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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

Category — The Mailometer Company

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
140
og
Sale 1253, Lot 140, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. I (320). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), strip of four, unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco)

1,000
900
141
og
Sale 1253, Lot 141, The Mailometer Company2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. I (320b). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), strip of five, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as a strip of four without premium for the additional stamp

800
850
Back to Top
142
og
Sale 1253, Lot 142, The Mailometer Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Mailometer Ty. I (320A). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), pair, original gum, lightly hinged, strong color, Very Fine -- a footnote in the Scott Catalogue explains that the Mailometer Ty. I perforations come in two different lengths, 17.45mm and 17.7mm, though in the listings these types are combined; Belasco lists these separately in his book as Ty. Ia and Ty. I respectively; the 17.7mm Belasco Ty. I was used for commercial purposes and is scarcer than the 17.45mm perforation, which was produced for collectors -- Scott assigns a 20% premium to the 17.7mm sub-type but valued here without the premium

330
600
Back to Top
143
og
Sale 1253, Lot 143, The Mailometer Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Mailometer Ty. I (320A). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), guide line strip of four, original gum, couple h.r., deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE AND SCARCE GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1908 2-CENT LAKE TYPE II WITH MAILOMETER TYPE I, 17.7MM PERFORATIONS.

A footnote in the Scott Catalogue explains that the Mailometer Ty. I perforations come in two different lengths, 17.45mm and 17.7mm, though in the listings these types are combined. Belasco lists these separately in his book as Ty. Ia and Ty. I respectively. The 17.7mm Belasco Ty. I was used for commercial purposes and is scarcer than the 17.45mm perforation, which was produced for collectors.

Ex Dr. Agris. With 1997 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco). The Scott footnote assigns a 20% premium to this sub-type.

2,200
2,700
Back to Top
144
c
Sale 1253, Lot 144, The Mailometer Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Mailometer Ty. I (320A). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), used with 2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. I, 17.7mm perf length (368, Belasco Ty. I) and 3c Deep Violet, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (345), tied by St. Louis Mo. oval cancels on registered 5c Columbian entire (U350) to Cleveland O., W. A. Sisson St. Louis return label, magenta "Merchants Sta. St. Louis Mo. Registered Oct. 28, 1910" double-circle datestamp, purple "Return Receipt Requested" straightline ties label, Cleveland registered backstamp of Oct. 29

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION COVER BEARING TWO STAMPS WITH MAILOMETER TYPE I PERFORATIONS AND ONE WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE II PERFORATIONS.

The Belasco book states that Scott 368 is known only with 17.45mm length Ty. I Mailometer perforations. However, the 2c Lincoln on this cover is clearly the 17.7mm length variety. This is an outstanding combination of issues on a colorful stamp dealer cover.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
Back to Top
145
c
Sale 1253, Lot 145, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. I (343). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), rich color, tied by "St. Louis Mo. 1910" machine cancel without date on Central National Bank return address cover to Columbus O., light cover soiling line well away from stamp, Very Fine, this is the only documented commercial use of this issue, the 1c was used for the circular rate and most were discarded, ex Belasco and illustrated in his book on p. 65, Scott value $775.00

E. 300-400
650
Back to Top
146
c
Sale 1253, Lot 146, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. I (344). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), rich color, tied by "Chicago Ill. Aug. 26, 1909" machine cancel on Marshall Field & Co. corner card cover to Crawfordville Ind., light vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, this is the only known use by a commercial customer during the experimental period, when this coil was tested briefly with a few commercial customers in Chicago and Detroit, ex Belasco and illustrated in his book on p. 57, Scott value $1,550.00

E. 400-500
1,800
Back to Top
147
og
Sale 1253, Lot 147, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. I (346). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), guide line strip of four, original gum, central h.r. rich color, right stamp small thin spot, appears Very Fine

650
275
Back to Top
148
og
Sale 1253, Lot 148, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. I (347). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), guide line strip of four, original gum, single h.r. at center, Very Fine

650
800
Back to Top
149
c
Sale 1253, Lot 149, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. I (347). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), pair, used with pair of 2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. I, 17.45mm perf length (409, Belasco Ty. Ia), tied by "Irvington, N.Y." boxed handstamps on light green registered cover to Chatanooga Tenn., purple "Registerd No." boxed handstamp with manuscript "1340" number, Irvington N.Y. and Chattanooga Ten. registered backstamps dated Nov. 17, 1919 and Nov. 19, 1919, also with block of four of "Half of your letter postage is a tax" propaganda stamps on back (tied), one of the propaganda stamps with a nick and cover with small piece out of bottom left corner, otherwise Very Fine, this is the only reported use of the 5c 1908 with Mailometer Ty. I perforations, ex Belasco

E. 500-750
550
Back to Top
150
og
Sale 1253, Lot 150, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. I (368). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), guide line strip of four, original gum, h.r. and one stamp with Mekeel backstamp, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco)

800
1,100
Back to Top
151
og
Sale 1253, Lot 151, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Mailometer Ty. I (371). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), guide line strip of four, original gum, brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, the Belasco book states that this issue comes only with 17.45mm length Ty. Ia perforations, however this is clearly the 17.7mm length Ty. I, no doubt rare as such, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate not specifying the perf row length

900
1,000
Back to Top
152
og
Sale 1253, Lot 152, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. I (373). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), paste-up strip of four with plate no. 5394 under paste-up tab, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine and choice, desirable with the plate no., the Belasco book states that this issue comes only with 17.45mm length Ty. Ia perforations, however this is clearly the 17.7mm length Ty. I

800
1,200
Back to Top
153
og
Sale 1253, Lot 153, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. I (373). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), pair, original gum, right stamp h.r., fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

240
300
Back to Top
154
c
Sale 1253, Lot 154, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. I (384). 17.7mm perf length (Belasco Ty. I), pair, used with 10c Yellow (381), tied by "St. Louis Mo." registry ovals on Wm. A. Sisson corner card cover to Gamelin, Quebec, Canada, red "Saint Louis Mo. Registered Nov. 8, 1911" and Montreal backstamps, Very Fine and scarce use to Canada, ex Belasco

E. 300-400
325
Back to Top
155
c
Sale 1253, Lot 155, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. I (409). 17.45mm perf length (Belasco Ty. Ia), pair, brilliant color, tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. MR 20, 1918" machine cancel on Covel Manufacturing Co. corner card cover to Seattle Wash., vertical file fold at left well away from stamp, missing backflap, Very Fine, the only reported uses of this issue are in 1918 and 1919, ex Belasco

525
325
Back to Top
156
og
Sale 1253, Lot 156, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. II (320). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

775
1,000
Back to Top
157
og
Sale 1253, Lot 157, The Mailometer Company2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. II (320b). Paste-up pair, original gum, lightly hinged, minor perf separation at bottom not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott value as normal pair

875
1,100
Back to Top
158
og
Sale 1253, Lot 158, The Mailometer Company3c Deep Violet, Mailometer Ty. II (345). Pair with 2mm spacing, selvage at right, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

350
475
Back to Top
159
og
Sale 1253, Lot 159, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Mailometer Ty. II (346). Strip of four, spacing ranging from 2mm at left to 3 mm at right, original gum, barest trace of hinging on one if at all, Very Fine and scarce strip, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value as pairs of 2mm and 3mm spacing (the combined strip is listed but illogically priced at less than the two separate pairs)

1,075
1,500
Back to Top
160
ng
Sale 1253, Lot 160, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. II (347). Pair with 2mm spacing, unused (regummed), rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as original gum

950
1,200
Back to Top
161
og
Sale 1253, Lot 161, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. II (368). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine

800
950
Back to Top
162
og
Sale 1253, Lot 162, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. II (368). Pair with 3mm spacing and right selvage, original gum, left stamp Mint N.H., Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

750
900
Back to Top
163
og
Sale 1253, Lot 163, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Mailometer Ty. II (371). Pair, original gum, bright color, Very Fine

825
850
Back to Top
164
nh
Sale 1253, Lot 164, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. II (373). Mint N.H. pair with plate no. 5392 left selvage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce and desirable Mint N.H. plate no. pair, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott value for normal hinged pair

600
1,000
Back to Top
165
og
Sale 1253, Lot 165, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. II (373). Paste-up pair with three extra rows of Ty. II perforations, original gum, bright color, Fine and striking variety, Scott value as normal pair

875
1,100
Back to Top
166
og
Sale 1253, Lot 166, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson Fulton, Mailometer Ty. II (373). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and well-centered, Extremely Fine, Scott value as a pair without premium for the third stamp

600
1,200
Back to Top
167
og
Sale 1253, Lot 167, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. III (320). Pair with guideline in left perfs, original gum, large paper h.r., Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,100
Back to Top
168
og
Sale 1253, Lot 168, The Mailometer Company2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. III (320b). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Extremely Fine

1,000
1,700
Back to Top
169
og
Sale 1253, Lot 169, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. III (343). Guide line pair, original gum, small h.r., rich color, Very Fine and choice

450
600
Back to Top
170
og
Sale 1253, Lot 170, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. III (344). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., bright color, single short perf at left, still Very Fine

575
750
Back to Top
171
nh
Sale 1253, Lot 171, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. III (344). Mint N.H. paste-up strip of four with part imprint under paste-up tab, brilliant color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, Scott value as hinged

1,000
1,500
Back to Top
172
 
Sale 1253, Lot 172, The Mailometer Company3c Deep Violet, Mailometer Ty. III (345). Pair, original gum, right stamp h.r., rich color, Very Fine and choice, a surprisingly scarce pair, with 1988 P.S.E. certificate

390
550
Back to Top
173
og
Sale 1253, Lot 173, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Mailometer Ty. III (346). Pair with plate no. 5199 with star selvage at right, 3mm spacing, original gum, Very Fine, scarce and especially desirable with the plate no., ex Belasco, Scott value for normal pair

550
1,100
Back to Top
174
og
Sale 1253, Lot 174, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Mailometer Ty. III (346). Paste-up pair, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine and scarce

800
425
Back to Top
175
og
Sale 1253, Lot 175, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Mailometer Ty. III (346). Pair with 2.9mm spacing, original gum, left stamp Mint N.H., Very Fine, Scott value as 3mm spacing

475
750
Back to Top
176
og
Sale 1253, Lot 176, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. III (347). Pair, original gum, small h.r. and light pencil notation, Very Fine, the 5c 1908 issue is very scarce with Mailometer Ty. III perforations -- evidence of that is this is the only example contained in the Getlan exhibit, the only other example we have offered in at least 30 years was a pair in our 2010 sale of the Belasco collection, with 1988 P.F. certificate

900
1,100
Back to Top
177
og
Sale 1253, Lot 177, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. III (368). Paste-up pair, original gum, slightly blunted perfs at left, otherwise Very Fine

500
700
Back to Top
178
og
Sale 1253, Lot 178, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Mailometer Ty. III (371). Pair with right selvage showing extra row of Ty. III perforations, original gum, h.r., Fine, Scott value for normal pair

925
1,100
Back to Top
179
og
Sale 1253, Lot 179, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. III (373). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce guide line pair of this issue with Mailometer Ty. III perforations, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,650
2,100
Back to Top
180
og
Sale 1253, Lot 180, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. III (373). Paste-up pair, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, a scarce paste-up pair of this issue, unpriced in Scott, value for normal pair

875
1,100
Back to Top
181
og
Sale 1253, Lot 181, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. IV (320). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine

550
750
Back to Top
182
og
Sale 1253, Lot 182, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. IV (320). Paste-up pair, original gum, lightly hinged, stamps are slightly different shades, Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

500
650
Back to Top
183
og
Sale 1253, Lot 183, The Mailometer Company2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. IV (320b). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, glowing Scarlet color, Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

575
900
Back to Top
184
og
Sale 1253, Lot 184, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Mailometer Ty. IV (320c). Pair, original gum, h.r., Very Fine, unlisted in Scott in this color, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott value as Carmine

275
450
Back to Top
185
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 185, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (344). Block of four with vertical guide line, original gum, h.r. at top, bottom pair Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

400
450
Back to Top
186
nhbl
Sale 1253, Lot 186, The Mailometer Company3c Deep Violet, Mailometer Ty. IV (345). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine and attractive block, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

1,500
1,500
Back to Top
187
og
Sale 1253, Lot 187, The Mailometer Company3c Deep Violet, Mailometer Ty. IV (345). Guide line strip of four, original gum, small h.r. on end stamps and left stamp with small backstamp, deep rich color, Very Fine

700
750
Back to Top
188
og
Sale 1253, Lot 188, The Mailometer Company4c Orange Brown, Mailometer Ty. IV (346). Guide line pair, original gum, rich color, Very Fine

525
700
Back to Top
189
og
Sale 1253, Lot 189, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. IV (347). Guide line pair, original gum, small h.r. on both, very slight toning along the perfs, appears Very Fine

600
750
Back to Top
190
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 190, The Mailometer Company5c Blue, Mailometer Ty. IV (347). Block of four with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, some slight toning along perfs not mentioned on certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

800
450
Back to Top
191
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 191, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Mailometer Ty. IV (368). Block of four with 3mm spacing, original gum, bottom pair Mint N.H., wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco)

1,200
1,500
Back to Top
192
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 192, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Mailometer Ty. IV (371). Centerline block of four, original gum, minor h.r., perfs at upper right shifted down significantly, bright color, choice centering and margins, small thin spot at top right, Extremely Fine appearing position block, with 1981 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott, value for two guide line pairs

1,400
1,300
Back to Top
193
og
Sale 1253, Lot 193, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Mailometer Ty. IV (371). Paste-up pair, original gum, h.r., rich color in a dark shade, Very Fine and choice

700
900
Back to Top
194
og
Sale 1253, Lot 194, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. IV (373). Guide line pair, original gum, left stamp h.r., natural gum creases and faint corner crease at bottom left, appears Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

650
700
Back to Top
195
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 195, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Mailometer Ty. IV (373). Bottom right corner imprint and plate no. 5392 block of eight, original gum, natural gum creases, rich color, margin tear at bottom left thru the imprint, appears Very Fine, a rare plate block, unlisted in Scott, four pairs catalogue $1,600.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
Back to Top
196
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 196, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (383). Left arrow margin block of four with 3mm spacing, original gum, heavy h.r. at top, bright color, Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

500
325
Back to Top
197
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 197, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (383). Block of four with vertical guide line, misperforated and with perfs running in the wrong direction, original gum, h.r. at top, rich color, Very Fine, a very unusual item, ex Dr. Agris and Belasco and illustrated in his book on p. 76, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
650
Back to Top
198
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 198, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (383). Wide top imprint, plate no. 5494 and star block of six, original gum, hinged only at top center, natural gum creases, Very Fine and scarce plate block, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
2,300
Back to Top
199
bl
Sale 1253, Lot 199, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (383). Block of four with 2mm spacing, wide margins all around, blurry duplex cancels dated Jan. 3 but yeardate is unclear (Getlan believed it was 1911, which would make it the EDU), accompanying certificate mentions "slight perf flaws" which, apart from a possible faint perf tip crease, are non-existent, Very Fine and choice and scarce used block, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, unlisted as a normal block but Scott value for an arrow block is $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
550
Back to Top
200
c
Sale 1253, Lot 200, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (383). Three strips of four with 3mm spacing, tied by "St. Paul Minn. Jun. 7, 1926, 230 PM" machine cancel on cover to Ann Arbor Mich., part of address whited out, multiple strikes of "First Flight Inaugurating Contract Air Mail Chicago-Twin Cities St. Paul Minn. 2:30 PM June 7, 1926" large double-circle cachet, one is quite clear at left and another clear on back, "Chicago Ill. Jun. 7, 1926 11PM" duplex datestamp on back, one stamp at right of top strip with minor crease, overall very choice condition for a small cover that is almost completely filled by stamps, Very Fine use, Scott value for three used strips off cover is $1,050.00

E. 500-750
400
Back to Top
201
og
Sale 1253, Lot 201, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (384). Paste-up strip of four with 3mm spacing on the two pairs, original gum, h.r., bright color, Fine

325
400
Back to Top
202
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 202, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (384). Right imprint, plate no. 5516 and star block of six, original gum, h.r. at top, brilliant color, Very Fine, a scarce plate block, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
1,000
Back to Top
203
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 203, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (408). Horizontal block of 18, original gum, all but about five stamps Mint N.H., a few lightly hinged, rich color, offset on gum at bottom from a 2c Carmine sheet, Very Fine and impressive block, which is the largest recorded (Belasco records a strip of 20), with 1999 P.F. certificate

798
500
Back to Top
204
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 204, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (408). Left plate no. A 5828 block of six, original gum, bright color, few light natural gum creases, Very Fine and scarce plate block, ex Belasco, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
800
Back to Top
205
c
Sale 1253, Lot 205, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (408). Strip of three, used with 1c, 2c and 3c pairs of Nos. 392-394 (3c guide line pair), tied by "Detroit Mich." registry ovals on registered cover to Vienna, Austria, "New York Reg. Div. Foreign 7-10 1913" and receiving backstamps, manuscript "K. Koslowski Detroit" on back (stamp collector of Scott 314A fame), minor wear

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE IV MAILOMETER, SCOTT 408, ON A COVER TO GERMANY, WITH THREE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN PERF 8.5 COIL PAIRS.

Covers with this issue are very scarce, and this use to a foreign destination is especially desirable. The three Washington-Franklin coil pairs should also be considered desirable -- the 3c alone catalogues $650.00 as used off cover.

Ex Belasco.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
Back to Top
206
c
Sale 1253, Lot 206, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (408). Horizontal strip of five, horizontal strip of three and horizontal pair, tied on back of yellow cover by New York registry ovals or by purple "New York City Rec'd (28) Reg'y. 12-17-1912" oval datestamps, to Baton Rouge La., receiving duplex also ties strip of three, front side with 2c Washington perfin also tied by registry oval, Stanley Gibbons New York return address, some soiling, nicks in three stamp and small tears, still Very Fine, a rare franking

Sale 1253, Lot 206, The Mailometer Company
Image 2
E. 1,000-1,500
650
Back to Top
207
 
Sale 1253, Lot 207, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. IV (481). Bold "St. Louis Missouri" two-line precancel, minor corner crease at bottom right, appears Very Fine, there are two types of St. Louis precancels known on this issue (two-line and three-line) and they are both very scarce, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

850
275
Back to Top
208
nh
Sale 1253, Lot 208, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (482). Mint N.H. paste-up strip of four, bright color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

650
700
Back to Top
209
ogbl
Sale 1253, Lot 209, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (482). Paste-up block of eight, original gum, barely hinged on one stamp at bottom if at all, the two blocks are noticeably different shades, fresh, Fine-Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott value as two hinged paste-up strips of four

1,100
1,300
Back to Top
210
c
Sale 1253, Lot 210, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. IV (482). Perfs mostly trimmed at left, intact at right with part of adjoining stamp, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Central Station Aug. 29, 1917 6-PM" machine cancel on light blue cover with National Lead Company corner card and illustrated design depicting the "Little Dutch Boy" paint logo, addressed to Osborne Kan., Very Fine and also a fascinating artifact from a time when emphasizing the lead content in paint and other products was seen as a good thing, Scott value $350.00

E. 150-200
800
Back to Top
211
nh
Sale 1253, Lot 211, The Mailometer Company3c Violet, Mailometer Ty. IV (483). Mint N.H. guide line pair with pencil notations on gum, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate

390
600
Back to Top
212
og
Sale 1253, Lot 212, The Mailometer Company3c Violet, Mailometer Ty. IV (483). Paste-up strip of four, with plate no. 8137 under the past-up tab, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
700
Back to Top
213
c
Sale 1253, Lot 213, The Mailometer Company3c Violet, Mailometer Ty. IV (483). Tied by "St. Louis Mo. Mar. 22, 1918" machine cancel on legal-size glassine window cover with Central National Bank return address, vertical file fold well away from stamp and markings, cover nick where opened at top right, Very Fine, scarce use of the 3c paying the war rate, ex Belasco, Scott value $575.00

E. 200-300
275
Back to Top
214
og
Sale 1253, Lot 214, The Mailometer Company1c Green, Mailometer Ty. V (383). Guide line strip of four, original gum, a few h.r., Fine and scarce

900
750
Back to Top
215
 
Sale 1253, Lot 215, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. V, Six Hole Control Perfin (384). Full perfs and guide line at right, trimmed or cut at left, pefin with Howard pattern 56 (meaning holes 5 and 6 are unpunched in the grid of 9), this pattern used by the Chalmers Motor Co. of Detroit Mich. in 1911 (Chalmers merged with Chrysler in 1923), fresh and Fine, very scare, with 2010 A.P.S. certificate, unpriced used or with perfin

E. 500-750
1,200
Back to Top
216
c
Sale 1253, Lot 216, The Mailometer Company2c Carmine, Mailometer Ty. V (384). Intact perfs at left with portion of adjoining stamp, tied (between perfs) by "Detroit Mich. May 20, 1911" machine cancel on glassine window cover with Edison Illuminating Co. return address, bottom right corner clipped, Very Fine, a rare Mailometer 2c Ty. V cover of which only four are recorded in the Belasco book, this one is the earliest documented use, ex Belasco and illustrated in his book on p. 80, Scott value $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
850
Back to Top