EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 PERF 11 5-CENT ERROR. THIS IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND AS A SOUND AND CENTERED USED STAMP.
During the course of production of the normal 2c from plate 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 not known used. The Perf 10, Scott 467, is scarcer than the Perf 11 offered here, but both are very difficult to find in sound and centered used condition. The last time we offered a used example in any condition was in 2004.
With 1998 P.F. certificate.