Sale 1221 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020
Category — 1908-12 Washington-Franklin and Commemorative Issues (Scott 331-396)
FINE AND RARE USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1910 4-CENT VERTICAL COIL. ONLY NINE GENUINE USED GUIDE LINE MULTIPLES ARE LISTED IN OUR CENSUS.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 153), this coil was issued approximately eighteen months after the horizontal coil Scott 354 and was only in use for a short period of time. Our census of used guide line pairs records only eight, plus one contained in a strip of four. Five or six were used in Benton Harbor Mich., the home town of Alvin Filstrup.
Unpublished Census No. 350-CAN-LP-09. With 2020 P.F. certificate
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,000 (ten sheets) of the 8c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE. AN UNCOMMONLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.
With 1972 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80)