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Ralph Orton Balance Lots




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Lot 133
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U.S., Powerful Mint Stock, 1894-1916, Intact Ralph Orton Balance (Scott 255//486). Lying tucked away for many decades, this is the last of the Mohecans- nice depth and freshness, includes #255 (17); 266 (60); 267 (28); 268 (31); 271 (6); 279 (20); 279D (73); 279Bd (42); 280 (2); 281 (24); 282 (78); 282a (6); 286 (162); 287 (8); 300 (19); 301 (10); 302 (35); 303 (87); 304 (86); 306 (32); 308 (30); 319 (59); 319F (2); 320 (14); 320A (13); 324 (68); 325 (32); 326 (36); 329 (176); 330 (61); 331 (71); 332 (44); 333 (42); 335 (66); 336 (29); 339 (4); 343 (188); 344 (172); 345 (35); 346 (55); 347 (77); 348 (38); 358 (4); 368 (53); 370 (42); 371 (49); 372 (126); 373 39); 373DT (21); 374 (7); 375 (5); 376 (10); 378 (2); 379 (10); 383 (331); 384 (89); 390 (79); 391 (41); 395 (2); 398 (47); 405 (108); 410 (23); 410 LP (21); 411 (8); 425 (87); 426 (19); 435 (9); 435a (7); 461; 462 (31); 463(62); 465 (10); 466 (4); 468 (2); 483 (51); 484 (69); 486 (190); 486 (14), by and far an exclusive holding with many numbers usually not encountered and offered, unstripped and intact with many very fine premium examples, high percentage items throughout, examination rewarding and pleasurable, many never hinged, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $135,000+.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
Realized $17,000.
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Lot 134
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U.S., National Parks Special Printings, Imperf, 1935, Balance of the Ralph Orton Stock (Scott 756-60, 762-765), full panes of 200. 756-59, 762, 765 (14 of each); 760 (5); 763 (8); 764 (9), over 18,000 stamps including all of the plate blocks, arrows and centerlines, an opportunity for the re-seller, ridiculously low estimate should inspire the bidding, without gum as issued, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Brookman $35,015.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,250.
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Lot 135
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U.S., Impressive and Valuable Intact Mint Stock, 1919-40, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott 538/892). An impressive holding with many quality singles and blocks present, just a few highlights which includes 538; 538a; 540a; 545 (2); 546 (6); 551/573 in quantities from 2 to about 30 of a kind with plenty of never hinged, 578-579; various 581/591; 597/606 includes 599A; 610-12; 614-616; 618-621; 623; 624; from then on a fairly balanced stock of items, examination is essential as there are plums to be plucked from within this old-time Elbe expandable stockbook, about as clean a stock as you will find and unpicked for better quality, o.g., hinged or never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $17,500+.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $2,900.
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Lot 136
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U.S., Farley Special Printings, 1935, Ralph Orton Balance Stock (Scott 752-54, 766-69), full panes of 150/200/400 respectively. 752 (3); 753 (2); 754 (3); 766 (14); 767 (17); 768 (7); 769 (13) an excellent opportunity to break down and re-sell, without gum as issued, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Brookman $21,055.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 137
 
U.S., Mint Sheet Holding, Tail End of Ralph Orton Stock (Scott 549//C23), complete sheets of 50. 549 (2); 629; 647; 650; 651; 680-683; 688-690; 716-717; C8; C17(3); C23, a lovely handpicked selection with premium examples, one #549 with margin flaws, sheet still well intact, o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine.
Brookman $5,350.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 138
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U.S., 1909-28, Premium Wholesale Holding, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott 370//650). Includes #370 (40) lightly hinged; the rest all Post Office fresh and never hinged: 549 plate blocks of 6 (30); 611 (25 in a block); 614 (100 - two blocks of 50); 615 (50); 620 (10); 621 (90); 647 (60); 648 (20); 649 (280 in blocks of 50 or 36 with 12 plate blocks); 650 (36 with two plate blocks); 694 (88) with one plate block), a fresh and clean group, nice quality to be mined from within so viewing will be rewarded, generally Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $9,535.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 139
 
U.S., Pairs and Coil Line Pairs/Strips Selection, 1924-48, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott 603//C37). Hand selected for quality and freshness mostly at the time of issue or shortly thereafter includes (all line pairs unless noted): 603 (15); 843 (150 mostly in pairs plus 10 line strips of 4); 845 (400 mostly in pairs and 15 line pairs); 846 (50); 847 (50 mostly in pairs and 20 line pairs); 848 (125); 849-851 (25); C37 (315 mostly in pairs) a unique opportunity that often does not present itself, some to be graded here for sure, please examine, generally Fine to Very Fine or better with many Very Fine+.
Scott $8,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 140
 
U.S., 3¢ Purple Complete Sheets, Balance of the Ralph Orton Stock (Scott 727//895), complete sheets of 50/100, 727 (6); 728(3); 729 (7); 732; 733 (7); 736 (5); 739 (8); 752 (3); 753 (8); 782; 784 (14); 795 (4); 799 (2); 800 (2); 801 (16); 802 (1000 stamps); 895(20), a useful group for promotion or retail, conservatively estimated, some perforation separations as one might expect, o.g., never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Brookman $5,000 about.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 141
 
U.S., Coil Rolls Selection, 1916-52, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott 490//C52). Partial rolls of #490 & 722, counted as 250 and 200 (there should be more than this); complete rolls of 842; C41 (2); C52, o.g., never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $6,000+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 142
 
U.S., 1937, 20¢ & 50¢ China Clipper, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott C21-C22), complete sheets of 50, C21 (9); C22 (13), premium quality sheets with many extremely well centered singles that could easily be graded at a high level, o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine.
Brookman $11,550.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 143
 
U.S., Premium Quality Airmails Stock, 1926-39, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott C7-C12, C24). Many in blocks of four includes: C7 (80); C8 (100); C9 (60); C10 (40); C11 (40); C12 (290); C24 (50), each one was hand selected from the very best- mostly at the time of issue or shortly thereafter and tucked away in a bank vault for eight decades! an incredible opportunity and many to be graded, viewing recommended as you may not believe how much high quality is here! generally Very Fine or better with Extremely Fine to Superb Gems present!
Scott $8,415.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 144
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U.S., Mostly Special Delivery Old Time Stock, 1885-1925, ex- Ralph Orton (Scott E3//Q5). On manilla stocksheets and includes #E3 (7); E4; E5 (9); E6 (8 + 2never hinged); E8 (8); E9 (2 + 1 never hinged); E10 (2); E11 (9 + 3 never hinged); E12 (12 + 8 never hinged); E13 (4 + 2never hinged); E14 (8 + 7 never hinged); F1 (3); Q5, although usual quality and centering quite a fresh lot, please inspect; occasional fault as one might expect but plenty of useful quality, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $8,850.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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