sale 1251, Lot 1547, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

600
450
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1548
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Sale 1251, Lot 1548, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. 19644 block of four, radiant color

FINE-VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II, SCOTT 634A.

This plate block is difficult to obtain in such wonderful condition. The bottom left stamp is especially choice.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,700
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1549
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Sale 1251, Lot 1549, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)7c Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (639a). Mint N.H. with left selvage, sharp proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice

1,000
550
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1550
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Sale 1251, Lot 1550, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c-5c Hawaii Ovpt. (647-648). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of four, 2c top right plate no. 19055, 5c top left plate no. 18907, rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine

Sale 1251, Lot 1550, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)
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555
425
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1551
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Sale 1251, Lot 1551, 1923-29 Isues (Scott 612-657a)2c Lake, Sullivan Expedition (657a). Mint N.H., rich distinctive color on bright white paper, Very Fine, with 2013 A.P.S. certificate

625
475
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