Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
709
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Sale 1172, Lot 709, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

This is the first 20c stamp to be issued in the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

375
3,750