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Sale 109

Lot 154


U.S.; General Issues, 1911, 3¢ deep violet, "Orangeburg" coil, #389.
Neat strike of wavy-line machine cancel, usual centering, completely sound, Fine. The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3¢ coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. PF (1984) cert.
Scott $10,500 (valued in grade of fine). Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears. Not seen on the market for decades.
Estimate $4,000.

Realized $4,313

Lot 174

U.S.; General Issues, 1919, 3¢ violet, rotary coil waste, pane of 170, #541.
Usual centering for this, intact, n.h., Fine.
Scott $17,225+.
Estimate $3,500.


Lot 173

U.S.; General Issues, 1918, 1¢ gray green, offset, double impression sheet of 100, #525d.
Intact, large top pl. #9322, bends to light gum creasing, very fresh, Fine.
Scott $9,000 (as singles). Probably unique .
Estimate $3,250.


Lot 471

British Guiana, Extensive collection.
On hingeless pages with a large amount of completion from 1853 to 1960 missing rarer pieces but largely complete after that, huge cat. and mostly mint with some dupl. of better items, classics mostly mint with no gum to o.g. and a few used, some better used incl. #8, 9, 10b, 35, 37, 38, 39, and mint many better items some with dupl. incl. 124-127, 130-148, 160-171, and mostly complete to around 1960 incl. many color varieties, huge cat. and nice collection to expand upon, must inspect, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $3,000.

Realized $3,450

Lot 176


U.S.; General Issues, 1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, #544.
Grid cancel, sound in every respect, usual centering, Fine. Most of the recorded copies of #544 are off-center or have been damaged -- the result of poor production standards and mis-handling. PF (1966) cert.
Scott $3,750 (grade of fine).
Estimate $2,200.


Lot 777

Worldwide Covers, Extensive Zeppelin collection.
125 from 1925 to 1937, majority Germany and U.S. but a few Latin America, Liechtenstein and Canada, nice range of flights and usages, worth inspection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,250.

Realized $2,645

Lot 92


U.S.; General Issues, 1857, 1¢ blue, type III, #21.
Pos. 73L4, "2 tiny pinholes in right margin and light diagonal crease at bottom", excellent color, unused, Fine appearance, PF copy (1974) for strip of 3, PSAG (2015) certs.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $1,100.


Lot 218

Aerophilately; Trans-Oceanic Flights, 1935 Wake Island survey first flight, AAMC #1228 var.
Dual flight, rare magenta cachet, tied with U.S.S. Nitro and U.S.S. Swan, Signed by Lt. J. S. Johnson (pilot), Fine to Very Fine, 500 covers flown .
Estimate $1,000.

Realized $920

Lot 10

China; People's Republic, 1980, Year of the Monkey, #1586.
N.h., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,875.
Estimate $750.

Realized $1,668

Lot 97

U.S.; General Issues, 1860, 90¢ blue, #39.
O.g. (h.r.), "reperfed at left", Fine appearance, PSAG (2014) cert.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $700.

Realized $690

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