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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 537a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
508
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 508, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 537a)3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat strike of "Yuma Wash." boxed cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY FOUR USED SINGLES AND TWO BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THIS COLOR VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO EXIST. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

The Philatelic Foundation has certified only four used singles and one used block of four. The block offered in the following lot is the finer of the two known blocks of four. What is probably the finest single contained in our records realized $2,200 hammer in our Sale 821.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,800
509
bl
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 509, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 537a)3c Deep Violet (537a), 3c Deep Violet (537a)3c Deep Violet (537a). Block of four, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, bold "Salem Ohio" precancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM BLOCK. ONLY FOUR SINGLES AND TWO BLOCKS OF FOUR ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO BLOCKS.

The Philatelic Foundation has certified only four singles and one block of four as genuine. The other block has a straight edge at right and slight thinning.

With 1993 P.S.E. certificate. Accompanied by normal used block for comparison.

7,000
8,000
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