Sale 975 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1845
 
Sale 975, Lot 1845, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)1c Green (424). Bright shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins all around, light wavy-lines cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $225.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

0
190
1846
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1c Green, Complete 97c Booklet (BK42). Two complete booklets, each with 16 panes of six (424d), Mint N.H., minor cover creases, still Fine-Very Fine, high denomination booklets are difficult to find in nice condition

270
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1847
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1c Green, 2c Carmine (Shades), Booklet Panes of Six (424d, 425e). 25 of former, 41 of latter, Mint N.H., variety of positions incl. four 1c with plate nos., Fine lot, impossible to find perfectly centered

1,503
0
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1848
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1c-3c 1914-18 Complete Booklets (BK42, BK55-BK56, BK63). Each with appropriate number of panes of six (424d, 498e-499e, 502b), Mint N.H., first and third cover creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

570
0
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1849
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Sale 975, Lot 1849, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)1c-3c 1914-18 Complete Booklets (BK42, BK55-BK56, BK63). Each with appropriate number of panes of six (424d, 498e-499e, 502b), Mint N.H., No. BK56 minor cover crease, Fine-Very Fine

570
0
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1850
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2c Carmine (Shades), Booklet Pane of Six (425e). 50, Mint N.H., some different positions, Fine lot, impossible to find perfectly centered

1,500
0
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1851
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Sale 975, Lot 1851, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins with choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

80
350
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1852
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Sale 975, Lot 1852, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins approaching Jumbo, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

80
800
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1853
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Sale 975, Lot 1853, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown (427). Horizontal block of eight, five Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

470
250
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1854
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Sale 975, Lot 1854, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H. horizontal block of eight, bottom row lightly creased, otherwise Very Fine

640
250
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1855
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Sale 975, Lot 1855, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vivid color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $315.00)

115
225
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1856
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Sale 975, Lot 1856, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

225
375
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1857
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Sale 975, Lot 1857, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color, razor sharp impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

87
500
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1858
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Sale 975, Lot 1858, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, almost perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), only two have graded higher to date

300
1,300
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1859
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Sale 975, Lot 1859, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)20c Ultramarine (438). Rich color nicely complemented by bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,100.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded in any category and the only example to achieve this grade

220
1,500
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1860
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Sale 975, Lot 1860, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage with siderographer's initials, vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide margins, tiny natural gum skips at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1914 PERF 10 ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER.

With 1998 and 2007 P.F. certificates

600
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1861
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Sale 975, Lot 1861, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., excellent centering with wide margins, intense glowing color, Extremely Fine, eye-catching single, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

600
800
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1862
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Sale 975, Lot 1862, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., very well-centered with lovely margins, pretty pastel color, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY DIFFICULT HIGH-VALUE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUE TO FIND CENTERED AND IN MINT NEVER-HINGED POST OFFICE CONDITION.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)

1,300
1,600
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1863
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Sale 975, Lot 1863, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Barest trace of hinging, brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate

575
400
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1864
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Sale 975, Lot 1864, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Large margins with almost perfect balanced centering, soft pastel color, accompanying certificate harshly states "slightly toned" and if it is, the toning would be confined to the gummed side where it is barely visible, otherwise Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate

575
375
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1865
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Sale 975, Lot 1865, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Block of four, bottom pair appears Mint N.H., reperfed at bottom, Fine-Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
700
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1866
 
Sale 975, Lot 1866, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Wide almost perfectly balanced margins, lovely color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $280.00)

45
190
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1867
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Sale 975, Lot 1867, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, exceedingly well-centered, marvelous intense color on pure white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

325
425
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1868°
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Sale 975, Lot 1868, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, wide margins

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT COIL, SCOTT 444.

With 1993 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates

675
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1869
 
Sale 975, Lot 1869, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Wide margins all around, deep color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $255.00)

40
130
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1870
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Sale 975, Lot 1870, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered with beautiful wide margins, intense color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

575
1,300
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1871
 
Sale 975, Lot 1871, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, intense color, grid duplex circular datestamp, Fine, rare used guide line pair, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
700
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1872
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Sale 975, Lot 1872, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, fresh, choice color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

1,650
1,000
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1873
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Sale 975, Lot 1873, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Pair, lightly hinged, choice wide margins and incredibly beautiful centering, fabulous rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $960.00)

325
750
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1874
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Sale 975, Lot 1874, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Pair, left stamp h.r., right stamp Mint N.H., beautifully centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh/NH, XF-Superb 95; SMQ total $1,325.00 as hinged and Mint N.H. singles in 95 grade), Scott Retail as hinged and Mint N.H. singles

465
700
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1875
 
Sale 975, Lot 1875, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, deep rich color, each stamp cancelled by bold Chicago oval, Fine, very scarce, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,150
300
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1876
 
Sale 975, Lot 1876, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, grid duplex circular datestamps, corner crease top right and couple perf flaws at right, otherwise Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
180
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1877
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Sale 975, Lot 1877, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $880.00), in our opinion, this guide line pair is a solid 95

550
600
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1878
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Sale 975, Lot 1878, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Joint line pair, slightly disturbed original gum, radiant color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, perforations mostly separated along the joint line and rejoined

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. A RARE JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915 and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 21, 1915).

With 1985 "genuine" P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as joint line pair

16,000
2,500
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1879
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Sale 975, Lot 1879, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Mint N.H. joint line pair, fresh, bright color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

550
350
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1880
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Sale 975, Lot 1880, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, uncharacteristically well-centered, fresh and bright with deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00). Only two have achieved this grade and no Mint N.H. line pair has been graded higher than 90.

1,550
2,200
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1881
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Sale 975, Lot 1881, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

900
275
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1882°
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Sale 975, Lot 1882, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. pair, bright shade, crisp impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 456, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1986 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $6,550.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two other pairs share this lofty grade.

1,250
4,500
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1883
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Sale 975, Lot 1883, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., large even margins, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair

320
275
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1884
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Sale 975, Lot 1884, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
1,200
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1885
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Sale 975, Lot 1885, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Wide and balanced margins, barest trace of what may be hinging, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $880.00)

850
650
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