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Lot 1438

1910, 2¢ carmine coil (388), guide line pair. Well centered, bright and fresh. O.g. Small inclusion on reverse only (not mentioned in certs.). Very Fine.
Scott $8,500

Expertization: 1975, 1991 P.F. Certificates.

On these pages, we have often discussed how frequently these flat plate coils are faked. On a visit to the Philatelic Foundation, we decided to assess the actual number of #388 line pairs pronounced genuine as compared to those determined not to be genuine. Three out of every four that were submitted failed.

Realized $4,500

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