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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 — 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2530
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2530, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular joint line pair, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,950.00), this is the only Mint N.H. joint line pair of Scott 452 to achieve the perfect Gem 100 grade, with none higher

160
1,900
2531
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2531, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. pair, essentially perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00), only two grade higher (at 100)

55
250
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2532
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2532, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by only one other

21
650
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2533
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2533, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Joint line pair, near perfect centering, rich color, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair of this issue, no others have equaled it

200
650
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2534
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2534, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Pair, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00 as 95, unpriced in any higher grade), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

55
375
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2535
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2535, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), the highest grade awarded and only three others share it

17
300
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2536
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2536, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wide margins and uncharacteristically well-centered, vivid color

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT TYPE I HORIZONTAL ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2001 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

1,450
2,300
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2537
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2537, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. pair, outstanding centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), regardless of which grade is more accurate, this is a scarce Mint N.H. pair in such choice condition

625
2,900
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2538
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2538, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Whitman. With 1993 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. Scott 453 and it is shared by only one other

300
2,800
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2539
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2539, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Joint line pair, choice centering and margins, rich color, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $775.00), this is one of the few sub-90 grades in Mr. Depew's main collection and it is easy to see why as this joint line pair does not come any nicer, this 85 is the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

600
400
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2540
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2540, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Pair, wide margins and outstanding centering, deep rich shade on bright paper, neat Albany N.Y. duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Helton. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00). This is the highest grade recorded and the sole example to achieve it

140
850
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2541
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2541, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Bold color on crisp paper, perfect centering with wide margins, lightly struck circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Helton, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only one example grades higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade

45
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2542
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2542, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering and margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00), the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. joint line pair of this issue

850
950
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2543
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2543, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 454, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,100.00). Only two others share this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded

360
2,900
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2544
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2544, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 454, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 1991 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the only example of Scott 454 in any format or condition to receive the perfect grade of Gem 100 -- the highest awarded

160
1,700
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2545
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2545, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Joint line pair, vivid color, beautifully balanced margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an incredibly difficult line pair to find in this outstanding used condition, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00), the highest grade awarded to a used line pair and it has been equaled by no others -- the next closest is an 80

600
700
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2546
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2546, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Pair, exceptional centering with wide margins, bright color, bold duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair and very difficult to find in this quality, ex Kirke, with 1984 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other pair

70
300
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2547
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2547, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Choice margins and centering, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $280.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only four others

22
130
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2548
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2548, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H. joint line pair, exceptional centering and margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb line pair, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), this is the only joint line pair of Scott 455 to achieve the 98 grade with none higher

105
1,400
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2549
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2549, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, bright color, post-office fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, a perfect pair of this coil issue, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the only pair of Scott 455 to achieve the Gem 100 grade, which is the highest awarded

18
1,600
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2550
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2550, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 1991 P.F. (copy, for a pair) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00), this is the only Mint N.H. single to achieve this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded

18
600
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2551
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2551, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Joint line pair, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, bright color, light cancel, Extremely Fine, a very rare used line pair in this condition, with 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00), this is by far the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair of Scott 455, with none equal, the next highest grade is a 75

175
1,000
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2552
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2552, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Pair, well-centered with Jumbo margins, light circular datestamp cancel, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00), despite the modest SMQ value this is a rare used pair in this condition, as the highest grade awarded with no equals

27
500
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2553
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2553, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wide and beautifully balanced margins, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00). Only one grades higher (at 95) and this is one of only two examples to achieve this grade.

2,600
4,500
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2554
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2554, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. pair, perfectly centered, bright shade, detailed impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 456, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two other pairs

1,150
6,000
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2555
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2555, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, vivid color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 456, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 2007 P.F. (for strip of four) and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $8,000.00). This is the only example of Scott 456 in any format or gum condition to be awarded the perfect grade of Gem 100 from P.S.E., the highest awarded

500
4,000
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2556
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2556, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line strip of four, brilliant color, choice centering and wide margins throughout, intact perfs at sides with portions of adjoining stamps, Des Moines Iowa duplex cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE USED JOINT LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456.

Used joint line multiples of Scott 456 are rare. Our informal search of this issue found fewer than ten, several of which have faults. This is one of only two we have encountered in the desirable strip of four format.

From our 1992 Rarities sale. With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as joint line pair and two singles

3,340
1,600
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2557
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2557, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, bright color, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat Detroit registry oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN, AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST.

Our informal search of used joint line pairs of this issue found fewer than ten, several of which have faults.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair and it is shared by no others. The next highest grade is 70

3,000
1,600
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2558
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2558, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Pair, perfect centering, rich color, light cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the only pair to achieve this grade, with none higher.

650
2,700
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2559
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2559, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Brilliant color, light wavy-line machine cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil single, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

170
1,100
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2560
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2560, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. joint line pair, outstanding centering with wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair of Scott 457 and it is shared by only one other

325
2,100
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2561
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2561, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), the highest grade awarded

140
1,800
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2562
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2562, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, excellent color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a perfect coil single, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), the highest grade awarded with only two others equal

55
900
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2563
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2563, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Joint line pair, choice margins and centering, rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999, 2015 P.F. (XF 90) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00), this is a very rare used line pair in this grade, the 90 offered here is the highest recorded with no equals, the next highest is 80

275
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2564
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2564, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Pair, well-centered with balanced margins, bold registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $275.00), only one grades higher (at 95)

95
140
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2565
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2565, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 458, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

350
2,500
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2566
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2566, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. pair, wide and beautifully balanced margins, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only five others

150
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2567
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2567, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only one single grades higher (at 100)

60
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2568
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2568, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Joint line pair, rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, well-struck New York oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 5-CENT ROTARY PRESS COIL, SCOTT 458, IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2003 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

250
2,500
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2569
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2569, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Pair, rich color, remarkably well-centered with wide and balanced margins, 1918 duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, especially desirable with the yeardate of the cancel showing contemporary usage, ex "Tahoe", with 2003 P.F. (for strip of three) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

95
325
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2570
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2570, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without crease between stamps, exceptionally well-balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this issue in the desirable line pair format without the crease along the joint line, with 1988 P.F. (for strip of four) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

1,500
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2571
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2571, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line strip of six, the line pair with the usual crease, vibrant color, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is the largest joint line multiple we have offered in our auctions since keeping computerized records in 1993, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. joint line pair and two pairs

2,175
1,500
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2572
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2572, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large and beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), the highest grade awarded

650
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2573
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2573, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $850.00), only one other example of Scott 459 shares this grade, with none higher, SMQ is very conservative on this grade

300
550
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2574
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2574, 1915 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Single-Line Watermark (Scott 450-459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, large margins to full, bright color, light strike of oval registry cancel, Fine, very rare in used form, ex Hall, with 1991, 2002 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,350.00), this is the only graded used pair of Scott 459 in the P.S.E. Population Report

3,500
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