Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015
Category — 1898 Spanish-American War, Documentary, Proprietary Revenue Issues
FINE CENTERING. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT PROPRIETARY INVERT. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF ALL INVERTS AND REVENUE STAMPS.
Larry Lyons records only seven examples of the 3c Proprietary Invert in his privately published census, all on violet paper (none is known on green paper). At least five have faults or repairs, some of a serious nature. This stamp has a reinforced crease at top right, but is not "repaired" in the true meaning of the word. It is certainly one of the finest appearing of the seven known examples.