Sale Number: 937
Sale Date:
2007 Rarities of the World

Washington-Franklin and Commemorative Issues
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
221 nh 5c Jamestown (330). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with wide margins for this difficult issue, deep rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT JAMESTOWN ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00). Only eleven have achieved this grade and none have graded higher to date. (Image Magnifier)

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350 3,500
222 og 2c Carmine, Imperforate Vertical Coil (344V). Strip of eleven with plate no. and star at top and also fourth position with foreign entry of 1c design, the foreign entry and few others Mint N.H., brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF ELEVEN OF THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE FLAT PLATE COIL, SCOTT 344V, WITH THE PLATE NUMBER AND FOREIGN ENTRY OF THE ONE-CENT DESIGN.

This foreign-entry variety was caused when the 1c Franklin die transfer roll was used by mistake on plate 5299 -- the error was immediately caught and corrected by erasing the 1c entry, but the hairs from Franklin's head and traces of the "One Cent" remained on the plate. (Image Magnifier)

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3,670 3,250
223 nh 5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL IN EXISTENCE. IT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. IT IS THE ONLY PAIR TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Interestingly, this is the only 5c Washington-Franklin vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that none others were made.

With 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $7,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and is the only pair to achieve this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 7,500
224 nh 1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H. guide line pair, extraordinarily choice centering, beautiful rich color on crisp bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1977 S.P.A. and 2002 P.F. certificates. (Image Magnifier)

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1,800 5,500
225 og 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 354.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $4,950.00). This is the only line pair to receive a Superb 98 grade. The next highest grade is XF 90 for a N.H. line pair. (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 3,500
226 nh 10c Yellow, Horizontal Coil, Perf 12 (356). Mint N.H. guide line pair, radiant color, post-office fresh

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 10-CENT PERF 12 COIL IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE AS A GUIDE LINE PAIR IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE AND MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

A review of our computerized records revealed an astonishing fact: this is the only Mint N.H. guide line pair we have offered since keeping computerized records. Our computerized records encompass almost 13 years of auctions. In that time we have offered in Mint N.H. condition the following examples of Scott No. 356: 1) Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, ex Zoellner (Sale 804, lot 560, realized $35,000 hammer); 2) Mint N.H. single offered twice (once in Sale 848 and once in Sale 913); 3) Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex Silver Lake (Sale 866, lot 206, realized $47,500 hammer), the guide line pair offered here, and 4) the Mint N.H. pair offered in lot 227 of this sale.

With 1997 P.F. certificate for guide line strip of four and 2004 P.F. certificate as guide line pair. P.S.E. encapsulated (F-VF 75; SMQ $27,000.00 as 70, $50,000.00 as 80) -- grading is somewhat irrelevant for a rarity of this caliber. (Image Magnifier)

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227 nh 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H. pair, unusually wide margins at top and bottom, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356..

Our computerized records encompass almost 13 years of auctions. In that time we have offered in Mint N.H. condition the following examples of Scott No. 356: 1) Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, ex Zoellner (Sale 804, lot 560, realized $35,000 hammer); 2) Mint N.H. single offered twice (once in Sale 848 and once in Sale 913); 3) Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex Silver Lake (Sale 866, lot 206, realized $47,500 hammer), offered in lot 226 in this sale, and 4) the Mint N.H. pair offered here.

With 1965 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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14,000 12,000
228 og 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Dazzling color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 3,000
229 nh 1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H., deep rich color on deeply blued paper, almost perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER. THIS CONDITION RARITY HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, AND ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

The Bluish paper stamps were made as part of an experiment to correct problems with paper shrinkage and spoilage. The existence of this stamp with such superb centering and huge margins is truly remarkable.

With 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,750.00). The example graded 98 Jumbo was recently offered in our auction of the Scarsdale Collection, where it realized $15,500 hammer. (Image Magnifier)

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210 7,500
230 og 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Barest trace of what may be hinging, intense shade and impression on deeply blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,850.00) (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,700
231   10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Vibrant color on nicely blued paper, bold strike of duplex cancel and trace of circular datestamp at right, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND SUPERBUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

A search of the Philatelic Foundation records of No. 364 yielded approximately fifteen used singles and three used on cover. Virtually all are defective to some degree. The stamp offered here is from The Western Reserve Historical Society collection. (Image Magnifier)

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6,250 16,500
232 og 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on deeply blued paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,400.00). Only two have graded higher to date, and only two others share this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 3,125
233   13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on nicely blued paper, unobtrusive cancel (possibly from Saginaw, Mich.)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

Most of the small number of used examples were cancelled at Saginaw Mich. (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,300
234   13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Deep rich color on nicely blued paper, neat strike of oval cancel (probably Saginaw, Mich.), fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,200
235 og Attleboro Stamp Co., 2c Alaska-Yukon (371). Guide line strip of four, full original gum, bright color, the delicate vending perforations sensibly reinforced

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT ALASKA-YUKON ISSUE WITH ATTLEBORO PRIVATE VENDING MACHINE PERFORATIONS. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF PRIVATE VENDING MACHINE COLLECTING.

In 1909 the Attleboro Stamp Company employed a stamp-affixing machine to apply postage to bulk mailings of its price lists and editions of the Attleboro Philatelist. Although the company served stamp collectors, the Attleboro coil appears to have been a purely utilitarian product, limited in its scope to the basic 1c and 2c stamps necessary for mailing and not intended to create new varieties for collectors. Examples of these coils are scarce to rare.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 10,000-15,000 0
236 nh 2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $10,700.00 as 90). (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 14,000
237 ogbl 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Top plate no. block of sixteen, vibrant color, bottom center stamps lightly hinged, plate block and six others Mint N.H., unusually choice centering throughout

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 ORANGE YELLOW PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block, six Mint N.H. singles and two hinged singles. (Image Magnifier)

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6,520 2,700
238 nh 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Mint N.H., incredibly wide balanced margins, magnificent color and impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS STAMP WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A MORE SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE.

With 2000 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,450.00) (Image Magnifier)

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500 4,250
239 nh 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, trivial natural inclusion at top left

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,550.00). We suspect the tiny natural inclusion kept this beautifully-centered stamp from receiving a 95 grade. (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 2,600
240 nh 15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., bright color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 15-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,600.00 as 98). Only one other has been awarded this grade, and only three have graded at the lower grade of 98. (Image Magnifier)

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190 7,500
241 nh 30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1914 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 12 ISSUE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,800.00) (Image Magnifier)

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2,700 0
242   2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (423B; formerly 425d). Bright color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, neat wavy-line machine cancel, light diagonal crease ending in tiny margin tear at top right corner not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1914 2-CENT PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE. ONLY 30 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED.

Our census of Scott 423B, available at www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423B/423B.htm, records 30 used and one unused example of this great rarity.

Census No. 423B-CAN-01. With copy of P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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18,500 13,500
243   5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C; formerly 428a). Choice centering, bold strike of circular datestamp cancel, deep rich color, few light diagonal creases at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 5-CENT WASHINGTON PERF 12 x 10. ONLY 24 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. NONE ARE KNOWN UNUSED.

For no apparent reason, the 5c has the highest percentage of faulty stamps of any of the 1914 Compound Perf issues. Of the 24 used copies in our census, seventeen are either faulty or have the perforations in on at least one side of the design. This wide-margined stamp has minor creases and ranks among the finer examples.

Census No. 423C-CAN-10. With 1963 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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20,000 37,500
244   1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D; formerly 424b). Plate no. 7142 at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, "Buffalo N.Y." precancel

FRESH AND FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PLATE NUMBER EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT PERF 10 X 12 COMPOUND PERFORATION. A MAJOR RARITY IN REMARKABLY CHOICE CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 423D, published at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423D/423D.htm, contains 40 stamps. All genuine stamps are used, including 33 with the Dayton precancel. Two are known with the Buffalo, N.Y. precancel.

Census No. 423D-CAN-25. With 1989 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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13,500 37,500
245 nh 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering, brilliant color and detailed impression.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued. The joint line pair offered here, in Mint N.H. condition and with such choice centering and color, is a major rarity. We doubt whether more than a handful exist in such condition.

With 1972, 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates. P.S.E. encapsulated (VF 80; SMQ $29,000.00) (Image Magnifier)

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32,500 0
246 og 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, choice centering for this difficult coil rarity, few perf separations expertly reinforced

VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE RARE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL.

With 1964 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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7,000 Current Sale
247   2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, radiant color, neat strike of duplex cancel

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

A review of our computerized records indicates that we have only offered two joint line pairs and three pairs (one of which was on cover) in the past 13 years.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 3,250
248 nh 3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. pair, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. ONLY ONE PAIR HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,350.00). Only three have achieved this exalted grade, and only one pair has graded higher to date. (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 4,000
249 nh 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 66 from Plate No. 6911, Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper

FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Despite the recent P.S.E. claim that a watermark has been "discovered" on one stamp from one of the 476A panes, the vestige of a watermark on the dandy roll used to make unwatermarked paper has been known to philatelists since 1918. The unwatermarked paper supplied to the Bureau for printings of sheets that were perforated gauge 10 and 11 is known to have had "ghost" watermarks where the brass pieces were removed. We currently side with the group of philatelists who believe that the 30c Perf 10 Unwatermarked, Scott 476A, was legitimately issued.

With 1984 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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9,000 6,000
250 nh 50c Light Violet (477). Mint N.H. with selvage at left (lightly hinged in selvage only), brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

This 50c issue was only available in post-office stocks for a very short period of time, because it was released only three weeks prior to the beginning of the new Perf 11 series.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date to a Mint N.H. Scott 477 (four in total). (Image Magnifier)

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2,400 15,500
251 nhbl 50c Light Violet (477). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color on bright paper, choice centering, tiny natural inclusion in bottom right stamp

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

Light pencil notations on top right and bottom left stamps. With 2007 P.F. certificate not mentioning pencil notation. Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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9,600 3,500
252 nh $5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL 1917 ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,050.00 as 95, $3,350.00 as 98). For Scott 480 in OGnh condition, the P.S.E. Population Report lists four 95J's and three 98's. (Image Magnifier)

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450 2,200
253 ogbl 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Two Mint N.H. errors in block of twelve, four corner stamps h.r., large margins, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE DOUBLE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF TWELVE WITH THE ERROR STAMPS MINT NEVER-HINGED.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. error singles. (Image Magnifier)

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40,000 0
254 nh 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color, detailed impression, beautiful centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II JOINT LINE PAIR.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

This coil is surprisingly rare in Mint N.H. condition. A review of our computerized records, which spans 13 years of our auctions, revealed only two other Mint N.H. joint line pairs (one with perfs noticeably into the design at right). We have also only offered only one Mint N.H. pair and two Mint N.H. singles.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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27,500 15,500
255 og 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, exceptionally well-centered, h.r., bright color

EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE II PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 1969 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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6,000 5,000
256 nh 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II.

P.S.E. encapsulated (VF 80; SMQ $5,600.00) (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 6,500
257 og 3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Double Impression (501d). Distinct double impression, second partial impression is split, small h.r.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A DRAMATIC EXAMPLE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS DOUBLE IMPRESSION.

The records of the Philatelic Foundation contain only three used and three unused copies certified as genuine. Of these, one shows a double impression which is similar to the one offered here (offered in our Sale 826). These are the most pronounced double impressions.

With 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 3,000
258   3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Double Impression (502d). Incredibly well-centered, light strike of Ohio registry oval at bottom left and part of circular datestamp at top right, doubling very noticeable in side frame lines and in lettering

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 3-CENT ISSUE WITH A PRONOUNCED DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A RARE STAMP IN USED CONDITION, AND THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ) (Image Magnifier)

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300 2,600
259 nh 5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins all around, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 11 5-CENT ERROR OF COLOR. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was sent back to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public both Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505).

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,900.00). Only one has graded higher (Gem 100) and only three others have been awarded the grade of 98. (Image Magnifier)

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700 0
260 og 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Single hinge mark, rich color on bright paper, showing transitional perfs at bottom, last three perfs at bottom right are perf 11

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 11-CENT 1917 FRANKLIN ISSUE WITH TRANSITIONAL 10/11 GUAGE PERFORATIONS AT BOTTOM.

With 2003 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 7,500
261 og $1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE AND RICHLY-COLORED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE DEEP BROWN.

According to Johl, a small number of stamps were printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue of the 1917 $1.00 stamp. During the course of the six years that the stamp was issued, all other printings were made in the normal shade.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,450.00) (Image Magnifier)

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1,800 2,700
262 og $1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE IN THE DEEP BROWN SHADE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (VF 80; SMQ $2,700.00) (Image Magnifier)

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1,800 2,500
263 nh 2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with well-proportioned margins, radiant color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 519. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP IN EXISTENCE, AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,100.00). Only three have attained this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded to date. (Image Magnifier)

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900 9,000
264 nh $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant colors on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E

With 1997 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,650.00 as 95, $9,000.00 as 98). Only two have been awarded this grade, and only three have graded higher to date (in our opinion, this stamp deserves a Superb 98 grade without the Jumbo appellation). (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 4,250
265 nh $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., beautiful centering with Jumbo margins all around, bright colors as fresh as the day it was printed, detailed impressions

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE. A STUNNING STAMP.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,350.00 as 90, $4,650.00 as 95). Only seven have graded higher to date. (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 2,300
266 ogbl 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Centerline block of four, large even margins all around, h.r. at top, bottom stamps lightly hinged, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE CENTERLINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps reached the public. (Image Magnifier)

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10,500 9,500
267 c 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large margins, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 8, 1926" machine cancel on cover to Samuel Konweiser in Newark N.J., pencil mark at top

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER BEARING THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 2,400
268 ogbl 3c Deep Red Violet (537a). Left plate no. block of six, intense color in the true Deep Red Violet shade, top pair lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H.

FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND INCREDIBLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT VICTORY ISSUE IN THE SCARCE DEEP RED VIOLET SHADE.

Ex Drucker. With 1961, 2002 and 2007 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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10,000 9,000
269   1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, machine cancel, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 11/10 compound gauge. Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged--the result of lower production standards and poor handling.

With 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 9,000
270   1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Choice centering for this rare coil waste issue with three unusually wide margins, rich color, neat strike of duplex cancel which partly masks short perf at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 1974 P.F. certificate which does not mention the short perf (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 3,750
271   1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bright color, neat open grid cancel, light diagonal crease at top left, tiny corner perf crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine for this issue, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 1,700
272 c 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, tied by "Boston Mass. Dec. 29, 1922" machine cancel on multicolored New Year's postcard to Philadelphia

VERY FINE AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 USED ON A POSTCARD. ONLY NINE POSTCARDS AND FIVE COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 11/10 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938. The earliest documented use is December 21, only eight days prior to the this usage.

With 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 8,500
273 nh 1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., radiant color, detailed impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY QUITE POSSIBLY BE THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1921 ONE-CENT PERF 11 ROTARY WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 545. THIS STAMP IS A TRUE CONDITION RARITY, AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

By their very nature, rotary press waste stamps are extremely difficult to obtain with such choice centering. The production process was far less precise, resulting in many off-center stamps. The stamps were not meant to be perforated on the flat-plate perforating machines, which were set for a slightly different size of stamp.

Ex Killien. With 1990 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ, SMQ $10,200.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve the grade of 98 Jumbo, which is the highest grade awarded to date. Only one has been graded 98, and that stamp is offered in the following lot. (Image Magnifier)

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274 nh 1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., radiant color, detailed impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1921 ONE-CENT PERF 11 ROTARY WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 545. THIS STAMP IS A TRUE CONDITION RARITY, AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, AND ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

By their very nature, rotary press waste stamps are extremely difficult to obtain with such choice centering. The production process was far less precise, resulting in many off-center stamps. The stamps were not meant to be perforated on the flat-plate perforating machines, which were set for a slightly different size of stamp.

With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,200.00). This is the only example to achieve the grade of 98, and only one has graded higher (98 Jumbo, offered in lot 273). (Image Magnifier)

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425 9,000
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