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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 247, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1, One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1One of the finest known full top plate blocks of the $1.00 1916 Unwatermarked Perf 10 Issue--rarely found with such a wide top margin

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Violet Black (478), full top "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number A 5782 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., only the bottom center stamp hinged, nearly perfect centering, rich color on bright paper

PROVENANCE

Weill Brothers' Stock, Christie's Robson Lowe, 10/12/1989, lot 305

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1989)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine Gem

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$11,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Selvage Size Matters

Plate 5782 was the only plate used to print the $1.00 Franklin (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). Lewis Kaufman records 13 available top plate number blocks of Scott 478 (plus four bottom plate blocks), but not all of these are full tops as several have reduced selvage (there is a top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library).

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
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 248, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)A choice bottom plate block of the $1, A choice bottom plate block of the $1A choice bottom plate block of the $1.00 Violet Black 1916 Unwatermarked Perf 10 Issue

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Violet Black (478), bottom "BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING" imprint and plate number A 5782 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp hinge remnant, remarkably precise centering, bright and fresh

PROVENANCE

Dr. J. Paul Wampler, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 4/24-25/1998, lot 252, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$11,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Remarkable Centering

Plate 5782 was the only plate used to print the $1.00 Franklin (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). Lewis Kaufman records 13 available top plate number blocks and four bottom plate blocks of Scott 478 (there is a top position in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library). This bottom plate block has particularly choice centering and is one of the finest of the small number known.

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1986, 1916-22 Issues (Scott 462-497)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Beautifully balanced margins, intense shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

600
700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 611, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). With wide right selvage, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

600
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 84, Pan-American Issue, 20th Century Issues including Non-Inverted Jenny$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., bottom center stamp and ungummed selvage lightly hinged, deep rich color

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE, SCOTT 478.

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

With 1998 P.F. certificate

12,000
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2395
PSE 98
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2395, 1916-23 Issues (Scott 462-524)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H., brilliant shade on bright paper, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1988 P.F. certificate for block of four. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $16,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by only one other

1,400
12,500
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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 801, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Bottom imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, top right stamp and bottom left pair Mint N.H., choice wide margins throughout, the top stamps exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color, bottom left stamp inconsequential slight perf disc indentation

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE.

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

12,000
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 1063, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Barely hinged, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates

625
650
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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 1064, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, sharp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for block of four

625
0
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U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1065, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Wide margins and choice centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

625
425
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