Sale 705



 
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



 
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



 
Lot 383

P

Presentation Folder, 1950, containing plate proofs of the 50s-5y Definitives (plus a trial color of the 4y), the 8y-16y Airmails and the 5y Special Delivery (8P5-13P5, C1P5-C3P5, E1P5 & 12TC5), all adhered to the inside right hand page of the folder with six different red personal chops along the right edge; hand lettered front cover has an inconsequential light smudge at the lower right, Very Fine.
Scott $14,000 just for the proofs.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

ONE OF ONLY SIX SUCH FOLDERS PRODUCED, ONE OF WHICH IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN CUT UP.

Realized $7,500



 
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



 
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



 
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



 
Lot 272

E

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



 
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



 
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



 
Lot 476



Revenue, 1969, $20 carmine, $30 blue & $50 black (Scott R29-R31), a choice matched set of bottom margin imprint singles, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $5,250+.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SET OF IMPRINT SINGLES.

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