Sale 645



Lot 1



U.S., Plate Blocks, The Mother Lode of Offset Plate Blocks (Scott 525-529). #525 (149); 526 (40); 527 (160); 528 (307); 528B (228); 529 (78), formed by the last dean of plate number collecting, all different numbers and positions, includes many desirable full widetop margin blocks, many premium quality and premium scarcity, an incredible lifetime of assembly, the range for further study or for breakdown sales in incomprehensible, a unique opportunity, examination urged to fully appreciate the scope and magnitude of this holding which will reward the buyer, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $200,000.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000.

Realized $30,680



Lot 2



U.S., Plate Block Collection of All Different #s and/or Positions (Scott 343//834). The final offering from the Harvey Wallbanger collection who selectively tried to conquer the plate number field, meticulously choosing one-by-one Fine -Very Fine or better and namely never hinged plate blocks, Harvey had a keen sense of quality. Well over 1000 plate blocks some highlights include #371; 372(3); 373; 483(16); 503; 506; 525(24); 526(2); 527(42); 528(3); 536(3); 537(7); 566(2); 567; 568; 571; 591; 611(6); 612; 616(5); 619(8); 621; 622(7); 623(3); 648(3); Loads of 2¢ reds and various Kansas-Nebraska issues, 701(3); 756-65(2); 834(2) these are just a sampling of numbers and many more are present including premium Quality, please take the time to examine this holding- you will be glad that you did as the retail value is substantial, o.g., mostly never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $100,000+.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Realized $23,600



Lot 102

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U.S., Monster Mint & Used Dealer Stock. Well over 1000 items, ranging in value from $10 to a top end of about $1000, includes nice BOB and a few Possessions, Used highlights include: 7(2); 9(10); 16; 23; 64; 70; 70a(2); 70c; 71(3); 76(2); 78; 78a; 78b(2); 85; 91; 112-117 (3); 118; 119(3); 121(2); 138; 151; 191; plenty of banknotes many with NYFM cancels; 229, includes a nice range of issues with quality Washington-Franklins with many blocks of four and plate blocks, BOB includes C1(4); C2(10); C18(4); E2(4); J21; J43(2); RW2(2) plus many ducks, Unused includes: 73(3); 112-117; 133; 153; 219D; 233(3); 234(3); 235(2); 240(2); various other commemoratives and a nice range of Washington Franklins including blocks and plate blocks straight through, BOB includes C1(6); C2; C5(2); C6(2); C10A; C18(5); E2(2); E3(2); E4; E5(3); E6; E7(14); E8-9; E12(3); E13(15); F1; J1(4); J3(2); J5-6; J15(4); J20(4); J22(6); J25; J31(9); J55a(2); J57; J60; J66(2); J77a(4); O25; O27; O34; O45; O56(4); O59; O60(30; O93; O122; PR4; PR4a; PR5(2); PR16; PR58SE-62SE; various Qs and JQs, R128; R192a; RW1 plus a big flock of Ducks including States, a few Possessions, overall a powerful and useful lot, packaged and ready for re-sale on the internet, some faults as one could expect, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $160,000+.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Realized $24,780



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 $20,060



Lot 3



U.S., Comprehensive One-Of-A-Kind, Plate # & Imprint Strip Collection (Scott 264-7, 279, 279D). #264 (279); 265 (60); 266 (16); 267 (690); 279 (235); 279B (281), formed by the last dean of plate number collecting, all different numbers and positions, incredible lifetime of assembly, includes useful quality and incredible range for further study or for breakdown sales, a unique opportunity, examination urged to fully appreciate the scope and magnitude of this holding, o.g., hinged, never hinged and a handful of no gum, Very Good to Very Fine or better, many Fine-Very Fine.
Scott $90,000+.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Realized $18,880



 
Lot 103

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U.S., Vast & Diverse Dealer Stock Mint & Used, 1847-1990. Fabulous stock from a well known East Coast dealer, with high lights too numerous to mention but we will give it a go, used includes 1, 2 (x2), 79 (3), 78 (x2), 98 (x3), 113 (x3), 151, 153 (x2), 160, 217 (x3), 291, mint includes 211, 213, 215, 218, 226 (x3), 232 block of four, 236 block of four, 237 (x7), 238 (x10), 239 (x4), 240 (x3), 284, 287 (x5), 289 (x4), 290, 298 (x3), 309, 327 (x7), 330 (x10), 400 (x4), useful Washington Franklins, #630 (x12), plenty of Kansas Nebraskas, later EFO's, C1 (x2), nice runs of Special Deliveries, with other BOB and a few possessions, substantial catalog value likely into six figures, a chance to open your own business or restock at a ridiculously low price, bid early bid often, o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

Realized $12,390



 
Lot 285

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Canada, Powerful Mint & Used Parallel Collection, 1851-2004. Mounted in three binders, beginning with used earlies such as 1851 (1-2 with clear to ample margins), 1852-57 (4-5), 1855 (7), 1857 (8-9), followed by Large & Small Queens used, an then by the 1897 Jubilee Issue (50-65 x2, mint & used), 1897-98 (66-73 x2, mint & used, plus 2¢ imperforate pair on card), 1898-1902 (74-84 x2, mint & used), 1908 (96-103 x2, mint & used), 1912-25 Admiral (104-22 x2, mint & used), 1913 (124, never hinged), 1912-24 (125-30 x2, mint & used), 1915-24 (131-34 x2, mint & used), 1928-29 (149-59 x2, mint & used, and including. 50¢ Bluenose never hinged), 1930-31 (162-77 x2, mint & used), 1932 (195-201 x2, mint & used), 1935 (217-27 x2, mint & used, including. 20¢ to $1 never hinged), 1938 (241-45 x2, never hinged & used), 1942-43 (249-62, mint & used), 1946 (268-73 x2, mint & used), plus a vast amount of sets and souvenir sheets in the modest range. The Airmail section includes 1928 (C1, never hinged, plus C1 imperforate pair), 1930 (C2, never hinged), 1932 (C3-4, never hinged), Special Delivery section with 1898 (E1 x2, mint), 1922 (E2), 1927 (E3, never hinged), 1930-32 (E4 & E5, never hinged), Registration Stamps F1 vertical pair, Postage Dues 1906-08 (J1-5 x2, mint & used), 1930-32 (J6-10 x2, mint & used). Also some useful War Tax Stamps & Official sets. A delightful holding with post office fresh colors and high catalogue value, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $8,555



 
Lot 224



U.S., Dealer and Collectors Ad Covers, 1859-1899, Back Up Collection from Which the Belasco Exhibition was Formed. Approximately 650+ covers and pieces of ephemera mounted in five binders, documenting the beginning and progression of the philatelic trade in 19th century America, includes not only the well known dealers but also the many other obscure ones, rich with many better ephemera items such as a 1868 Hartford letter discussing stamps, 1860's Philadelphia letter with mention of stamps, 1866 stock certificate for United States Stamp Company, 1870's cover from S. Allan Taylor's Star Stamp Co., a whole section on Hawaii, and much more, impossible to duplicate and an absolute joy to research, this is the one lot you do not want to get by, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $4,425



 
Lot 475



Germany and Trieste, Ex-Investment Lot. Mint never hinged better issues in massive quantities, all ex-Afinsa material (you remember, the Spanish investment firm?) with in part sheets: Reich 244c (all signed), 253aZ, 290Z and 295Z, Italy-Triest with A-2b, 4a, A20-e and A-4ab, still on the original cards as supplied, a unique opportunity that is not to be missed, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €1,700,000 ($2,278,000).
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $3,540



Lot 154

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U.S., 1935, 1¢ & 3¢ A.P.S. Souvenir Sheets (Scott 766-767), 50 complete P.O. sheets of 9 panes of 25 each, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Brookman $26,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $6,195










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