Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014
Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 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 1998 P.F. certificate
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 5-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
The 5c is the third rarest of the set and the rarest of the regularly-issued Bluish Paper stamps. The 4c and 8c were released by postal officials and not sold through the post office.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A WELL-CENTERED, LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.
Ex Vineyard and Hansen. With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. SCOTT 387 PAIRS ARE RARE IN THIS CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates