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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1040°
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1040, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, bright color, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat Detroit registry oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN, AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST.

Our informal search of joint line pairs of this issue found fewer than ten, several of which have faults.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair and it is shared by no others.

2,250
3,000
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