Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009

Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
475
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Sale 968B, Lot 475, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, 2c Carmine (374-375). Mint N.H. singles, each with part imprint, 1c at top, 2c at bottom, bright color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine

32
110
476
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Sale 968B, Lot 476, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)2c Lake (375b). Lightly hinged, incredible depth of color, clear impression, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, this issue is normally found with poor centering

900
3,500
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477
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Sale 968B, Lot 477, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $370.00)

47
300
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478
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Sale 968B, Lot 478, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H., deep rich color, detailed impression on bright white paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $640.00 as 95, $2,050.00 as 98), only six have graded higher to date.

75
225
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479
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Sale 968B, Lot 479, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H. with left side selvage, Jumbo margins, beautiful centering, deep color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate for a block and 1999 P.F. certificate

75
160
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480
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Sale 968B, Lot 480, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., fiery color, proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 6-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1985, 1988, 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 98 Jumbo; not priced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $2,250.00 as 98). Only two others share this lofty grade.

85
800
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481
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Sale 968B, Lot 481, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H., intense color and sharp impression on post office fresh paper, Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00 as 95, $6,500.00 as 98). Only one example has been graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

260
1,100
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482
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Sale 968B, Lot 482, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate identifying the stamp as the double-line watermarked Scott 338, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

250
1,300
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483
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Sale 968B, Lot 483, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., choice margins and attractive centering, lovely pastel shade, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

625
650
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484
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Sale 968B, Lot 484, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate (383-384, 408-409). Mint N.H. singles and pairs of each plus plate no. 5906, hollow star and imprint strip of three of No. 384, each with enormous or Jumbo margins, most have either sheet selvage or portions of adjoining stamps all around, Extremely Fine group, No. 384 pair with 1998 P.F. certificate

85
190
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485
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Sale 968B, Lot 485, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color, clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1980 and 1998 P.F. certificates

1,000
1,600
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486
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Sale 968B, Lot 486, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H. pair, rich color, choice centering with wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $410.00)

240
325
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487
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Sale 968B, Lot 487, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H., brilliant color, nicely balanced margins, fresh, Very Fine and choice

100
90
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488
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Sale 968B, Lot 488, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide balanced margins, beautiful bright color and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 386.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, p. 111), the Bureau switched to Perf 8-1/2 for their coils after a very short period of time. The Perf 12 coils proved to be too susceptible to falling apart in the machines used to affix (and make) the coils. Scott 386 was one of the first to be discontinued and therefore is very scarce in Mint N.H. condition. We have offered only approximately a dozen since 2000.

Ex Morris. With 1992 P.F. certificate

3,250
5,000
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489
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Sale 968B, Lot 489, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and bright, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

650
800
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490
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Sale 968B, Lot 490, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, Coil (387). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, deep rich color on post office fresh paper, almost perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT 1910 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 387.

With 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,200.00 as 95, $9,300.00 as 98). Only one example has graded higher to date and no others share this grade

1,100
3,500
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491
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Sale 968B, Lot 491, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)1c Green, Coil (387). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression on bright white paper, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 387.

With 1997 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates

425
750
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492
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Sale 968B, Lot 492, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color on bright white paper

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1910 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 2-CENT PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN THREE OR FOUR MINT NEVER-HINGED LINE PAIRS OF SCOTT 388 EXIST.

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 sheet stamps, many were used and few preserved. We have offered only one other Mint N.H. guide line pair since keeping computerized records

With 2003 P.F. certificate

25,000
14,500
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493
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Sale 968B, Lot 493, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., bright color on fresh paper, ample to wide margins

FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1910 PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL.

As an indication of rarity, we have offered an average of only one stamp in Mint N.H. condition per year since keeping computerized records thirteen years ago.

With 1992 P.F. certificate for a pair and 1999 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,900
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