Harmer-Schau Auctions

Sale 80

APS AmeriStamp Expo/TEXPEX 2009

U.S. Singles - State Revenue Issues to Encased Postage
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 1674

U.S.; Indian Reservation Issues, Fishing License, 1994-96 Point Elliot Treaty Area, WA, 3 unused tags in violet, maroon and green, scarce tribal items, Very Fine.
Estimate $150-200.
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Lot 1675

U.S.; Souvenir Card Issues, 1960 Barcelona Philatelic Congress, #SC2, couple tiny soil spots, scarce card, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $100-120.
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Lot 1676

U.S.; Souvenir Card Issues, 1982 ESPAMER with $4 Columbian, #SC79, genuine copy (with faults) tied by show station Oct 12, 1982 cancel at bottom, nice tie-in with card theme, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,300 (for stamp).
Estimate $200-250.
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Lot 1677
U.S.; Post Office Seal Issues, 1877, Brown, Large Die Proof, #OX1P, reduced (90 x 75mm), few tone spots, still scarce, Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $250-300.
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Lot 1678

U.S.; Test Stamp Issues, 1998, "Octagon" 3 Singles, #TD130B, in 3 different color printing intensities, one dark, one medium and one very light, for testing purposes, all soaked off cover, Very Fine.
Scott $130+. New discovery .
Estimate $75-100.
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Lot 1679

U.S.; Encased Postage Issues, L.C. Hopkins & Co., Cincinnati 10¢ Green, #EP105, 10¢ good color, well centered, case with minor scrapes at the top of some letters and on rim on front, mica with minor problems incl. small crack at the "TS" of "CENTS", and rather heavy lamination across the "TEN CENTS" at bottom, otherwise normal light lamination and usual surface wear, PF mentions no defects whatsoever, Extremely Fine and rare, probably 5 known copies. The Ford sale catalogue (Stack's 6/23/2004, lot 519) offered another example of this rarity with the comment, "There may be only three of these in existence (not including this one). Siegel sale of April 2008 sold an inferior copy that realised a hammer price of $3250. PF (2008) cert.
Hodders & Bowers #146.
Scott $6,000. This is a newly discovered copy of #EP105 which may bring the copies known to five (See above).
Estimate $4,000-5,000.
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