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The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues continued...

1908-12 Perf 12 Horizontal Coils, Double-Line Watermark (Scott 352-356) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2367   Image5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, neat parallel bars cancel, choice centering and margins, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE USED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 355. THIS XF 90 GRADED PAIR SITS ATOP THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT.

With 1997 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,150.00). Collectors waiting for a 95 or 98 graded used pair of Scott 355 may be in for a very long wait. Since this pair was graded XF 90 in 2005, no other pairs or line pairs have achieved a higher grade, or even equaled this grade. The highest graded used guide line pair is 70. (Image)

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$ 875.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
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2368   Image5c Blue, Coil (355). Exceptionally precise centering with wide margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, wavy-line machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 355, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO THIS ISSUE IN ANY FORMAT OR CONDITION.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). A total of eight used examples have been graded by P.S.E. This example is the highest graded with only one other equal. The next highest is 90. These two used singles are the only examples of Scott 355 graded 98 in any condition or format (Image)

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$ 300.00

SOLD for $4,000.00
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2369 og Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Guide line strip of four, lightly hinged, classic bright color of this rare and elusive coil, nicely centered

VERY FINE. A RARE GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed. Most guide line strips have been broken to feed collector demand for guide line pairs and singles.

Ex Curtis. With 2005 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates. Scott Retail as guide line pair and two singles. (Image)

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$ 22,500.00

SOLD for $10,500.00
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2370 og Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually choice centering with wide margins, small "SS & CCO" (Scott Stamp & Coin Co.) in magenta ink on gum of each stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $16,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a guide line pair of Scott 356 and it is shared by only one other (Image)

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$ 16,000.00

SOLD for $7,000.00
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2371 nh Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H. pair, wide margins and well-centered, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $14,500.00). Only one Mint N.H. pair of Scott 356 grades higher -- the 95 offered in our Whitman and "Golden Oak" sales. This VF 80 graded pair is the next highest and is the only example in this grade. (Image)

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$ 17,500.00

SOLD for $13,000.00
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2372 nh Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE. A RARE CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

Ex "Cloudrest". With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $6,850.00). This is the only graded Mint N.H. single of Scott 356 in the P.S.E. Population Report. We are confused by the SMQ value, which is less than Scott Retail for Very Fine and much less than the $11,000 hammer that this example realized the last time it was sold (Siegel Sale 1033, lot 4199) (Image)

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$ 8,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
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2373   Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, vivid color, two neat strikes of Washington D.C. double oval cancel

FINE. ONLY FIFTEEN GENUINE USED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356, ARE RECORDED.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

Our census of Scott No. 356 in used multiples, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/US/Scott/356 , contains 15 pairs, one strip of four and two strips of three. Four of the extant used pairs originated on the same cover, which was prepared by Henry Hammelman and mailed in August 1911 from Washington D.C. (this pair was positions 8 and 9 from the strip of 11 on that cover). A guide line pair has been certified as genuine, but the cancel needs to be reexamined to see if it is one of the fakes produced during the last 25 years.

Census No. 356-CAN-PR-14. Ex Curtis. With 1960, 2000 and 2015 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75). With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the only graded used pair of Scott 356 in the P.S.E. Population Report (Image)

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$ 15,000.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
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2374   Image10c Yellow, Coil (356). Bright color, choice centering and margins for this exceedingly difficult used coil, Orangeburg N.Y. duplex cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 1987 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,600.00). This is the highest graded used example of Scott 356 in any format and it is equaled by no others. The highest graded pair is the 70 offered in the previous lot (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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