VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS UNITED STATES AND SAMOA MIXED-FRANKING COVER TO GERMANY.
Ex Vogel. Signed Bloch.
VERY FINE AND RARE. THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE CARMINE TYPE II DESIGN IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 2-CENT SHIELD ISSUES. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
The Scott Catalogue notes that "No. 320Ad was issued imperforate, but all examples were privately perforated with large oblong perforations at the sides (Schermack Type III)." In this respect it is similar to its more expensive counterparts, Scott 314A and 482A.
The Type II imperforate Shield issue is only known in the Lake and Carmine colors. The Lake color exists fully imperforate. The Carmine color is only known with Schermack Type III perforations. We have been fascinated by this listing for some time, and undertook a census. For used examples, we record two singles. Since publishing our census, perhaps three more, including two other covers, have come to light.
Undercatalogued in Scott.