Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012

Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
792
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Sale 1019, Lot 792, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Lake (406c). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, attractive centering

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.

4,500
3,000
793
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Sale 1019, Lot 793, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)7c Black (407). Lightly hinged, gorgeous wide margins and essentially perfect centering, intense shade and impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $525.00)

70
250
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794
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Sale 1019, Lot 794, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. (as block) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

120
550
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795
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Sale 1019, Lot 795, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)9c-12c 1912-14 Issue (415-417). Mint N.H., brilliant colors, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with certificate (incl. 10c P.F. graded 90)

330
425
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796
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Sale 1019, Lot 796, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H., huge perfectly balanced margins, deep rich color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any condition category and only one other Mint N.H. stamp shares this grade

100
1,900
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797
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Sale 1019, Lot 797, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00)

100
550
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798
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Sale 1019, Lot 798, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)10c Orange Yellow (416). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $250.00 as 98)

40
160
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799
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Sale 1019, Lot 799, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., detailed impression and bright color, almost mathematically perfect centering, fresh and crisp

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)

190
1,900
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800
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Sale 1019, Lot 800, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, vibrant color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00)

250
950
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801
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Sale 1019, Lot 801, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep shade on bright paper, precise centering with wide margins

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

850
3,250
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802
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Sale 1019, Lot 802, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (421). Rich color, wide perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00)

375
900
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803
ogbl
Sale 1019, Lot 803, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (421). Block of four, lightly hinged, pretty shade, Very Fine and choice, an attractive block

1,600
1,600
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804
ogbl
Sale 1019, Lot 804, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (422). Block of four with imprint selvage at top, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage at upper right, gorgeous color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, a beautiful block, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

2,100
2,300
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805
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Sale 1019, Lot 805, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

475
400
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806
ogbl
Sale 1019, Lot 806, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps small h.r., deep shade and proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,050
2,000
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807
nhbl
Sale 1019, Lot 807, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H. block of four, vibrant color, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

420
400
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808
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Sale 1019, Lot 808, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $455.00)

55
375
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809
nhbl
Sale 1019, Lot 809, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H. block of six, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

630
0
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810
og
Sale 1019, Lot 810, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)15c Gray (437). Bright color, wide beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Og, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

125
275
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811
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Sale 1019, Lot 811, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, intense color on bright paper, proof-like impression

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.

525
2,900
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812
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Sale 1019, Lot 812, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)30c Orange Red (439). Single hinge mark, intense color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

230
475
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813
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 813, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00 as 85, $2,050.00 as 90)

1,150
1,200
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814
ogbl
Sale 1019, Lot 814, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (440). Block of four, h.r., radiant color, superior centering throughout, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

2,100
1,600
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815
 
Sale 1019, Lot 815, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, neat wavy-lines cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $280.00 as 95), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

45
1,100
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816
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Sale 1019, Lot 816, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, left stamp slightly disturbed original gum, wide margins and almost perfect centering, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate, with 1996 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00)

1,300
1,700
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817
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Sale 1019, Lot 817, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, beautiful deep color on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

1,300
1,100
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818
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Sale 1019, Lot 818, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. strip of four, intense shade on bright paper, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs

2,500
0
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819
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Sale 1019, Lot 819, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, single hinge mark, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80; SMQ $440.00)

575
325
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820
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Sale 1019, Lot 820, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $265.00)

575
325
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821
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Sale 1019, Lot 821, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line strip of four, side stamps Mint N.H., h.r. at center, wonderful color and centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as guide line pair and two singles

1,400
950
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822
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Sale 1019, Lot 822, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, perfectly centered, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous pair, with 1984 and 1999 P.F. certificates

700
900
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823
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 823, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep shade, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. guide line pair, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00)

550
1,200
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824
 
Sale 1019, Lot 824, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Joint line pair, rich color, much better centering than normally seen, neat strikes of duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, this coil issue is very underappreciated and undercatalogued, especially in used condition, even in Mint N.H. or hinged condition the highest grade is an 85 in P.S.E.'s Population Report, it is normally found with perfs touching at top and has been overshadowed by the Type I, Scott 449, but is actually more difficult to find with any kind of decent centering, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

190
0
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825
og
Sale 1019, Lot 825, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Guide line strip of four, h.r., brilliant color, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as guide line pair and two singles

1,050
700
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826
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Sale 1019, Lot 826, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, attractive color, centered left, about Fine

900
120
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827
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Sale 1019, Lot 827, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)3c Violet, Coil (456). Barely hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

250
350
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828
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 828, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without crease, large margins all around, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00)

1,375
1,400
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829
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 829, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. strip of four, large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, pos. 2 with Ward backstamp, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,050
750
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830
og
Sale 1019, Lot 830, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Lightly hinged, rich color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $825.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95)

725
950
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831
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Sale 1019, Lot 831, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Lightly hinged, almost perfect centering, deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem

725
900
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832
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Sale 1019, Lot 832, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Block of four, lightly hinged at center, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering throughout

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.

3,250
3,500
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