Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022
Category — 1912-23 Issues
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 432, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Ex Dr. Morris. With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two grade higher (highest is 100).
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449. VERY SCARCE IN ANY CONDITION.
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).
Ex Laehder. With 1992 and 2011 P.F. certificates not noting rejoining. With 2022 P.S.E. certificate stating "It is genuine, o.g., previously hinged, coil joint line pair, the stamps rejoined"
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ORANGE RED & BLACK 1918 FRANKLIN ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2005 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only seven grade higher and two others share this desirable grade.