Sale 982 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5812
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Sale 982, Lot 5812, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Deep Violet (426). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6749 block of six, showing strong Pink Back, radiant color, few natural gum skips, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce plate block of this desirable variety, Scott Retail as normal plate block

400
180
5813
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4c-15c 1913-15 Issue (427-429, 431, 433-437). Mint N.H., 15c with bottom plate no. 6825 selvage, five Fine-Very Fine, three Extremely Fine, nice lot

837
550
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5814
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Sale 982, Lot 5814, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precisely centered, strong color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $590.00 as 95, $2,100.00 as 98)

75
550
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5815
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Sale 982, Lot 5815, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 7237 block of six, intense shade and impression, Fine

650
200
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5816
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Sale 982, Lot 5816, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., strikingly beautiful Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, bright pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $790.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98)

105
750
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5817
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Sale 982, Lot 5817, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 5430, almost perfectly centered, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $790.00)

105
600
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5818
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Sale 982, Lot 5818, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H. with top right corner selvage, Jumbo margins and nicely centered, fresh and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $220.00 as 90, $790.00 as 95)

105
170
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5819
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Sale 982, Lot 5819, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)7c Black (430). Precisely centered, deep shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $560.00), one of only three in this grade with one higher

90
0
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5820
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Sale 982, Lot 5820, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., gorgeous margins and perfect centering, incredibly fresh color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with photocopy of 1996 P.F. certificate for multiple and 2005 P.F. certificate as this single

82
200
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5821
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Sale 982, Lot 5821, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6905 block of six, brilliant color, selvage reduced, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
250
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5822
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Sale 982, Lot 5822, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 7205 block of six, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Fine

1,400
200
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5823
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Sale 982, Lot 5823, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., choice wide margins and almost precisely centered, lovely bright pastel color and fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

280
900
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5824
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Sale 982, Lot 5824, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., balanced margins with bright pastel color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $920.00)

460
550
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5825
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Sale 982, Lot 5825, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

460
140
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5826
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Sale 982, Lot 5826, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,100.00). Only three others have achieved this grade, and only one has graded higher to date

1,175
0
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5827
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Sale 982, Lot 5827, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Horizontal pair, left stamp tiny h.r., right stamp slightly "tacky" original gum, otherwise Mint N.H., Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,050
0
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5828
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Sale 982, Lot 5828, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)50c Violet (440). Block of four, top right and bottom left stamps Mint N.H., fresh, wonderful color, bottom left stamp natural inclusion, Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

3,400
1,500
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5829
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Sale 982, Lot 5829, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, Jumbo margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal guide line pair, ex Piedmont, with 1990 and 1999 P.F. certificates

325
300
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5830
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Sale 982, Lot 5830, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)1c Green, Coil (443). Guide line pair, wide almost perfectly balanced margins, deep rich color, bright white paper, barest trace of hinging, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $290.00)

155
225
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5831
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Sale 982, Lot 5831, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wide margins and almost perfectly centered, vivid color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

130
425
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5832
 
Sale 982, Lot 5832, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Well-balanced margins, rich color, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $255.00)

40
160
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5833
 
Sale 982, Lot 5833, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Almost perfectly centered, rich color with neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $255.00)

35
150
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5834
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2c-4c 1914-16 Coils (445-446, 453-454). No. 453 single, others pairs, Fine lot, also incl. No. 493 single (not counted)

1,225
300
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5835
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Sale 982, Lot 5835, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, incredibly deep color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 5-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK COIL, SCOTT 447, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

550
2,000
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5836°
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Sale 982, Lot 5836, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., incredibly intense shade and proof-like impression, almost mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 445, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS EXALTED GRADE TO DATE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,400.00 as 98). This is the only Mint N.H. example in any format (single, pair, guide line pair) to have achieved this grade to date, with none higher

575
0
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5837
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Sale 982, Lot 5837, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, dark shade characteristic of the No. 445 printing, diagonal gum bend, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 85, $880.00 as 90), this would have easily graded 90 without the natural gum bend

575
425
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5838
 
Sale 982, Lot 5838, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Wavy-line machine cancel, bright color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $510.00)

650
400
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5839
 
Sale 982, Lot 5839, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Clear impression with bold wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

650
225
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5840
 
Sale 982, Lot 5840, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Straight line machine cancel, attractive color, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

650
190
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5841
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Sale 982, Lot 5841, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, Fine, with 1973 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,550
425
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5842
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Sale 982, Lot 5842, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Joint line pair, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

725
225
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5843
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Sale 982, Lot 5843, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $800.00)

675
600
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5844
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Sale 982, Lot 5844, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, wonderful centering, shows uneven alignment of the rotary plate with left stamp noticeably shifted upwards compared to the right stamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. joint line pair, with 1991 P.F. certificate for strip

900
275
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5845
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Sale 982, Lot 5845, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $205.00 as 98), this is the only single to achieve this lofty grade, which is the highest grade awarded to date

19
425
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5846
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Sale 982, Lot 5846, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, faintly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
475
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5847
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Sale 982, Lot 5847, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, bright color and lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 1981 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,250
750
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5848
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Sale 982, Lot 5848, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)3c Violet, Coil (456). Choice margins and centering, rich color and fine impression, faintly hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

250
250
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5849
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Sale 982, Lot 5849, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

375
850
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5850
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Sale 982, Lot 5850, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue, Coil (458). Joint line pair, Mint N.H. except for tiny gum scrape on left stamp, exceptionally well-centered and choice impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $580.00)

375
275
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5851
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Sale 982, Lot 5851, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $440.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

65
1,400
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5852
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Sale 982, Lot 5852, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair, almost perfectly balanced margins, left stamp vertical crease as is often the case with joint line pairs of this coil, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

950
500
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5853
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Sale 982, Lot 5853, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00)

575
450
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5854
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Sale 982, Lot 5854, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, wide margins and brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $455.00)

575
450
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5855
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Sale 982, Lot 5855, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, balanced margins, fine impression, Extremely Fine

575
450
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5856
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Sale 982, Lot 5856, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, rich color and lovely margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

575
425
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5857
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Sale 982, Lot 5857, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., well-centered, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN IS RARE IN THIS CHOICE GRADE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,750
2,200
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5858
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Sale 982, Lot 5858, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Wonderfully well-centered with nearly perfectly balanced margins, guide line at bottom, lightly hinged, proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, particularly handsome example

775
450
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5859
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Sale 982, Lot 5859, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Block of four with part top imprint, "A" and plate no. 5782 selvage, h.r. between selvage and top left stamp, bottom pair lightly hinged, top right natural gum skip, Fine

3,500
925
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