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Auction Date: July 10th, 2019

Cherrystone
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Lot 165 United States 1908-15 Washington Franklin Issue

  • Scott314A
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1908 4c brown, Imperforate, Schermack Type II, horizontal pair, margins clear all around, original gum, h.r., left stamp with tiny marginal nick, right stamp with part paste-up on back, completely sound, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Only 21 unused stamps are recorded, including four pairs and two guide line pairs, this one listed in the Siegel Census 314A-OG-PR3. A major 20th Century United States Rarity (with the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufacturers for supplies of imperforate stamps, which could then be privately perforated to conform to each firm's machine. In May 1908, a supply of 25 sheets (400 stamps per sheet) of the 4c 1902 Issue, without perforations, was delivered to the Schermack Mailing Machine Co. in Detroit. The entire supply was cut into coils with Schermack Type III perforations, designed for the firm's patented affixing machine and delivered to the Winfield Printing Co. for use on mass mailings of advertising material. Approximately 6,000 were used on a mailing for Hamilton Carhartt Manufacturer, and almost all of the 4,000 balance were used on a mailing for Burroughs Adding Machine Co.) (Catalog value $250,000)

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130000.00 USD
(app. 115700 EUR)

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