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2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 344, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of 40, large margins all around with full arrow at left, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE DOUBLE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF 40. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Geisler. Scott value as double error in block of twelve

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32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2011, 1913-23 Issues (Scott 406-547)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Complete sheet of 400, containing Mint N.H. upper left pane of 100 with double error, lower right pane of 100 with Mint N.H. single error (bottom of pane with a single hinge, far from the error block) and normal Mint N.H. panes of 100 at upper right and lower left, rich color, few trivial imperfections in outer edge of selvage as is to be expected

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE INTACT SHEET OF 400 OF THE 1917 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR. FEWER THAN 50 SHEETS WERE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC AND NEARLY ALL HAVE BEEN BROKEN UP.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate--Plate 7942--three subjects were noted to be weakly transferred: Positions 74 and 84 in the upper left quadrant, and Position 18 in the lower right. The plate was sent back to the siderographer, who burnished out the three entries and re-entered them. Instead of the 2c transfer roll, he mistakenly used the 5c transfer roll for the 2c plate. The sheets were printed in the normal 2 Red color, but three stamps in each sheet of 400 were 5c stamps, which were normally printed in blue--that is how the 5c Red errors came to be.

The misentered plate and the sheets produced from it passed unnoticed, and the 5c error stamps were issued to the public. The largest number of sheets to reach collectors were perforated 11 (Scott 505). A smaller number were perforated 10 (Scott 467). The rarest of the errors are the imperforate stamps (Scott 485). On May 2, 1917, the Third Assistant Postmaster General sent out a printed notice informing postmasters of the error and recalling the "mis-printed" sheets, but by then the red cats were out of the bag.

The largest group of sheets discovered at one time were all imperforate, but they never made it to collectors. 755 imperforate sheets of 400 stamps (2,265 errors) were on their way to a company for private perforating when they were found in the Chicago post office and returned to Washington, D.C., for destruction. Three of the Chicago sheets were kept for the National Philatelic Collection.

Philip H. Ward, Jr. later reported that he bought two sheets from John Klemann, a New York dealer, who said he acquired them from Joseph Leavy, curator of the national collection, but Klemann may have been lying about his source, since he was involved in the purchase and sale of the New York find of imperforate sheets--48 sheets of 400, also intended for private perforating. The hoard was found in a New York post office and bought in two stages (25 and 23) by Edgar Nelton, a stamp dealer. He and a partner named George Tuttle sought financing from Klemann and accepted becoming one-quarter partners (whether it was one-quarter each or together is unclear). Sometime later, Klemann reported to his partners that he sold most of the sheets to Col. Edward H. R. Green. Years later, Nelton's account reflected his bitterness over what he considered to be a poor financial outcome from the discovery and Klemann's role in the sale. It does not take much imagination to see that Klemann told his partners one thing and did another, taking more than his share by underreporting profits.

An excellent series of articles on the 5c error by Kevin Lowther was published in 2012 in the U.S. Specialist and is available online to members. We recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about this fascinating episode of philatelic history--and we recommend this sheet as an impressive example of the double and single errors in a large multiple.

Scott value $54,000.00 as a Mint N.H. double error in a block of 12 and a Mint N.H. single error in a block of nine, with no additional catalogue value for the 2c stamps or premium for the intact multiple

Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2011, 1913-23 Issues (Scott 406-547)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
3459
PSE 100J
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3459, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in a block of nine, huge margins with portions of all 16 adjoining stamps, brilliant color, pristine gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public in Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 formats (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as a block, SMQ $40,000.00 as a Gem 100 single -- the highest grade priced)

22,000
18,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 372, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large margins all around, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF TWELVE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

40,000
19,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
1074°
PSE 100J
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1074, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in a block of nine, huge margins with portions of all 16 adjoining stamps, brilliant color, pristine gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public in Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 formats (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as a block, SMQ $40,000.00 as a Gem 100 single -- the highest grade priced)

16,500
21,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 544, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-505)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in a block of nine, top 2c stamp lightly hinged, huge margins showing significant portions of eleven adjoining stamps, brilliant color, natural gum wrinkles, one on the error stamps called a crease on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

17,500
12,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 735, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in block of nine, huge margins showing significant portions of eleven adjoining stamps, brilliant color, light natural gum wrinkles

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued.

26,000
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 356, Washington-Franklin Issues5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large balanced margins all around, gorgeous color

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF TWELVE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued.

With 1973 A.P.S. certificate

47,500
21,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
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Sale Number 1044, Lot Number 298, 1912-22 Washington-Franklins and Later Issues (Scott 415-634A)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. single error in block of nine, huge margins incl. part of all adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

30,000
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 228, Washington-Franklin and Panama Pacific Issues5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Double error, Positions 74/84 in Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 7942 at left and top, brilliant color, few trivial natural inclusions well away from errors

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED INTACT PANE OF 100 CONTAINING TWO OF THE IMPERFORATE 5-CENT CARMINE ERROR. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Small backstamp at lower right well away from errors.

47,500
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