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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=20th Century Commemorative Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 689a, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 256, 1925 and Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block of four, Positions 5-6/15-16, bottom pair Mint N.H., top pair lightly hinged, large margins all around incl. full guide line at top, minor gum bends as normally seen on this variety

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT VON STEUBEN IMPERFORATE ERROR.

Three panes of 100 were originally discovered. One, partially perforated, was returned to Washington by a postal clerk in Midland, Texas, and was destroyed. A second pane, also found in Midland, was purchased by a hotel. Some were used on covers sent from the hotel, and the remainder of the sheet was exchanged at the post office for perforated sheets. None are known from this pane. The third pane of 100, yielding all known examples of this error, was discovered in Washington state and was purchased intact at the post office.

Scott Retail as two pairs.

5,500
4,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2163, 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block of four, Positions 3-4/13-14, large margins to full incl. part of guide line at top, faint natural gum bends which are better than normally seen on this variety, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT VON STEUBEN IMPERFORATE ERROR.

Three panes of 100 were originally discovered. One, partially perforated, was returned to Washington by a postal clerk in Midland, Texas, and was destroyed. A second pane, also found in Midland, was purchased by a hotel. Some were used on covers sent from the hotel, and the remainder of the sheet was exchanged at the post office for perforated sheets. None are known from this pane. The third pane of 100, yielding all known examples of this error, was discovered in Washington state and was purchased intact at the post office.

Scott Retail as two pairs.

5,500
2,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 228, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block of four, large margins, lightly hinged, bottom pair affected by crease (a characteristic of the one pane discovered) and light soiling, top pair Extremely Fine, only one pane of 100 imperforate stamps has ever been found

5,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1989-04-15
1989 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 708, Lot Number 395, Later Issues2c von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block, Positions 49, 50, 59, 60, usual natural gum wrinkles, Fine-Very Fine, Only One Sheet of 100 Found

4,500
2,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1988-04-23
1988 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 435, Later Issues2c Yon Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Yon Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Yon Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block, Positions 5, 6, 15, 16 from the Pane of 100, natural gum creases, Extremely Fine

4,500
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1980-04-05
1980 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 560, Lot Number 295, 1922 and Later Issues2c Von Steuben Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben Imperforate (689a). Bottom Left Corner Margin Block of Six (3x2), some natural gum creases, trifle heavy on left pair, two closed tears in bottom margin well clear of design, Very Fine, Unique Position Piece (Virtually all known examples of this error have creases)

5,350
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1973-03-22
1973 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 428, Lot Number 172, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). The Unique Half-Arrow Block, few natural gum wrinkles & tiny gum skips, Very Fine, a Great 20th Century Rarity

3,600
3,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1967-02-23
1967 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 313, Lot Number 139, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block, Pos. 27-28 37-38, minor gum wrinkles as always, Extremely Fine, only one pane of 100 found

2,200
1,950
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1965-02-24
1965 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 283, Lot Number 127, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). Block, Pos. 69-70, 79-80, usual gum wrinkles, Extremely Fine, only part of one sheet was found

1,400
1,850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1965-02-24
1965 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 283, Lot Number 128, Later Issues2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a), 2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a)2c Von Steuben, Imperforate (689a). UNIQUE Bottom Plate No. Block of 6, Huge Margins, two neatly sealed tears in sheet margin, one slightly into L. R. Stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, a great 20th Century Rarity

4,000
2,700
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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=20th Century Commemorative Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 689a, Symbol IN ("H, BL")

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