Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011
Category — 1910-11 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 376-396)
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT 1911 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.
A review using Power Search found only four other Mint N.H. plate blocks we have sold since 1993 and in all our Rarities sales. This is the only example from the right position
VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1910 PERF 12 COIL, SCOTT 388.
As an indication of rarity, we have offered an average of only one stamp in Mint N.H. condition per year since keeping computerized records.
Ex Odeneal and Hoffman. With 2007 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.
Small pencil notation on gum. With 2000 P.F. certificate
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. FEWER THAN A DOZEN USED PAIRS AND ONE USED GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR ARE KNOWN TO US.
In addition to this P.S.E. certified pair, our last review of the Philatelic Foundation records found only nine other used pairs and the unique used strip of four with guide line which have been certified as genuine.
With 1995 P.S.E. certificate
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.
The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears.
Ex Maffeo. With 1987 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 395.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,050.00)