Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Washington-Franklin Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
242
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Sale 1068, Lot 242, Washington-Franklin Issues10c Yellow, Coil (356). Guide line pair, right stamp Mint N.H., left stamp lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually choice centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356, WITH ONE MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

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 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $16,000.00 does not take into consideration the one Mint N.H. stamp)

16,000
12,500