EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE MOST DRAMATIC COLOR SHIFT OF THE $1.00 PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. ESPECIALLY RARE AS A DOUBLE ARROW POSITION PIECE.
A margin block of six, but with blank selvage and not as dramatic a shift, realized $2,500.00 in our sale 1092
FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY ONE OTHER USED SINGLE AND A USED BLOCK OF FOUR HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1938 PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE.
According to The Prexies by Roland E. Rustad, this error was discovered by George Sloane in 1947 and is thought to have occurred in the winter of 1938-39. A 1950 letter to Sloane from the director of the Bureau states "it is our opinion that the stamps...are the result of printing ink containing a trace of black rather than as a result of chemical action." A former employee is also known to have stated that the error panes were sold over the counter before they were reported to postal authorities and that "over a million dollars worth of stamps of the error of color were recalled and destroyed when they were discovered".
This used single, another used single from our "Natalee Grace" sale (Siegel Sale 1028, lot 500) and a used block of four with similar centering and cancel have been certified by The Philatelic Foundation. It is also known unused in more plentiful numbers.
Ex Twigg-Smith. With clear 1978 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST COLOR OMITTED ERRORS. ONLY FOUR ARE KNOWN TO EXIST, ALL FROM ONE SHEET. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE WITH PLATE NUMBER.
An impressive and visually striking example.
EXTREMELY FINE. EASILY THE FINEST OF THE FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 4-CENT WINSLOW HOMER IMPERFORATE BETWEEN ERROR.
The other three examples have misaligned perforations on at least one side. Ex Liberman. With 1993 P.F. certificate