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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

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

Category — 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
441
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 441, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $455.00)

110
550
442
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 442, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, right stamp tiny natural perf dimple at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

240
0
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443
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 443, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense shade, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty guide line pair, with 2002 P.F. certificate

550
300
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444
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 444, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)1c Green, Coil (448), 1c Green, Coil (448)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $425.00), only one has graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade

125
900
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445
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 445, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with wide margins all around, brilliant color and detailed impression.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1915 TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

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. The stamp offered here, in Mint N.H. condition and with such choice centering and color, is a major rarity.

With 1995 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

6,500
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446
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 446, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Vertical Coil, Perf 10 (449). Pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., fresh and bright color

FINE-VERY FINE PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY PRESS VERTICAL COIL, WITH THE BOTTOM STAMP IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in December 1915. It was superseded in February 1916 by the Type III plate. The early printing of the 2c rotary vertical coil was almost completely overlooked by contemporary collectors and dealers, who did not anticipate further production of vertical coils.

With 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

9,500
4,000
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447
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 447, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color and detailed impression.

FINE-VERY FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

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.

Ex Saddleback. With 1985 and 2006 P.F. certificates

32,500
11,500
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448
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 448, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, wide margins at sides, Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

475
160
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449
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 449, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00), only two have graded higher to date

160
475
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450
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 450, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H., radiant color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

150
0
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451
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 451, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. pair, radiant color on post-office fresh paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful Mint N.H. pair, with 2002 P.F. certificate

675
500
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452
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 452, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Joint line pair, barest trace of hinging, rich color, Very Fine and choice, right stamp pencil notation on back leaves slight indentation, with 1994 P.F. certificate

725
375
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453
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 453, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H., vibrant color, three well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

175
130
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454
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 454, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

375
200
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455
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 455, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, wonderful centering, shows uneven alignment of the rotary plate with left stamp noticeably shifted upwards compared to the right stamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. joint line pair, with 1991 P.F. certificate for strip

900
375
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456
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 456, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, unusually choice centering, right stamp trivial natural inclusion in left margin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

110
110
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457
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 457, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H., crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, light pencil notation on back, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

525
0
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458
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 458, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. pair, vibrant color, crisp impression, wide and balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED AIR OF THE 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,250
900
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459
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 459, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering with wide margins, fresh color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

Ex Silver Lake and Cohen. With 1994 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

2,600
0
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460
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 460, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $240.00)

130
190
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461
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 461, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, brilliant color, detailed impression, post-office fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as joint line pair and two singles

435
425
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462
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 462, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 as 95, $550.00 as 98), only three have graded higher to date (at 98) and only one other shares this grade

65
275
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463
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 463, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, beautiful centering, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

160
125
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464
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 464, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. joint line pair, deep rich color, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

375
475
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465
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 465, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., brilliant color, large even margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

350
225
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466
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 466, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large even margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, backstamps, with 2001 P.F. certificate

725
400
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467
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 467, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without customary crease between stamps, large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,500
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468
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 468, 1912-16 Issues (Scott 443-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, intense shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,900
1,600
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