EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 14 "BOY SCOUT COIL". THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE COIL WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
These privately perforated coils were produced for use on mailings by the Boy Scouts of America and are only known with the New York precancel. A Power Search review found four other examples offered in our sales since 1999. This example is by far the best centered among the few we have offered. Each of the others we have encountered is centered to one side.
With 2007 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott
FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY 43 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.
Scott 482A, like its more famous predecessor, Scott 314A, was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off. Unlike Scott 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, and, therefore, this stamp has a very small survival rate.
Our census of Scott 482A, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/482A/482A.pdf , records three covers, one unused single, a used pair and 37 used singles for a total of 43 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side.
Census No. 482A-CAN-21. Ex Laila. With 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR, OF WHICH LESS THAN 50 SHEETS WERE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC.
During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was sent back to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public both Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505).The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS UNWATERMARKED HORIZONTAL COIL.
Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.
With 1965 and 1990 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II ROTARY PRESS UNWATERMARKED COIL.
With 1967 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 515 WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
Ex Whitman. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $1,200.00 as 98). This is one of only two examples at this grade -- there is also one 100J in the P.S.E. Population Report.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTREMELY RARE CENTERED, MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE IN THE DEEP BROWN SHADE, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
According to Johl, a small number of stamps was printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue of the 1917 $1.00 stamp. During the course of the six years that the stamp was issued, all other printings were made in the normal shade. Centered Mint Never-Hinged examples such as the stamp offered here are true condition rarities.
Ex Silver Lake, Cohen and from our 1977 Rarities sale. With 1983, 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $9,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to any original gum example of Scott 518b. The next highest Mint N.H. grade is VG 50. The highest hinged grade is VF 80.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE.
With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,300.00)