Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
307
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Sale 1134, Lot 307, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Lincoln (367). Mint N.H., mathematically prefect centering, radiant color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $725.00), only five others have achieved this perfect grade

10
800
308
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Sale 1134, Lot 308, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

320
850
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309
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Sale 1134, Lot 309, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green (374). Mint N.H., perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright and post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00), this is the highest grade awarded to an unused Scott 374 (either Mint N.H. or hinged) and it is shared by only five others

15
950
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310
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Sale 1134, Lot 310, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., remarkably wide and well-proportioned margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00)

55
300
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311
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Sale 1134, Lot 311, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00)

70
700
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312
og
Sale 1134, Lot 312, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)6c Red Orange (379). Incredible Jumbo margins, wonderful bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00)

37
275
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313
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Sale 1134, Lot 313, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, strong color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

225
1,100
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314
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Sale 1134, Lot 314, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Choice balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00)

240
500
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315
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Sale 1134, Lot 315, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H. pair, outstanding centering with balanced margins, bright color, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 1988 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

240
850
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316
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Sale 1134, Lot 316, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin and "Golden Oak", with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only four other singles have equaled it

100
600
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317
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Sale 1134, Lot 317, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, gorgeous centering both side to side and top to bottom

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" and Curtis. 1998 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. no longer accompanies. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00). This is the only guide line pair awarded this high grade with none higher. The highest Mint N.H. line pair is graded 90

1,600
6,250
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318
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Sale 1134, Lot 318, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H., vivid color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Hall, with 2002 (copy for a pair) and 2004 P.F. certificates

280
600
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319
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Sale 1134, Lot 319, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Pair with 3mm spacing, lightly hinged, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 2000 P.S.E., 2001 P.F. and 2014 P.S.A.G. certificates (98J ogPH). By comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists no pairs or line pairs of Scott 387 in a grade above 98 (one Mint N.H. pair grades 98)

475
3,250
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320
og
Sale 1134, Lot 320, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Lightly hinged, rich color gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

250
700
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321
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Sale 1134, Lot 321, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Pair with 2mm spacing, barely hinged, well-centered with balanced margins, deep rich color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY HINGED PAIR OF THE SCARCE 1910 2-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL.

With 1992 P.S.E. certificate. With 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

3,500
4,250
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322
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Sale 1134, Lot 322, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1910 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

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, most were used and few preserved.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $15,000.00)

3,100
8,500
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323
 
Sale 1134, Lot 323, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Outstanding centering for this difficult issue, classic Orangeburg Coil shade and wavy-line cancellation, diagonal crease at top left and small crease at top center

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE GREAT COIL RARITIES IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

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 accounts for their rarity. Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears.

With 2002 and 2010 P.F. certificates

10,500
6,000
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324
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Sale 1134, Lot 324, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (390-391). Guide line pairs, both barely hinged, precise centering, marvelous colors, Extremely Fine Gems, 1c with with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98), 2c with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95), total SMQ $825.00

295
450
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325
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Sale 1134, Lot 325, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00)

10
300
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326
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Sale 1134, Lot 326, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c-5c Perf 8.5 Coils, Superb Graded Balance (391/412). Unused group of seven singles, one pair and one guide line pair, including Nos. 391 (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo), 392 (Mint N.H., XF-Superb 95), 393 (DOG, Superb 98), 395 (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo), 396 (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo), 396 pair (P.F. OGph, XF 90 XQ), 410 (OGph, XF-Superb 95), 412 (Mint N.H. with small gum skips, XF 90 Jumbo), 412 guide line pair (P.F. OGph, XF-Superb 95), Extremely Fine Gems throughout, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded stamps $1,785.00

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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327
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Sale 1134, Lot 327, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide margins, outstanding centering, vivid color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. certificate

575
1,800
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328
og
Sale 1134, Lot 328, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (392-393). Guide line pairs, 1c disturbed original gum, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95), 2c barely hinged, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95), total SMQ $900.00

490
450
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329
og
Sale 1134, Lot 329, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

425
325
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330
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Sale 1134, Lot 330, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Pair with 3mm spacing, lightly hinged, essentially perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $500.00)

145
275
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331
og
Sale 1134, Lot 331, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, wonderful rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $375.00), this is one of only three to have been awarded this top grade

60
300
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332
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Sale 1134, Lot 332, 1908-12 Issues (Scott 367-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Pair, barely hinged, deep rich color, perfect centering, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $525.00)

150
275
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