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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 — 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2470
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2470, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. guide line pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Mint N.H. guide line pair of this issue, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two other line pairs

17
850
2471
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2471, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bottom stamp small natural gum skip not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge Mint N.H. pair, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00 as 100, unpriced in 100J grade), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other pair

5
550
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2472
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2472, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful coil single which completes the Gem 100 grades for all formats of Scott 441 in the Depew collection, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 100, unpriced in 100J grade), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

2
550
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2473
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2473, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Guide line pair, rich color, unobtrusive cancels, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, an extremely difficult used guide line pair to obtain in such superb condition, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), this is one of only two guide line pairs in this grade with none higher

40
400
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2474
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2474, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Pair, choice centering, fresh color, light oval grid cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00), despite the modest SMQ value of this pair it is exceedingly difficult to find used in this grade, which is the highest awarded and is equaled by no others

7
180
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2475
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2475, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. guide line pair, outstanding centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only one Scott 442 guide line pair grades higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade

130
1,400
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2476
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2476, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering with exceptional Jumbo margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning coil pair in the finest condition attainable, ex Merlin, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,000.00 as 100), this is the only pair of Scott 442 in any format to achieve this highest possible grade

55
1,300
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2477
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2477, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H., brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, perfection, ex Merlin, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $500.00 as 100), the highest grade possible on the grading chart and the only example to achieve it

22
900
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2478
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2478, 1914 Perf 10 Vertical Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 441-442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Pair, brilliant color, choice margins and centering, neat strike of Boston Mass. small circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair with an attractive cancel, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 442 pair (the highest graded used guide line pair is 80), only two others have equaled this 95 and we doubt they have as attractive a cancel

130
850
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