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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1925 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
256
ogbl
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
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