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Sale 1202 — The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Category — 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2301
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2301, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H., huge margins with bottom plate no. 4688 and parts of five surrounding stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 for 100)

30
190
2302
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2302, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H., huge margins with right plate no. 4682 and parts of five surrounding stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in 100J grade, SMQ $450.00 for 100)

30
225
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2303
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2303, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Mint N.H. vertical pair, Jumbo margins all around with parts of surrounding stamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above 95), one of two pairs in this grade

60
225
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2304
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2304, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Jumbo margins with bottom part imprint and surrounding stamps, circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $425.00), only two used examples in this grade

17
700
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2305
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2305, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314)1c Blue Green, Imperforate (314). Vertical pair, Jumbo margins with parts of surrounding stamps, circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. (for block) and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98), the only used pair in this grade

40
850
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2306
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2306, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)1c Blue Green, Imperforate Horizontal Coil (314H), 1c Blue Green, Imperforate Horizontal Coil (314H)1c Blue Green, Imperforate Horizontal Coil (314H). Mint N.H. guide line strip of seven, large margins, deep rich color, light vertical crease along the guide line

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.

Ex Curtis. With 1986, 2007 and 2015 P.F. certificates. The guide line strip of four valued in Scott at $8,000.00 as hinged -- value as Mint N.H. strip of four, pair and half a pair with no premium for the guide line

13,625
2,800
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2307
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2307, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H., massive even margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Mint N.H. example of this imperforate issue, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,500.00), one of two examples graded 100, with none higher

575
1,700
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2308
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2308, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, large margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00), the highest grade awarded to a pair

1,250
900
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2309
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2309, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, deep rich color, wavy-line machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1908 5-CENT IMPERFORATE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN USED CONDITION, ESPECIALLY AS A MULTIPLE. THIS OUTSTANDING PAIR IS THE HIGHEST GRADED BY P.S.E.

According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were no doubt kept by collectors -- 825 copies were distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society. It is possible that most of the used copies originate from this supply.

Ex Hillmer and "Natalee Grace". With 1987 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 80, SMQ $11,500.00 as 80). This is the highest graded pair in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is matched by no others

11,500
5,500
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2310
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2310, 1906-08 Impeforate Issue (Scott 314-315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315), 5c Blue, Imperforate (315)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Large balanced margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, neat "(Ch?)esterton" circular datestamp cancel with clear "1909"

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 5-CENT IMPERFORATE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD.

According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were no doubt kept by collectors -- 825 copies were distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society. It is possible that most of the used copies originate from this supply.

Ex Helton. With 2011 A.P.S. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade recorded and it is equaled by only two others

1,250
2,500
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