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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues (Scott 551-1610)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2163
ogbl
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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