EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE FIRST HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 1993 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $8,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it. We have offered only one other in our auctions.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1934 $1.00 FIRST HUNTING PERMIT.
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,700.00).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS PERFECT GRADE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $10,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it. This is also the only example graded higher than a 95 that we have offered in one of our auctions.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1936 HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E.
The early Hunting Permit stamps are very rare in Mint N.H. condition with perfect centering. Among RW2-RW7, there is a total of only six stamps graded Gem 100.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $5,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded to RW3 and it is shared by only two others
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1957 HUNTING PERMIT WITH THE BACK INSCRIPTION INVERTED. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN ARE KNOWN, AND THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN ONE OF OUR AUCTIONS.
Only four Hunting Permit issues are listed with back inscription inverted: RW22 (two unused and one used known), RW24 (6-8 known), RW25 (one known) and RW26 (two known). The stamp offered here seems undervalued in Scott, considering the RW26 is priced at $27,500.00
Ex Rudy. Normal stamp accompanies for comparison.
VERY FINE AND VERY RARE CROSS-GUTTER BLOCK OF THE RW51 SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 15 UNCUT SHEETS OF 120 WERE SOLD, AND ONLY A VERY FEW POSITIONS ARE COLLECTIBLE.
According to Scott Catalogue, after RW51 became void, 15 uncut sheets of 120 (four panes of 30 separated by gutters) were overprinted with "50th Anniversary 1934-1984" and auctioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fourteen were sold, and one was donated to the Smithsonian. Perhaps 2-3 sheets remain intact, so this is one of at most fourteen examples available to collectors.
With 1990 P.F. certificate identifying the sheet and positions.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE LIGHT BLUE (LITHO.) OMITTED ERROR, WHICH ALL COME FROM THE SAME DISCOVERY SHEET. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF HUNTING PERMIT COLLECTING.
According to Scott Catalogue, the omitted color on No. RW52a coincides with a double paper splice affecting the top row of five stamps from the sheet and the top half of stamps in the second row. There is also a color changeling of the brownish red ducks and their reflections in the water to yellow and yellow orange, respectively, on the error stamps. The error currently exists as three vertical strips of six (top stamps the error) and a plate block of twelve (plate no. at bottom left, top stamps the error).
With copy of 2006 P.F. certificate for the discovery sheet.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1991 HUNTING PERMIT WITH BLACK ENGRAVING OMITTED. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN ARE KNOWN.
According to The Duck Stamp Story, the first example of this error was discovered in 1992 by Dan Harshman. The book also states all known examples of this error originated in the San Francisco area.
With 2005 P.F. certificate. Normal stamp accompanies for comparison. This is the first we have ever offered.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE UNIQUE PLATE NUMBER EXAMPLE OF THE 2003 HUNTING PERMIT WITH BACK INSCRIPTION OMITTED. ONE OF THE GREAT HUNTING PERMIT RARITIES.
In the whole history of the Federal Hunting Permit program, the back inscription omitted error only occurred during four years -- 1962, 1968, 1990 and 2003. This error was discovered in a small town in Kentucky by a collector/hunter who was buying his stamp for the season. He was able to acquire twelve, which is the only source of this error.
Ex Rudy. Scott Retail with no premium for the plate number position.