VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COIL, SCOTT 356.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING PAIRS OF THE 10-CENT 1909 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 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). The highest grade awarded in any category and shared by only one other pair and three singles
FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE 10-CENT PERF 12 COIL, SCOTT 356.
With 1976 and 1993 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.
With clear 1989 P.F. certificate
FINE AND SCARCE PASTE-UP PAIR OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.
This early coil was stripped into rolls by hand. Paste-ups occurred where one strip was joined with the other. Since the Perf 12 coils are so often faked, paste-ups are desirable as evidence of genuineness