Lot 1766 BK1903, 1¢ blue green, position I, booklet pane of 6, o.g., hinge remnants, well centered, rich bold color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 300b $600.
Lot 1767 /1903, 4¢ brown, bottom margin plate block of 6 with imprint, o.g., top center stamp hinged, others never hinged, rich color, nice overall centering, Very Fine.
Scott No. 303 $825.
Lot 17681902, 13¢ purple black, right margin plate block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color, bright and fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 308 $1,150.
Lot 17691903, $1 black, full o.g., exceptional centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color and remarkable freshness, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1995 P.F. & 2006 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,300).
Scott No. 311 $600.
AN OUTSTANDING MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1903 $1 FARRAGUT ISSUE.
Lot 17701903, $2 dark blue, full o.g., choice centering amid uncommonly large margins, deep color and very fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2020 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SSV $1,900).
Scott No. 312 $800.
Lot 17711903, $2 dark blue, o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins, deep rich color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 312 $800.
Lot 17721903, $5 dark green, full o.g., rich deep color, attractively centered amid well balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, a very attractive mint high value; with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (80).
Scott No. 313 $2,000.
Lot 17731908, 5¢ blue, imperf, o.g., lightly hinged, large nicely balanced margins, fresh with rich color, Extremely Fine; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $400).
Scott No. 315 $300.
Lot 17741908, 5¢ blue, imperf, top margin plate no. 2952 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged (trivial natural gum inclusion in top right stamp, visible on reverse only), fresh with strong bold color, full margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 315 $4,750.
A CHOICE NEVER HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1908 5¢ LINCOLN IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
Lot 17751908, 1¢ blue green, experimental coil, perf 12 horizontally, full o.g., wide margins, rich color and a wonderful crisp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine; with 1957 P.F. for pair and 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 316 $160,000.
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 1¢ HORIZONTAL EXPERIMENTAL COIL - A GREAT RARITY WITH ONLY ELEVEN PAIRS AND THREE SINGLES RECORDED.
The first Bureau issued coils were issued in vertical format at first, preceding the horizontal coils by nearly 6 months, appearing on February 18th, 1908 and issued in far less quantities than the horizontal coils. These issues were strictly experimental, prepared with the 1902 design series from normally produced sheets of 400 with the exception of perforations. Perforated in one direction and sliced by a stripper, these strips were then hand assembled into coil rolls.