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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
312
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 312, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)3c Deep Violet (333), 3c Deep Violet (333)3c Deep Violet (333). Mint N.H., Deep rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins which are well-balanced, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

85
0
313
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 313, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex North Fork, with 1998 P.F. certificate

125
550
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314
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 314, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, ex Silver Lake, with 2004 P.F. certificate

110
300
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315
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 315, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)10c Yellow (338), 10c Yellow (338)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H. with plate no. 4940 at top, vibrant color, perfectly centered with enormous margins, -1/2mm short gumming at top, Extremely Fine, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 1998 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $165.00 as 80, $295.00 as 85)

190
400
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316
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 316, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

175
180
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317
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 317, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., pretty pastel shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, an beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $800.00)

800
475
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318
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 318, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins for this issue, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1989 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates

1,250
1,500
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319
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 319, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $150.00)

80
160
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320
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 320, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. pair, rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins and choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair, with 2007 P.F. certificate

210
275
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321
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 321, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intact perfs at top and bottom, deep shade, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

600
700
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322
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 322, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, light pencil notation on gum, with 2002 P.F. certificate

175
425
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323
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 323, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

500
700
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324
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 324, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. guide line pair with full guide line at left, near perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins on all sides, bright color and detailed impression on radiant paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF THIS COIL IN TERMS OF CENTERING, COLOR, GUM AND PAPER.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,300
4,250
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325
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 325, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

350
400
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326
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 326, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H. pair, rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

800
1,000
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327
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 327, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color, proof-like impression, wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 350, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E..

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 153), this coil was issued approximately eighteen months after the horizontal coil Scott 354 and was only in use for a short period of time.

With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,900.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only one other shares this desirable grade.

2,750
12,000
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328
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 328, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H., bright color, detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

375
650
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329
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 329, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, an attractive pair, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
800
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330
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 330, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense shade and impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, post-office fresh

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK VERTICAL COIL.

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 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,450.00)

2,750
2,000
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331
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 331, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate for strip of three

210
300
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332
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 332, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, rich color, proof-like impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Scarsdale, with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), only one pair has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

525
1,500
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333
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 333, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Guide line pair, very lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

825
475
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334
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 334, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, brilliant color, each stamp with three wide margins, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

525
300
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335
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 335, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Mint N.H. guide line pair, beautiful strong color and nicely centered, Very Fine, scarce in this post-office fresh condition, with 1990 and 2006 P.F. certificates

1,750
1,600
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336
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 336, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Vineyard, with 1986 and 2003 P.F. certificates, the former for pair

475
800
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337
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 337, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL.

A review of our computerized records reveals that we have offered only seven Mint N.H. guide line pairs in the past 13 years of auctions. Only four have been graded to date by P.S.E. (including one graded 50).

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,600
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338
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 338, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

500
500
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339
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 339, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 1909 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 355.

Only four Mint N.H. pairs have been graded to date. With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,100
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340
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 340, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color and detailed impression, remarkably choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 355.

With 1984 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $7,350.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date (two others share this grade, including one which realized $9,500 hammer in our Scarsdale sale). A review of our computerized records shows that we have on average offered one Mint N.H. guide line pair a year for the past ten years. Very few of those compare favorably to the example offered here.

3,250
7,000
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341
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 341, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Lightly hinged, dazzling color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 1977 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,900
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342
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 342, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, first certificate states Mint N.H., second states previously hinged at top center but which looks more like the typical natural gum bends found on this issue, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp 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 large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates, the former specifically stating Mint N.H.. Scott Retail as hinged

7,000
11,500
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343
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 343, 1908-12 Issue (Scott 333-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H. guide line pair, unusually wide margins, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR WE HAVE OFFERED IN 14 YEARS OF AUCTIONS.

Our computerized records encompass fourteen years of auctions. In that time we have offered in Mint N.H. condition only three singles, two pairs and the following guide line multiples of Scott No. 356: 1) Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, ex Zoellner (Sale 804, lot 560, realized $35,000 hammer); 2) Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex Silver Lake (Sale 866, lot 206, realized $47,500 hammer), also offered in Sale 937; and 3) the guide line pair offered here.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $27,000.00 as 70, $50,000.00 as 80 which is the highest grade priced)

55,000
30,000
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