Sale 1019 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012
Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)
VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 2-CENT LAKE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
Through an error at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a small quantity of this stamp was erroneously printed using the inks in use at the time for the Postage Due issues.
With 2003 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 15-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.
With 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00). Only five examples have graded higher to date
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,000.00 as 95, $8,200.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date (both 98) and only three others share this grade.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1915 $1.00 PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE.
We are a bit saddened by the strong probability this block will be broken to feed demand for high-grade singles. We know a few Washington-Franklin Issue collectors who might come to the rescue.