Sale 8

Spring 2017 Sale


Proofs
 
 
Lot Photo Description Bidding
Lot 16
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The President Franklin D. Roosevelt copy of the 1922-25 $5.00 Liberty Large Die Proof (203mm x 157mm) Die Sunk on Card, The proof is backstamped in blue "333289" with pencil notations "332292 - frame" & "332724-picture". It was sold by the Harmer family as a Lot # 27 from the February 4-5 1946 auction, is contained in the original sale folder and includes the original shipping envelope (less a couple of stamps) and a copy of the catalogue. The condition is extremely fine (Scott 573P).
Est. Cash Val. $1,500 - 2,000

We believe the proof is printed on India mounted on card (.007 thick) then mounted on die sunk large card. The lot is the sequential duplicate to that in the Post Master General's Collection in Washington which also houses a Large Die on India Die Sunk on Card. The FDR Die Proof is larger than either of these.

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Lot 17
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1922-26 2c carmine Plate Proof on wove paper, very fine (Scott 554P3).
Est. Cash Val. $600 - 700.
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Lot 18
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1922-26 2c carmine Plate Proof on wove paper, crease, fine (Scott 554P3).
Est. Cash Val. $200 - 250.
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Lot 19
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1922-26 5c dark blue Plate Proof on wove paper, extremely fine (Scott 557P3).
Est. Cash Val. $600 - 700.
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Lot 20
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1932 Washington Bicentennial Issue 1/2c to 10c Set of 12, perfect margins, 1/2c corner crease, extremely fine (Scott 704-15P2).
Scott $10,250

Purportedly only three other complete sets known. Exceptional
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Lot 21
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1932 Winter Olympics Issue 2c carmine rose, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 716P2).
Scott $750.
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Lot 22
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1932 Arbor Day 2c Carmine, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 717P2).
Scott $750.
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Lot 23
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1932 Summer Olympics Issue 3c purple and 5c blue, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 718P2, 719P2).
Scott $1,800.
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Lot 24
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1934 National Parks Issue 1c to 10c complete, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 740-714P2).
Scott $6,500.
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Lot 25
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1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Issue 3c violet, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 772P2).
Scott $650.
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Lot 26
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1936 Texas Centennial Issue 3¢ violet, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 776P2).
Scott $650.
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Lot 27
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1936 Army & Navy Issues Complete, 6 with faults, fine to very fine (Scott 785P2-794P2).
Scott $7,950.
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Lot 28
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1939 Baseball Centennial Issue 3c violet, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott 855P2).
Scott $800.
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Lot 29
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1940 Famous Americans Issues Complete, perfect margins, 9 with insignificant varying faults, generally fine to extremely fine (Scott 859-893P2).
Scott $28,000.
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Lot 30
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1927, 10¢ Lindbergh dark blue, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott C10P2).
Scott $7,000.
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Lot 31
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1930, Graf Zeppelin Issue complete, 65c green, $1.30 light brown, $2.60 blue, perfect margins, light wrinkles, extremely fine (Scott C13-C15 P2).
Scott $45,000.
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Lot 32
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1933, "Chicago" Zeppelin Century of Progress Issue 50c green, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott C18 P2).
Scott $11,000

Purportedly 5 other known copies
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Lot 33
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1935-37, Trans-Pacific Issue China Clipper complete, 25c blue, 20c green, 50c carmine, perfect margins, latter two with light creases or bends, fine to extremely fine (Scott C20-C22 P2).
Scott $9,750.
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Lot 34
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1938, 6¢ Eagle, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott C23P2).
Scott $2,750.
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Lot 35
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Airmail Special Delivery; 1934, 16¢ dark blue, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott CE1P2).
Scott $4,000.
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Lot 36
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Special Delivery; 1925 Motorcycle Issue 17c deep orange, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott E13P2).
Scott $1,500.
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Lot 37
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Special Delivery: 1944 13¢ blue, perfect margins, extremely fine (Scott E17P2).
Scott $3,000.
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