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Sale 821 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 March, 2000

Category — Orangeburg Coil

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
995
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 995, Orangeburg Coil3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Well-centered with wide margins, Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel

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.

10,000
29,000
996
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 996, Orangeburg Coil3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel

VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS SOUND COPY OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.

With 1973 P.F. certificate

10,000
12,500
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997
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 997, Orangeburg Coil3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Near-perfect centering, rich color and sharp impression, light Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, barest trace of a faint corner crease at top right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ORANGEBURG COIL STAMPS ARE EXCEEDINGLY ELUSIVE IN CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1978 P.F. certificate (does not mention corner crease)

10,000
12,000
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998
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 998, Orangeburg Coil3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Extraordinary margins and choice centering, rich color and sharp impression on bright white paper, light Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, negligible tiny tear at top and slight creasing typical of the Orangeburg coils

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.

With 1940 American Board of Experts certificate (signed Bartels and Klemann)

10,000
10,000
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999
 
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 999, Orangeburg Coil3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Centered to top and left, neat Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, trivial small crease at top

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

10,000
5,500
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1000
 
3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Dark shade with guide line at left, light Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, small repaired tear at right and small corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND RELATIVELY CHOICE CONDITION FOR THIS COIL RARITY.

With 1986 P.F. certificate.

10,000
4,500
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1001
 
3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Centered to top, deep shade, bold Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, couple light creases, small scrapes along top frameline touched up with purple ink (not very noticeable)

A FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ORANGEBURG COIL.

Ink and pencil initials on back.

10,000
3,500
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