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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 — 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2557
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2557, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, bright color, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat Detroit registry oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN, AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST.

Our informal search of used joint line pairs of this issue found fewer than ten, several of which have faults.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair and it is shared by no others. The next highest grade is 70

3,000
1,600
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