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1909 Bluish Paper Issue




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Lot 1468
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1909, 1¢ green and 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (Scott 357-358). Small group comprising mint & used singles, a corner margin block of 4, and a sheet margin block of 4 with plate no. & part imprint (two stamps in each block NH); and mint & used singles, a plate no. single (stamp NH), a sheet margin single with siderographer's initials, and imprint & plate no. strip of 3 (end stamps NH), and three covers, one of them postmarked Feb 28, 1909 (EKU Feb 23); all clean and F-VF. A marvelous lot.
Scott $2,795+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1469
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1909, 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (Scott 358), block of 4, New York, City Hall, duplex cancel, scarce used block, reasonably well centered for this difficult issue, attractive, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1470

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper (Scott 359), top margin single, o.g., previously hinged, complete richness of color and impression which is so often muted by the grayish paper, Very Fine, a beautiful example worthy of the finest collections, with photocopy of 1983 P.F. certificate for block of four and 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1471

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper (Scott 359), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and attractive; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1472

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper (Scott 359), disturbed o.g., solid example of this elusive stamp, Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1473

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper (Scott 359), o.g., previously hinged, Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1474

1909, 6¢ red orange, bluish paper (Scott 362), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Good.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1475

1909, 10¢ yellow, bluish paper (Scott 364), slightly disturbed o.g., rare example of this experimental issue; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1476

1909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper (Scott 365), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1477
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1909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper (Scott 365), light oval cancel, fresh and attractive example of this very scarce and difficult stamp, a desirable item, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate for block from which this came.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1478

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, strong shade, nicely centered for this difficult stamp, excellent example, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1479

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1480

1909, 4¢ orange brown, bluish paper (Scott 360), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, rich color, nicely blued paper, impressively well centered, far better then most examples of this very difficult and scarce stamp, Very Fine, with 2019 and 1954 P.F. certificates.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $25,000 - 30,000

According to Johl, "ALL (of the 4¢ bluish paper) came from the Government Collection at Washington in exchange for other needed varieties, Less than one hundred copies were so available."
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Lot 1481

1909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper (Scott 365), block of 4, o.g., hinged, fresh, rich color, strong bluing, a rare and well centered block of this very difficult stamp, most desirable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, multiples of the higher value bluish papers are uncommon, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $12,000 - 15,000.
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