Sale 914 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Monday, 19 June, 2006
Category — 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300 thru 320)
VERY FINE. A RARE USED BOOKLET PANE OF THE ONE-CENT 1902 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
Scott 300b was issued more than four years after the normal stamp was released, and was the first 1c booklet. The panes were printed from new plates. The earliest reported usage is March 6, 1907. The issue was replaced by the 1c Franklin booklet pane, Scott 331a (edu Dec. 1908). Very few intact panes were used due to the ready availability of 6c and other mid-denomination stamps. We have only seen two or three genuine used panes with the tab attached--most were removed prior to use.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE.
An example graded 90 Jumbo realized $2,600 hammer in our sale of the North Fork collection (Sale 903). The 95 Jumbo in the Scarsdale sale realized $11,000 hammer. The quality of the stamp offered here is comparable.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 1981 P.F. certificate