Lot 4211 o1909, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil, guide line pair, wavy line machine cancel, choice centering, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine, an extremely rare used line pair bearing a neat unobtrusive cancellation; with 1993, 2001 & 2017 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 354 $2,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1909 4¢ WASHINGTON HORIZONTAL COIL.
Lot 42121914, 5¢ blue, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered within large evenly balanced margins, strong color and sharp impression, Post Office fresh, a Superb gem; with 2020 Crowe certificate Graded (Gem 100, SSV $1,950 for 98).
Scott No. 428 $75.
A SUPERB GEM MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 5¢ WATERMARKED ISSUE - ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
Lot 42131914, 2¢ carmine, vertical flat plate coil, o.g., never hinged, mathematically precise centering, radiant color and pristine freshness, a Superb jumbo gem, the highest and sole example to receive this ultimate grade; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100J, SMQ $500 for 100).
Scott No. 442 $23.
CERTAINLY ONE - IF NOT THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 2¢ WASHINGTON VERTICAL FLAT PLATE COIL ISSUE.
Lot 4214 o1914, 3¢ violet, horizontal flat plate coil, pair, light unobtrusive duplex cancels, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, rich bright color, Superb, the sole used pair to receive this grade with one higher (next highest a 95); with 2012 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $3,350).
Scott No. 445 $750.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED PAIR OF THE 1914 3¢ WASHINGTON HORIZONTAL FLAT PLATE COIL ISSUE.
Lot 42151917, $5 light green, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered, brilliant color on crisp white paper, a Superb gem, one of fifteen never hinged examples to grade as such with none grading higher; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $2,750).
Scott No. 480 $375.
A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST MINT NEVER HINGED GRADE AWARDED.
Lot 42161917, $5 light green, top margin plate no. "8016" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, beautifully fresh with wide margins, wide top margin selvage, rich bold color, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 480 $5,000.
A HANDSOME AND SCARCE NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $5 MARSHALL PLATE BLOCK.
Lot 4217 o1920, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, imperf, wavy line machine cancel, margins large showing the Schermack type III perfs at left and well clear at right showing the complete design (extremely rare as such), intense deep rose color on bright paper, small corner crease in margin at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine; with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 482A $65,000.
A HANDSOME AND DESIRABLE FULL MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2¢ TYPE IA IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK TYPE III PRIVATE PERFORATIONS.
Scott 482A was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its patented stamp-affixing machines. The Schermack "Sealer and Stamper" machine typically applied stamps one at a time, and, in most cases, the hyphen-hole perfs on one side would be cut off as a result of the cutting blade not aligning with the space between stamps. The release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, resulting in a very small survival rate.
Lot 4218 BK1917, 2¢ rose, type I, A.E.F. booklet pane of 30, o.g., never hinged, remarkable centering throughout for this notoriously off-centered pane, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful example of this booklet pane rarity, it is believed that approximately only twenty examples are in existence; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 499f $29,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 2¢ A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE - BELIEVED TO BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.
This pane has been noted to have a slight trace of hinging, contradicting the accompanying P.F. certificate which states it is never hinged. After careful examination, we feel the P.F. certificate is correct in it's "never hinged" opinion. Despite this reflection, this pane sold in the R.A. Siegel #881 sale (09/21/2004) for $30,000 hammer versus a $28,000 catalog value.