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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1819
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1819, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c-7c 1912-14 Issue (405-407), 1c-7c 1912-14 Issue (405-407)1c-7c 1912-14 Issue (405-407). Mint N.H., 1c and 2c values with with wide top plate no. and part letter selvage, 7c with top plate no. selvage, each with exceptional centering and wide margins, a fresh and Extremely Fine set, with 1999, 2003 and 2002 P.F. certificates respectively

212
400
1820
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1820, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $770.00), this is one of three in this high grade with only five higher

16
450
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1821
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1821, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)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 $195.00 as 95, $770.00 as 98)

16
140
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1822
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1822, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat wavy-lines cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $200.00 as 98), three others share this top grade

0
275
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1823
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1823, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, vivid color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, stunning example, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $770.00), this is one of only five in this grade with only one higher

17
325
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1824
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1824, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., wide margins, intense shade, Very Fine and choice

180
150
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1825
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1825, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

65
250
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1826
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1826, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vibrant color, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful guide line pair, with 2001 P.F. certificate

125
170
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1827
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1827, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color and proof-like impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

260
300
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1828
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1828, 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, deep rich color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful guide line pair, with 1987 and 2004 P.F. certificates

550
450
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1829
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1829, 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, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $960.00)

110
400
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1830
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1830, 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., intense color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 and 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $960.00)

110
375
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1831
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1831, 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., attractive margins and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $285.00)

110
170
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1832
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1832, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., almost perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

130
400
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1833
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1833, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

130
170
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1834
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1834, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, bright paper, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $630.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade, the next-highest graded used copy is a 95

14
1,000
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1835
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1835, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; not priced in SMQ above grade of 98, $310.00 as 98), no other examples in any condition grade higher while only two other previously hinged examples share this grade

45
300
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1836
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1836, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., wide margins and precisely centered, intense color and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT CLARET BROWN 1912 ISSUE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). This is one of only five in this very high grade with only three higher

120
1,600
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1837
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1837, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., pretty shade on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

200
650
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1838
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1838, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Jumbo margins and almost perfect centering, light cancel at top of stamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $130.00 as 95, $430.00 as 98), this is one of only five stamps to have achieved this grade with only two higher

4
110
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1839
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1839, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Wonderfully well-centered, bright color and with a light purple cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $230.00 for ordinary cancel), this is one of only five in this grade with one higher

19
300
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1840
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1840, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H., wide margins, beautiful pastel color, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

600
1,100
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1841
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1841, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, radiant color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

600
700
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1842
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1842, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

600
275
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1843
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1843, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Lightly hinged, wide part imprint selvage at top, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

260
200
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1844
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1844, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Rich color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, neat strike of registry oval cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade

22
1,500
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