Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1962
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Sale 976, Lot 1962, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Lake (375b). Dark true Lake color, fresh and crisp, Fine, scarce shade variety, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

900
350
1963
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Sale 976, Lot 1963, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Lake (375b). Faintly hinged, small natural gum creases at left, otherwise Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

900
325
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1964
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Sale 976, Lot 1964, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H., wide margins, almost perfectly centered, beautiful color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

75
350
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1965
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Sale 976, Lot 1965, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H. with part bottom imprint selvage, huge Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, very strong color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO-MARGINED 8-CENT 1908 ISSUE.

With 1986 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00 for 95, $6,500.00 for 98). This is one of only four awarded this grade, with only one higher

260
1,400
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1966
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Sale 976, Lot 1966, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

250
170
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1967
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Sale 976, Lot 1967, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., choice margins and nearly perfect centering, beautiful pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $760.00), undergraded in our opinion

625
0
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1968
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Sale 976, Lot 1968, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, certificate states "left stamp tiny toned spot top left" (appears to have been an inclusion that someone has since removed), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,200
325
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1969
 
Sale 976, Lot 1969, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Wavy-line machine cancel, centered top and right, Fine, very scarce used coil single, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
800
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1970
 
Sale 976, Lot 1970, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Orangeburg Coil (389). Deep rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel from Orangeburg, small flaws incl. thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT ORANGEBURG COIL.

The Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The 3c coil stamps were used to send samples of their products to physicians. Due to the quantity of mail, they were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. The Orangeburg coil stamps' use on third-class mail, and the fact that philatelists were generally unaware of their production accounts for their rarity.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

11,000
3,500
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1971
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Sale 976, Lot 1971, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, mathematically perfect centering, deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb line pair in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; not priced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $640.00 as 98), only one other example has achieved this desirable grade with none higher

80
700
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1972
 
Sale 976, Lot 1972, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390). Guide line pair, nicely centered, "Kansas City, Mo." roller cancel and two different Los Angeles markings, one appears to possibly be a flight cachet, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

125
60
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1973
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Sale 976, Lot 1973, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, remarkably well-centered, fresh, rich color, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2006 P.S.E. certificate for strip of four

240
225
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1974
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Sale 976, Lot 1974, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (392). Pair, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. (for pair) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; not priced in SMQ above grade of 98, $210.00 as 98), one of only two pairs (the other a guide line pair) to achieve this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report

75
250
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1975
 
Sale 976, Lot 1975, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Guide line pair, choice margins and centering, duplex cancel with slight oily bleed, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

650
300
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1976
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Sale 976, Lot 1976, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS COIL HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Coils are especially difficult to find graded 100, because with perfs on two sides and no perfs on the other two, the measurements are almost never perfect.

With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

140
1,900
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1977
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Sale 976, Lot 1977, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00)

135
750
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