Sale 686

Lot 4138


Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, $1 green & black, center inverted (Scott R144a), unused without gum, an incredibly rare invert in superior condition to most known examples, being unused making this even more desirable; a very light horizontal crease at bottom and two tiny pinholes do not detract from this extraordinary stamp, Very Fine appearance, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000 for Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

The Lyons survey records only 26 examples with 5 on one document. This example with excellent centering and minor unobtrusive issues rises far above the normal heavy manuscript or cut cancels. Exhibition worthy!


Lot 3009

St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish (Scott 11X1), o.g., hinged, margins touching to clear, on very thin greenish paper; thin, repaired at top and right with portions of the design drawn in, attractive Very Fine appearance, a truly remarkable appearing stamp so often missing from even the most advanced collections and priced with imperfections in the Scott catalog, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1978 P.F. certificates.
Scott $50,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.


Lot 3305


1873, 10¢ brown, imperf between (Scott 161d), horizontal pair, bold cork cancel, well centered with bright color, a fresh and striking example of this Continental rarity; negligible corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, a tremendous exhibition piece, ex Isleham, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000


It is the only known example of a Bank Note issue imperf between, other than the 3¢ Continental and the 2¢ Special Printing of 1883


Lot 3680


1914, 2¢ carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending type III perfs (Scott 459), nice neat slogan cancel, a beautifully centered example with the characteristic deep color of this rotary coil; a small corner crease which does not detract from this great rarity, otherwise Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

Exceptionally rare and desirable with only one other example certified by the P.F.


Lot 3065

1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), o.g., a gem of philately, Extremely Fine, a very rare highly graded single, with only 3 in this lofty grade and only 3 graded higher, with 2001 and 2010 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $12,500.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

Realized $8,260

Lot 4131

Envelope, 1899, 4¢ brown, die 2 (Scott U373), mint size 10 entire, rich color, fresh and attractive, Very Fine, an important addition to any advanced collection, incredibly rare with only three recorded examples, ex Barkhausen with his handstamp on the reverse, signed Karen, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
UPSS 13; $17,500.
Scott $12,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.


Lot 4036


Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, beautiful rich color and sharp impression; a single unpunched perf at right (not mentioned on P.F. certificate) which does not detract from this extremely rare stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Newport, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90, and 2008 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $7,650.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

Especially scarce in this premium condition and certainly one of the finest known examples

Realized $5,900

Lot 4017


State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black (Scott O71), a truly spectacular block of 4 with full imprint at top and partial imprint at bottom, position 1-2/6-7, o.g. with hinge remnant in selvage, deep rich colors; normal manuscript lines (a form of specimen overprint) have been lightened and mostly removed to enhance the appearance of this desirable and rare block, a couple barely toned internal perfs (not mentioned on the certificate), otherwise Fine, a tremendous exhibition piece. Scott $27,000 without the lines, only four blocks of four known, one of which is without the lines, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,000 with presentation lines.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

Realized $3,835

Lot 4124

Parcel Post, 1913, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott Q10), bottom margin "FIFTY" imprint single, o.g., never hinged, fresh color and visually perfectly centered; minor perf separations, Superb, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ Sup 98; $7,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

Realized $5,015

Lot 3628


1912, 1¢ green, double impression (Scott 405c), showing clear doubling of the entire design, neat wavy-line machine cancel, intense bold rich color on bright paper; small insignificant thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a tremendous addition to any exhibition caliber collection, ex Natelee Grace sale where it realized $5750 in 2012, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

The only certified example of the 1912 1¢ perf 12, mint or used


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