EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 351.
Interestingly, this is the only 5c Washington-Franklin perforated vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that no others were made.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00). Only six Mint N.H. guide line pairs grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report (highest is a single pair at 98)
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 354.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the only pair of Scott 354 graded XF 90 and only one pair grades higher -- the XF-Superb 95 pair offered in our 2009 sale of the Whitman collection. The lack of other examples in the P.S.E. Population Report, even after many years of active grading in our hobby, speaks to the rarity of this issue in sound, centered Mint N.H. condition
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off-center to some extent.
With 1969 P.F. certificate