Sale 1108 — The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

Category — 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
143
 
Sale 1108, Lot 143, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)3c Deep Violet (333). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, radiant color and crisp impression, unobtrusive registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $325.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve this grade

3
850
144
 
Sale 1108, Lot 144, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Pair, deep rich color, neat strike of Avalon N.J. circular datestamp, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal used pair, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2001 P.F. certificate

625
1,600
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145
 
Sale 1108, Lot 145, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, bright shade and crisp impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, neat Chicago registry oval cancel

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

825
7,500
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146
 
Sale 1108, Lot 146, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)1c Green, Coil (352). Pair with 3mm spacing, rich color on bright paper, clear strike of "Bellevue WA. Aug. 8, 1913" duplex datestamp, Very Fine, scarce pair, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

575
750
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147
 
Sale 1108, Lot 147, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Pair with 3mm spacing, unusually wide margins on all sides, radiant color, neat strike of oval registry cancel

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.

825
7,000
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148
 
Sale 1108, Lot 148, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp and surprisingly difficult to obtain in such superb used condition, with 1979 and 2001 P.F. certificates

250
475
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149
 
Sale 1108, Lot 149, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)6c Red Orange (379). Perfectly centered with wide margins, vivid color, neat boxed town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $310.00), this is the highest graded awarded and none share it

1
325
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150
 
Sale 1108, Lot 150, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)10c Yellow (381). Intense shade and impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, faint backstamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98J

6
275
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151
 
Sale 1108, Lot 151, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)1c Green, Coil (385). Guide line pair, intact perforations at top and bottom, neat duplex cancel, Fine, a difficult guide line pair to find with decent centering, according to Johl this issue was current for less than two months before being replaced by the Perf 8-1/2 issue (Scott 390), this short time frame combined with a general lack of enthusiasm for endwise coils contributes to its scarcity in used condition, with 2001 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (F 70; SMQ $425.00), not that it matters, but this is F-VF 75 or VF 80

850
325
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152
 
Sale 1108, Lot 152, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Pair, brilliant color, wide margins, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

400
425
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153
 
Sale 1108, Lot 153, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)1c Green, Coil (387). Guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, flag machine cancel

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.

2,500
3,250
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154
 
Sale 1108, Lot 154, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line pair, brilliant color, intact perfs at top and bottom, neat 1916 duplex cancels, Fine-Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce used guide line pair, with 1998 A.P.S. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates

1,500
550
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155
 
Sale 1108, Lot 155, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)1c Green, Coil (392). Pair, rich color and detailed impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00), only one has graded higher and two others share this grade

155
950
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156
 
Sale 1108, Lot 156, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Pair with 3mm spacing, intense shade and impression on bright paper, double wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. (as strip of four) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $400.00), this must have been fed thru the cancelling machine more than once

210
425
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157
 
Sale 1108, Lot 157, 1908-10 Issues (Scott 333-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Rich color, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold Chicago registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and none share this desirable grade

75
425
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