Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
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EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING PAIRS OF THE 10-CENT 1909 COIL, SCOTT 356.
According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.
With 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). The highest grade awarded in any category and shared by only one other pair and three singles
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 10-CENT COIL, SCOTT 356, WITH BOTH STAMPS WELL-CENTERED. TRULY A CONDITION RARITY.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $10,500.00). Only one pair has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade.
FINE-VERY FINE PAIR OF THE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.
With clear 1988 and 2008 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate mentioning a tiny scuff (OGph, F-VF 75, SMQ $4,650.00).