Sale 1253 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs Part 1

Sale Date — Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

Category — San Francisco Roulette

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
224
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Sale 1253, Lot 224, San Francisco Roulette2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, San Francisco Roulette (319r). Block of ten, the top block containing two error pairs, mostly unpunched perforations the next two rows, all perfs punched out between bottom stamps, showing vertical guideline at right, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color

VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ROULETTE. VERY FEW BLOCKS ARE KNOWN.

There are three distinct imperforate errors in the 1908 2c Shield Issue, listed in Scott as Nos. 319d (imperf horizontally), 319e (imperf between) and 319r (rouletted between). The imperforate-horizontally multiples (Scott 319d) come from a block of 25 purchased from the Washington D.C. post office. All known examples of Scott 319d are printed in a deeper shade of Carmine than 319e or the San Francisco Roulette.

The rouletted multiples come from a small number of sheets received by the San Francisco postmaster that were missing a line of perforations between the first and second rows at top. Rather than destroy or return the problem sheets, the postmaster applied his own roulette for separation. The existence of top position blocks confirms the position of the error stamps in the sheet.

Ex Dr. Agris. Signed Spencer Anderson. With 1997 P.F. certificate.

8,000
8,000
225
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Sale 1253, Lot 225, San Francisco Roulette2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, San Francisco Roulette (319r). Vertical strip of three, top pair the error, unpunched perforations between bottom two stamps with one perf that has been punched out, original gum, h.r., radiant color

FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE CONTAINING A PAIR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ROULETTES AT TOP AND SHOWING UNPUNCHED PERFS BETWEEN THE BOTTOM STAMPS. A WONDERFUL RARITY.

There are three distinct imperforate errors in the 1908 2c Shield Issue, listed in Scott as Nos. 319d (imperf horizontally), 319e (imperf between) and 319r (rouletted between). The imperforate-horizontally multiples (Scott 319d) come from a block of 25 purchased from the Washington D.C. post office. All known examples of Scott 319d are printed in a deeper shade of Carmine than 319e or the San Francisco Roulette.

The rouletted multiples come from a small number of sheets received by the San Francisco postmaster that were missing a line of perforations between the first and second rows at top. Rather than destroy or return the problem sheets, the postmaster applied his own roulette for separation. The existence of top position blocks confirms the position of the error stamps in the sheet.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,400
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226
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Sale 1253, Lot 226, San Francisco Roulette2c Carmine, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, San Francisco Roulette (319r). Unused (no gum), bright shade, attractive margins and centering

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS FAMOUS AND FASCINATING BUREAU ISSUE PERFORATION VARIETY.

There are three distinct imperforate errors in the 1908 2c Shield Issue, listed in Scott as Nos. 319d (imperf horizontally), 319e (imperf between) and 319r (rouletted between). The imperforate-horizontally multiples (Scott 319d) come from a block of 25 purchased from the Washington D.C. post office. All known examples of Scott 319d are printed in a deeper shade of Carmine than 319e or the San Francisco Roulette.

The rouletted multiples come from a small number of sheets received by the San Francisco postmaster that were missing a line of perforations between the first and second rows at top. Rather than destroy or return the problem sheets, the postmaster applied his own roulette for separation. The existence of top position blocks confirms the position of the error stamps in the sheet.

Signed twice in pencil, including by Sloane. Scott value $4,000.00 with gum.

E. 500-750
1,300
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