Interesting Postage Stamps to be Offered at Harmer-Schau Auction

03 Jan 2019  Thu

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries of Petaluma, California would be auctioning several interesting postage stamps from 11th to 13th January at the Hotel Fullerton and Conference Center, 1500 S. Raymond Drive, in Fullerton during the annual Orcoexpo stamp show.

A rare type of the 1870 15¢ orange Daniel Webster stamp with I grill, full original gum and a 2018 certificate from Professional Stamp Experts will be offered at an estimated value of $10,000 to $13,000 and a starting bid of $5,750. The unused stamp has blue ink in the perforation tips at top left. It has a listed market value of $16,500, with the value in italics, which means that it’s difficult to value the stamp accurately.

A full pane of 100 2¢ Washington stamps issued in 1916, which includes two 5¢ carmine George Washington error stamps will be offered at an estimated value of $900 to $1,000 and a starting bid of $575. These error stamps are generally seen in blocks of 12, where the two error stamps are located at the centre vertically. The full pane is offered very rarely. A portion of the selvage is removed from the upper right corner. There are pencil notations in the upper selvage as well.

A complete pane of 16 U.S. 2018 Dragons error issue is being offered. It features misplaced dies which resulted in an imperforate horizontal strip of four.

Three vertical strips of five 1995 32¢ Recreational Sports stamps are being offered at an estimated value of $1,500 to $1,800 and a starting bid of $950. Each strip belongs to a different error type namely, the imperforate stamps; the yellow-omitted stamps; and the yellow, blue and magenta omitted stamps. The three strips have a total listed market value of $4,950.

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