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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 — 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2444
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2444, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H. guide line pair, incredibly wide Jumbo margins, fresh color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00), since this guide line pair was first graded by P.S.E. in 2008, it has stood as the only 98J in the Population Report with none higher

65
850
2445
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2445, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H. pair, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00), only one grades higher (at 98) and no others share this grade

32
425
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2446
og
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2446, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Pair with plate no. 6582 in side margin, lightly hinged, a striking variety, special plates were prepared for some of the vertical coils which had plate numbers only in the side margins, they were normally trimmed off unless the coil was so misperforated that it remained, as happened here, these are much rarer than the coils showing plate numbers on the tab (from paste-ups), illustrated in 2016 Durland Catalog on p. 37, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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2447
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2447, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, an uncommonly superb example of a common coil, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), only one other shares this top grade, with none higher

13
700
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2448
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2448, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Guide line pair, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a very difficult guide line pair to obtain in such superb used condition, ex "Natalee Grace", with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $875.00), the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it, the next highest grade is a 90

100
1,600
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2449
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2449, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Pair, choice centering and margins, neat duplex and boxed cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00), only one used pair grades higher (at 98J) and no others share this grade

42
375
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2450
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2450, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Jumbo margins and choice centering, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

12
250
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2451
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2451, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vivid color, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb guide line pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only one grades higher (at 98J)

125
750
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2452
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2452, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. pair, fresh color, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only one grades higher (at 98J)

55
1,100
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2453
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2453, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb Mint N.H. coil, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), none grade higher and only two others share this perfect grade

22
350
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2454
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2454, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Guide line pair and pair, both with as choice centering as these come, vivid colors, neat cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2015 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates respectively (both XF 90; total SMQ $575.00), these are the highest grades awarded to used Scott 411 guide line pairs and pairs, neither has an equal in the P.S.E. Population Report

230
1,300
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2455
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2455, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Rich color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95), the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it, the next highest grade is a 95, this superb coil realized $1,400 hammer in our Sale 1166

17
550
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2456
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2456, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, rich color, detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. guide line pair and two singles

365
550
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2457
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2457, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, both stamps perfectly centered side-to-side and also top-to-bottom, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 412 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Ex "Hanover". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

260
1,900
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2458
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2458, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. pair, outstanding centering and margins, rich color, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

130
850
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2459
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2459, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, post-office fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $900.00), only two others share this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with none higher

55
800
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2460
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2460, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Guide line pair, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper, centrally-struck San Francisco circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 412, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

250
1,100
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2461
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2461, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Pair, wide margins and exceptionally choice centering, neat duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair of this issue, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00), this is by far the highest graded Scott 412 used pair in the P.S.E. Population Report with none equal, the next highest grade is 90

120
950
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2462
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2462, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mathematically perfect centering with impressively wide margins, deep rich color, neat circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a perfect example of this surprisingly challenging used coil, ex Helton, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,500.00), the highest grade recorded and it is equaled by no others

40
750
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2463
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2463, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line strip of four, brilliant color, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. line pair and two singles

835
700
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2464
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2464, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color and detailed impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413. THIS SUPERB LINE PAIR HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED WITH NO EQUALS.

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 2c Carmine "2 Cents" Perf 8-1/2 coil was released in March 1912. It is very elusive as a Mint N.H. guide line pair in superb grades.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $11,000.00). This is the only guide line pair of Scott 413 to achieve this perfect grade, with none higher. Only four others even exceed a 90 grade (two at 98 and two at 95)

575
5,500
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2465
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2465, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

260
6,000
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2466
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2466, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H., choice centering and margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995, 2005 P.F. (as pair) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), this coil is surprisingly scarce as a Mint N.H. single in the higher grades, no others in the P.S.E. Population Report exceed this 95 and only two others equal it

130
650
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2467
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2467, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Guide line pair, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $600.00), this is one of the few sub-90 grades contained in the Depew collection, despite years of searching he simply could never find a used guide line pair that could grade 90 or better (there is now one line pair graded 90)

325
325
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2468
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2468, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Pair, outstanding centering and margins, rich color, cork cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00), this is by far the highest graded used pair of this coil issue with none equal, the next highest grade drops all the way down to 85

100
1,300
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2469
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2469, 1912 Perf 8.5 Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 410-413)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Huge margins and mathematically perfect centering, gorgeous color, neat 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition slogan cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2011 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $1,400.00), this is the only used example of this coil to achieve the perfect Gem 100 grade with none higher

50
800
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