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Sale 835 — The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 10 April, 2001

Category — 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 534B)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
504
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 504, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at top, cancelled by neat strike of Oak Park Ill. wavy-line machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED SHEET-MARGIN COPY OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

With 1977 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,000
2,600
505
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 505, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large margins all around incl. sheet margin at bottom, bold strike of slogan machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

With 1986 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,300
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506
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 506, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Horizontal pair with vertical guideline, large margins all around, rich color, bold strike of duplex cancel, faint bend in stamp at right (not mentioned on certificate)

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

Ex Sheriff as a block of four. With 1971 P.F. certificate for the block

2,500
4,750
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507
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Sale Number 835, Lot Number 507, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Block of four, large margins, intense shade and impressions, bold strikes of Chicago duplex cancels, few light wrinkles

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE STAMP.

The Scott Catalogue does not assign any premium for a block of four versus two pairs. Given its rarity, we feel that the catalogue price for a block should be raised.

5,000
4,750
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