U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History; The David Mace Collection of U.S. Stamps
April 24-25, 2018

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Lot #2160
United States 1914-17 Issues
1916 2c deep rose, Type Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Type III Private Perforation, deep rich color on bright white paper, centered to left as are virtually all recorded examples, Schermack perforations completely intact at left showing small part of adjoining stamp at left, cancel leaves most of design clearly visible, v.f., with 1986 and 2002 PFCs. One of only 40 recorded examples of this major 20th Century United States rarity, especially rare with such enormous margins around design (Scott's No. 482A, like its more famous predecessor, Scott's 314A, 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. Unlike 314A, the release of imperforate sheets printed from the experimental Type Ia plates escaped the notice of contemporary collectors, which may explain the very sm
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Catalog #482A
Catalog Value $65,000
Price Realized
$25,000.00

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