Sale 355



 
Lot 74



1860, 90¢ blue (39), original gum, hinge remnant, perfectly centered within large margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, SMQ $17,500.
Scott $3,000

A SUPERBLY CENTERED MINT SINGLE, AND THE HIGHEST GRADED WITH ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARING THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2017 PSE graded XF- Superb.




 
Lot 212



Parcel Post, 1913, $1 carmine rose (Q12), Bottom margin single, absolutely perfectly centered with brilliant color, Superb, SMQ $8000 as 98, unpriced as a 100.
Scott $650

MOST LIKELY THE FINEST MINT NEVER HINGED SINGLE EXTANT. IT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST GRADE AND IS THE SOLE EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2016 PSE certificate graded Gem 100.




 
Lot 142



1908, 2¢ carmine, type II, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (322), original gum, invisible hinging, centered with mathematical precision within unusually wide and perfectly balanced margins, brilliant deep color, Superb.
Scott $7,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE EARLY COIL; CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN. WE MOST RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION IN CALLING THIS STAMP "PREVIOUSLY HINGED". WE SEE NO TRACE OF HINGING WHATSOEVER.

Expertization: with 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate. A 2015 PF certificate for a pair (#538627), of which this is the right stamp, is no longer present.




 
Lot 65

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1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (30), perfectly centered within balanced margins, intense shade with a complimentary red grid cancel, choice Extremely Fine, SMQ $10,000.
Scott $1,475

AN EXQUISITE SINGLE OF THE 5¢ ORANGE BROWN TYPE II, WHICH IS MUCH SCARCER USED THAN MINT. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED USED SINGLE, A DISTINCTION IT SHARES WITH ONLY THREE OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2001 PF certificate, 2012 PSE graded XF-Superb 95.




 
Lot 209



Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (K15), original gum, never hinged, perfectly centered with bright, rich color, Superb, SMQ $10,200.
Scott $1,300

FINALLY, A SUPERB $1 ON 50¢ SHANGHAI OVERPRINT, THE STUMBLING BLOCK TO A CHOICE SET. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT, NEVER HINGED SINGLE, A DISTINCTION IT SHARES WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 2002, 2016 PSE certificates, the latter graded Superb 98.




 
Lot 165



1914, 20¢ ultramarine (438), original gum, never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered, brilliant color and paper, Superb, SMQ $6150 as 98, unpriced as a 100.
Scott $430

A TRULY STUNNING 1913-1915 20¢, IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2001 PF certificate, 2016 PSE graded Gem 100.




 
Lot 91

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1861, 24¢ steel blue (70b), superb centering, vivid color with a bright red grid cancel enhancing the visual appeal, rare in this Extremely Fine gem quality, SMQ $9000.
Scott $840

A SIMPLY STUNNING USED SINGLE AND TRULY A JOY TO BEHOLD. THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE, WITH ONLY ONE OTHER AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2014 PSE graded XF-Superb 95.




 
Lot 312



Canada, 1857, Prince Albert, 6d reddish purple, very thick soft wove paper (10), unused without gum, clear to full margins, bright color, corner crease (cert states "strong", we can barely see it even on reverse), F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $16,000

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT UNUSED RARITY, OF WHICH THERE ARE PROBABLY ONLY 10-15 KNOWN, MOST OF WHICH ARE FAULTY.

Expertization: with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate.




 
Lot 292



Hawaii, 1893, 10¢ red brown, red overprint (61B), original gum, h.r., rich color, fresh, centered to top as are many of the small number of surviving examples, Fine.
Scott $15,000

A MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

Expertization: with 1978 P.F. certificate with ms notation "plated position #8, by Beardsly", also WHC (Colson) guarantee backstamp.




 
Lot 66



1857, 10¢ green, type I (31), original gum, centered to right, but better than many, and most importantly, well clear at bottom allowing type characteristics to be fully visible, luminous color, trivial tiny corner crease is invisible to unaided eye, Fine appearance, rarely offered mint.
Scott $35,000

Expertization: with 1989, 2000 P.F. certificates.