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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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1923-39 Coil Issues

Lots 2489-2498 Lots 2499-2500

Lot 2489    

1923, 2¢ Washington, type I, horizontal rotary press coil, single, underpaying the 5¢ rate by 3¢ on an Aug 1931 cover from Lancaster, Cal. to Canton, China; "T Seattle/ 30 Centimes" opera glass and red Chinese "TAX 30 (manuscript) cts." handstamps with three 3¢ Postage Dues (J56) tied by Canton cds's, Very Fine.
Scott No. 599    Estimate $150 - 200.

The 3¢ underpayment was doubled to 6¢ of 30 centimes, the Chinese Cents de Piaster being equivalent to Centimes.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2490    

1923, 2¢ Washington, type I, carmine lake color, horizontal rotary press coil, guide line pair with 20% plate #193??? o.g., never hinged, Fine and rare; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate noting a "tiny internal paper tear", which appears to be a natural production flaw.
Scott No. 599b    $950+.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2491    

1929, 2¢ Washington, type II, horizontal rotary press coil, guide line strip of 5 & plain strip of 5 canceled with mute double ovals on a registered cover (window envelope) from Los Angeles on May 5, 1930; apparently originally addressed locally then redirected to San Francisco, then to Madison, Wis., and, finally, returned to sender with a final Los Angeles backstamp on May 26 and numerous intermediate handstamps; slight tear in glassine "window", otherwise Very Fine, ex-Griffith.
Scott No. 599A    Estimate $400 - 600.

A rare usage of the 2¢ type II coil — Scott prices the used off-cover line pair at $400.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 2492    

1929, 2¢ Washington, type II, horizontal rotary press coil, joint line strip of six, with line between fourth and fifth stamp, tied by "Chicago, Ill., Jackson Park Sta., Jul 3, 1929" duplex postmarks on special delivery cover to Marion, Ohio, violet auxiliary handstamps and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a rare type II line strip paying postage plus the 10¢ special delivery fee.
Scott No. 599A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2493    

1929, 2¢ Washington, types I & II, horizontal rotary press coil, line strip of 4 showing partial plate no. above third (type II) stamp, o.g., never hinged, deep color, Fine.
Scott No. 599A, 599    $1,590.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 2494    

1924, 5¢ Roosevelt, horizontal rotary press coil, three singles tied by a New York machine cancel, Mar 29, 1930, on a damaged-in-handling Special Delivery cover from New York to Updala, Sweden, also bearing a "U.S. Ger. Sea Post, S.S. Geo. Washington" duplex handstamp of the same date on reverse; front bears handstamp "Received in Damaged Condition", and the back bears two Official Seals saying basically the same thing in German, "Der Seepost Hamburg-New York in beschädigtem Zustande zugegangen, daher amtlich verschlossen" with the addition of "officially sealed"; that being said, the only damage we see is that the right-most stamp is chipped, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 602    Estimate $300 - 400.

An exceedingly rare Post Office Seal that is unlisted in Robert Gordon's
The U.S. Trans-Atlantic Sea Post (1921-1939.

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Lot 2495    

1923, 2¢ Washington, carmine lake color, vertical rotary press coil, an exceptional guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF 80).
Scott No. 606a    $775.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2496    

1929, 2¢ Edison, rotary press coil, horizontal line pair, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid beautifully balanced margins, strong bold color, Superb, one of seven line pairs to receive this grade with only one graded higher (a 100); with 2007 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $900).
Scott No. 656    $110.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 2497    

1929, 2¢ Edison, rotary press coil, guide line strip of five, tied by "Brisbane, Queensland, Feb 17, 30" cds's paying the special delivery rate on incoming 5¢ airmail entire to St. Louis, Mo., in combination with Australia 3d green + 1½d red tied by Brisbane slogan machine postmark, various transit backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 656    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2498    

1939, 10¢ Tyler, horizontal coil, used with a single 4¢ Franklin coil (843), tied by Cleveland, O. duplexes, May 13, 1944, on an Airmail cover to A.P.O. 913, San Francisco, and redirected (on reverse) to Columbus, O., 13th Air force Headquarters, with a partial May 19 A.P.O. backstamp and final "May 24" pencil docketing on front; somewhat wrinkled from thick contents (not present), F.-V.F.
Scott No. 847    Estimate $400 - 600.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PREXIE RATE COVER.

A rare example of a temporary Wartime rate of 6¢ per half ounce to or from military postal facilities outside the continental U.S., in effect from Dec 25, 1941 until Sep 30, 1946.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lots 2489-2498 Lots 2499-2500

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