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Sale 1234 — The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April, 2021

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Category — 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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333
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 333, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, Fine-Very Fine

Bid on this lot

500
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334
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 334, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair with joint line showing at bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915 and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

With 1964 and 1993 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

6,000
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335
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 335, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Brilliant color, original gum, small h.r. at bottom right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,500
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336
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 336, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, original gum, small h.r., full margins, radiant color, Very Fine, Ward backstamp, with 1984 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

425
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337
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 337, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, some horizontal perf separations expertly reinforced

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460.

Lewis Kaufman records only six top and six bottom plate blocks for this issue. Ex "MLG".

Bid on this lot

11,000
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338
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 338, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 66 from plate no. 6911, Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

Two complete panes of 100 of Scott 476A have been certified by The Philatelic Foundation and subsequently broken up into singles, blocks and four plate blocks. Many are off-center.

With 1984 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

4,250
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339
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 339, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Original gum, with top plate no. 5782 selvage, deep rich color, lightly erased pencil notation at top of selvage, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

600
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340
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 340, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H. top plate no. 8015 block of six with wide selvage, rich color, bright paper, staple hole affects perf in selvage at upper right

FINE. A RARE WIDE TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $2.00 MADISON PERF 10.

Very few exist with such wide top selvage. Ex "MLG"

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6,500
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341
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 341, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Top plate no. 8016 block of six with wide selvage, lightly hinged, radiant color

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE BLOCK OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10 WITH WIDE TOP SELVAGE.

This is the only plate number used to print this issue. Ex "MLG"

Bid on this lot

3,000
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342
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 342, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Bottom plate no. 8016 block of six, center stamps lightly hinged, other four Mint N.H., rich color on crisp paper

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10 PLATE BLOCK.

Ex "MLG". With 1980 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,000
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343
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 343, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III Private Perforation (482A). Deep rich color on bright paper, with Schermack perforations mostly trimmed at sides but still clearly visible at left, wide margins at top and bottom, wavy-line machine cancel

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST ISSUES OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Scott 482A, like its slightly more famous predecessor, Scott 314A, was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off. Unlike Scott 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, and, therefore, has a very small survival rate.

Our census of Scott 482A, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/US/Scott/482A , records one used pair (ex Zoellner), three covers, one unused single (perfs trimmed on both sides) and 41 used singles for a total of 47 stamps.

Schermack Type III stamps are often cut into the design by the oblong perforations or miscut with one side of the perforated margin missing. This problem for collectors, which meant very little to contemporary users of the stamps, resulted from two consecutive events. First, the sheets were perforated with the Schermack holes, creating an opportunity for misalignment between the stamps. Second, when the strip of stamps was fed through the Schermack affixing machine, the cutting blade did not always align with the space between stamps.

Census no. 482A-CAN-11. Ex Geisler. With 1966 and 1994 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

65,000
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344
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 344, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of 40, large margins all around with full arrow at left, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE DOUBLE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF 40. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Geisler. Scott value as double error in block of twelve

Bid on this lot

32,500
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345
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 345, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Single error in block of six, bottom center stamp the error, which is Mint N.H., along with top 2c stamps, bottom 2c stamps lightly hinged, brilliant color, large margins, 5c with light natural gum crease

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 5-CENT CARMINE IMPERFORATE ERROR.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public in Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 formats (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott value as Mint N.H. single error

Bid on this lot

13,000
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346
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 346, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, intense color, left stamp natural inclusion

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 491.

Unlike most other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

5,750
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347
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 347, 1912-23 Issues (Scott 445-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 491.

With 2005 P.F. certificate for pair

Bid on this lot

2,500
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