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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

Category — The Farwell Company

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
78
c
Sale 1253, Lot 78, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 1, Seven Holes (384). Large margins with portions of adjoining stamps at sides and two complete rows of seven perforations, tied by "Chicago Ill. May 24, 1911 8 00PM" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Perry N.Y., receiving backstamp, small cover tears at right not affecting the stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 2-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 1 SEVEN-HOLE PERFORATIONS. THIS IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF A FARWELL STAMP.

The Farwell Group 1 perforations, with one row of six or seven holes on each side, originate from May 1911 during Farwell's first commercial tests to develop a proprietary perforation to replace the Schermack Ty. III coils it was using in its affixing machines (and paying Mailometer an extra 50c per roll). This seven-hole variety on cover is a great rarity, and this May 24, 1911, this cover is the earliest reported use of any Farwell stamp.

Illustrated in Belasco book on p. 88. Scott value $5,000.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
79
og
Sale 1253, Lot 79, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 1, Six Holes (384). Pair with 2.4mm spacing, original gum, bright color

FINE AND VERY RARE UNUSED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 1 SIX-HOLE PERFORATIONS.

The Farwell Group 1 perforations, with one row of six or seven holes on each side, originate from May 1911 during Farwell's first commercial tests to develop a proprietary perforation to replace the Schermack Ty. III coils it was using in its affixing machines (and paying Mailometer an extra 50c per roll). This six-hole variety is very rare in any format.

With 1962 P.F. certificate

5,000
5,500
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80
og
Sale 1253, Lot 80, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 1, Six Holes (384). Pair with 3mm spacing and perforation shift, middle and right rows of perfs progressively lower than the left row, original gum, h.r., bright color

FINE AND VERY RARE UNUSED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 1 SIX-HOLE PERFORATIONS, SHOWING A PROGRESSIVE PERFORATION SHIFT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.

The Farwell Group 1 perforations, with one row of six or seven holes on each side, originate from May 1911 during Farwell's first commercial tests to develop a proprietary perforation to replace the Schermack Ty. III coils it was using in its affixing machines (and paying Mailometer an extra 50c per roll). This six-hole variety is very rare as an unused pair and the perforation shift adds to its desirability.

Illustrated in Belasco book on p. 92. Ex Dr. Agris. "D.L." handstamp and pencil notation on gum. With 1970 Friedl and 1989 P.F. certificates

5,000
3,750
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81
 
Sale 1253, Lot 81, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 1, Six Holes (384). Perforations shifted up at right versus the left, rich color, Chicago machine cancel, couple small faults including small tears and thin spot, tiny stain at top

FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 1 SIX-HOLE PERFORATIONS.

The Farwell Group 1 perforations, with one row of six or seven holes on each side, originate from May 1911 during Farwell's first commercial tests to develop a proprietary perforation to replace the Schermack Ty. III coils it was using in its affixing machines (and paying Mailometer an extra 50c per roll). This six-hole variety is very rare unused and is unlisted as used in the Belasco book.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,900
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82
og
Sale 1253, Lot 82, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 2, 2B3 (383). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty color and choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex Belasco, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,900
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83
og
Sale 1253, Lot 83, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 2, 2B3 (383). Pair with 3mm spacing, original gum, single h.r. at top, well-centered, bright color, left stamp with small thin spot, appears Extremely Fine, scarce

1,750
1,700
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84
og
Sale 1253, Lot 84, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 2, 3A2 (383). Strip of four with 3mm spacing, original gum, h.r., bright color, right stamp light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 2, 3A2 PERFORATIONS.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,200
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85
og
Sale 1253, Lot 85, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 2, 3A2 (383). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine, ex Belasco, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,900
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86
og
Sale 1253, Lot 86, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 2, 3A2 (383). Pair with 3mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, Scott value for pair with 2mm spacing

1,500
2,000
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87
c
Sale 1253, Lot 87, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 2A3 (384). Showing perf shifts and affixed upside down as often seen with Farwell stamps, tied by "Chicago Ill. Sep. 27, 1911 8-PM" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Perry N.Y., ink bleed in address, still Very Fine, Scott value $1,300.00

E. 300-400
750
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88
og
Sale 1253, Lot 88, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 2B3 (384). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, ex Dr. Agris, with 1986 A.P.S. and 1997 P.S.E. certificates (co-signed Belasco)

1,050
1,600
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89
og
Sale 1253, Lot 89, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 2B3 (384). Pair with 3mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,250
850
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90
og
Sale 1253, Lot 90, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 3A2 (384). Guide line strip of five, 2.3-2.5mm spacing, showing downward shift of perfs on three stamps, original gum, four stamps including the left pair and the guide line pair Mint N.H., right stamp h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine and scarce line strip, particularly with a Mint N.H. guide line pair, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged guide line pair plus a pair without premium for the fifth stamp

1,475
2,400
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91
c
Sale 1253, Lot 91, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 3A2 (384). Affixed upside down as often seen, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jun. 27, 1911 7-PM" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Wayside Wis., fresh and Fine stamp on an immaculate cover

1,850
900
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92
og
Sale 1253, Lot 92, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 3B2 (384). Guide line pair, original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce guide line pair, ex Belasco, signed in pencil by Sydney D. Harris, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,750
2,500
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93
og
Sale 1253, Lot 93, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 2, 3B2 (384). Pair with 3mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Extremely Fine

475
1,100
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94
og
Sale 1253, Lot 94, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 3, 4B3 (383). Strip of four with 2 and 3mm spacing, original gum, h.r., left stamp small thin spot, pos. 2 small fiber adherence on gum, overall Fine-Very Fine, with 1947 A.P.S. and 2014 P.F. certificates, Scott value as two pairs

1,100
950
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95
og
Sale 1253, Lot 95, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 3, 3B4 (384). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged and pencil notation on gum, bright color, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,600
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96
og
Sale 1253, Lot 96, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 3, 4B3 (384). Pair with 3mm spacing, slightly disturbed original gum and with pencil notation on gum, bright color, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate as "og"

1,000
1,400
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97
c
Sale 1253, Lot 97, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 3, 4B3 (384). Affixed upside down as often seen, tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 25, 1911 7-PM" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Wayside Wis., fresh and Very Fine, ex Howard, Scott value $875.00

E. 300-400
1,300
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98
og
Sale 1253, Lot 98, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (344). One pair of each four-hole variety, original gum, small h.r., significantly differing shades which creates an interesting contrast, Extremely Fine, ex Belasco

Sale 1253, Lot 98, The Farwell Company
Image 2
635
1,100
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99
og
Sale 1253, Lot 99, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (383). Left margin strip of four, 2.9-3.2mm spacing, combination perfs with Ty. 4B4 in left margin and the balance 4A4, original gum, right pair Mint N.H., left pair with small faults, appears Very Fine and a scarce combination strip, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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100
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 100, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (383). Block of four, combination perfs with Ty. 4A4 in left margin and the balance 4B4, original gum, h.r. and large paper adherence, still Very Fine, a scarce combination block, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
850
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101
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 101, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (383). Left imprint, plate no. 5679 and letter "A" block of four, 3mm spacing, combination perfs with Ty. 4A4 in the top row and the bottom two rows 4B4, original gum, stamps lightly hinged and h.r. in selvage where a pre-printing paper wrinkle is present, Very Fine, a scarce combination plate block, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco), unlisted in Scott as a plate block

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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102
og
Sale 1253, Lot 102, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (383). Guide line strip of four, original gum, heavy h.r. on center stamps, outer stamps Mint N.H., well-centered, Very Fine

600
550
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103
og
Sale 1253, Lot 103, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (383). Strip of four with bottom imprint, plate no 5484 and star, original gum, bright color, Very Fine position strip, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco), Scott value as normal strip

400
600
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104
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 104, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (383). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5715 and letter "A" block of eight, original gum, h.r., pretty color, few small thin spots mostly between stamps, Very Fine appearance, a rare plate block, very few are known, ex Belasco, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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105
c
Sale 1253, Lot 105, The Farwell Company1c Green, 2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (383, 384, 408, 409). Pairs, last with pre-use crease between stamps, affixed to black backing and tied by "Chicago Ill." oval registry handstamps on registered legal-size cover to La Porte Ind., red "Chicago Ill. Registered Dec. 11, 1912" backstamps, Very Fine, a very rare use paying the 10c registry fee plus 2c postage using four pairs of Farwell Group 4 coils, the sender, Thomas Hunter, is the stamp dealer Farwell & Co. retained to sell its stamps to collectors, ex Belasco

E. 500-750
850
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106
og
Sale 1253, Lot 106, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (384). Guide line strip of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine, ex Sheldon and Grunin, with 2009 P.F. certificate

450
700
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107
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 107, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (384). Block of eight with vertical guide line, combination perfs with Ty. 4A4 in the top strip and the bottom strip 4B4, original gum, bottom strip Mint N.H., top strip with one section of gum soaked perfs and a broken perf hole (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, a scarce combination guide line block, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with clear 2014 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,400
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108
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 108, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (384). Right imprint, plate no. 5608 and star block of six, combination perfs with Ty. 4B4 in the top two rows and 4A4 in the bottom row, original gum, one stamp and selvage h.r., Very Fine, a scarce combination plate block, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with 1987 P.F. certificate, unpriced as a plate block

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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109
og
Sale 1253, Lot 109, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (384). Guide line strip of four, original gum, single central h.r., bright color, Very Fine

400
425
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110
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 110, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (384). Left imprint, plate no. 5624 and star block of six, 3mm spacing, original gum, couple h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine and scarce plate block, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate (co-singed Belasco), unpriced in Scott

E. 750-100
1,300
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111
c
Sale 1253, Lot 111, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (384). Perforated to the left, tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 11, 1911 4-PM Canal Station" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card window envelope to Grimms Wis., backstamped at Grimms Oct. 12, forwarded to Greenleaf Wis. where backstamped on Oct. 13 and then back to Grimms, the Oct. 19 circular datestamp of which ties the stamp, reduced at left into the corner card, otherwise Very Fine, the earliest documented use, ex Dr. Agris

E. 500-750
550
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112
nhbl
Sale 1253, Lot 112, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (408). Mint N.H. top arrow block of four, hinged only in ungummed portion of selvage, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

600
700
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113
c
Sale 1253, Lot 113, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (408). Tied by "Chicago Ill. May 17, 1912" machine cancel with manuscript date on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Fostoria O., scuffing on back, still Very Fine, ex Dr. Agris, Scott value $500.00

E. 200-300
475
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114
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 114, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (408). Right arrow block of four, combination perfs with Ty. 4B4 in the top row and 4A4 in the bottom row, original gum, h.r., top left stamp small thin spot, light crease in selvage at right of arrow, appears Very Fine, a scarce combination block, for an unknown reason parts of the sheets of 400, including the left margin, were perforated differently from the rest of the sheet, producing multiples that can show two different perf spacings, with 2009 P.F. certificate

700
550
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115
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 115, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (408). Left plate no. 6041 block of six, combination perfs with the top two rows Ty. 4A4, the left stamp of the bottom row also 4A4 and the bottom right stamp 4B4, original gum, four stamps Mint N.H., Extremely Fine, a very unusual configuration with only one stamp in the plate block showing different perf spacing, with 1984 P.F. certificate misdescribing both stamps in the bottom row as Ty. 4B4

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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116
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 116, The Farwell Company1c Green, 2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (408-409). Centerline blocks of four, combination perfs with both showing 4B4/4A4 configurations, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine, if broken these would yield two guide line pairs for each value in the wide and narrow spacing, both with 2003 P.F. certificate

Sale 1253, Lot 116, The Farwell Company
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E. 750-1,000
1,700
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117
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 117, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (409). Top right corner margin block of 16, original gum, most stamps Mint N.H., just three hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine, a striking block and the largest recorded multiple, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott value as four blocks of four

1,200
2,200
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118
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 118, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 4, 4A4, 4B4 (409). Block of six with plate no. 6151 in sheet margin at top right, combination perfs with Ty. 4A4 in top two rows and 4B4 in bottom row, original gum, h.r. at top, bottom four stamps Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, an attractive multiple, ex Belasco

E. 500-750
850
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119
nh
Sale 1253, Lot 119, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (482). Mint N.H. pair, light pencil notation on gum, pastel color, Very Fine, ex Dr. Agris, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco)

725
1,000
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120
c
Sale 1253, Lot 120, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Farwell Group 4, 4A4 (482). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 24, 1916 7-PM Canal station" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card window envelope, stamp lifted to confirm lack of a watermark and hinged in place, fresh and Very Fine the earliest documented use, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value $1,250.00 as normal cover

E. 400-500
425
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121
og
Sale 1253, Lot 121, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (482). Guide line strip of four, original gum, barely hinged, bright color and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare guide line strip which is the largest recorded multiple (the Belasco book states a pair is the largest multiple)

2,500
2,700
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122
c
Sale 1253, Lot 122, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Farwell Group 4, 4B4 (482). Brilliant color, tied by "Chicago Ill. Feb. 22, 1917 10-PM" machine cancel on John V. Farwell Company corner card cover to Appleton Wis., bright and fresh, Very Fine, this issue was produced near the end of the Farwell Company's activities in perforating its proprietary coils, it had limited commercial use and covers are very rare, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,500.00

E. 400-500
750
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123
og
Sale 1253, Lot 123, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (383). Strip of four with 2.6mm spacing, combination perfs with Group 4, 4B4 in left margin and Group 5, 4A5 along the rest of the strip, original gum, h.r. on outer stamps, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT ISSUE WITH A COMBINATION OF FARWELL GROUP 5 AND GROUP 4 PERFORATIONS.

As discussed in the Belasco book, the Farwell Group 5 perforations are not easy to explain and likely resulted from errors in the company's production of its coils, rather than an intentional 4 over 5 hole or 5 over 4 hole perforation design. This strip shows Group 5 perforations throughout except in the left margin, which has Group 4 perforations.

Unlisted in Scott, which prices a normal Group 5, 4A5 strip at $3,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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124
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 124, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (383). Right margin block of four with 2.8mm spacing, combination perfs with Group 5, 4A5 in top row and Group 4, 4A4 in bottom row, missing perfs in the right margin, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and rare, a wonderful combination block showing perforations from two different groups, including the enigmatic and scarce Group 5, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate, unlisted in Scott as the combination

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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125
og
Sale 1253, Lot 125, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (384). Paste-up strip of four, combination perfs with Group 5, 4A5 on left and right stamps, Group 4, 4B4 at paste-up joint in middle, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE PASTE-UP STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1910 2-CENT ISSUE WITH A COMBINATION OF FARWELL GROUP 5 AND GROUP 4 PERFORATIONS.

As discussed in the Belasco book, the Farwell Group 5 perforations are not easy to explain and likely resulted from errors in the company's production of its coils, rather than an intentional 4 over 5 hole or 5 over 4 hole perforation design. This paste-up strip showing Group 5 perforations on the outer stamps and Group 4 along the paste-up joint is a great rarity of the Farwell Company.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate. Unlisted in Scott, which prices a normal Group 5, 4A5 paste-up strip at $3,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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126
og
Sale 1253, Lot 126, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (384). Left margin pair with 3mm spacing, combination perfs with Group 5, 4A5 at left and Group 4, 4A4 at center and right, original gum with light pencil notations on gum, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce combination of Group 5 and Group 4 perforations, with 2008 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
1,100
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127
og
Sale 1253, Lot 127, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 5A4 (384). Strip of three with 3mm spacing, combination perfs with Group 5, 5A4 at left and Group 4, 4B4 on the rest of the strip, original gum, left stamp Mint N.H., others h.r., fresh and Very Fine, a rare combination strip of Group 5 and Group 4 perforations, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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128
og
Sale 1253, Lot 128, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (409). Left margin pair with 3mm spacing, combination perfs with Group 5, 4A5 at center and right and Group 4, 4B4 in left margin, original gum, Very Fine and very scarce combination of Group 5 and Group 4 perforations, manuscript Chambers Hunter guarantee written on back of selvage, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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129
og
Sale 1253, Lot 129, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (383). Strip of four, original gum, h.r. on outer two stamps, bright color, Fine-Very Fine, a rare strip from the enigmatic Farwell Group 5, with 1995 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,700
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130
og
Sale 1253, Lot 130, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (408). Guide line pair, original gum, single hinge mark, bright color and large margins, Very Fine and choice, a scarce guide line pair with Farwell Group 5 4A5 perforations and a nice companion to the Scott 408 5A4 guide line pair offered in the following lot, both are the only examples listed in Power Search, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,250
2,700
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131
og
Sale 1253, Lot 131, The Farwell Company1c Green, Farwell Group 5, 5A4 (408). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering and margins, right stamp thin spot, appears Extremely Fine, a nice companion to the Scott 408 4A5 guide line pair offered in the previous lot, both are the only examples listed in Power Search

2,250
2,800
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132
og
Sale 1253, Lot 132, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (409). Guide line strip of four, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 ISSUE WITH FARWELL GROUP 5 PERFORATIONS.

As discussed in the Belasco book, the Farwell Group 5 perforations are not easy to explain and likely resulted from errors in the company's production of its coils, rather than an intentional 4 over 5 hole or 5 over 4 hole perforation design. This guide line strip with Group 5, 4A5 perforations, is a great rarity of the Farwell Company.

6,000
5,500
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133
og
Sale 1253, Lot 133, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 5A4 (409). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., brilliant color and excellent centering, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND VERY RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT WITH FARWELL GROUP 5, TYPE 5A4 PERFORATIONS. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

As discussed in the Belasco book, the Farwell Group 5 perforations are not easy to explain and likely resulted from errors in the company's production of its coils, rather than an intentional 4 over 5 hole or 5 over 4 hole perforation design. This guide line pair with Group 5, 5A4 perforations, is a great rarity of the Farwell Company.

3,000
3,250
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134
og
Sale 1253, Lot 134, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (409). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum with pencil notations and signed in pencil by Sidney D. Harris, intense shade, Very Fine, a scarce pair from the enigmatic Farwell Group 5

1,250
2,000
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135
og
Sale 1253, Lot 135, The Farwell Company2c Carmine, Farwell Group 5, 4A5 (409). Deep rich color, light machine cancel, Fine and rare used example from the enigmatic Farwell Group 5

450
275
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