Lot 19941908 Imperforate Issue Post Office Announcement, printed announcement from Office of 3rd PMG Office dated Mar. 13th 1909 announcing the issuance of "Unperforated Postage Stamps" in sheets of 400 stamps, these were used primarily by private vending companies for making private perforated coils for use in vending and affixing machines, but were also purchased by private individuals and used on mailings, Very Fine.
Scott No. 343 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 19951908, 1¢ green, imperf, right plate number "4980" block of six with small solid star and Bureau imprint, full margins, deep color, o.g., gum crease, couple small stain spots in margin, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of the small solid star plate block.
Scott No. 343 $675.
From February 1909, sheets had vertical gutters 3mm wide in the outer columns and 2mm wide in the inner columns. These plates were identified with a solid or open star in the margin and are called star plates.
Lot 19961908, 1¢ green, imperf, left plate number "4906" and imprint block of 12 showing long line of siderographer's initials at left, couple small tears in margin, tied by "Detroit, Mich. / Grand River Sta." framed cancel on reverse of 2¢ entire addressed to Midland City Mich., "Grand River Sta. Dec 20, 1909" 1549A registry label affixed; prepaid the 2¢ letter rate plus 10¢ registry fee, Very Fine, an early use of the 1549A registry label.
Scott No. 343 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 19971908, 1¢ green, imperf, two singles on front and block of 12 on reverse with large margins, singles tied by purple "Oakland, Cal. Registered Nob 13 1909" cds on cover to Columbus Oh., block tied by magenta Columbus (11.18) and purple Columbus Station A (11.19) cds on reverse; prepaid double the 2¢ letter rate plus 10¢ registry fee, Very Fine, This is the largest reported usage on cover (14 total).
Scott No. 343 Estimate $100 - 150.