Sale 953 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008
Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT DEEP VIOLET, SCOTT 376, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). Only three others share this grade and only one has graded higher to date.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 378, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
Ex Killien. With 1991 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,200.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, and only one has graded higher to date.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.
With 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $16,100.00)