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Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4733
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4733, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Double Impression (406b), 2c Carmine, Double Impression (406b)2c Carmine, Double Impression (406b). Block of four, trivial adherence, the partial double impression is in the center of the block and is shared by all four stamps, perfs slightly in at right as presumably are all the other few surviving examples

A MAJOR RARITY OF THE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN PERIOD.

George Brett paid $290 for this item about 40 years ago. Scott Retail listed but unpriced

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
4734
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4734, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H. brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $245.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), only five have graded higher to date

16
180
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4735
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4735, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 6904, exceptionally wide margins for the issue, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate for block

180
150
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4736
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4736, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, bright color, detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413. THIS GUIDE LINE PAIR HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1982 and 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,900.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade to date. One has graded higher.

625
4,000
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4737
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4737, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper with selvage at right, unusually choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 95, $4,000 as 98), only five have graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

110
1,000
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4738
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4738, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide perfectly balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 9-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,650.00). This is the only N.H. example to achieve this grade to date.

130
5,000
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4739
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4739, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. A SIMPLY STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $4,400.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.

120
0
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4740
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4740, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Scarsdale, with 2001 P.F. certificate

120
275
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4741
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4741, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Bold strike of New York registry oval cancel, deep rich color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $50.00 as 90, $175.00 as 95), only four used examples have graded higher to date with this example the only one to grade 90J

5
130
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4742
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4742, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., balanced margins, delightful color, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

450
375
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4743
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4743, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,450.00)

280
1,150
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4744
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4744, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $19,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade.

1,000
0
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4745
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4745, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright white paper, almost perfect centering with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,350.00). Only four examples have been graded higher by P.S.E. to date.

1,000
0
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4746
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4746, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Pretty shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $560.00)

450
300
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4747
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4747, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Attractive margins and centering, rich color, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

260
200
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4748
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4748, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, intense color and detailed impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $1.00 PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND PERFECT CENTERING.

This issue occasionally comes with wide margins, but is rarely found with such wonderful centering. In fact, according to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is one of two Superb 98's, which rank as the highest graded examples.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98, SMQ $3,050.00)

550
1,400
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4749
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4749, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Barest trace of hinging, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $840.00)

550
500
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4750
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4750, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Exceptionally well-centered, lovely margins and intense color, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $660.00)

550
425
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4751
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4751, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Attractive and balanced margins, strong color, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $660.00)

550
400
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