Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

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Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
300
og
Sale 1134, Lot 300, 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on deeply blued paper, wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish paper stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off center to some extent.

Ex "North Fork." Small "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates

27,500
21,000