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5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT COIL, SCOTT 396, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.
With 2002 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98). This Scott 396 pair stands alone as the only Mint N.H. pair to achieve the perfect grade of Gem 100. Six singles have also been graded 100, one of which is offered in the following lot. The highest graded guide line pair is the 90 offered in the previous lot.
5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, deep shade on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00), only one grades higher and two others share this desirable grade
5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a fresh and superb pair, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00), only one pair has graded higher (at 100) and only two others share this lofty grade
5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, unusually deep shade on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Scarsdale, 1983 and 1999 P.F. certificates no longer accompany, with 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)
5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, choice centering with balanced margins, deep rich color, accompanying certificates notes a perf disc indent on left stamp which is barely detectible, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)