Sale Number: 913
Sale Date: Saturday, May 13, 2006
2006 Rarities of the World

Complete Sheets and Panes
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
963 ogbl 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Complete pane of 100 including right imprint and plate "No. 20P", original gum, 89 stamps Mint N.H. (includes seven in the plate block), tiny bottom right corner selvage piece missing, also partly missing selvage above Pos. 1 and below Pos. 96, some separations, Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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12,370 6,250
964 ogbl 3c Rose (65). Complete pane of 100 with bottom imprint and "No. 33 Plate", original gum, small piece of side imprint selvage missing, almost all are Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged (Image Magnifier)

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17,750 8,500
965 nhbl 3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 396 blocks of twelve, wonderfully fresh and bright, bottom right corner single an Extremely Fine Gem (Image Magnifier)

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24,400 Current Sale
966 nhbl 3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 421 blocks of twelve, marvelously fresh, small piece of bottom left corner selvage missing, couple small separations, tiny internal selvage tear just below "No." at bottom (Image Magnifier)

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24,500 8,500
967 ogbl 4c Carmine (215). Complete pane of 100 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 543 blocks of twelve, original gum, considerable hinge reinforced separations, still 55 stamps are Mint N.H., light creases affect four stamps in the top plate block (Image Magnifier)

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42,050 14,000
968 ogbl 1c Dull Blue (219). Complete pane of 100, vast majority Mint N.H., fourteen with h.r., one small thin spot, some separations at bottom affecting plate block (Image Magnifier)

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7,520 2,900
969 ogbl 2c Carmine (220). Complete pane of 100, virtually all Mint N.H., couple separations and two small hinge reinforcements, none affecting bottom plate block of ten (Image Magnifier)

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6,290 2,500
970 ogbl 4c Dark Brown (222). Complete pane of 100, eleven with h.r., vast majority Mint N.H., several vertical creases affect top plate block and about fifteen other stamps light bends, two stamps in bottom plate block affected by these (Image Magnifier)

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29,040 5,750
971 ogbl 1c Columbian (230). Complete sheet of 100, this 100-stamp sheet was available only through the Postal Agency in Washington, D.C., half sheets of 50 were distributed to other post offices as they were more manageable in the smaller size, about half Mint N.H., hinge reinforced separations and other separations, four stamps scuffed

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4,692 2,500
972 ogbl 4c Columbian (233). Complete sheet of 100 with two left and right bottom imprint, "D" and plate no. 18 blocks of eight, this 100-stamp sheet was available only through the Postal Agency in Washington, D.C., half sheets of 50 were distributed to other post offices as they were more manageable in the smaller size, about half of the stamps and virtually all of those in the plate blocks are Mint N.H.

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17,375 6,250
973 ogbl 5c Columbian (234). Complete pane of 50 with bottom imprint, "B" and plate no. 8 block of eight, fresh, about 60% Mint N.H., hinge reinforcements along sides (Image Magnifier)

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9,865 6,750
974 ogbl 6c Columbian (235). Complete pane of 50 with top imprint, "Z" and plate no. 104 block of eight, fresh, 44 stamps Mint N.H., natural crackly original gum, some hinge reinforced separations at both sides, some of the gum creases are trifle heavy (Image Magnifier)

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9,680 2,700
975 ogbl 8c Columbian (236). Complete pane of 50 with bottom imprint, "II" and plate no. 132 block of eight, fresh, majority Mint N.H., natural crackly original gum, hinge reinforced mostly at right edge and some internally, some separations as well, tear in bottom imprint selvage, one stamp surface scuffs and two with small adherences, some perfs telescoped (Image Magnifier)

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6,900 1,600
976 nhbl 2c Pink, Ty. I (248). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with left and bottom plate no. 20 blocks of six, fresh, "patchy" original gum as usually seen on this Scott number, four stamps at bottom small stains barely affecting one stamp in bottom plate block (Image Magnifier)

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8,170 2,500
977 ogbl 5c Dark Blue (281). Complete pane of 100, about 85 stamps Mint N.H., some selvage h.r., minor separations, fresh (Image Magnifier)

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9,442 4,500
978 nhbl 1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50, fresh, thin natural gum skip line on middle column (Image Magnifier)

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3,810 5,250
979 nhbl 2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50, fresh, small separation bottom margin (Image Magnifier)

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3,620 5,250
980 nhbl 4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 599 blocks of six, remarkably fresh and intact, vibrant color (Image Magnifier)

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17,350 21,000
981 nhbl 5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 602 blocks of six, very fresh (Image Magnifier)

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17,150 16,000
982 ogbl 10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Complete pane of 50 with top and bottom imprint and plate no.604 blocks of six, most Mint N.H. including top plate block of 20, most stamps in bottom plate block also Mint N.H., largely separated between 5th and 6th rows and Pos. 33 has been replaced (Image Magnifier)

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22,451 22,000
983 ogbl 1c Pan-American (294). Complete pane of 100 including two imprint and plate no. blocks of six at top, about three-quarters Mint N.H., some hinge reinforcement, bottom left s.e. stamp faulty corner (Image Magnifier)

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4,335 2,100
984 ogbl 2c Pan-American (295). Complete pane of 100 including imprint and plate no. blocks of six and ten at bottom, fresh, virtually all Mint N..H., few hinge reinforcements (Image Magnifier)

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4,140 3,250
985 ogbl 4c Pan-American (296). Pane of 50 with bottom imprint and plate no. 1145 block of six, extraordinarily fresh, three top s.e. stamps with tiny hinge reinforcements, others Mint N.H. including the plate block, which is superb (Image Magnifier)

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11,860 6,250
986 ogbl 5c Pan-American (297). Pane of 50 with bottom imprint and plate no. 1140 block of six, small hinge reinforced separations, 44 stamps Mint N.H. including plate block (tiny selvage hinge reinforcement) (Image Magnifier)

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10,800 8,000
987 nhbl 8c Pan-American (298). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with bottom imprint and plate no. 1150 block of six, wonderfully fresh with fabulous centering throughout most of the pane (Image Magnifier)

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18,100 9,000
988 nhbl 10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with bottom imprint and plate no. 1151 block of six, fresh and remarkably choice centering (Image Magnifier)

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25,500 12,500
989 nhbl 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase (323-327). Mint N.H. panes of 50, bright colors and detailed impressions, fresh and intact

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF INTACT SHEETS OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

Due to the difficulty in finding superb centered singles, most sheets have been broken. (Image Magnifier)

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51,685 26,000
990 nhbl 1c-5c Jamestown (328-330). Mint N.H. half-sheets of 100, 1c lacking side selvage, rich colors, few minor imperfections such as few perf separations

VERY GOOD-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF PANES OF 100 OF THE JAMESTOWN ISSUE.

This set amply demonstrates the narrow spacing between stamps, which led to difficulties in perforating and a dearth of centered copies. (Image Magnifier)

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53,570 11,000
991 nhbl 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Part sheet of 130 without plate no. (full sheet is 170 stamps), seven lightly hinged, other 123 Mint N.H., separations, cutting knife damage to the edge of eight stamps at right (Image Magnifier)

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32,855 6,750
992 ogbl 8c Olive Green (560). Complete pane of 100, four s.e. stamps hinged (two of these with stains), some small separations, some vertical telescoping on the left half (Image Magnifier)

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10,820 3,250
993 ogbl 1c-10c 1923-26 Issue (581-591). Panes of 100, all Mint N.H. except three 1-1/2c and four 8c, fresh, small piece out of 10c side selvage by one stamp, one 1c small internal tear

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF PANES OF 100 OF THE ONE-CENT THRU 10-CENT PERF 10 ROTARY PRESS 1923-26 ISSUE. THE 4-CENT AND 10-CENT HAVE PARTICULARLY NICE CENTERING.

This is one of the last surviving sets of complete panes (Image Magnifier)

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45,123 16,500
994 ogbl 1c-10c Kans., Nebr. Overprints (658-679). Complete sheets of 100, all of the Kans. stamps are Mint N.H., 96 to 97 each of the Nebr. stamps are Mint N.H., 7c Nebr. missing small piece of side selvage, perfs close to slightly in on some

THE VAST MAJORITY OF STAMPS ARE FINE-VERY FINE AND THERE ARE EXTREMELY FINE STAMPS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT. VERY RARE AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST-QUALITY SURVIVING SETS OF KANSAS-NEBRASKA SHEETS.

With the demand for choice Kansas-Nebraska singles and sets, we doubt that many more opportunities to acquire a complete set of sheets will occur in the future. (Image Magnifier)

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110,516 47,500
995 nhbl 11c-50c 1931 Issue (692-701). Mint N.H. complete sheets of 100, fresh, 14c separation and one stamp torn (Image Magnifier)

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13,895 6,250
996   6c-24c 1918 Air Post (C1-C3). Mint N.H. complete sheets of 100, 6c top row and some others partially oxidized

MOSTLY FINE-VERY FINE WITH A FAIR NUMBER OF REALLY CHOICE 24-CENT STAMPS. A RARE SET OF SHEETS FROM THE UNITED STATES AIR POST ISSUE.

A rare opportunity to acquire a complete set of 1918 Air Post sheets. (Image Magnifier)

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43,970 19,000
997 nhbl 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H. pane of 100, missing selvage at left, minor separation and slight telescoping in plate block area (Image Magnifier)

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12,330 3,750
998 nhbl 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. pane of 100, missing selvage at left, small translucent spot on Position 21 at left (Image Magnifier)

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15,900 5,250
999 ogbl 8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Complete panes of 100, all Mint N.H. except three 24c s.e. stamps

GENERALLY FINE CENTERING. AN IMPRESSIVE SET OF PANES OF THE SECOND AIR POST ISSUE.

With the demand for choice singles and sets, it is unlikely that the few remaining intact sheets are centered much better than the sheets offered here. (Image Magnifier)

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42,125 23,000
1000 ogbl 3c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J40). Pane of 100 with plate nos. and imprints at top and bottom, full selvage with arrow at right, natural s.e. at left, deep dark color, 45 stamps incl. top plate no. block Mint N.H., bottom three rows slightly disturbed original gum and nineteen other stamps h.r., Pos. 6-10 with light crease, some perf separations, overall Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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14,015 0
1001 ogbl 2c Interior (O16). Complete sheet of 100 with plate blocks at top and bottom and selvage at sides, original gum, many stamps Mint N.H., some perf separations with few reinforced, generally choice centering, Very Fine and rare complete sheet of the 2c Interior, Scott Retail with no premium for Mint N.H. stamps (Image Magnifier)

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5,725 2,500
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