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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 = 524
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 552, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. with top black plate no. 8179 selvage, beautifully centered, wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2014 P.S.A.G. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

340
550
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
nhbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 256, 1922-23 Issues (Scott 485-550)Mint Never-Hinged top plate block of the $5, Mint Never-Hinged top plate block of the $5Mint Never-Hinged top plate block of the $5.00 Deep Green & Black Franklin Issue

DESCRIPTION

$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), Mint N.H. top plate numbers 8179/8178 and arrow block of eight, deep rich colors, much better centering than typically seen in this issue

PROVENANCE

Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$5,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The $2.00 and $5.00 1918 Issue are the first bicolored dollar denominated postage stamps issued by the United States. Both were released just three months after the famous 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny, but the early printings were issued in small quantities, since stocks of the earlier $2.00 and $5.00 issues were still on hand.

According to Johl, the $2.00 Orange Red & Black was a color error on the part of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The official description and order for the bicolor stamps specified “Red and Black” for the $2.00. When subsequent printings appeared in 1920 and philatelists brought the matter to the attention of the Bureau, they were told "this stamp has always been this color" (Johl, p. 306). From studies of Bureau and Post Office records, it is clear that the originally intended color was not issued until November 1920 (Scott 547), and that the earlier Orange Red stamps were mistakes. The quantity issued has been variously estimated at between 47,000 and 68,000

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1520
PSE 100
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1520, 1917-20 Issues (Scott 519-547)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich frame color, post-office fresh paper and gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $5.00 FRANKLIN ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Merlin. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $6,5000.00). Only one other stamp has equaled this perfect Gem 100 grade.

340
7,000
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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
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 587, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

340
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2411
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2411, 1916-23 Issues (Scott 462-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., wide margins and unusually choice centering, intense colors on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00), only three grade higher

340
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
ogbl
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2413, 1916-23 Issues (Scott 462-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Matching set of four blocks of four, including centerline block, right and left side arrow blocks and bottom arrow block, each with one hinged stamp and the balance Mint N.H., deep rich color, nice margins and centering

VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF POSITION BLOCKS OF THE $5.00 1919 ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles

4,720
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
395
PSE 95
PF 95
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 395, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., wide and exceptionally well-balanced margins, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

360
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
438
PF 95
nh
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 438, 1902 Issue thru Washington-Franklin Issues  (Scott 300-534B)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, intense shades on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

360
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
nhbl
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 439, 1902 Issue thru Washington-Franklin Issues  (Scott 300-534B)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles without regard to the centerline

1,440
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Washington-Franklin Issues
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
nhbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1531, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, exceptionally well-centered within balanced margins, bold color, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles without regard to the centerline

1,440
0
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