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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 — 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2399
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2399, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, exceptional centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb guide line strip, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. line pair and two singles

100
325
2400
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2400, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 390 HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,100.00). Early coil pairs, and especially guide line pairs, are exceedingly difficult to obtain in this perfect grade. For multiples such as this both stamps must be perfectly centered. This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it.

72
1,100
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2401
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2401, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. pair, essentially perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

22
600
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2402
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2402, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 1991 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in 100J grade, SMQ $750.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and only one other shares it

10
550
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2403
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2403, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Guide line pair, nearly perfect centering, rich color on fresh paper, neat "Seattle Wash. Apr. 20, 1915 6-PM" Panama-Pacific Exposition slogan cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb guide line pair with a better cancel, ex Curtis, with 2008 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00), the highest grade awarded, shared by only six others

125
1,100
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2404
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2404, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Pair, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, light double circle cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), the highest grade awarded to a used pair, shared by only one other

45
300
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2405
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2405, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, rich color, face-free corner strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an uncommonly beautiful example of a common stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), the only example awarded this perfect grade with none higher

14
425
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2406
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2406, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 391 HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Hanover". With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

575
5,000
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2407
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2407, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, vivid color, exceptionally choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95J, SMQ $1,350.00 as 95J), the highest grade awarded, no others share it

240
1,700
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2408
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2408, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H., brilliant color, precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade awarded and only two others share it

90
950
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2409
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2409, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line strip of four, brilliant color, choice centering with wide margins, two bold strikes of Hartford Conn. oval registry cancels, Very Fine and choice, an impressive and scarce used multiple, ex Hoffner and "Natalee Grace", with 1994 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates, Scott Retail as guide line pair and two singles

1,600
2,100
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2410
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2410, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line pair, vivid color, outstanding centering and margins, bold Buffalo N.Y. double oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 391, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Early coil pairs, and especially guide line pairs, are very difficult to obtain in this high grade. Finding them in sound used condition with exceptional centering adds to the challenge. This is the finest used pair of Scott 391 we have offered in our auctions.

With 2000 P.F., 2005 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

1,500
2,800
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2411
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2411, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Pair, bright color, neat oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine, ex Hall, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00), no used pairs have been graded above this 90 and only one other has equaled it, we believe this is very undervalued in SMQ as this pair realized $1,300 hammer in our 2015 sale of the Hall collection

170
1,100
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2412
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2412, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Essentially perfect centering with wide margins, fresh color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $625.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

50
350
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2412A
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2412A, 1910 Perf 8.5 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 390-391)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H. guide line pair, precise centering with wide margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only one guide line pair grades higher (at 98)

400
1,300
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