Price History for US Scott 356 LP in OGnh 75 Grade
Show Grade on Graph
Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
- It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
- When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
- At the time of an auction, the SMQ value has already been published and is available to bidders. Increases or decreases in SMQ value prior to the auction may affect the price realized.
This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.
VERY FINE. THE 10-CENT PERF 12 COIL IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE AS A GUIDE LINE PAIR IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE AND MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
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.
Our computerized records encompass more than 18 years of auctions. In that time we have offered in Mint N.H. condition only a handful of singles, four guide line pairs and three pairs (including the pair offered in the following lot).
Ex Silver Lake. 1997 P.F. certificate for guide line strip and 2004 P.F. certificate as this pair no longer accompany. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $30,000.00). Grading is somewhat irrelevant for a rarity of this caliber but a check of the P.S.E. Population Report statistics reveals that this is the only graded Scott 356 line pair
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A MAJOR CONDITION RARITY.
As the previous description notes, very few examples of this coil issue were saved for collectors. A review of our computerized records revealed an astonishing fact: this is the first Mint N.H. pair we have offered since keeping computerized records. Our computerized records encompass almost 13 years of auctions. In that time we have offered in Mint N.H. condition the following examples of Scott No. 356: 1) Mint N.H. guide line strip of four (Zoellner Sale 804, lot 560, realized $35,000 hammer); 2) One Mint N.H. single offered twice (once in Sale 848 and once in Sale 913); and 3) One Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex Silver Lake (Sale 866, lot 206, realized $47,500 hammer).
With 1975 and 2000 P.F. certificates