Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016
Category — 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ROSE PERF 10 ERROR, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Of the three 5c Red errors, the Perf 11 issue (Scott 505) is the easiest to acquire, even in Extremely Fine grade. The imperforate error (Scott 485) is the rarest in absolute numbers, because only 50 sheets containing the single and double error were released into the stamp market. The Perf 10 error (Scott 467) is scarce, but still obtainable in Fine or Very Fine grades. However, examples of the Perf 10 in Extremely Fine grade (85 points and higher) are extremely rare and, in fact, are rarer than the imperforate stamps. While the imperforate error has a much smaller general population, examples are always carefully cut or contained in blocks, thus they are Very Fine or Extremely Fine in almost every instance. In contrast, the error stamps with 10-gauge perforations are seldom found centered, with only five Mint N.H. stamps graded 98 or better in P.S.E.'s Population Report.
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). Only three have graded 98 with one higher (100).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 8-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMAKED ISSUE.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two stamps have exceeded this grade (both 98J)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT UNWATERMARKED PERF 10 ISSUE, SCOTT 476.
With 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00)
FRESH AND FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN STAMP ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.
With 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,150.00)