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
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.
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)
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
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
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.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.
With 1977 P.F. certificate
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
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)