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Sale 705

The Stan Cutler Collection of the Ryukyu Islands


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Lot 269

1948, 1st Issue, 1st printing, 5s-1y complete (Scott 1a-7a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 1-7.
Scott $490.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 270

1948, 1st Issue, 1st printing, 5s-1y complete (Scott 1a-7a), slightly dry o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 1-7.
Scott $490.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 271
1948, 1st Issue, 1st printing, 1y ultramarine (Scott 7a), two vertical strips of 3 used as revenues on a handwritten Eviction Notice, tied by Miyako-jima c.d.s.s, 10 Oct 1948; also bears Postmaster Tomiyama's chop and the Section Chief's chop; two stamps lightly affected by horizontal document creases and a third by a spindle hole, otherwise Very Fine. A most unusual use of the 1 yen first issue.
J.S.C.A. 7.
Estimate $500 - 750

Includes a typewritten translation that notes, "This certifies that this parcel, dated Oct 8, 1948, is handled as registered mail no. 901", which may explain why revenue stamps were not used.

Realized $1,200.
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Lot 272
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1949, 1st Issue, 2nd printing, overprinted with colored burelage (Scott 1E-7E), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, RPSS 1AE-7AE. See Scott footnote below 7aP2 in the Proofs section. One sheet of 100 of each value was overprinted, but only 12 complete sets (plus an odd number of the 10s to 40s values) are said to have reached the philatelic market., with 2002 R.P.S.S. certificate.
Scott $5,600.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

TRUE CLASSICS, THESE ESSAYS ARE AMONG THE RAREST AND MOST HIGHLY PRIZED PIECES IN ALL OF RYUKYU PHILATELY.

In 1949, following the production of the second printing of the first definitives (Scott 1-7), Ryukyu Command secretly planned to devalue the B Yen. With that in mind, they wanted a way to avoid having to scrap there entire stock of stamps. Accordingly, the Japan Printing Bureau was asked to devise a means of alternation whereby the then-current stock would be easily distinguishable from its predecessor, the first printing (Scott 1a-7a). Overprinting was suggested, and a set of sheets submitted to the JPB, where they were treated with a burelage overlays of blue, green and pink dots, and returned to the authorities. Ultimately, however, the devaluation never came about.

Realized $4,200.
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Lot 273
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1949, 1st Issue, 2nd printing, 5s magenta, overprinted with a burelage of blue dots (Scott 1E), o.g., never hinged, centered to the right as always (only one sheet of 100 was produced), Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 1A var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $330.
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Lot 274
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1949, 1st Issue, 2nd printing, 10s yellow green, overprinted with a burelage of blue dots (Scott 2E), o.g., never hinged; small crease at lower left, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 2A var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $570.
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Lot 275
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1949, 1st Issue, 2nd printing, 30s vermilion, overprinted with a burelage of blue dots (Scott 4E), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 4A var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $660.
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Lot 276
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1949, 1st Issue, 2nd printing, 40s magenta, overprinted with a burelage of blue dots (Scott 5E), o.g., lightly hinged; nibbed perf at lower left, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 5A var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $900.
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Lot 277
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1950, 2nd Issue, 50s green, imperf trial color proof (Scott 8TC5b), ungummed; faint horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 8 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 278
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1950, 2nd Issue, 50s dark carmine rose, imperf proof (Scott 8P5), ungummed, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 8 var.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 279
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1950, 2nd Issue, 1y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott 9TC5a), ungummed; faint horizontal crease at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 9 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 280
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1950, 2nd Issue, 1y green, imperf trial color proof (Scott 9TC5b), ungummed; light horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 9 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $510.
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Lot 281

1950, 2nd Issue, 1y blue, used on Amami covers, specialized collection (Scott 9), 37 covers in a binder, each with different town cancels, a few double rates, a few addressed to government departments, a nice collateral collection for the Ryukyus specialist, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $780.
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Lot 282
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1950, 2nd Issue, 2y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott 10TC5a), lower left corner margin single, ungummed, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 10 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $540.
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Lot 283
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1950, 2nd Issue, 2y green, imperf trial color proof (Scott 10TC5b), ungummed, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 10 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 284
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1950, 2nd Issue, 3y Guardian Dragon, artist's drawing (Scott 11 var.), brush drawing in black on thick textured paper, signed by the artist, M. Shimozi with his personal chop, about 4" x 5", Very Fine. One of twenty produced by Mr. Shimozi.
J.S.C.A. 11.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $330.
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Lot 285
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1950, 2nd Issue, 3y green, imperf trial color proof (Scott 11TC5b), ungummed, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 11 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $420.
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Lot 286
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1950, 2nd Issue, 4y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott 12TC5a), ungummed; faint diagonal crease and small corner crease, Very Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 12 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 287
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1950, 2nd Issue, 5y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott 13TC5a), right sheet margin single, ungummed, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 13 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 288
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1950, 2nd Issue, 5y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott 13TC5b), ungummed, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 13 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $540.
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Lot 289
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1950, 2nd Issue, 5y green, imperf trial color proof (Scott 13TC5b), lower right corner sheet margin single, ungummed; light diagonal crease, Extremely Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 13 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 290
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1950, 3y Opening of Ryukyu University, imperf proof (Scott 14P5), left sheet margin single, ungummed; horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, with Bush certificate.
J.S.C.A. 14 var.
Scott $750.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $270.
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Lot 291
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1950, 3y Reforestation Week, imperf proof (Scott 15P5), ungummed, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 15 var.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 292

1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge on Shuri Castle, 100y on 2y rose violet, "Kai Tei" in 8/8 point type (Scott 17a), o.g., very lightly hinged; single lightly gum-soaked perf at lower left, otherwise Very Fine, with clear 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
J.S.C.A. 17vb.
Scott $2,250 for NH.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 293

1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge on Shuri Castle, 100y on 2y rose violet, "Kai Tei" in 8/8 point type (Scott 17a), tied by 1952 roller cancels on piece of wrapper, along with three 30y Heavenly Maiden airmails; the piece has multiple wrinkles affecting the three airs, but leaving the five 100y surcharges virtually unaffected (the top stamp in the strip has a tiny corner crease), otherwise Very Fine, with Bush certificate.
J.S.C.A. 17vb.
Scott $8,000+.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

A REMARKABLE USAGE—THE LARGEST USED GROUP OF THE 100Y PROVISIONAL RECORDED.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 294
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1952, 3y Government, imperf trial color plate proof in carmine on gummed stamp paper (Scott 18TC5b), o.g., never hinged; usual natural gum bends, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 295
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1952, 3y Government, imperf trial color plate proof in scarlet on gummed stamp paper (Scott 18TC5c), o.g., never hinged; usual natural gum bends, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 296
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1952, 3y Government, imperf trial color plate proof in scarlet on gummed stamp paper (Scott 18TC5c), o.g., never hinged; usual natural gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 297
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, group of seven imperf "fantail" margin copies (Scott 44//52 vars.), top: 5¢ & 10¢; right: 2¢ & 10¢; left: 10¢; right: 2¢ & 10¢, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 298
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, ½¢ orange, imperf (Scott 44a), horizontal pair, without gum as issued, large balanced margins and deep color, Very Fine. Only one sheet of 100 recorded., ex Wilson, signed "JB" (Bush).
J.S.C.A. 44 var.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 299
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, ½¢ orange, imperf (Scott 44a), top sheet margin block of 4 (positions 5-6/15-16), without gum as issued, wonderfully bright and fresh with large margins all around, Very Fine. Only one sheet of 100 recorded., signed "JB" (Bush).
J.S.C.A. 44 var.
Scott $3,000+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 300
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, ½¢ orange, imperf horizontally between (Scott 44d), vertical strip of 4 which also includes an imperf bottom margin "fantail", without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 44 var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $540.
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Lot 301
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 1¢ yellow green, double and compound perf (Scott 45 var.), top sheet margin block of 12, vertical perforations measure 11.1, horizontal are (top to bottom) 10.8, 10.3, 11.1 (double), 10.8 & 10.8, without gum as issued, bright and fresh; trivial small rusty staple hole in top selvage, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 45.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 302
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 1¢ yellow green, imperf horizontally between (Scott 45c), vertical strip of 3, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 45 var.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 303
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 1¢ yellow green, imperf horizontally between (Scott 45c), vertical strip of 3, the bottom stamp of which was apparently also imperf at the bottom, as it is scissor-separated, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 45 var.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 304
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 1¢ yellow green, imperf horizontally between (Scott 45d), the bottom four stamps in a left sheet margin vertical strip of 5, which also includes an imperf bottom margin "fantail", without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 44 var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 305
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ & 4¢ black, imperf trial color proofs with red Mihon overprints (Scott 46TCS5, 48TCS5), ungummed.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 306
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ & 4¢ black, imperf trial color proofs (Scott 46TC5, 48TC5), ungummed, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 46, 48 vars.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $270.
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Lot 307
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ dark blue (Scott 46 var.), top sheet margin block of 20, perf 11.2 x 11.2, with an extra row of perforations in the top selvage gauging 10.3 and widely spaced from the normal perfs, without gum as issued; trivial rusty staple holes in top selvage, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 46.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 308
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ dark blue, imperf vertically between (Scott 46c), the 3 middle stamps in a right sheet margin horizontal strip of 5, the right stamp also having an imperf "fantail" margin, without gum as issued, Very Fine. Only two sheets containing this double error are recorded., ex Schoberlin.
J.S.C.A. 46 var.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 309
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ dark blue, imperf vertically between (Scott 46c), horizontal strip of 3, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 46 var.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 310
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 2¢ dark blue, imperf vertically between (Scott 46d), the left 4 stamps in horizontal strip of 10, the left stamp having an imperf "fantail" margin, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 46 var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $240.
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Lot 311

1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 3¢ deep carmine, imperf horizontally between (Scott 47b), tied by NAHA c.d.s. on Airmail cover to Taipei, Taiwan, assessed 6 centimes postage due with strip of 4x 20c J127 canceled upon arrival in Taipei, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 47 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $480.
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Lot 312
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 3¢ deep carmine, imperf horizontally between (Scott 47c), vertical strip of 3 with imperf "fantail" sheet margin at top, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 47 var.
Scott $400+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 313
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 3¢ deep carmine, imperf horizontally between (Scott 47d), vertical strip of 4, without gum as issued; horizontal creases visible only on reverse, Very Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 47 var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 314
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 3¢ deep carmine, imperf between vertically and horizontally (Scott 47e), positions 36-37/46-47 in an upper left corner sheet margin block of 30 (pos. 6-1/56-60), which also contains four pairs imperf vertically between (47A) and three pairs imperf horizontally between (47b), without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 47 var.
Scott $12,500 +++.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,000.
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Lot 315
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 4¢ bright green, compound perforation (Scott 48 var.), white paper imprint block of 20 (4 x 5, positions 57-60/97-100)), the top three horizontal rows of perfs measure 10.8, the bottom three 11.1 (the vertical perfs are all 10.3), the result being that the middle horizontal row (position. 77-80) is perforated 10.8 x 10.3 x 11.1 x 10.3, without gum as issued, ex MacLellan.
J.S.C.A. 48.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

The largest intact multiple from the only sheet ever discovered. MacLellan paid $3,500 for it in 1990
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Realized $1,560.
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Lot 316
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 5¢ orange, imperf horizontally between (Scott 49b), the 2nd & 3rd stamps in vertical strip of 7, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 49 var.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 317
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 10¢ aquamarine, imperf between (Scott 50c), vertical strip of 3 with imperf bottom margin "fantail", without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 50 var.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $420.
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Lot 318
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 25¢ bright violet blue, imperf between (Scott 51b), horizontal pair, without gum as issued, Very Fine. One of only 10 recorded.
J.S.C.A. 51 var.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 319
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 25¢ bright violet blue, imperf horizontally between (Scott 51d), 10 strips of 3 in a top sheet margin block of 30 with imperf "fantail" margins at top, without gum as issued; folded vertically along center perfs with a a minor wrinkle in the 5th strip and a light crease in the 6th, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 51 var.
Scott $9,000 ++.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,600.
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Lot 320
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 50¢ gray, imperf between (Scott 52b), the right pair in a horizontal strip of 3 with sheet margin at right, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 53 var.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 321
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, 50¢ gray, imperf vertically between (Scott 52b), right sheet margin horizontal pair, without gum as issued; tiny, very faint tone spot at lower left, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 53 var.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 322
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, $1 rose lilac, imperf vertically between (Scott 53a), horizontal block of 4, without gum as issued, bright and fresh, Very Fine, ex MacLellan.
J.S.C.A. 55 var.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 323
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, Collection. Housed in four volumes, with ½¢ variations with plate and sheet position, sheet reconstructions with varieties, 1¢ sheet with preprinting fold, sheet reconstruction with varieties, 2¢ varieties with plate & sheet position, sheet reconstruction with varieties, 3¢ varieties with plate & sheet position, sheet reconstruction with varieties, 4¢ & 5¢ sheet reconstruction with varieties, 50¢ varieties, a binder of individual varieties, a binder of offsets, misperfs, perforation varieties, and a group of varieties on stock cards, a monster of a collection with hundreds of different varieties, the only drawback is the time needed to view it all, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 324
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1958, U.S. Currency Provisional, Premium Collection. A splendid collection of better items, many Scott listed, includes #44b horizontal pair imperf between, vertical pair imperf between (44c), block of ten imperf between bottom margin, horizontal pair double perfs between, singles with double perfs between stamp and margin, #45 includes horizontal pair imperf between (45a), strip of ten imperf between 3rd & 4th stamps, 46a, 47a, 48a, 49a, 50a, 51a & 53a all imperf between horizontal pairs, with duplicates, strips & blocks, an absolutely fabulous collection not soon to be duplicated, be sure to put this on your "To view" list, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $3,360.
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Lot 325

1962, 2½¢ Dance, color omitted (Scott 82 var.), vertical strip of 5, the black and dark blue missing from the sash and gown in the 3rd stamp down and nearly so in the 4th, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. A rare transitional color error.
J.S.C.A. 84.
Estimate $300 - 400

One sheet of 50 was discovered, the entire third and fourth rows displaying similar, though not identical characteristics. This strip is from the third vertical row.

Realized $360.
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Lot 326

1962, 2½¢ Dance, color omitted (Scott 82 var.), vertical strip of 5, as previous, from the 2nd row of the unique sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 84.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 327

1962, 2½¢ Dance, color omitted (Scott 82 var.), right sheet margin vertical block of 10, as previous, from the 9th and 10th rows of the unique sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. The only intact block in existence.
J.S.C.A. 84.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 328

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, double perforations (Scott 90 var.), full sheet of 20 with two rows of perfs 2.75mm apart between last column of stamps and right sheet margin, o.g., some gum distribution, otherwise never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 329

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, left sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), perf 10.8, slightly toned o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 330

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, vertically ribbed gum (Scott 90 var.), perf 10.8 except first & fourth vertical rows 10.5, full sheet of 20, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. An exceedingly rare variety.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 331

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, bottom sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), perf 10.8 except last two vertical rows 10.3, o.g., never hinged with glassine interleaving adhering in top selvage only, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $660.
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Lot 332

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, right sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), perf 10.8 except second vertical row 10.3, o.g., never hinged with natural gum skips, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 333

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, right sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), o.g., never hinged; insignificant corner bend in left selvage, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 334

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, right sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 335

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, right sheet margin imperforate (Scott 90 var.), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 336

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, imperf between horizontally (Scott 90b), perf 10.8 x 10.3, vertical pair in right sheet margin strip of 5, o.g., never hinged; folded between stamps 3/4, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92vb.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 337

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, imperf between horizontally (Scott 90b), right perfs 10.3, others 10.8, vertical pair in strip of 5 with top & bottom selvage with imprint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92vb.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 338

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, imperf between horizontally (Scott 90b), perf 10.8:10.3:10.8:10.8, vertical pair in left sheet margin strip of 5, o.g., never hinged (lightly hinged in top selvage); folded between stamps 3/4, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92vb.
Scott $700.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 339

1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, imperf between horizontally (Scott 90b), perf 10.3, full sheet of 20, the second & third rows imperf between, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 92vb.
Scott $2,800 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 340
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1961, 3¢ White Silver Temple, Specialized Collection (Scott 90). 39 singles, pairs, strips and sheets in one volume, includes vertical pairs imperf between (2), strip of ten imperf bottom margin, sheet with double perfs row four, double misperf at bottom, horizontal double perf strip of five, double perf between pair, double perf left & right margins, vertical strip of five misperfed, sheet misperfed vertical & horizontal, strip of five bottom margin imperf, imperf in margin at right, horizontal pair imperf between, sheet misperfed at right, top block of eight imperf right margin, double horizontal perfs in sheet, sheet with full double perf at right, dot under "3", papers, a stunning collection that will thrill collector & dealer alike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,520.
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Lot 341
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1961-65, Commemoratives, Mihon overprints complete (Scott 91S-139S), o.g., never hinged except 119S lightly hinged, Very Fine, several signed Bush ("JB").
Scott $2,140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 342

1961, 3¢ Book Reading Week, sheet margin inscriptions omitted (Scott 91 var.), full sheet of 20 missing the commemorative inscription in the top selvage and the JPB imprint at the bottom, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, also includes two normal sheets, one with first day cancels, with 1990 R.P.S.S. certificate.
J.S.C.A. 93.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS ERROR.

Apparently the original lithographic plate used to print the black parts of the design failed to include the commemorative inscription in the top margin and the Japanese Printing Bureau imprint at the bottom, creating the need to produce a second black plate. However, during the second press run at least one sheet (of two panes) did not receive an impression from this second black plate, resulting in the sheet we offer here—the only one ever discovered.

Realized $2,640.
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Lot 343

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, major overprint shift (Scott 122 var.), right sheet margin single with overprint in the extreme lower right corner instead of the upper right, MacLellan shift no. 6, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 344

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, shifted overprint (Scott 122 var.), upper right corner sheet margin block of 4 (positions 3-4/7-8) with overprint shifted dramatically to the right and sloping downward resulting in the overprint being on the left side of the stamps instead of the right and with two additional instances in the selvage, that of position 8 with inverted "1", MacLellan shift no. 3, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 345

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, shifted overprint (Scott 122 var.), right sheet margin block of 4 (positions 11-12/15-16 from the same sheet as the preceding lot) with overprint shifted dramatically to the right and sloping downward resulting in the overprint being on the left side of the stamps instead of the right and with two additional instances in the selvage, MacLellan shift no. 3; slight gum adhesion and perf damage at lower left of lower left stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 346

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, shifted overprint (Scott 122 var.), lower right corner margin block of 4 with overprint shifted about 1½mm downward, MacLellan shift no. 12, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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Lot 347

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, shifted overprint (Scott 122 var.), full shhet of 20 with overprint shifted downward slightly and sloping downward (left vertical row shifted by 1mm, right by about 3½mm), MacLellan shift no. 5, o.g., never hinged; minor bend in top selvage, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 348

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 349

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), right sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, well centered, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 350

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), right sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 351

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), left sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, well centered; single slightly nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $480.
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Lot 352

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), left sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged; few dots of green offset on gum, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $480.
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Lot 353
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1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), unused without gum, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 354

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), left sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged; two tiny surface abrasions at left, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 355

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint inverted (Scott 122b), full sheet of 20, position 13 with inverted "1", o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and well centered; few minor faults: position 8 with a natural paper wrinkle and small bend, position 5 with overprint slightly smeared, and light bend in top margin—none of which should have any impact on a rarity of this nature, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vc.
Scott $37,500 as singles.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO SHEETS FOUND, AND THE ONLY ONE STILL INTACT.
Realized $14,400.
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Lot 356
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1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 122c), without gum as always; usual thin spot expertly filled, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Schoberlin, Wilson, with 2009 Sismondo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, ALL OF WHICH ARE WITHOUT GUM AND THINNED.

Includes a 1995 letter from George MacLellan to Sim Wilson. The letter, which accompanied this stamp and a similar 8¢ error sent from MacLellan to Wilson, gives a bit of the background of the errors and the provenance of the two Schoberlin examples listed here. MacLellan also suggests that Wilson have the 3¢ thin repaired, which he did—his bill for the repair is also included.

Realized $1,080.
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Lot 357
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1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 122c), unused without gum; facial abrasions and damaged lower right corner, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125 var.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 358

1964, 3¢ Microwave Tower, overprint and figure "1" inverted (Scott 122d, b), horizontal pair, positions 13-14, left stamp with inverted "1", o.g., never hinged; small adhesion on gum of left stamp, minor abrasion at lower right of right stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 125vd.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

ONLY TWO SHEETS OF THE INVERTED OVERPRINT ARE RECORDED, THE OTHER REMAINING INTACT (SEE PREVIOUS)—THIS IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE EXAMPLE OF THE DOUBLE ERROR.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 359

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint shift (Scott 123 var.), right sheet margin block of 4 with overprint shifted 3-5mm to the right and sloping slightly upward as previous, but due to the slope, now more dramatically upward, MacLellan shift no. 9, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126 var.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 360

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint shift (Scott 123 var.), left sheet margin block of 4 with overprint shifted 3-5mm to the right and sloping slightly upward, MacLellan shift no. 8, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126 var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 361

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint shift (Scott 123 var.), full sheet of 20, overprint shifted 3-5mm to the right and sloping slightly upward, similar to the preceding blocks of 4, MacLellan shift no. 10, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126 var.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $660.
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Lot 362

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, major overprint shift (Scott 123 var.), full sheet of 20, overprint shifted a full 11mm upward, MacLellan shift no. 11, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126 var.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 363

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), left sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT RECORDED EXAMPLES.
Unsold
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Lot 364

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), o.g., never hinged, fresh and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

ANOTHER CHOICE EXAMPLE.
Unsold
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Lot 365

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), lower left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine. One of just eight recorded examples and one of only two that are sound and have original gum, ex Schoberlin, Wilson.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

Includes a photocopy of 1995 letter from George MacLellan to Sim Wilson mentioned previously on the 3¢ overprint omitted error.

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Lot 366

1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), left sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 Sismondo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Unsold
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Lot 367
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1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), unused without gum, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $960.
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Lot 368
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1964, 8¢ Microwave Tower, overprint omitted (Scott 123a), regummed, beautifully centered; expertly filled thins, Extremely Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. 126va.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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