Sale Number: 618
Sale Date:
1983 Rarities of the World

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Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
186 ogbl 10c Louisiana Purchase (327). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 2107 Block, Fresh, Beautifully Centered, some light perf. strengthening, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 1,600
187 og 5c Jamestown (330). Complete Sheet of 100, 68 Mint, others sensibly hinge reinforced, Fresh, Overall centering well above average for this difficult issue (although perforations touch on some), few minor separations (not affecting plate number blocks), Rare and Handsome Sheet (Image Magnifier)

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19,125 7,500
188 og 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Rejoined Pair, Nicely Centered, light natural gum creases, Very Fine, Handsome Rarity, with P.F. Certificate (cataloged as two singles) (Image Magnifier)

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2,400 1,500
189 og 8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). With Part Left Imprint Margin, barest trace of hinging, Fine & Exceptionally Choice 20th Century Major Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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14,000 11,500
190 og 13c Blue Green, Bluish (365). Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 950
191 ogbl 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Block with Top Sheet Margin, Very Fine & Choice (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 3,250
192 og 7c Black (407). Part Sheet of 90 without straight edges at right, 86 Mint (four hinge remnants), Fine-Very Fine, Rare and Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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11,580 5,250
193 ogbl 50c Violet (421). Block, Beautifully Centered, bottom right stamp gum disturbance from hinge removal, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 1,700
194 og 2c Red Coil, Ty. I (449). Line Strip of Four, top and bottom stamps hinge remnant, Line Pair Mint, joint line trifle overinked, Fine, Very Rare (Image Magnifier)

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10,000 6,500
195 og 2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint Line Pair without Customary Crease Between Stamps, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,850 3,000
196 og 2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint Line Pair Without Customary Crease Between Stamps, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,850 2,600
197 og 2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459). Line Strip of Four, end stamps barely hinged, Line Pair Mint, line pair creased as usual, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,900 1,800
198 ogbl $1.00 Violet Black (460). Block, top pair small hinge remnant, bottom pair Mint, some natural gum wrinkles, one trifle heavy, Fine- Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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4,100 2,100
199 ogbl $2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint T. PI. No. 8015 Block of Six, Fine-Very Fine, Handsome Example of This Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 4,500
200 ogbl $5.00 Light Green (480). Top Plate No. 8016 Block of 15, 11 Mint, some separation affects two stamps of Plate No. Block of six (partly reinforced with bits of hinge), natural staple holes in selvedge (one in plate no. block of six selvedge), Fine-Very Fine, Rare and Spectacular Multiple (Image Magnifier)

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10,025 5,250
201 ogbl 5c Carmine Error, Imperforate (485). Block of Nine (3x3). Middle stamp the error, some of 2c have gum disturbance from partial hinge removal, one 2c small sealed tear, Very Fine Appearance, 5c Stamp Mint & Extremely Fine, Single Error cats. $15,500, with A.P.S. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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18,500 11,000
202 og 2c Carmine Coil, Ty. II (491). Pair, Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,100 3,000
203 og 2c Carmine Coil, Ty. II (491). Pair, Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,100 2,500
204 og 2c Carmine Coil, Ty. II (491). Line Pair, scissors separation, all perforations intact, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 7,500
205 og 2c Rose, A.E.F. Booklet Pane of 30 (499f). Pos, W4, couple minor hinge remnants, mixed centering, Fine, Also Includes Intact Booklet Covers With 11 Sheets of Interleaving (A Rarity in Itself) (Image Magnifier)

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8,000 5,750
206 og 5c Blue, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between (504a). Top Plate No, 8902 Margin, a few minor faults, Fine-Very Fine Appearance, Enormously Rare 20th Century Error, Only Two Pairs Known, Obviously Undercataloged (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 3,500
207 ogbl $1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint Block of 35 (7x5), Fourth stamp third row Double Transfer, few usual light natural gum bends, Fine-Very Fine, Choice Showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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3,200 2,300
208 ogbl $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint Block, Deep shade, one with light gum bend, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,450 1,450
209 ogbl $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint Arrow & Double Plate No. Block of Eight, couple minor natural gum skips, usual normal P.O. style holes in selvedge (negligible), Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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10,500 8,000
210 ogbl 2c Carmine Offset, Type V, Imperforate (533). Mint Block of Sixteen (4x4), Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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5,200 3,000
211 og 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II (539). Mint Top Margin Single, tiny natural inclusion, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,350 1,500
212 ogbl $2.00 Carmine & Lake (547). Right Arrow Block, slight gum disturbance, few light bends, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,350 1,000
213 ogbl 5c Deep Blue, Imperf. (557a). Mint Left Plate No. 15568 Block of Six, tiny P.O. staple hole, bottom pair natural light gum crease, Extremely Fine, Unlisted (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 4,600
214 ogbl $5.00 Carmine & Blue (573). Mint Arrow & Double Plate No. Block of Eight, small selvedge separation, tiny perf. disc (excluded) translucent speck, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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6,750 3,750
215 og 1c Green, Rotary Perforated 11 (594). Unused, without gum as usual, thinning and light toning spot, Fine appearance for this Rare Unused Stamp, About Six Known (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 6,250
216 c 1c Green, Rotary, Perforated 11 (594). Very negligible short corner perf., tied by "Madison Sq. Sta. N.Y. Mar 25 1924" machine pmk. on Multicolor Advertising Post Card from Forbes Magazine, left perfs. just touch, Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 2,700
217   2c Harding Rotary, Perforated 11 (613). Light wavy line cancel, right perfs. close, Fine Example of this Extremely Rare Stamp with Less than 40 Examples Reported, with S.P.A. & P.F. Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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13,500 15,000
218 og 1c-10c Kansas-Nebraska Overprints (658-679). Complete Set of Mint Sheets of 100, No. 678 selvedge pencil notation (barely affects plate number block) & torn natural Post Office staple holes, No. 666 narrow selvedge naturally truncated, resulting in two stamps with clipped perforations (not affecting plate number block) Fine-Very Fine, a Superior Set of Far Above Normal Quality, Rare and Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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60,932 28,000
219 og 1c-16c Farleys (752-771). Complete Uncut Set of Sheets, Twenty Different, Generally Very Fine set

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13,190 3,750
220 ogbl $1.00-$5.00 Presidentials (832-834). Mint Double Arrow and Double Plate Number Blocks of 20, Very Fine

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5,085 3,000
221 ogbl 3c Palomar, Vertical Pair Imperforate Between (966 var). Bottom Right Plate No. 23885 Block Containing Two Error Pairs, Mint, only Seven Plate No. Blocks Known, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 2,000
222 ogbl 8c Flag, Imperforate, Imperforate Between (1338Fi, 1338Fj). Mint Bottom Imprint & Plate Number Block of 40, Block Yields Four Imperforate Between Horizontal Pairs, ("Blind Perfs" around stamp), Four stamps with "Blind Perfs" on three sides, Balance Imperforate, Very Fine, Rare Block, Unlisted as Plate Number Block (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 1,550
223 og 6c Mechanical Tricycle, Black Omitted (1417b). Mint, trivial fingerprint mark on gum, Extremely Fine, Very Rare Error (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,550
224 ogbl 8c Tom Sawyer, Four Colors Omitted (1470c). Mint Block, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 3,250
225 ogbl 10c Zip Code, Yellow Omitted (1511a). Mint Vertical Block of Six, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 525
226 ogbl 10c Zip Code, Yellow Omitted (1511a). Mint Block of Ten (5x2), Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 950
226A og 20c Love, Imperforate (1951 var.) Cpt. Mint Sheet of Fifty, left margin irregular along four stamps (clear of design), otherwise Very Fine, An Exceptional & Scarce Modern Error, Unlisted in Scott! (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-10,000 5,000
227 og 20c State Birds, Imperforate (2002a var). Complete Mint Sheet of Fifty Different Stamps, Extremely Fine, Believed to be Unique. This is the largest number of different unique errors ever to be offered as one lot, Spectacular and of Incalculable Value, Probably the Greatest Error in the History of United States Postage Stamps (Image Magnifier)

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0 32,500
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