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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1958
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1958, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)2c Carmine, Ty. I (463), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (463)2c Carmine, Ty. I (463). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, mathematically precise centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $350.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade

0
475
1959
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1959, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)3c Violet (464), 3c Violet (464)3c Violet (464). Mint N.H. right plate no. 7267 block of six, deep rich color, mostly wide margins, Scott no. pencil notation on ungummed part of selvage on back, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a seldom-offered Mint N.H. plate block

2,250
1,600
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1960
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1960, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)4c Orange Brown (465), 4c Orange Brown (465)4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H. right plate no. 7331 block of six, bright color, Fine

1,100
650
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1961
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1961, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)5c Blue (466), 5c Blue (466)5c Blue (466). Mint N.H. block of four, wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

640
450
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1962
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1962, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1993 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

950
600
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1963
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1963, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H. block of nine, center stamp the error, natural s.e. at top, vibrant color, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,700
0
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1964
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1964, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)6c Red Orange (468), 6c Red Orange (468)6c Red Orange (468). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate

190
325
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1965
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1965, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)6c Red Orange (468), 6c Red Orange (468)6c Red Orange (468). Mint N.H. right plate no. block of six, radiant color, Fine

2,500
800
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1966
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1966, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)7c Black (469), 7c Black (469)7c Black (469). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered with beautiful balanced margins, clean impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. Certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). This is one of only four to have been awarded this premium grade with only one higher

270
2,700
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1967
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1967, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)7c Black (469), 7c Black (469)7c Black (469). Mint N.H. block of four with left plate no. 7718 selvage, wide nicely balanced margins, intense shade, selvage with light crease and pencil notations, neither or which affect the gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,080
1,000
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1967A
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1967A, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)8c Olive Green (470), 8c Olive Green (470)8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE HAS ACHIEVED THIS GRADE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.

125
2,800
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1968
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1968, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)9c Salmon Red (471), 9c Salmon Red (471)9c Salmon Red (471). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 471 WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,100.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only five others share this grade.

125
1,500
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1969
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1969, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)12c Claret Brown (474), 12c Claret Brown (474)12c Claret Brown (474). Mint N.H. wide bottom plate no. 6910 block of six, attractive margins and centering, vivid color, fresh and Very Fine

1,050
425
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1970
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1970, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)12c Claret Brown (474), 12c Claret Brown (474)12c Claret Brown (474). Wide bottom plate no. 6902 block of six, pos. 1 and 3 h.r., others Mint N.H., lovely color and exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

625
600
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1971
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1971, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)15c Gray (475), 15c Gray (475)15c Gray (475). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 and 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

400
1,400
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1972
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1972, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)20c Light Ultramarine (476), 20c Light Ultramarine (476)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Mint N.H. block of four, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 20-CENT UNWATERMARKED PERF 10 ISSUE, SCOTT 476.

With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

2,100
2,100
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1973
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1973, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 77 from Plate No. 6911, Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper

FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 30-CENT PERF 10 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

The 30c Perf 10 Unwatermarked, Scott 476A, has no trace of the single-line watermark. Although one or two stamps from the discovery sheets have been found with "ghost" watermarks, the Scott Catalogue and The Philatelic Foundation continue to recognize Scott 476A.

Ex Scarsdale. 1984 and 2000 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2007 P.F. certificate

6,000
4,750
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1974
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1974, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Lightly hinged, bright color, centered top left, Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,900
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1975
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1975, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

This 50c issue was only available in post-office stocks for a very short period of time, because it was released only three weeks prior to the beginning of the new Perf 11 series.

Ex Geisler. With 1979 P.F. certificate for block of four

2,200
1,500
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1976
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1976, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Bright and fresh, Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,000
375
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1977
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1977, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Beautiful bright color, lightly hinged, Fine

1,000
325
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1978
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1978, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Fresh and bright, Fine, with photocopy of 1983 P.F. certificate

1,000
400
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1979
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1979, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H. but with blue backstamp, intense shade, wide margins, couple natural gum bends, Very Fine

1,550
400
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1980
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1980, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Attractive margins and handsome centering, Very Fine

700
425
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1981
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1981, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom plate no. 8015 selvage, deep rich color, wide margins, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,000
800
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1982
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1982, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Barely hinged. superb centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $490.00)

180
425
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1983
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1983, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal guide line, wide margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem block, Scott Retail as singles

1,560
800
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1984
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1984, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485), 5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485)5c Carmine, Imperforate, Error (485). Mint N.H. double error in block of fifteen, large margins all around, luminous color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT IMPERFORATE ERROR IN A BLOCK OF FIFTEEN. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE.

During the course of production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was returned to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505). The imperforate is by far the rarest of the three.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1998 P.F. certificate

47,500
28,000
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1985
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1985, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find in such choice used condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this grade

775
1,500
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1986
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1986, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Bright color, neat machine cancel, fresh and Fine

775
300
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1987
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1987, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line pair, essentially perfectly centered, soft pastel color, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $370.00)

230
275
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1988
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1988, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wide margins and almost perfect centering, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

160
300
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1989
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1989, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)5c Blue, Coil (496), 5c Blue, Coil (496)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H., attractive color, beautiful centering with wide and mathematically balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Mint N.H. single, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $135.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade

7
400
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