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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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1918-1923 Issues

Lots 2251-2259

Lot 2251    

1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11, o.g., never hinged, rich bright color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 519    $850.

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Lot 2252    

1918, $5 deep green & black, o.g., never hinged, precision centering with large evenly balanced margins all around, rich deep colors and exceptional Post Office freshness, Superb; with 2016 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (98, SSV $2,150).
Scott No. 524    $360.

A MAGNIFICENT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $5 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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Lot 2253    

1919, 3¢ Victory, deep red violet shade, right margin single, o.g., never hinged, rich true deep red violet, F.-V.F., very scarce; with photocopy of 1978 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott No. 537a    $2,300.

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Current Opening Bid: $325

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Lot 2254    

1919, 1¢ green, imperf horizontally, top margin plate block of 10, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering, Very Fine.
Scott No. 538a    $1,090.

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Current Opening Bid: $130

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Lot 2255    

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type II, rotary coil waste, perf 11 x 10, top margin plate no. "7463" and "S 20" block of 4, full o.g., bright vivid color on fresh paper, usual centering for this notoriously off-centered issue, Fine; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 539    $17,500 for the grade of fine.

AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1919 2¢ TYPE II ROTARY COIL WASTE ISSUE - ONLY A HANDFUL OF EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

This series was issued in June of 1919 and is the result of 170 subject coil sheets which had been perforated 10 vertically, but were remainders or and oversupply. The sheets were taken and perforated 11 horizontally on a flat plate perforator and issued in sheets of 170 subjects. Many sheets were defective as far as coil production was concerned but could be saved as sheet stamps. Two plates were used in the production of the 2¢ type II issues, plate "7462" and "7463" which both bear the "S 20" imprint.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,700

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Lot 2256    

1921, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, perf 10 x 11, imperf between, left pair in a corner margin horizontal strip of 3, full o.g., imperf pair exceptionally well centered with evenly balanced margins around, bold color, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the rarest imperf between errors, ex-Whitman and "Sirron"; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 543a    $5,000.

REGARDED AS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 1921 1¢ ROTARY COIL WASTE IMPERF BETWEEN VARIETY - WITH ONLY FOUR SUCH PAIRS RECORDED.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,100

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Lot 2257 o   

1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, neat duplex cancel, perfectly centered amid wide well balanced margins, strong color, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 544    $3,750.

WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1923 1¢ PERF 11 ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

A small quantity of 1¢ Rotary Press stamps was perforated 11 at the end of 1922, using remainder sheets from the earlier printings that were normally perforated in 10 gauge or 11/10 compound gauge. Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are off-center or have been damaged as a result of lower production standards and poor handling. The issue normally comes with much narrower margins at sides. The example offered here, with wide margins all around, is certainly one of the finest copies in existence.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,250

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Lot 2258    

1920, $2 carmine & black, top left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering with large beautifully balanced margins encompassing, rich vivid colors, a Superb jumbo; with 2017 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (98J, SSV $2,250 for only 98).
Scott No. 547    $270.

A STUNNING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 $2 CARMINE & BLACK HIGH VALUE - CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXTANT.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,600

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Lot 2259    

1920, $2 carmine & black, o.g., never hinged, well centered amid large margins, rich colors on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott No. 547    $270.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lots 2251-2259

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