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1922-1925 Regular Issue




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Lot 4858
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1922-25, ½¢//$1, partial set to $1 (Scott 551-565, 567, 570, 571), blocks of 4, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,601.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4859

1923, 2¢ Washington, imperf vertically (Scott 554a), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, clean and bright, sharply printed w outstanding detail; hinging light; penciled notation on gum of lower right stamp (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4860

1923, 3¢ Lincoln (Scott 555), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in proof-like detail on immaculate paper with laser-precise centering, a Superb gem, a Top of the Pop, with just two stamps attaining this pinnacle grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $1,500.
Scott $28.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4861

1923, 3¢ Lincoln (Scott 555), full wide top margin plate number F16770 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous piece with humongous selvage, stunning color and proof-like impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a plate to please even the fussiest, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4862

1923, 4¢ Martha Washington (Scott 556), bottom left complete sheet of 100, very rare as full precancel sheet, Miami, Florida bureau precancel, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,830 as NH stamps.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4863

1922, 6¢ Garfield (Scott 558), o.g., never hinged, in throbbing color without a trace of oxidation, on glowing white paper with margins perfectly balanced, Superb, only six stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,150.
Scott $65.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 4864

1922, 6¢ Garfield (Scott 558), top plate block of 100, very rare as such a large multiple, Miami, Florida bureau precancel, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh; missing right selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,710 as NH stamps.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4865

1923, 7¢ McKinley (Scott 559), o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh and bright, with sharp lines, clean color and perfect margins of pristine white, a Superb jumbo, PSE's Population Report lists just six stamps at this grade, with four higher, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $450.
Scott $16.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4866

1923, 7¢ McKinley (Scott 559), bottom margin plate block of 100, very rare as such a large multiple, Miami, Florida bureau precancel, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh; missing right selvage, light perf separations at top and light bend at left selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,627 as NH stamps.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4867

1923, 8¢ Grant (Scott 560), full wide top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, full wide top #14572; with luxurious color, clean impression and magnificent centering, all on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a tasty plate, sexy fish! with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 4868

1923, 10¢ Monroe (Scott 562), full wide top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, full wide top #F 16389; with color that glows and centering that surpasses most stamps of this issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, A fines plate would be difficult to imagine, this surpassing the most discriminating collector, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4869

1923, 12¢ Grover Cleveland (Scott 564), o.g., never hinged, printed perfection, a Superb gem, grovel for this Grover, only four 100s (and two at 100J) noted in PSE's Population Report, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $600.
Scott $11.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4870

1923, 12¢ Grover Cleveland (Scott 564), o.g., never hinged, flawlessly centered on fresh paper, the design with flawless impression in rich color, Superb, a "holy Toledo" Cleveland, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $285.
Scott $11.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 4871

1923, 20¢ Golden Gate (Scott 567), o.g., never hinged, simple magnificence, with deep color, clean lines and absolute precision centering, a Superb gem, PSE list just six stamps at this lofty grade, plus a single 100J, in their Population Report, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $1,750.
Scott $35.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4872

1923, 20¢ Golden Gate, imperf vertically (Scott 567a), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, the finest known pair, with faultless color, impression, paper and centering; full guide line at right with hint of adjacent stamp's frame showing as well, Extremely Fine to Superb, unpriced in SMQ as a "standard" imperforate pair—and this a position piece, only one half pane of 100 issued, this certainly one of the finest examples extant, with 2000 and 2019 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-S 95.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $4,500 - 5,500.
Current Bid $4,000
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Lot 4873

1923, 30¢ Buffalo (Scott 569), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with powerful color, sharp detail, and not-to-be-messed with margins, Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Scott $50.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $475
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Lot 4874

1922, 50¢ Arlington Amphitheater (Scott 570), o.g., never hinged, fresh with enticing color cleanly printed on like-new paper, all wonderfully centered, Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Scott $70.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 4875

1922, 50¢ Arlington Amphitheater (Scott 570), o.g., never hinged light natural gum bend, full delicate color and complete impression, Superb, a Beauty! with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4876

1923, $1 Lincoln Memorial (Scott 571), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with alluring color and razor-sharp detail, plus rarely seen centering on immaculate white paper, Superb, a Memorial to treasure, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $775.
Scott $75.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 4877

1923, $2 U.S. Capitol (Scott 572), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and impression within perfectly balanced margins, Superb, a stunning example, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $675.
Scott $120.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4878

1923, $2 U.S. Capitol (Scott 572), wide top margin plate #14306 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, full top, number "14306"; gorgeous color and impeccable centering on pristine paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an outstanding, choice block.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 4879

1923, $5 America (Scott 573), top margin single with value and part-arrow, o.g., never hinged, in strong colors flawlessly registered; mathematically centered on fresh paper; value inscription in blue, Superb, with certificates for block of four (this position 2): 2010 P.S.E. (graded Sup 98) plus 2019 P.S.A.G.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,000.
Scott $180.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4880

1923, $5 America (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, light natural gum bends as often is the case, rich colors and impressions on contrasting white paper amidst nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, this would do justice to the finest collection.
SMQ $375.
Scott $180.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4881

1923, $5 America (Scott 573), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fantastic positional with perfectly registered bold colors on immaculate paper, each stamp flawlessly centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, a collection or exhibit highlight, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500 as singles.
Scott $825.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 4882

1923, $5 America (Scott 573), centerline block of 4, o.g., top 2 very lightly hinged, bottom left never hinged, right hinge remnant, fresh and bright, very well centered and attractive position piece, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $460.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4883

1923, $5 America, carmine lake & dark blue color (Scott 573a), o.g., never hinged, America the beautiful, in unquestionable color, mathematically centered on pristine paper, Superb, a Top of the Pop, with PSE's Population Report noting just eight stamps at this top grade, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,400.
Scott $375.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $900
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Lot 4884

1923, $5 America, carmine lake & dark blue color (Scott 573a), o.g., never hinged, in deep, unmistakable colors on pristine paper with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $325.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 4885

1925, 4¢ Martha Washington, rotary press printing, perf 10 (Scott 585), o.g., never hinged, bold color and impression within perfectly matched margins, Superb, only five examples grading higher as reported by PSE's population report, a 98 that looks like a 100! with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4886

1925, 6¢ Garfield, rotary press printing, perf 10 (Scott 587), complete sheet of 100, very fresh bright red orange color, o.g., never hinged; several perf separations, a couple light creases at top left and corner crease at lower right stamp, some missing selvage at bottom, overall Fine.
Scott $2,245.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4887

1926, 7¢ McKinley, rotary press printing, perf 10 (Scott 588), o.g., never hinged, fresh with outstanding centering, clean impression and crisp detail, Extremely Fine to Superb, one to peak your interest, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $325.
Scott $26.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4888

1925, 10¢ Monroe, rotary press printing, perf 10 (Scott 591), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent stamp with pulsating color, fresh as the day it was printed, with margins unlike any usually encountered on this tough issue, Superb, a first class Fourth Bureau, just three grading higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,275.
Scott $85.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4889

1923, 1¢ Franklin, rotary press coil waste (Scott 594), part o.g., a striking example of this major rarity, with bold color on immaculate paper; one of just seven stamps known with original gum; tiny thin spot in the area of the first "S" in "STATES", Very Fine for this mint rarity, Scott value is for stamps with perforations just touching frameline on one side, one of the rarest 20th Century stamps, missing from the most complete collections, with 1971 and 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott $65,000.
Estimate $25,000 - 30,000

Printed rotary, this stamp was perforated gauge 11 on a machine designed for flat plate printings. This production anomaly led to poor centering on the issue due to the difference between the flat and rotary plate sizes. Distributed normally to Post Offices, this variety was not reported for some time—making this one of the rarest US stamps.

Current Bid $20,000
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Lot 4890
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1923, 1¢ Franklin, rotary press coil waste (Scott 594), a spectacular example of this great rarity, as perfectly centered as they can come, fresh with nice wavy-line c.d.s. cancel, Extremely Fine, Scott values are for examples with perforations just touching one frameline—this is a far superior, a Solo Top of the Pop; SMQ values a grade of 90, but none are listed in PSE's Population Report (their highest grade are two 85s) and the finest centerred example we have had the pleasure to offer, this example would grace and highlight the finest of collections, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90; $90,000.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $75,000 - 100,000

Printed rotary, this stamp was perforated gauge 11 on a machine designed for flat plate printings. This production anomaly led to poor centering on the issue due to the difference between the flat and rotary plate sizes. Distributed normally to Post Offices, this variety was not reported for some time—making this one of the rarest US stamps.

Current Bid $40,000
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Lot 4891

1923, 2¢ Washington, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), o.g., never hinged, a jumbo George with deep color, clean lines and precision centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-notch stamp, PSE recording just two 95Js and a solo 98 in their Population Report, with 2012 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $3,500.
Scott $450.
Estimate $3,000 - 3,500.
Current Bid $2,600
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Lot 4892

1923, 2¢ Washington, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), o.g., never hinged, a lovely jumbo with rich color cleanly printed, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, priced at $650 for an 85 and $875 as a 90 in the SMQ, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J.
Scott $450.
Estimate $600 - 750.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4893
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1929, 2¢ Washington, types II & III, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 599A,599), combination joint line pair, a magnificent item, Type II at left, Type I at right; fresh and sound with riveting color on fresh paper; light double-oval cancels unobtrusive, Extremely Fine, we dare you to find another this nice, with 2000 P.F. certificate for strip of four (this positions 2-3), plus 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate for pair graded 90.
SMQ XF 90.
Scott $1,000 italicized.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,300
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