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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 — 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2678
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2678, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Mint N.H. joint line pair and single, both with near perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2011 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; total SMQ $645.00), both are the highest graded by P.S.E.

72
475
2679
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2679, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, post-office fresh paper and color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil pair in the finest condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the only unused example of Scott 600 to achieve this perfect grade in any format, with none higher

12
1,300
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2680
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2680, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Joint line pair, wonderfully well-centered with wide margins, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used line pair, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00), this is the sole example at this lofty grade, with none higher

4
225
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2681
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2681, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)3c Violet, Coil (600), 3c Violet, Coil (600)3c Violet, Coil (600). Mathematically perfect centering, rich color, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $150.00 for 98), this is the only used example of Scott 600 to achieve this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

0
225
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2682
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2682, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601), 4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601). Mint N.H. joint line pair, precise centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair of this issue, with only two others equal

55
550
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2683
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2683, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601), 4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601). Mint N.H. pair, wide margins and mathematically flawless centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), this is one of only three examples to achieve this perfect grade, with none higher

16
850
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2684
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2684, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601), 4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601)4c Yellow Brown, Coil (601). Mint N.H. and used singles, both with outstanding centering and margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ for mint single $150.00, used single unpriced in 98 grade), both of these are the highest grades awarded and the used stamp has no equals

4
180
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2685
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2685, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602), 5c Dark Blue, Coil (602)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602). Mint N.H. joint line pair, exceptional centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

22
800
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2686
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2686, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602), 5c Dark Blue, Coil (602)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, post-office fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), this is one of only three examples of Scott 602 at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

7
1,000
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2687
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2687, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602), 5c Dark Blue, Coil (602)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602). Mint N.H., near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $200.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other

3
275
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2688
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2688, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602), 5c Dark Blue, Coil (602)5c Dark Blue, Coil (602). Joint line pair, pair and single, each with outstanding centering and margins, line pair with Albany N.Y. precancel, other two with duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2013, 2007 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95, Superb 98 and XF-Superb 95 respectively, only the line pair is priced in SMQ, at $275.00), each of these is the highest grade recorded, the line pair and pair have no equals, the single is one of two

3
750
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2689
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2689, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wonderfully well-centered, vivid color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair of this issue, with no equals

50
800
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2690
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2690, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair which could hardly be improved upon, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,100.00), the highest grade awarded and only two other examples share this grade

16
1,500
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2691
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2691, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), only two others match this perfect grade, which is the highest recorded

7
700
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2692
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2692, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)10c Orange, Coil (603), 10c Orange, Coil (603)10c Orange, Coil (603). Pair and single, both with precise centering, vibrant color, pair with neat Stone Harbor N.J. duplex cancel, single with Boston machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2016 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 and Superb 98 respectively), unpriced in SMQ, these are the highest grades awarded with no equals, the highest graded used joint line pair is an 85

0
160
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2693
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2693, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Mint N.H. joint line pair and pair, both with choice centering, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2010 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; total SMQ $800.00), the highest grade awarded to a line pair (with two equal) and only one pair grades higher (at 100)

8
750
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2694
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2694, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), this is one of only two examples at this perfect grade, with none higher

0
350
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2695
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2695, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Joint line pair and pair, each with choice centering and margins, neat cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2016 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $450.00), each is the highest graded, the line pair has no equals and the pair is one of two

1
750
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2696
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2696, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604), 1c Yellow Green, Coil (604)1c Yellow Green, Coil (604). Huge Jumbo margins and perfect centering, light Richmond Va. circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil, ex Helton, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $150.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), this is the sole used example of Scott 604 at this lofty grade, with none higher

0
225
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2697
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2697, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Mint N.H. joint line pair and pair, both with essentially perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2018 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; total SMQ $625.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair and it is shared by only two others, only two pairs grade higher (at 100)

8
550
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2698
nh
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2698, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil single, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $350.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

0
650
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2699
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2699, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Joint line pair and pair, both with precise centering and balanced margins, line pair with light duplex cancel, pair with Tiffin O. machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, scarce in this centered used condition, with 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $275.00), the line pair is the highest graded with only one equal and only one pair grades higher (at 98)

4
150
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2700
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2700, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605), 1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605)1-1/2c Yellow Brown, Coil (605). Huge margins and perfect centering, rich color, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used coil single, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $125.00 as 95), the highest grade awarded and shared by no others

0
150
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2701
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2701, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine, Coil (606), 2c Carmine, Coil (606)2c Carmine, Coil (606). Mint N.H. joint line pair, vivid color, mathematically perfect centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair in the finest attainable condition, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the sole line pair of Scott 606 at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

5
1,100
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2702
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2702, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine, Coil (606), 2c Carmine, Coil (606)2c Carmine, Coil (606). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), this is one of three pairs of Scott 606 at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

1
900
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2703
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2703, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine, Coil (606), 2c Carmine, Coil (606)2c Carmine, Coil (606). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $375.00), this is one of three singles of Scott 606 at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded, this also completes a sweep of Mint N.H. Gem 100 Scott 606's in all three formats in the Depew collection -- the only possible set of 100's at this time as the joint line pair is unique in this grade

0
750
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2704
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2704, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine, Coil (606), 2c Carmine, Coil (606)2c Carmine, Coil (606). Joint line pair, pair and single, each with choice margins and centering, different shades, line pair with oval registry cancels, pair with Santa Paula Cal. duplex cancel, single with "Savings Bonds" slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2009-2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90, XF-Superb 95 and Superb 98 respectively), each of these is the highest grade awarded in its format, the pair and single have no equals while the line pair is one of two recorded, total SMQ $365.00 counting the single as 95 (it is unpriced as 98)

4
750
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2705
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2705, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a), 2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color in this better shade, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair of this shade and it is shared by only four others

775
900
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2706
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2706, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a), 2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a). Mint N.H. pair, rich color in this distinctive shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous Mint N.H. pair, ex "Golden Oak", with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only one grades higher (at 100) and one shares this desirable grade

350
500
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2707
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2707, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a), 2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a). Mint N.H. radiant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

150
250
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2708
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2708, 1923-29 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 600-606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a), 2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a)2c Carmine Lake, Coil (606a). Joint line pair, perfectly centered with balanced margins, deep rich color in the distinctive Carmine Lake shade, bold mute oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 1923 VERTICAL COIL IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS SUPERB 98 LINE PAIR IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE ABOVE XF 90 IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 606a in any format. No other line pairs, pairs or singles grade above 90 in the P.S.E. Population Report. Unpriced in Scott used

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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