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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 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 539, Symbol IN ("USED")
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2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 775, 1918-22 Offset Printing, Rotary Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Bright color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, nicely centered for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PERF 11 x 10. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST COIL WASTE STAMPS IN USED CONDITION. ONLY THIRTEEN USED SINGLES ARE KNOWN, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST COPIES.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

Our census of Scott 539, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/539/539.pdf , records only thirteen used singles, one used block of four and one on cover. Most are off-center -- only two have decent centering and are confirmed as sound -- the example offered here and the ex Natalee Grace copy.

Census No. 539-CAN-01. Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates

17,500
12,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 506, 1918-21 Offset, Rotary and Bi-Colored Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, repaired pinhole, small toned spot in head

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PERF 11 x 10. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST COIL WASTE STAMPS IN USED CONDITION. ONLY THIRTEEN USED SINGLES ARE KNOWN.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

Our census of Scott 539, and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/539/539.pdf , records only thirteen used singles, one used block of four and one on cover. Most are off-center -- only two have decent centering and are confirmed as sound.

Census No. 539-CAN-11. Small purple backstamp. With copy of 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

17,500
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 456, 1919-20 Rotary Press Coil and Sheet Waste Issues (Scott 538-546a)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat wavy-line machine cancel, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PERF 11 X 10 IS ONE OF THE RAREST COIL WASTE STAMPS IN USED CONDITION. ONLY THIRTEEN USED SINGLES ARE KNOWN, AND THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was left over that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised an economical plan to salvage this waste by converting the leftovers from coil stamps into sheet stamps. This was accomplished by cutting the sheets into panes and running them through the flat-plate perforator for the horizontal perforations, giving the stamps perforations on all sides. The Type III design was far more plentiful (producing Scott 540) but a small number of Type II (Scott 539) was also produced.

Since Scott 539 was put through two different perforating machines (perforated 10 vertically on the rotary perforator during the coil part of production and then perforated 11 on the flat plate perforator), most of the stamps are off-center. The rotary press sheets also had a natural tendency to curl, making perforating on the flat plate perforator especially difficult.

Our census of Scott 539, illustrated below and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/539/539.pdf , records only thirteen used singles, one used block of four and one on cover. Most are off-center -- only the example offered here and one other (ex Twigg-Smith) have decent centering and are confirmed as sound.

Census No. 539-CAN-03. With 1987 P.F. certificate. We are mystified as to why Scott Catalogue value is so low -- the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records realized $15,500 hammer in 2001.

5,500
36,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2001-04-10
The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 510, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 539 to 547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, neat strike of cancellation

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT TYPE II COIL WASTE PERFORATED 11 X 10 IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE USED CONDITION. A GREAT RARITY.

The 2c Rotary Type II stamp from coil waste, perforated 11 x 10, is extremely rare in any form, and the vast majority are off center. We know of only one other used example that compares with this stamp.

With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates

4,750
16,000
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