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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Washington-Franklin Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 516a
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2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 430, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a). Mint N.H. with right selvage, small hinge mark and pencil notation in selvage only, deep rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF ONLY THREE UNUSED STAMPS AMONG FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY RARITY.

Our census of Scott 516a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/516a/516a.pdf , contains only three unused and two used stamps, making this one of the rarest denominations with the Perf 10 at Top or Bottom variety. Of the three unused stamps, this and the ex "Sirron" example from our Sale 1001 are confirmed as Mint N.H. The other unused example, the bottom stamp in a vertical pair with a normal stamp, needs to be checked for confirmation on its gum condition.

Census No. 516a-OG-02. Ex Grunin, Schilling, Zoellner and "Georgetown". With 1969 P.F. certificate.

37,500
18,500
United States
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2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 437, 1917-19 Perf 11 Unwatermarked Issue (Scott 498-518b)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, bold strike of oval registry cancel, centered to top left, small thins

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO USED EXAMPLES AND THE ONLY REGULARLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 30-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

At a certain point during production one of the perforating wheels became defective. In the course of repairs part of one perforation wheel was inadvertently changed from Perf 11 to Perf 10. Based on the physical evidence of surviving copies, this was the nineteenth row of pins on the wheel.

Many examples of the Perf 10 on One Side rarities show transitional perfs from 10 to 11 or from 11 to 10. This is because the out-of-gauge perforation pins would frequently cross the span of more than one stamp, depending on where the wheel contacted the sheet.

The Perf 10 on One Side varieties span both the 1917 Washington-Franklin and 1922-23 Issues. It is interesting to note that, apart from the 2c, there is no duplication of denomination between the issues. This would seem to indicate that the improperly repaired wheel was in use for only a short period of time, as there was little overlap in production of the issues. Based on dates of issue of the basic stamps, this probably occurred early in 1923.

Our census of Scott 516a, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/516a/516a.pdf , contains three unused examples, the handstamp-cancelled copy offered here and one with a precancel, for a total of five copies. This is the only copy with a regular cancel that can be confirmed as having gone thru the mail. This is also the only used example we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Census No. 516a-CAN-01. With 1970 and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue has not adjusted the used price for this rarity in line with others of the issue, probably because none has come to market in over a decade.

7,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
nh
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2093, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 512b-516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a). Mint N.H., deep rich color, nearly perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1917 30-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM VARIETY. A GREAT RARITY.

Our census of Scott 516a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/516a/516a.pdf and printed on p.91 of this catalogue, contains only three unused and two used stamps, making this one of the rarest denominations with the Perf 10 at Top or Bottom variety.

Census No. 516a-OG-01. With 2005 P.F. certificate

40,000
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2006-05-13
2006 Rarities of the World
nh
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 867, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 501c thru 545)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Top (516a). Mint N.H., deep rich color, nearly perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE PERFORATION VARIETY.

Our records of Scott 516a contain three unused and two used stamps, making this one of the rarest denominations with the Perf 10 at top or bottom variety. One of the three unused stamps (ex Zoellner) recently sold at a Harmer N.Y. auction for $35,000 hammer.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

7,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1998-10-08
The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States
nh
Sale Number 804, Lot Number 681, 1917-23 Washington-Franklins30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a). Right margin single, stamp Mint N.H., small hinge mark in selvage, deep rich color, nearly perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE PERFORATION VARIETY.

Ex Grunin, Schilling. With 1969 P.F. certificate. Grossly undercatalogued in Scott

1,100
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1972-03-23
1972 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 409, Lot Number 173, Later Issues30c Orange Red, Perf. 10 at Bottom (516 var.). Vertical Pair,  Bottom stamp the variety, 30c Orange Red, Perf. 10 at Bottom (516 var.). Vertical Pair,  Bottom stamp the variety30c Orange Red, Perf. 10 at Bottom (516 var.). Vertical Pair, Bottom stamp the variety. Mint, Very Fine, the variety listed in Scott as "Perf. 10 at top" only and unpriced. Very Rare

E. 750-1,000
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