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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 228, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-422), A superb and extremely rare full top plate block of the 50¢ 1914 Single-Line Watermarked Issue, Scott 421

DESCRIPTION

50¢ Violet (421), full top plate number 7049 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., only the top center stamp hinged, deep rich color, truly outstanding centering with wide margins

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine Gem

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$10,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

50¢ Perf 12 Single-Line and Double-Line Watermarks

There is a simple way to differentiate between the two 50¢ Violet Perf 12 1914 Issues, Scott 421 (single-line watermark) and Scott 422 (double-line watermark), without even looking at the watermark. Scott 421 almost always has printing ink offset on the gum (unless it is regummed), and Scott 422 never does.

As a measure of rarity, the Wampler collection had a hinged top plate block of Scott 421, and the Fogelson collection did not have a plate block (both sales were held by Shreves Philatelic Galleries). Our sale of the vast "MLG" collection also did not contain one. The only other top plate block we have offered with full or nearly full selvage was in our 2015 Curtis sale. Lewis Kaufman records only five full top plate blocks available to collectors (excluding the top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library).

E. 7,500-10,000
11,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1466
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1466, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color on fresh paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and superb stamp, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 421 and it is shared by only one other

27
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1961
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1961, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific, 1912-15 Issues (Scott 397-461)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, rich color on bright white paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $475.00), only four grade higher (highest is 98J)

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300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
480
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 480, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue, incl. compound Perforations (Scott 405-423D)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

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475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 481, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue, incl. compound Perforations (Scott 405-423D)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 578, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H. block of four with wide top plate no. 7042 selvage, faint fingerprint marks on one, Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

2,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 345, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

725
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 670, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Left plate no. 7040 block of six, bright shade, left column well-centered, perfs at right a bit close but clear

FINE-VERY FINE. THE 50-CENT PERF 12 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN PLATE BLOCK FORM.

As a measure of rarity, we have offered only five others since keeping computerized records

10,000
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
185
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 185, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Deep rich color on bright paper, excellent centering, light registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
717°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 717, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Barest trace of hinging (previous certificate states Mint N.H.), bright shade on white paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. (as Mint N.H.) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $875.00)

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