Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009
Category — 1922-29 Issues and Later Issues (Scott 599-755)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPES I AND II.
With 1977 and 1999 P.F. certificate, and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II 1929 COIL, SCOTT 599A. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
With 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN, ESPECIALLY IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
According to Gary Griffith, this error was discovered in 1939 in Bergen N.Y. The find was reported as thirteen blocks of four and three pairs, but some were subsequently determined to have blind perfs and were disqualified.
Illustrated in United States Stamps 1927-32 by Gary Griffith and from his collection. Ex Floyd. With 1996 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1928 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II. A STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00 as 95, $6,250.00 as 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT YORKTOWN IN THE DARK LAKE SHADE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
With 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade (the next-highest is a 90)