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UNITED STATES STAMPS continued...

MODERN ERRORS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
41 nhbl 1610c 1610c, $1.00 Rush Lamp and Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Inverted, the spectacular and unique top left corner sheet-margin Use Correct Zip Code block of four of the so-called
C.I.A. Invert, wonderfully fresh and bright, unblemished o.g., nev#1610c, $1.00 Rush Lamp and Candle Holder, Intaglio Brown Inverted, the spectacular and unique top left corner sheet-margin "Use Correct Zip Code" block of four of the so-called "C.I.A." Invert, wonderfully fresh and bright, unblemished o.g., never hinged, very fine and choice.This is the sole surviving inscription multiple from the unique error sheet of 100. The plate block that once existed when the sheet was originally intact is where the five missing stamps were removed from the sheet, and whose whereabouts are unknown.A rare opportunity to acquire one of the most famous and important Invert multiples in United States philately. (Image) as four singles $84,000.00+

SOLD for $67,500.00
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42 nh 1688k 1688k, 24c Bicentennial souvenir sheet, USA24c Inscriptions Inverted on fourth and fifth stamps, with the inscriptions completely omitted on the fourth and fifth stamps and now
appearing inverted below the first and second stamps, o.g., never#1688k, 24c Bicentennial souvenir sheet, "USA/24c" Inscriptions Inverted on fourth and fifth stamps, with the inscriptions completely omitted on the fourth and fifth stamps and now appearing inverted below the first and second stamps, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; signed lightly on the reverse as inscriptions inverted; the only example known of this error and the rarest of all the errors found on the series of four 1976 Bicentennial souvenir sheets.Given this error souvenir sheet's unique status as an inverted item, many feel that this is one of the most desirable and important inverted printing items in 20th century United States philately. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $35,000.00
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43 og 1689v 1689v, 31c Bicentennial souvenir sheet, Perforations and Luminescent Tagging Inverted, a remarkable sheet displaying inverted perforations for all five stamps on the sheet (as
well as having the luminescent tagging inverted), to our knowledge#1689v, 31c Bicentennial souvenir sheet, Perforations and Luminescent Tagging Inverted, a remarkable sheet displaying inverted perforations for all five stamps on the sheet (as well as having the luminescent tagging inverted), to our knowledge this is the only recorded example of this perforation error, as such this is one of the most desirable and sought after errors of the entire series, o.g., minor h.r.'s in the four corners, very fine. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
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44 nh 2630c 2630c, 29c New York Stock Exchange, Center (engraved black) Inverted, a highly select mint example of this important modern error rarity, wonderfully fresh, well centered,
pristine o.g., never hinged, choice very fine only two panes containing#2630c, 29c New York Stock Exchange, Center (engraved black) Inverted, a highly select mint example of this important modern error rarity, wonderfully fresh, well centered, pristine o.g., never hinged, choice very fine; only two panes containing a total of 56 inverted centers have ever been found, five of which have gum problems and six are contained within plate blocks; a key Inverted Center of the World which rarely makes an appearance on the auction market. (Image) $26,000.00

SOLD for $13,000.00
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45 nhbl 2782c 2782c, 29c National Postal Museum se-tenant block of four, imperforate, bottom right corner sheet-margin plate no. 55155 block of four, o.g., n.h., fingerprint on gum and
trivial wrinkles in bottom margin only, very fine this is the unique pl#2782c, 29c National Postal Museum se-tenant block of four, imperforate, bottom right corner sheet-margin plate no. 55155 block of four, o.g., n.h., fingerprint on gum and trivial wrinkles in bottom margin only, very fine; this is the unique plate block from the only known imperforate sheet; unpriced as a plate block, cataloged simply as a normal block. This rare imperforate plate block was incorporated into the Cunliffe Inverted Printings collection since it depicted the Inverted "Jenny" on one of the four stamps. (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
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AIR POSTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
46 og C3a C3a, 24c Carmine rose and blue, Center Inverted, position 90, natural s.e. at right, attractively centered, especially intense colors and impressions on bright paper, full clean
o.g. that shows just the barest trace of hinging, small natural inc#C3a, 24c Carmine rose and blue, Center Inverted, position 90, natural s.e. at right, attractively centered, especially intense colors and impressions on bright paper, full clean o.g. that shows just the barest trace of hinging, small natural inclusion speck in "4" of left "24", fine-very fine. The 1918 Twenty Four Cent Inverted Jenny is one of the most recognized and desired rarities in all of philately. Its legendary status began the moment the stamp was issued in May, 1918, when William T. Robey purchased an entire error sheet of 100 at the New York Avenue Post Office window in Washington D.C. - May 14th - just one day after the stamp was issued. Within one week Robey sold the sheet for $15,000.00 to the well-known Philadelphia stamp dealer Eugene Klein (an impressive return on his initial $24.00 investment). Shortly thereafter Mr. Klein sold the sheet to the renowned, yet eccentric collector, Col. Edward H.R. Green for $20,000.00. Col. Green asked Klein to break up the sheet for him into singles and blocks, then instructed him to sell all but the few key position blocks. What is puzzling is how, given the immediate attention created by a spectacular new error, so many of the stamps from the sheet have been poorly handled and stored over the years. In fact, there are at least six examples whose whereabouts are unknown and presumably lost to philately. A great many of the known copies have varying degrees of faults and some even have lost all of their original gum. Improper hinging has caused a significant number of the faults, often thinning or creasing the stamps.The example from the Cunliffe collection, which he acquired in a June 30, 1964 auction, is an especially fresh and attractive copy of this, the most famous stamp in philately. It was once part of a vertical pair, along with position 100, which was sold in the Green Sale XXIII in October 15, 1945 (Hugh C. Barr auction). It was later separated from position 100 and sold again at auction in November 20, 1956 by Sylvester Colby. And then ending up in the Cunliffe collection where it has resided for nearly 45 years. Accompanied by a 1966 PF certificate. (Image) $500,000.00

SOLD for $170,000.00
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47 ng CL1a CL1a, 5c Deep blue Buffalo Balloon, tete-beche pair, an extremely rare unused example of this pair, without gum as is often the case with these stamps, extraordinarily well
margined, with huge balanced margins all around, there are just a coup#CL1a, 5c Deep blue "Buffalo Balloon", tete-beche pair, an extremely rare unused example of this pair, without gum as is often the case with these stamps, extraordinarily well margined, with huge balanced margins all around, there are just a couple of trivial facial rubs and light wrinkling between the pair in the margin only, these small flaws are quite trivial considering not only the extreme rarity of the pair, but the majority of the few other surviving tete-beche pairs have faults much more severe than the pair offered here, extremely fine appearance; of particular interest is the wide variance of color between each stamp in the pair, with one having a light "milky" blue shade, while the other is a deep blue shade.These fascinating "Buffalo Balloon" stamps were intended for use on a balloon flight from Nashville to Gallatin, Tennessee, which took place on June 18, 1877. It is believed that only 300 stamps were printed, of which only 23 were used. We believe that only twelve to fifteen tete-beche pairs still exist today, of which most have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation. Nearly all existing examples have small faults and/or are without gum, suggesting that the original sheets may have been stacked and exposed to moisture prior to their sale. (Image) $22,500.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
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OFFICIALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
48 P O68aP4/O71aP4 O68aP4, O69aP4, O71aP4, 1873 $2.00, $5.00 and $20.00 Department of State, Centers Inverted, plate proofs on card, a superbly matching set of top sheet-margin examples of the
three values that exist with inverted centers, each possessing outstand#O68aP4, O69aP4, O71aP4, 1873 $2.00, $5.00 and $20.00 Department of State, Centers Inverted, plate proofs on card, a superbly matching set of top sheet-margin examples of the three values that exist with inverted centers, each possessing outstanding margins all around, including uniformly huge sheet margins at top, plus all three are especially bright and fresh, the $20.00 has just the faintest trace of a hinge thin towards the top of the sheet selvage and well away from the proof itself, extremely fine; only ten possible sets can exist and this surely is among the very finest available. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) $21,000.00

SOLD for $24,000.00
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49 Pbl O71aP4 O71aP4, $20.00 Department of State, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, the spectacular left sheet-margin block of four, showing the inverted black vignette plate No. 123 in
the bottom margin, along with a portion of the printers imprint in#O71aP4, $20.00 Department of State, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, the spectacular left sheet-margin block of four, showing the inverted black vignette plate "No. 123" in the bottom margin, along with a portion of the printer's imprint in green, fabulously bright and fresh, large to mostly huge margins all around, extremely fine. This showpiece multiple is the only block of four known of the $20.00 State with an inverted center. It comes from the sheet of ten from the Col. Green sale which was subsequently broken up - with this being the only sound block from that sheet. The only other existing multiple of this value is a half sheet of five (horizontal strip of three). One of the premier showpiece rarities of United States Officials, as well as one of the most desired rarities for the serious Inverted Centers of the World collectors.Ex-Griswold, Col. Green and Markovits. (Image) $30,000.00

SOLD for $35,000.00
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CARRIERS AND LOCALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
50 ogbl 1LB3b 1LB3b, Baltimore, Md. 1c Blue, Tete-Beche Pair, gutter block of fourteen, with three tete-beche pairs, the right block contains the complete setting of ten types, the left block
Types 5, 7, 9-10, papermakers embossed seal, original gum, four pu#1LB3b, Baltimore, Md. 1c Blue, Tete-Beche Pair, gutter block of fourteen, with three tete-beche pairs, the right block contains the complete setting of ten types, the left block Types 5, 7, 9-10, papermaker's embossed seal, original gum, four punch holes, slightly toned, top right vertical pair with a crease, position 8 with small surface scrapes, fine-very fine appearance; only one other tete-beche pair is known (strip of five with one stamp inverted), this is the unique tete-beche block and one of the most important and spectacular multiples of all the carrier stamps; this block is specifically listed and priced in the Scott catalog (described as "unique"); signed Costales and accompanied by a 2000 PF certificate; ex-Hollowbush, Golden, "D.K." and Wall. (Image) $7,500.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
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51 c 11L3a 11L3a, Berford & Co.s Express, New York, N.Y., 10c Violet, horizontal Tete-Beche Pair, used with 10c Violet (11L3) vertical pair on cover addressed For Lieut. Madison Rush, U.S.
Ship St. Lawrence Valparaiso, the address tying the vertical#11L3a, Berford & Co.'s Express, New York, N.Y., 10c Violet, horizontal Tete-Beche Pair, used with 10c Violet (#11L3) vertical pair on cover addressed "For Lieut. Madison Rush, U.S. Ship 'St. Lawrence' Valparaiso", the address tying the vertical pair, both pairs with large margins, docketing on back "Recd. at Valparaiso, March 21st, 1852", wonderfully fresh and very fine. There are only three tete-beche pairs of the 10c Berford & Co.'s local stamp known. The example offered here and another cover (to the same addressee) containing both the other two known pairs, so in reality only two tete-beche pairs are available. In fact, any 10c Berford & Co.'s stamp is a rarity, as there are believed to be no more than eight items in existence, with only three certified covers extant, those being the two above mentioned covers with tete-beche pairs and four cut-to-shape singles on one cover. Therefore this is not only an incredibly rare opportunity to obtain the tete-beche pair, it is also one of the very few occasions that any 10c Berford & Co.'s stamp on cover will be available. The Scott catalog specifically lists and prices this very cover at $67,500.00, which represents the realized price ($62,500.00 + 10%) in the 2003 Robert A. Siegel, Inc. auction of the "D.K." collection. This marvelous cover has graced some of the most important local and postal history collections of all time, including Worthington, Caspary, Lilly, Golden and "D.K.". Accompanied by a 1999 PF certificate. (Image) $67,500.00

SOLD for $37,500.00
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52 ngbl 20L21a 20L21a, Boyds City Express, New York, N.Y., 2c Gold on dark blue, Tete-Beche Pair, block of six (2x3) containing two tete-beche pairs within the top block of four, large to
extra-large margins all around, strong paper color, vertical crease thr#20L21a, Boyd's City Express, New York, N.Y., 2c Gold on dark blue, Tete-Beche Pair, block of six (2x3) containing two tete-beche pairs within the top block of four, large to extra-large margins all around, strong paper color, vertical crease through the right stamps, another small crease at top, very fine appearance; listed but unpriced in Scott. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $375.00
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53 O 40L4a 40L4a, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2c Black on green glazed, C at right Inverted, four large margins, ms. cancel, light creasing cracks the surface paper in a few
places, very fine appearance a very elusive variety that occurred only#40L4a, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2c Black on green glazed, "C" at right Inverted, four large margins, ms. cancel, light creasing cracks the surface paper in a few places, very fine appearance; a very elusive variety that occurred only on position 36 on the 42-subject sheet; listed but not priced in Scott; ex-Lilly. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,700.00
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54 O 40L8a 40L8a, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2c Black on yellowish buff, C at right Inverted, three large margins, ms. X cancel, faults including a small hole at top left, fine
appearance the basic stamp (40L8) itself it quite rare, and with#40L8a, City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y., 2c Black on yellowish buff, "C" at right Inverted, three large margins, ms. "X" cancel, faults including a small hole at top left, fine appearance; the basic stamp (#40L8) itself it quite rare, and with this error occurring only once on a sheet, it could very well be unique; listed but unpriced in Scott. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $10,500.00
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55 ogbl 61L2a 61L2a, Eagle City Post, Philadelphia, Pa., (2c) Black, Tete-Beche Pair, block of eighteen (3x6) containing four tete-beche pairs (inverted impression at positions 1, 4, 8 and
11), mostly large margins around, just into the design in a couple pla#61L2a, Eagle City Post, Philadelphia, Pa., (2c) Black, Tete-Beche Pair, block of eighteen (3x6) containing four tete-beche pairs (inverted impression at positions 1, 4, 8 and 11), mostly large margins around, just into the design in a couple places, full original gum causes some light creasing and toning, bottom left stamp with small pinhole, very fine appearance; reported to be the largest known multiple of this Eagle City Post stamp; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Mason, Hall and "D.K." (Image) $4,000.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
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POSTAL STATIONERY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
56 og U201 var. U201 var., 24c Purple on white, Printed on Both Sides, One Impression Inverted to the other, cut to shape, the reverse showing strong partial second impression that is inverted
to the normally printed front side, fine a most unusual and rare er#U201 var., 24c Purple on white, Printed on Both Sides, One Impression Inverted to the other, cut to shape, the reverse showing strong partial second impression that is inverted to the normally printed front side, fine; a most unusual and rare error which is unlisted anywhere, being the only recorded postal stationery printed on both sides variety, where both impressions overlap one another. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $375.00
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57 Ec E801 Undersander E801, 3c Red on white Marshall patented return stamped envelope essay, with preprinted return address, showing inverted second reply impression of the indicia, most
unusual, very fine also accompanied by the paid reply postal caUndersander #E801, 3c Red on white Marshall patented return stamped envelope essay, with preprinted return address, showing inverted second reply impression of the indicia, most unusual, very fine; also accompanied by the paid reply postal card version which is also unusual and scarce, very fine pair. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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58 Oc U468m U468m, 2c Surcharge type 4 on 3c Dark violet, die 1, Triple Surcharge, One Inverted, very rare used entire showing this striking surcharge error, Beaufort, S.C. machine cancel,
addressed to Savannah, Ga., red edge staining at top right corner ba#U468m, 2c Surcharge type 4 on 3c Dark violet, die 1, Triple Surcharge, One Inverted, very rare used entire showing this striking surcharge error, Beaufort, S.C. machine cancel, addressed to Savannah, Ga., red edge staining at top right corner barely detracts from its appearance, otherwise very fine; quite likely unique; 2002 PSE certificate (UPSS #2952 var.). (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $425.00
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59 ogc UX7b UX7b, 1c Black on buff postal card, Printed on Both Sides (the reverse Inverted to the front impression), a mint example of this rare double impression, with the additional
impression on the reverse and is inverted to the front impression, the s#UX7b, 1c Black on buff postal card, Printed on Both Sides (the reverse Inverted to the front impression), a mint example of this rare double impression, with the additional impression on the reverse and is inverted to the front impression, the second impression a bit lighter (as is always found), just a couple of extraneous light spots, otherwise very fine (USPCC #S6c). (imagea) (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $700.00
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60 ogc UX9c UX9c, 1c Black on buff postal card, Double Impression, One Inverted, a gem mint example of this enormously rare error card, in fact it is, by far, the finer of only two mint
examples recorded, the other known example (ex-Floyd Collection) ha#UX9c, 1c Black on buff postal card, Double Impression, One Inverted, a gem mint example of this enormously rare error card, in fact it is, by far, the finer of only two mint examples recorded, the other known example (ex-Floyd Collection) has a sealed edge tear and some folds, the example offered here is wonderfully fresh and pristine, with both impressions being equally strong, extremely fine; one of the great postal card rarities of the United States (USPCC #S8b). (Image) $8,500.00

SOLD for $11,500.00
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