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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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1923-2011 Issues

Lots 1848-1857 Lots 1858-1867 Lot 1868

Lot 1848    

1923, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, top plate block of 4, o.g., hinge remnant at top, bottom stamps lightly hinged, extraordinary centering for this very difficult plate block, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine, choice.
Scott No. 578    $1,100.

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Lot 1849 o   

1923, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, light boxed slogan cancel, perfs just into frameline at left, rich bright color, Fine and attractive, Scott catalog value for stamp with perforations just touching frameline on one side; with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 594    $10,500.

A HANDSOME SOUND AND LIGHTLY CANCELED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1923 1¢ GREEN ROTARY COIL WASTE PERF 11 ISSUE.

The coil waste issues came about from the unusable portions (or waste) the derived when producing coils from the horizontal rotary printings. In the case of the 1923 1¢ coil waste (594) the waste had not been previously perforated and therefore were entirely perforated with the flat plate perforator which gauged 11x11. Since the Bureau did not consider this "coil waste" a different issue, no formal announcement was issues prior to their release. It wasn't until 1925 that this issue was discovered in used condition and by the next year only four examples were on record.

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1923, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, light wavy line machine cancel, rich color, perfs in at right, about Fine, Scott catalog value for perforations just touching frameline on one side; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 594    $10,500.

The coil waste issues came about from the unusable portions (or waste) the derived when producing coils from the horizontal rotary printings. In the case of the 1923 1¢ coil waste (594) the waste had not been previously perforated and therefore were entirely perforated with the flat plate perforator which gauged 11x11. Since the Bureau did not consider this "coil waste" a different issue, no formal announcement was issues prior to their release. It wasn't until 1925 that this issue was discovered in used condition and by the next year only four examples were on record.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,800

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1923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, "Kansas City, Mo." Bureau precancel, rich color, centered to right with perfs just touching to clear, light stain in top margin which has been removed, Fine; with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 596    $130,000 for the grade of fine.

AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 1¢ ROTARY SHEET WASTE PERF 11 (SCOTT 596) ISSUE - A GREAT 20TH CENTURY RARITY WITH ONLY FIFTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED.

This is without question the rarest United States issue of the 20th century. It was probably produced during the middle of 1924 however it was only discovered in 1962. This issue was the result of "coil waste" but rather than made from horizontal coil sheets, such as Scott #578-579 and #594-595, this issue was made from vertical coil waste sheets. The difference being in the measurement of the design as the horizontal coil design is wider since the plates have been stretched by curving them in that direction in order to fit the cylinder on the rotary press. In the same fashion, the vertical coil plates were curved in the vertical direction causing the design to stretch vertically.

To date, the Siegel census now contains fifteen examples of this issue of which over half are deemed faulty.

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Current Opening Bid: $125,000

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Lot 1852    

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, types II & I, line pair (left stamp type I, right stamp type II), o.g., never hinged, rich color, P.O. fresh, F.-V.F.; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 599A,599    $1,350.

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Current Opening Bid: $220

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Lot 1853    

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet, excellent centering throughout, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 630    $575.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1854    

1932, 2¢ carmine, offset litho forgery, block of 6, o.g., five stamps never hinged, centering as always, bright and fresh, Fine, a very rare multiple and may well be one of the largest multiples known.
Scott No. 634(CF1)    $900 for block of 4.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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Lot 1855    

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II, o.g., never hinged, rich color and well centered, Very Fine and choice; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 634A    $600.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 1856    

1928, 2¢ dark carmine, rotary, type II, left margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, deep color, Fine, very uncommon in the dark carmine shade; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 634A    $2,400 for singles.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 1857    

1929, Kans., 1¢ to 10¢ complete, 13 complete sets, o.g., never hinged, all fresh with strong colors, generally F.-V.F.
Scott No. 658-668    $5,610.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lots 1848-1857 Lots 1858-1867 Lot 1868

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