Lot 2471909, 50¢ violet, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional centering and well balanced margins, strong brilliant color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, only four graded higher in any mint condition; with 1997 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $750).
Scott No. 341 $275.
Lot 2481909, $1 violet brown, full o.g., choice centering within large well balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, an attractive example of this difficult high value; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 342 $450.
Lot 2491908-09, 1¢ green + 2¢ Hudson-Fulton, U.S.A.V. pocket type 3-2, strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, printed "Patents Pending" in red and numbered "357-359" on back, fresh and pristine, Very Fine.
Scott No. 343+373 $2,250 for singles.
A VERY RARE STRIP OF THE U.S.A.V. TYPE 3-2 VENDING MACHINE POCKET.
Lot 2501908, 1¢ green, vertical coil, guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered, vibrant color on brilliant paper, fresh and Extremely Fine to Superb pair; with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $2,000).
Scott No. 348 $650.
Lot 2511909, 5¢ blue, vertical coil, guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, outstanding centering, deep rich color on bright paper, very fresh, Superb, among the finest known; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 351 $2,350.
A MARVELOUS NEVER HINGED LINE PAIR OF THE 1909, 5¢ WASHINGTON VERTICAL COIL ISSUE.
Lot 2521909, 1¢ green, horizontal coil, line pair, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine, an exceptional line pair.
Scott No. 352 $1,800.
Lot 2531909, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, guide line pair, o.g., barest trace of hinge, exceptional centering within wide margins, intensely rich color, an Extremely Fine gem, a truly outstanding line pair; with 1976 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 353 $750.
Lot 2541909, 10¢ yellow, horizontal coil, pair, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional centering amid wide margins, rich bold color, Extremely Fine and choice, certainly one of the finest pairs in existence with very few that can even compare; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 356 $7,000.
A MAGNIFICENT MINT PAIR OF THE 1909, 10¢ WASHINGTON HORIZONTAL COIL.
Lot 2551909, 10¢ yellow, horizontal coil, guide line pair, o.g., neatly hinged once at top, well centered especially for this notorious difficult issue, rich brilliant color, Very Fine; with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for strip of 3.
Scott No. 356 $16,000.
A CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM LINE PAIR OF THE 1909 10¢ WASHINGTON HORIZONTAL COIL ISSUE.
The 1909 10¢ horizontal coil issue is known as one of the rarest of all U.S. coil issues. Only 15,000 where produced in rolls of 500. These rolls where sent to only six cities. Five of the 30 rolls where sent to the Chicago, Ill. Post Office where a Chicago auction firm purchased three rolls. They where able to sell approximately 300 to collectors while the balance was used on their mailing and sold to a local bank. This 300 sold to collectors apparently makes up a majority of the known mint examples on the market today.