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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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1923 Warren G. Harding, Perf. 11

Lots 2266-2275 Lots 2276-2285 Lots 2286-2295 Lots 2296-2300

Lot 2266

Warren G. Harding, 1865-1923, 29th President of the United States 1921-23. TLS as Senator datelined "Marion, Ohio, November 5, 1920" and addressed to Ambassador Brand Whitlock, Brussels, Belgium, accompanied by United States Senate imprint cover bearing 2¢ Wash. tied by "Point Isabel, Tex. Nov 14, 1920" duplex, "T/N.Y." and "30 Centimes" duplex, Belgian 30c blue (corner flaw) tied by cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2267    

1923, 2¢ Harding, flat plate printing, tracing on tissue paper measuring 137 x 166mm, Very Fine, the only recorded example.
Scott No. 610-E    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2268    

1923, 2¢ Harding, silk print, photo obtained from the Harding Home and Museum, used by F. Pauling to make the copper plate etching that was used to model the master die of the stamp issue, Very Fine, ex-Thatcher.
Scott No. 610-E    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2269 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, large die proof on India paper, Die sunk on full-size 153 x 201mm card, showing full die sinkage, typed "Approved: August 21, 1923. Postmaster General." and signed by "Harry S. New", blue control no. 1234566 on reverse; minor corner crease bottom left, Very Fine and choice approval die.
Scott No. 610P1    $3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 2270 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, large die proof on India paper, reduced to 70x83mm, mounted on card, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 610P1    $3,000 as full size.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2271 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, large die proof on white wove paper, 72x86mm, mounted on full size 144x192mm thick gray card, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 610P1a    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED 2¢ HARDING LARGE DIE PROOF ON WOVE IN THIS FORMAT.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2272 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, large die proof on white wove paper, Die sunk on full-size 153 x 201mm card, showing full die sinkage, typed "Approved: August 21, 1923. Postmaster General." and signed by "Harry S. New", blue control no. 154033 on reverse; minor corner crease bottom left, Very Fine, ex-Livingston.
Scott No. 610P1a    $2,000.

This proof was from the set presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1929. Although it is dated August 21, 1923 just prior to when the stamp was issued, the control number indicates this was one of the proofs that Harry New had made in 1929 before he left office and is therefore on wove paper rather than India. Harry New present to President Coolidge a set of die proofs for all the stamps that were issued during the Harding-Coolidge presidencies, interestingly most of the proofs from this set were original approval proofs prior to the issue of the stamps, the proof offered here is one of the exceptions that apparently was needed to fill out the set.

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Lot 2273 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, trial color large die proof, in green, die sunk on full size 151x202mm card, India untrimmed, bright and fresh., Very Fine.
Scott No. 610TC1ae    $4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED 1923 2¢ HARDING TRIAL COLOR PROOF, NOT OFFERED AT AUCTION SINCE 1990.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,300

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Lot 2274 P   

1923, 2¢ Harding, small die proof on wove paper, 26x29mm, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine and rare.
Scott No. 610P2    $1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2275 S   

1923, 2¢ Harding, flat plate printing, Specimen overprint, a well centered single with handstamped "SPECIMEN" overprint - as applied by an unidentified British Postal Administration - and diagonal blue crayon line, without gum, Very Fine, very rare; with 1977 B.P.A. certificate.
Scott No. 610S    Estimate $300 - 400.

Similar overprints were applied other U.S. stamps to be used as samples of the stamps that would be used on incoming U.S. mails.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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