Lot 2217 o1908, 4¢ brown, imperf, wavy line machine cancel, margins huge showing full Schermack type III perfs and guideline at right to just shaving design at lower left, rich deep color, F.-V.F.; with P.F. certificate #43890 which states "Genuine" & as does 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 314A $50,000.
A VERY RARE AND CHOICE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 4¢ IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK TYPE III PERFORATIONS - WITH ONLY FORTY TWO USED EXAMPLES RECORDED AND THE ONLY USED EXAMPLE BEARING A GUIDELINE.
In April of 1908, the Schermack Company received orders of a 4¢ denomination from two of their Detroit clients, the Burroughs Adding Machine Company and the Hamilton Carbardt Company. Altogether, 10,000 stamps were ordered and 25 sheets were sent by the Bureau without perforations on May 12th, 1908.
According to the Siegel Census, only 32 used singles are recorded. Only eleven of these are deemed sound.