Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Imperforate Between and Varieties (Scott 36c)
FINE APPEARANCE. THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE IMPERFORATE BETWEEN IS ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED.
We record only three examples of this rarity: 1) Positions 83-84L1, lightly stained, perf flaws, two tiny tears, ex Wagshal (Sale 993, lot 343); 2) Positions 43-44L1 (unverified), light cancel, clipped perfs at right, closed tear and tiny pinholes, 1991 Rarities sale (Sale 737, lot 331); and 3) Positions 83-84L1, ex Ishikawa and Bakwin, the pair offered here. This pair was the first example of the imperforate-between variety to be discovered (reported in Mekeel's, Jun. 26,. 1953). All three pairs come from positions in columns 3 and 4 of the left pane and are believed to originate from the same sheet.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate