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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 — 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2709
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2709, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Mint N.H. joint line pair, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT EDISON COIL, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,000.00). This the only joint line pair of this issue graded Gem 100 by P.S.E. -- the highest awarded

110
1,300
2710
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2710, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil pair, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by only four others

45
650
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2711
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2711, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $425.00), the highest grade awarded and it has been equaled by only two others, this also represents a clean sweep of Mint N.H. Gem 100 Scott 656'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

20
750
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2712
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2712, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Joint line pair and single, both with outstanding centering, line pair with 1930 dated duplex cancel, single with unobtrusive machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2011 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 and Superb 98 respectively; total SMQ $635.00), both of these are the highest graded in their formats

38
1,600
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2713
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2713, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Pair, wide margins and mathematically precise centering, bright color, light philatelic exhibition duplex datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair in the finest attainable condition, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $875.00), this is the only used pair awarded this perfect grade with none higher

4
375
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2714
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2714, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686), 1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686). Mint N.H. joint line pair, beautiful margins and mathematically perfect centering, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $950.00), this is the only Scott 686 joint line pair awarded this perfect grade with none higher

11
850
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2715
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2715, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686), 1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), this is one of only two pairs awarded this perfect grade with none higher

5
900
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2716
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2716, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686), 1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686). Joint line pair, outstanding margins and essentially perfect centering, neat mute oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00), this is one of only two used joint line pairs of this issue at this lofty grade with none higher, the other 98 has a bureau precancel (offered in following lot)

0
275
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2717
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2717, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686), 1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686)1-1/2c Brown, Coil (686). Joint line pair, pair and single, each with exceptional centering and balanced margins, line pair with Lancaster Pa. precancel, pair with Savings Bonds slogan machine cancel, single with wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2013-2018 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ for the line pair is $450.00 but the pair and single are unpriced), each of these represents the highest grade awarded, the pair and single are unique at the 98 grade while the line pair is one of two recorded (the other offered in previous lot)

1
300
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2718
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2718, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)4c Brown, Coil (687), 4c Brown, Coil (687)4c Brown, Coil (687). Mint N.H. joint line pair, flawless centering, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded with only four others equal

22
300
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2719
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2719, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)4c Brown, Coil (687), 4c Brown, Coil (687)4c Brown, Coil (687). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.A.G. (100 ogNH) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), this is one of only two pairs at this perfect grade with none higher

9
450
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2720
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2720, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)4c Brown, Coil (687), 4c Brown, Coil (687)4c Brown, Coil (687). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), this is one of only three singles at this perfect grade with none higher

4
700
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2721
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2721, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)4c Brown, Coil (687), 4c Brown, Coil (687)4c Brown, Coil (687). Choice margins and centering, light machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ), this 95 graded single represents all there is for superb used examples of Scott 687 in the P.S.E. Population Report, the highest grades for a line pair and pair are 90 (with bureau precancel) and 80 respectively, with only one each at those grades, both were owned by the late Mr. Depew but he did not deign to put them into his main collection

0
180
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2722
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2722, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)3c Purple, Coil (721), 3c Purple, Coil (721)3c Purple, Coil (721). Mint N.H. joint line pair, near perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), this is one of only four at this lofty grade, with none higher

13
650
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2723
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2723, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)3c Purple, Coil (721), 3c Purple, Coil (721)3c Purple, Coil (721). Mint N.H. pair and single, both with mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; total SMQ $1,025.00), the single is the highest graded and the pair is exceeded by only one at 100J

9
900
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2724
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2724, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)3c Purple, Coil (721), 3c Purple, Coil (721)3c Purple, Coil (721). Joint line pair, pair and single, each with exceptionally choice centering, neat machine or duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2009-2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95, Superb 98 and Superb 98 respectively), these are unpriced in SMQ at these grades, which are the highest awarded except for one single which grades 100

2
150
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2725
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2725, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)3c Purple, Coil (722), 3c Purple, Coil (722)3c Purple, Coil (722). Mint N.H. pair and single, both with mathematically perfect centering, bright colors, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; total SMQ $1,300.00), these are the highest grades awarded and are equaled by only two and one respectively

6
900
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2726
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2726, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)3c Purple, Coil (722), 3c Purple, Coil (722)3c Purple, Coil (722). Joint line pair and pair, both with outstanding centering and margins, bright colors, neat cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2009 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ), both of these are the highest graded with no equals

3
1,000
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2727
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2727, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723), 6c Deep Orange, Coil (723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723). Mint N.H. joint line pair, mathematically perfect centering, gorgeous bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair in the finest attainable condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,700.00), this is the only joint line pair at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

82
1,500
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2728
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2728, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723), 6c Deep Orange, Coil (723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair in the finest attainable condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,250.00), this is one of only three pairs at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

32
1,300
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2729
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Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2729, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723), 6c Deep Orange, Coil (723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering and color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $250.00), the highest grade awarded to a single of this issue, with no equals

15
475
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2730
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2730, 1929-33 Rotary Press Coils (Scott 656/723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723), 6c Deep Orange, Coil (723)6c Deep Orange, Coil (723). Joint line pair, pair and single, each with outstanding centering, bright colors, neat cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2009-2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ), the line pair and pair are the highest graded while the single is exceeded by only one other (at 98)

6
750
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