Sale 309

United States Stamps and Postal History


Balance of Nineteenth Century
 
 
 

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Lot 1272 1893, 3¢ Columbian (232), centered with mathematical precision within huge beautifully balanced margins, vibrant color and brilliant white paper. O.g., never hinged. A choice Extremely Fine to Superb gem. SMQ $1,250 for XF-S 95, $3,550 for Sup 98.
Scott $150

Expertization: 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95J.
  Realized $1,955
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Lot 1273 1893, 8¢ Columbian (236), superlative centering with huge margins, vibrant color and immaculate, never hinged original gum. Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $200

Provenance: 2005 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90J.
  Realized $1,093
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Lot 1274 o 1893, $1 Columbian (241), beautifully centered with intense color and a neat target cancel. Fresh and Extremely Fine with tremendous eye-appeal.
Scott $650

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $1,035
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Lot 1275 1893, $5 Columbian (245), perfectly centered within absolutely enormous margins, rich color and a strong impression, added perf at top left. O.g. Striking Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $3,000

A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED MINT JUMBO EXAMPLE OF THIS PERENNIAL FAVORITE.

Expertization: clear 1999 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $3,105
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Lot 1276 o 1893, $5 Columbian (245), near perfect centering with large balanced margins, light registry double oval and blue crayon cancels. Fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: 2004 P.F. Certificate.
  Unsold
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Lot 1277 o 1893, $5 Columbian (245), intense color on bright paper, New York registry cancel. Very Fine.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: 1984 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $978
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Lot 1278 P 1894, 1¢-$5 plate proofs on card (247P4//263P4), the complete values in blocks of four. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $7,325
  Realized $5,463
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Lot 1279 1894, 10¢ dark green (258), well centered, bright and fresh. O.g., never hinged. Choice Very Fine.
Scott $975

Expertization: 2002 P.S.E. Certificate.
  Realized $978
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Lot 1280 1894, $1 black, type I (261), exceptionally well centered with fresh intense color and a finely etched impression. O.g., very lightly hinged. Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,200

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $920
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Lot 1281 1894, $1 black, type II (261A), virtually perfectly centered with large margins and a deep, prooflike impression on bright paper. O.g., lightly hinged. Fresh and Extremely Fine. SMQ $4,900.
Scott $2,400

Expertization: 2006 P.F. Certificate graded XF 90.
  Realized $4,025
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Lot 1282 1894, $2 bright blue (262), well centered with larger than usual margins, luminous color. O.g., lightly hinged. Fresh and choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,250

AN ESPECIALLY WELL CENTERED MINT EXAMPLE OF THE NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT $2 UNWATERMARKED.

Expertization: 2004 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $2,415
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Lot 1283 1894, $5 dark green (263), well centered with intense color and a strong impression. O.g. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $5,000

THE $5 UNWATERMARKED IS A TRULY RARE STAMP THIS WELL CENTERED.

Expertization: 1982 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $2,875
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Lot 1284 1895, 2¢ carmine, type II (266), superbly centered and post office fresh with radiant color, the left stamp in a combination pair with type III (267), pristine never hinged original gum. An incredible, Extremely Fine to Superb pair.
Scott $350

THE SUPERB QUALITY OF THIS SCARCE COMBINATION PAIR WOULD SATISFY EVEN THE MOST DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR — WE HAVE NEVER OFFERED A FINER EXAMPLE.

Expertization: photocopy of 2005 P.F. Certificate.
  Unsold
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Lot 1285 1895, 2¢ carmine, type III (267), right margin plate number single. Mathematically precise centering within uncommonly wide margins, post office fresh with vivid color on crisp white paper and unblemished never hinged o.g. An Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $265 for XF-S 95, $730 for Sup 98.
Scott $16

Expertization: 2006 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-S 95J.
  Realized $489
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Lot 1286 1895, 6¢ dull brown (271), near perfectly centered and post office fresh with bright color and full never hinged o.g. Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $375
  Realized $1,323
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Lot 1287 1895, 6¢ dull brown (271), quite well centered, bright and fresh. O.g., never hinged. Extremely Fine.
Scott $375
  Realized $604
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Lot 1288 1895, 50¢ orange (275), choice centering within unusually large margins, fresh vivid color. O.g., lightly hinged. Extremely Fine.
Scott $325

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
  Unsold
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Lot 1289 1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (279Bc), well centered. O.g., never hinged. Post office fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $750

Expertization: 2004 A.P.S. Certificate.
  Realized $633
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Lot 1290 1898, 6¢ lake (282), top margin single with part imprint, centered with mathematical precision with wide, perfectly balanced margins, vibrant color and barely hinged original gum. A Superb gem.
Scott $50

Expertization: 2006 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
  Realized $805
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Lot 1291 1898, 5¢ Trans-Miss. (288), near perfect centering with beautifully balanced margins. O.g., never hinged. Post office fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $350
  Realized $345
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Lot 1292 1898, 50¢ Trans-Miss. (291), remarkably intense color and a deeply etched impression, well centered. O.g., lightly hinged. Fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful stamp.
Scott $700

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.
  Unsold
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Lot 1293 1898, 50¢ Trans-Miss. (291), vertical pair with right sheet margin and arrow, well centered and crisp, original gum, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom never hinged. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $2,700
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Lot 1294 1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (292), centered with mathematical precision within large, perfectly balanced margins. O.g. An exceptionally fresh Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2005 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $2,875
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Lot 1295 1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (292), very well centered, fresh intense color on bright paper, original gum. Very Fine.
Scott $1,250
  Realized $1,323
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Lot 1296 o 1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (292), choice centering with large beautifully balanced margins, Baltimore duplex cancel. Fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $600

Expertization: 2001 P.S.E. and 2005 P.F. Certificates.
  Unsold
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Lot 1297 1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (293), beautifully centered with balanced margins, incredibly rich, vibrant color and flawless, never hinged original gum. Post office fresh and choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine. SMQ $10,400.
Scott $6,250

AN EXTRAORDINARY $2 OMAHA WHICH IS TRULY RARE NEVER HINGED AND WITH NONE OF THE OXIDATION SO OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS STAMP.

Expertization: 1999 and 2006 P.F. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85.
  Unsold
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Lot 1298 1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (293), near perfectly centered, rich color, original gum, o.g., very lightly hinged. Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,250

AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE $2 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

Expertization: 1993 P.F. Certificate.
  Realized $2,990
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Lot 1299 o 1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (293), exceptionally well centered with rich color and light New York registration oval cancel. Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 2000 and 2004 P.F. Certificates.
  Unsold
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Lot 1300 1901, 4¢ Pan-American (296), block of four with sheet margin at right, beautifully centered, exceptionally bright and fresh. O.g., never hinged. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $760 for singles
  Realized $518
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