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Sale 725

The MLG Collection


Printing Errors
 
 
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Lot 298

1904, 1¢ Louisiana Purchase, "Crazy" perfs (Scott 323 vars.), a corner margin single and a corner margin pair, both with extra perforations caused by fold-overs; the single is lightly hinged in the selvage only, the pair is mostly without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $475.
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Lot 299

1904, 1¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 323 var.), a pristine top sheet margin imprint & plate no. 2138 strip of 5 with a second group of five rows of vertical perforations in the top selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 300
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1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, perforation varieties (Scott 324 vars.), four singles, two pairs and a block of 4; includes some spectacular double perfs and a nice fold-over "zig-zag", o.g., most never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 301

1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, imperf horizontally (Scott 324a), right sheet margin pair, position 5/10, o.g.; top stamp with diagonal crease part way across from the right a small sealed tear at the upper left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

According to an article in Sloane's Column of February 8, 1958, the single recorded pane of 50 of this error was reportedly discovered within about six weeks of issue. It was purchased from a postal clerk in Cleveland, Ohio by prominent Cleveland collector, A.W. Weigel, who was secretary-treasurer of the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club and owner of the Ohio Stamp Co. He was also, according to the article, a "postal carrier". Weigel kept the pane intact and eventually sold it to famed collector George H. Worthington, also of Cleveland, reportedly for $100. The pane remained in Worthington's collection until 1917, when the collection was sold by J. C. Morgenthau & Co. The pane was divided prior to the sale, in order to allow multiple collectors to obtain examples of the error. 13 pairs from the pane were offered in the Morganthau auction, while the remaining 12 pairs were sold privately
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Realized $9,000.
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Lot 302

1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, imperf horizontally (Scott 324a), right sheet margin pair, position 15/20, o.g., fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

According to an article in Sloane's Column of February 8, 1958, the single recorded pane of 50 of this error was reportedly discovered within about six weeks of issue. It was purchased from a postal clerk in Cleveland, Ohio by prominent Cleveland collector, A.W. Weigel, who was secretary-treasurer of the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club and owner of the Ohio Stamp Co. He was also, according to the article, a "postal carrier". Weigel kept the pane intact and eventually sold it to famed collector George H. Worthington, also of Cleveland, reportedly for $100. The pane remained in Worthington's collection until 1917, when the collection was sold by J. C. Morgenthau & Co. The pane was divided prior to the sale, in order to allow multiple collectors to obtain examples of the error. 13 pairs from the pane were offered in the Morganthau auction, while the remaining 12 pairs were sold privately
.
Realized $16,000.
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Lot 303

1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, imperf horizontally (Scott 324a), a bright, fresh block of 4, positions 13-14/18-19, o.g., lightly hinged at top, Choice Very Fine.
Scott $55,000.
Estimate $50,000 - 75,000

According to an article in Sloane's Column of February 8, 1958, the single recorded pane of 50 of this error was reportedly discovered within about six weeks of issue. It was purchased from a postal clerk in Cleveland, Ohio by prominent Cleveland collector, A.W. Weigel, who was secretary-treasurer of the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club and owner of the Ohio Stamp Co. He was also, according to the article, a "postal carrier". Weigel kept the pane intact and eventually sold it to famed collector George H. Worthington, also of Cleveland, reportedly for $100. The pane remained in Worthington's collection until 1917, when the collection was sold by J. C. Morgenthau & Co. The pane was divided prior to the sale, in order to allow multiple collectors to obtain examples of the error. 13 pairs from the pane were offered in the Morganthau auction, while the remaining 12 pairs were sold privately
.
Realized $42,500.
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