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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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Category — Per 10 on One Side Rarities

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1508°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1508, Per 10 on One Side Rarities6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Top (506a), 6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Top (506a)6c Red Orange, Perf 10 at Top (506a). Clear strike of duplex cancel, vibrant color, wide margins, transitional perfs at top with most Perf 10 and two perfs at top left gauging 11, few creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 19 SINGLE USED EXAMPLES OF THE 6-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, OF WHICH ONLY SIX ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND.

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 seven singles do not have precancels. The example offered here, with transitional perfs and a duplex cancel, is particularly desirable.

Census No. 506a-CAN-01. With 1950 and 2008 P.F. certificates

8,000
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1509°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1509, Per 10 on One Side Rarities8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c), 8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c)8c Olive Bister, Perf 10 at Top (508c). Pretty shade, face-free cancel at left, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT TOP, WITH A FACE-FREE POSTAL CANCEL. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY 22 EXAMPLES RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/508c , includes 22 used examples (none are known unused). Ten have postal cancels, and of these only five are confirmed as sound. Perhaps two or three other postally cancelled copies compare favorably the example offered here.

Census No. 508c-CAN-15. With 1972 A.P.S. and 2008 P.F. certificates

9,000
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1510°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1510, Per 10 on One Side Rarities9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a), 9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a)9c Salmon Red, Perf 10 at Top (509a). Vivid color, bold strike of "Tell City, Ind." boxed cancel, nicely centered, light corner creases only visible as a flash while drying

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE POSTALLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP. ONLY 32 USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND ONLY FIVE HAVE POSTAL CANCELS.

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-15. With clear 1980 P.F. certificate

7,500
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1511, Per 10 on One Side Rarities11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT FRANKLIN WITH PERF 10 AT BOTTOM, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ)

4,000
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1512°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1512, Per 10 on One Side Rarities11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Deep color, centered to right but perfs just clear, bold machine cancel, tiny perf tip crease at bottom right visible only in fluid

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. SCARCE WITHOUT A PRECANCEL.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,750
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1513°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1513, Per 10 on One Side Rarities11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Top and Bottom, Transitional 10/11 Perfs at Top and Bottom (511a). Block of four containing four error stamps, left vertical pair Perf 10 horizontally between, right vertical pair with transitional perfs from 10 to 11 half way between, outside perforations all normal Perf 11, Galveston Tex. duplex cancels, rich color and attractive centering, some separations and rejoined perfs, small repaired tear at bottom right

THE UNIQUE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1917 11-CENT WITH ALL FOUR POSSIBLE PERF 10 ERROR VARIETIES. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY PHILATELY.

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, it is possible for surviving multiples to show a combination of Perf 11 and Perf 10 stamps or transitional perfs on one stamp. The four possible varieties are Perf 10 at top or bottom and transitional Perf 10/11 at top or bottom. This block is remarkable as the only certified example with all four varieties se-tenant and no normal stamps. The Galveston duplex cancel, rather than a precancel, only adds to its rarity.

Ex Johl. With 1983 P.F. certificate. Scott prices a block with two error stamps at $10,000.00. Scott Retail as four singles

15,000
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1514°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1514, Per 10 on One Side Rarities12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b), 12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b)12c Claret Brown, Perf 10 at Bottom (512b). Deep rich color, neat "Reading Pa." precancel, typical centering for this difficult issue

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 12-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. 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. Only five used examples are confirmed as sound; eight have faults and three need to be reexamined for condition.

Census No. 512b-CAN-10. With 2008 P.F. certificate (VG-F 60)

15,000
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1515°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1515, Per 10 on One Side Rarities20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, nicely centered, neat "Elkhart Ind." precancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONLY THIRTEEN ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/515d , contains only thirteen used examples. Nine have precancels and this is the only example we record with the Elkhart Ind. precancel.

Census No. 515d-CAN-09. With 1980 and 2009 P.F. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

12,500
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