A STUNNING GENUINE SCOTT #158 USED 1873 CBNC ISSUE. THE BEST PATENT CANCEL WE HAVE HANDLED in 25+ YEARS. Very Simply We are disposing of the Estate from a long-time Dealer who specialized in US Classics and Back-of-Book Issues. We pride ourselves in posting ultra high-resolution scans of the stamp so you can clearly see centering and condition.
We always have a very low price to attract a lot of interest. The overwhelming majority of our listings sell very quickly. We are fortunate that we have many repeat clients who are true experts in their fields. One of these experts was kind enough to complete some research on this stamp, here are his findings. Since you have been helpful in the past, I have additional information.
I finally got confirming information about your stamp with the 8 holes at the show in Chicago. It is attributed to the Gideon B. Massey patent 250,376, Dec 6, 1881. A number of these are incorrectly attributed and even certified as Douglas Patent. There is no Douglas Patent.There are 3 Massey varieties, large holes and 8 or 9 small holes in a circle. They all differ from a direct application of the patent but changes when something was produced are not uncommon. To see the patent, go to pat2pdf. Enter 7 digits, 0250376, fetch, and you should see it. Just giving you some additional info to add to your listing if desired. A word about us, as you may have seen from our listings, we sell larger philatelic and numismatic holdings in conjunction with various Estate Trustees. We enjoy an excellent reputation and we pride ourselves in a very large percentage of repeat buyers for our Estate Collections. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions whatsoever. (INTERNAL USE: Vault/Bin Location: FERN ESTATE DES #1/65A). The item "STUNNING GENUINE SCOTT #158 USED EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR WELL DEFINED PATENT CANCEL" is in sale since Thursday, July 21, 2016.
This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\19th Century\ Used". The seller is "harvard-mba" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.