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Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — 1902-08 Issue, Including the Rare Coils

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
524
og
Sale Number 804, Lot Number 524, 1902-08 Issue, Including the Rare Coils1c Blue Green, Vertical Coil (316), 1c Blue Green, Vertical Coil (316)1c Blue Green, Vertical Coil (316). Pair, full original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-centered for this difficult issue, few perf separations expertly reinforced

VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE. OUR CENSUS RECORDS ONLY TWELVE UNUSED PAIRS AND ONE UNUSED SINGLE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE PAIR OF ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILATELY.

Armstrong, in his book United States Coil Issues 1906-38, recorded 33 stamps in total certified by the Philatelic Foundation. Our census of Scott 316 (see Appendix, p. 384) records twelve unused pairs and an unused single, for a total of 25 stamps. Armstrong probably double-counted a few pairs that were certified more than once. In addition, the strip of four in his notes has since been broken into two pairs, and the strip of three has been broken into a pair and a single.

Of the other similarly well-centered pairs, only three others are sound (Census Nos. 316-OG-PR-03, 316-OG-PR-03 and 316-OG-LP-07).

Census No. 316-OG-PR-01. Ex Engel as part of a strip of three, ex McNall as a pair. With 1961 P.F. certificate as the strip and 1992 P.F. certificate as a pair

75,000
80,000
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