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Sale 1202 — The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Category — 1914 Perf 10 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 443-447)

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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2508, 1914 Perf 10 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 443-447)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, mathematically perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 447 HAS RECEIVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 5c Perf 10 flat plate coil was among the last coils to be issued before the rotary press coils began to take their place. Strangely, while the issue date for Scott 447 is July 30, 1914, the earliest documented use listed in Scott is May 9, 1916 -- after the EDU for the rotary press 5c coil, Scott 458, which is known used a month earlier.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $8,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 447 guide line pair and it has been equaled by only one other

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