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Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
677
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 677, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c-15c 1913-15 Issue (424-437), 1c-15c 1913-15 Issue (424-437)1c-15c 1913-15 Issue (424-437). Blocks of four, incl. No. 435a, two stamps Mint N.H. on 1c, 2c, 11c, one 12c and 15c, all stamps Mint N.H. on 6c, 10c and other 12c, few h.r., Fine-Very Fine, a fresh and desirable group

3,362
1,500
678
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 678, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c-12c 1913-15 Issues (424-429, 431-435), 1c-12c 1913-15 Issues (424-429, 431-435)1c-12c 1913-15 Issues (424-429, 431-435). Plate blocks of six, incl. 1c and 2c "Coil Stamps" plate blocks of ten, No. 434 Mint N.H. (small nick in margin), most others few stamps h.r., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group of plate blocks

5,350
1,200
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679
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 679, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Top plate no. 6916 block of six, intense shade and impression, Fine-Very Fine

1,000
500
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680
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 680, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Bottom plate no. 6819 block of six, radiant color, Fine-Very Fine

1,125
225
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681
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 681, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Block of four, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

800
325
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682
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 682, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6920 block of six, radiant color

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE.

We have offered only one other Mint N.H. plate block since our 2008 Rarities sale

5,500
800
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683
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 683, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6914 block of six with unusually wide selvage, vibrant color, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced at bottom edge of selvage (easily trimmed to maintain Mint N.H. status)

FRESH AND FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND RARE WIDE-BOTTOM MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1914 ISSUE.

This is only the second Mint N.H. plate block of Scott 439 we have offered since keeping computerized records. Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

6,750
2,100
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684
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 684, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Block of four with bottom plate no. selvage, lightly hinged, vibrant color, fresh and Fine

950
375
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685
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 685, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,500
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686
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 686, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Block of four, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a scarce block, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,400
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687
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 687, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Top plate no. 7057 block of six with wide selvage, barely hinged with few Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1915 50-CENT PERF 10 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK.

This is the first wide top plate block we have offered since 2007. With 1983 P.F. certificate

15,000
20,000
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688
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 688, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (443), 1c Green, Coil (443)1c Green, Coil (443). Guide line pair, left stamp Mint N.H., right stamp lightly hinged, detailed impression, perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

155
160
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689
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 689, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Guide line pair, vivid color, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. certificate

300
850
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690
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 690, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, Very Fine and choice

250
190
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691
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 691, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 1993 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,100
1,600
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692
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 692, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, pretty color, neat duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

750
700
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693
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 693, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, rich color, wide margins and choice centering, slightly weak perfs, still Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

650
850
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694
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 694, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H., rich color, precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

280
450
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695
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 695, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H., exceptional depth of color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

220
475
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696
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 696, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H. pair, classic shade of the Ty. I coil, nicely balanced margins

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

With 1991 and 2006 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75)

12,500
9,500
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697
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 697, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H., brilliant color, attractive margins and centering

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 2-CENT COIL, SCOTT 449.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,750
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698
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 698, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Pair, brilliant color, choice centering for this difficult issue, bold strikes of registry oval cancels, showing joint line at top

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,250
2,000
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699
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 699, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. pair, pretty pastel color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,150
600
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700
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 700, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

475
750
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701
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 701, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Pair, bright color, light strike of duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

650
425
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702
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 702, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without crease, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,375
1,600
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703
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 703, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Pair, large margins to full, bright color, light strike of registry oval cancel, Very Fine, very rare in used form, with 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,700
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704
og
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 704, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Lightly hinged, exceptional centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate for a block of four

650
750
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705
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 705, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Block of four, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,000
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706
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 706, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Top imprint, plate no. 5782 and letter "A" block of six with wide selvage, four stamps Mint N.H., top center and top right stamps lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering throughout, accompanying certificate notes top center stamp with light creases which look to us more like natural gum creases

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1915 $1.00 PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 460.

Lewis Kaufman records only six top and six bottom plate blocks for this issue. Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). This is the first wide top plate we have offered since our 2007 Saddleback sale (which was centered to top and left). We have offered only one in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

13,500
6,250
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707
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 707, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Block of four with top selvage, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps small h.r., radiant color, Fine, Scott Retail as singles

900
160
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708
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 708, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H. left plate no. 7259 block of six, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, an attractive Mint N.H. plate block

2,600
950
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