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Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019

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Category — 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
153
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 153, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green (498), 1c Green (498)1c Green (498). Mint N.H., bright color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as 100J, SMQ $550.00 as 100), only one other share this highest of grades

0
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154
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 154, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green (498), 1c Green (498)1c Green (498). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 8908 selvage, Jumbo margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (100J ogNH), by way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two Scott 498's graded 100 Jumbo

0
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155
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 155, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green (498), 1c Green (498)1c Green (498). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00), only four grade higher

0
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156
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 156, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (498a), 1c Green, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (498a)1c Green, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (498a). Positions 30/40R, huge margins with full right selvage, deep rich color, top stamp disturbed original gum and shallow thin spot, bottom stamp Mint N.H. with small gum crease slightly affecting the paper, Very Fine appearance, ex "Georgetown", pencil notation in selvage "Nassau Stamp Co" and signed Herman Herst Jr. on ungummed part of selvage on back, with 1972 P.F. certificate for block

800
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157
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 157, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Position W4, showing guide line at left, Mint N.H., intense color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

The 1c A.E.F. Booklet panes are rarely found with such choice centering. With 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates

1,700
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158
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 158, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Position W5, showing guide line at bottom and right, Mint N.H., deep color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2011 A.P.S. and 2015 P.F. certificates

1,700
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159
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 159, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Mint N.H., rich color, attractive centering and margins, Fine-Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

1,700
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160
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 160, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Rose, Ty. I (499), 2c Rose, Ty. I (499)2c Rose, Ty. I (499). Mint N.H., radiant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

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161
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 161, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Rose, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (499a), 2c Rose, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (499a)2c Rose, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (499a). Vertical strip of three, bright shade on crisp paper, huge margins to full at left, Very Fine, an exceedingly scarce error, we located only one other in Power Search (pair, ex Whitman) and as of 2009 the P.F. had certified no more than five, ex "Georgetown" and Klein with his initials on back, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as a pair with no premium for the additional stamp, we believe this is quite undercatalogued in Scott

1,000
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162
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 162, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Vertical Strip of Three, Imperforate Horizontally (502c), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Vertical Strip of Three, Imperforate Horizontally (502c)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II, Vertical Strip of Three, Imperforate Horizontally (502c). Lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering, light natural gum wrinkles not visible on front of stamps and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as a pair with no premium for the third stamp, this is undercatalogued in Scott given its scarcity

1,400
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163
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 163, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues4c Brown (503), 4c Brown (503)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H., wonderful color and impression, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1981 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $1,150.00), only one grades higher and one other shares this grade, this is the first example graded above a 98J we have offered

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164
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 164, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in a block of 12, pristine gum without skips or bends, bright color, fresh and Fine, ex Curtis

1,850
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165
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 165, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues6c Red Orange (506), 6c Red Orange (506)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,350.00), only one grades higher and no others share this perfect grade

25
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166
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 166, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a), 6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a)6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Bottom (506a). Radiant color, neat "Hastings Neb." precancel

FRESH AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONLY 21 USED AND TWO UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 506a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/506a , contains 21 certified used copies, including two with transitional perfs in a block. Most have faults ranging from pulled perfs to creases. Only eight are confirmed as sound (two are in the block). Two others have not been seen in many years and so condition needs to be verified.

Census No. 506a-CAN-18. With 2009 P.F. certificate

8,000
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167
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 167, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Slightly disturbed original gum, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, the perfect stamp for the collector who values centering and Jumbo margins above Mint N.H. gum, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $325.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other

24
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168
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 168, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Bottom (508c). Intense shade, neat "Hartford Conn" precancel, tiny corner crease at top left

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Our census, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/508c , includes 22 used examples (none are known unused). Only ten are confirmed as sound. The example offered here, with a tiny corner crease, is essentially sound (but not counted as such in our census).

Census No. 508c-CAN-09. Ex Floyd. With 1960 and 2001 P.F. certificates

9,000
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169
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 169, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Vibrant color, neat strike of registry oval cancel

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND AND POSTALLY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. ONLY FIVE HAVE POSTAL CANCELS AND ONLY TWO ARE SOUND.

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. Of the five postally cancelled copies, only one other, ex Natalee Grace, is sound.

Census No. 509a-CAN-21. With 2005 P.F. certificate

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170
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 170, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, intense color and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Hanover", with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only four grade higher (all at 100) and only four others share this grade

17
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171
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 171, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues12c Claret Brown (512), 12c Claret Brown (512)12c Claret Brown (512). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Hanover", with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), only two grade higher (at 100) and only one other shares this grade

18
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172
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 172, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (100J ogNH), with ungraded 2015 P.S.E. certificate

21
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173
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 173, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 516, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,900.00). Only one grades higher (realized $7,000 hammer in our 2019 Rarities sale) and none share this grade.

65
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174
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 174, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering

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.

110
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175
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 175, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 518, HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). None of the other $1.00 Franklin issues has been graded above 98J in Mint N.H. condition.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $4,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and one of only two at this grade.

95
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176
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 176, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., intense colors and proof-like impressions, near perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $5.00 BI-COLOR ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 100)

340
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177
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 177, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Gray Green (525), 1c Gray Green (525)1c Gray Green (525). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $950.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other

6
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178
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 178, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage showing faint impression of "1083" of plate number, brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT TYPE IV OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade

57
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179
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 179, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 12167 selvage, brilliant color on bright paper, outstanding centering and Jumbo margins, minor natural gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,900.00), only three grade higher (two at 100, one at 100J) and we doubt these have plate no. selvage

50
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180
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 180, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Purple, Ty. IV (530), 3c Purple, Ty. IV (530)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530). Mint N.H., unbelievably intense color and impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp with fantastic eye appeal, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $850.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and the only to achieve it

4
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181
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 181, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Purple, Ty. IV (530), 3c Purple, Ty. IV (530)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530). Mint N.H., pastel color in a much different shade than the stamp offered in the previous lot, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (98J ogNH)

4
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182
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 182, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins all around, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), none grade higher and three others share this desirable grade

175
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183
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 183, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Gray Green (536), 1c Gray Green (536)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate (100 ogNH), with ungraded 2017 P.S.E. (which we are told by P.S.E. was graded 98)

45
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184
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 184, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., huge Jumbo margins and perfect centering, vivid color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, the ultimate 3c World War I "Victory" stamp, ex "Westchester" and Prager, with 1990 P.F., 1991 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 100, unpriced in the 100 Jumbo grade), only three other stamps share this highest of grades

20
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185
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 185, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Huge Jumbo margins and precise centering, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

20
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186
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 186, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b). Strip of three, wide margins at sides, deep rich color, couple small faults including thin spot on left stamp and small sealed tear on middle stamp, Very Fine appearance, rare, fewer than 25 pairs are believed to exist, this variety is vastly rarer than, and should not be confused with, the 2c Ty. III Rotary issue in a vertical pair imperforate horizontally, we believe it is undercatalogued in Scott, ex "Georgetown", with 1970 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for a pair with no premium for the additional stamp

2,000
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