Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
840
c
Sale 913, Lot 840, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)2c Lincoln, Imperforate (368). Large margins all around, bright color, tied by "Canton Ohio Feb. 12, 1909" First Day cancel on yellow cover to Girard Mich., paper adherence on back

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE TWO-CENT IMPERFORATE LINCOLN CENTENARY ISSUE. ONLY SEVEN ARE RECORDED.

Of the seven recorded First Day covers of this issue, three were cancelled at Canton, Ohio. One other has private vending machine perforations.

With 1988 and 2006 P.F. certificates

13,000
3,250
841
nhbl
Sale 913, Lot 841, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H. extra wide bottom imprint and plate no. 4919 block of six, deep rich color, each stamp has almost perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 8-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED PERF 12 WASHINGTON ISSUE, SCOTT 380.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,875
9,500
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842
nhbl
Sale 913, Lot 842, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. block of six, brilliant color, choice centering

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT 1911 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE. VERY FEW EXIST IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,500
15,500
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843
og
Sale 913, Lot 843, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE RARE 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

8,500
7,500
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844
og
Sale 913, Lot 844, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Guide line pair, radiant color on bright paper

FRESH AND FINE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.

With 1966 P.F. certificate

8,500
2,600
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845
 
Sale 913, Lot 845, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Characteristic deep dark color, wavy-line Orangeburg N.Y. machine cancel

FINE BY ABSOLUTE STANDARDS, BUT CERTAINLY ONE OF THE CHOICEST OF THE FEW SOUND EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE COIL.

Many of the Orangeburg coils have creases or tears from placement at the edge of bulky envelopes used to mail samples from Bell & Co.

With 1957 A.P.S. certificate

10,000
0
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846
c
Sale 913, Lot 846, 1908-23 Issues (Scott 368 thru 389)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y. Sep. 19 5PM 1911" machine cancel on cover to Columbus O., usual "Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists" corner card, stamp with light diagonal crease at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL 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.

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.

Accompanied by second cover, bearing Scott No. 394, to same addressee and also sent by Bell & Co. Ex Klein. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

27,500
18,000
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