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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 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 515d, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1282, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-550)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Transitional perfs at top, four at top left Perf 11, others Perf 10, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, smeared ink cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP, WITH A POSTAL CANCEL. ONLY 13 ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH FOUR HAVE POSTAL CANCELS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/515d , contains only thirteen used examples. Nine have precancels. Of the four copies with postal cancels, only this and one other are sound.

Ex "Sirron". Census No. 515d-CAN-08. With 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

12,500
8,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2103, 1916-22 and Later Issues20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Horizontal pair, left stamp Perf 10 at top, right stamp normal Perf 11, "Chicago Illinois" precancel applied inverted, right stamp faint natural wrinkle

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE 1917 20-CENT FRANKLIN WITH ONE STAMP PERF 10 AT TOP.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/515d , contains only thirteen used examples. Nine have precancels. This is the only example we record contained in a multiple.

Census No. 515d-CAN-10. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

12,500
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1515, Per 10 on One Side Rarities20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, nicely centered, neat "Elkhart Ind." precancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONLY THIRTEEN ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/515d , contains only thirteen used examples. Nine have precancels and this is the only example we record with the Elkhart Ind. precancel.

Census No. 515d-CAN-09. With 1980 and 2009 P.F. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

12,500
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 429, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, "Schenectady N.Y." precancel, natural s.e. at right showing full guideline

VERY FINE AND A GREAT RARITY. ONLY 11 EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND OF THOSE, SEVEN ARE SOUND.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf , contains a total of 11 copies, all of which are used. Of the 11 copies, seven are sound.

Census No. 515d-CAN-02. With 2001 P.F. certificate

12,500
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3159, 1902-08 Issue and Later Issues20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Rich color and detailed impression, bold strike of New York oval registry cancel, light diagonal crease at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM VARIETY WITHOUT A PRECANCEL. NONE IS KNOWN UNUSED.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf , contains a total of ten used copies. None is known unused. Of the ten copies only three have regular cancels, including one with a brushstroke and one with a boxed cancel. This is the finest of the three.

Census No. 515d-CAN-01. Ex Twigg-Smith and Natalee Grace. With 1992 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

12,500
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2012-09-20
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Three
 
Sale Number 1028, Lot Number 436, 1917-19 Perf 11 Unwatermarked Issue (Scott 498-518b)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Rich color and detailed impression, bold strike of New York oval registry cancel, diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM VARIETY WITHOUT A PRECANCEL. NONE IS KNOWN UNUSED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

At a certain point during production one of the perforating wheels became defective. In the course of repairs part of one perforation wheel was inadvertently changed from Perf 11 to Perf 10. Based on the physical evidence of surviving copies, this was the nineteenth row of pins on the wheel.

Many examples of the Perf 10 on One Side rarities show transitional perfs from 10 to 11 or from 11 to 10. This is because the out-of-gauge perforation pins would frequently cross the span of more than one stamp, depending on where the wheel contacted the sheet.

The Perf 10 on One Side varieties span both the 1917 Washington-Franklin and 1922-23 Issues. It is interesting to note that, apart from the 2c, there is no duplication of denomination between the issues. This would seem to indicate that the improperly repaired wheel was in use for only a short period of time, as there was little overlap in production of the issues. Based on dates of issue of the basic stamps, this probably occurred early in 1923.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf , contains a total of ten used copies. None is known unused. Of the ten copies only three have regular cancels, including one with a bruststroke and one with a boxed cancel. This is the finest of the three. One of the three has a boxed cancel and the other has a heavy brush stroke cancel. We consider this example to be desirable both for the size of its margins and for the attractive handstamp cancel.

Census No. 515d-CAN-01. Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1992 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

12,500
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2090, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 512b-516a)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Transitional perfs at top, four at top left Perf 11, others Perf 10, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, smeared ink cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf, contains only ten used examples. Seven of the ten have precancels and only three have postal cancels.

Census No. 515d-CAN-08. With 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

15,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2091, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 512b-516a)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Bottom (515d). Rich color, nicely centered, neat "Elkhart Ind." precancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 20-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.

Our census of Scott 515d, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf, contains only ten used examples. Seven of the ten have precancels and this is the only example we record with the Elkhart Ind. precancel.

Census No. 515d-CAN-09. With 1980 and 2009 P.F. certificates. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

15,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2010-12-09
The Sirron Collection of U.S. Perforation Rarities
 
Sale Number 1001, Lot Number 2092, 1917-19 Issue Perforation Varieties (Scott 512b-516a)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Horizontal pair, left stamp Perf 10 at top, right stamp normal Perf 11, "Chicago Illinois" precancel applied inverted

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE 1917 20-CENT FRANKLIN WITH ONE STAMP PERF 10 AT TOP.

Our census of Scott 515d (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/515d/515d.pdf) contains only ten used examples. This is the only example we record contained in a multiple.

Census No. 515d-CAN-10. The Scott Catalogue states in a footnote to this issue, "Valued in the grade of Fine."

15,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5905, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d), 20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d)20c Light Ultramarine, Perf 10 at Top (515d). Transitional perfs at top,, four at top left perf 11, others perf 10, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, smeared ink cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PERF 10 ON ONE SIDE VARIETIES.

We have only sold three other examples since keeping computerized records. The last example we sold was four years ago, in 2005.

With 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

15,000
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