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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=20th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Washington-Franklin Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 422
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 555, 20th Century Issues, The only recorded 50¢ Perf 12 Double-Line Watermarked Issue, Scott 422, on cover

50¢ Violet (422), bright color, choice centering, tied by "Vera Cruz, Mexico, U.S. Mail Agency" boxed handstamp on green registered cover to Manchester, England, two clear strikes of purple "Vera Cruz, Mex., U. S. M. Ag. Registered Oct. 31, 1914" double-circle datestamp on back, Vera Cruz registry handstamp, "New York Rec'd (8) For'gn 11-7 1914" double-oval datestamp on back, missing part of top flap, stamp lifted from cover to confirm watermark identification and hinged back in place, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of Scott 422 on cover, a marvelous use from the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico to England, the occupation lasted from April to early November 1914, ex Berkun ("Alpha" collection), with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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 229, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-422), Full top plate block of the 50¢ 1914 Double-Line Watermarked Issue, Scott 422

DESCRIPTION

50¢ Violet (422), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number A 5749 block of six, hinge remnants straddling two stamps at bottom and between selvage, rich color, well-centered with wide margins

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; perf separations reinforced between bottom two left stamps and in selvage, negligible light creases in selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$4,750.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

50¢ Perf 12 Double-Line Watermarked Issue

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. Lewis Kaufman records only nine full top and five bottom plate blocks.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1467
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1467, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H. with bottom "A" and plate no. 5749 selvage, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF SCOTT 422, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 1985 and 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98), and only seven others share this desirable grade.

450
2,300
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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
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 671, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Block of four with imprint selvage at top, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage at upper right, gorgeous color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, a beautiful block, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

2,000
1,200
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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
186
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 186, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Bright shade, perfectly centered with wide margins, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), only one stamp grades higher (98J, ex Curtis) and this is the sole example to achieve this grade

25
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 719, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Top imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, lightly hinged, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

We have offered only four other top position plate blocks of Scott 422 since keeping computerized records, each of which was hinged. We have also offered two from the bottom position, with narrow selvage.

Ex Curtis. With 1985 P.F. certificate

4,750
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
ogbl
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 720, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Top imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., rich color

FINE AND SCARCE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

We have offered only three other top position plate blocks of Scott 422 since keeping computerized records, each of which was hinged.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

4,750
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
1019
PF 90
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1019, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Lightly hinged, beautiful bright shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ)

225
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1020, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Barely hinged at right (may just be natural gum skips), radiant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine

225
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1021, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, h.r., crisp color, perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine and scarce plate block

4,750
950
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