Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1445
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1445, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, 2c Carmine (331-332). Both with mathematically perfect centering and Jumbo margins, rich colors, wavy-line machine and oval numeral grid cancels respectively, Extremely Fine Gems, absolute perfection for these first two Washington-Franklins, ex Kirke, 1c with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $175.00 as 98), 2c with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates, (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $175.00 as 98), these are the highest grades possible, only three other 1c and two other 2c examples have achieved this ultimate grade

0
375
1446
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Sale 1090, Lot 1446, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)3c Deep Violet (333). Top imprint and plate no. 4918 block of six, lightly hinged, Very Fine

375
130
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1447
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Sale 1090, Lot 1447, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a desirable stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate for a block, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

92
475
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1448
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1448, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Orange Brown (334). Fresh color on crisp paper, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other, the next highest grade is a 95J

1
950
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1449
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Sale 1090, Lot 1449, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H. except for small spot of disturbance, strong color, unusually choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

150
700
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1450
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Sale 1090, Lot 1450, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., gorgeous bright color, wide balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

150
350
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1451
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Sale 1090, Lot 1451, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, an especially choice stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four

105
350
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1452
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Sale 1090, Lot 1452, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

160
300
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1453
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Sale 1090, Lot 1453, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H., choice centering and wide margins, beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. certificate

90
500
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1454
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Sale 1090, Lot 1454, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, fresh pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate for a block of four

150
275
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1455
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1455, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Brilliant color, Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, light town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an absolutely superb example of this issue, ex Kirke, with 2010 P.S.A.G certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo), with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $385.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), as a 98J this is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report with no others equal, whether P.S.A.G. is correct in its call of 100J or P.S.E. is correct is academic, as this is quite likely the finest used example extant

6
1,200
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1456
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Sale 1090, Lot 1456, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., well-centered, bright color, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

700
600
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1457
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1457, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)50c Violet (341). Huge perfectly balanced margins, gorgeous rich color on fresh paper, light strike of oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp and easily one of the finest used examples extant, ex Kirke, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $625.00), this is the highest grade awarded and no others share this grade

22
950
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1458
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Sale 1090, Lot 1458, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., unusually wide margins, excellent centering, rich color and a crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a very scarce stamp in this choice quality, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,150
2,600
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1459
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Sale 1090, Lot 1459, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, brilliantly fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with photocopy of a 1993 P.F. certificate for a strip of six

75
90
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1460
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Sale 1090, Lot 1460, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H., choice centering, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate for a pair

210
250
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1461
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Sale 1090, Lot 1461, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, h.r. on bottom stamp, rich color, small surface scuff at bottom left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,175
160
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1462
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Sale 1090, Lot 1462, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H., widest margins possible for a genuine coil, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

325
350
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1463
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Sale 1090, Lot 1463, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. pair, choice centering, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2014 P.F. certificates

850
1,300
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1464
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Sale 1090, Lot 1464, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color on fresh paper, choice margins, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate for a pair

325
0
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1465
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Sale 1090, Lot 1465, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H., remarkably wide margins, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90 and $925.00 as 95)

220
475
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1466
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1466, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, Coil (352). Balanced margins, deep rich color, neat duplex cancel, light gripper marks on back near top do not detract, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

190
275
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1467
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Sale 1090, Lot 1467, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H., well-centered amid wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1999 (for a pair) and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

400
475
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1468
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Sale 1090, Lot 1468, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H., bright fresh color, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

450
500
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1469
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Sale 1090, Lot 1469, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-centered, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

3,500
3,750
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1470
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Sale 1090, Lot 1470, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, Bluish (357). Mint N.H., choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

180
250
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1471
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Sale 1090, Lot 1471, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)2c Carmine, Bluish (358). Mint N.H., bright color on nicely blued paper, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

170
275
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1472
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Sale 1090, Lot 1472, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Original gum that has been just slightly disturbed from hinge removal (not noted on certificate), wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,700
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1473
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Sale 1090, Lot 1473, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Rich color on nicely blued paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 5-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

The 5c is the third rarest of the set and the rarest of the regularly-issued Bluish Paper stamps. The 4c and 8c were released by postal officials and not sold through the post office.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

5,750
2,400
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1474
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Sale 1090, Lot 1474, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Brilliant color on nicely blued paper, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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1475
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Sale 1090, Lot 1475, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Barely hinged, wide margins, tiny tear between two bottom perfs, appears Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,250
425
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1476
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Sale 1090, Lot 1476, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on nicely blued paper, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A WELL-CENTERED, LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

Ex Vineyard and Hansen. With 2004 P.F. certificate

30,000
15,500
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1477
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Sale 1090, Lot 1477, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Barely hinged (accompanying certificate states Mint N.H.), intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,600
2,700
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1478
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Sale 1090, Lot 1478, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Original gum redistributed over filled thin (not mentioned on certificate), attractive color, Very Fine appearance, with 1968 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,300
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1479
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Sale 1090, Lot 1479, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Bright color and crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,100
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1480
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Sale 1090, Lot 1480, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Lightly hinged, uncommonly wide and balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

150
200
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1481
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1481, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)4c Brown (377). Huge Jumbo margins, perfectly centered, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $275.00 as 98), only two have graded higher

1
425
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1482
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Sale 1090, Lot 1482, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., wide margins, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

90
140
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1483
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Sale 1090, Lot 1483, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., bright color on pristine white paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 1988 P.F. certificate for a block of four

525
550
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1484
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Sale 1090, Lot 1484, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Barely perceptible hinging, bright color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2001 P.F. certificate for block and 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

240
200
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1485
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Sale 1090, Lot 1485, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H., extra wide margins, radiant color, Extremely Fine, Scott 386 is one of the most difficult Washington-Franklin coils to find as a gem single, with 1991 P.F. certificate

280
0
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1486
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Sale 1090, Lot 1486, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)1c Green, Coil (387). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. SCOTT 387 PAIRS ARE RARE IN THIS CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,050
1,000
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1487
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Sale 1090, Lot 1487, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Brilliant color, Very Fine, one of the most challenging coil singles to find in any collectable quality, with photocopy of 1995 P.F. certificate for a pair

1,300
1,600
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