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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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1919-79 Issues

Lots 261-268

Lot 261 o   

1919, 3¢ Victory, deep red violet shade, Salem, Ohio pre-cancel, large margins and exceptional centering for this notorious off-centered issue, rich true deep red violet color, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce shade variety and an extremely difficult stamp to obtain in this condition, the only example to receiving this grade with only one example grading higher (an 85); with 2007 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF 80, SSV $3,000).
Scott No. 537a    $1,750 for the grade of fine.

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Lot 262    

1921, 2¢ carmine rose, rotary coil waste, perf 11, o.g., never hinged, large evenly balanced margins and perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh bright paper, full intact perforations all around, a Superb gem, an amazing example of this difficult coil waste issue, this being one two examples to receive this grade with no others grading higher; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $5,250).
Scott No. 546    $230.

ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1921 2¢ ROTARY COIL WASTE PERF 11 ISSUE.

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Lot 263    

1923, 2¢ carmine, imperf vertically, left margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, well centered, rich bright color and particularly fresh, Very Fine and choice, a grossly undercataloged variety in Scott with many examples of this variety with perfs well into the design, this block in choice condition is very rare; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 554a    $500 for hinged pairs.

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Lot 264    

1922, 25¢ yellow green, bottom margin plate number 14064 single, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid beautifully balanced margins, strong bold color, Superb, a lovely plate number single gem, with only five examples grading higher; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $700).
Scott No. 568    $30.

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Lot 265    

1929, 4¢ Nebr., o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid evenly balanced margins, beautiful deep rich color, a Superb gem, one of only two examples to receive this grade with none higher; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100, SMQ $1,600).
Scott No. 673    $35.

ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1929 4¢ "NEBR." OVERPRINT ISSUE.

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Lot 266    

1929, 10¢ Nebr., top margin single, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering and margins, rich brilliant color, Superb, with only four examples grading higher; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $1,050).
Scott No. 679    $180.

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Lot 267    

1938, $5 Presidential, red brown & black shade, top margin plate block of 4 with plate numbers and arrows, o.g., never hinged, wide margins and exceptional centering, rich colors, Extremely Fine, with approximately twelve examples known, this is certainly one of the finest; with 1972 & 2001 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 834a    $15,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE NEVER HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1938 $5 PRESIDENTIAL COLOR ERROR IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.

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Lot 268    

1979, $1 Lamp, brown (candle flame) inverted, o.g., never hinged, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine and choice, rare with only about 95 examples accounted for from the only known pane issued.
Scott No. 1610c    $17,500.

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS MODERN RARITY.

Known as the "CIA" invert, the known pane of 100 was sold by the McLean, Virginia post office in the spring of 1986 to an employee of the CIA who had been sent to the post office to buy stamps for the agency. The inverted error was discovered shortly thereafter and nine CIA employees decided to switch the errors for newly purchased normal issues. The story of what happened was eventually leaked and a scandal ensued with four employees being fired.

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Lots 261-268

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