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Sale#/
Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 405, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Block of four, intense shade, Fine-Very Fine and attractive block of this high value

2,600
900
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 406, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-480)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Full top imprint, plate no. 5782 and "A" block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., only the bottom center stamp hinged, nearly perfect centering, rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING FULL TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE, SCOTT 478. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.

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).

Ex Weill Brothers, Cheney and Gross. With 1989 P.F. certificate.

10,000
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3130, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 432-834)$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 with full selvage, mount glazed original gum, deep dark color and sharp proof-like impression

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

Lewis Kaufman records 13 available top plate 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

10,000
4,250
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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
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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 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
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
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
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 729, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Block of four with right arrow selvage, crisp impression, left stamps light natural paper wrinkle, Fine

2,900
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 730, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)$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, lightly hinged with one or two Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE 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). The top center stamp in this plate block is a real Gem.

13,500
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
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Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 410, 1915-17 Issues, cont. (Scott 475-482A)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and "A" block of six, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, choice centering for this difficult plate block

FINE-VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE PLATE BLOCK 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).

Ex Saddleback. With 1991 P.F. certificate

13,500
5,000
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