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 2654, 1918-20 Offset Imperforate Issue (Scott 533-534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Block of four with huge 25mm right sheet margin, large margins other sides, intense shade and impression clearly showing the Ty. VII characteristics, bold strikes of "Chicago Ill. Hyde Park Sta. Dec. 27, 1921 9 AM" duplex cancels, some slight wrinkling which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED SHEET-MARGIN BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII OFFSET IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

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. This is the only block we have offered since our 2001 Twigg-Smith sale.

Ex Curtis. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ). The Scott Catalogue prices two used pairs higher than a used block -- which is considerably rarer. Scott Retail as two used pairs

9,000
3,000