Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1086
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Sale 953, Lot 1086, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $245.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), only four have graded higher to date

16
250
1087
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Sale 953, Lot 1087, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $245.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), only four have graded higher to date

16
350
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1088
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Sale 953, Lot 1088, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, wide side margins, intense shade on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for block

180
225
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1089
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Sale 953, Lot 1089, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., wide margins, intense shade, Very Fine and choice

180
200
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1090
 
Sale 953, Lot 1090, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410). Guide line pair, intense shade and impression, well-struck Philadelphia 1915 duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, especially desirable with the contemporary year-dated cancel

75
350
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1091
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Sale 953, Lot 1091, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, essentially flawless centering, magnificent dark color against a background of bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

260
500
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1092
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Sale 953, Lot 1092, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates

260
225
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1093
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Sale 953, Lot 1093, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $710.00)

300
475
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1094
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Sale 953, Lot 1094, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., gorgeous warm color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1912 PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Ex Killien. With 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others have achieved this grade.

110
6,500
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1095
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Sale 953, Lot 1095, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, magnificent full color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine

110
275
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1096
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Sale 953, Lot 1096, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, near perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

130
350
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1097
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Sale 953, Lot 1097, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., choice wide margins, delightful salmon-pink color, well-centered and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

130
275
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1098
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Sale 953, Lot 1098, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, vivid color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $415.00)

110
250
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1099
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Sale 953, Lot 1099, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine and choice

200
250
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1100
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Sale 953, Lot 1100, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418). Huge Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 as 95, $650.00 as 98)

85
250
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1101
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Sale 953, Lot 1101, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., beautiful wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, deep glowing color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

280
325
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1102
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Sale 953, Lot 1102, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Lightly hinged, vivid color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $370.00 as 95, $870.00 as 98)

125
300
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1103
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Sale 953, Lot 1103, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,200
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1104
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Sale 953, Lot 1104, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, radiant color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 421 HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,500.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this exalted grade, which is the highest awarded in any condition category

450
0
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1105
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Sale 953, Lot 1105, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, choice margins and bright color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

450
350
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1106
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Sale 953, Lot 1106, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Lightly hinged, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

550
425
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1107
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Sale 953, Lot 1107, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Barest trace of hinging, intense color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a stamp of great eye appeal, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block and 2007 P.F. certificate

550
425
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1108
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Sale 953, Lot 1108, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Choice wide margins and excellent centering, slightly disturbed original gum, intense color, Extremely Fine

550
325
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