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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3229
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3229, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Strip of four with paste-up left pair, 2.5mm between center stamps and 3mm between right stamps, center pair Mint N.H., lightly hinged at ends, rich color and sharp proof-like impression on brilliant paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PASTE-UP STRIP OF FOUR OF THE RARE SCOTT 388.

The third stamp is a Mint Never-Hinged Extremely Fine Gem with Jumbo margins.

With 1963 and 2003 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged pairs with 2mm and 3mm spacing

6,750
11,500
3230
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3230, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat wavy-line machine cancel of Orangeburg N.Y., perfs just touch design at left, small corner creases at top right (as often found in examples of this rare coil)

A FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

10,000
4,250
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3231
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3231, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Centered to top 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. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates

10,000
3,750
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3232
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3232, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389), 3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, centered to top left, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. Jun 16 3PM 1911" machine cancel on cover to "Samuel H. Clothier, M.D., R.F.D. Fr. Paxico Vera Kan.", usual "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON A FRESH COVER. ONLY THIRTEEN ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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 accounts for their rarity.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

27,500
21,000
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3233°
nh
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3233, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)2c Carmine Lake, Panama-Pacific (398a), 2c Carmine Lake, Panama-Pacific (398a)2c Carmine Lake, Panama-Pacific (398a). Mint N.H., centered to right as usual, Very Fine for this shade variety, with 1998 P.F. certificate for block (bottom right stamp) and 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
1,900
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3234
nh
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3234, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with immense Jumbo margins, bright color on fresh paper with long full perfs

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCREDIBLE MINT NEVER-HINGED 10-CENT ORANGE-YELLOW PANAMA PACIFIC IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION. AN AMAZING STAMP.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

275
1,600
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3235°
nh
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3235, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. guide line pair, almost perfect centering with extra wide margins, bright color on fresh white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF SCOTT 445 IN EXISTENCE.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 143), the 3c stamps were mainly used for special mailings such as samples and pamphlets and were therefore not widely available to collectors of the day. This accounts for their rarity in such superb and pristine condition.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,700
5,500
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3236
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3236, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line strip of four, lightly hinged, deep shade on brilliant paper, choice centering, Very Fine, an outstanding guide line strip, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,600
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3237
 
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3237, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, rich color, light cancel leaves most of design clearly visible, fresh and intact

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY VERTICAL COIL IS RARE IN USED MULTIPLES.

With the basic letter rate at 2c, used coil multiples are extremely rare.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,700
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3238°
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3238, 1910-22 Issues (Scott 388 thru 449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, used with 2c and 3c plate no. pair on registered 2c Red entire to Birmingham, England, stamps tied by Detroit Mich. double oval cancels, purple "Detroit Mich. Registered Apr. 10, 1916" double-circle datestamp on back, New York and British transit backstamps, blue crayon registry mark applied in England

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COVER BEARING A PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING 20TH CENTURY COVER.

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. Because 2c was the prevailing rate at the time, very few used multiples have survived, and covers almost invariably bear a single. This pair on cover was sent by registered mail to W. T. Wilson, a British stamp dealer, and is one of the rarest of all United States 20th Century covers.

Ex Faulstich.

E. 7,500-10,000
7,500
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