London 2020 Private Treaty Sale


 
 
 
Lot 19



Fabulous Exhibition-Quality Collection of U.S. Coils, 1908-85, An amazingly diverse holding, w many scarce and desirable items, with particular strength in paste-up pairs (many with plate numbers), leader and trailer strips (including rare pieces), regular pairs and line pairs, color varieties, perforation errors including imperforation and transitional strips, miscuts showing partial plate numbers, splices, and never hinged precancels. The collection also includes on-cover examples, test coils, a separate Prexie coil plate number study, several literature volumes, and a few doctored stamps with certificates for use as reference (not counted in catalogue value or estimate).

Given the breadth and depth of this collection, it's impossible to list every single "wow!" item, but among the highlights we note the following (never hinged, unless noted).

Singles, pairs and line pairs/strips of #349 single with Plate #5315 & Star (waiting on corrected cert), #368 VF vertical pair with USAV private perforations, #371 VF hinged horizontal pair (one stamp never hinged) with Brinkerhoff Type II perforations (certificate), #454 line pair (certificate), #497 VF line pair, #579 bottom margin example imperforate at bottom (certificate), #599b very lightly hinged line pair with partial plate number (certificate), #599A magnificent combination line pair (Type I + Type II) showing traces of Plate #19748 (certificate), #600 line strip of 4 showing large portion of Plate #18808 & Star (hinge remnant), #656 line pair with partial Plate #19781, #723 pair with splice, #723 lightly hinged gorgeous line pair with partial Plate #20968, #1058b precanceled line strip of 4, #1058b precanceled line strip of 5 with partial Plate #25098, #1059 small holes line pair, #1304a Bureau precanceled line pair, #1304Cd VF imperforate pair, #1305Ej XF imperforate line pair, #1518b VF imperforate pair, #1520b VF transitional strip of 4 including imperforate line pair, #1618Cd transitional strip of 5, #2112a VF imperforate plate number coil strip of 3 with Plate #1 with splice, and #2112a VF imperforate plate number coil strip of 4 with Plate #2.

Paste-ups (pairs, unless noted) of #348 with Plate #5489 (hinge remnant; certificate), #346V with Plate #5199 (hinged, certificate; pictured by Wallace Cleland in the Bureau Specialist 76:7), #354 (certificate), #355 (certificate), #390 (strip of 4, including an XF Jumbo not part of the paste-up), #392 with Plate #5659 (certificate), #394 (certificate), #395 (2, one XF, both with certificate), #396 (2, one with Plate #5902; both with certificate), #409V strip of 4 with unreported plate #6454 on tab and unreported plate #6456 in setoff on back of tab (certificate), #409 VF strip of 4 with unreported plate #6457 on tab and Schermack perforations with partial doubled perforations (certificate), #410 with Plate #5884, #412 with Plate #6545 (certificate), #412 with Plate #6477 (hinge remnant), #413 VF with Plate #5996 (hinge remnant; certificate), #442 VF strip of 4, #443 VF paste-up pair with Plate #7001 (certificate), #444 with Plate #6897 (certificate), #447 hinged (one stamp never hinged) with Plate #6733 (certificate), #606a strip of 4 (certificate).

Splice strips of four of #597 precanceled with partial plate number and #1305a imperforate BEP splice (certificate).

Leaders and trailers (rarely seen, no matter the issue): #390 VF leader single with Plate #5556, #392 end selvage single with Plate #5573 (hinge remnant), #393 end selvage pair with Plate #5560 (hinge remnant; featured in the Durland 2012 catalog), #393 full leader single (leader separated in middle), #408V full leader single and #409V full leader pair, #411 trailer pair, #412 end selvage pair with Plate #6301 (hinge remnant), #493 VF leader pair with full scarce "1,000 stamps" leader (leader separated in middle and one stamp damaged), #493 trailer pair, #495 trailer pair, #496 full leader single, #605 full leader strip of 4 with two splices, #606 full leader strip of 4 (certificate), #686 leader strip of 4 with line pair and partial plate number, #686 hinged precanceled leader strip of 4 with full scarce "1,000 stamps" leader, #686 VF full leader single, #840 full leader strip of 5 with line pair, #840 precanceled full leader strip of 3 with line pair, #841 precanceled full leader strip of 5, #842 hinge remnant full leader strip of 5 with line pair and partial plate number, #843 full leader single, #845 lightly hinged full leader strip of 4, #851 full leader strip of 7 with line pair, #1054 full leader strip of 11 with line pair and 40% of Plate #25869 and showing counting numbers (very scarce), #1054c precanceled full leader strip of 4 with line pair and partial plate number, #1055 precanceled full leader strip of 4, wonderful #1058 full very scarce "3,000 stamps" leader strip of 5 with matching trailer strip of 5 and original 3,000-stamp roll label, #1058 full leader strip of 7 with line pair and partial plate number, extremely scarce #1058b precanceled full leader strip of 4 with middle line pair (certificate), #C52 VF full leader strip of 5 with line pair, and #TD119 VF full leader strip of 6.

As if all this weren't enough, the collection includes a binder containing another wonderful group of additional leader and trailer examples and other scarce coils-as well as a nearly complete collection of 1981-95 Transportation Coils, consisting of never hinged PNC strips of 3 (1897//2466) with virtually all better items and plate numbers represented. Includes #1900 (plate 3 & 5), #1901a (plate 5 & 6), 1903 (plate 5 & 6), #1903a (plate 8), #1904a (plate 3 & 4), etc.

And that's just the mint! Used items include a #1520b strip of 4, #1895d XF pair tied on piece with full contemporaneous 1984 c.d.s., #2523b VF pair with contemporaneous cancel, and #2609b VF pair imperforate-between (scarce used), plus a set of used plate number coils, mostly singles on cover.

And covers—they're here as well: #383V paste-up pair on late-usage cover, #392 line pair tied on commercial cover with 1912 c.d.s. (certificate), two covers each with #409 single with Farwell Type 4B4 perforations tied on John V. Farwell Company letterhead cover with Chicago, IL 1913 c.d.s., #410 paste-up pair tied on late-usage cover, and #1895d pair properly tied on cover with contemporaneous 1983 c.d.s.

Be sure to wrap your head around this one!

Scott $53,000.

Price: $17,500.



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