Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Category — 1922-26 and Later Issues
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE.
The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. In 1923 coil waste from the new 1c and 2c rotary production was turned into stamps later classified as Scott 578-579 and 594-595. These were the last of the coil-waste issues. Fewer than 100 survive of Scott 594 today.
With 1954 and 1988 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET OF SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE THREE BI-COLORED DOLLAR DENOMINATIONS OF THE 1938 PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE.
In our opinion, this rare set of die proofs is dramatically undercatalogued in Scott.
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS POSITION STRIP OF SIX OF THE YELLOW LITHOGRAPH OMITTED IS LIKELY UNIQUE. A GREAT MODERN RARITY.
Scott Retail as six singles