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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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1918-1923 Issues

Lots 1834-1842

Lot 1834    

1918, $2 orange red & black, full o.g., exceptional centering amid large margins, rich colors and very fresh, Extremely Fine and choice, a stunning high value; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 523    $500.

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Lot 1835 o   

1918, $2 orange red & black, block of 4, Brooklyn, N.Y. town cancels, strong colors, exceptional centering with right stamps amid huge margins, Extremely Fine and choice, certainly one of the finest used block known.
Scott No. 523    $1,300.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 1836    

1918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type V, top margin plate no. "11260" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, large evenly balanced margins, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, a choice offset issue plate block in never hinged condition; with 1995 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 533    $1,800.

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Lot 1837 /   

1918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type VI, top margin plate block of 6, o.g., top center stamp hinged, deep color, large well balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex-Edson Fifield, Dec. 3rd 1957, lot 592.
Scott No. 534A    $400.

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Lot 1838 o   

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type II, rotary coil waste, perf 11 x 10, light town cancels, strong color, Fine; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 539    $17,500.

AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 2¢ TYPE II ROTARY COIL WASTE PERF 11 X 10 ISSUE.

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.

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Current Opening Bid: $5,250

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Lot 1839 o   

1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, wavy line machine cancel, with perfs just clear of design at right, rich color, Fine, an attractive example of this notoriously off-centered sheet waste issue; with 1996 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 544    $3,500 for the grade of fine.

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Lot 1840 o   

1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, wavy line machine cancel, particularly well centered for this notoriously off-centered issue, strong vivid color, Very Fine; with 1956 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 544    $3,500 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.

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Lot 1841 o   

1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, Peoria, Il. precancel, perfs a bit into frameline at bottom, rich bold color, Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 544    $3,500 for the grade of fine.

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.

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Lot 1842    

1921, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, perf 11, top margin plate no. "11766" block of 4 and "S30" imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, strong color, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Kelleher, May 12th 1956, lot 366.
Scott No. 545    $1,100.

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Current Opening Bid: $130

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Lots 1834-1842

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