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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2091
PSE 98J
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2091, 1908-15 Issues$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, huge and well-balanced margins, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN. PERHAPS THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE AND GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY TO ACHIEVE IT.

Even though this issue is not particularly rare, collectors who have been searching know the extreme difficulty of obtaining examples with such perfect centering and in such pristine condition.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $16,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to reach this exalted grade.

1,450
17,000
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 236, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)A rare full top plate block of the $1, A rare full top plate block of the $1A rare full top plate block of the $1.00 1915 Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Violet Black (460), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number A 5782 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., center stamps lightly hinged, wide margins, the top row with particularly choice centering, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; natural diagonal gum bend

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$11,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Change from Perf 12 to 10

In 1914, six years into production of the Washington-Franklin series, the perforations were altered to gauge 10 on all sides. The change was made in response to complaints from postmasters and users that the Perf 12 stamps separated too easily, a problem encountered on earlier coil stamps. The weakened and separated sheets made it difficult for local postmasters to properly account for stock, and businesses lost time putting stamps on parcels when multiples fell apart.

The Bureau had previously experimented with Perf 8.5 stamps for coils to resolve the same problem. These were found to be too hard to separate, so the Bureau settled on Perf 10 for the new gauge. Johl notes that the first machine was set to gauge 10 on September 4, 1914, and that the last machine was set on November 4 of the same year.

Lewis Kaufman records only twelve top and six bottom plate blocks available to collectors (excluding the top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library). Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518).

E. 5,000-7,500
6,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1488, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H. with top "A" and plate no. 5782 selvage, intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460.

With 1992 and 2001 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates

1,450
2,900
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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
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 527, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, gum is pristine without bends or skips, deep rich color on post office fresh paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1915 $1.00 PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 460.

Lewis Kaufman records only six top and six bottom plate blocks for this issue. Among that small population is a tiny number with Mint N.H. gum. We have seen only this plate block and a Mint N.H. top plate block offered in one of our sales in 2006 (Sale 920, lot 220). Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518).

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

17,000
0
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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
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 358, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., deep dark shade and wonderful crisp proof-like impression on bright white paper, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXQUISITE MINT NEVER-HINGED COPY OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK, SCOTT 460.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,450
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2387
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2387, 1910-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 374-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only six have graded higher (five at 98 and one at 98J) and only six others share this desirable grade.

1,450
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2388
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2388, 1910-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 374-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., intense shade on crisp paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED $1.00 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 1966, 2017 P.F. (XF 90 XQ, denoting "Extraordinary Quality") and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)

1,450
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2389, 1910-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 374-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Lightly hinged, sharp impression on bright white paper, small crease at lower right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate

650
400
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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
197
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 197, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Intense color and impression, precise centering with wide margins, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), only two stamps grade higher (at 98) and two others share this grade

140
600
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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 788, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 447-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, bottom corner stamps Mint N.H. with slight gum bends/wrinkles, other four with single hinge mark each, intense shade and impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1915 $1.00 PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 460.

Lewis Kaufman records only six top and six bottom plate blocks for this issue. Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518).

With 2014 P.F. certificate

12,000
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