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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-22
The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues
2574
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2574, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, large margins to full, bright color, light strike of oval registry cancel, Fine, very rare in used form, ex Hall, with 1991, 2002 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,350.00), this is the only graded used pair of Scott 459 in the P.S.E. Population Report

3,500
1,300
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 703, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, large margins to full, bright color, light strike of registry oval cancel, Very Fine, very rare in used form, with 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 405, 1914-16 Rotary Press Issues (Scott 448-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Joint line pair, December 1914 duplex cancel, brilliant color, light vertical crease in the right margin not affecting design

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE COIL, SCOTT 459. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY JOINT LINE PAIR WITH A CONFIRMED CONTEMPORARY CANCELLATION. THIS WAS THE FIRST ROTARY PRESS COIL TO BE ISSUED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY PHILATELY.

According to information in both the Johl and Armstrong books, the 2c imperforate coil, Scott 459, was actually the first rotary press coil to be issued, prior to Scott Nos. 448-458. Armstrong notes that 21,000 imperforate horizontal coils were ordered by the U.S. Automatic Vending Machine Company, which consisted of fourteen rolls of 1,000 and fourteen rolls of 500. These were intended for private use. No notice was given or mentioned that this order was filled with the new rotary press stamps, and so its existence went unnoticed. They were issued on June 30, 1914.

Its existence was not "discovered" until 1917, after all but two rolls (one of 1,000 and one of 500) had been used for postage. These two rolls were discovered by noted dealer Philip H. Ward, Jr. in Washington D.C., and it is likely that he used some on mail, as examples are known with either a nondescript wavy-line machine cancel or cancels dated after 1917. This is also the source of virtually all known unused examples. The example offered here, with a clear December 1914 cancel, predates the philatelic discovery of this unusual coil. This is therefore a number of firsts:

* The only recorded genuine used joint line pair of this coil

* The earliest documented use of this rare coil.

* The first Rotary Press printing of any kind to be issued (earlier than Scott 448-458)

* The only rotary press coil to be issued in imperforate form

With 1981 and 2009 P.F. certificates.

21,000
55,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2002-09-18
U.S. Stamps & Covers
 
Sale Number 848, Lot Number 2225, Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 443 to 461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Well-centered with even margins, light non-contemporary double oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,100
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2001-04-10
The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 451, 1912-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 459 to 461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Ample margins to large at bottom, rich color, neat strike of machine cancel, small corner crease at top right, otherwise Fine, scarce used single, with 1986 P.F. certificate

950
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
1989-04-15
1989 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 708, Lot Number 374, 20th Century up to 1917 Issue2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Imperforate Coil (459). Horizontal Pair, Light Machine pmk., Fresh and Fine, Quite Rare with Contemporary Cancel, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,750
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