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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
370
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 370, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A). Intact Schermack perfs at right and with easily discernible Schermack perfs at left, brilliant color, neat wavy-line machine cancel leaves design clearly visible

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 482A, WHICH IS ONE OF THE RAREST 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY 46 ARE RECORDED, AND ALL BUT ONE ARE USED.

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 https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/482A , records three covers, one unused single (perfs trimmed on both sides), 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. The example offered here, in sound condition and with the Schermack perfs visible on both sides, should be considered desirable.

Census No. 482A-CAN-30. With 1974 and 2001 P.F. certificates

65,000
20,000
371
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 371, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in block of nine, huge margins all around including part of all adjoining stamps, accompanying certificate notes small hinge at top above the center line and at bottom center in the incomplete stamp, meaning the actual block of nine could be Mint N.H., radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

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 Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1988 and 1999 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. $24,000.00, Scott Retail as hinged

16,500
13,000
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372
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 372, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, large margins all around, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF TWELVE.

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 Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

40,000
19,500
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373
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 373, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Unused (no gum), radiant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as with gum

2,500
750
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374
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 374, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Joint line pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color

FRESH AND FINE JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II COIL, SCOTT 491.

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 1996 P.S.E. certificate

13,000
2,600
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375
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 375, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

550
800
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376
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 376, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. single error in block of nine, natural s.e. at top, radiant color, far better centering than normally seen, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,000
800
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377
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 377, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, natural s.e. at bottom, brilliant color, absolutely gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal block, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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378
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 378, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Mint N.H., deep rich color in the true Deep Brown shade, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE IN THE DEEP BROWN SHADE. DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION, ESPECIALLY WITH SUCH SUPERB CENTERING. WE HAVE OFFERED ONLY FOUR OTHER MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

According to Johl, a small number of stamps were printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue of the 1917 $1.00 stamp. During the course of the six years that the stamp was issued, all other printings were made in the normal shade. Centered Mint Never-Hinged examples such as the stamp offered here are true condition rarities -- this is only the fifth unduplicated Mint N.H. example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Two of the five have poor centering.

With 1978 P.F. and 1996 P.S.E. certificates

4,000
7,500
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379
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 379, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

900
900
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380
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 380, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., rich color, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,200
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381
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 381, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., rich colors and detailed impressions, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

340
600
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