Sale 753

Lot 4890


1923, 1¢ Franklin, rotary press coil waste (Scott 594), a spectacular example of this great rarity, as perfectly centered as they can come, fresh with nice wavy-line c.d.s. cancel, Extremely Fine, Scott values are for examples with perforations just touching one frameline—this is a far superior, a Solo Top of the Pop; SMQ values a grade of 90, but none are listed in PSE's Population Report (their highest grade are two 85s) and the finest centerred example we have had the pleasure to offer, this example would grace and highlight the finest of collections, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90; $90,000.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $75,000 - 100,000

Printed rotary, this stamp was perforated gauge 11 on a machine designed for flat plate printings. This production anomaly led to poor centering on the issue due to the difference between the flat and rotary plate sizes. Distributed normally to Post Offices, this variety was not reported for some time—making this one of the rarest US stamps.

Opening Bid $37,500    
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