Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2027
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2027, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)3c Violet, Ty. III (529). Mathematically precise centering, deep rich color on bright paper, face-free strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $260.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

0
750
2028
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Sale 1014, Lot 2028, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H., huge Jumbo margins with plate no. 10918 at right and parts of the five adjoining stamps on the other three sides, rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 98, unpriced in this top grade)

70
300
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2029
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Sale 1014, Lot 2029, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H., huge margins all around, brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Scarsdale, 1998 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

190
0
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2030
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Sale 1014, Lot 2030, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six, huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT TYPE V IMPERFORATE WASHINGTON ISSUE.

Ex Vineyard. With 1990 and 2003 P.F. certificates

1,800
1,200
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2031
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Sale 1014, Lot 2031, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VI, Imperforate (534A). Mint N.H. right plate no. 11710 block of six, large margins, fresh color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine

650
325
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2032
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Sale 1014, Lot 2032, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. with plate no. 12809 at bottom, vivid color, light edge crease at top right not noted on accompanying certificate, light pencil notation in bottom margin on back

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING AND RARE PLATE NO. SINGLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 1973 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,800
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2033
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Sale 1014, Lot 2033, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Disturbed original gum from hinge removal, fresh, bright color with outstanding extra large margins, Extremely Fine

1,750
1,000
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2034
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Sale 1014, Lot 2034, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Gray Green (536). Mint N.H. with wide left plate no. 10052 selvage, large balanced Jumbo margins, choice clear impression with strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (98J ogNH), very difficult to find in such choice condition

45
950
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2035°
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2035, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)3c Violet, Large Die Proof on Wove (537P1). 82 x 104mm with blue "377356" control number, gorgeous fresh color, "669" pencil notation at bottom, couple minor translucencies and some light paper wrinkling does not affect the design, Very Fine and rare, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,100
2,000
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2036
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Sale 1014, Lot 2036, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, vivid color, well-centered for this difficult Rotary Waste issue

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 539.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

4,000
4,250
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2037
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Sale 1014, Lot 2037, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, long and full perforations

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1919 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS WASTE ISSUE, SCOTT 539.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,300
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2038
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Sale 1014, Lot 2038, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Rich color, faintly hinged, appears Mint N.H. at a glance, top perfs barely touch, attractive example of this Rotary Waste issue, with 1969 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,700
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2039
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Sale 1014, Lot 2039, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Rich color, somewhat off-center as often seen, nearly Fine, scarce Rotary Waste Issue

2,750
1,200
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2040
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Sale 1014, Lot 2040, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (540). Mint N.H., deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for block

27
140
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2041
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Sale 1014, Lot 2041, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)3c Violet, Ty. II (541). Mint N.H. top plate no. 8924 block of six, pretty pastel color, attractive margins with bottom row well-centered, small natural inclusion bottom left stamp, overall Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block of four plus two singles

825
400
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2042
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2042, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Bright color, attractive centering, light machine cancel

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ROTARY SHEET WASTE ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,750
2,500
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2043
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2043, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Wide margins and decent centering for this difficult stamp, light smudge cancel, scuff and other associated small faults bottom right, otherwise Fine

3,750
650
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2044
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2044, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Three wide margins, barely in at right, neat wavy-line machine cancel, 4mm corner crease, reasonably attractive and affordable example of this scarce Rotary Waste issue, with 1963 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,000
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2045
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Sale 1014, Lot 2045, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., bright color, wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate for block of four

425
425
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2046
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Sale 1014, Lot 2046, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c Green, Rotary (545). Mint N.H., fresh and Fine

425
170
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2047
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Sale 1014, Lot 2047, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Mint N.H., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $335.00)

240
275
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2048
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Sale 1014, Lot 2048, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., strong colors, Very Fine

290
250
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2049
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Sale 1014, Lot 2049, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H. horizontal strip of four with arrow and double plate no. selvage, strong colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,160
750
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2050
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Sale 1014, Lot 2050, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal center line, well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,160
550
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2051
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Sale 1014, Lot 2051, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Center line block of four, lightly hinged, beautiful colors and precise centering, natural gum crease, still Extremely Fine

800
475
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2052
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Sale 1014, Lot 2052, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)1c-5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (548-550). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of six, bottom, top and left respectively, rich colors, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine set

990
600
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2053
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Sale 1014, Lot 2053, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, mathematically precise centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this desirable grade.

95
5,250
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2054
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Sale 1014, Lot 2054, 1918-22 Washington-Franklin Issues, Pilgrim Issue (Scott 529-550)5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Mint N.H. with top selvage, perfectly balanced margins, wonderfully fresh with strong color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00)

95
1,000
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