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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

Category — 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1458
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1458, 1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue (Scott 323-327)2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a), 2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a)2c Louisiana Purchase, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (324a). Original gum with slight disturbance from hinge removal, brilliant color, wide margins, bottom stamp light natural gum bend as almost always seen on this error

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. ONLY 25 ERROR PAIRS CAN EXIST FROM THE DISCOVERY PANE OF 50.

It is well-established that only one pane of 50 of this commemorative error was discovered. It was purchased as a new issue at the post office in Cleveland, Ohio, by A. W. Weigel of the Ohio Stamp Company. Very shortly thereafter, the pane, or at least a large part of it, became part of the George H. Worthington collection. The pane had been divided prior to the Worthington sale, to allow multiple collectors to obtain an example of the variety. In the Worthington auction, 26 of the 50 stamps were offered; the remaining 24 stamps were sold privately. In our reconstruction of the pane, this pair comes from Positions 13/18.

25,000
15,000
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