Sale 1108 — The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 29 September, 2015
Category — 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT WASHINGTON DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED VERTICAL COIL.
Scott 351 is the only 5c Washington-Franklin perforated vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that no others were made.
With 1994 and 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00). This is the only graded used pair (no guide line pairs are graded) and this is the highest grade priced in SMQ
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 354, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A TRULY REMARKABLE PAIR.
Johl notes that the 4c coil was used primarily for mailing advertising matter and so was not widely distributed. This also meant that not many were saved, and that very few multiples were used.
With 1990 and 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it.
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 387.
According to Johl this was issued on the same day as the vertical coil, Scott 385, and was current for less than two months. This is only the second used guide line pair we have offered since keeping computerized records, and we have offer no used pairs at all in the same time period. The other guide line pair, offered in our Twigg-Smith and Natalee Grace sales, brought $5,750.00 hammer.
With 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates as Scott 352. With 2015 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates as Scott 387 (VF 80; SMQ $1,750.00). In our opinion this is undercatalogued based on its rarity.