FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.
Despite the recent P.S.E. claim that a watermark has been "discovered" on one stamp from one of the 476A panes, the vestige of a watermark on the dandy roll used to make unwatermarked paper has been known to philatelists since 1918. The unwatermarked paper supplied to the Bureau for printings of sheets that were perforated gauge 10 and 11 is known to have had "ghost" watermarks where the brass pieces were removed. We currently side with the group of philatelists who believe that the 30c Perf 10 Unwatermarked, Scott 476A, was legitimately issued.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 478.
According to P.S.E. Population Report, this is one of four graded 98, the highest grade awarded so far, of which three are previously hinged.
With 1990 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98, SMQ $3,550.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL 1917 PERF 10 ISSUE.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate