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Sale 1129 — 2016 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Category — Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
415
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 415, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Paste-up at left, deep rich color, tied by Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel on piece, centered to bottom

FINE AND SOUND. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED PASTE-UP EXAMPLES OF THE 1911 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

The paste-up process was necessary to produce rolls of coils from half-sheets of 20 stamps wide. Only one of every ten coil pairs was a paste-up. This single is one of four recorded 3c Orangeburg paste-ups, including the unused pair.

With 1945 and 1998 A.P.S. certificates. With 2005 P.F. certificate

10,500
3,500
416
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 416, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. Jun 3 3PM 1911" machine cancel on cover to Columbus O., usual "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON A FRESH COVER. ONLY 13 ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity.

With 1970 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

27,500
20,000
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417°
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 417, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Rich color, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 1 7-PM 1913" Exposition First Day machine cancel on beautiful multicolored souvenir card depicting "212-Grand Esplanade, Looking East. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco 1915" to Detroit Mich., contents read "New Stamp. Mailed on first day of use on Expo grounds. Regards & Happy New Year" and signed by J.W. Marvin, slight corner wear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FIRST DAY USE OF THE ONE-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION ISSUE. ONLY TWELVE ARE KNOWN.

From February 20 to December 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to commemorate Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean and to celebrate the opening of the mankind's greatest engineering achievement, the Panama Canal. As early as 1912 commemorative stamps were planned to promote the exposition, in 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c denominations. Special cancels to promote the exposition were produced for certain west coast post offices.

The stamps were in use for over three years. However, only twelve known First Days are recorded -- six are on cards and six are on covers.

With 1987 AFDCS certificate.

7,500
6,000
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418°
nh
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 418, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 6139 selvage, brilliant color, balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE TOP SELVAGE PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

Ex "Golden Oak"

1,700
0
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419
P
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 419, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues50c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (421P1), 50c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (421P1)50c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (421P1). Die sunk on 153 x 202mm card, brilliant color, blue "330599" Bureau control number on back, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1,400
1,300
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420
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 420, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D), 1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D)1c Green, Perf 10 x 12 (423D). Deep rich color, choice centering, bold "Dayton Ohio" precancel, faint diagonal creases at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE BETTER-CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1914 ONE-CENT PERF 10 x 12 ISSUE.

Our census of Scott 423D, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/423D/423D.pdf, contains 55 stamps (including five covers). All genuine stamps are used, including a majority with precancels.

Census No. 423D-CAN-19. With 1984 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

10,000
2,100
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421
nh
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 421, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H., absolutely perfect centering with huge Jumbo margins, vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- COMBINING PERFECT MARGINS, CENTERING, COLOR AND GUM. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.

Ex Merlin. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ at this grade, SMQ $5,800.00 as 100). This is the only example to achieve this highest possible grade in any condition category

105
7,500
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422
nh
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 422, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). Only one has graded higher.

1,050
6,000
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423
og
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 423, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III (459), 2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III (459)2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. III (459). Pair, h.r., rich color, left stamp tiny thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE U.S. AUTOMATIC VENDING COMPANY COIL, WHICH WAS MADE FROM THE IMPERFORATE COIL STOCK, SCOTT 459. IT IS BELIEVED ONLY THREE PAIRS ARE KNOWN.

The Belasco book (p. 161) notes only two or three pairs exist; none are known used. We are aware of two other pairs: one ex Lilly and Dr. Agris, and the other ex "Christopher" collection (1990 Ivy, Shreve & Mader sale).

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

22,500
6,750
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424
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 424, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A). Brilliant color on crisp paper, with Schermack perforations clearly visible on both sides, wavy-line machine cancel, accompanying certificate notes tiny nick at upper right which to us is virtually invisible and is a result of machine application

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE. THIS ISSUE IS ONLY KNOWN WITH SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS DESIRABLE, IN ESSENTIALLY SOUND CONDITION AND WITH THE SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS ON BOTH SIDES.

Scott 482A, like its slightly 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, 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 40 used singles for a total of 46 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side.

Census No. 482A-CAN-45. With 2005 P.F. certificate

65,000
19,000
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425°
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 425, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Joint line pair, intact perfs at left, brilliant color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED JOINT LINE PAIRS OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II, SCOTT 491. OUR CENSUS RECORDS JUST NINE USED JOINT LINE MULTIPLES.

Unlike many 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.

Our census of used joint line multiples of Scott 491, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/491/491.pdf , records eight joint line pairs, a strip of three, and a strip of five. Most are off-center either top to bottom or side to side or both.

Census No. 491-CAN-LP-08. This used to be the center joint line pair in a strip of four. With 2016 P.F. certificate as joint line pair.

20,000
12,000
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426
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 426, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Brilliant color, "Dayton Ohio" precancel, faint internal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE THIS RARE PERFORATION VARIETY. OUR RECORDS CONTAIN ONLY 22 EXAMPLES OF SCOTT 508c.

Our census of Scott 508c, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/508c/508c.pdf , contains 22 examples of this rarity. Of these, only two other examples have a Dayton precancel.

Census No. 508c-CAN-13. With 2004 P.F. certificate

9,000
1,100
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427
ogbl
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 427, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top (511a). Top right stamp in block of four with other three normal, lightly hinged between pairs at top and bottom, choice centering with wide margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP VARIETY.

Ex Drucker. With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a single error without premium for the block

4,000
1,200
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428
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 428, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b), 12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b)12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b). Deep rich color, neat "Reading PA" precancel, typical centering for this difficult issue, few light wrinkles and creases

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 16 USED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

Our census of Scott 512b, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/512b/512b.pdf , contains only 15 used, one on cover and four unused examples of this rarity (including a pair).

Census No. 512b-CAN-13. With 2009 P.F. certificate

15,000
1,800
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429
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 429, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, "Schenectady N.Y." precancel, natural s.e. at right showing full guideline

VERY FINE AND A GREAT RARITY. ONLY 11 EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND OF THOSE, SEVEN ARE SOUND.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf , contains a total of 11 copies, all of which are used. Of the 11 copies, seven are sound.

Census No. 515d-CAN-02. With 2001 P.F. certificate

12,500
2,100
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430
nh
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 430, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 at Bottom (516a). Mint N.H. with right selvage, small hinge mark and pencil notation in selvage only, deep rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF ONLY THREE UNUSED STAMPS AMONG FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERFORATION VARIETY RARITY.

Our census of Scott 516a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/516a/516a.pdf , contains only three unused and two used stamps, making this one of the rarest denominations with the Perf 10 at Top or Bottom variety. Of the three unused stamps, this and the ex "Sirron" example from our Sale 1001 are confirmed as Mint N.H. The other unused example, the bottom stamp in a vertical pair with a normal stamp, needs to be checked for confirmation on its gum condition.

Census No. 516a-OG-02. Ex Grunin, Schilling, Zoellner and "Georgetown". With 1969 P.F. certificate.

37,500
18,500
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