Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5932
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Sale 997, Lot 5932, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around, rich color on nicely blued paper, long and full perfs all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGD EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT LINCOLN ON BLUISH PAPER, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE P.F.

With 2010 P.F. certificate (Superb 98).

380
0
5933
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Sale 997, Lot 5933, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., wide margins, deeply blued paper, long and full perfs, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

380
300
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5934
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Sale 997, Lot 5934, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., wide margins, beautiful color on clearly blued paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

380
275
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5935
 
Sale 997, Lot 5935, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Brilliant color on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult issue to find in higher grades in used condition, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this grade

275
500
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5936
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Sale 997, Lot 5936, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Private Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations. Eight items, seven pairs incl. Brinkerhoff Ty. II (pair and strip of three) and IIa (2), Schermack Ty. III pair and guide line pair, also U.S.A.V. Ty. II and III, few h.r., large margins, Very Fine

1,940
0
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5937
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Sale 997, Lot 5937, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II, Coiled Endwise (371). Mint N.H. guide line pair, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce and desirable item

1,275
700
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5938
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Sale 997, Lot 5938, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H. wide top imprint, star and plate no. 5428 block of six, rich color and detailed impression, Fine-Very Fine

450
300
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5939
 
Sale 997, Lot 5939, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)6c Red Orange (379). Spectacular Jumbo margins and precise centering, bright pastel color, small quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, impressive used example, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $95.00 as 95, $310.00 as 98), only one used example has graded higher to date

1
225
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5940
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Sale 997, Lot 5940, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 15-CENT FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only two have graded higher to date (the highest is a 98) and only eight others share this grade.

575
3,750
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5941
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Sale 997, Lot 5941, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H. wide left imprint and plate no. 4951 block of six, wonderfully fresh and crisp, gorgeous pastel color, Fine, scarce in this Mint N.H. condition

4,500
1,300
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5942
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Sale 997, Lot 5942, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1996 P.F. certificate

1,000
325
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5943
 
Sale 997, Lot 5943, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c Green, Coil (385). Guide line pair, oval grid duplex cancel, Fine-Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

675
150
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5944
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Sale 997, Lot 5944, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (385-386). Guide line pair and guide line strip of four respectively, top and bottom 2c Mint N.H., top two 2c creased, otherwise Fine, 1c with 2004 P.F. certificate, 2c 2005 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
425
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5945
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Sale 997, Lot 5945, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Guide line pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., intense color, Fine, top stamp light pencil notation on gum, with 1998 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged guide line pair

1,400
0
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5946
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Sale 997, Lot 5946, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Guide line pair, attractively centered, rich color, minor h.r., Fine-Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

1,200
850
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5947
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Sale 997, Lot 5947, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c Green, Coil (387). Pair with 3mm spacing, lightly hinged, wide margins, Fine-Very Fine, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

500
325
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5948
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Sale 997, Lot 5948, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Guide line pair, brilliant color, detailed impression, left stamp trivial natural inclusion on back only not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388.

This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.

Ex Hoffman. With 2004 P.F. certificate

8,250
3,250
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5949
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Sale 997, Lot 5949, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.

Of the Scott 388 stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report, only three Mint N.H. examples have graded above 70. There is one 95, one 98 and this highest-ranking 98J.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $31,700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and this stamp is the only example to achieve this grade.

3,300
14,500
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5950
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Sale 997, Lot 5950, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, both stamps impeccably centered, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $385.00), in our opinion, if broken out of the pair, the top stamp would easily grade 95

240
425
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5951
 
Sale 997, Lot 5951, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Guide line pair, rich color, neat strike of duplex cancel, Very Fine, considerably more difficult to find in used condition, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $730.00)

1,350
450
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5952
 
Sale 997, Lot 5952, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)1c-5c 1910-13 Issue, Coils (392-396). Pairs, variety of cancels, very light on 4c, Fine-Very Fine, scarce group used, all but 3c with 2003 or 2004 P.F. or P.S.E. certificates

885
800
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5953
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Sale 997, Lot 5953, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H. guide line pair, pretty shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $975.00)

1,100
750
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5954
 
Sale 997, Lot 5954, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)4c Brown, Coil (395). Guide line pair, deep rich color, light oval grid duplex cancel, Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

650
225
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5955
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Sale 997, Lot 5955, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 369-396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., essentially precise centering, fresh and crisp, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00)

135
700
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