Lot 3311918, $2 orange red & black, o.g., lightly hinged, superb centering with evenly balanced oversized margins, bright vibrant orange red color on fresh paper, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, a beautiful large margin gem; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $1,000).
Scott No. 523 $525.
Lot 3321918, $2 orange red & black, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, strong bright colors, Extremely Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 523 $1,150.
Lot 333 o1918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type V, bottom right corner margin block of 4, 1921 Benton Harbor, Mich. duplex cancel, full sheet margins and huge margins around showing small portions of adjacent stamps, rich brilliant color, Superb, a beautiful gem multiple; with 2003 P.F. certificate (mentions "small thin spot in bottom right margin", of which we find no trace).
Scott No. 533 $575.
Lot 334 o1918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type VII, wavy line machine cancel, large well balanced margins, strong bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb, one of only two examples to receive this grade with only two higher, ex-Kirke; with 1977 & 2009 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,000).
Scott No. 534B $1,400.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1918 2¢ OFFSET IMPERFORATE TYPE VII ISSUE.
Lot 3351919, 1¢ gray green, Offset, perf 12½, imperf vertically, block of four, guideline at right, choice centering, o.g., o.g., light vertical crease between stamps, Extremely Fine appearance; signed H F C(olman) handstamp guarantee.
Scott No. 536a $2,200.
A RARE BLOCK CONTAINING TWO PAIRS OF THE 1919 1¢ OFFSET ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
Lot 3361921, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, perf 10 x 11, imperf between, block of six with two pairs at left showing the error and two stamps at right normal, rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, top pair with internal crease, otherwise Very Fine and rare; with 1978 and 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 543a $10,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED IMPERF BETWEEN BLOCK THAT CONTAINS TWO OF THE LESS THAN 10 RECORDED IMPERF BETWEEN HORIZONTAL PAIRS.
We recorded only one other imperf between error block (ex-Whitman, Sirron) that was subsequently broken into two pairs after being auctioned in 2010. This is now the unique block.
Lot 337 o1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, Cleveland, Ohio precancel, strong color, well centered especially for this notoriously off centered sheet waste issue, Very Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 544 $3,750 for the grade of fine.
A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE 1923 1¢ PERF 11 ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.
This rare sheet waste issue is the result of a small stack of 1¢ rotary sheets that were run through the perf 11x11 machine that was being used for the flat plate printings at that time. It was not discovered until 1936 when three used examples came to light.
Lot 3381923, $5 carmine & blue, top upper sheet margin block of 20 with plate numbers and arrow, o.g., never hinged, exceptional overall centering, rich vibrant colors and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 573 $4,930.
A WONDERFUL TOP SHEET MARGIN PLATE BLOCK OF 20 OF THE 1923 $5 LIBERTY ISSUE.
Lot 3391925, 17¢ black, o.g., never hinged, rich color and Post Office fresh, precision centering with large beautifully balanced margins around, a Superb gem, with only seven examples to grade as such with only one higher; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100, SMQ $450).
Scott No. 623 $20.
AMONG THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLES OF THE 1925 17¢ WILSON ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 3401931, 2¢ Yorktown, dark lake & black color error, top margin plate block of 6 with two plate numbers and arrow and "Top" imprint, o.g., never hinged (bottom center stamp with natural gum skips), well centered throughout, rich colors, Very Fine and choice; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 703b $5,000.
A RARE ARROW PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1931 2¢ YORKTOWN IN THE DARK LAKE AND BLACK ERROR OF COLOR.