EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY 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 10 joint line pairs, plus joint line strips of three and five (offered in the previous Depew sale). Most are off-center either top to bottom or side to side or both. At least four also have faults.
Census No. 491-CAN-LP-12. With 1999 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (latter graded 60 and heavily discounted due to the small corner crease)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE SECOND LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS COIL ISSUE, SCOTT 491.
The only larger used multiple of this scarce coil is the joint line strip of five offered in our first Depew sale (Sale 1202, lot 2605).
With 2005 A.P.S. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates. Scott Retail as two pairs
FINE-VERY FINE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 11 IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY ERROR - CONTAINING TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIRS.
Only one sheet of 100 (50 pairs) was found imperforate horizontally. Therefore few blocks of any size exist.
Signed Herman Herst. With 1985 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. pairs without premium for the extra stamps
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR CONTAINING TWO VERTICAL PAIRS IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
This is the only block we have offered since an off-center block of six in our 1990 Rarities Sale.
Ex "Georgetown". Small dealer's backstamps. With 1988 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two pairs
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT FRANKLIN PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.
Our census of Scott 509a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/509a , contains a total of 32 used and one unused example of this rarity. 27 of the used copies are precancelled.
Census No. 509a-CAN-07. With 1963 P.F. certificate (noting a tear only).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 11-CENT 1917 ISSUE SHOWING THE TRANSITION FROM PERF 11 TO PERF 10.
With 2004 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP VARIETY.
With 1994 P.F. certificate as part of a block of four and with 2001 P.S.E. certificate as this pair.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 512, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade. This is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions. SMQ value is too low -- we sold a 98J in 2016 for $1,100 hammer.
FINE AND VERY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 12-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES WITH ONLY 16 USED COPIES RECORDED IN THE SIEGEL CENSUS.
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. Only five used examples are confirmed as sound; eight have faults and three need to be reexamined for condition.
Census No. 512b-CAN-08. Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1991 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 50-CENT PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
Ex "Hanover". With 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one grades higher and three others share this prestigious grade.