FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT ROTARY PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 594. WE RECORD ONLY 18 EXAMPLES IN UNUSED CONDITION.
The 1c Green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary Perf 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps.
Our census of unused examples of Scott 594, based on the Levi and P.F. records and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/594/594.pdf ), contains only 18 stamps. Of these only 11 have any gum, and three of those have perforated initials of Crowell Publishing Co. of Springfield, Ohio, which some collectors regard as equivalent to a cancel.
Census No. 594-UNC-12. With 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue notes "both unused and used are valued with perforations just touching frameline on one side"
FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
According to Gary Griffith, this error was discovered in 1939 in Bergen N.Y. The find was reported as thirteen blocks of four and three pairs, but some were subsequently determined to have blind perfs and were disqualified.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE I WHICH IS IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
Our computerized records, which include our Rarities sales from 1964 and all auctions after 1995, did not contain another example. A review of almost 800 PDF catalogues at our website found only one other. The Datz book states the quantity known as "very rare". A search of the P.F.'s online records located one other example (ex 1968 Lilly sale, described as unique).
With copy of 1977 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT NEBRASKA OVERPRINT, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,200.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher and only two others share this desirable grade.