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Sale 705

The Stan Cutler Collection of the Ryukyu Islands


Airmail
 
 
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Lot 444
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Airmail, 1950, First Issue, 8y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott C1TC5a), upper left corner sheet margin single, ungummed; trivial small natural paper wrinkle at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Morishita.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $540.
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Lot 445
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Airmail, 1950, First Issue, 12y rose, imperf trial color proof (Scott C2TC5a), left sheet margin single, ungummed; natural paper wrinkle at bottom, Very Fine, ex Morishita.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 446
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Airmail, 1950, First Issue, 12y green, imperf trial color proof (Scott C2TC5b), ungummed; faint horizontal bend, Very Fine, ex Morishita.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 447
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Airmail, 1951, Heavenly Goddess, 13y-30y, imperf plate proofs (Scott C4P5-C6P5), ungummed, large balanced margins; 13y small natural paper inclusion top margin, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. A4A6 vars.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 448
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Airmail, 1951, Heavenly Goddess, 13y & 18y, imperf plate proofs (Scott C4P5, C5P5), ungummed; each with light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance.
J.S.C.A. A4, A5 vars.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $270.
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Lot 449
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Airmail, 1951, Heavenly Goddess, 30y cerise, imperf plate proof (Scott C6P5), right sheet margin single (position 20), ungummed, Extremely Fine, with Bush certificate.
J.S.C.A. A6 var.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 450

Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9¢-35¢ complete, all with misplaced surcharges (Scott C14-C18), upward shifts of 13mm, 4mm, 3mm,11mm & 5mm, respectively (from the line under the zeroes), o.g., never hinged; 14¢ on 20y a bit toned, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. A14-18.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 451

Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 15y, 14¢ on 20y & 35¢ on 60y, misplaced surcharges (Scott C14, C15, C18), horizontal blocks of 10 with varied shifts (as measured from the line below the zeroes).: C14 (2), 13mm upward & 2 - 3½mm downward (slanting), C15, 4mm upward, and C18, 5mm upward, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, also includes a normal block of C14.
J.S.C.A. A14.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,040.
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Lot 452

Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 15y blue green, misplaced surcharge (Scott C14 var.), block of 4, radical upward shift of 13mm (from the line under the zeroes), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Only two sheets of 50 were discovered, making it as rare as the invert.
J.S.C.A. A14.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 453

Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 15y blue green, surcharge inverted (Scott C14a), upper right corner sheet margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Only two sheets of 50 were found.
J.S.C.A. A14va.
Scott $3,400+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 454

Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 15y blue green, surcharge omitted (Scott C14b), the upper left stamp in a block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2006 Head certificate.
J.S.C.A. A14 var.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS ERROR—UNPRICED BY SCOTT.
Realized $22,800.
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Lot 455

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, surcharge transposed (Scott C19c), bottom sheet margin sheet margin single with an extra "9¢" printed in the selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. A19vc.
Scott $800+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Caused by a 10mm downward shift of the surcharge, only one sheet of 100 is known, with only the 10 bottom stamps (obviously) displaying this striking variety.

Realized $570.
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Lot 456

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, legend of surcharge only (Scott C19d, C19c), the top stamp in a vertical pair, the bottom stamp with transposed surcharge, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Only 10 examples of the missing "9¢" exist and only four of those 10 were left se-tenant with the transposed surcharge variety., signed initialed "JB" (Bush) in selvage.
J.S.C.A. A19vc var.
Scott $4,300.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

These errors were caused by a downward shift of the overprint. One sheet of 100 was discovered, the top row of 10 without the "9¢", the bottom row with the "9¢" printed in the selvage below.

Realized $2,160.
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Lot 457

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, legend of surcharge only (Scott C19d, C19c), the top stamp in a vertical pair, the bottom stamp with transposed surcharge, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. One of only four se-tenant pairs ot the missing "9" and the transposed surcharge.
J.S.C.A. A19vc var.
Scott $4,300+.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 458

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, without surcharge (Scott C19e), the lower right stamp in an otherwise normal imprint block of 10, o.g., the error pair never hinged; the vertical pair next to the error pair has been accidentally torn down the middle and neatly rejoined, otherwise Very Fine, ex MacLellan.
J.S.C.A. A19 var.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS ERROR.

The sole existing example of this major error, it was caused by a foldover of the lower right corner of the sheet during the overprinting process (there is a diagonal crease across the unoverprinted stamp). In fact, the obliterating bars and legend are printed on the gummed side of the sheet (the "9¢" would have printed beyond the edge of the paper).

Realized $5,700.
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Lot 459

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, shifted overprint (Scott C19 var.), vertical strip of 4 (positions 1/31 from the unique sheet, having the overprint shifted upward 4.5mm on only the first three stamps and normally placed on the fourth, leaving the space between the overprints on positions 21 & 31 4.5mm wider than normal, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. This shift exists on only 30 stamps with just 10 "gap" pairs.
J.S.C.A. A19.
Estimate $150 - 200

This error was caused by a slight jam of the paper as it went through the press, causing a light crease and bend affecting the third and fourth stamps. See the next three lots for four more of the only 10 gap pairs in existence.

Realized $192.
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Lot 460

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, shifted overprint (Scott C19 var.), another vertical strip of 4, as previous, this one from the 7th vertical row (positions 7/37), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. This shift exists on only 30 stamps with just 10 "gap" pairs.
J.S.C.A. A19.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 461

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, shifted overprint (Scott C19 var.), another vertical strip of 4, as previous, this one from the 8th vertical row (positions 8/38), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. This shift exists on only 30 stamps with just 10 "gap" pairs.
J.S.C.A. A19.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 462

Airmail, 1960, Regular Issue surcharged, 9¢ on 4y brown, shifted overprint (Scott C19 var.), a vertical block of 8, as previous, from the 9th & 10th vertical rows (positions 9-10/38-39); the right "gap" pair (positions 30/40) has been removed and has its own Bush guarantee, o.g., never hinged; small tone spot in the selvage above position 10 and another in the lower right corner of the bottom stamp in the pair, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. This shift exists on only 30 stamps with just 10 "gap" pairs.
J.S.C.A. A19.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 463

Airmail, 1959-60 Surcharges, Specialized Collection. About 185 stamps, most exhibiting various shifted overprint or offsets of the overprints on the back of the stamps; comprises C14 (72), various shifts including four of the 13mm upward shift and a full sheet of 50 with offset on the back, one vertical row of 10 being fairly strong; C15 (15), various shifts including three blocks of 4; C18 (8), five fairly strong offsets and a strip of 3 with "broken toe" variety; C19 (23), various shifts including two with the4.5mm upward shift (only 30 exist) and an imprint block of 10 with the surcharge shifted 2.5mm left and two blocks of 4 with offsets, one very strong; C20 (22), various shifts; C21 (33), various shifts including six blocks of 4 and a 7th with strong offset; C22, an imprint block of 10 with a slight offset; and C23 (5), various offsets, mostly weak; condition is virtually all Very Fine., o.g., never hinged.
Scott $600 as normal stamps.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 464

Airmail, 1948, first flight cover, Okinawa - U.S.A., legal size airmail envelope franked with 13 yen handstamp and bearing both flight cachets, postmarked Naha, Mar 15 and backstamped New York, N.Y., Mar 19 & 20 (redirected in New York), Very Fine. The correct rate was actually 16 yen, but many covers on this flight were franked with only 13 yen.
AAMC F28-40.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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