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2006-11-15
The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
 
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1571, HillHoman's Empire Express, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Yellow, "1" for "I" in "Paid" (83L1a), Homan's Empire Express, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Yellow, "1" for "I" in "Paid" (83L1a)Homan's Empire Express, New York N.Y., (unstated value) Black on Yellow, "1" for "I" in "Paid" (83L1a). Enormous margins all around, beautiful impression, uncancelled as always, used on brown cover front only to Boston, "New-York 5 Cts. May 8" integral-rate circular datestamp, faint stain at lower left actually ties stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST OF THE FOUR RECORDED HOMAN'S EMPIRE EXPRESS 83L1-TYPE STAMPS. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF 83L1a, THE "1" FOR "I" IN "PAID" VARIETY.

Only four of the five recorded Homan's Empire Express adhesives belong to the 83L1 family. Of these four, two are normal "Paid" varieties, one is a sans-serif "Paid", and this fourth stamp is the unique 83L1a variety. Typeset stamps are by nature more prone to variation. Typesetters composing a sheet of stamps were sometimes forced to sacrifice uniformity to complete the setting. Fonts or border pieces were interchanged. Even individual characters were used incorrectly, if misread by the typesetter or deliberately substituted for used-up type. Stamps such as the Honour's "Conours" and "Bents" (4LB8c), Davis's "Pennq" Post (57L1a), Moody's "Henny Dispatch" (110L1b) and Hoyts "Lettcr" (85L1) are a few prominent examples of typographical errors among the carrier and local issues.

Signed Costales. Ex Lilly and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1180, realized $7,500 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

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