Sale 721

Lot 1651


Official, 1887, £1 mauve & claret (SG O38), canceled partial Sydney "N.S.W." duplex, average centering, a Fine example of this great rarity, with 1935 B.P.A. certificate as former S.G. number 430.
Scott O22; $9,250.
SG £19,000 ($25,270).
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000


Realized $11,400

Lot 1866


1879, Swan (engraved), 2d mauve, perf 12½, Error of Color (SG 55b), Crown CC watermark, very fresh and quite well centered with marvelous color and a clear Jan 28, 1879 Perth c.d.s.; few clipped perforations at upper left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott 31a; $17,500.
SG £15,000 ($19,950).
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000


According to Juhl, "6-8 sheets seem to have been issued. Stanley Gibbons received a half sheet of 60 from the Postmaster at Albany, who regretted that he had to charge the 6d [per stamp that] he had to account for. About four copies are known dated Perth 28 JA 79 [this example being one of those four] and use is also known from Fremantle, Geraldton and Vasse. A copy is known canceled 12/15-bar and this can only be from Claremont, opened SP 83, when 6d remainders were disposed of late in the 1880s. Another, canceled with a Dumb 13-bar is probably from the same sheet."

Realized $6,900

Lot 2044

Ruth, Babe, baseball great, clear distinct signed "Sincerely / Babe Ruth" on printed photo from the Baseball Magazine Company, New York, photographed enlarged from original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY.,
Edgewear in left margins from binding removal, indications of mounting materials on reverse, again in the margins,
one of the most difficult baseball greats to find genuine, 2018 PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Born: February 6, 1895, Pigtown, Baltimore, MD, Died: August 16, 1948, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY

Realized $8,100

Lot 2363

1864, Philadelphia Great Central Fair, 10¢, 20¢ & 30¢ complete (Scott WV11-WV13), all three values on a single legal size (approximately 10" x 4") cover, the 10¢ & 20¢ tied by one of two strikes "Great Central Fair June 11, 1864" c.d.s.; addressed to "Miss Mary C. Gray, Central Fair", Very Fine.
Scott $9,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

Since the stamps had no franking value, covers were delivered to, or handed back to, Fair visitors. This is beleived to be one of only four covers bearing the complete set

Realized $10,800

Lot 2572


1869, 3¢ dark ultramarine shade (Scott 114 var.), lightly struck cancellation, phenomenal deep shade; among the most attractive #114's you'll ever see, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate specifically identifying this stamp as the dark ultramarine shade.
Scott $19.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized $360

Lot 2590

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), o.g., hinged, an extraordinary example of this difficult 1875 re-issue with the deepest and richest color you'll ever see on this issue; simply stunning, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 1,584 examples sold, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,650.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized $3,600

Lot 2641


1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), extremely desirable example of this seldom offered plate block; an impressive wide bottom position with gleaming color and clearly etched impression; a flawless example missing from even the most advanced plate block collections, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

Realized $6,000

Lot 2766


1907, 1¢ Jamestown (Scott 328), tremendous GEM quality example of this terribly difficult used stamp; virtual perfect centering and bold rich color; simply amazing, Extremely Fine to Superb, this stamp is 1 of 11 examples to attain this impressive grade, with only 3 others grading higher, with 2014 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $185.
Scott $5.
Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized $270

Lot 2939


1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11 (Scott 544), unused without gum, a phenomenal unused example of this rare unused sheet waste issue; the most beautifully centered top quality example we have ever had the pleasure to offer at public auction; as Scott values this stamp only in the grade of "Fine", determining the value of this stunning unused stamp could be difficult to process; a one-in-a-million example deserving placement in the finest collection, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $22,500 in the grade of "Fine".
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

Realized $19,200

Lot 2993

1923, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste (Scott 594), part o.g., desirable example of this major rarity; this 1¢ rotary coil waste issue is among the most difficult issues to find in decent mint condition; as this stamp is almost always found in used condition - this unused example is a true condition rarity deserving placement in a collection of distinction; tiny thin spot at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, only 8 unused examples are known with gum, this being one of the choicest available to collectors, with 1956 P.F. certificate.
Scott $65,000 for example with gum.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Realized $13,800

Lot 3087

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), full wide top or bottom plate blocks of 6, o.g., never hinged, nearly immaculate gum, as close as one gets with these flat plate issues, fabulous top quality set of 1930 Graf Zeppelin issues; a handsome and extremely fresh set with beautiful deep colors on all three issues; a wonderful opportunity for the serious philatelist to acquire a splendid set of these popular issues, choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one of the finest sets we have had the pleasure of offering, and the scarcest to find nice, the $1.30 #C14 is an unmatchable GEM! whose singles could grade with the best.
Scott $15,200.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Realized $12,000

Lot 3140

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, this is one of the most beautiful full wide tops we can ever recall offering at public auction; Post office fresh multiple in immaculate mint condition; scarce when found so choice, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $2,400

Lot 3191

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), bottom plate block of 6, full and fresh o.g., never hinged, fresh and exceedingly well centered with solid perforations, Extremely Fine and choice, 2013 PF certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $8,400

Lot 3282

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), top left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary well centered example of this rarely offered plate; with outstanding color; top center stamp with natural perf disc inclusion spot that appears as a minute thin spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

Realized $5,100

Lot 3364

Hawaii, Kahului Railroad, 1894, 5¢ to $1, complete set of the six first issues, o.g., never hinged, light foxing specks on a few, Fine to Very Fine, only 50,000 sets produced.
I.D.C. KR1-KR6.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized $3,000

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