Nearly 3,000 lots of better USA and Worldwide stamps, covers, and box lots featuring a nice run of Classics through the Back of Book, including a great selection of EFOs, plate blocks, plus an incredible mint sheet holding, including a full set of the Louisiana Purchase sheets.
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USA #6LB5b 1842-45 NEW YORK CARRIER 3¢ BLACK ON BLUE :: Four wide margins, pretty red cancel, some hinge remnant, very fine plus.
USA #143L3 1861 PONY EXPRESS, $1 RED, CORNER MARGIN BLOCK :: Upper left large margin block of 4, huge sheet margins at left & top, margins close but clear at right & bottom. Beautiful fresh bright color, very fine. Unused, no gum.
USA 1861-62 PONY EXPRESS, SELECTION :: Six used stamps plus two related fantasy items. The stamps, Scott #143L1-2, 3, 5 (x2) & 8, likely includes some forgeries, although none are crude, all with partial blue express company handstamp cancels, 3-4 ma... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #MARTIN PN7 1894 STAMPED POSTAL NOTE FROM SOUTH BEND, IND. 5¢ :: Very fine example with imprinted 3¢ stamp (to pay fee) and 5¢ denomination. Note is postmarked (on reverse) June 30, 1894, from South Bend, Ind. (Martin Type PN7, printed by Dunlap ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #15TO24 1914 OFFICIAL TELEGRAPH (-) ORANGE, PENNSYLVANIA RAIL ROAD, PANE :: Full pane of 8 with selvage at top. OG, some disturbance, usual staple holes in selvage. Each stamp with black handstamped "43". Very fine.
USA (TSB13-TDB15) 1967-72 TEST BOOKLET LOT (x4), JOINT LINE MARKINGS (x2) :: Interesting group of 4 test booklets, including TDB13, with tagged shiny gum and breakers, as well as joint lines on 2 panes; TDB14, with tagged shiny gum and breakers; and ... (Click Title for More Details)
INTERNATIONAL VENDING MACHINE CO. (320b) 1906 WASHINGTON 2¢ SCARLET, PAIR :: Scarce coil pair, scarlet shade. Fresh, original gum, very lightly hinged, fine. (1968 PF Cert #27026).
CSA #1 1861 STONE 1, STONE 2 & STONE A OR B EXAMPLES :: Three choice examples, representing Stones 1, 2 and Stone A or B. Stone 1 stamp very fine left-margin example with large margins all around and original gum. Stone 2 stamp fine to very fine, cut... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #2 1861 EXAMPLES OF PATERSON AND HOYER PRINTINGS :: Both stamps are very fine, Paterson print with large margins all around; Hoyer print cut close but very well centered. Both stamps no gum and valued as such.
CSA #2 1861 PATERSON PRINT PAIR :: Very fine pair of Paterson print with original gum. Left stamp with tiny thin, right stamp with paper inclusion, still scarce.
CSA #3 1862 JACKSON 2¢ GREEN :: Beautiful stamp. Fresh, huge margins, showing part of stamp below, original gum, previously hinged, extremely fine! (Copy of 2005 PF Cert #0411354 for strip).
CSA #3 1862 JACKSON 2¢ GREEN :: Large margins, toned original gum, shows lightly on face, thins, fine appearing.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 3 MILKY BLUE :: Fine to very fine example, well clear on all sides, original gum, light soiling near edges.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 3 DARK BLUE JOINED 'CE' VARIETY :: Clean and very fine example of this stone with the well known 'joined C&E' plate variety that is also one of the determiners of this printing. No gum and valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 2 DARK BLUE :: Very fine bottom margin example with large margins all around. No gum, valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 2 DARK BLUE :: Gorgeous extra fine example, nearly perfectly centered within generous margins. Deep, rich blue. No gum, valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ BLUE & DAVIS 5¢ LIGHT BLUE, DE LA RUE ON COMBO PIECE :: Both 5¢ blues on envelope piece, larger format stamp top margin example with varying margins (light crease & some soiling) and smaller 5¢ with ample to large margins both ti... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #8 1863 JACKSON 2¢ BROWN RED, BLOCK :: Attractive and very fine block of 4 with generous margins. Previously hinged original gum, although bottom pair may be never hinged.
CSA #11 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, BLOCK OF 16 :: Attractive very fine right margin block of 16 (4x4). Full margins on all sides, creases between top two rows and between bottom two rows. Original gum, with couple of pencil inclusions. Valued as 4 blocks of 4.
CSA #11, 12 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, PERFORATED SINGLES :: Officially perforated singles of both types, #11 fine to very fine JUMBO with traces of original gum; #12 fine to very fine with most original gum. Great pair of these scarce issues.
CSA #11e 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, OFFICIALLY PERFORATED :: Extra fine example with typically rough perfs. Generous margins on all sides, traces of original gum.
CSA #12 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, OFFICIALLY PERFORATED W/ DOUBLE TRANSFER :: Fine to very fine single with official perforations and large margins on 3 sides, but with additional bonus of featuring significant double transfer on right side, effectivel... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #12 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, BLOCK, DOUBLE TRANSFER ON 2 STAMPS :: Rather unusual very fine block of 4, clear margins on all sides, with both stamps sporting major double transfers. Upper right stamp shows doubling in right oval, some lettering an... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #13 1863 WASHINGTON 20¢ GREEN, PAIR W/ DOUBLE TRANSFER :: Gorgeous very fine pair with major double transfer on right stamp, doubling '20' and some of the adjacent line work and lettering in left tablet. In addition, a series of vertical cracks c... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA 1861-63 SMALL CONFEDERATE EFO LOT :: Small group of 4 stamps showing interesting and significant EFO characteristics. Most notable is Memphis Provisional 56X1, cracked (off) plate, with about ¼ of the design at right completely missing. Group als... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA 1929 DIETZ CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 'FACSIMILE DIE PROOFS' :: Complete set of 19 illustrated cards (with cover sheet), illustrating all Confederate General Issues, Frank Baptist-printed electrotype reprint, photo of Baptist in 1862 and so-ca... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA 1941 TASCO EDUCATIONAL BOOKLETS :: Total of 5 Tasco Educational Booklets (Tatham Stamp & Coin) and two later vintage plastic presentation cases. Lot contains T6 (x3): 'The Postage Stamps of The Confederate States of America' (singles), and T7 (x2... (Click Title for More Details)
CANAL ZONE #32c 1909 CORDOBA 2¢ PANES, BOOKLET ERROR, UNEXPLODED :: Error booklet (Canal Zone Study Group 32c.6) with four vertical format panes with salmon Style B Cover intended for the 25¢ booklet of 1¢ panes. Hinge remnant on reverse of cover, in... (Click Title for More Details)
CANAL ZONE #46 1915 MOUNT HOPE OVERPRINT 1¢ GREEN & BLACK, BLOCK :: Block of 4 of type III overprint. MINT never hinged, scarce thus, fresh and fine.
CANAL ZONE #71b 1924 FRANKLIN 1¢ GREEN, 'ZONE' INVERTED, BLOCK :: Block of 6 with second row, second stamp variety 'ZONE' of 'CANAL ZONE' inverted. OG, light hinge, natural straight edge at right, fine to very fine.
CANAL ZONE #86e 1926 ROOSEVELT 5¢ DARK BLUE, 'ZONE CANAL' OVERPRINT :: Only 90 of the reversed overprint issued. OG, very lightly hinged, natural straight edge at left, fine to very fine.
CANAL ZONE #86f 1926 ROOSEVELT 5¢ DARK BLUE, 'ZONE' ONLY :: Rare stamp, only 10 exist. Original gum, previously hinged, fine.
CUBA #220a 1898 5¢ ON 8m BLUE GREEN, INVERTED SURCHARGE :: Position 4, INVERTED surcharge. Fresh color ('small gum stains' noted on cert are non-existent), cds, fine. Small piece, from which the stamp has been removed, signed Bartels and others. (1982 PF Cert #114794).
DANISH WEST INDIES #2 1866 COAT OF ARMS 3¢ ROSE, MULTIPLE :: Fresh, MINT never hinged block of 12 (3x4). Margins large to just clear at bottom, a few small inclusions, very fine and scarce multiple.
DANISH WEST INDIES #2 1866 COAT OF ARMS 2¢ ROSE, BLOCK :: Choice top margin block of 4 showing paper maker's watermark in selvage. Lightly hinged in selvage, stamps MINT never hinged, large margins, fresh, extremely fine block.
GUAM #1 1899 FRANKLIN 1¢ DEEP GREEN, PLATE BLOCK :: Bottom plate & imprint block of 6 (plate #832). Dried part original gum, fresh color, very fine.
GUAM #5 1899 GRANT 5¢ BLUE, PLATE BLOCK :: A scarce WIDE bottom plate and imprint block of 6 (plate #834). Full, fresh original gum, lightly hinged. Very fine.
GUAM #9 1899 WEBSTER 10¢ BROWN, TYPE II (GRADED 70) :: Very scarce stamp. OG, previously hinged with small paper adhesions on reverse, fine to very fine. (2009 PF Graded Cert #471901 F70)
GUAM #E1SP 1900 SPECIAL DELIVERY 10¢ BLUE, SPECIAL PRINTING :: A very RARE Special Printing for the 1900 Paris Exposition, with Bartel's 'Special Surcharge' pencil notation on reverse and 'Tows' handstamp. Exceptional centering for this issue. Attrac... (Click Title for More Details)
GUAM #M1-2 GUARD MAIL 2¢ & 4¢ :: Set of 2. Both MINT never hinged, fine. (Each with 1983 PF Cert #122763-764).
GUAM #M2 1930 MCKINLEY 4¢ CARMINE GUARD MAIL, BLOCK :: Top right corner margin block of 4, bright and fresh. Stamps MINT never hinged with usual tropicalization, natural paper wrinkle lower right stamp, cat value for singles. Fine multiple.
HAWAII #8 1857 KAMEHAMEHA III 5¢ BLUE :: Tiny part red cancel at left, creases, deep thin shows through to face, otherwise fine appearance.
HAWAII #9 1861 KAMEHAMEHA III 5¢ BLUE, ON THIN BLUISH WOVE :: Useful example, unused, no gum, margins large to ample, fine to very fine.
HAWAII #53b 1893 RED PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT 1¢ PURPLE, NO PERIOD :: Fresh and bright, original gum, lightly hinged, fine.
PHILIPPINES #220 1901 LINCOLN 4¢ ORANGE BROWN :: Choice stamp, fresh, MINT never hinged, tiny, trivial paper inclusion upper left, still extremely fine. (1989 PF Cert #0150691).
PHILIPPINES #225 1901 MARSHALL $5 DARK GREEN, RED OVERPRINT :: Fresh color, good centering for this, part original gum, thins, 3mm tear at bottom, otherwise very fine.
PHILIPPINES #230SP 1904 LINCOLN 5¢ BLUE, SPECIAL PRINTING :: A scarce Department of Insular Affairs Special Printing. A MINT never hinged example, makes it even rarer! Exceptional centering, natural gum wrinkle noted on cert as a vertical crease. Ext... (Click Title for More Details)
PHILIPPINES #231 1903-04 GARFIELD 6¢ BROWNISH LAKE, OVERPRINTED :: Choice stamp, fresh, MINT never hinged, extremely fine.
PHILIPPINES #231 1903-04 GARFIELD 6¢ BROWNISH LAKE, OVERPRINTED :: Pristine example, MINT never hinged, extremely fine. (2005 PF Cert #427398).
PHILIPPINES #232 MARTHA WASHINGTON 8¢ VIOLET BLACK (JUMBO) :: Beautiful stamp, rich color on fresh white paper, MINT never hinged, extremely fine to superb. (2011 PF Cert #498793).