Sale 1251 — The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 March, 2022

Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)

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Sale 1251, Lot 1309, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, full and beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

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.

Ex Laehder. With 1988 P.F. (for pair) and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a single in any gum condition and it is shared by only two others.

3,250
5,000