Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009
Category — 1909 Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 357-366)
8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). With sheet selvage and part imprint at left, barest trace of hinging, beautiful color on deeply blued paper
FRESH AND FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.
With 1983 and 1997 P.F. certificates