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    EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMMERCIALLY USED ORIGINAL HAMMARSKJOLD INVERT

    4c Black, Brown & Yellow, Yellow Inverted (1203a), left margin vertical pair tied by two strikes of Brooklyn October 26, 1962 double-circle datestamp on piece, Very Fine.

    Estimate $2,500-$3,500


    Expertization: 2007 PF Certificate

    THIS PAIR IS AMONG THE FEW SURVIVING EXAMPLES OF A COMMERCIALLY USED ORIGINAL HAMMARSKJOLD INVERT.
    IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE ONLY MULTIPLE.

    As stated in Scott, the 1203a original Hammarskjold invert can only be collected on a cover (or a piece) postmarked before November 16, 1962 (the date the #1204 Hammarskjold Special Printing was issued). The 1204 special printing was issued by the Post Office following the discovery of No. 1203 with the yellow background inverted. While a small quantity of the original exist on first day cover, commercially used examples are extremely rare.




    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    2nd-4th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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