3c Liberty, Wet Printing, Small Holes, from 170 Subject Stickney Press Plates (1057c var).
Two joint line strips of five with partial plate no. 25339
at top, Mint N.H. with experimental gum, pencil notation on right stamp on both strips, one leaves a small indent, Fine and rare with fewer than 10 strips recorded, discussed in Scott Stamp Monthly
in July 2003 in an article by Ken Lawrence as well as in Lawrence's 2007 book The Liberty Series
(pp. 98-99), prior to this discovery it was believed all wet-printed coils had large holes, we have not offered another example since our 2010 sale of the Beutel collection, with 2013 P.S.A.G. and 2004 A.P.S. certificates respectively
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