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

Sale Date — Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Category — 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2057°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2057, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c). Pretty shade, face-free cancel at left, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY EIGHTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Of the 18 examples we record in our census (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/508c/508c.pdf) and printed on p. 90 of this catalogue, nine are sound or potentially sound (four of these have very low certificate numbers and need to be examined for condition). Eight are without a precancel. Most examples are centered strongly to one side, several are cut in, have faults or both. With an attractive cancel and choice centering, this should be considered a condition rarity among rarities. Only two other examples in our census compare favorably to this one.

Census No. 508c-CAN-15. With 1972 A.P.S. and 2008 P.F. certificates

16,000
0
2058°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2058, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Brilliant color, neat strike of Ind. oval cancel, diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Of the 18 examples we record in our census (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/508c/508c.pdf), eight are without a precancel. Most examples are centered strongly to one side, several are cut in, have faults or both. Despite the minor crease, this example is very desirable with the identifiable cancel and better than typical centering.

Census No. 508c-CAN-08. With 2001 A.P.S. certificate

16,000
3,250
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2059°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2059, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c). Pretty shade, bold "Hartford Conn." precancel

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP. ONLY EIGHTEEN ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 508c (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/508c/508c.pdf), which encompasses all of the records of the Philatelic Foundation plus our search of auction catalogues, contains only 18 copies of this rarity. Of these, nine are sound or potentially sound (four of these have very low certificate numbers and need to be examined for condition). Of the 18 copies, ten have precancels, including two others from Hartford.

Census No. 508c-CAN-16. With 2009 P.F. certificate

16,000
4,750
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2060°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2060, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Pretty shade, bold "New Haven Conn." precancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Of the 18 examples recorded in our census (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/508c/508c.pdf), ten have precancels. This is the only example we record with a New Haven precancel.

Census No. 508c-CAN-07. With 1983 P.F. certificate. Two older P.F. certificates no longer accompany

16,000
5,000
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2061°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2061, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c). Brilliant color, "Dayton Ohio" precancel, faint corner crease at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Only two other examples in our records have a Dayton precancel. Census No. 508c-CAN-12

16,000
3,000
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2062°
nh
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2062, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Mint N.H., brilliant color, post-office fresh paper, tiny perf flaw at bottom not noted on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

Our comprehensive census of Scott 509a, which includes all of the records of the Philatelic Foundation, contains 23 used copies and this single unused example.

Unpublished Census No. 509a-OG-01. Ex Blumenkopf and Whitman. With 1994 A.P.S. certificate and 1995 and 2009 P.F. certificates

45,000
32,500
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2063°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2063, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Vivid color, bold strike of "Tell City, Ind." boxed cancel, nicely centered, light corner creases only visible as a flash while drying

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE POSTALLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

Our comprehensive census of Scott 509a, which includes all of the records of the Philatelic Foundation, contains 23 used copies and one unused example (offered in lot 2062). Only five of the used examples are without a precancel.

Unpublished Census No. 509a-CAN-15. With clear 1980 P.F. certificate

12,000
0
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2064°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2064, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Vibrant color, bold "Saint Petersburg Florida" precancel, few perf flaws at bottom and faint crease visible only in fluid

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 9-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP.

We record only one other example with the Saint Petersburg precancel among the 23 used examples in our census

Unpublished Census No. 509a-CAN-04.

12,000
0
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2065°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2065, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Brilliant color, neat "Parkersburg W. Va." precancel, transitional perfs with three gauging 11 at top left and others Perf 10, small paper split at upper left which is not readily apparent when viewed from the front

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP.

At a certain point, partway through this stamp in the sheet, the defective perforating wheel changed from gauge 11 to gauge 10 along one row.

Unpublished Census No. 509a-CAN-22. With 2008 P.F. certificate.

12,000
3,250
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2066°
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2066, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 508c-509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (509a). Vibrant color, bold "Reading Pa." precancel, small corner creases at right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

This is the only example among the 23 recorded in our census with the Reading precancel.

Unpublished Census No. 509a-CAN-02. Ex Floyd. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

12,000
3,000
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