Lot 2307 o1908, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, Attleboro Stamp Co. perfs, well centered with a partial Attleboro double oval cancel, Very Fine.
Scott No. 343 $1,000.
The Attleboro Stamp Company ordered a custom designed stamp affixing machine. Imperforate coil stamps of the 1908 issue were perforated by the machine. The machine was used from August of 1909 to November 1909.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 23081909, 10¢ yellow, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil, line pair, full o.g., well centered especially for this notorious difficult issue, rich brilliant color, slightly rounded corner perf at top right (not mentioned on clear cert.), Very Fine; with 1976 P.F. certificate.
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.
Current Opening Bid: $6,500
Lot 23091909, 3¢ deep violet, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, nice centering and margins, rich vibrant color on distinctively blue paper, very fresh, Very Fine and choice; with 1996 & 2022 P.F. certificates, latter Graded (VF 80, SMQ $1,800).
Scott No. 359 $1,800.
Current Opening Bid: $1,350
Lot 23101909, 4¢ orange brown, bluish paper, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears n.h. and we see no trace of hinging), bright and fresh with rich bold color on distinctively bluish paper, fresh and Fine; with 1980 & 2022 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 360 $27,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE OF THE 1909 4¢ BLUISH PAPER RARITY.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4¢ and 8¢ Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off-center to some extent.
Current Opening Bid: $10,500
Lot 23111909, 6¢ red orange, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional centering amid well balanced margins, fresh with rich radiant color on distinct deeply blued paper, Extremely Fine, rarely encountered so choice; with 2020 P.F. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $2,400).
Scott No. 362 $1,250.
ONE OF THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLES THE 1909 6¢ BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.
Current Opening Bid: $800
Lot 23121909, 13¢ blue green, bluish paper, o.g., fairly light hinging, choice centering amid large margins, rich deep color and very fresh, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this rare bluish paper issue; with 1990, 2001 P.F. & 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $4,000).
Scott No. 365 $2,600.
Current Opening Bid: $2,500
Lot 23131909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon, tied by clear Exposition Station First Day cancel, Jun 1, 1909, on an Exposition picture postcard picturing the "Agricultural Bldg. fro Entrance of Manufacturer's Bldg."; mailed locally, Very Fine.
Scott No. 370 $5,000.
A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE FIRST DAY COVER.
Message reads, "Opening day of the A.Y.P.E. grounds opened 830 military parade 9.30 - Official opening by Pres. Taft. pressed a gold key at Wash. D.C."
Current Opening Bid: $800