EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE STRIP OF SEVEN OF THE ONE-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE FLAT PLATE COIL STAMP.
These coils were made from the flat plate regular issue stamps, and were issued in rolls of either 500 or 1,000. Very few large multiples are known for this issue.
With 1986 and 2007 P.F. certificates. The guide line strip of four is listed in Scott as hinged with a price of $8,000.00 -- the Mint N.H. guide line strip of four is unlisted. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. normal strip of four, plus a pair and half a pair, with no premium for the guide line
FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 314A WITH A FACE-FREE CANCEL. ONLY 31 USED SINGLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.
With the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufacturers for supplies of imperforate stamps, which could then be privately perforated to conform to each firm's machine. In May 1908, a supply of 25 sheets (400 stamps per sheet) of the 4c 1902 Issue, without perforations, was delivered to the Schermack Mailing Machine Co. in Detroit. The entire supply was cut into coils with Schermack Type III perforations, designed for the firm's patented affixing machine and delivered to the Winfield Printing Co. for use on mass mailings of advertising material. Approximately 6,000 were used on a mailing for Hamilton Carhartt Manufacturer, and almost all of the 4,000 balance were used on a mailing for Burroughs Adding Machine Co.
Our recently-completed census of Scott 314A incorporates the records of the Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records (which represents over 40 years of auction sales) and our own computerized sales history, and is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/314A/314A.pdf . The census reveals a startling fact -- there are only 31 used singles (two on piece), a used strip of three and three covers (one of which bears a strip of three), for a total of 39 used stamps.
Census No. 314A-CAN-28. This is the only used example contained in our census with a completely face-free cancel. With 1951 and 2005 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SINGLE OF THE RARE 1908 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL.
From our 1996 Rarities sale and ex Lyons. With 1996 P.F. certificate
A FINE AND SOUND PAIR OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1908 VERTICAL COIL.
The 5c 1908 Coil stamps, which were stripped by hand, are almost always strongly centered to one side.
With 1977 (copy for strip) and 1992 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE PASTE-UP SINGLE OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 318. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
Copy of 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair no longer accompanies
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
1963 P.F. certificate for strip of four no longer accompanies
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
Small backstamp and pencil notation on gum. With 1993 P.F. certificate
FINE. A FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322.
With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1908 HORIZONTAL COIL.
Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only to be used by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 is only known with the Die II widened line at lower left.
With 1951 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322.
With 1970 P.F. certificate