Sale 1202 — The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Category — 1918-20 Offset Imperforate Issue (Scott 533-534B)

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Sale 1202, Lot 2651, 1918-20 Offset Imperforate Issue (Scott 533-534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. vertical pair with horizontal guide line, huge margins including wide right margin with full arrow, vivid color, absolutely pristine

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND VERY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED POSITION PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public. Mint N.H. pairs do not come to market very often. The guide line and arrow pair offered here is particularly choice. We are not sure why it does not grade 98J.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,250.00 for normal pair). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others

6,500
6,500