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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
329
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 329, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, 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 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two grade higher and one other shares this desirable grade.

400
3,500
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