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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1891
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1891, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color, unobtrusive wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $200.00 as 98), this is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and only two others share this grade

0
300
1892°
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1892, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, beautiful bright color, light straightline machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $200.00 as 98), this is one of only two to have achieved this desirable grade, with three higher

0
0
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1893
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1893, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5719 and letter "A" block of six, rich color, nice centering with wide margins, fresh and crisp, Fine-Very Fine

800
650
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1894
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1894, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6915 block of six, precise centering with wide margins, warm color, Extremely Fine

1,100
475
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1895
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1895, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H. left imprint, plate no. 5770 and letter "A" block of six, choice wide margins, bright color, tiny tear in far left edge of selvage near top, still Very Fine

825
375
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1896
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1896, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6900 block of six, deep rich color, gorgeous margins and precise centering, light pencil notation in selvage, Extremely Fine

1,050
850
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1897
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1897, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6899 block of six, deep rich color, ample to wide margins, Fine-Very Fine

2,400
800
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1898
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1898, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

900
850
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1899
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1899, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins, almost perfectly centered, gorgeous pastel color, barely hinged (appears Mint N.H. at a glance), Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00 as 90, $1,050.00 as 95)

400
750
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1900
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1900, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, choice margins, centering and color, Very Fine

400
425
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1901
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1901, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Wide margins, intense color and lightly hinged, guideline at bottom, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $415.00)

500
400
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1902
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1902, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)1c Green (424), 1c Green (424)1c Green (424). Gorgeous centering with extra wide margins, intense color and impression, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $190.00 as 98), only four have graded higher to date and only three others share this desirable grade

0
275
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1903
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1903, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6728 block of six, deep color, full to wide margins, Very Fine

775
350
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1904
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1904, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H. top plate no. 7021 block of six, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, few small natural gum skips, Extremely Fine, a lovely top plate block

650
1,000
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1905
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1905, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H. wide top imprint, star and plate no. 5423 block of six, fresh, attractive bright pastel color, Fine-Very Fine

725
400
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1906
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1906, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H. block of four, crisp impression and deep shade, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, bottom right stamp an Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail as singles

800
800
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1907
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1907, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at top, radiant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,950.00), only two have graded higher to date (at 98J)

82
1,100
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1908
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1908, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Block of four with part top imprint, "A" and plate no. 5724, top right stamp Mint N.H., beautifully centered with excellent full color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate for plate block of six graded 90, this being the right block of four

187
200
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1909
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1909, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)9c Salmon Red (432), 9c Salmon Red (432)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6915 block of six, vivid color, choice centering with wide margins, couple tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine

1,150
550
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1910
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1910, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H. top plate no. 5852 and letter "A" block of six, vibrant color, wide margins and attractive centering, Very Fine and choice, this is the premium format of the three in which this plate block is found

1,600
650
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1911
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1911, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Essentially perfectly balanced margins, attractive soft pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

125
170
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1912
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1912, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Left margin plate no. and "A" block of six, left center stamp small h.r., others Mint N.H., bright shade on fresh paper, light natural crease in margin from printing process, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles $1,525.00, Scott Retail as hinged plate block

1,225
850
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1913
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1913, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, beautiful bright pastel color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $950.00)

460
700
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1914
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1914, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H. block of four, nicely balanced margins, fresh color, tiny natural inclusion top left stamp, Very Fine, a scarce stamp as a Mint N.H. block, Scott Retail as singles

1,840
750
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1915
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1915, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., intense color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

550
750
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1916
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1916, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and centering, magnificent deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

550
800
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1917
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1917, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H. with natural light gum bends, brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine

550
300
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1918
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1918, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Lightly hinged, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine

525
375
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1919
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1919, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406-440)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Beautiful oversize margins with pleasing centering, bright pastel color with crisp impression, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

525
400
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