VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE. OUR CENSUS RECORDS ONLY TWELVE UNUSED PAIRS AND ONE UNUSED SINGLE. ONE OF THE FINEST PAIRS OF ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF 20TH CENTURY PHILATELY.
Armstrong, in his book United States Coil Issues 1906-38, recorded 33 stamps in total certified by the Philatelic Foundation. Our census of Scott 316 as published in the Zoellner catalogue and available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/316/316.htm records twelve unused pairs and an unused single, for a total of 25 stamps. Armstrong probably double-counted a few pairs that were certified more than once. In addition, the strip of four in his notes has since been broken into two pairs, and the strip of three has been broken into a pair and a single.
Census No. 316-OG-PR-01. With 1960 and 2004 P.F. certificates. This is the first example we have offered since our Zoellner sale in 1998.