Deep blue, dark blue.
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Subject: Chief Hollow Bear
Perforations: 11 x 10½
Number issued: 35,244,000
Scott #: 695
Issued: September 8th, 1931
25¢ - 50¢
No postmark with gum (MH)
$2 - $3.50
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
$5 - $10
A first day cover of #695, dated September 8th, 1931
#695 was issued with the following plate #'s
A perforator used on rotary press stamps
Previous stamps of this denomination had been printed with the flat plate and perforated 11. For some time the lower values had been printed on the rotary press with a 11 x 10½. It was now time to bring the values above 10¢ to have the same.
Along with the 11¢ and the 13¢ this value had little demand and used copies are less common than mint copies.
The source photograph of Chief Hollow Bear (Matȟó Héȟloǧeča) used in the vignette
Large proof on india die sunk on card