Sale 959 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2789
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Sale 959, Lot 2789, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Lake (375b). Block of four with selvage at top, h.r., deep rich color in the Lake shade

FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1910 WASHINGTON ISSUE IN THE SCARCE LAKE SHADE.

Through an error at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a small quantity of this stamp was erroneously printed using the inks in use at the time for the Postage Due issues. Scott Retail as singles

3,600
425
2790
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Sale 959, Lot 2790, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 95, $2,100.00 as 98), only six have graded higher to date

47
0
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2791
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Sale 959, Lot 2791, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6048 block of six with wide selvage, deep rich color, proof-like impression, Very Fine, scarce with such wide selvage at bottom

475
300
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2792
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Sale 959, Lot 2792, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, star and plate no. 5577 block of six, wide margins and deep rich color, left pair natural gum skip line, Fine-Very Fine

475
275
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2793
 
Sale 959, Lot 2793, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown (377). Unbelievably enormous margins, almost the size of a small die proof, rich color, bars cancel, in a class by itself and if there were a grade called "Super Jumbo", this would be it, with 2008 P.F. certificate for a vertical pair (bottom stamp)

1
350
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2794
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Sale 959, Lot 2794, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H. with part bottom imprint selvage, magnificent margins and centering, intense color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, conservatively graded in our opinion, sure looks like 90J to us, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $135.00)

75
190
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2795
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Sale 959, Lot 2795, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue (378). Incredibly well-centered with precise even margins all around, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $285.00)

34
160
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2796
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Sale 959, Lot 2796, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins and excellent centering, attractive light pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $290.00)

85
250
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2797
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Sale 959, Lot 2797, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)6c Red Orange (379). Top imprint and plate no. 5222 block of six with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine, an attractive plate block, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

510
2,800
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2798
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Sale 959, Lot 2798, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)8c Olive Green (380). Top imprint and plate no. 4923 block of six with wide selvage, barely hinged at bottom right, four other stamps Mint N.H., pretty shade, Very Fine, an attractive plate block, with 1997 P.F. certificate stating the block is Mint N.H., Scott Retail as singles

1,270
1,700
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2799
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Sale 959, Lot 2799, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, vivid color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

250
600
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2800
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Sale 959, Lot 2800, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H., lovely margins and exceptional centering, glowing color, Extremely Fine, a difficult stamp to find in such outstanding condition, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

250
600
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2801
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Sale 959, Lot 2801, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H. top imprint, star and plate no. 5213 block of six, vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine, a beautiful plate block, surprisingly scarce, this is only the fourth Mint N.H. plate block we have offered since keeping computerized records and only the second from the top position

2,250
1,400
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2802
 
Sale 959, Lot 2802, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381). Outstanding wide balanced margins, glowing color, neatly struck May 26, 1912 circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $580.00)

6
750
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2803
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Sale 959, Lot 2803, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Pair with 3mm spacing, bright shade, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

500
650
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2804
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Sale 959, Lot 2804, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Pair with 3mm spacing, brilliant color, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 1910 2-CENT PERF 12 COIL WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK, SCOTT 388.

With 1966 and 1998 P.F. certificates

3,500
4,250
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2805
 
Sale 959, Lot 2805, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Radiant color, wide margins, machine cancel, Very Fine, scarcer in used condition than in unused, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate

1,600
2,100
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2806
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Sale 959, Lot 2806, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, perfectly centered, deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $640.00)

80
650
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2807
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Sale 959, Lot 2807, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide margins and exceptional centering, bright color, Extremely Fine

80
80
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2808
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Sale 959, Lot 2808, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $590.00)

260
400
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2809
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Sale 959, Lot 2809, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, incredibly wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, beautiful color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem

230
650
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2810
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Sale 959, Lot 2810, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H. guide line pair, essentially balanced margins, wide as well, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

425
1,300
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2811
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Sale 959, Lot 2811, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95), only six have graded higher to date

275
700
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2812
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Sale 959, Lot 2812, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Pair with right part imprint paste-up tab, 3mm spacing, fresh, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $185.00), conservatively graded in our estimation

145
130
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2813
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Sale 959, Lot 2813, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinging, magnificent centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $910.00)

475
700
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2814
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Sale 959, Lot 2814, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, handsome centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $620.00)

475
475
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2815
 
Sale 959, Lot 2815, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Guide line pair, New York oval cancels, Fine-Very Fine

575
300
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2816
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Sale 959, Lot 2816, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, very well-centered, strong color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $720.00)

375
600
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