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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 — 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2412
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2412, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)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
2412A
nh
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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2413
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2413, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H. pair, rich color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 392, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.

Ex Laehder. With 1993 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by only one other

145
2,900
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2414
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2414, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide margins, fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00), the highest grade awarded and it is has not been equaled

65
1,900
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2415
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2415, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Guide line pair, perfect centering with wide margins, rich color, bold Benton Harbor Mich. duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 392, GRADED SUPEB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2003 P.F., 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and has been matched by only one other guide line pair

500
1,800
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2416
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2416, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Pair, extra wide margins and precise centering, rich color, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2016 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

145
800
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2417
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2417, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, light machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 95, unpriced in any higher grade), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others, in fact there are not any other used 392's with the Jumbo designation at any grade in the P.S.E. Population Report

50
650
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2418
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2418, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H. guide line pair, radiant color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1911 HORIZONTAL COIL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT NEVER-HINGED SCOTT 393.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95). This is the only Mint N.H. example of Scott 393 to achieve this perfect grade in any format (guide line pair, pair, single). To find a line pair in this superior grade is truly remarkable. The next highest line pair is graded 95

650
5,500
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2419
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2419, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H. pair, radiant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1911 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 393, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Scarsdale". 1992, 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates no longer accompany. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00). This is one of only five pairs to achieve this lofty grade, with none higher. The only Mint N.H. example of Scott 393 which grades higher is the incomparable Gem 100 guide line pair offered in the previous lot

260
1,900
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2420
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2420, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering with wide and well-proportioned margins, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil, with 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

105
900
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2421
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2421, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Guide line pair, brilliant color, neat Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915 slogan machine cancel, exceptional centering with beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used guide line pair with an exposition slogan cancel, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), this is by far the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 393 guide line pair, the next highest is the ex "Natalee Grace" line pair at VF 80, which also has a slogan cancel (and is undergraded in our opinion)

450
2,500
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2422
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2422, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Pair, rich color, choice centering and margins, perfect "Park Ridge Ill. Jan. 10" machine cancel, Extremely Fine, a very difficult used coil to find in the higher grades, ex "Natalee Grace", with 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 393 pair and it is shared by no others, the next highest is a single pair graded 80

130
225
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2423
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2423, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Wide margins and near perfect centering, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only one used single grades higher (at 100) and two others share this grade

45
275
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2424
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2424, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,195
1,900
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2425
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2425, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 394 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 1910-13 Perf 8-1/2 coils were a response by the Post Office Department to the tendency of the 1908-10 Perf 12 coils to break apart in production or handling. The larger gauge did indeed prevent inadvertent separation, but the change went too far as many users found that they accidentally tore the stamps when separating. The Perf 10 coils, released beginning in 1914, were the compromise and they remained in production throughout the rest of the Washington-Franklin period. The 3c Deep Violet Perf 8-1/2 coil was released in September 1911. It is very elusive as a Mint N.H. guide line pair in superb grades.

Ex "Hanover". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $16,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

925
6,500
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2426
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2426, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, precise centering and wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00), only one pair grades higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade

325
3,250
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2427
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2427, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H., vivid color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFECT MINT NEVER-HINGED COIL SINGLE OF SCOTT 394, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,350.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

135
1,900
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2428
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2428, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Violet, Coil (394), 3c Violet, Coil (394)3c Violet, Coil (394). Guide line strip of four, pastel shade, well-centered, oval registry cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 A.P.S. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates, Scott Retail as guide line pair and two singles

780
325
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2429
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2429, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, bold strikes of New York "S" oval registry cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 394 IS THE FINEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by no others.

650
1,200
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2430
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2430, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Wide margins and precise centering, rich color, oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil single, with 2015 P.S.A.G. (98 used) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $625.00), only one grades higher (at 100) and two others share this desirable grade

65
400
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2431
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2431, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H. guide line pair, mathematically perfect centering within wide margins, intensely rich color and a deeply etched impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 395, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADED.

The 1910-13 Perf 8-1/2 coils were a response by the Post Office Department to the tendency of the 1908-10 Perf 12 coils to break apart in production or handling. The larger gauge did indeed prevent inadvertent separation, but the change went too far as many users found that they accidentally tore the stamps when separating. The Perf 10 coils, released beginning in 1914, were the compromise and they remained in production throughout the rest of the Washington-Franklin period. The 4c Brown Perf 8-1/2 coil was released in August 1912. It is very elusive as a Mint N.H. guide line pair in superb grades.

Ex "Hanover". With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $14,500.00). This is the highest grade P.S.E. has awarded to a Scott 395 in any condition, and it is the sole guide line pair to reach this exalted grade.

1,100
8,000
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2432
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2432, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, choice centering, rich color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1979 and 2001 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. line pair and two singles

1,370
1,200
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2433
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2433, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, rich color on crisp paper, wide margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), this is one of only two Mint N.H. pairs to grade 95, with only one higher (at 95J)

325
800
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2434
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2434, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED COIL IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Merlin. With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only Mint N.H. example to achieve it

135
1,600
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2435
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2435, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Guide line pair, wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, light oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 395, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. AND THE P.F. THIS IS THE HGHEST GRADE AWARDED BY BOTH.

With 2015 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). This is the highest grade awarded and it is matched by no others

650
2,100
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2436
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2436, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Wide margins and perfect centering, rich color, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil single, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

65
375
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2437
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2437, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, intense color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. line pair and two singles

1,245
1,400
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2438
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2438, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00), the highest grade awarded to a Scott 396 guide line pair, with only one equal

975
2,600
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2439
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2439, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT COIL, SCOTT 396, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.

With 2002 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98). This Scott 396 pair stands alone as the only Mint N.H. pair to achieve the perfect grade of Gem 100. Six singles have also been graded 100, one of which is offered in the following lot. The highest graded guide line pair is the 90 offered in the previous lot.

375
3,250
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2440
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2440, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, wide margins, fresh color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COIL, SCOTT 396, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others.

135
2,000
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2441
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2441, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Guide line pair, choice centering and margins, rich color, oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989, 2003 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,900.00), whichever expertizing service is correct on the grade this is a very choice used guide line pair of this issue, only one line pair grades higher in the P.S.E. Population Report (at 95) and two others share this grade

825
950
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2442
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2442, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Pair, precise centering with balanced margins, rich color, light circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other pair

190
900
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2443
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2443, 1910-13 Perf 8.5 Horizontal Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 392-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Wide and beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of this coil, ex Helton, with 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

65
500
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