Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
462
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Sale 1078, Lot 462, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c-15c 1908-09 Issue (331-332, 336, 340). Six imprint and plate no. blocks of six, incl. two each of 1c and 2c showing different imprint types, 1c Mint N.H. top and bottom blocks, 2c top (Mint N.H.) and left blocks, 6c top plate block h.r. and slightly oxidized, 15c top, Fine-Very Fine

1,965
500
463
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Sale 1078, Lot 463, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green (331). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 4980 and small solid star block of six, radiant color, fresh and Fine, a very scarce plate block, especially in Mint N.H. condition, Power Search contains only one other example -- a hinged side position from the MLG collection

2,250
500
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464
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Sale 1078, Lot 464, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Booklet Panes of Six (331a). Six, from Positions A, B, D (Mint N.H.), E, I (Mint N.H.) and J, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group with five better positions, Scott Retail as most common position

1,350
225
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465
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Sale 1078, Lot 465, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (331a). Position G, Mint N.H., clear guide line at left, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine, a very scarce position estimated to represent only 0.8% of the total printing, Scott Retail as most common position

300
160
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466
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Sale 1078, Lot 466, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Booklet Pane of Six (331a). Position N, vivid color, h.r., centered slightly to bottom left which maximizes the appearance of the guide lines at top and right, Fine and extremely rare position estimated to represent only 0.2% of the total 29 million pane printing, this position is so rare because the horizontal guide line that ran across the middle of the 360-subject plate was much closer to the bottom of the stamps above it (Positions J-L) than the top of the tab for the positions below it (M-O), and as such when the panes were cut the guide line was almost always included in the upper positions, also Position N is in the middle of the sheet and competes for the vertical guide line to its right with Position O (which is also a very rare position), a great rarity which was missing from the Beutel collection and is the first we have offered

E. 500-750
700
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467
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Sale 1078, Lot 467, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Booklet Panes of Six (332a). 12, representing Positions A, B (Mint N.H.), C, D, D (Mint N.H.), E, F, G, H, I, J (Mint N.H.) and M, about half with h.r., some shade variety, Fine-Very Fine group with 11 of the possible 15 collectible positions, several scarce, all but Positions A and E are estimated to represent less than 4% of the total printing and Position G only 0.7% of total printing, Scott Retail as most common position

2,045
550
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468
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Sale 1078, Lot 468, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Six (332a). Position O, clearly showing the guide lines at top and left, h.r., Fine and extremely rare position estimated to represent only 0.1% of the total 62 million pane printing, this position is so rare because the horizontal guide line that ran across the middle of the 360-subject plate was much closer to the bottom of the stamps above it (Positions J-L) than the top of the tab for the positions below it (M-O), and as such when the panes were cut the guide line was almost always included in the upper positions, also Position O is in the middle of the sheet and competes for the vertical guide line to its left with Position N (which is also a very rare position), the only other example we have encountered was in the Beutel collection, this example is much better centered and more clearly shows the top guideline

E. 500-750
800
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469
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Sale 1078, Lot 469, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Deep Violet (333). Wide top imprint and plate no. 4926 block of six, beautiful margins and centering, sharp impression, possible tiny faintest trace of hinging in selvage, Extremely Fine, choice plate block, Scott Retail as hinged

375
550
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470
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Sale 1078, Lot 470, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Deep Violet (333). Top imprint and plate no. 4918 block of six, lightly hinged, Very Fine

375
0
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471
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Sale 1078, Lot 471, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 4934 block of six, rich color on post office fresh paper, Fine-Very Fine, the left block of four particularly nice

725
800
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472
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Sale 1078, Lot 472, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues5c Blue (335). Top imprint and plate no. 4931 block of six, barest trace of hinging, bright color, bottom right stamp natural gum bend, Very Fine and choice, a lovely top plate block, ex Saddleback

525
550
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473
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Sale 1078, Lot 473, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues8c Olive Green (337). Top imprint and plate no. 4922 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., rich color, wide outer margins all around, Fine-Very Fine

525
375
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474
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Sale 1078, Lot 474, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues10c Yellow (338). Right imprint and plate no. 4944 block of six with wide selvage, lightly hinged on top right stamp and in selvage, other five stamps Mint N.H., vivid color, attractive centering, Fine-Very Fine

800
650
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475
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Sale 1078, Lot 475, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 4946 block of six, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

875
475
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476
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Sale 1078, Lot 476, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 4952 block of six, pretty pastel color, fresh and Fine

1,175
650
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477
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Sale 1078, Lot 477, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues50c Violet (341). Lightly hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce with such choice centering, small backstamp

300
190
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478
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Sale 1078, Lot 478, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues50c Violet (341). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 4956 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT 1909 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED WASHINGTON ISSUE.

Scott 341 was produced from only one plate, No. 4956. It produced plate blocks at top and bottom. A review using Power Search failed to find another Mint N.H. example (the ex Silver Lake and Saddleback example has been determined to be lightly hinged).

15,000
7,000
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479
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Sale 1078, Lot 479, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Bottom imprint and plate no. 4957 block of six, lightly hinged, deep rich color, top right stamp small light toned spot not mentioned (or apparent) on accompanying certificates

FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 WASHINGTON. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUE PLATE BLOCKS.

Excluding the Bluish Paper issue, this is one of the rarest of the Washington-Franklin plate blocks. It is only known from plate number 4957. Lewis Kaufman records only seven top and four bottom plate blocks.

Ex Grunin. With clear 1992 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

22,500
17,000
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480
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Sale 1078, Lot 480, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine

500
425
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481
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Sale 1078, Lot 481, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1908-17 Washington-Franklin Issues, Imperforate (343-347, 383-384, 408-409, 481-484). 23 plate blocks, range of tops and sides with some duplication to show different imprint types, stars and letters, a few Mint N.H., bright and fresh throughout, Very Fine group

2,259
600
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482
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Sale 1078, Lot 482, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Imperforate (343). Mint N.H. right imprint, plate no. 4980 and small solid star block of six, ample even margins, tiny spot of soiling in margin next to imprint not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
225
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483
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Sale 1078, Lot 483, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

550
650
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484
 
Sale 1078, Lot 484, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Coil (349). Rich color, perfectly centered, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used example in any category (single, pair or line pair) and only three others share it

100
450
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485
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Sale 1078, Lot 485, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 4894 block of six, intense shade on characteristic deeply watermarked paper, couple light natural gum bends

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

This is the first Mint N.H. top plate block we have offered since our 2007 sale of the Saddleback collection.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

5,200
1,500
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486
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Sale 1078, Lot 486, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H. left imprint, plate no. 5497 and star strip of three, rich color, choice centering, Very Fine, a scarce multiple, unlisted in Scott as a strip, the plate block catalogues $3,100.00 as hinged and $5,200.00 as Mint N.H.

540
0
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487
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Sale 1078, Lot 487, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Top imprint and plate no. 4837 block of six, top center stamp h.r., four other stamps Mint N.H., Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,650
325
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488
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Sale 1078, Lot 488, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). With wide plate no. 4927 selvage at right, slightly disturbed original gum, Very Fine

1,800
900
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489
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Sale 1078, Lot 489, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). With plate no. 4949 selvage at bottom, lightly hinged, well-balanced margins, slight overall toning, otherwise Very Fine

1,250
600
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490
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Sale 1078, Lot 490, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c-6c 1910-11 Issue (374-377, 379). Imprint and plate no. blocks of six or eight, two of 1c incl. Mint N.H. top "A" block of six and top star block of eight, two 2c from side positions, one with "A" and other with star, both barely hinged, 3c and 4c side blocks, latter Mint N.H., two 6c incl. top and side, the side block particularly well-centered and lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine with the majority of stamps in the latter category

2,260
425
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491
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Sale 1078, Lot 491, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues1c Green, Booklet Panes of Six (374a). Seven, from Positions A, B, C, D, H, I (Mint N.H.) and M, only one with h.r., clear guide lines or part arrows where they should occur to define the positions, couple nicely centered, Fine-Very Fine, interesting group showing seven of the 12 collectible positions, Positions B, C, D and I are particularly scarce, Scott Retail as most common position

1,575
275
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492
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Sale 1078, Lot 492, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues2c Carmine, Booklet Panes of Six (375a). 10, representing Positions A (Mint N.H.), B, C, D (Mint N.H.), D, H (Mint N.H.), I, J, K and M, three with h.r., clear guide lines and part arrows where they should occur to define the position, Fine-Very Fine, nice collector lot with nine of the 12 collectible positions, B, C, D and K are particularly scarce, Scott Retail as most common position

1,565
275
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493
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Sale 1078, Lot 493, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues5c Blue (378). Four plate blocks of six, three tops and one bottom showing all four of the imprint varieties, incl. wide top plate no. 5894 and "A", top imprint and plate no. 4958, top imprint, star and plate no. 5638, bottom plate no. 6352 only, two with h.r., one slightly disturbed gum, Fine-Very Fine set

1,500
400
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494
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Sale 1078, Lot 494, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues8c Olive Green (380). Wide left imprint and plate no. 4919 block of six, not hinged but with tiny gum disturbance in bottom right stamp, beautiful color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. and 1990 P.S.E. certificates as "original gum", Scott Retail as hinged

1,100
225
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495
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Sale 1078, Lot 495, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H. left imprint, plate no. 5239 and star block of six, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, ex Silver Lake

2,250
1,200
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496
 
Sale 1078, Lot 496, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues10c Yellow (381). Vivid color, unobtrusive target cancel, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $425.00 as 98), none have graded higher and six others share this grade

6
325
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497
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Sale 1078, Lot 497, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Top imprint and plate no. 4951 block of six, center stamps h.r., others Mint N.H., natural gum crease thru bottom right and top center stamps, bright color, otherwise Fine, scarce, we have offered only three other top plate blocks since 1993

2,500
600
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498
 
Sale 1078, Lot 498, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues4c Brown, Coil (395). Pair with 3mm spacing, bright shade, Jumbo margins, registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $250.00 as 85, $400.00 as 90)

200
275
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499
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Sale 1078, Lot 499, 1908-15 Washington-Franklin Issues5c Blue, Coil (396). Barely hinged, mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $250.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it

60
325
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