Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2645
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2645, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green (331), 1c Green (331)1c Green (331). Phenomenal used Jumbo-margined single, rich color, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $280.00 as 98)

0
200
2646
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2646, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Enormous Jumbo margins, rich color with neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $100.00 as 95, $280.00 as 98)

0
120
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2647
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2647, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)3c Deep Violet (333), 3c Deep Violet (333)3c Deep Violet (333). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $990.00), only two have graded higher to date and only five others share this grade

85
650
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2648
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2648, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown (334), 4c Orange Brown (334)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., magnificent margins and centering, wonderful deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $340.00)

100
425
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2649
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2649, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Mint N.H. block of six, deep rich color, two stamps small natural gum skips, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

750
350
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2650
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2650, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)6c Red Orange (336), 6c Red Orange (336)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

175
1,600
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2651
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2651, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., pretty shade and impression, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,400.00)

110
1,100
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2652
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2652, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)13c Blue Green (339), 13c Blue Green (339)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only four have graded higher to date

100
950
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2653
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2653, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., attractively centered, strong pastel color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00)

800
850
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2654
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2654, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Lightly hinged, gorgeous color on crisp paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine

350
275
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2655, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Exceptionally well-centered and handsome margins, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $690.00)

550
500
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2656
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2656, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Imperforate (344), 2c Carmine, Imperforate (344)2c Carmine, Imperforate (344). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 4848 block of six, enormous margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gem plate block, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

120
325
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2657
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2657, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. pair, beautifully centered with wide margins, vivid color on fresh white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFECT 2-CENT 1908 ISSUE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR FOR THE DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR.

With 1986 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,550.00)

500
1,900
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2658
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2658, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. pair, well-centered, deep rich color, bottom stamp trivial natural inclusion, otherwise Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

500
325
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2659
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2659, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinging if at all, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,250
425
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2660
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2660, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Pair, rich color, Fine

370
200
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2661
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2661, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Guide line pair, fresh color, bright, Fine and attractive

1,250
500
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2662
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2662, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, top stamp h.r., bottom Mint N.H., wide margins and attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2008P.S.E. certificate

550
400
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2663
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2663, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, top stamp h.r., intense shade, Fine

475
160
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2664
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2664, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. with paste-up tab at top and complete guide line and part arrow at right, choice centering with incredibly huge margins, beautiful intense shade and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

375
1,300
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2665
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2665, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Guide line pair, choice centering from side-to-side, used with 1c Green, Imperforate (343) and tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. Oct. 23, 1916" duplex and machine cancels on part of cover to Cincinnati, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare used guide line pair of the 5c coil, Scott 351, especially desirable with the year-dated cancel and on a large piece, with 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for just the used guide line pair

2,750
3,250
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2666
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2666, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine

1,500
550
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2667
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2667, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, 5c Blue, Coils (354-355), 4c Orange Brown, 5c Blue, Coils (354-355)4c Orange Brown, 5c Blue, Coils (354-355). Guide line pairs, Fine, 4c signed Carl Pelander

3,000
650
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2668
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2668, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

575
350
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2669
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2669, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Excellent centering, rich color, almost face-free double oval cancel, Extremely Fine, very scarce used in choice condition, with 2005 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

275
1,600
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2670
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2670, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, wide top and bottom margins, classic golden shade of genuine No. 356 coils

FINE. A BRIGHT AND FRESH PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1909 COIL.

Each stamp signed by Sloane and with 1995 and 2008 P.F. certificates

7,000
2,900
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2671
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2671, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Guide line pair, lightly hinged for this issue, intense color

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

We have sold fewer than 15 guide line pairs since keeping computerized records. With 1973 P.F. certificate

17,500
4,750
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2672
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2672, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, small thin spot from hinge removal, few sensibly reinforced perfs at top

FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE SCARCE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

From an old-time collection.

7,000
2,100
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2673
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2673, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Vibrant color on nicely blued paper, fresh and Fine

1,500
650
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2674
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2674, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Vivid color on deeply blued paper, expertly reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

1,900
500
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2675
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2675, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Wonderfully well-centered, faintly hinged, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

1,900
400
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2676
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2676, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Block of four, gum soaks around some perfs, otherwise Very Good-Fine, with 1976 unused (no gum), which describes the gum soaks as "gum stains"

8,000
1,300
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2677
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2677, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (364). 10c reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance; 15c perfs just in at right, Very Good, with 1975 and 1976 P.F. certificates respectively

3,400
800
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2678
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2678, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Deep rich color on deeply blued paper, light strike of town cancel (probably Saginaw Mich.)

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

Most of the small number of 13c Bluish Paper stamps that were used were cancelled at Saginaw.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,400
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2679
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2679, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, intense color on nicely blued paper, Fine

1,500
550
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2680
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2680, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide balanced margins all around and huge top sheet selvage, crisp shade on nicely blued paper, post-office fresh gum, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00)

425
1,200
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2681
nh
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2681, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Alaska-Yukon (370), 2c Alaska-Yukon (370)2c Alaska-Yukon (370). Mint N.H., deep rich color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $410.00)

17
300
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2682
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2682, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c 1909 Commemoratives, Imperforate (371, 373), 2c 1909 Commemoratives, Imperforate (371, 373)2c 1909 Commemoratives, Imperforate (371, 373). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. blocks of six, large margins, Very Fine and choice

725
375
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2683
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2683, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green (374), 1c Green (374)1c Green (374). Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, very light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $100.00 as 95, $280.00 as 98)

0
110
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2684
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2684, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine (375), 2c Carmine (375)2c Carmine (375). Mint N.H., beautiful wide mathematically balanced margins, vivid color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $960.00)

16
0
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2685
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2685, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Lake (375b), 2c Lake (375b)2c Lake (375b). Faintly hinged, usual centering, Fine for this scarce shade variety. with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

900
425
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2686
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2686, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 95, $3,200.00 as 98), only four have graded higher to date

75
800
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2687
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2687, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)6c Red Orange (379), 6c Red Orange (379)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

85
700
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2688
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2688, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)6c Red Orange (379), 6c Red Orange (379)6c Red Orange (379). Vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

37
100
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2689
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2689, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)8c Olive Green (380), 8c Olive Green (380)8c Olive Green (380). Beautiful Jumbo margins, essentially perfectly centered, remarkably bright color, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $355.00 as 95, $830.00 as 98)

115
400
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2690
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2690, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow (381), 10c Yellow (381)10c Yellow (381). Wide top imprint and plate no. 4943 block of six, barely hinged in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, an extremely scarce full top plate block

1,150
1,100
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2691
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2691, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (385), 1c Green, Coil (385)1c Green, Coil (385). Guide line pair, deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Fine-Very Fine, scarce used line pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

600
750
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2692
nh
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2692, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.

Of the Scott 388 stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report, only three Mint N.H. examples have graded above 70. There is one 95, one 98 and this highest-ranking 98J.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $39,600.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and this stamp is the only example to achieve this grade.

2,750
47,500
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2693
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2693, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Pair with 3mm spacing, h.r., deep rich color, few sensibly rejoined perf separations at top

VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.

Scarce with such wide margins

3,500
4,500
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2694
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2694, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., wide margins and beautiful centering, choice rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $590.00)

260
500
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2695
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2695, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Guide line pair, beautiful centering, rich color, light strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a superb used guide line pair, with 2003 P.F. certificate, undercatalogued in Scott in used condition

500
1,000
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2696
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Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2696, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H., perfectly centered in all directions, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $770.00)

140
550
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2697
nh
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2697, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., deep rich color, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COIL, SCOTT 396, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,500.00 as 98). Only one other has achieved this grade, which is the highest awarded to date.

135
3,500
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2698
nh
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2698, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., fabulous wide balanced margins of near Jumbo proportions, rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00)

135
1,100
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