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Sale 1001 — The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities

Sale Date — Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Category — 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2097°
nh
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2097, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H, 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Mint N.H., fresh and bright color, choice centering for this notoriously challenging issue

FINE. ONE OF THE FEW EXTANT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN 20 OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544, EXIST IN ANY UNUSED STATE -- FEWER THAN TEN ARE MINT NEVER-HINGED.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938. Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged -- the result of poor production standards and mis-handling.

Ex Whitman. With 1981, 1992 and 2008 P.F. certificates

40,000
18,000
2098°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2098, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, machine cancel, exceptional centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2099°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2099, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Light circular datestamp, deep rich color, nice margins for this issue

VERY FINE. A CHOICE LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

3,750
3,000
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2100°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2100, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Neat wavy-line machine cancel, wide margins, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY WITH A POSTAL CANCEL.

With 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates

3,750
0
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2101°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2101, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Neat machine cancel, wide margins, rich color on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A LOVELY POSTALLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

With 1976 and 2004 P.F. certificates

3,750
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2102°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2102, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Light wavy-line machine cancel, wide margins, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

Ex Grunin. With 1976 and 1999 P.F. certificates

3,750
0
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2103°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2103, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Fresh color and sharp proof-like impression, bold Alexandria La. oval cancel, wide margins and exceptional centering for this challenging issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 IS RARELY FOUND IN SOUND CONDITION WITH MARGINS OF THIS WIDTH.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2104°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2104, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wide margins and choice centering for this difficult rotary sheet waste issue, neat wavy-line machine cancel, rich color, light vertical crease

VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPERANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THIS 20TH CENTURY RARITY WITH A POSTAL CANCEL.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2105°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2105, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Choice centering for this difficult issue with three unusually wide margins, rich color, neat strike of duplex cancel which partly masks a pulled perf at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11, SCOTT 544.

With 1974 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the pulled perf

3,750
0
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2106°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2106, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, bold strike of open grid cancel, unusually wide margins for this issue, light internal crease visible only in fluid, slightly shortish perf at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE WIDE MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THIS POPULAR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2107°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2107, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Neat wavy-line machine cancel, bright color, wide margins to clear at left, fresh and Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,600
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2108°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2108, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, wide margins to just clear, neat strike of duplex cancel, Fine, an attractive sound example of this rotary sheet waste rarity, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
1,300
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2109°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2109, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wavy-line machine cancel, wide margins to just touching at bottom, Fine, an attractive sound example, with 1987 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2110°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2110, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bright color, neat open grid cancel, light diagonal crease at top left, almost imperceptible tiny corner perf crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine for this issue, with clear 1980 P.F. certificate

3,750
875
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2111°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2111, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Vertical pair, light wavy-line cancel, fresh and bright color, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE VERTICAL PAIR OF SCOTT 544.

The largest known multiple of this stamp is a vertical strip of four on cover. Other than that, there are only a few pairs known. This pair is in especially outstanding condition.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

7,500
0
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2112°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2112, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Deep rich color, bold "Binghamton New York" precancel

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
0
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2113°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2113, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bright color and detailed impression, bold "Cleveland Ohio" precancel, attractive centering for this notoriously off-center stamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS CHALLENGING ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,900
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2114°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2114, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, bold "Peoria Ill." precancel, Fine and scarce in sound condition

3,750
850
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2115°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2115, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, wide to ample margins, neat strike of "Pittsburgh Pa." precancel, fresh and bright

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS 20TH CENTURY RARITY. DIFFICULT TO FIND SOUND AND CENTERED.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,900
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2116°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2116, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bright shade, wide margins on crisp paper, light Virginia precancel

VERY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 11 ROTARY WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 544.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

3,750
2,000
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2117°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2117, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Unusually wide and balanced margins, bright shade, neat "San Francisco California" precancel

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,750
2,100
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2118°
c
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2118, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Choice centering, tied by "Jackson Mich. 6:30PM Dec. 21, 1922" machine cancel on small cover to Albion Mich.

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 ON COVER. ONLY NINE POSTCARDS AND FIVE COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

A small quantity of 1c Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 10/11 compound gauge. Its existence as a Perf 11 variety was discovered in 1936, and the stamp received its Scott Catalogue listing in 1938.

Until the 2011 edition, the Scott Catalogue listed this cover as the earliest documented usage. The new edition lists the EDU as Dec. 17, 1922 based on a postcard expertized by APEX. This remains the earliest known use on a full cover. In addition to the 14 examples expertized by the P.F. there are a handful of others which have received A.P.S. certificates.

With 2007 A.P.S. certificate

7,500
0
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2119°
c
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2119, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, tied by "Boston Mass. Dec. 29, 1922" machine cancel on multicolored New Year's postcard to Philadelphia

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 USED ON A POSTCARD. ONLY NINE POSTCARDS AND FIVE COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

The beautiful design side of the postcard reads "A new year wish. May you have good luck and always be in clover." In addition to the 14 examples expertized by the P.F. there are a handful of others which have received A.P.S. certificates.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

7,500
0
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2120°
c
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2120, 1922 1c Rotary Perf 11 Issue (Scott 544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Rich color, tied by "Belmont Vt. (Month?) 22 A.M. 1923" duplex datestamp and bars cancel on photographic postcard to Rocky Hill Conn.

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1922 ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 USED ON A POST CARD. ONLY NINE POSTCARDS AND FIVE COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

In addition to the 14 examples expertized by the P.F. there are a handful of others which have received A.P.S. certificates. Most of postcards we have offered do not have a year date.

With 1982 A.P.S. certificate.

7,500
3,250
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