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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
 
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
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
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
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2125, 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). Transitional perfs with a few at bottom right gauging Perf 11 and the remainder at bottom gauging Perf 10, choice wide margins, bright color, oval grid and duplex circular datestamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

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 in lot 2123).

Unpublished Census No. 554d-CAN-10. With 2004 P.S.E. and 2007 P.F. certificates

10,000
10,000
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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
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2126, 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, neat strike of wavy-line machine cancel

FINE-VERY FINE. A BRIGHT AND FRESH LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-CAN-06. With 2002 P.F. certificate

10,000
3,125
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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
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2127, 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d), 2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d)2c Carmine, Perf 10 at Top (554d). Vivid color, attractive centering, neat wavy-line machine cancel, small part of pulled perf at top left

FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-CAN-20. With 2005 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,600
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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
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2128, 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). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, "Atlanta Georgia" precancel, very slight creasing at upper left

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

One other example of the 20 recorded singles in our census has the Atlanta precancel.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-CAN-08. With 2002 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,400
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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
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2129, 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)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 AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 2-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

This stamp comes from the bottom right of a block of four that was offered as lot 334 in our 2000 Rarities of the World Sale. After the sale the block was broken.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-CAN-14. With 1995 P.S.E. certificate for the block

10,000
1,700
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2009-09-22
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
 
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 726, 1922-29 Issues (Scott 551-573)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 AND RARE. ONLY ELEVEN SINGLES, A BLOCK OF FOUR AND TWO COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US. A GREAT RARITY.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

5,500
9,500
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