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Sale 1001 — The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities

Sale Date — Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Category — 1922-25 Flat Plate Perforation Varieties (Scott 554b-554d)

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2123°
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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Our unpublished census of Scott 554d contains 20 used singles, a used block of four, four covers and five unused examples (three contained in the unique plate block offered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 The Scott footnote stating that the single unused example is unique is out of date.

Unpublished Census No. 554d-OG-BL-01.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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