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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 — 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2575
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2575, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil, Tete-Beche (486 var), 1c Green, Coil, Tete-Beche (486 var)1c Green, Coil, Tete-Beche (486 var). Mint N.H. strip of four, top and bottom pairs connected with Perf 11 splice and in tete-beche format, Fine-Very Fine, a very unusual and desirable variety, this is most likely the result of a break in the coil roll, followed by rewinding the remainder of the roll before it was spliced onto the next printed web, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,100
2576
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2576, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Mint N.H. joint line pair, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade awarded with only three others equal

9
180
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2577
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2577, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Mint N.H. pair and single, both with mathematically perfect centering, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; total SMQ $650.00), only eight pairs and seven singles have been awarded this perfect grade and only one single grades higher (at 100J)

6
475
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2578
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2578, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Joint line pair, precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), this is the only used joint line pair of this issue at this high grade, with none higher

15
250
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2579
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2579, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Pair, exceptional centering with balanced margins, San Francisco duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

2
250
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2580
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2580, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)1c Green, Coil (486), 1c Green, Coil (486)1c Green, Coil (486). Mathematically perfect centering, rich color, light oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98J), this is the only used example of Scott 486 at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

0
190
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2581
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2581, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

275
1,500
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2582
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2582, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,450.00), this is one of only three Mint N.H. pairs at this perfect grade with none higher

65
950
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2583
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2583, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Merlin, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), this is the only single of Scott 487 to achieve this perfect grade with none higher

27
1,200
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2584
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2584, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Pair, choice margins and centering, vivid color, light circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00), the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair of this issue with none equal, the next highest grade is 70

140
650
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2585
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2585, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Pair, choice centering with balanced margins, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded with only three equal

37
225
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2586
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2586, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Mint N.H. joint line pair, outstanding centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others, in our opinion this is undercatalogued -- it has always brought over its SMQ value

90
500
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2587
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2587, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only six others, in our opinion this is undercatalogued -- it has always brought over its SMQ value

17
900
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2588
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2588, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in the finest attainable condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), this is the sole example of Scott 488 in any format or gum condition to achieve the perfect grade of Gem 100 from P.S.E., with no others equal

6
750
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2589
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2589, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Joint line pair, well-centered, intense shade, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $110.00), collectors seeking a superb used joint line pair of this issue may be in for a very long wait, this 80 is the highest grade recorded in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by only one other, years of search by Mr. Depew failed to improve upon this example, the SMQ value is irrelevant as the only other example contained in Power Search has Fine centering and realized $450 hammer

110
500
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2590
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2590, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Pair, choice centering and margins, vivid color, New York circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, an extremely difficult coil pair to find with this outstanding centering, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others, the highest grade for a used line pair is 80 (offered in the previous lot)

17
150
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2591
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2591, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Exceptional centering with balanced margins, rich color, neat oval and wavy-line cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil single, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $250.00), only one other used Scott 488 shares this grade, which is the highest awarded

5
150
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2592
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2592, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wide margins and precise centering, pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair and it is shared by only five others, P.S.E. does not even price this issue at the 98 grade and we feel the price for the 95 grade does not adequately convey its rarity in this condition

70
1,000
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2593
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2593, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), this is the only pair of Scott 489 to achieve this perfect P.S.E. grade with none higher

22
500
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2594
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2594, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, vivid color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge example of this coil issue in the finest attainable condition, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 100, unpriced in 100J grade), this is one of only two examples of Scott 489 to achieve this highest possible P.S.E. grade

10
650
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2595
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2595, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Joint line pair, choice centering, pastel color, light oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine for this scarce used joint line pair, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $145.00), collectors seeking a superb used joint line pair of this issue may be in for a very long wait, this 85 is the highest grade recorded in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by no others

40
225
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2596
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2596, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Pair, wide margins and perfect centering, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), the highest grade awarded to a used pair and it is equaled by no others, the highest grade for a joint line pair is the 85 offered in the previous lot

9
550
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2597
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2597, 1916-18 Perf 10 Vertical Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 486-489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Jumbo margins and perfect centering, face-free grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and stunning stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00), the highest grade awarded to a used example of Scott 489 in any format and it is equaled by no others, in such cases we feel that the SMQ value is irrelevant

2
350
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