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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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2653
 
Sale 1202, Lot 2653, 1918-20 Offset Imperforate Issue (Scott 533-534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Horizontal pair with guide line at center, huge even margins all around, brilliant color, smudgy strike of oval duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE OFFSET STAMP, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO A USED PAIR.

Our informal review of auction catalogues and the records of the Philatelic Foundation found four blocks of four and nine pairs, of which only four are sound. The sound example offered here is one of only two used pairs we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). This is one of only two used pairs in this grade, with none higher

4,500
2,200