EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE FIRST HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 1993 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $8,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SECOND HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $7,350.00). Only two grade higher (at 100) and three share this lofty grade.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1959 HUNTING PERMIT STAMP, INSCRIPTION INVERTED ERROR. THIS IS REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE KNOWN.
The inscriptions printed on the back of Federal Hunting Permit stamps, warning hunters to sign their stamps, began with the 1946 Issue (RW13) and continued until the self-adhesive stamps of the late 1990's. Starting in 1954 (RW21), the inscription was printed on top of the gum, which means when hunters affixed their stamps to paper licenses, the inscription was lost. Therefore, while it stands to reason that at least a full sheet of four panes (112 stamps) received the inverted inscription, many or all the others might have been lost to philately when the gum was removed during use. This is the only example of RW26a recorded by Bob Dumaine on his website at Sam Houston Duck Company. The Datz catalogue states two reported but we believe the other reported example is used (i.e. signed but never affixed to a license, Scott also lists a price for used).
Ex Rudy. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; the error unpriced in SMQ)