VERY GOOD. THE ONLY RECORDED USED BLOCK AND ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 1914 ONE-CENT PERF 12 x 10 ISSUE.
Our census of Scott 423A, available from our website at: https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/423A , contains 35 used singles, five used pairs, the unique used block of four offered here and three covers (one with a pair). For unused, nine singles, two pairs and one block of four are known. This remarkable used block was handled by Robert L. Markovits in 1974 and is still the only recorded used block of any of the Compound Perf issues.
Census No. 423A-CAN-BL-01. Ex Twigg-Smith, Chesapeake and "Sirron". With 1974 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 ONE-CENT PERF 10 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 443, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 -- THE ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE.
With 2019 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $4,100.00). This is the only Scott 443 guide line pair to achieve this perfect grade from P.S.E. with none higher
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 447. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE, AND THE ONLY LINE PAIR GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Coil multiples can be extremely difficult to obtain in such superb used condition. They are rarely found well-centered both side-to-side and also top-to-bottom. Guide line pairs add an additional degree of rarity, as they occur only once every 20 stamps. Add in the factor that few guide line pairs were used, and its true rarity in this condition can begin to be appreciated.
Ex "Tahoe". With 1999 and 2019 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,750.00). This is the only used guide line pair to achieve this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, which is the highest awarded. The next highest graded used line pair drops all the way down to 80
FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM, WITH A POSTAL CANCEL. ONLY TEN SOUND COPIES ARE RECORDED.
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 six are confirmed as sound.
Census No. 508c-CAN-11. With 2006 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 11-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.
Ex Joyce. With 1977 and 1999 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP, WITH A POSTAL CANCEL. ONLY 13 ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH FOUR HAVE POSTAL CANCELS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.
Our census of Scott 515d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/515d , contains only thirteen used examples. Nine have precancels. Of the four copies with postal cancels, only this and one other are sound.
Ex "Sirron". Census No. 515d-CAN-08. With 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."
VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM VARIETY. NONE ARE KNOWN UNUSED. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.
Our census of Scott 517c, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/517c , contains only three certified examples of this rarity. One has a precancel and a small fault. This is the first we have offered since our 2012 auction of the "Natalee Grace" Collection.
Census No. 517c-CAN-03. With 1980 and 2019 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM SHEET-MARGIN MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.
With 1988 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00)