EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 $1.00 WASHINGTON, SCOTT 342. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS OF THE SET TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
With 1981 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three have graded higher (two at 95 and one at 98), and only four others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 352.
This is easily one of the finest line pairs of Scott 352 we have encountered. With 1984 and 2016 P.F. certificates
FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.
With 2010 A.P.S. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY SEVENTEEN RECORDED GENUINE USED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. A GREAT RARITY OF THE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUES.
According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.
Our census of Scott No. 356 in used multiples, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/356/356.pdf , contains 14 pairs, one strip of four and one strip of three. Four of the pairs originated on the same cover, which was prepared by Henry Hammelman and mailed in August 1911 from Washington D.C. A guide line pair has been certified as genuine, but the cancel needs to be reexamined to see if it is one of the fakes produced during the last 20 years. Of the recorded pairs, only five or six are sound. Of the sound pairs, this is the best centered by far, making it an exceptional condition rarity among an already rare population of genuine used coils.
Census No. 356-CAN-PR-17. With 2016 P.F. certificate