Regency-Superior sells Grant Schermack, new Marshall error

May 1, 2014, 3 AM

Regency-Superior held a sale of United States stamps at the St. Louis Stamp Expo on March 22-23. A preview of the auction appeared in Linn’s March 10 issue.

Among the top items was a used example of the 1908 4¢ Grant imperforate stamp (Scott 314A) with experimental rectangular perforating holes at right applied by the Schermack company, a maker of stamp vending and affixing equipment. It sold for $27,370 (all Regency-Superior results include 19 percent buyer’s premium).

An unused, lightly hinged example of the 1909 4¢ Washington on bluish paper (Scott 360), part of a special issue of fewer than 100 examples, sold for $21,420. An unused 1901 4¢ Pan-American Exposition inverted-center stamp (296a) went for $16,660.

An unused 1867 15¢ Lincoln stamp with an experimental E grill (Scott 91) sold for $8,330, while a newly-discovered double-impression error of the 1967 20¢ George C. Marshall stamp (Scott 1289c), the right-hand stamp of a mint pair certified last year, sold for $595.

The unique horizontal pair of the 1938 6¢ Eagle airmail stamp, imperforate between (Scott C23b) did not find a buyer.