Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5801
nh
Sale 982, Lot 5801, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 419, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,050.00). Only four have graded higher to date and nine others share this grade, but this seems to be much more elusive than the numbers would indicate -- the next-highest graded copy we have offered is an 85.

400
1,600