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2019-07-23
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 597, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Bright color, New York precancel, centered to bottom left

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1922 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP. A GREAT RARITY.

Our census of Scott 554d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/554d , contains 22 used singles, a used block of four, five covers and five unused examples (three contained in the unique plate block).

Census No. 554d-CAN-07. Ex Whitman. With 2000 P.F. certificate

9,500
2,900
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2104, 1916-22 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Top plate no. 14411 block of six, bottom center and bottom right stamps Perf 10 at bottom, bottom left stamp transitional Perf 10 and 11 at bottom, top stamps normal, positions 2-4 and 6 Mint N.H. (two are the varieties), brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE UNIQUE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1922 2-CENT CONTAINING TWO STAMPS PERF 10 AT BOTTOM AND ONE STAMP WITH TRANSITIONAL PERFS AT BOTTOM. ONLY TWO OTHER UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO US. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLATE BLOCK RARITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Our unpublished census of Scott 554d contains 20 used singles, a used block of four, four covers and five unused examples (three contained in the unique plate block offered here). The Scott footnote stating that the single unused example is unique is out of date and should be removed.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-OG-BL-01. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 30,000-4,000
21,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1539, 1922-29 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Straight edge at right, tied by "Syracuse N.Y. Jul. 11 11:30AM 1924" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to Mr. B. W. Mack in Newark N.J., slightly reduced at right

FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ON COVER.

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.

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 554d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/554d , records 22 used singles, four contained in a block and five covers, for a total of 31. With 1979 A.P.S. certificate

20,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 607, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-621)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, small corner crease and tiny internal paper split at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM.

Our census of Scott 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , contains only one other unused single (in a pair) and the unique plate block with three of the errors.

Census No. 554d-NG-02. With 2006 A.P.S. and 2007 P.F. certificates

17,500
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 432, Later Issues2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, neat strike of machine cancel, small thin spot and faint vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Our census of Scott 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , records 21 used singles, four contained in a block and four covers, for a total of 29.

Ex Griffith and Twigg-Smith. With 1978 and 1990 P.F. certificates

9,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
c
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 523, 1922-25 Issue (Scott 551-573)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Tied by "Colorado Springs Colo. Feb. 6, 1924" machine cancel on Midland Terminal Railway Co. corner card cover to New York, deep rich color on bright paper, missing small part of top flap, minor edgewear

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ON COVER.

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.

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 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , records 20 used singles, four contained in a block and five covers, for a total of 29.

Census No. 554d-COV-22. Ex Griffith and Lake Shore. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

25,000
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
4003
PSE 30
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4003, 1917-22 Issues (Scott 519-573)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Bright color, face-free cancel, small scuff at upper right and small tear at top left

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. FROM A NEW DISCOVERY.

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.

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 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , records 21 used singles, four contained in a block and four covers, for a total of 29. None is known unused. The example offered here was found by the consignor in a mixed group of kiloware.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (G 30; unpriced in SMQ)

10,000
1,150
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 466, 1922-25 Issues (Scott 547-583)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Brilliant color, detailed impression, crisp paper, neat machine cancel

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

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 554d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/554d/554d.pdf , records 20 used singles, four contained in a block and four covers, for a total of 28. None is known unused. Seven of the 20 have flaws, and of the 13 sound singles perhaps four compare favorably to the example offered here.

Census No. 554d-CAN-05. Ex Sheriff. With 1972 A.P.S. certificate. With 1973 and 2009 P.F. certificates.

10,000
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
ogbl
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2123, 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Top plate no. 14411 block of six, bottom center and bottom right stamps Perf 10 at bottom, bottom left stamp transitional Perf 10 and 11 at bottom, top stamps normal, positions 2-4 and 6 Mint N.H. (two are the varieties), brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE UNIQUE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1922 2-CENT CONTAINING TWO STAMPS PERF 10 AT BOTTOM AND ONE STAMP WITH TRANSITIONAL PERFS AT BOTTOM. ONLY TWO OTHER UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO US. FROM A RECENT DISCOVERY AND ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLATE BLOCK RARITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Our unpublished census of Scott 554d contains 20 used singles, a used block of four, four covers and five unused examples (three contained in the unique plate block offered here). The Scott footnote stating that the single unused example is unique is out of date.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-OG-BL-01. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 50,000-75,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2124, 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Bottom (554d). Vertical pair, bottom stamp the variety which is Mint N.H., deep vivid color, choice centering, natural s.e. at left, light gum bend on error stamp mentioned only for the sake of accuracy

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1922 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A GREAT RARITY OF 20TH CENTURY PHILATELY.

Our unpublished census of Scott 554d contains only one other unused single (no gum) and the unique plate block with three of the errors offered in lot 2123.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-OG-10. With 1974 and 1993 P.F. certificates

17,500
6,750
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