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United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 103, 1902-1908 Issue Coil Rarities, 6c 1918 Air Post First Day Cover, The finest known used single of the 4¢ 1908 Imperforate Issue, used on a pristine cover addressed to Karl Koslowski, the discoverer of the entire supply of this 20th century rarity

DESCRIPTION

4¢ Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Type III (314A), huge margins with left sheet margin, superbly centered, rich color, neatly tied by “Sicklerville N.J. Apr. 8 1909” circular datestamp and duplex grid cancel on self-addressed cover to “Mr. K. Koslowski, 329 Cass Ave., Detroit, Mich.”, Philadelphia transit backstamp (Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m.)

PROVENANCE

* The stamp comes from the supply discovered and acquired by Karl Koslowski, May 1908; affixed by Koslowski to self-addressed envelope and sent inside parcel to his brother in Sicklerville, N.J., bearing a strip of three of 314A, with instructions to return the cancelled strip in envelope bearing single--postmarked at Sicklerville April 8, 1909

* Sold to or through William C. Rhodes, Hugh M. Clark sale, June 9, 1911, to Worthington

* George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 1050, to Cameron Sperling (Lawrence citation from marked catalogue)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1965 Rarities of the World, 2/24/1965, Sale 283, lot 115

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 11/25-26/1969, Sale 362, lot 949--this sale included part of the A. T. Seymour collection

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1985 Rarities of the World, 4/20/1985, Sale 645, lot 265, to Dr. Agris

* Dr. Joseph Agris, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 9/5/1997, lot 254, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Siegel census no. 314A-COV-03

* https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/314A

* Ken Lawrence, “The Scarce Imperforate 4¢ Ulysses S. Grant Stamp of 1908,” Linn’s Stamp News, August 3, 2017 (online)

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine stamp and cover

Separate pencil notations in different hands:

* “6/9/11 W C Rhodes” (Worthington’s source notation)

* “Worthington Sale 8/22 1917” and “Rarity, only 31 copies known of which 15 are unused” in same hand

* “RSS 28 Kelleher” on hinge

* “R.H.W. Co.” backstamp (Weill)

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/103.pdf

E. 100,000-150,000
130,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
1985-04-20
1985 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 645, Lot Number 265, 1902-08 Issue4c Brown Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Vending Machine Perforations (314A), 4c Brown Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Vending Machine Perforations (314A)4c Brown Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Vending Machine Perforations (314A). Beautiful Margins including Huge End Roll Margin at Left, tied by "Sicklerville N.J. Apr 8, 1909" pmk. on Cover to Michigan; Extremely Fine, Undoubtedly The Best used example either on or off cover

21,500
22,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
1983-04-23
1983 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 618, Lot Number 183, 1902-08 Issue4c Brown, Imperf. Coil, Schermack Private Vending Machine  Perforations Ty. III (314A), 4c Brown, Imperf. Coil, Schermack Private Vending Machine  Perforations Ty. III (314A)4c Brown, Imperf. Coil, Schermack Private Vending Machine Perforations Ty. III (314A). Used with 1c Blue Green (314) tied by Detroit Mich. May 27 1908 Wavy Line Machine cancel on Cover to Austria, Very Fine, An Enormously Rare 20th Century Cover

21,500
20,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
1970-03-24
1970 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 371, Lot Number 142, 1902-08 Issue4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Perforatian (314A), 4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Perforatian (314A)4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Perforatian (314A). Strip of Three, tied on 1908 Registered cover with 1c Jamestown to Germany; Sent by K. Koslowski of Detroit, the original finder of these stamps. A Fine and Extremely Rare Cover, probably unique, only the used single is listed in the catalogue

8,550
8,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
1902-08 Issue
1965-02-24
1965 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 283, Lot Number 115, 1902-08 Issue4c Brown, Schermack Ty. III Private Perf. (314A), 4c Brown, Schermack Ty. III Private Perf. (314A)4c Brown, Schermack Ty. III Private Perf. (314A). Huge margins, sheet margin at L., Tied by SicklerviIle, N.J. pmk. on 1909 cover to Karl Koslowski, Discoverer of this stamp, One of only two known covers, A Magnificent Example of this 20th Century Rarity

1,750
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