EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.
Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued. The joint line pair offered here, in Mint N.H. condition and with such choice centering and color, is a major rarity, and it is arguably the finest Scott 449 line pair extant.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE TYPE I ROTARY PRESS VERTICAL COIL.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED COIL PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1915 TYPE I COIL.
With 1998 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I SCOTT 449.
With 2000 P.F. certificate for pair, this being the top stamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PANE OF THE PERF 10 5-CENT CARMINE ERROR.
Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. plate blocks and the Mint N.H. error block of nine.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT 1916 ISSUE.
The 6c 1916 Issue is exceedingly rare as a full top plate block in Mint N.H. condition. We have never seen another plate block of Scott No. 468 approaching this condition.
With 2003 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN STAMP IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.
This stamp was only used for less than six months before the Perf 11 stamps were produced. Due to its short production run and the only difference between this and the previous $1.00 stamp (Scott 460) being the watermark, many collectors and dealers of the day overlooked this stamp. It is especially scarce with such perfect centering.
With 1999 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair, this being the right stamp