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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3941
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3941, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., intense shade on crisp paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK $1.00 FRANKLIN ISSUE.

With 1966 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,750
2,100
3942
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3942, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Wide margins, strong color on bright paper, Very Fine

675
425
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3943
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3943, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Block of four, bright color, minor h.r.'s, owner's handstamp on back of one stamp, Fine-Very Fine

550
225
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3944
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3944, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)4c Orange Brown (465), 4c Orange Brown (465)4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only two stamps have graded higher

90
1,500
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3945
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3945, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Blue (466), 5c Blue (466)5c Blue (466). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2012 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

160
375
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3946
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3946, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., vibrant color, superior centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ROSE PERF 10 ERROR.

With 1992 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98)

850
3,750
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3947
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3947, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Vertical pair with two errors, top stamp h.r. and tiny thin speck, bottom stamp Mint N.H. with light fingerprint on gum, Fine

1,300
500
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3948
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3948, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Vertical pair with two errors, top stamp h.r., bottom stamp Mint N.H., Fine

1,300
400
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3949
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3949, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)6c Red Orange (468), 6c Red Orange (468)6c Red Orange (468). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, bright color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 95, $4,200.00 as 98), this is the only Mint N.H. Scott 468 in the P.S.E. Population Report with the Jumbo appellation, in addition only four stamps have been graded higher (all at 98)

160
1,400
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3950
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3950, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)9c Salmon Red (471), 9c Salmon Red (471)9c Salmon Red (471). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6901 block of six, vivid color, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
425
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3951
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3951, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)10c Orange Yellow (472), 10c Orange Yellow (472)10c Orange Yellow (472). Mint N.H., vivid color, wide margins and choice centering, faint natural straw inclusion speck in top margin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. certificate

230
275
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3952
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3952, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)12c Claret Brown (474), 12c Claret Brown (474)12c Claret Brown (474). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

460
275
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3953
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3953, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A), 30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A)30c Orange Red, Perf 10 (476A). Position 82, Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 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.

With 1984, 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

4,750
4,500
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3954
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3954, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H., well-balanced margins, deep shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,450
1,600
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3955
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3955, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp impression, Very Fine

1,450
0
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3956°
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3956, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,275.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category and only three others share it

625
1,300
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3957
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3957, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). With bottom plate no. 5782 selvage, barely hinged, Very Fine

625
425
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3958
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3958, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., lovely margins, intense color, single very trivial nibbed perf, still Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

475
200
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3959
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3959, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins and wonderfully well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

475
400
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3960
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3960, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Lovely wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

210
300
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3961
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3961, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

375
450
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3962
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3962, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine

375
0
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3963
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3963, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Lightly hinged, choice margins and centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $210.00)

170
170
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3964
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3964, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Joint line pair, vivid color, 1938 town cancel, Very Fine, a scarce used joint line pair, Power Search did not locate another example, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

110
450
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3965
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3965, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Blue, Coil (496), 5c Blue, Coil (496)5c Blue, Coil (496). Mint N.H., rich color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 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 and four others share it

7
400
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3966
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3966, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)2c Deep Rose, Pair, Types I and Ia (500 var), 2c Deep Rose, Pair, Types I and Ia (500 var)2c Deep Rose, Pair, Types I and Ia (500 var). Mint N.H. vertical pair from plate no. 10208 Lower Left, either Positions 85/95 or 86/96, the combination occurred as a result of replaced transfers, perfs close to barely in, very scarce and seldom offered, Scott Retail as hinged, with 1968 P.F. certificate

1,500
750
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3967
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3967, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Blue (504), 5c Blue (504)5c Blue (504). Mathematically precise centering with Jumbo margins, Dayton O. precancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), one of only two examples to have achieved this ultimate grade

0
500
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3968
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3968, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. single showing large parts of all eight surrounding stamps, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine

625
650
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3969
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3969, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in a block of 12, brilliant color, intact perfs all around and with significant portions of 13 adjoining stamps, choice centering much better than typically found, small natural inclusion in seventh stamp not noted on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT PERF 11 DOUBLE ERROR, SCOTT 505. A BEAUTIFUL SHOWPIECE.

Ex Whitman. With 1991 and 1999 P.F. certificates

2,000
1,200
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3970
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3970, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in block of twelve, natural s.e. at bottom, brilliant color, completely free from the natural gum skips and bends that are often found on this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF TWELVE CONTAINING TWO EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT ERROR.

Ex Hoffman. With 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates

2,000
1,000
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3971
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3971, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)6c Red Orange (506), 6c Red Orange (506)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfect centering, vivid color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), only one has graded higher and only three others share this grade

27
450
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3972
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3972, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Lightly hinged, balanced Jumbo margins, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp and ideally suited for the collector who emphasizes centering and margins over gum state, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98J; SMQ $280.00 as 98)

47
180
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3973
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3973, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H. block of four, nicely centered, fresh, Very Fine and choice

460
225
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3974
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3974, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 7042 block of six, bright color, attractive margins and centering, bottom center stamp slightly short gum in one spot, Fine-Very Fine

2,550
550
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3975
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3975, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

95
250
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3976
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3976, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H. horizontal guide line block of four, perfectly centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

380
300
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3977
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3977, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six, stamps Mint N.H., hinged in selvage, rich color, a few natural gum skips, Fine-Very Fine

1,300
425
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3978
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3978, 1915-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 460-518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Mint N.H. block of four, true deep brown color, bottom right faint crease

FINE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 DEEP BROWN FRANKLIN ISSUE. ONE OF THE RAREST COLOR VARIETIES IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 1968 P.F. certificate

16,000
3,250
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