EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one Mint N.H. line pair grades higher (at 100, offered in our 2019 sale of the Depew collection) and only one other shares this grade
FRESH AND VERY GOOD. ONE OF ONLY 21 RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS PERF 12 x 10 RARITY.
Our census of Scott 423A, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/423A , contains nine unused singles, two vertical pairs and two unused blocks of four, for a total of 21 unused copies.
Census no. 423A-OG-06. With 1980 P.F. certificate as the old Scott No. 424a. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Value for unused is for a sound stamp with perfs touching or just cutting the design." (all but two in our census show the perfs touching)