Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5795
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Sale 982, Lot 5795, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, superior centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 7-CENT BLACK, SCOTT 407.

With 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00 as 95, $4,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date (at 98), and no others share this grade

160
650
5796
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Sale 982, Lot 5796, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)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

160
150
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5797
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Sale 982, Lot 5797, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c-2c 1912 Coils (410-413). Guide line strips of four, some stamps Mint N.H., one No. 413 (not in line pair) slight thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

817
200
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5798
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Sale 982, Lot 5798, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, beautifully centered, incredibly deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $830.00)

260
750
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5799
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Sale 982, Lot 5799, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6907 block of six with wide selvage, brilliant color, well-balanced margins, few blind perfs at top, top left stamp tiny natural inclusion, Very Fine

1,100
850
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5800
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Sale 982, Lot 5800, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H., handsome margins and centering, glowing color, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2006 P.F. certificate for block

100
80
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5801
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Sale 982, Lot 5801, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 419, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,050.00). Only four have graded higher to date and nine others share this grade, but this seems to be much more elusive than the numbers would indicate -- the next-highest graded copy we have offered is an 85.

400
1,600
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5802
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Sale 982, Lot 5802, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., bright pastel color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

400
225
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5803
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Sale 982, Lot 5803, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Block of four with top plate no. 6926, h.r., well-centered, top stamps small thin spot, appears Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

750
950
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5804
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Sale 982, Lot 5804, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins and almost perfectly centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

250
700
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5805
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Sale 982, Lot 5805, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Lightly hinged, vivid color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 95, $560.00 as 98)

110
160
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5806
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Sale 982, Lot 5806, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6911 block of six, rich color, Very Good

2,400
350
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5807
 
50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (421, 423). 50c slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, Fine-Very Fine

900
275
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5808
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Sale 982, Lot 5808, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422). Block of four with bottom part imprint, "A" and plate no. 5749 selvage, bottom pair Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

1,000
0
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5809
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Sale 982, Lot 5809, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Wide margins and well-centered, intense color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

500
350
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5810
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Sale 982, Lot 5810, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Block of four with selvage at bottom, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage at bottom left, deep rich color

FINE-VERY FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 1915 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

Pencil notation on bottom left stamp. Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

4,400
1,300
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