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 Scott #356 Paste-Up Census.

This is a census of all known Scott #356 paste-ups that I created by searching through the Philatelic Foundations certificate database, the American Philatelic Expertizing Service certificate database, four major auction houses that have searches through thier sales lots and general Google searches around the internet.

The numbering sysem I'm using is based off of the system used by Siegel Auctions to census all of the known Scott #356 used pairs and multiples.  The breakdown of the census number is as follows: 356PU-CAN/UNU-SNGL/PR/STR-Cencus Number where CAN = Canceled (used), UNU = Unused, SNGL = Single, PR = Pair and STR = Strip of Three or more. 

The census begins with the oldest paste-up in the PF certificate database to the newest paste-up in the PF certificate database next come the oldest to the newest paste-ups found in the APEX certificate database and finally paste-ups with PSE certificates found in auction lots.  Any new finds going forward will be added to the end of the census in the order thay are found.  I will update the older PF certificate images with better ones as I find them in the future

As of 8/1317 I have found a total of 22 unique examples of the Scott #356 paste-up joints of which 18 come from the PF certificate database alone (16 are certified genuine and 2 are deemed fakes but I beg to differ), of the rest two are from APEX (one is certified genuine and the other is deemed a fake but I beg to differ) and two are from PSE.

Have added a 20th example to the census after doing a search of the PF database using the key word "paste".  The great thing about this pair is that the certificate opinion specifically states that the paste-up tag has plate #4944 on it which make this pair the third known with plate #4944 on the tab.

As part of the same PF database using the key word "paste" I have found two other #356 paste-ups, a used single cert #441003 and an unused pair cert #346993, that have opinions of "IT IS NOT A GENUINE COIL * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *".  I have added them to the census in the same mannor as the APEX certified example in 356PU-UNU-SNGL-17.

In the Specialist Vol. 56, #7, 1985, Whole Number 665, W. Wallace Cleland has an article titled "Was Scott #356 Pasted Up Backwards?" and shows a paste-up pair (left over right orientation, tab at middle).  The pair was in lot 185 of the J. & H. Stolow Inc. Sale of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 1984 and does not match up to any of the 19 paste-ups listed in the census.  This pair may someday be entered into the census, I'm in the process of gathering information on the sale and will publish the results when I have more information.  UPDATE: With the help of a member of the Phila Mercury message board I have scans of the auction catalog front cover, the page with the lot description and the page with the lot photo. Unfortunately the lot description makes no mention of the pair being certified. More research is needed.

On 6/5/17 I was made aware of another paste-up pair. This pair has been sitting in a collection for a number of years and the current owner has never been sure if it genuine or not and has been reluctant to send it to an expertizing committee to get a certificate. The collector sent me a front and back picture of the pair and I have encouraged the collector to send the pair to an expertizing committee to get a certificate. I am confident the pair will come back as genuine and I look forward to hearing back from the collector with the expertizing committee’s results.

Click on the small images below to see full size images of the paste-ups. 

Configuration of Paste-Up Auction Results
Census Number/Image Certifying Authority (Certificate Date if Known) Certificate Number Pair/Single/Strip, Condition Orientation Location What's on the Tab? Auction House Name Sale Date Sale Number Lot Number Realized Lot Description Certificate Opinions and Misc Notes

356PU-UNU-PR-1
Images from Matthew Bennett Auctions
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 1953) 7998 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right   Matthew Bennett International 12/16-19/2007 325 1988 $3,500 PF opinion states: 1909, 10˘ yellow coil (356), pair with paste-up at right, exceedingly well centered, luxurious color, original gum; some gum soaked perfs at upper left, some perf separations reinforced, still fresh and Extremely Fine. Scott $7,000, Expertization: 1956 P.F. & 2006 P.S.E. Certificates. PF opinion states: "Genuine coil pair #356", no mention of paste-up joint.
Professional Stamp Experts Certificate Date: 2006 Unkown

356PU-UNU-PR-2
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 17260 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right Plate #4944 PF Certificate opinion: "356 genuine with paste up at right edge, thin spot at left". W. Wallace Cleland in Vol. 52, #9, 1981, Whole #619 of The Specialist in an article titled: "An Update on Flat Plate Coil Paste-up Plate Numbers (The Robert L. Markovits Collection and Revisions in the Check List)" shows this paste-up pair with plate #4944 on the tab that the PF certificate does not mention.

356PU-UNU-PR-3
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 36494 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right               PF opinion states: "356 genuine", replaces PF cert #23972, paste-up at right not mentioned on cert.

356PU-UNU-PR-4
Images from Siegel lot description
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 1973) 41835 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right Part Imprint Ebay As of 5/27/2017   361545738448 Buy It Now for $5999.99 or Make Offer, has not sold as of yet Scott#356 Washington Mint Coil Pair with PF Cert Cat $11,250 (Stock #356-1 Pair) Condition: Fresh and rare coil pair, left stamp LH and the right paste up stamp is NH...the paste up stamp has a partial imprint on the wide paste up selvage...Comes with original PF cert...see pics and cert for details...cat for one NH and one hinged stamp... PF opinion states: "356 genuine with a paste up at right". PF Cert date is 1973. Imprint on tab only mentioned in Ebay listing, not mentioned on PF certificate. The PF, Kelleher Auctions and Siegel Auctions do not mention an imprint on the tab.Imprint on tab only mentioned in Ebay listing.
Kelleher Auctions 4/19-21/2016 682 1298 $3,068 1909, 10˘ yellow, horizontal coil (Scott 356), paste-up pair, o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh example of this incredibly rare paste-up pair; with alluring rich color; the paste-up is along the right side of the right side stamp - plus this stamp shows no evidence of any previous hinging; a rare opportunity to acquire a very rare coil, Very Good, with 1973 P.F. certificate. Scott $7,000. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
10/21-24/2010 622 2132 $2,875 1909, 10˘ yellow coil (Scott 356),coil pair, paste-up tab on R. stamp (not a paste-up pair), o.g., fresh & bright, scarce, V.G.-Fine, 1973 P.F. Cert. Scott $7,000.
Siegel Auctions 12/17/2002 852 1044 $1,800 PF opinion states: 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair with paste-up at right, vibrant color, centered to left, almost Fine, scarce pair, with 1973 P.F. certificate

356PU-UNU-PR-5
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 44619 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right               PF opinion states: "356 genuine with a paste up removed at right side".  Right side shows perforations, can't tell from photo if paste-up tab is still there or not.

356PU-UNU-STR-6
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 56233 Strip of Four, Unused Left Over Right Right               PF opinion states: "356 genuine w/a paste up at right".

356PU-UNU-PR-7
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 58541 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right               "356 genuine coil pair, right stamp with a paste-up"

356PU-CAN-SNGL-8
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 153915 Single, Used Left Over Right Right Part Imprint             PF opinion states: "And we are of the opinion that it is genuine with paste-up".  Note: owner has imformed me that there is a part imprint on the tab.

356PU-UNU-PR-9
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 179794 Pair, Unused Right over Left Left               PF opinion states: "And we are of the opinion that it is genuine, previously hinged reperforated at left and with paste-up paper adhering on that side" (Not positive but cert image leads me to believe that the paste-up orientation is right over left).

356PU-UNU-SNGL-10
Images from PF certificate database and Kelleher Auction lot description
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 1989) 209479 Single, Unused Left Over Right Right   Kelleher Auctions 9/12-14/2013 639 1130 $1,298 1909, 10˘ yellow coil (356), disturbed o.g., extremely scarce and rarely offered PASTE-UP single, with delightful color and choice centering, Fine to Very Fine, 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott $3,000. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. PF opinion states: "And we are of the opinion that it is genuine, previously hinged with a paste-up" Best guess from looking at the PF certificate image.  For sure looking at Keller Auction lot 1130, sale 639 photo.  Stamp is slightly altered at left when compared to the PF cert photo.

356PU-UNU-PR-11
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 353671 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right               PF opinion states: "And we are of the opinion that it is genuine, previously hinged, the right stamp with a paste-up tab removed from the gum side" - Right side appears to be reperforated.

356PU-CAN-SNGL-12
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation 370579 Single, Used Right over Left Left               PF opinion states: "Paste-up single And we are of the opinion that it is genuine".  No doubt from cert image that the paste-up tab is at the left.

356PU-CAN-PR-13
Images from Kelleher lot description
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 1998) 484959 Pair, Used on Piece Left Over Right Middle   Kelleher uctions 2/9-10/2010 620 637 $10,350 1909, 10˘ yellow coil (Scott 356), "paste-up pair", tied on small piece by Washington, D.C. DO cancel. Guide line pairs of this exceptionally Rare coil cat. $29,000 used. It should be noted that "paste-up" pairs are just as rare, as the production was equal and a case could be made that there are less surviving "paste-up" pairs, cat. $10,500.00 as regular used pair, Fine, 1998 P.F. cert. Estimate $15,000 - 20,000. Realized $10,350. PF opinion states: "Paste-up pair on piece, Washington, DC double oval cancel. And we are of the opinion that it is genuinely used on piece, positions 5 + 6 from the cover prepared by Henry Hammelman August 1911." Replaces PF Cert #329463

From Siegel Auction Census of used multiples: Census # 356-CAN-PR-12, Sound

356PU-UNU-PR-14
Images from Siegel lot description
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 2013) 513608 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Middle Part Imprint Siegel
Auctions
11/19/13 1061 3863 $2,300 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Paste-up pair, right stamp with part imprint on paste-up tab, original gum, h.r., vivid color, left stamp small thin spot at bottom, Fine appearance, this early coil was stripped into rolls by hand (the paste-up is where one strip was joined with the other), most unusual as a paste-up pair with the part imprint, a prized rarity for the coil specialist, with 2013 P.F. certificate PF opinion states: "Paste-up pair , part imprint on paste-up tab. And we are of the opinion that it is genuine, previously hinged, the left stamp with a small thin spot at the bottom."

356PU-UNU-PR-15
Images from Siegel lot description
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: 2017) Unknown Pair, Unused Left Over Right Middle   Siegel Auctions 3/1/2017 1150 1005 $2,500 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Paste-up pair, right stamp with paste-up tab, vivid color, right stamp small narrow vertical thin, Fine appearance, this early coil was stripped into rolls by hand (the paste-up is where one strip was joined with the other), with 2017 P.F. certificate. This certificate has not yet been entered into the online PF certificate database

356PU-UNU-PR-16
Images from Rumsey lot description
American Philatelic Expertizing Service (Certificate Date: 1943) 1896 Pair, Unused Left Over Right Right Plate #4944 Schuyler Rumsey 4/27-29/2007 26 1866 $4,500 1909, 10˘ yellow coil. Horizontal pair with paste-up plate no.4944 tab remnant attached at right, o.g., strong color, F.-V.F., a rare pair showing the plate number from the only plate the 10˘ coils were produced from; with 1943 A.P.S. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates. Scott No. 356    $7,000. Weird, if there is a paste-up tab at the right it's missing it's perforations (trimmed off?). Got my hands on an image of the PSE certificate which states that plate #4944 is on the tab, also have an image of the 1943 APEX cert which does not mention the plate number on the tab.
Professional Stamp Experts (Certificate Date: 2004) 129420 Goldberg Auctions 4/11/2005 29 415 $2,970 1909, 10˘ yellow coil, . Scott 356. Original gum lightly hinged pair with natural s.e. at right where the next paste-up stamp was connected, there remains a bit of the paste-up tab which shows the plate no. 4944, a rare occurrence, fairly well-centered and Fine, this is a terribly difficult issue to find well-centered, with 1943 A.P.S. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates. Estimated Value $2,300 - 3,250

356PU-UNU-SNGL-17
Images from APEX certificate database
American Philatelic Expertizing Service 195371 Single, Unused Left Over Right Right             APEX opinion: "United States, Scott No. 338, altered with perforations trimmed off." Image shows a paste up single, left over right orientation, tab still attached to the stamp  - at this time I have to beg to differ with the APEX opinion - I think it is a genuine paste-up single.

356PU-UNU-SNGL-18
Images from Siegel lot description
Professional Stamp Experts (Certificate Date: 2010) Unknown Single, Unused Left Over Right Right Plate #???? Siegel Auctions 10/26/2010 997 5910 $1,900 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Paste-up single with plate no. in paste-up, radiant color, well-balanced margins, accompanying certificate notes that small part of paste-up tab is missing but this is so minor we are surprised they even mentioned it. VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PASTE-UP SINGLE OF THE 10-CENT PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL WITH A PLATE NUMBER ON THE PASTE-UP TAB. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,550.00) It is unknown at this time what the plate number is, with luck it is mentioned on the PSE cert.

356PU-UNU-SNGL-19
Images from Siegel lot description
Professional Stamp Experts (Certificate Date: 1990) Unknown Single, Unused Left Over Right Right   Matthew Bennett International 4/24/2004 276 1357 $2,750 1909, 10˘ yellow coil (356), paste-up single. Essentially perfect centering with huge margins for this difficult coil stamp, outstanding color and impression, o.g. Extremely Fine, a handsome and choice example of this rare paste-up single. Realized $2,750, Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate. The Mathew Bennett International auction lot description is probably in error saying the stamp has a 1990 PF certificate, most likely it is a 1990 P.S.E certificate.
Siegel Auctions 4/20/1991 737 640 $900 10c Yellow, Coil (356). Paste Up Single, Extremely Fine, with P.S.E. Cert  

356PU-CAN-PR-20
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: Unknown) 449626 Single, Unused Left Over Right Right Plate #4944             PF Certificate opinion: "PAIR, WITH PLATE NO.4944 PASTE-UP AT RIGHT. AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT THE COIL IS GENUINE, BUT THE CANCELLATION IS FRAUDULENT. * * * * * * * * *".

356PU-CAN-SNGL-21
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: Unknown) 441003 Single, Used PASTE-UP SINGLE ON PIECE, "20" IN GRID PORTION OF DUPLEX CANCEL. AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT IT IS NOT A GENUINE COIL * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

356PU-UNU-PR-22
Images from PF certificate database
Philatelic Foundation (Certificate Date: Unknown) 346993 Pair, Unused PF Certificate Opinion: "IT IS NOT A GENUINE COIL * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *"

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