Sale 1028 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three: 1902 and Later Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 September, 2012

Category — John Paul Jones Perf 12 Issue (Scott 1789B)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
510
 
Sale 1028, Lot 510, John Paul Jones Perf 12 Issue (Scott 1789B)15c John Paul Jones, Perf 12 (1789B). Choice centering, rich colors on bright paper, neat wavy-line machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB SOUND AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN USED CONDITION.

This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12, Perf 11 All Around and Perf 12 All Around. It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest, and very few used copies are known.

With 1986 and 2003 P.F. certificates

4,000
2,900