Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006
Category — Davis
THE ADHESIVE IS VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. ONE OF ONLY FOURTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES.
Our records of 14 Davis's Penny Post stamps contain four on genuine covers and ten others either off cover or affixed to covers.
Signed Sloane and Jakubek.
FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE "PENNQ" SPELLING ERROR, OF WHICH FOUR ARE RECORDED. THE "PENNQ" SPELLING ERROR WAS RECOGNIZED BY ELLIOTT PERRY IN 1959 AND LISTED IN SCOTT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2000.
The Davis's "Pennq Post" error was not noted by Denwood Kelly, and it remained unlisted in Scott for 40 years since Elliott Perry wrote to the U.S. Specialized editor, Eugene Costales, in April 1959, reporting the "Pennq" variety. Of the fourteen recorded 57L1 stamps, four come from Position 2, which we classify as Type B, in which the "q" character is used instead of "y".