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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2866
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2866, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Deep Violet (426), 3c Deep Violet (426)3c Deep Violet (426). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6749 block of six, "pink back" variety, Fine-Very Fine, surprisingly scarce plate block

400
150
2867
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2867, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, marvelous deep color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

80
800
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2868
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2868, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 429, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex Killien. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 95, $3,450.00 as 98). Only one other shares this grade and only two have graded higher to date. As an indication of rarity of this Scott number in high grades, the highest grade we have offered is an 85.

115
2,000
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2869
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2869, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vibrant color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

115
110
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2870
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2870, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $385.00)

225
275
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2871
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2871, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Wide margins and marvelous centering, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $310.00)

100
300
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2872
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2872, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Block of four, intense shade and impression, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine

425
350
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2873
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2873, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00 as 95, $3,300.00 as 98), only seven have graded higher and only one other shares this grade

87
1,500
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2874
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2874, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Top imprint, plate no. 5725 and "A" block of six with wide selvage, two stamps at top right lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., pretty shade, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive plate block, ex Saddleback

550
325
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2875
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2875, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

115
325
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2876
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2876, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)11c Dark Green (434), 11c Dark Green (434)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 7504 block of four, wide margins, deep rich color, couple tiny natural gum skips, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, handsome plate block

475
400
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2877
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2877, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)12c Claret Brown (435), 12c Claret Brown (435)12c Claret Brown (435). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, superior centering, Extremely Fine, destined to be broken and so Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

280
325
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2878
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2878, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Right plate no. 6819 block of six, top four lightly hinged, Fine and scarce plate block

1,125
275
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2879
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2879, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Block of four, brilliant color, lightly hinged, accompanying certificate harshly describes top left stamp with disturbed original gum, from hinge removal which is nothing more than a hinge mark, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

900
550
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2880
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2880, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Bottom plate no. 6909 block of six, stamps at bottom left and bottom right Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper

FRESH AND VERY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 438.

Ex Saddleback. We have only offered about a half-dozen unduplicated examples since keeping computerized records.

3,250
1,300
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2881
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2881, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Block of four, lightly hinged, vibrant color, fresh and Very Fine

1,050
650
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2882
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2882, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Block of four, lightly hinged, brilliant color, few tiny natural gum skips, Very Fine

1,050
850
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2883
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2883, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H., impeccably centered Jumbo pair with wide side margins, magnificent color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $185.00 as 98, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98)

5
325
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2884
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2884, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Pair, essentially flawless centering, strong vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $290.00)

130
300
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2885
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2885, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine

1,300
800
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2886
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2886, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, bright color, detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 445, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00). The P.S.E. Population Report lists Scott 445 in single, pair and line pair format. This is one of only two used examples in any of the three categories to achieve a P.S.E. XF-Superb 95 grade. One used line pair has been graded 90, the next highest grade, followed by two singles and two pairs graded 85. As another indication of rarity, the SMQ does not even price this issue as a pair or guide line pair in the grade of 98.

675
3,500
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2887
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2887, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins, rich color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 4-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK COIL, SCOTT 446.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,650.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98)

750
1,400
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2888
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2888, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, fresh, choice color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

1,650
950
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2889
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2889, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,650
550
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2890
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2890, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c-5c 1914 Issue Coils (446-447), 4c-5c 1914 Issue Coils (446-447)4c-5c 1914 Issue Coils (446-447). Guide line pairs, 5c lightly hinged, Fine

1,010
375
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2891
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2891, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (448), 1c Green, Coil (448)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. pair, rich color, detailed impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Mint N.H. pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $710.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date to any multiple and only two other pairs share this desirable grade

40
800
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2892
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2892, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Lightly hinged, near perfect centering, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 449.

Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued.

3,000
2,900
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2893
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2893, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Exceptionally well-centered, waving flag machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $720.00)

600
550
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2894
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2894, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Neat wavy-line machine cancel, bright color, Fine and attractive, with 2008 P.F. certificate

600
350
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2895
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2895, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00)

160
2,100
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2896
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2896, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair

160
350
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2897
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2897, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, uncharacteristically well-centered, fresh and bright with deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,450.00). Only three have achieved this grade and no Mint N.H. line pair has been graded higher than 90.

1,550
2,600
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2898
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2898, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, small trivial gum skip, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,550
425
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2899
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2899, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. pair, tiny adherence on left stamp from having been stuck to another, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate which does not mention the adherence, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. pair

675
275
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2900
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2900, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

900
325
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2901
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2901, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, attractively centered with lovely bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $630.00)

375
375
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2902
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2902, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Joint line pair, uncharacteristically wide margins and near flawless centering, fresh and bright, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $335.00)

150
225
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2903
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2903, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Joint line pair with usual crease between stamps, single hinge mark, large margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice

750
450
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2904
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2904, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large margins and perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00)

725
700
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2905
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2905, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large balanced margins, beautiful color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $760.00)

725
550
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2906
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2906, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine

450
300
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2907
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2907, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., huge margins incl. part of stamp at left, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate for pair (right stamp)

350
350
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2908
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2908, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Perfectly balanced margins, fresh and crisp, lightly hinged, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00)

850
1,400
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2909
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2909, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Deep rich color and detailed impression, minor gum disturbance from hinge removal, Very Fine

850
375
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2910
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2910, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H., wide margins and nearly flawless centering, fresh, crisp color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $920.00)

350
700
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2911
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2911, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh and Fine

1,400
450
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