Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States
Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998
Category — Officials (Continental Printings)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES KNOWN.
With 1988 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 STATE OFFICIAL.
With 1989 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BRILLIANT COPY OF THE $20.00 STATE DEPARTMENT.
The $20.00 State can be found with four clear margins, though usually with faults. This example, with its near-perfect centering and flawless condition, should be considered a true condition rarity.
Small red "Thier" handstamp on back. With 1988 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL PRINTING ON IMPERFORATE HARD PAPER, ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 1875 POSTAGE REPRINTS, RE-ISSUES AND SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ONLY ONE SET WITH PLATE NUMBERS OR IMPRINTS IS BELIEVED TO EXIST INTACT.
Many of the perforated Official Special Printings were separated by scissors when issued to the collecting public. This set, with large margins throughout and with most values showing the plate number, is in many ways much more desirable than the regularly-issued Special Printings.
Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green and Dr. Serge Korff