EXTREMELY FINE. A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF UNADOPTED FRAME ESSAYS FOR THE 1922-26 ISSUE.
According to Gary Griffith in United States Stamps 1922-26, 23 models were sent to the Post Office Department on June 2, 1922. One set was designed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's designer, Clair Aubrey Huston. Another set of eight denominations was also prepared by John Stevenson, an engraver at the B.E.P. None of the Stevenson designs were adopted.
Scott Retail of $2,500.00 is quite outdated.
EXTREMELY VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY ARE RECORDED.
Undercatalogued in Scott, as the last two examples we offered realized $4,500 and $3,250 hammer
With 1978 A.P.S. certificate