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2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 554, 20th Century Issues, An especially choice example of the 3¢ Orangeburg coil on cover

3¢ Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), remarkably well-centered for this difficult issue, deep rich color, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. May 22 5PM 1911" wavy-line machine cancel on light bluish gray cover with "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card, typewritten address to a doctor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Very Fine and choice stamp on a cover with usual minor edge wrinkles.

A beautiful example of the rare 3¢ Orangeburg coil on cover. Only 13 covers have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3¢ coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity.

Ex Robert Zoellner. Signed on back by Ezra D. Cole. With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
14,500
United States
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2019-05-22
The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues
2398
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2398, 1910-11 Perf 12 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 387-389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide margins, deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel used at Orangeburg N.Y., completely sound and free of the light creases that often plague this issue

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Many of the existing examples are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are creases or tears.

With 1981 A.P.S., 2012 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $10,000.00)

10,000
10,500
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 461, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Centered to right and with full guideline at left, deep rich color, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. May 4 5PM 1911" wavy-line machine cancel on light gray clasped envelope with "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card to New York City, small tear at top of cover is of no consequence

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON COVER. ONLY 13 ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity.

This May 4, 1911 date is early for the Orangeburg coil. The presence of the guideline is also a rare and desirable feature, as no guideline pairs are known.

Signed by Bartels and Sloane. Ex Agris and Dr. Charles E. Test ("Concord" Collection). With 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

27,500
19,500
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 462, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide margins, deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel used at Orangeburg N.Y., faint diagonal crease and small corner flaw at top right as do many

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

This coil was used exclusively by Bell Pharmaceutical Co. in Orangeburg N.Y. to mail physician's samples. Due to their use on mass mailings, many of the existing Orangeburg coils are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are corner creases or tears.

Ex "Golden Oak". With 1976 P.F. certificate

10,000
5,000
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 463, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, centered to top, small corner crease at top right as do many

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. Due to the coil stamps' use on mass mailings, many of the surviving copies are faulty to some extent.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,700
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2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 551, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Choice centering for this difficult issue, neat wavy-lines machine cancel used at Orangeburg N.Y., just a small hinge thin near top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. Due to the coil stamps' use on mass mailings, many of the surviving copies are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are corner creases or tears. This example is better than most.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

10,000
5,000
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2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 552, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, still retains a significant portion of its gum, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. Due to the coil stamps' use on mass mailings, many of the surviving copies are faulty to some extent.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

10,000
5,000
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2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 553, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). True "Orangeburg" Deep Violet color, centered to top, wavy-line machine cancel, small corner crease and two small tears at bottom

FINE APPEARING AND COLLECTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR COIL RARITY.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,700
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2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 336, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Pair, lightly hinged with tiny sliver on left stamp, deep rich color, completely sound

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED PAIR OF THE 1911 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL, SCOTT 389. ONLY TWO UNUSED SINGLES AND SIX UNUSED PAIRS ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production account for their rarity.

A census of the Orangeburg coil, published in The Philatelic Foundation's Opinions VII book, lists two singles and six unused pairs, plus an uncertified unused pair with paste-up at left in the The New York Public Library's Benjamin K. Miller collection (on extended loan to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum). The P.F. census comports with our own, which is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census//us/scott/389 . Of the certified pairs, three are centered strongly to one side.

The pair offered here received its first P.F. certificate in 1961, and was submitted by noted collector A. Richard Engel. It was not included in the 1975 auction of his collection in Europe, so he must have either held it or sold it after getting it certified (his auction did include the pair with plate number paste-up). In 1984 this pair was acquired privately by Joseph E. Lessin, who held it until 2002 when he consigned it to Shreves.

Siegel Census No. 389-OG-PR-02. Ex Engel and Lessin. With 1961, 2002 and 2018 P.F. certificates

250,000
160,000
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2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 337, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide margins, neat wavy-line machine cancel used at Orangeburg N.Y.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBERG COIL. SELDOM FOUND IN THIS SOUND WELL-CENTERED CONDITION.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. Due to the coil stamps' use on mass mailings, many of the surviving copies are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are corner creases or tears. This sound copy is far nicer than most.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

10,000
8,000
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