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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1068
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1068, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A). Schermack perfs clearly visible at left, neat wavy-lines machine cancel, characteristic rich color, faint corner crease at top left

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY 40 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY RARITY.

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-25. With 1977 and 2017 P.F. certificates

65,000
10,500
1069
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1069, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Position W4 or W10, guide line at left, Mint N.H., exceptionally fresh, Fine-Very Fine

1,700
400
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1070
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1070, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Mint N.H., with tab at right and with interleaving, rich color, fresh and Fine

1,700
325
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1071
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1071, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Virtually intact booklet containing eight panes and all interleaving for the two missing panes, back cover intact, front cover mostly removed but accompanies, Fine, very few intact booklets are known (Scott Retail for intact booklet is $22,500.00), Scott Retail as Mint N.H. panes

13,600
2,000
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1072
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1072, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Ten panes of 30, six with tabs at left including three with siderographer's initials, the four with tab at right also including one with siderographer's initials, one with interleaving, most with h.r., few with small thin spots, half with perfs touching on one side, Fine-Very Fine group from various positions

10,500
3,500
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1073
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1073, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f), 2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f)2c Rose, Ty. I, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (499f). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, two stamps small natural inclusions, one with small ink mark on gum (none of this mentioned on accompanying certificate)

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT NO MORE THAN 20 EXIST IN ANY CONDITION.

The A.E.F. booklet panes were issued in September 1917, primarily for use by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Only 3,000 panes were prepared of both the 1c and 2c denominations. By October they were no longer needed, as Congress voted to allow mail to be sent free of charge by active members of the Armed Forces. Many of the panes were destroyed.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

22,500
4,750
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1074
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1074, 1917-20 Issues including A.E.F. Panes (Scott 481-499f)1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, Complete $3.00 and $6.00 A.E.F. Booklet Covers (BK64, BK65), 1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, Complete $3.00 and $6.00 A.E.F. Booklet Covers (BK64, BK65)1c Green, 2c Rose, Ty. I, Complete $3.00 and $6.00 A.E.F. Booklet Covers (BK64, BK65). Front and back covers, intact staples at right and eleven pieces of interleaving without any stamps, green cover reads reads "300 1 Cent Postage Stamps $3", pink cover reads "300 2 Cent Postage Stamps $6", few small cover faults, Very Fine, it is unfortunate that no stamps accompany but these are phenomenal collateral items, there are no known part or complete A.E.F. booklets of the 2c and there are believed to be only five or six covers of empty 2c booklets

E. 500-750
1,400
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