Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 423 thru 476A)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 423.
With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates
FINE. A DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1914 ONE-CENT PERF 10 x 12 ISSUE.
Our census of Scott 423D, published at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423D/423D.htm, contains 39 stamps. All genuine stamps are used, including 33 with the Dayton precancel.
Census No. 423D-CAN-14. Ex Rubin. With 1980 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE WITH WIDE TOP SELVAGE.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445.
With 1993 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 449.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.
Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE COIL, SCOTT 459. RARE WITHOUT THE CREASE BETWEEN STAMPS.
With 2005 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460. SCARCE IN SUCH CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED DOUBLE ERROR BLOCK OF THE PERF 10 5-CENT ERROR.
Scarce with such choice centering.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.
The production of Scott 476A occurred during the period of transition from gauge-10 perfs to gauge 11 and from single-line watermarked paper to unwatermarked paper.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE FOR THE RARE AND ELUSIVE 30-CENT PERF 10 ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.
With 1984 P.F. certificate.