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Sale 5117

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Stamps and Postal History


Errors, Freaks and Oddities




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Lot 5382

1894, 1¢ blue (Scott 247), left margin block of 4, crisply printed, the two left stamps receiving an extra row of perforations; hinge reinforcements of several perforations, F.-V.F., an unusual and rarely seen freak. Scott $260 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 5383

1898, 1¢ deep green (Scott 279), o.g., never hinged, top right corner single with foldover resulting in crazy perforations in selvage, F.-V.F., a neat freak.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5384
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1917, 1¢ dark green (Scott 498), block of 4, intriguing block with vertical perforations shifted left and slightly askew; stamps at right cut at an angle; position 3 never hinged, others hinged, Fine, an odd-ball production freak.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5385

1917, 2¢ rose, type I (Scott 499), right margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, truly funkadelic, the stamp imperforate at right margin, plus nearly trisected by 30° diagonal freak perforations; stamp with faint 60° crease which caused the crazy perforation, F.-V.F., one for your next Geometry class.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 5386

1917, 2¢ rose, type I (Scott 499), vertical paste-up pair, disturbed o.g., in wondrous color; horizontal perforations shifted down and skewed, an apparent plate crack in right margin, and a misaligned paste-up of the top stamp, F.-V.F., a magnificent multi-EFO.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5387
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1917, 2¢ rose, type I (Scott 499), right margin block of 4, Post Office fresh with perforations slightly shifted to left; hinged on bottom right stamp only, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5388

1919, 13¢ apple green (Scott 513), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, an eye-popping stamp with radiant color, pristine paper and gum—and vertical perforations shifted to the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5389
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1918, 1¢ gray green, Offset (Scott 525), bottom margin arrow block of 10, a remarkable position piece, with the sheet placed too far to the left going into the perforator/slitter; position 1, 4 & 7 with thins at top from hinge removal (of no real consequence), all others never hinged, F.-V.F., an argument for collecting Washington-Franklins.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5390
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1918, 3¢ purple, Offset, type IV (Scott 530), horizontal block of 8, crisply printed in rich color; vertical perforations near-perfectly bisecting the stamps; position 2 & 3 hinged, the others never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5391
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1920, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, perf 10 x 11 (Scott 542), block of 4, with crisp color and detail, perforations in both directions off-center; position 1 lightly hinged, others never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5392

1923, 12¢ brown violet (Scott 564), top margin plate number "F 17421" block of 6, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only, fresh and clean with deep color and crisp detail; vertical perforations shifted 3½ mm to the left, Very Fine, nice addition to your Fourth Bureau collection. Scott $160 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5393

1926, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type I (Scott 634), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with deep color on fresh paper; vertical perforations shifted 4 mm to the left, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5394
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1927, 5¢ dark blue (Scott 637), top margin block of 4, an intriguing freak, the horizontal perforations shifted up 5 mm—or down 20 mm—leaving the top margin imperforate; top stamps hinged, the mark just jutting onto the perforation tooth of position 4; position 3 never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 5395

1930, 2¢ Massachusetts Bay Colony (Scott 682), bottom right corner margin vertical block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a clean and crisp block, the margins with crazy perforations due to a diagonal crease (extending lightly across position 6); couple natural gum skips/voids, F.-V.F., lovely 2¢ Red variety.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5396

1934, 2¢ & 3¢ Parks, perf'd (Scott 741, 742), bottom right corner margin vertical pairs, o.g., previously hinged, foldover errors, crazy perforations leading to part-perforated bottom stamps, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 5397

1938, 3¢ Presidential (Scott 807), bottom margin horizontal block of 10, o.g., never hinged, in crisp color perfectly printed; vertical perforations shifted to left one-third into the design, F.-V.F., a handsome addition to your Prexies.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5398

1951, 3¢ Nevada Settlement (Scott 999), 3mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5399

1968, 15¢ Holmes, type I (Scott 1288), 3mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5400

1966, 5¢ Women's Clubs (Scott 1316), 1mm red & blue color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5401

1968, 6c Leif Erikson (Scott 1359), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5402

1971, 8¢ John Sloan (Scott 1433), 3mm engraved black color shift, o.g., never hinged; creased, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5403

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson (Scott 1436), 4mm engraved black & green color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5404

1972, 8¢ Santa Claus (Scott 1472), plate number single, red color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5405

1972, 8¢ Pharmacy (Scott 1473), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged; pulled perf, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5406

1973, 8¢ Printer & Patriots (Scott 1476), 7mm horizontal perf shift very close to blue omitted., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $16
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Lot 5407

1973, 8¢ Cattle (Scott 1504), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5408

1975, 10¢ D. W. Griffith (Scott 1555), 2mm engraved brown color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5409

1975, 10¢ World Peace Through Law (Scott 1576), 8mm horizontal & 8mm vertical perf shifts with partial 'MAIL EARLY' selvage., disturbed o.g., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $16
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Lot 5410

1975, 10¢ Banking (Scott 1578a), se-tenant pair, 3mm engraved colors shift. With a normal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5411

1975 (10¢) Christmas Bell - perf 10.9 (Scott 1580c), 1mm multicolor mis-registration, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5412

1976, 13¢ Franklin (Scott 1690), 5mm horizontal perf shift onto bottom selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $16
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Lot 5413

1982, 20¢ Aging (Scott 2011), 6mm horizontal perf shift, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5414

1984, 20¢ Love (Scott 2072), 5mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5415

1997, 32¢ Rose, no die cutting (Scott 3054a), pair, freak shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $75 .
Suggested Bid $24
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