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Flagship U.S. Stamps


1909 Bluish Paper Issue




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Lot 3555

1909, 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (Scott 358), o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh mint stamp with vibrant color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $170.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3556
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1909, 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (Scott 358), neatly struck black cancellation, among the most remarkable examples of this rarely offered used bluish paper we have ever had the pleasure to offer; a Superb example with dazzling color and detailed impression destined for the finest collection of top quality used stamps; this is 1 of only 2 examples to attain this fantastic grade of XF-Sup-95, and is the HIGHEST GRADED used #358, according to PSE's population report, Extremely Fine to Superb, encased 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $550.
Scott $150.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3557

1909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper (Scott 359), o.g., hinged, robust color and choice centering; much nicer than normally encountered, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 3558

1909, 5¢ blue, bluish paper (Scott 361), o.g., lightly hinged (minor gum crease, owner's ink guarantee handstamp on gum, and trivial pencil mark on gum), exceedingly fresh and pleasing example of this incredibly rare 5 cent bluish paper, with nicely balanced margins; reperforated at top and right margins, the reperfing at top is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 3559
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1909, 5¢ blue, bluish paper (Scott 361), regummed, pleasing example of this scarce item; reperforated, handsome Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 3560

1909, 6¢ red orange, bluish paper (Scott 362), o.g., hinged, nicely centered example on deeply blued paper; very elusive; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3561

1909, 6¢ red orange, bluish paper (Scott 362), o.g., previously hinged, fiery rich color, three balanced margins; small thins, toned and reperforated at bottom, nearly Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3562

1909, 10¢ yellow, bluish paper (Scott 364), o.g., hinged (pencil mark on gum), attractive example with outstanding centering and luscious rich color; among the nicest centered examples one could ever hope for; expertly reperforated at right, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 3563

1909, 10¢ yellow, bluish paper (Scott 364), o.g., hinged, exceptionally fresh example with choice centering; a very handsome 10 cent bluish paper that should realize it's full catalog value, Fine to Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 3564

1909, 10¢ yellow, bluish paper (Scott 364), disturbed o.g., unusually bright color which is so often muted due to the paper, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3565
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1909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper (Scott 365), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,500.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 3566

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., hinged, brilliant color and sharp impression, a very handsome example, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 3567

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., hinged, rich shade that illuminates a pleasant pastel shade upon this darker colored bluish paper; trivial short perf, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1992 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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