Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
959
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Sale 953, Lot 959, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c-4c, 13c 1908-09 Issue (331-334, 339). Mint N.H., well-centered, 2c and 3c with exceptionally wide margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 1c with 2003 P.S.E. certificate for block of six, 3c 1997 P.F. certificate and 13c 2005 P.F. certificate

219
350
960
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Sale 953, Lot 960, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green (331). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, huge Jumbo margins, impeccable centering with intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 for 95, $1,050.00 for 98)

18
550
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961
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Sale 953, Lot 961, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine (332). Mint N.H. with top star and plate no. 5181 selvage, impressive Jumbo margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

16
375
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962
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Sale 953, Lot 962, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 4933, fabulous Jumbo margins and perfectly set within them, flawless color and impression on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $340.00 for 90, $1,200.00 for 95)

100
350
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963
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Sale 953, Lot 963, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and centering, full intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)

110
130
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964
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Sale 953, Lot 964, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

190
375
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965
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Sale 953, Lot 965, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., pretty color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

800
1,700
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966
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Sale 953, Lot 966, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON, SCOTT 342.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,250
1,700
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967
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Sale 953, Lot 967, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., deep rich color, proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,500
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968
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Sale 953, Lot 968, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, unusually wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $870.00)

550
650
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969
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Sale 953, Lot 969, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. guide line pair, attractive warm color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $770.00), only two have graded higher to date

600
475
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970
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Sale 953, Lot 970, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. guide line pair, exceptionally well-centered, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 1988 A.P.S. and 2005 P.F. certificates

600
425
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971
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Sale 953, Lot 971, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, incredibly well-centered with magnificent color, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

550
700
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972
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Sale 953, Lot 972, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Pair, Mint N.H. except tiny pinpoint adherence speck on top stamp, fabulous wide margins and almost precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as one hinged single and one Mint N. H. single

255
750
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973
 
Sale 953, Lot 973, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H. guide line pair, handsome wide margins, beautiful color on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 350.

With 1992 P.F. certificate for a guide line strip of four

2,750
2,100
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974
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Sale 953, Lot 974, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Pair, top stamp h.r., bottom stamp Mint N.H., Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

510
325
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975
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Sale 953, Lot 975, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, stunningly deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 351.

With 1990 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,750
2,000
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976
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Sale 953, Lot 976, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Guide line pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., top stamp very lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1909 VERTICAL COIL.

With 1976, 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00 as hinged)

1,250
1,600
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977
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Sale 953, Lot 977, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

550
350
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978
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Sale 953, Lot 978, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., fabulous wide margins and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

550
325
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979
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Sale 953, Lot 979, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., fresh and Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
200
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980
 
Sale 953, Lot 980, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (352). Pair with 3mm spacing, wavy-line cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

185
900
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981
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Sale 953, Lot 981, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, impressive Jumbo margins, lovely fresh color, Extremely Fine, ex Lutwak, with 1975 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 85, $2,300.00 as 90)

525
1,200
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982
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Sale 953, Lot 982, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). 3mm spacing pair, lightly hinged, right stamp wide margins, Fine-Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

525
325
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983
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Sale 953, Lot 983, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $800.00)

475
650
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984
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Sale 953, Lot 984, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, attractively centered, rich color and sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
850
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985
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Sale 953, Lot 985, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, lightly hinged, wide balanced margins, lovely color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

575
800
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986
 
Sale 953, Lot 986, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, beautiful color, cancels leave design clearly visible, wide margins, Extremely Fine for this coil issue, a scarce used pair, with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

800
1,200
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987
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Sale 953, Lot 987, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, lightly hinged, huge top and bottom margins of essentially equal size, virtually perfectly centered between perfs, magnificent golden color which is characteristic for this coil

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING PAIRS OF THE 10-CENT 1909 COIL, SCOTT 356.

Our precise measurements of the margin width of each stamp indicate that this pair will grade at least XF-Superb 95. The right stamp could possibly grade Superb 98.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

7,000
8,500
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988
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Sale 953, Lot 988, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, wide top and bottom margins, classic golden shade of genuine No. 356 coils

FINE. A BRIGHT AND FRESH PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1909 COIL.

Each stamp signed by Sloane and with 1995 P.F. certificate

7,000
3,250
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989
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Sale 953, Lot 989, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H., vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide margins

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356..

Our computerized records encompass fourteen years of auctions. In that time we have offered a guide line strip of four, a guide line pair and three other singles of Scott No. 356 in Mint N.H. condition.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

7,000
5,250
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990
 
Sale 953, Lot 990, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, vibrant color, neat strike of Sep. 17, 1909 circular datestamp and also blue crayon cancel, right stamp tiny tear at top, couple trivial perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

Approximately 20 used pairs have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, as well as two used strips of three and a strip of four. In our opinion, there are no genuine guide line pairs (the three larger multiples do not contain the guide line).

With 2007 P.F. certificate

10,500
4,500
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