EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 386.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, p. 111), the Bureau switched to Perf 8-1/2 for their coils after a very short period of time. The Perf 12 coils proved to be too susceptible to falling apart in the machines used to affix (and make) the coils. Scott 386 was one of the first to be discontinued.
Ex Scarsdale. 1998 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. no longer accompanies. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,750.00). This is the only guide line pair awarded this high grade with none higher. The highest Mint N.H. line pair is graded 90
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT 1910 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 387.
Ex Whitman. With 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,500.00 as 95, $9,750.00 as 98). Only one example has graded higher and no others share this grade,
EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE EXAMPLE OF THE 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED 2-CENT PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.
Ex Scarsdale. With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL WITH 3MM SPACING.
Ex Hillmer. With 1992 P.S.E. and 1998 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY A FEW GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF THIS COIL RARITY EXIST IN SOUND, VERY FINE CONDITION.
Ex Fox. With 1956, 1991 and 2001 P.F. certificates
FINE APPEARANCE AND EXTREMELY RARE. APPROXIMATELY TEN USED PAIRS AND ONE USED GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR ARE KNOWN TO US.
This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.
Approximately ten used pairs are known. The only used guide line multiple we record is the strip of four from our Natalee Grace sale, which is specifically mentioned as being unique in Scott Catalogue (Sale 1028, lot 357).
With 1978 A.P.S. and 1999 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON COVER. ONLY THIRTEEN ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
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 account for their rarity.
When we offered this stamp and the cover in our Sale 798 (lot 454A), it was our opinion that the stamp did not originate on this cover. However, it was subsequently expertized by The Philatelic Foundation and certified as a genuine use (earliest documented date) and acquired by Alan Berkun for his exhibit collection.
Ex Ward, Southgate and Berkun. With 1998 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 391, IS VERY RARE AS A LINE PAIR IN CHOICE GENUINELY USED CONDITION.
With 2003 P.F. certificate