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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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1922-1988 Issues

Lots 2325-2334 Lots 2335-2338

Lot 2325    

1923, $1 Lincoln Memorial, rich intense color, tied by neat "Springfield, Ill., Feb 12, 1923" First Day of Issue duplex postmark on fresh cover to Edward Worden, Very Fine, with only seventeen first days serviced from Springfield, Ill.
Scott No. 571    $7,500.

A RARE 1923 $1 LINCOLN MEMORIAL FIRST DAY USAGE TIED BY A NEAR SOCKED-ON-THE-NOSE HANDSTAMP FROM SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

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Lot 2326    

1923, $5 America, both carmine & blue and carmine lake & dark blue shades, centerline blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged (carmine lake shade with small pencil mark on one stamp), choice centering and rich colors, Extremely Fine, a lovely pair of centerline blocks, ex-Lehman; with 2022 M. Eichele certificate.
Scott No. 573, 573a    $2,475.

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Lot 2327    

1923, 2¢ Harding, Schermack type III perfs, showing full perfs at right, rich bold color, tied by "Flint, Mich, Aug 24, 1924" machine postmark on cover to Detroit, Mich., Very Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 611    $6,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1923 2¢ HARDING ISSUE WITH SCHERMACK TYPE III PERFORATIONS - ONE OF AT LEAST SEVEN RECORDED ON COVER USAGES.

Includes a copy of a October 23, 1924 letter from the Mail-o-Meter Company stating…"In response to your inquiry, please be advised that we did perforate a few two cent Harding stamps, the exact amount, however, I cannot say. as our records are not clear regarding the various issues which are perforated and reeled by the Schermack method." with a memo below by Karl Koslowski who addressed this cover and was the one who discovered the rare 1908 4¢ issue with Schermack type III perfs.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 2328    

1931, 17¢ Wilson, rotary press printing, both values tied by unofficial First Day "Brooklyn N.Y. Jul 25 12M 1931" duplex cancel on cover to local Brooklyn address, Jul. 25th receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 697, 699    $5,750.

A REMARKABLE AND RARE COMBINATION FIRST DAY COVER WITH THE 17¢ WILSON AND 25¢ NIAGARA FALLS ROTARY PRESS ISSUES.

Both stamps were issued on the same day and this cover was serviced by Solomon who acquired the stamps in Brooklyn.

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Lot 2329    

1934, 2¢ Grand Canyon National Park, horizontal pair, imperf vertically, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh with rich color, Very Fine, only 2-3 panes issued; with 1956 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 741b    $2,000 for pairs.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1934 2¢ PARKS IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY ISSUE IN BLOCK FORMAT.

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Lot 2330 ()   

1938, $5 Coolidge, top left corner margin block of 20 with black plate no. "22167", imprint and red "TOP", in combination with 1938, $1 purple & black, left margin block of ten and single (832) on oversized package from Weyerhaeuser & Co. in St. Paul, Minn. to the Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago, Ill., partial purple St. Paul registry cds's at one end with matching boxed registry handstamp etiquette on mailing label, stamps canceled by wavy line roller cancels, purple "Chicago, Ill., Reg. Div., Aug 6, 1955" receiving cds at right, blue pen addition at top adding to "111.29" for postage (the 29¢ likely paid in cash during posting); $5 block with some separations at bottom and light selvage wrinkling, F.-V.F., one of the highest Prexie issue franking we have ever encountered.
Scott No. 834    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Although this is a late Prexie issue franking, it does predate the issuance of the following Liberty issue high values with the $1 Henry issued in October of 1955 and the $5 Hamilton in March of 1956.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2331    

1954, 1¢ Washington, horizontal coil, imperf pair, o.g., never hinged, bright, fresh color, Very Fine, extremely rare with only 13 pairs reported.
Scott No. 1054c    $3,000.

A similar pair in our August 2022 APS Sale (#104, Lot 2505) realized $4,250 hammer.

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Lot 2332    

1961, 2½¢ Bunker Hill, horizontal coil, small perf holes, Birmingham, Ala. precancels, line pair, o.g., F.-V.F., an extremely rare line pair; with 1995 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 1056    $3,000.

Scott catalog states that this small hole variety is only known with Bureau precancel and it was against postal regulations to make mint precancels available other than to permit holders. Due to this restriction, only a small handful of mint line pairs exist today.

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Lot 2333    

1973, $1 O'Neill coil, imperf, pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 pairs and three line pairs reported.
Scott No. 1305Cd    $1,250.

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Lot 2334    

1976, 7.7¢ Saxhorns, horizontal coil, imperf pair, untagged (Bureau precanceled), "Washington, DC" precancel, o.g., never hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine and choice, very rare with only 7-10 pairs reported.
Scott No. 1614b    $1,250.

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