Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Washington-Franklin and Panama Pacific Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
194
nh
Sale 1224, Lot 194, Washington-Franklin and Panama Pacific Issues4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, deep rich color on nicely blued paper, long and full perforations

FRESH AND FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER. WE HAVE OFFERED ONLY TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLES SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,400 (eleven sheets) of the 4c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).

We have offered only two Mint N.H. singles since keeping computerized records. The most recent was in our 2009 Whitman sale, which had similar top selvage with the plate number. The other was offered in our 2007 sale of the "Scarsdale" collection and was graded 75. Two are contained in the unique imprint and plate number strip of three, which is unlikely to be broken.

With 1999 and 2019 P.F. certificates

80,000
19,500