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Lot #170

United States 1908 Coil Stamps

1908 2c carmine, perf. 12 vertically, tied by Indianapolis (December 20) cancel on Special Delivery cover to A.M. Travers in Washington, with hand-written note by Travers attached at left, stamp with a tear and light horizontal crease, pair of 5c blue imperforate (Scott 315) removed, otherwise fine appearance, ex-Grunin, with 1954 PFC (showing the cover intact with pair of 315) and 2019 PFC. One of only two covers known, both from Indianapolis (there are no known used singles off cover). The other cover is ex-Zoellner and more recently ex-Gross ($260,000 hammer). A major 20th Century U.S. rarity (last offered in Robert A Siegel Grunin sale, November 1971)
Envelope
Catalog #321
Catalog Value $250,000

Price Realized
$72,500.00

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