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Catalogue of Stamp Auction #78, May 31, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
Description
Ph
Net Price
1 **   630
1926, White Plains Philatelic Exhibition, 2c carmine rose, complete pane of 25, plate No. 18771, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $575
sold
2 **   832a
1938, Presidential issue, $1 purple and black, vertical pair imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF, PSE certificate for block of four (this one is right pair), C.v. $1,100
sold
3 **   1125a
1959, San Martin 4c blue, left margin horizontal pair imperforated between stamps, left perforation shifted to the right as always exists, full OG, NH, VF, only 20 pairs recorded, C.v. $900
sold
4 **   1414, b
1970, Christmas issue, 6c multicolored, three side margin block of 20 (10x2), top part of transition sheet with block of six (3x2) on the left has omitted black offset color, in addition vertical pair (positions 4/14) has omitted it partly, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $2,400++
1150.00
5 **   1510c var
1973, Jefferson Memorial, 10c blue, block of four with adjoined stamps from a booklet pane, partially omitted perforation at the bottom left due to foldover, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
85.00
6 **   1541b
1974, Minerals, 10k multicolored, left sheet inscribed margin se-tenant block of four, light blue and yellow (litho) colors omitted, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $900
sold
7 **   1556b
1975, "Pioneer 10" Passing Jupiter, 10c multicolored, left sheet margin single with dark blue (engraved) omitted, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $450
sold
8 **   1575b
1975, Bicentennial of US Postal Service, (10c) multicolored, se-tenant block of four with red color (value) omitted, minor perf separation on the right, otherwise full OG, NH, VF and very rare, according to Datz only 6-8blocks are known, not priced either in Scott or Datz Cat.
1725.00
9 **   1622Cd
1981, 13-Star Flag and Independence Hall, 13c dark blue, red and brown red, complete imperforated pane of 100, full OG, NH, VF and scarce multiple, C.v. $5,000++
1725.00
10 **   1687i
1976, Declaration of Independence, 18c multicolored, souvenir sheet of five, denomination omitted on "d" variety, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $425
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sold
11 **   1689 var
1976, Washington Reviewing Army at Valley Forge, 31c multicolored, souvenir sheet of five, all perforation strongly shifted to the top, leaving four ("a"-"d") stamps without denomination, full OG, NH, VF and a spectacular item
sold
12 **   1711a
1977, Colorado Statehood issue, 13c multicolored, horizontal pair imperforated between stamps with straight edge on the right, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $650
sold
13  1789Pg
1979, John Paul Jones issue, imperforated multicolored proof of 15c, horizontal strip of four with vertical gutter in the middle, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $750++
sold
14  1789Pg
1979, John Paul Jones issue, imperforated multicolored proof of 15c, vertical pair with horizontal gutter in the middle, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $600
sold
15 **   1800b
1979, Christmas, Gingerbread Santa Claus, 15c multicolored, top right corner margin single with green, yellow and brown colors omitted, black one is misplaced as always, usual centering, full OG, NH, fine, C.v. $400
sold
16 **   1804 var
1980, Benjamin Banneker, 15c multicolored, left sheet margin vertical imperforated pair with gutter in the middle, no color misregistration as typical for printer's waste items, full OG, NH, VF
sold
17 **   1830b
1980, Coral Reef issue, 15c multicolored, imperforated se-tenant block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $350
sold
18 **   1830d
1980, Coral Reef issue, 15c multicolored, top sheet margin plates No.38385-39388 horizontal transition pair of se-tenant blocks of four, left block with blind perforation at four sides, while right one imperforated vertically between stamps and on the right, full OG, NH, VF and extremely rare, PSE certificate, C.v. $2,750 for block imperforated vertically
1150.00
19 **   1897b
1983, Omnibus, 1c violet, coil stamp, imperforated plate No.5 strip of five, joint line is between second and third stamps, full OG, NH, VF and rare, Datz C.v. $2,000, imperforated plate No. strips are not priced in Scott
sold
20 **   1939b
1981, Christmas issue, (20c) multicolored, bottom sheet margin block of four with vertical blind perforation, imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF, PF certificate, C.v. $1,500 as two pairs
sold
21 **   1945b
1981, Desert Plants, 20c multicolored, se-tenant corner margin block of four, brown (litho) color omitted, full OG, NH, VF and rare, only 20 se-tenant blocks recorded, a common block is included for comparison, PF certificate, C.v. $3,000
sold
22 **   2092 var
1984, Waterfowl Preservation, Mallards, 20c blue, complete sheet of 50 (5x10) with dramatically misplaced vertical perforation, plate No.19 at the bottom right, full OG, NH, VF
460.00
23 **   2210a
1986, Public Hospitals, 22c multicolored, bottom sheet margin vertical pair imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $250
110.00
24 **   2216m
1986, AMERIPEX issue, 22c dark blue, red and black on beige paper, souvenir sheet (1) of nine, omitted black inscription at the bottom and double impression of red at the top of each stamp, full OG, NH, VF, the sheet is listed, but not priced either in Scott or Datz Cat., existed quantity of such souvenir sheets is not mentioned, the item noted as very rare, APEX certificate
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sold
25 **   2223c
1986, Arctic Explorers, 22c multicolored, right sheet margin se-tenant block of four, top stamps with omitted black color, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $1,000
sold
26 **   2427b
1989, Christmas, Madonna and Child, 25c multicolored, left sheet margin single with red (litho) color omitted, edge showing omitted red control stripe also, full OG, NH, VF, a common stamp is added for comparison, C.v. $400
sold
27  2476
1991, Kestrel, imperforated multicolored plate proof of 1c, left sheet margin block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $300 as two pairs
115.00
28  2478
1991, Blue Bird, imperforated multicolored plate proof of 3c, left sheet margin block of four, minor marginal wrinkles, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $300
115.00
29 **   2515a
1990, Greetings, 25c multicolored, top sheet margin vertical strip of three imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, PF certificate, C.v. $500 for vertical pair
sold
30 **   2545-49 var
1991, Fishing Flies, 29c multicolored, block of 25 contains five vertical se-tenant strips of five, imperforated vertically and at the bottom between stamps and gutter, plate No.22133, full OG, NH, VF, according to Scott this item came from a printer's waste
sold
31 **   2552 var
1991, South West Asia Service Medal, 29c multicolored, wide 20.5mm, booklet stamp, block of four supposedly from ABN printer's waste, imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF
170.00
32 **   2618a, b
1992, Love, 29c multicolored, right sheet margin horizontal transition strip of four, imperforated vertically, third stamp from the left has partially omitted green color, right stamp has omitted it completely, full OG, NH, VF and rare, Datz mentioned only five such strips possible, PF certificate for unique complete sheet of 50, C.v. $2,050++
sold
33 **   2630c
1992, Bicentennial of NYSE, 29c green, red and black, center (black engraved color) is inverted, full OG, NH, PSE certificate, graded VF-80, C.v. $17,000
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N/A
34  2646a Pb-Pi
1992, Hummingbirds, eight imperforated stage proof panes of five, complete as produced, seven of which representing one color only and the last one with complete design as issued, full OG, NH, VF and rare, C.v. $3,600
sold
35 ** B  2833c (BK215a)
1994, Garden Flowers, (29c) multicolored, four se-tenant strips of five, each stamp with black (engraved color omitted) in complete ($5.80) stamp booklet, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $525
230.00
36 **   2980b
1995, Woman Suffrage, 32c multicolored, bottom right corner sheet margin plate No.P1111 vertical imperforated pair, additional control No.1 in black, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $750
sold
37 **   3060a
1996, Year of the Rat, 32c multicolored, top right corner sheet margin plate No. S1111 vertical imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $625
sold
38  3262 Pc, Pd
1998, Space Shuttles, imperforated proofs of $3.20 in magenta and $11.75 in cyan, two vertical se-tenant pairs with horizontal gutter in the middle, printed on coated and uncoated paper, no gum as issued, NH, VF and scarce, a copy of PF certificate is included, C.v. $1,150 for pair on coated paper, the other pair is listed, but has no price in the Cat.
860.00
39 **   3265b
1998, Uncle's Sam Hat, H-rate, (33c) multicolored, self- adhesive coil stamp with die cut 9.9 vertically, red color omitted, blue and gray colors are shifted to the bottom right as always exist, NH (backing paper is intact), VF, according to Datz the only roll of 100 recorded, C.v. $300++
sold
40 **   3307d
1999, Daffy Duck, 33c multicolored, complete pane of ten self-adhesive stamps, vertical die cutting is intact, but almost invisible in the middle (second horizontal row), while horizontal die cutting slightly visible at the top and bottom only, backing paper is intact, NH, VF, in our opinion the item is imperforated horizontally between stamps, however according to PF certificate it has only unique vertical pair (position 6-9) imperforated horizontally between stamps, C.v. $4,250++
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N/A
41 **   3523a
2001, Lucille Ball, 34c multicolored, self-adhesive stamp with die cutting omitted, left sheet margin horizontal pair, backing paper intact, VF, C.v. $800
sold
42 **   3557a
2002, Langston Hughes, 34c multicolored, self-adhesive stamp with die cutting omitted, top sheet margin vertical pair, NH, VF, C.v. $850
sold
43 **   3617a
2002, Washington, 23c gray green, self-adhesive coil stamp, horizontal pair with die cutting omitted, backing paper is intact, NH, VF and rare, according to Datz fewer then ten pairs exist, APEX certificate
sold
44 ** B  3784Ae
2003, Purple Heart, 37c multicolored, self-adhesive stamp with die cutting omitted, complete pane of 20, intact and post office fresh, VF, C.v. $1,600
575.00
45 **   4077a
2006, Judy Garland, 39c multicolored, self-adhesive stamp, top sheet margin vertical pair with die cutting omitted, backing paper intact, NH, VF and rare, only one pane of 20 is reported
sold
46 ** B  1893b,/3066a

Group of Major Errors

1981-95, Flag, Christmas of 1981, Honey Bee and J. Cochran, five items, booklet with omitted perforation between stamps, two imperforated pairs and two items with omitted black color, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $330
sold
47 **   C86a

Air Post stamps

1973, Progress in Electronics, 11c multicolored, top sheet margin single with vermilion and olive (litho) omitted, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $800
290.00
48 **   C92a var
1978, Wright Brothers issue, 31c multicolored, ultra and black engraved colors dramatically shifted to the top, block of four vertical se-tenant pairs, full OG, NH, VF, a beautiful and scarce item
sold
49 **   C150a
2012, View of Lancaster County, PA, $1.05 multicolored, self-adhesive stamp, top left corner sheet margin plate No.S11111 vertical pair with die cutting omitted on front, backing paper intact, VF, C.v. $700
sold
50    

Pioneer Flight Covers
Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-74) Inaugurating First Flight Cover with his Autograph

April 15, 1926, Illustrated First Flight Contract Air Mail (CAM-2) Cover on line Chicago - St. Louis, posted into the mail in Springfield, IL on return flight, franked by five stamps, two nice impressions of violet flight cachet, Chicago "Apr.15.9:30pm.1926" machine arrival ds on reverse, signed at the bottom left corner, mostly VF
1380.00
51    

Around the World in Eight Days

June 23-July 1, 1931, cover delivered by Record "Winnie Mae" Flight by pilot Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty (signed by them at the top), started from Roosevelt Field at Mineola, NY with 14 transit points including Berlin, Moscow, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Blagoveschensk, Khabarovsk and etc., two violet Dobroliot markings were applied, Mineola "Jul.1.1931" arrival ds is alongside and on reverse, VF and scarce
690.00
52 (*)   87L7

Local stamps
Hussey's Post, New York, N.Y.

1858, (1c) rose red, complete sheet of 46, bottom row is sideways and forming six couche, unused, no gum, fresh and VF, PF certificate, C.v. $350
sold
53 **   136L4

Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York, N.Y.

1849, Zachary Taylor, (2c) red, complete sheet of 25, stone 2, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, PF certificate, C.v. $600 as hinged
sold
54  62
1874, Queen Victoria, 6p gray, plate 13, large colored letters at corners, watermark Spray of Rose, winged at left single with plate flaw (gray spot) at bottom, full OG, LH, VF, SG #147, £500
170.00
55 **   64
1876, Queen Victoria, 1s green, plate 13, large colored letters at corners, watermark Spray of Rose, post office fresh condition, full OG, NH and fine single, SG #150, £650++
sold