Sale 1150 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Category — 1917-20 Issues (Scott 485-550)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public in Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 formats (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as a block, SMQ $40,000.00 as a Gem 100 single -- the highest grade priced)
EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II.
Unlike most 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.
With 1985 and 2016 P.F. certificates. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest graded Mint N.H. single of Scott 491 and no others share this grade. The next two highest examples are graded F 70 and VF 80
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE Va VERTICAL PAIR IMPERFORATE BETWEEN.
This is the first example we have offered since 2000 and that pair had a faint crease. Datz notes this error is "rare".
Ex Stollnitz. With 1976 P.F. certificate