Sale 921 — Superb Graded United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 18 October, 2006
Category — Washington-Franklin Issues
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1909 VERTICAL COIL.
With 1976, 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00 as hinged)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED VERTICAL COIL, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E..
Interestingly, this is the only 5c Washington-Franklin perforated vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that no others were made.
With 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,750.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL 1909 COIL ISSUE.
With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 354.
P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00 as 90, $2.050.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date for any Mint N.H. single.
EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE 10-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL ISSUE.
According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of this coil were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the larger post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but as most collectors of the time did not collect coils many were used and destroyed.
With 1981, 1999 and 2005 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $10,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER. SCARCE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,050.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1910 WASHINGTON ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN TERMS OF COLOR, CENTERING, SIZE OF MARGINS, FRESHNESS OF PAPER AND GUM.
With 1998 P.F. certificate and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,100.00). Only one Mint N.H. stamp has achieved a higher grade to date in the P.S.E. population report
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1911 PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.
With 1980 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,050.00)