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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 511a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2067, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide margins and beautiful centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 11-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Ex Joyce. With 1977 and 1999 P.F. certificates

9,000
0
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2068, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Mint N.H., rich color, three wide margins

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

9,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2069, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Lightly hinged, exceptionally choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

This is one of the best-centered examples of the 11c Perf 10 at Top or Bottom variety we have ever encountered

5,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2070, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

With 1993 P.S.E. and 2003 P.F. certificates

5,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2071, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). H.r., bright color on fresh paper

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

5,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2072, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, left stamp Perf 11 at bottom, right stamp transitional from Perf 11 to 10, bright color, wide bottom margin enhances the perf transition

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 11-CENT 1917 ISSUE SHOWING THE TRANSITION FROM PERF 11 TO PERF 10.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

9,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2073, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Top stamp in vertical pair the variety, bottom stamp normal Perf 11, choice centering, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP VARIETY.

With 1994 P.F. certificate as part of block of four and 2001 P.S.E. certificate as pair

5,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2074, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Mint N.H. wide top margin and half-arrow block of four, bottom right stamp Perf 10 at bottom, other three stamps Perf 11, bright color, the error with particularly choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT FRANKLIN ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM IN A TOP MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

9,000
6,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2075, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Bottom left stamp Perf 10 at bottom in block of four, other three stamps Perf 11, No. 511a Mint N.H., other three stamps lightly hinged, bright color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT FRANKLIN ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

With 1982 and 2002 P.F. certificates

9,000
3,250
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2076, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Top right stamp Perf 10 at top in Mint N.H. block of six, other five stamps Perf 11, rich color, top three stamps incl. the error with light pencil notation on gum, hint of overall toning

FINE APPEARING AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP IN A BLOCK OF SIX.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

9,000
2,100
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2077, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Top plate no. 13469 block of six, bottom left stamp with transitional 11/10 gauge perforations at bottom, bottom center stamp also has transitional perfs, bottom right Perf 10, bottom center stamp lightly hinged, the other two varieties are Mint N.H., radiant color

A FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK CONTAINING TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED AND ONE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 VARIETY. ONLY FOUR SUCH PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN. AN OUTSTANDING EXHIBITION PIECE.

We record the following plate blocks containing Scott 511a: 1) plate no. 13470 with two Perf 10 stamps in the bottom row, ex Zoellner; 2) plate no. 13467, off-center with perfs touching at right; 3) plate no. 13467, three Perf 10 stamps in the bottom row, including a transitional 11-to-10 gauge; 4) the example offered here with two transitional and one Perf 10 stamp in the bottom row.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2078, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Rich color, light purple "Feb. 8" dated cancel at bottom and small part of rim of circular datestamp at top

FRESH AND FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. RARE WITHOUT A PRECANCEL.

Attractive with the colored cancel.

4,500
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2079, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Deep rich color, bold strike of oval cancel

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM WITHOUT A PRECANCEL.

With 1997 A.P.S. certificate

4,500
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2080, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Deep color, centered to right but perfs just clear, bold machine cancel, tiny perf tip crease visible only in fluid

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. SCARCE WITHOUT A PRECANCEL.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

4,500
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2081, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a). Block of four containing four error stamps, left vertical pair Perf 10 horizontally between, right vertical pair with transitional perfs from 10 to 11 half way between, outside perforations all normal Perf 11, Galveston Tex. duplex cancels, rich color and attractive centering, some separations and rejoined perfs, small repaired tear at bottom right

THE UNIQUE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1917 11-CENT WITH ALL FOUR POSSIBLE PERF 10 ERROR VARIETIES. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY PHILATELY.

Many examples of the Perf 10 on One Side rarities show transitional perfs from 10 to 11 or from 11 to 10. This is because the out-of-gauge perforation pins would frequently cross the span of more than one stamp. Depending on where the wheel contacted the sheet, it is possible for surviving multiples to show a combination of Perf 11 and Perf 10 stamps or transitional perfs on one stamp. The four possible varieties are Perf 10 at top or bottom and transitional Perf 10/11 at top or bottom. This block is remarkable as the only certified example with all four varieties se-tenant and no normal stamps. The Galveston duplex cancel, rather than a precancel, only adds to its rarity.

Ex Johl. With 1983 P.F. certificate. Scott prices a block with two error stamps at $10,000.00. Scott Retail as four singles

18,000
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2082, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Brilliant color, neat "Fort Smith Ark." precancel, s.e. at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SOUND EXAMPLE OF 11-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP.

With 1974 and 2006 P.F. certificates

4,500
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2083, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Bright color on crisp paper, neat "Minneapolis, Minn." precancel, natural paper wrinkle at left, small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance

4,500
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Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2084, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Rich color, bold "Minneapolis Minn." precancel, tiny thin speck, Fine appearance

4,500
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