Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008
Category — 1912-16 Issued (Scott 423A-423D)
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1914 PERFORATED 12 x 10 ISSUE.
Our up-to-date census of Scott 423A is available at our website, at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423A/423A.htm. In addition to some unused copies, we record a used total of 31 singles, eleven pairs, a block of four and three covers. Eleven copies are known with the inverted Chicago precancel.
Census No. 423A-CAN-01. As an additional indication of rarity, we have not offered an example at auction since 2004. Ex Chesapeake. With 1997 P.F. certificate. This stamp is massively undercatalogued in Scott. Since an example has not appeared at auction in several years, the Scott Catalogue price has not been adjusted -- Scott 423D, which appears more frequently, has a Scott Catalogue value of $16,000.00
VERY FINE AND UNUSUALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 2-CENT PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE. ONLY 30 USED COPIES ARE RECORDED.
Our census of Scott 423B, available at www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423B/423B.htm, records 30 used and one unused example of this great rarity.
Ex Chesapeake. Census No. 423B-CAN-11. With 1975 A.P.S. and 2001 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 5-CENT WASHINGTON PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE. EXTREMELY RARE IN SOUND CONDITION.
Our census of Scott 423C, available at www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/423C/423C.htm, records 24 used examples of this issue and no unused. For no apparent reason, the 5c has the highest percentage of faulty stamps of any of the 1914 Compound Perf issues. Of the 24 used copies in our census, seventeen are either faulty or have the perforations in on at least one side of the design.
Census No. 423C-CAN-13. With 1976 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY THIRTEEN SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THE 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 40 stamps. All genuine stamps are used, including 33 with the Dayton precancel.
Census No. 423D-CAN-34