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Sale 1093 — The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post

Sale Date — Monday-Tuesday, 23-24 February, 2015

Category — 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
287
nh
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 287, 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A). Mint N.H, 1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A). Mint N.H1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A). Mint N.H. vertical pair, deep rich color, top stamp had tiny corner perf crease at top left, perf has since been removed without affecting its appearance

FRESH AND FINE. THESE ARE THE ONLY RECORDED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1914 COMPOUND PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE. TWO OF ONLY SEVENTEEN RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES, AND ONE OF ONLY TWO PAIRS CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Our census of Scott 423A, available from our website at: http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423A/423A.pdf , contains nine unused singles, two vertical pairs and a block of four, for a total of seventeen unused copies. All genuine stamps are off-center, as is the pair offered here.

This pair was included in our original census, based on the catalogue description from a 1946 Costales auction of the Colonel Green collection. This item was rediscovered by us in 2004 when looking through several file cabinets of unused and used stamps in an estate collection.

Census No. 423A-OG-PR-02. Ex Colonel Green. Unpriced as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as two hinged singles.

15,000
6,750
288
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 288, 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A), 1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A)1c Green, Perf 12 x 10 (423A). Deep rich color, face-free town cancel, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with perfs well clear all around, small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 423A, available from our website at: http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423A/423A.pdf , contains 35 used singles, five used pairs, the unique used block of four and three covers (one with a pair).

Census No. 423A-CAN-18. With 1980 P.F. certificate (as old Scott No. 424a)

6,000
2,800
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289
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 289, 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (423B), 2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (423B)2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Perf 12 x 10 (423B). Choice centering, fresh and bright color, machine cancel, small corner perf crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT 1914 COMPOUND PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 423B, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423B/423B.pdf , records 31 used and one unused example of this great rarity. A significant portion of the surviving population has faults or is off-center.

Census No. 423B-CAN-30. Pencil notation on back. With 2004 A.P.S. certificate.

17,500
5,250
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290
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 290, 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C), 5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C)5c Blue, Perf 12 x 10 (423C). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, unobtrusive cancel, left stamp vertical creases, right stamp small tear

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PAIR OF THE 1914 5-CENT WITH 12 X 10 COMPOUND PERFORATION. A GREAT RARITY

Our census of Scott 423C, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423C/423C.pdf , contains 25 used examples. While at one time two pairs were known, the vertical pair was separated leaving only this horizontal pair intact.

Census No. 423C-CAN-PR-01. With 1998 A.P.S. certificate

40,000
6,750
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291
 
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 291, 1914 Compound Perforations (Scott 423A-423D)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D). Deep rich color on bright white paper, neat "Dayton Ohio" precancel, corner creases bottom left and top right, small natural inclusion in top of Washington's head

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1914 ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF 10 x 12 ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 423D, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423D/423D.pdf , contains 47 stamps and two on postcards, for a total of 49 stamps. All are used. A significant number (38) are precancelled at Dayton.

Census No. 423D-CAN-38. With 2007 P.F. certificate

12,500
1,900
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