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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
370
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 370, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia, Imperforate (482A). Intact Schermack perfs at right and with easily discernible Schermack perfs at left, brilliant color, neat wavy-line machine cancel leaves design clearly visible

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 482A, WHICH IS ONE OF THE RAREST 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY 46 ARE RECORDED, AND ALL BUT ONE ARE USED.

Scott 482A, like its slightly 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. 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 our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/482A , records three covers, one unused single (perfs trimmed on both sides), a used pair and 40 used singles for a total of 46 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side. The example offered here, in sound condition and with the Schermack perfs visible on both sides, should be considered desirable.

Census No. 482A-CAN-30. With 1974 and 2001 P.F. certificates

65,000
20,000
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