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Lot 2001
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Used Collection, 1846-1934, High catalog, mainly 19th century collection in a Scott Platinum hingeless album; begins with 10X1 (unused) and includes #1, 13, 16, 18, 23, 28, 29, 30-38, 67, 75, 85, 86-101, 1869s complete, Columbians to $4, 262-63, 278 and 285-313; the 20th century includes #534B (1990 PSE), 578-79, a White Plains sheet and Kans.-Nebr. complete; there is also one each of the 5¢ & 10¢ 1847s on cover; condition is very mixed with a very large percentage of the better stamps having faults, though they are not generally obvious; still a worthwhile lot with some F-VF surprises hidden here and there.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 2002
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United States Collection, 1847-1947, predominately used collection mounted on quadrille pages in a Stanley Gibbons album, highly complete only missing #2, some 1851-61 issues, higher value grills, 3¢ and up blue papers and a few other stamps, what is here is impressive including (used) #1, 12, 39 with PFC, 64 with PFC, 99-101, 1869s complete, 139 certificate, 141 (split grill, certificate), Columbian set, Bureau issues & Trans-Mississippi set all complete, 312-13, 449 certificate, 459 certificate, 491 certificate, 519 certificate, C13-15, etc., condition is mixed including Fine centering on some. A powerful collection that warrants your inspection.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2003
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United States Collection, hundreds of mint and used stamps mounted in two Scott National albums; most of the value in issues up to the Trans-Mississippi's, each printed page usually followed by a blank album page filled with many high value duplicates, sometimes up to four each. Highlights include (used unless noted) 1, 12, 17 regummed, 28, 36-37, 7 (2), 70-72, 75-78 (4 each), 98 (2), 112-22, 113 mint, 217-18 (2 each), 219D mint, Columbian Dollar values $1, $2 & $5 mint, $3-$4 used, C4-6 mint, etc., condition mixed, most mint o.g., generally Fine or better.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 2004
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High Grade Mint & Used Collection, about 300 stamps in a Scott hingeless National album; 19th century issues are mainly used and 20th are primarily mint. Just about everything was purchased by the owner as XF or better with lots of 95s and probably a good number of 98s as well; and, while a few don't make the grade, the vast majority do, including lots of $50-$200 stamps and several higher still. Most of the mint are LH, but there are plenty of exceptional NH lower values plus a few higher value surprises. In addition, 28 of the stamps have certificates. Scott value is over $20,000 (as is the owner's cost). A wonderful lot that really must be seen to be appreciated. Also includes a few stock sheets of lesser quality 1893/1930 mint singles.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2005
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United States Collection, 1851-1960, hundreds of mint and used stamps and souvenir sheets mounted in Scott National album, rather sparse 19th Century, early 20th Century primarily used with a sprinkling of interesting mint stamps, airmails solid and back-of-the book well represented. Highlights include (mint unless noted) 9 used, 77 used, 116-17 used, 240, 278 st. edge, 287-88, 309, 573, 1053, C1-6, K1-9, K15 with somewhat smudged cancel, etc., condition is mixed, still many F-VF stamps and mint mostly o.g.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 2006
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19th Century Collection, Balance of a mainly mint, high catalog collection of Regular Issues including such mint/unused as #14, 15 (part o.g., PFC), 20, 26A (o.g.), 35 (o.g., PFC), 37, 38, 56, 68, 69, 75 APS certificate), 83 ('71 PFC), 88 (most o.g.) 97, 98, 112-119, 134, 149, 156-161, 162 (o.g.), 178, 179, 185, 186 (disturbed o.g., PFC), 190 (most o.g.), 208 (o.g.), 208a (o.g., PFC), 217 & 218 (o.g.), 221-229, 258-262, 268-278, etc., etc.; also includes a few imprint and plate no. strips like #257 & 269 (NH). Condition is very mixed but you will find plenty of F-VF stamps and a few better (we note a #248 with a PSE XF 90NH certificate) and 13 stamps have certificates. A useful lot, well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2007
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United States, Miscellaneous Balance of Consignment, mostly better items, with faults, most have certificates with disclaimers, includes 67 used red cancel (sound and nice), 70b, 505 mint, 523 mint, E4 mint, RB8u (var), plenty of useful material.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 2008
 
Mint/Unused Collection, 1867-1919, nearly 200 stamps on Scott pages beginning with an unused #79 and an OG #83 and running through the Washington-Franklins with lots of high values and better stamps like #101 (unused), 165-166 OG, Trans-Miss. complete, etc. Condition is a bit mixed but much is F-VF or better. Huge catalog value.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 2009
 
United States Collection, 1869-1932, terrific collection of mostly mint stamps stored in glassine envelopes, almost all are higher catalog value stamps and centering is consistently Very Fine or better with many certificates graded in the 90s, many of ungraded stamps have certificates and many will grade Extremely Fine or better. Highlights include (mint unless noted) 341 NH, 369 NH, 397 NH, graded certificate. (90), 407 NH, 420, 438 NH, 504 NH graded certificate (95), 524 NH, 547 (2 NH), 572-73 NH, 595, 658-68 NH, C13-16, J41 NH, J56 NH, J66a NH, J75-76 NH, J87 NH PB4, K12 NH, RG83-95, PR114-25 NH, etc., Generally Very Fine or better, mint o.g. with almost all NH.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2010
 
High Quality Mint Collection, 1887-1954, Outstanding collection that began when the owner began adding quality mint stamps to a non-descript used collection in a Minkus All-American album. The earliest mint stamp is an XF #214 and some of the best numbers include #369, 421, 423, 456, 545-46, 547 (NH), 551-591, E6-10, J56 NH, J57, Q1-JQ5. Nealy everything is hinged but condition, outside of a tiny number of reperfs and regums, is almost never less than Very Fine, with the majority being Extremely Fine or better and with more than twenty having certificates. Also includes a few duplicates on a stock sheet. A terrific lot, with a total Scott value, for the mint only, of over $20,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2011
 
Selection of 1890-1930 Plus Ducks, includes a few pairs and blocks, including 216, 225 (block), 227, 240, 248 (block), 287 (block), 295-7 (blocks), 480, 500, RW3/39 (21 different) etc. Mixed condition, with some earlier regummed, but plenty of original gum F-VF later on, clean lot.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2012
 
United States Collection, 1893-1962, couple hundred mint singles, blocks and plate blocks mounted in two Scott National albums, surprising collection with many unexpected better items such as (mint NH unless noted) 230-39 hinged, 328-30 hinged, 368 PB6, 371 hinged PB6, 373 PB6, 537 PB6, 621 PB6, almost all the 2¢ Red Plate blocks, Parks (perf & imperf PB6), 803-34 singles and 834 PB4, 1053 PB6, C18 block, plus many more, generally F-VF, mint o.g. mostly NH.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2013
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1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue, valuable balance of a highly specialized collection neatly written up on blank 3-ring pages; starts off with four used sets, and includes photographic reproductions of some of designer R. Ostrander Smith's initial drawings plus all sorts of varieties like sheet margin markings, vignette shifts, cancellations and multiples; highlights include 1¢: 5 different precancels and three imprint and plate no. strips; 2¢: two arrow blocks and an imprint and plate no. block of 10 (nearly separated); 4¢: four imprint and plate no. strips (one used), a used plate block of 6 and a mint plate block of 8 (one stamp thin); 5¢: one precanceled St. Paul, Minn., imprint and plate no. strips (one NH), an arrow block of 4 (stamps NH), mint (one NH) & used blocks of 4; 8¢: 16 mint singles, two blocks of four (7 stamps NH), three imprint and plate no. strips and a plate block of 6 (slightly separated); and 10¢: 19 mint singles (3 NH), three blocks of four, two with arrows (both NH, one creased) and three imprint and plate no. strips of 4; a few small faults are present, but the vast majority is F-VF. A great foundation for a possible award-winning exhibit. Scott value is over $31,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 2014
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1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Specialized collection of mint and used singles, blocks, and a few plate blocks, plus precancels and cover; includes a plate block of 4 of the 1¢, a plate block of 6 of the 2¢, mint block of 4 and an arrow block of 4 of the 5¢ & 10¢ and precans on the 1¢ (11 different, 2¢ (5), 3¢ & 10¢ (1 each), plus a 10¢ cover and much more. Condition is a little mixed but is generally F-VF. Scott value is over $4,700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2015
 
Private Vending Machine Perforations, Collection of about 230 singles, pairs and strips with modest duplication in a small stockbook; highlights include Brinkerhoff type II #371 pair and strip of 4, type IIa #314 pair & strip of 4; Farwell group IV, type A #482 pair, type B #343 strip of 3; Mailometer type I #368 pair, type II #373 pair, type IV #320 pair, 368 paste-up pair; Schermack type III #533 two pair and paste-up pair; also includes Wilson roulettes on #371 pair and 532 pair; original gum; condition F-VF throughout except about 75% of the items have light allover toning. Scott value is about $19,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2016
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1907 Jamestown Exposition, Specialized collection comprising mint & used singles, mint imprint singles, arrow blocks, imprint and plate no. strips of 3 of strip of 5), pus used plate blocks of 6 of the 1¢ & 5¢ (latter partly separated). Condition is generally F-VF with some of the usual centering problems typical of the issue. Scott value (counting used plate blocks as simply a block of four & two singles) is $4,990.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2017
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1913-15 Panama-Pacific Exposition Issue, Specialized collection of mint and used singles, blocks, and a few plate blocks, plus slogan cancels, precancels and plate no. singles. Includes mint blocks of 4 of #397-400 & 401-402, a mint plate block of #398 and used plate blocks of #399 & 401, as well as San Francisco precancels on 398-401 (plus Detroit, Cleveland & St. Louis on 397); also includes three covers: 401 pair, 403 pair and 404 single. Condition is a little mixed but is generally F-VF. Scott value (counting used plate blocks as simply a block of four & two singles) is over $8,300.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 2018
 
Mint Never Hinged Collection, 1919-1940, complete for the period in a Schaubek hingeless album; in addition to the normal stamps there are better varieties like line pair of #599A, two line pairs #599/599A (one LH), an extra White Plains sheet with dot over "S", a $1 Prexy watermarked USIR (w/PFC) and a centerline block of the $5 Prexy; all F-VF and NH; also includes some value in Airmails, Special Deliveries, Postage Dues and Parcel Posts, including both mint (hinged) and used with the condition being just a bit mixed. Overall, a terrific lot.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2019
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Small Consignment Balance of Better Items, 17 items including 1917 5¢ Errors #505, single (Fine) and double (Avg.) errors in blocks of 9 & 12, plus a used single with a PFC noting "non-dated cancel"; 1596d plate block of 12; 1789c strip of 3; 2870 in USPS envelope; Zeppelins (C13-15) each on flown cover; and C23a (LH), C23c (NH, signed Bloch); just about all F-VF or better.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2020
 
Better Plate Blocks, 1919-1935, About 60 plate blocks between #537 (2) and 765 plus C20-22 & C24; also including the matched arrow blocks and centerline blocks #620-621; all OG, F-VF.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2021
 
Plate Block Collection, 1922-1963, virtually complete commemoratives and regular issues from #620 onward including White Plains sheet, 1928 Hawaii, Kans.-Nebr., Prexies, Famous Americans, etc.; few separations early but otherwise F-VF throughout and mainly NH from the mid-1930s onward. Scott value about $12,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 2022
 
Plate Block Collection, 1923-1945, Fairly complete for the period with most of the numbers up to $100 catalog being NH and most over that being LH including LH 5¢ Lexington-Concord and 2¢ & 5¢ Hawaii; NH includes #611, 615, 618, 628 (2), 713, National Parks, Famous Americans, C7-9, C21-22, etc. (Airmails actually run to the 1970s); all F-VF. A nice clean lot. Scott value is about $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 2023
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Small Collection, six binders and loose album pages containing such things as 1938 Presidential plate blocks complete, modern definitive plate blocks including $5 Hamilton; two volumes filled with plate # coil strips of mostly 5 including #1908 strips of 5, plate #1, 8, 11, one volume 1920s-1930s plate blocks, plus more.
Estimate $500 - 750
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