Lot 2050 o1914, 1¢ green, perf 12x10, centered to right, inverted "Chicago Illinois" precancel, creased and thinned, Fine appearance; with 1977 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 423A $7,500.
Lot 2051 o1914, 1¢ green, perf 10x12, deep rich color on bright white paper, neat "Dayton Ohio" precancel, F.-V.F.; with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 423D $15,000.
A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 1¢ PERF 10 X 12 ISSUE.
The Siegel census of Scott 423D contains 36 used stamps. All the genuine stamps are used, including 30 with the Dayton precancel.
Lot 20521914, 1¢ green, paper fold-over, lower left corner margin block of four, fold-over prior to printing and perforating showing rest of missing design on reverse, some excess ink in top left stamp, o.g., reverse with couple stain spots, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 424 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2053 /1914, 1¢ green, imperf horizontally, vertical strip of three, light natural gum crease at top left, o.g., bottom pair never hinged, small gum crease top left, Fine.
Scott No. 424c $6,000 as one and half pairs.
A VERY SCARCE PERFORATION ERROR, PARTICULARLY IN A MULTIPLE LARGER THAN A PAIR.
Lot 2054 BK1914, 1¢ green, fold-over after printing and perforating, booklet pane of six, top left folded over creating large corner, rich color, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 424d Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2055 BK1914, 1¢ green, pre-print paper-fold, booklet pane of six, horizontal fold in bottom pair, rich color, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 424d Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2056 BKo1914, 1¢ green, booklet pane of six, position H with guideline at right, each with "Coffeeville Kans" precancel (PSS style 577), well centered, Very Fine, One of only two recorded precancelled panes.
Scott No. 424d Estimate $300 - 400.
The very scarce Coffeeville style 577 precancel is a 25-subject (5 x 5) flat rubber handstamp with with an authorization shipping date of August 22, 1924. The pane shows fill or partial imprints of 8 subject of the 25. We have have not seen an example used on cover.
Lot 20571914, 1¢ green, used with 2¢ carmine, both tied by "Port Arthur, Tex. Dec 18 - 17" machine cancel after arriving on a non-contract ship, pencil "Ship Mail, Due 2c", addressed to New York City, upon arrival 2¢ postage due added and tied by New York "HT" oval cancel, correct rate for the letter was 2¢ postage doubled = 4¢ to cover the ship letter rate plus 1¢ war rate tax totaled 5¢ and a credit of 3¢ was given, Very Fine.
Scott No. 424d Estimate $500 - 750.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE "SHIP MAIL" RATE IN THE PERIOD OF 1908-1923.
Ship mail is mail that arrived in a port of the United States on private vessels that did not have mail carrying contracts with the Post Office Department. Postal laws as early as the postal resolution of the Continental Congress effective April 15, 1788 provided for additional postage charge and for payment to ship captains for handling ship letters. Laws were still active for such during the Washington-Franklin period.
Lot 2058 BK()1914, 1¢ green, imperf, booklet pane of six, unused as are all of the reported booklet panes, rich color with huge margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice example of this rare imperforate pane., Although there are reportedly 60 recorded examples of this pane, they are rarely offered., ex-Floyd; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 424e $1,650.
THIS IS THE ONLY IMPERFORATE BOOKLET PANE IN U.S. PHILATELY.
This unusual error was first discovered in 1968. For background information, see the George Brett article in the March 1969 Issue of The United States Specialist.
Lot 20591914, 1¢ green, imperf between and straight edge at top, complete sheet of 100 showing the error pair at top right, showing misperforation from fold-over creating the error; top error stamp with small piece out, o.g., never hinged, Fine appearance; with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 424f $13,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ERROR, THIS BEING THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN A COMPLETE PANE.
This perforation error was caused when the sheet was accidentally folded at the corner before going through the perforating machine. This caused the double perforations along the top two stamps at right. The other recorded example of this error is contained in a block of nine (ex-Floyd, Whitman).