VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC PERFORATION VARIETY. ONLY ONE INTACT VERTICAL PAIR IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY IS RECORDED.
The only recorded intact pair was offered in our sale of the Piller collection in March 1993, where it realized $6,000 hammer.
Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1990 P.F. certificate.
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CLASSIC PERFORATION ERROR. ONLY A FEW ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.
The Piller collection (our Sale 748) contained a cover with a vertical strip of three, postmarked at Griffin Ga. A second is also known on piece with a similar cancel (see lot 251).
With 1950 and 1988 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CLASSIC PERFORATION ERROR. ONLY A FEW ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.
The Piller collection (our Sale 748) contained a cover with a vertical strip of three, also postmarked at Griffin Ga. The pair offered in lot 250 was previously offered as unused, but it is faintly cancelled.
Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1947 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for pair $12,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE IV IN FULLY IMPERFORATE STATE. A GREAT RARITY, WHICH IS KNOWN TO SPECIALISTS BUT IS NOT YET LISTED IN THE SCOTT CATALOGUE.
Dr. Chase's note on back reads, "8R10E. This appears to be an imperforate stamp. It is not from the left margin of the pane. C.C." The second sentence recognizes that a top left corner position stamp might have large enough margins to trim, but that this stamp comes from an interior position on the top row, which would make the huge side margins more indicative of a completely imperforate stamp.
Ex Beals and Piller. With 1988 P.F. certificate as "fully imperforate"