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Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
608
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 608, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green (424), 1c Green (424)1c Green (424). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $275.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it

5
1,300
609
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 609, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)3c Deep Violet (426), 3c Deep Violet (426)3c Deep Violet (426). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only three have graded higher

32
900
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610
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 610, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $675.00)

75
400
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611
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 611, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)5c Dark Blue (428), 5c Dark Blue (428)5c Dark Blue (428). Mint N.H., wide balanced Jumbo margins, striking intense color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00 as 95, $1,900.00 as 98)

75
550
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612
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 612, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Killien and Merlin, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,400.00 as 98)

105
650
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613
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 613, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,375.00), only three have graded higher

200
1,100
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614
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 614, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., radiant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,800.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J)

82
1,400
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615
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Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 615, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H., intense shade with just a hint of oxidation, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris and Whitman, with 1990 and 2009 P.F. certificates

105
500
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616
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Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 616, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)11c Dark Green (434), 11c Dark Green (434)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 95, $1,150.00 as 98)

55
425
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617
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 617, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)12c Claret Brown (435), 12c Claret Brown (435)12c Claret Brown (435). Mint N.H., intense shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $480.00)

60
375
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618
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 618, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,725.00), only five have graded higher

280
1,200
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619
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 619, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., vibrant color, beautiful centering.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only six have graded higher (all at 98)

430
1,600
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620
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 620, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., unbelievable fiery color on bright paper, wonderful centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only six have graded higher (the highest is a 98) and only five others share this grade.

500
2,400
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621
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 621, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., pretty shade, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 WATERMARKED FRANKLIN, SCOTT 440. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

With 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,750.00).

1,050
3,250
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622
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 622, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Scarsdale, with 2000 P.F. certificate

17
110
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623
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 623, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. pair, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $225.00 as 98)

2
200
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624
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 624, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. guide line pair, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

130
200
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625
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 625, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (443), 1c Green, Coil (443)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, bright shade, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Scarsdale, with 1998 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates

325
1,000
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626
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 626, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (443), 1c Green, Coil (443)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. pair, rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem

160
350
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627
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 627, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 2-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 444.

With 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98)

650
2,700
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628
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 628, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair

250
350
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629
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 629, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445.

According to Johl (p. 143) this issue was mainly used for special mailing purposes such as samples and pamphlets which were sent out in large quantities by individual mailers and resulted in limited distribution among collectors.

Ex Drucker, Scarsdale and Hoffman. With 1982 and 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98) and none share this desirable grade.

2,600
6,625
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630
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 630, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 1980 P.F. certificate

525
900
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631
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 631, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, phenomenal centering with perfect margins all around, bright shade and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIRS OF SCOTT 446 IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Piedmont. With 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,150.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade

1,550
4,250
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632
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 632, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair

650
600
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633
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 633, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H., wide margins and really a Jumbo for this coil, lovely rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,050.00), one of only three awarded this high grade with only one higher, this statistic has not changed in three years

300
2,100
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634
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 634, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful Mint N.H. guide line pair, with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates

525
500
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635
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 635, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

220
575
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636
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 636, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $365.00)

100
325
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637
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 637, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (448), 1c Green, Coil (448)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem

125
475
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638
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 638, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)1c Green, Coil (448), 1c Green, Coil (448)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. pair, pretty pastel shade, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), only one has graded higher and only three others share this grade

40
800
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639
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 639, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color and detailed impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued.

This issue is very difficult to find as a Mint N.H. joint line pair. The last we offered was in our Whitman sale in 2009.

With 1973 and 2005 P.F. certificates as joint line strip of three.

28,000
18,500
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640
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 640, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., top stamp lightly hinged, glowing color, as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE BOTTOM STAMP IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued.

Ex Scarsdale. Bottom stamp with Ward backstamp. With 1998 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; unpriced in SMQ).

8,000
4,250
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641
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 641, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Lightly hinged, perfect centering with wide margins all around, brilliant color and detailed impression.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1915 TYPE I VERTICAL COIL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

Type I rotary press stamps were produced using the same master dies as had been used for flat plate printings. However, due to the curve of the plate to fit the rotary press, the impressions lacked some of the details of the flat plate printings. New dies were made with strengthened lines, resulting in the Type II stamps. After plate wear was noticed, further strengthening was necessary, resulting in the Type III stamps. Scott 449 was not produced until almost a year and a half after the Type I horizontal coil, Scott 453. Due to the unpopularity of vertical coils, this Type I stamp was in production for only a short period of time before being discontinued.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,600
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