VERY FINE APPEARING WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE PERF 14 "BOY SCOUT COIL".
These privately perforated coils were produced for use on mailings by the Boy Scouts of America and are only known with the New York precancel. A Power Search review found fewer than ten different examples offered in our sales since 1999.
With 2002 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE.
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 2015 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II, SCOTT 491. OUR CENSUS RECORDS JUST 12 USED JOINT LINE MULTIPLES.
Unlike many 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.
Our census of used joint line multiples of Scott 491, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/491 , records ten joint line pairs, a strip of three, and a strip of five. Most are off-center either top to bottom or side to side or both.
Census No. 491-CAN-LP-11. With 2013 P.F. certificate
FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT GREEN 1917 ISSUE PERFORATED 10 AT TOP. ONLY FIVE USED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARITY ARE RECORDED.
At a certain point during production one of the perforating wheels became defective. In the course of repairs part of one perforation wheel was inadvertently changed from Perf 11 to Perf 10. Based on the physical evidence of surviving copies, this was the nineteenth row of pins on the wheel.
Many examples of the Perf 10 on One Side rarities show transitional perfs from 10 to 11 or from 11 to 10. This is because the out-of-gauge perforation pins would frequently cross the span of more than one stamp, depending on where the wheel contacted the sheet.
The Perf 10 on One Side varieties span both the 1917 Washington-Franklin and 1922-23 Issues. It is interesting to note that, apart from the 2c, there is no duplication of denomination between the issues. This would seem to indicate that the improperly repaired wheel was in use for only a short period of time, as there was little overlap in production of the issues. Based on dates of issue of the basic stamps, this probably occurred early in 1923.
Our census of this rarity, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/498g , contains 12 unused (including two in a block of four, four in a block of 25 and and two in a plate block of six) and seven used examples (two are part of a block).
Census No. 498g-CAN-03. With 1986 P.F. certificate.
FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT GREEN 1917 ISSUE PERFORATED 10 AT BOTTOM.
Our records of this rarity contain 12 unused (including two in a block of four, four in a block of 25 and and two in a plate block of six) and seven used examples (two are part of a block). Our census of used copies is available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/498g .
Census No. 498g-CAN-05. Ex Bakwin. With 2008 P.F. certificate
FINE. A RARE SOUND 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. A Power Search review shows many surviving examples have faults.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT DEEP ROSE TYPE Ia, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
The Type Ia Scott 500 was created during an experiment at the Bureau in creating a new type of transfer roll. A die was made from the old Type I transfer roll, containing ten impressions. A new transfer roll was then made, using the new ten-impression master die. This new transfer roll was then used to create two new plates. There are distinct differences between the plates created using this method and the old method of using a one-die impression to create the transfer roll.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95J, SMQ as 95J $1,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 500 and it is shared by no others
FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 3-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONE OF ONLY NINE EXAMPLES WE RECORD IN OUR CENSUS.
Our census of Scott 502e, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/502e , contains nine examples, two of which are part of a block of three stamps (ex Zoellner and Natalee Grace). This is the only example in our census with the Janesville Wis. precancel.
Census No. 502e-CAN-03. With 2002 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 3-CENT PERF 10 AT EITHER TOP OR BOTTOM. NONE ARE KNOWN UNUSED, AND ONLY SEVEN SINGLES AND A PAIR ARE KNOWN USED.
Our census of Scott 502e, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/502e , contains seven singles, all with precancels, and two in a block of three with handstamp cancels. One other is known with the Holyoke Mass. precancel.
Census No. 502e-CAN-07. With 2001 A.P.S. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE. ONLY 21 USED COPIES OF THE 6-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, OF WHICH ONLY FIVE ARE SOUND.
Our census of Scott 506a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/506a , contains 21 used and two unused examples. Approximately half have faults ranging from pulled perfs to creases.
Census No. 506a-CAN-14. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM.
Our census of Scott 506a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/506a , contains 21 used and two unused examples.
Census No. 506a-CAN-07. With 1979 and 2015 P.F. certificates
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE PERFORATION VARIETY. OUR RECORDS CONTAIN ONLY 22 EXAMPLES OF SCOTT 508c.
Our census of Scott 508c, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/508c , contains 22 examples of this rarity.
Census No. 508c-CAN-17.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP.
Our census of Scott 508, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/508c , contains only 22 used examples.
Census No. 508c-CAN-12. Ex "Sirron". With 2004 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1917 9-CENT FRANKLIN PERF 10 AT TOP.
Our census of Scott 509a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/509a , contains a total of 31 used and one unused example of this rarity. 22 of the used copies are precancelled.
Census No. 509a-CAN-23. With 2009 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT FRANKLIN PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM.
Our census of Scott 509a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/509a , contains a total of 31 used and one unused example of this rarity.
Census No. 509a-CAN-31. With 2008 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP VARIETY, IN A BLOCK OF FOUR WITH NORMAL STAMPS.
With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a single error without premium for the block
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE PAIR OF THE 1917 12-CENT PERF TEN AT TOP OR BOTTOM ERROR, AND CONTAINS TWO OF THE FOUR RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES. A GREAT 20TH CENTURY ERROR RARITY.
This pair comes from what was once a block of four containing two error pairs. The other pair has been separated into two singles (due to one being faulty). Our census of Scott 512b, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/512b , contains only 16 used, one on cover and four unused examples of this rarity, including this unique pair.
Census No. 512b-OG-PR-01. With 1980 P.F. certificate for the block of four
FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 17 USED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.
Our census of Scott 512b, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/512b , contains only 16 used, one on cover and four unused examples of this rarity, including the unique pair offered in the previous lot.
Census No. 512b-CAN-16. With 2015 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1917 PERF 11 ISSUE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.
A Power Search review reveals the rarity of Mint N.H. wide top plate blocks of Scott 517 with anything approaching Extremely Fine centering. The only comparable example we have offered to this superb piece is the block offered in the Saddleback collection in 2007 (Sale 935, lot 126).
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PERF 11 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 519. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,400.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98)