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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1902-08 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3191
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3191, 1902-08 Issues15c Olive Green (309), 15c Olive Green (309)15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H. with enormous top selvage and part imprint, intense shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1978 P.F. certificate

325
0
3192
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3192, 1902-08 Issues$2.00 Dark Blue (312), $2.00 Dark Blue (312)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered with extra wide margins, dark shade, sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE SIMPLY CANNOT BE FOUND WITH BETTER CENTERING AND MARGINS -- AN ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR STAMP.

While the $2.00 1902 Issue is not very rare, only a few extant have the centering and margins of this stamp.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,200
2,100
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3193
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3193, 1902-08 Issues4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (314A), 4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (314A)4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (314A). Large margins to just in with full Schermack perforations at right, deep rich color, neat strike of wavy-line machine cancel

FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE.

With the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufacturers 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.

Our unpublished census contains 44 used examples, including three strips of three (one on cover), three singles on separate covers, and 32 single used copies (four are or were at one time on piece, including one of the sound copies with full margins). All three strips of three and two covers were used by Karl Koslowski, who was the only person able to acquire some of the 4c Imperforates. He is also the source for the only known unused copies. Our published census (updated) contains four pairs, two guide line pairs and nine singles, for a total of 21 unused stamps.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

40,000
17,000
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3194
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3194, 1902-08 Issues5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317), 5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317)5c Blue, Vertical Coil (317). Pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color, well-centered for this challenging issue

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.

Armstrong notes that, by 1980, only 79 pairs had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation.

With 1951 and 1990 P.F. certificates

15,000
9,000
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3195°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3195, 1902-08 Issues1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318), 1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318)1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318). Strip of four with paste-up tab at right, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, right stamp with light vertical crease

VERY FINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.

Armstrong notes that as of 1980 only 80 pairs had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

28,000
0
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3196
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3196, 1902-08 Issues1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318), 1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318)1c Blue Green, Horizontal Coil (318). Pair, lightly hinged, dark color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.

Armstrong notes that by 1980 approximately 80 pairs had been certified by the Philatelic Foundation.

With 1972 and 1992 P.F. certificates

14,000
8,000
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