Sale 1266 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 October, 2022

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Category — The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2206
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Sale 1266, Lot 2206, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (314). Block of nine, original gum, seven stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in pos. 2 and 5, rich color, Very Fine and rare large multiple, with mostly Mint N.H. stamps

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2207
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Sale 1266, Lot 2207, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (314). Block of four, original gum, h.r. at top, rich color, fresh and Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

800
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2208
 
Sale 1266, Lot 2208, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (314). Guide line strip of four, tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. Mar. 12, 1908" duplex cancels on small piece, deep rich color, Very Fine, the earliest documented use, ex Belasco

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E. 300-400
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2209
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2209, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (314). Pair, tied by "Vera Cruz Mexico Oct. 9, 1914" waving flag machine cancel on small cover to Galveston Tex., pair with some gum toning, still Very Fine and nice use from the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico to Texas, the occupation lasted for seven months beginning on April 21, 1914

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E. 400-500
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2210
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2210, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (314). Two strips of five, bottom strip with paste-up at left, used with 2c Carmine with bottom plate no. 4864 (332) and 10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E6), tied by target cancels and top strip also by purple "Saginaw West Side Mich. Registered Nov. 18, 1909" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Eastport Maine, purple Eastport registered double-circle datestamp also ties 2c stamp, clothing and furnishing dealer corner card, no backstamps but some printed matter adhering suggests this might have been a paste-up cover, opened roughly and slightly reduced at left not affecting the stamps but into the corner card and Eastport marking, still Very Fine and striking combination, ex Cohen and Dr. Agris, with 1991 A.P.S. certificate

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E. 500-750
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2211
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2211, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, 2c Lincoln, Schermack Ty. III (314, 368). Strip of four and single of 1c, pair of 2c, used with 4c Washington and tied by light strikes of duplexes on registered 1c entire to Chicago, purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Feb. 19 PM 1912" and receiving backstamps, Mekeel handstamp at top left, tear at top right from opening, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful and rare cover

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E. 500-750
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2212
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2212, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations4c Brown, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III (314A). Intact perforations at right including part of adjoining stamp, in at left, tied by well-struck "Detroit Mich. Jun. 2 10:30AM 1908" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on greenish legal-size cover to U.S. Customs Office in Detroit, two trivial edge tears in cover well away from stamp

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 4-CENT IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 314A. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING THIS IMPERFORATE ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES RARITIES.

With the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufactures for supplies of imperforate stamps, which could then be privately perforated to conform to each firm's machine. In May 1908, a supply of 25 sheets (400 stamps per sheet) of the 4c 1902 Issue, without perforations, was delivered to the Schermack Mailing Machine Co. in Detroit. The entire supply was cut into coils with Schermack Type III perforations, designed for the firm's patented affixing machine and delivered to the Winfield Printing Co. for use on mass mailings of advertising material. Approximately 6,000 were used on a mailing for Hamilton Carhartt (a manufacturer of durable work clothes that still exists today), and almost all of the 4,000 balance were used on a mailing for Burroughs Adding Machine Co.

In The American Philatelist (May 1994), Ken Lawrence discusses the discovery of this cover, originally reported in an article in the January 7, 1911 issue of Mekeel's. Collector Fred Schmalzreidt, who bought the unused strip of five from Koslowski, reported that he "heard of a young man who took two covers containing four-cent imperforates from a wastebasket in the office in which he was employed. He took them home with him and on the same day removed one, which is perfectly centered, from the cover...it was only through my purchase of the strip referred to previously that he became aware of the value of his find. Both of these stamps are now in my collection". In a subsequent letter, Schmalzreidt stated that this originally contained an advertisement for Carhartt. The cover stayed in the Schmalzreidt collection until 1957, when it was offered at auction for the first time.

Census no. 314A-COV-02. Ex Schmalzreidt, Lawrence Fisher and Roger Brody (realized $160,000 hammer in 2002). With 1957 and 1996 P.F. certificates. Scott value $140,000.00

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E. 75,000-100,000
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2213
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Sale 1266, Lot 2213, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations5c Blue, Imperforate, Schermack Ty. III (315). Block of eight, original gum, top left and bottom center stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, large margins, top right stamp small thin spot at bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK TYPE III PERFORATIONS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE. A MAGNIFICENT 20TH CENTURY PHILATELIC RARITY.

With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott value $30,000.00 as two blocks of four.

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E. 15,000-20,000
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2214
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Sale 1266, Lot 2214, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. I, Schermack Ty. III (320). Top left corner margin block of six, with perforations in top sheet margin, original gum, h.r., Very Fine, with manuscript notation in left selvage

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E. 300-400
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2215
 
Sale 1266, Lot 2215, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Lake, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320A). Guide line strip of four, rich color, right stamp with small tear at top and trivial corner crease, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a rare used line strip, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott does not price a line strip (line pair catalogues $500.00)

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E. 300-400
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2216
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2216, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Lake, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320A). Guide line pair, used with 10c Yellow (381), tied by corks, "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Sep. 18, 1912" backstamps on registered cover with Mekeel return address to Birdsboro Pa., slight edgewear, 10c slightly oxidized, Very Fine, with clear 2015 A.P.S. certificate

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E. 300-400
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2217
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Sale 1266, Lot 2217, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320Ad). Strip of four, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, second stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine and scarce strip, the 2c 1908 Ty. II in the Carmine color is only known with Schermack Type III perforations, with 1977 A.P.S. certificate

Bid on this lot

750
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2218
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Sale 1266, Lot 2218, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320Ad). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, the 2c 1908 Ty. II in the Carmine color is only known with Schermack Type III perforations, with 2010 P.F. certificate

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500
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2219
 
Sale 1266, Lot 2219, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320Ad). Pair, radiant color, two strikes of duplex cancel, left stamp small crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, Scott Catalogue notes that "No. 320Ad was issued imperforate, but all examples were privately perforated with large oblong perforations at the sides (Schermack Type III)." In this respect it is similar to its more famous and expensive counterparts, Scott 314A and 482A, with 2010 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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2220
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2220, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. II, Schermack Ty. III (320Ad). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 3 8-PM 1908" machine cancel on Marshall Field Co. corner card cover to local address, cover with opening tear at right and small surface scuffs, Very Fine and scarce on-cover use, the 2c 1908 Ty. II in the Carmine color is only known with Schermack Type III perforations, we have encountered only approximately six covers, the Farwell Company used Schermack affixing machines and at first Schermack coils, before creating their own coils in a cost-saving effort, with 2003 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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2221
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2221, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, 2c Carmine, Schermack Ty. III (343, 344). Two covers each with single with perfin control pattern, 1c on Delaval Separator Co. illustrated advertising cover from New York to Earlton Kans., 2c on Kabo Corset Co. illustrated cover from Chicago to Wayside Wis., first is 1910 use, second used in 1911, second slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive covers, Scott value $1,000.00

Bid on this lot

Sale 1266, Lot 2221, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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E. 300-400
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2222
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2222, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Schermack Ty. III (344). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Feb. 16 8-00PM 1910" machine cancel, second strike at left, used with Mailometer Test Dummy, the test stamp underneath the 2c, on legal-size Quaker Oats Co. illustrated cover to New York, blue crayon "No Receipt", vertical file fold well away from stamps, part of address with some waterstaining, Very Fine and very unusual, the dummy stamp must have been at the end of a roll, when it was noticed by the mailer then it went thru the machine again where the 2c was affixed, ex Dr. Agris

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E. 400-500
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2223
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Sale 1266, Lot 2223, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations3c Deep Violet, Schermack Ty. III (345). Block of eight, original gum, barely hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce large multiple, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as two arrow blocks (normal block unlisted)

Bid on this lot

600
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2224
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Sale 1266, Lot 2224, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations4c Orange Brown, Schermack Ty. III (346). Block of ten, vertical guide line between left stamps, original gum, lightly hinged (if at all), bright color, Very Fine and choice, ex Dr. Agris, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as two arrow blocks of four (normal block unlisted)

Bid on this lot

1,000
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2225
 
Sale 1266, Lot 2225, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations4c Orange Brown, Schermack Ty. III (346). Rich color on bright paper, perfin control pattern, wavy-line machine cancel, Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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1,650
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2226
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2226, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations4c Orange Brown, Schermack Ty. III (346). Pair and single, used with pair of 1c Green (331), tied by "Chicago Ill." registry ovals, purple "Chicago Ill. Registered Nov. 23, 1910" double-circle datestamp on registered 2c entire to Salem Mass., missing top flap, Very Fine, scarce used on cover, ex Dr. Agris, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value $3,000.00 for single on cover

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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2227
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2227, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations4c Orange Brown, Schermack Ty. III (346). Two pairs, tied by purple "First Flight Inaugurating Contract Air Mail Chicago Twin-Cities La Crosse Wis. 8:30AM June 7, 1926" cancels on cover to St. Paul Minn., receiving backstamp, cover with small stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce use on cover, Scott value $3,000.00 for single on cover

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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2228
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Sale 1266, Lot 2228, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations5c Blue, Schermack Ty. III (347). Guide line strip of four with 2.3-2.5mm spacing, original gum, h.r., right stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance

Bid on this lot

400
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2229
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Sale 1266, Lot 2229, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations5c Blue, Schermack Ty. III (347). Bottom imprint and plate no. 4931 block of six, original gum, single hinge mark at center, rich color, small toned spot on back of top left stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 ISSUE WITH SCHERMACK PERFORATIONS.

Based on a cursory review of auctions and our sale records, we estimate no more than four or five plate blocks of Scott 347 with Schermack Ty. III perfs exist.

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
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2230
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Sale 1266, Lot 2230, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Commemoratives, Schermack Ty. III (368, 371, 373). Guide line pairs, original gum, first h.r., others barely hinged, second light natural gum wrinkle on left stamp, Very Fine set, last two with 1986 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

Sale 1266, Lot 2230, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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Sale 1266, Lot 2230, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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570
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2231
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Sale 1266, Lot 2231, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, Schermack Ty. III (368). Two multiples, first is guide line strip of eight, original gum, h.r., folded vertically at center where separated and rejoined, second is guide line strip of nine, original gum, barely hinged (if at all), Very Fine, attractive and scarce strips

Bid on this lot

Sale 1266, Lot 2231, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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E. 300-400
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2232
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2232, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, Schermack Ty. III (368). Strip of five, tied by "Chicago Ill." registry ovals on registered 2c entire to Clarence Iowa, red "Chicago Ill. Registered Jun. 7 1911" backstamps, vertical file fold at left not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a scarce used multiple on a registered cover

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E. 150-200
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2233
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Sale 1266, Lot 2233, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Schermack Ty. III (371). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, third stamp single hinge mark, others Mint N.H., rich color, right stamp trivial natural inclusion, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

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450
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2234
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Sale 1266, Lot 2234, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (383). Three plate blocks, including top and right imprint, plate no. 5489 and star blocks of six and bottom imprint, plate no. 5489 and star block of eight, original gum, few stamps h.r., few stamps Mint N.H., Very Fine, a desirable group of plate blocks, the right position with 1999 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

Sale 1266, Lot 2234, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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Sale 1266, Lot 2234, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations
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E. 400-500
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2235
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Sale 1266, Lot 2235, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Schermack Ty. III (384). Top imprint, plate no. 5515 and star block of six, original gum, accompanying certificate notes stamps Mint N.H. but we see evidence of either hinging or gum skips, deep rich color, Very Fine, a scarce plate block, with 1999 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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2236
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Sale 1266, Lot 2236, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. I, IV, Schermack Ty. III (482, 532). Combination paste-up pair, left stamp No. 532, original gum, h.r., stripped so that right stamp is higher than left, trivial gum soak at bottom between stamps from creation of the paste-up, not noted on certificate, Very Fine, an extremely rare and unusual combination paste-up pair, paste-ups are made from joining different sheets together, this pair from two distinctly different issues is truly remarkable, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value $2,250.00 as paste-up strip of four

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E. 400-500
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2237
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2237, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Type III Perforations (482A). Full to large margins all around, part of stamp from adjoining row shows in top margin, Schermack Type III hyphen-hole perfs well clear of design on both sides, intense shade characteristic of Type Ia, tied by neatly applied "Milwaukee Wis. Feb. 17 3PM 1920" wavy-line machine cancel on window envelope with Holeproof Hosiery Co. corner card

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP ON A PRISTINE COMMERCIAL COVER. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 47 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE, ON OR OFF COVER. THIS IS THE FINEST AND EARLIEST OF THREE RECORDED SCOTT 482A COVERS AND, IN OUR OPINION, IT IS ONE OF THE TOP TEN MOST IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELIC ITEMS IN EXISTENCE.

Scott 482A, like its more famous predecessor, Scott 314A, was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off. Under these circumstances, the condition of this single stamp, with intact perfs on both sides, is truly remarkable. Unlike Scott 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, and, therefore, has a very small survival rate.

Our census of Scott 482A, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/US/Scott/482A , records three singles on separate covers, the unique used pair and 42 used singles, for a total of 47 genuine stamps. A single with original gum and apparently imperforate has been certified as Scott 482A with perforations trimmed off, but most specialists agree it is a trimmed copy of Scott 500 (see Belasco book, p. 35). Removing redundant items from our list, we feel justified in ranking this cover among the Top Ten most important 20th Century United States philatelic items in existence.

Census no. 482A-COV-03. Ex "Isleham" (Siegel 1986 Ameripex sale) and Dr. Martin. With 1967 and 1988 P.F. certificates. Scott value $70,000.00 on cover.

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E. 50,000-75,000
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2238
 
Sale 1266, Lot 2238, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations3c Violet, Ty. I, Schermack Ty. III (483). With perfin control pattern, bright shade, bold strike of registry oval cancel, few creases and tears at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with the perforated control

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500
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2239
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Sale 1266, Lot 2239, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. V, Schermack Ty. III (533). Pair with right selvage, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, ex Grunin

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425
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2240
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Sale 1266, Lot 2240, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. V, Schermack Ty. III (533). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine and attractive, with 1976 P.F. certificate

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2,000
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2241
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Sale 1266, Lot 2241, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Schermack Ty. III (534B). Pair with guide line at left, original gum, h.r., right stamp thin spot, Fine appearance, scarce, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

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1,400
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2242
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2242, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Schermack Ty. III (534B). Six covers, including five with singles, last with two which originally formed a pair but one cut into -- must have been from a machine jam -- five with company return address so commercial uses, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine group, four with certificates, Scott value $2,700.00

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E. 750-1,000
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2243
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Sale 1266, Lot 2243, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Deep Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, left stamp tiny thin speck, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1974 A.P.S. certificate

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450
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2244
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Sale 1266, Lot 2244, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Deep Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Paste-up pair with plate no. 15490 under the paste-up, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, ex Cline, with 2014 P.F. certificate

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425
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2245
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Sale 1266, Lot 2245, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Mint N.H. paste-up strip of four, left pair with plate no. 15453 on paste-up tab, natural gum skips, Fine-Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott value as a hinged strip without premium for the plate number

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900
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2246
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Sale 1266, Lot 2246, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Deep Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14159 block of six, deep rich color, Schermack perfs on bottom row shifted to bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2247
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Sale 1266, Lot 2247, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1c Deep Green, Schermack Ty. III (575). Rich color, tied by "Chicago Ill." machine cancel on postcard for Lee manufacturing Co. to Macon Ga., postcard with few edge bends, Very Fine and colorful, ex Dr. Agris

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E. 200-300
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2248
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Sale 1266, Lot 2248, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Schermack Ty. III (576). Center line block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp barely hinged, radiant color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful position block which is unlisted in Scott, with 1992 P.F. certificate, Scott value as an arrow block $400.00

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E. 200-300
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2249
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Sale 1266, Lot 2249, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Carmine, Schermack Ty. III (577). Bottom plate no. 14197 block of six, original gum, center stamps h.r., radiant color, Very Fine and choice, a rare plate block, perhaps two or three are known, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2250
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Sale 1266, Lot 2250, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Black, Harding, Schermack Ty. III (611). Tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 30 1-P.M. 1927" machine slogan cancel for citizen's military training camps on C. E. Nickles corner card cover to Cleveland O., showing clear Schermack perfs that are intact at left and show full holes at right

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN OR EIGHT REPORTED COVERS WITH THE 2-CENT HARDING TYPE III SCHERMACK PRIVATE AFFIXING MACHINE PERFORATIONS.

Used examples of the 2c Harding with Schermack Type III perforations are extremely rare, with seven or eight covers reported by Belasco. The Schermack stamps were intended to be used in affixing machines, which applied a single stamp to each envelope. However, all of the known 2c Harding covers were prepared by manually attaching the stamps.

Scott value $6,000.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2251
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Sale 1266, Lot 2251, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Black, Harding, Schermack Ty. III (611). Guide line strip of four, original gum, barely hinged, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

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450
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2252
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Sale 1266, Lot 2252, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations2c Black, Harding, Schermack Ty. III (611). Block of eight with vertical guide line, Mint N.H. except top right stamp lightly hinged, deep shade, Very Fine and choice, ex Cline, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott value as two blocks of four

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E. 400-500
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2253
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Sale 1266, Lot 2253, The Schermack Company, Type III Perforations1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Schermack Ty. III (631). Mint N.H. cross-gutter block of eight, rough Ty. III perforations as seen in both of the two known multiples, Very Fine and extremely rare, normally the 1-1/2c Harding flat plate issue (Scott 576) was commonly used to produce Schermack Ty. III coils, evidently a supply of the rotary press issue (Scott 631) was supplied in 1926 and it is believed that only a few test sheets of this issue were perforated with the Schermack Ty. III perforations, as the result was unsatisfactory (clearly evident in this block), none were used in actual affixing machines, ex Cohen, unlisted in Scott

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E. 750-1,000
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