#389 – 1911 3c Washington deep violet coil

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U.S. #389
3¢ Washington
Coil
 
Issue Date: January 24, 1911
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Perforation: 12 Vertically
Color: Deep Violet
 
This stamp, known at the Orangeburg Coil, was only issued to the Bell Pharmaceutical Company located in Orangeburg, NY. It is very rare – The Philatelic Foundation has only certified 154 genuine examples.
 
Printed on single-line watermarked paper, #389 was perforated 12 vertically. There is no other 3¢ Washington coil stamp perforated the same way.
 
The company made patent medicines and used these stamps to send samples to doctors. Used stamps were cancelled with a wavy cancellation that was used at the Orangeburg post office at the time. 
 

 

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U.S. #389
3¢ Washington
Coil
 
Issue Date: January 24, 1911
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Perforation: 12 Vertically
Color: Deep Violet
 
This stamp, known at the Orangeburg Coil, was only issued to the Bell Pharmaceutical Company located in Orangeburg, NY. It is very rare – The Philatelic Foundation has only certified 154 genuine examples.
 
Printed on single-line watermarked paper, #389 was perforated 12 vertically. There is no other 3¢ Washington coil stamp perforated the same way.
 
The company made patent medicines and used these stamps to send samples to doctors. Used stamps were cancelled with a wavy cancellation that was used at the Orangeburg post office at the time.