Price of US Stamp Scott Cat. #389 – 3c 1911 George Washington Coil. Page 2

Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #389 - 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1470

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat strike of wavy-line machine cancel, small corner creases at bottom FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL. The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps’ use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears. With 1996 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1470

US$3,000.00
Value of US Stamps Scott # 389 - 1911 3c Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 570

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide margins, deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel used at Orangeburg N.Y., faint diagonal crease and small corner flaw at top right as do most VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL. This coil was used exclusively by Bell Pharmaceutical Co. in Orangeburg N.Y. to mail physician’s samples. Due to their use on mass mailings, many of the existing Orangeburg coils are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are corner creases or tears. With 1976 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 570

US$4,500.00
US Stamp Value Scott Catalog # 389: 1911 3c Washington Coil. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Dec 2013, Sale 640, Lot 351

1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (389), neat wavy black cancellation, handsome example of the rarely offered Orangeburg coil single, this being particularly scarce as it was a paste-up single, with the paste-up running along the left side of the stamp, 1 of 4 paste up singles that are known to exist; small faults as typically found, as these stamps were used by the Bell Pharmaceutical company to ship samples to doctors, the samples caused damage to nearly all the surviving examples of this incredibly scarce stamp; thinned and 3mm tear at top, otherwise Fine, 2006 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $10,500. Estimate $3,000 – 4,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Dec 2013, Sale 640, Lot 351

US$2,300.00
US Stamps Value Scott Cat. #389 - 1911 3c Washington Coil. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 1141

1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (389), neat wavy black cancellation, magnificent well centered example of this rarely offered Orangeburg coil single, with wide margins and sensational rich color, an extremely desirable example of this difficult stamp, missing from even the most advanced collections, much nicer than normally encountered; slight thins at top, and light natural creasing at left, otherwise Very Fine, 1982 and 1992 P.F. certificates. Scott $10,500. Estimate $4,000 – 6,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 1141

US$4,250.00
Price of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #389 - 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 515

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Top margin touching but well balanced on other sides, neat Orangeburg N.Y. wavy-line machine cancel, completely sound FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT TWENTIETH CENTURY COIL RARITY. This coil was used exclusively by Bell Pharmaceutical Co. in Orangeburg N.Y. to mail physician’s samples. With 2000 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 515

US$3,250.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Catalog 389 - 1911 3c Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 516

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Huge balanced side margins, huge bottom as well, touching at top, rich color and bold wavy line machine cancel, completely free of the usual creases and small tears caused when covers were sent through the cancelling machine FINE. A VERY COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE OF THIS WELL-KNOWN COIL RARITY. This coil was used exclusively by Bell Pharmaceutical Co. in Orangeburg N.Y. to mail physician’s samples.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jul 2013, Sale 1050, Lot 516

US$3,500.00
US Stamps Value Scott Catalog 389 - 1911 3c Washington Coil. H.R. Harmer, Jun 2013, Sale 3003, Lot 1276

389, 1911 3c Deep violet “Orangeburg” coil, ,fresh “eye popping” color, usual wavy line cancel, Extremely Fine for the issue and rarely found without faults, among the finest ,of what Johl calls the “rarest of all coils” specifically issued for the Bell Pharmaceutical Co. of Orangeburg, NY for the use in sending out samples of their product to doctors, 1951 and 2003 APS ,Certificates (Scott value $10,500)

H.R. Harmer, Jun 2013, Sale 3003, Lot 1276

US$6,250.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Catalog # 389 - 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 261

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat strike of wavy-line machine cancel FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL. The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps’ use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Many have small faults such as corner creases or small tears. With 1984 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 261

US$6,250.00
US Stamps Value Scott Cat. # 389 - 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Feb 2013, Sale 634, Lot 251

1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (Scott 389), neat wavy black cancellation, an unbelievable example of this rarity, with boardwalk margins and incredible deep rich color, a true condition rarity being completely fault free without any flaws that normally plague this issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 1976 and 2013 P.F. certificates. Scott $10,500. Estimate price $7,500 – 10,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Feb 2013, Sale 634, Lot 251

US$12,000.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. # 389: 1911 3c Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2012, Sale 1028, Lot 358

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Strip of three with paste-up tab at left, rich color, tied on small purple piece by neat strikes of Orangeburg N.Y. circular datestamp and duplex oval grid, the left stamp (overlaying the paste-up) has a small piece out of corner, right stamp has small piece out at bottom left, a few other small faults mostly on far right stamp FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWO USED MULTIPLES OF THE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ARE RECORDED. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING 20TH CENTURY RARITIES. The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911 specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of Bell products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, most were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps’ use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production, accounts for their rarity. This strip of three was apparently used on a larger package from Bell Pharmaceuticals, and was hand-cancelled. The style of envelope is consistent with those seen on covers bearing Orangeburg coil singles. Only two 3c Orangeburg used multiples are recorded: the strip of three offered here and another strip of three, centered sharply to bottom left, with tiny stain spots at top and top right and small closed tear at bottom left (ex Bissell and Hanschen, illustrated below). No used pairs and no used guide line pairs are known to exist. Ex Twigg-Smith. Left stamp lifted to verify paste-up. With 1961, 1995 and 2001 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as pair and single

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2012, Sale 1028, Lot 358

US$45,000.00
US Stamps Price Scott Catalog #389 - 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Matthew Bennett International, Sep 2012, Sale 345, Lot 339

o 1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (389), unusually well centered with characteristic deep violet color and the customary wavy line machine cancellation; light corner creases at top, neither of which are visible on the front; choice Very Fine appearance. Scott price $10,500 Expertization: 1980 & 2008 PF Certificates. Provenance: Lyons, “Ganymede”. This 3¢ coil was produced specifically to be used by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company of Orangeburg, N.Y. to mail samples to doctors across the county. Three cents paid triple the 4th class mail rate, which indicates that the samples were quite bulky. In addition, the volume of the mass mailing necessitated that the covers be put through the first class cancelling machine rather than being hand cancelled. These two circumstances resulted in most of the surviving examples, and virtually all of the known covers, being affected by wrinkles and creases— or worse.

Matthew Bennett International, Sep 2012, Sale 345, Lot 339

US$5,500.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #389: 1911 3c Washington Coil. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1025, Lot 220

3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (Scott 389). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue, tied by “Orangeburg N.Y. Sep. 19 5PM 1911” machine cancel on cover to Columbus O., usual “Bell & Company Incorporated Manufacturing Chemists” corner card, stamp with light diagonal crease at top VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL ON A FRESH COVER. ONLY THIRTEEN ORANGEBURG COIL COVERS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps’ use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity. Ex Klein. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1025, Lot 220

US$19,000.00
Values of US Stamp Scott # 389: 1911 3c Washington Coil. Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2012, Sale 340, Lot 440

o 1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (389), bright, fresh and exceptionally well centered with distinctive wavy-line machine cancel; typical light pressed creases; otherwise choice and Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Scott value $10,500 AN EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS KEY COIL ISSUE. Expertization: 1981 PF Certificate. This 3¢ coil was produced specifically to be used by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company of Orangeburg, N.Y. to mail samples to doctors across the county. The 3¢ stamps paid triple the 4th class mail rate indicating that the samples were quite bulky. In addition, the volume of the mass mailing resulted in the covers being put through the first class cancelling machine rather than being hand cancelled, as was the custom. These two circumstances account for the fact that most of the surviving examples and virtually all of the known covers are affected by wrinkles, creases or worse.

Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2012, Sale 340, Lot 440

US$4,750.00
Prices of US Stamp Scott Cat. #389: 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 1129

o U.S.; General Issues, 1911, 3¢ Deep Violet, the “Orangeburg” Coil, #389. Used, “creased” (very light), rich color, almost Fine, PF (1985) cert. Scott $10,500. , rare item, missing from most collections . Estimate $4,000-5,000.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 1129

US$4,140.00
Values of US Stamp Scott Catalogue 389: 3c 1911 Washington Coil. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Oct 2011, Sale 626, Lot 350

1911, 3¢ deep violet, the “Orangeburg” coil (Scott 389), neat wavy black cancellation, a wonderful example of this popular rarity, in a quality much nicer than normally found; small thin spot of little consequence to this issue, Fine, 1979 P.F. certificate. Scott $11,000 This issue was produced specifically for The Bell Pharmaceutical Company by the Post Office Department in 1911, used to send samples of their products to physicians, these 3rd class packages were put through the first class cancelling machines at the Orangeburg Post Office which accounts for the majority of the surviving examples having creases and tears, as most philatelists were generally unaware of this stamp’s production, this issue became a major rarity .

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Oct 2011, Sale 626, Lot 350

US$3,500.00