EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 20-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Ex "Westchester" and "Golden State". With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100, offered in our 2014 Rarities sale and recently brought $13,500 hammer in the "Golden State" sale) and no others share this grade. The margins on the stamp offered here are noticeably larger than the 100, but measurements must be off a fraction of a millimeter.
20¢ Ultramarine (419), full top plate number 6908 block of six, lightly hinged, beautiful centering and margins
Weill Brothers' Stock, Christie's RL, 10/12/1989, lot 302
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.
This is the first 20c stamp to be issued in the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two have graded higher and one other shares this grade.
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.
Ex Curtis. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.