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Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 July, 2019

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
475
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 475, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, brilliant color, choice centering for this difficult issue, bold strikes of registry oval cancels, showing joint line at top

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

Ex Hall. With 2003 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $5,000.00). We feel the P.S.E. grade on this is particularly stingy -- though this is still the second highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report (highest is 80).

5,250
3,500
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