Sale 1221 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020
Category — 1922 and Later Issues
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VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1923 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. THIS POSITION MULTIPLE IS UNIQUE.
The Datz book states one pane is known. All of the examples we have seen of this error are centered to the right, many quite strongly.
Light pencil notation in selvage "Plate 14816". Scott Retail as two pairs.
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 25-CENT 1922 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
According to United States Stamps 1922-26 by Gary Griffith, this error was discovered in 1927 in Georgia. In Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, Sep. 5, 1927, noted dealer Philip H. Ward stated that "the pane was normal with this small corner receiving the vertical perforation only", indicating that only part of the pane contained the error. Auction records seem to support this. Apart from the unique plate number block offered in our 2013 Rarities sale and a strip of three with right selvage offered by us in 2016, every example found using Power Search has perfs touching the design at left.
Ex Liberman. With 1990 P.F. certificate
FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COMPOUND PERF IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
According to Gary Griffith, this error was discovered in 1939 in Bergen N.Y. The find was reported as thirteen blocks of four and three pairs, but some were subsequently determined to have blind perfs and were disqualified.
Ex Liberman. With 1989 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1963 5-CENT CHRISTMAS IMPERFORATE BETWEEN ERROR. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
Ex Liberman. With 1982 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE PERF 12 JOHN PAUL JONES ISSUE.
This issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company and perforated in three different formats: Perf 11 x 12 (Scott 1789), Perf 11 All Around (Scott 1789A) and Perf 12 All Around (Scott 1789B). It is believed that the USPS was unaware that there were different perforations. The Perf 12 All Around is by far the rarest.
Small pencil notation on gum. With 1986 P.F. certificate