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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
361
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 361, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, phenomenal centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 445, IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. THIS GUIDE LINE PAIR IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The Perf 10 coils were issued as a middle ground between the previous Perf 12 coils, which separated too easily, and the Perf 8.5 coils, which were too difficult to separate. The Perf 10 Scott 445, printed by flat plate method, has an earliest known date of use of August 13, 1915. The rotary press coils followed shortly thereafter, with the 3c horizontal rotary coil issued in February 1916 (Scott 456). With a relatively short period of production, choice examples of Scott 445 are difficult to find. When you add Mint N.H. gum and the guide line pair format, the degree of difficulty increases exponentially. This superb Mint N.H. guide line pair is easily among the few finest known.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $14,000.00). The highest grade awarded and one of two to achieve it.

2,600
9,500
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