EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBERG COIL. SELDOM FOUND IN THIS SOUND WELL-CENTERED CONDITION.
The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third class mail and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production account for their rarity today.
VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS SOUND COPY OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.
With 1973 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ORANGEBURG COIL STAMPS ARE EXCEEDINGLY ELUSIVE IN CHOICE CONDITION.
With 1978 P.F. certificate (does not mention corner crease)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.
With 1940 American Board of Experts certificate (signed Bartels and Klemann)
FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELY.
With 1987 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND RELATIVELY CHOICE CONDITION FOR THIS COIL RARITY.
With 1986 P.F. certificate.
A FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.
Ink and pencil initials on back.