EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTRAORDINARILY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS 1902 BUREAU ISSUE. VIBRANT COLOR AND POST-OFFICE FRESH.
With 1997 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being the bottom left stamp
EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH. ENORMOUS MARGINS FOR THIS 1902 ISSUE.
Seldom seen in this grade
A FINE AND COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.
Our unpublished census of Scott 314A contains 44 used examples, including three strips of three (one on cover), three singles on separate covers, and 32 single used copies, most of which were retrieved from mass mailings.
With the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufactures for supplies of imperforate stamps, which could then be privately perforated to conform to each firm's machine. In May 1908, a supply of 25 sheets (400 stamps per sheet) of the 4c 1902 Issue, without perforations, was delivered to the Schermack Mailing Machine Co. in Detroit. The entire supply was cut into coils with Schermack Type III perforations, designed for the firm's patented affixing machine and delivered to the Winfield Printing Co. for use on mass mailings of advertising material. Approximately 6,000 were used on a mailing for Hamilton Carhartt Manufacturer, and almost all of the 4,000 balance were used on a mailing for Burroughs Adding Machine Co.
Signed Bartels. With copy of 1969 P.F. certificate
FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
Ex Hindes and Zoellner. Signed C. H. Mekeel, Spencer Anderson, Eugene Costales. With 1952 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.
With 1965 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only to be used by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 is only known with the Die II widened line at lower left.
With 1997 P.F. certificate for a horizontal pair, this being the right stamp