Sale Number: 489
Sale Date:
1976 Rarities of the World

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Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
276 ogbl 1904, 5c Blue "Canal Zone" Inverted (2a). Right Margin Block, Wonderfully Fresh, usual tropical o. g., Very Fine & Rare, H. F. C. (Colman) handstamp guarantees (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 950
277 og 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown (15). Horiz. Pair, Well Centered, Very light purple markings on back show through tiny bit, otherwise Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,200 1,000
278 ogbl 1904, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, Top Pair 15mm Ovpt. (15, 15 var). Block, Bottom Pair Normal 13mm Ovpt., All Stamps with Both "Panama"s at Right, Bottom Right Stamp symmetrical "8", Bottom Left Stamp Inverted "V" for first "A" in one Panama Overprint, Fresh, usual tropical o. g., centered trifle to bottom, Very Fine & Important Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 2,600
279 ogbl 1905, 8c on 50c Bistre Brown, "8cts" Omitted (20c). Block, Fresh, usual tropical o. g., Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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900 725
280 og 1921, 5c Blue, Ovpt. Reading Down (62a). CpI. Sheet of 100, slight tropical o. g., some separations, one stamp tiny tear, others Virtually All Very Fine, Rare Sheet

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1,200 750
281 ogbl 1962, 4c Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Silver Bridge Omitted (157a). Bottom Right Corner Margin Block, Mint, Very Fine, Only Two Blocks Exist from the one sheet of 50 found. A Marvelous Rarity, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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12,000 13,000
282 og GUAM, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. II (9). Fresh, Part o. g., few irregular perfs., otherwise Fine, Rare, signed Bloch with Friedl Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,200 1,200
283 og - 1899,, $1.00 Black, Ty. II (13). Fresh, o. g., Fine, Rare, signed Bloch, with Friedl Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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850 850
284 og 1851, 13c Blue, Missionary (3). Ample to Large Margins, tiny part o. g., bottom right corner repaired causing some staining, additional spot at top right covered over on back, few other small faults, still Looks Very Fine considering the fragile nature of the paper of this Astounding & Much Sought After Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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13,500 5,500
285 P 1853, 5c Black, 13c Black, Trial Color Plate· Proofs on Wove (5TC, 6TC). 5c Large Margins, 13c Touched, former small thin spots; latter tiny thin specks, Fine-Very Fine Appearance, Rare Set, listed but unpriced (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 850
286 ogbl 1853, 13c Dark Red (6). Block, Ample to Huge Margins incl. Top Right Sheet Corner Margins, large part tropical o. g., couple creases, closed tears, several scuffs on bottom pair, Reasonably Attractive & an Extraordinarily Rare Block (Image Magnifier)

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2,400 1,550
287   1853, 5c on 13c Dark Red, Manuscript "5" Surucharge (7). Ample to Large Margins, Neat San Francisco pmk., negligible corner crease, thin at bottom, Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,900
288   1857, 5c Blue, Double Impression (8a). Three Margins, tiny bit in at bottom, Clear Doubling of Design, Neat San Francisco pmk., Fine, Very Rare, Unpriced Used, Unused cat. $2,000.00 (Image Magnifier)

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0 1,250
289 ogbl 1868, 13c Dull Rose, Re-Issue (11). Block, Ample to Huge Margins, incl. Right Sheet Margin, Fresh, o. g., faint crease in top margin, couple negligible paper wrinkles, nevertheless Very Fine, Rare Block, ex-Burrus (Image Magnifier)

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850 1,100
290 og 1859, 1c Light Blue on Bluish White (12). PI. 2-A, Pos. 6, Ty. VI, Huge Margins, Beautiful Fresh Color, faint creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, Outstanding Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 1,150
291 og 1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13). PI. 3-A, Pos. 2, Ty. II, Huge Margins incl. Top Sheet Margin, light tropical toning, small faint thin spot, mostly in margin, Extremely Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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900 950
292   1859, 2c Light Blue on Bluish White (13). PI. 3-A, Pos. 1, Ty. III, Large Margins, Neat Red "Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands" pmk., Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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600 950
293 og 1863, 1c Black on Grayish (15). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 4, touched to Huge Margins, some light tropical toning spots, pos. 2, 7, 8 & 10 small faults, Fine-Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,350 850
294   1863, 2c Black on Grayish, "2" at Top of Inner Rectangle (16a). PI. 3-C, Pos. 9, Ty. IX, Huge Margins, light brush stroke ms. cancel, tiny bit of paper added to top right corner not as a repair but to only improve appearance, faint corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 700
295   1863, 2c Black on Grayish (16). PI. 3-G, Pos. 4, Ty. IV, Huge Margins, tied by Blue "Lahaina, Hawaiian -Islands" pmk., on large part of Inter-Island folded letter, slight negligible age toning, stamp Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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225 500
296   1863, 2c Dark Blue on Bluish (17). PI. 5-B, Pos. 3, Ty. III, Three Large to Huge Margins, just clear at left, Neat Square Grid cancel, small fault in extreme right margin, well clear of design, Fine & Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,200 1,250
297 og 1864, 1c Black (19). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 6-A, pos. 3 & 9 touched to large margins, small faults, others Ample to Huge Margins & Very Fine, Rare Lot (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 1,550
298 ogbl 1864, 1c Black, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Six (19 var.). PI. 6-A, Right Block Pos. 1-4, Ty. I-IV, Left Pair Pos. 2, 4, Ty. Il, IV Large to Huge Margins, Extremely Fine & Rare, ex-Burrus (Image Magnifier)

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1,700 2,000
299 og 1864, 2c Black (20). Eight Singles & Horiz. Pair, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 5-C, touched to large margins, some slight tropical toning, couple trivial flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Lot (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,750
300 og 1865, 5c Blue on Blue (21). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 9-A, touched to Large Margins, couple o. g., some negligible tropical toning, half have faults, some trivial, Fine-Very Fine Appearance, Rare Lot (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 1,650
301 og 1865, 5c Blue on Blue (22). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 12-A, Ample to Huge Margins, some o. g., majority have tropical toning, mostly negligible, overall Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,150
302 og 1864, 1c Black on Laid, "HA" Instead of "HAWAIIAN'" (23a). With "E" of Postage, PI. 8-A, Pos. 10, Ty. IXa, ample margins to touched, Fresh, Fine & Very Scarce (Image Magnifier)

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475 475
303 og 1864, 1c Black on Laid (23). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 8-A, touched to Huge Margins, some light tropical toning, pos. 2, 5 & 8 have faults, others Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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850 750
304 og 1864, 1c Black on Laid (23). Complete Sheet of Ten, Plate 8-A, o. g., horiz. creases affect five stamps, otherwise Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,170 950
305 og 1864, 2c Black on Laid, "NTER" Error (24a). Margins All Around except frame line touched one spot top left, Fresh & Fine, "W. H. C." (Colson) handstamp guarantee (Image Magnifier)

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500 550
306 og 1864, 2c Black on Laid (24). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 7-A, Ample to Huge Margins, pos. 2 & 8 small faults, others Very Fine & Better (Image Magnifier)

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850 950
307 ogbl 1864, 2c Black on Laid, Tete-Beche Block (24c). PI. 7-A, Pos. 7, 9, Ty. VII, IX (Right Pair), Pos. 1, 3, Ty. I, III (Left Pair), Large to Huge Margins, light negligible toned spot in margin between stamps, nevertheless Extremely Fine, One of the Most Important Pieces in Hawaiian Philately (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 5,250
308 ogbl 1864, 2c Black on Laid, Horizontal "Straddle" Block of Eight (24 var.). PI. 7-A, Pos. 1-4, Ty. I-IV, Repeated Again at Right, Large to Huge Margins, Extremely Fine, A Fabulous Showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,750
309 og 1864, 2c Black on Laid (24). Complete Sheet of Ten, Plate 7-A, three horiz. creases, two in margins between stamps, other just touching bottom frame lines of top pair, otherwise Extremely Fine, Very Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,170 1,150
310 og 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25). "L" Shaped Block of Seven, PI. ll-A, Pos. 1-6, 8, Ty. IX, X, VII, VIII, V, VI, IV, Single Pos. 7, Ty. III, lacking only bottom two stamps to be complete reconstruction, single stamp Very Fine, block has light vertical crease & small toned spot, both in margin between stamps. otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,130 1,050
311 og 1865, 1c Dark Blue (25). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate ll-A, Ample to Huge Margins, some very negligible tropical toning, Pos. 5 small thin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,200 1,350
312 og 1865, 2c Dark Blue (26). Ten Singles, Complete Reconstruction of Plate 10-A, nine with Ample to Huge Margins, pos. 9 close at top, one stamp trivial faint corner crease, nevertheless a Very Fine Lot (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 1,050
313 ogbl 1893, 1c Green, Double Ovpt. (55b). Horiz. Block of Ten, Sheet Margins at Sides, Brilliant o. g., Well Centered, second light overprint diagonal showing parts of three overprints on left pair, Very Fine, Rare Block (Image Magnifier)

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900 850
314 P 1896, 2c-25c Official, Proofs on India (O1P-O6P). Horiz. Pairs, Complete Set, Large Margins, never hinged. Usual natural India paper irregularities, Extremely Fine & Scarce (Image Magnifier)

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600 850
315 ogbl PUERTO RICO, 1901, lc-$50.00 Revenues (R1-R9) Mint Complete Set in Blocks all with "Specimen" handstamps. Very Rare, Unlisted, Fine-Very Fine and Fresh (Normal Cat. $2,118.00+) (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,300
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