Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019
Category — 1902-08 Issues
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1902 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE GRADES HIGHER AND NONE SHARE THIS GRADE.
With 2006 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,650.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J, realized $10,000 hammer in our 2019 Rarities sale) and none share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED AND SOUND MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 317.
The 5c 1908 Coil stamps, which were stripped by hand, are almost always centered to one side. The example offered here, with wide margins on both sides, is a rarity for the issue. Factoring in its Mint Never-Hinged gum, this stamp is certainly one of the finest examples of the issue.
With 1958 P.F. certificate for a pair, issued to Raymond H. Weill. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). This is the only Mint N.H. example contained in the P.S.E. Population Report
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 318.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322.
With 1974 (for a pair) and 2006 P.F. certificates
FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT LOUISIANA PURCHASE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
It is believed that only one pane of 50 was found in Cleveland Ohio. This intact pane was originally sold to A.W. Weigel of the Ohio Stamp Co. and very shortly thereafter became part of the George H. Worthington collection. After the Worthington sale it was broken into pairs and blocks of four, including the unique plate block offered in our sale of the William H. Gross Multiples Collection (Sale 1200, lot 193). Power Search lists very few of these rarities -- we have offered only a handful of others since 1990.
With 2017 P.F. certificate (F 70)