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Sale 1028 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three: 1902 and Later Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 September, 2012

Category — 1916-22 Perf 10 Rotary Press Issues (Scott 486-491)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
413
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 413, 1916-22 Perf 10 Rotary Press Issues (Scott 486-491)1c-3c 1916-18 Rotary Press Coils (486-489), 1c-3c 1916-18 Rotary Press Coils (486-489)1c-3c 1916-18 Rotary Press Coils (486-489). Joint line pairs of each, brilliant colors, better centering than usually seen on these difficult but inexpensive issues, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, it is worth noting that the 3c is the only vertical Washington coil to be issued in that denomination

260
1,100
414
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 414, 1916-22 Perf 10 Rotary Press Issues (Scott 486-491)1c-5c 1916-19 Rotary Press Coils (490, 492-497), 1c-5c 1916-19 Rotary Press Coils (490, 492-497)1c-5c 1916-19 Rotary Press Coils (490, 492-497). Joint line pairs of each, individually selected by the owner for their superior quality and centering, beautiful colors, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an extremely difficult group to assemble and a rare opportunity to acquire these at one time, the 4c and 10c were purchased as individual lots in our Twigg-Smith sale in 2001 and are accompanied by P.F. certificates

359
1,300
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415
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 415, 1916-22 Perf 10 Rotary Press Issues (Scott 486-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Strip of five with joint line between left stamps, brilliant color, detailed impression, neat strikes of "New York N.Y. Hudson Term. Sta. Feb. 8 7PM 1917" duplex cancels, choice centering for this difficult issue, left stamp small corner crease at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS COIL ISSUE. IT ALSO CONTAINS ONE OF ONLY NINE RECORDED USED JOINT LINE PAIRS OF THIS ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF ROTARY PRESS COIL COLLECTING.

Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.

Our census of used joint line multiples of Scott 491, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/491/491.pdf , records six joint line pairs, a strip of three, a strip of four and the strip of five offered here, which is also the largest recorded used multiple.

Census No. 491-CAN-LP-09. This was discovered in an old-time accumulation in the 1990's. With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as joint line pair, normal pair and single

24,550
14,000
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