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Sale 725

The MLG Collection


Issued Stamps
 
 
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Lot 304
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1904, Louisiana Purchase complete sets (Scott 323-327), includes a mint and used set, a pre-cancel set (try to find this!), a set of bottom margin singles with plate numbers and a set of bottom margin imprint and plate number pairs, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, without any premium affixed to the positions or the pre-cancels.
Scott $2,318+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 305
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1904, Louisiana Purchase complete (Scott 323-327), block of 4, with left and right marginal arrow blocks, a line block, top and bottom margin plate blocks of 4, all pristine never hinged except 2¢ plate blocks and line block hinged; 3¢ all lightly hinged except top plate block; 5¢ bottom plate block ever-so-lightly hinged and the right margin arrow block lightly hinged; 10¢ bottom plate block and line block are each lightly hinged at top pair, top margin plate block very lightly hinged on bottom stamps, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged.
The 5¢ and 10¢ top margin blocks are exceptionally centered, overall Very Fine, a set that one would have to break sheets to find today, one would be quite challenged to assemble this today and could spend a lifetime searching.
Scott $15,125+.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 306

1904, Louisiana Purchase complete (Scott 323-327), bottom margin imprint and plate number strip of 10 with feed line at left/right, o.g., never hinged, P.O. Fresh! Fine to Very Fine, it is very difficult to assemble a complete set of these bottom margin imprint plate strips, so fresh and in impeccable quality, even more difficult with these marginal guides.
Scott $9,680+.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

During production many steps occur resulting in the final product. Marginal markings are sometimes found on sheets or marginal pieces and these are known as "feed lines". These lines were placed upon certain flat plates as an aid to the paper placement of the sheets of paper upon the plates by the printers
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Realized $4,750.
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Lot 307
 
1904, Louisiana Purchase complete (Scott 323-327), full wide top margin imprint and plate number strip of 10, each with various plate printers initials, showing both left and right margin positions, 1¢ (5); 2¢(7); 3¢(2); 5¢(1); 10¢(2), those that we examined were o.g., never hinged, overall Fine to Very Fine with a few better centerred, assembled over five decades, one would be hard-pressed to find these again, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Scott $23,510+.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 308
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1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 327), top imprint & plate no. block of 4, lightly canceled (still with most o.g.), Fine to Very Fine, used examples are unheard off.
Scott $1,250 for a mint plate block.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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