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Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
457
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 457, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)1c Green, Kansas City Roulette (408 var), 1c Green, Kansas City Roulette (408 var)1c Green, Kansas City Roulette (408 var). Right plate no. 6018 block of six, original gum, h.r., rich color, two with small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, a scarce plate block, Scott Catalogue and other sources note that in late 1914 the Post Office in Kansas City Mo. had on hand a stock of imperforate sheets originally intended for use in vending machines, the postmaster, W. N. Collins, sent some clerks to the local dry goods store where they bought 15 inexpensive dressmaker's tracing wheels, each wheel was slightly different, the earliest documented use of either is Oct. 22, 1914 (the 1c), they were taken off of sale on January 14, 1915, nine days after official approval was given, large purple backstamp, ex Curtis, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
190
458
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 458, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, radiant color on fresh white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

575
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459
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 459, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., crisp impression, bright color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

100
600
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460
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 460, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6917 bock of six, brilliant color, choice centering throughout

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE. RARE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

This is a scarce plate block in any grade. It is extremely rare in this superb Mint N.H. condition.

2,400
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461
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 461, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6917 bock of six, vibrant color, selvage reduced, fresh and Fine

2,400
350
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462
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 462, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Right plate no. 6911 block of six, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, well-centered, a Very Fine example of this scarce plate block, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,450
600
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463
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 463, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Barest trace of hinging, magnificent color with choice margins which are almost perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 1981 P.F. certificate for block of four

350
300
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464
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 464, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423), 50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423). Handsomely centered, $1.00 h.r., Very Fine-Extremely Fine

700
325
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465
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 465, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423), 50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (422-423). 50c very slightly disturbed original gum, both with attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. and 1992 P.F. certificates respectively

700
325
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466
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 466, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Very lightly hinged, outstanding centering within exceedingly wide margins, intense color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

475
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467
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 467, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

75
425
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468
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 468, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., pretty pastel color, outstanding centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

430
1,900
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469
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 469, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Bottom plate no. 6908 block of six, h.r. on middle bottom stamp, four stamps Mint N.H., fresh color, Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

3,250
800
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470
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 470, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Perfectly centered within wide margins, intensely rich color, small portion of an oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE GRADED GEM 100 BY THE P.S.E.

This is the only example of Scott 439 -- Mint N.H., hinged or used -- that has reached the exalted grade of Gem 100 in the P.S.E. Population Report.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00 for 98, the highest grade they price)

20
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471
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 471, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H., pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only one example has graded higher (98) and two others have equaled it

250
950
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472
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 472, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., classic dark violet color of the genuine coil, Very Fine, with 1973 (for pair) and 2002 P.F. certificates

500
0
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473
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 473, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Particularly light cancel, wonderfully wide margins, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE. A HANDSOME USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL SINGLE, SCOTT 445, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.S.E. as well as being the sole example to reach this grade. No other examples have been recorded higher than a grade of 95.

250
1,700
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474
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 474, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Pair, rich color, double-oval cancels, Fine-Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

425
190
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475
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 475, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine

525
190
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476
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 476, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, bright color with choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

360
225
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477
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 477, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, hinge expertly removed (certificate states Mint N.H.), left stamp picked out natural inclusion in top margin, otherwise Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75)

1,250
550
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478
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 478, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Pair, right stamp Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color and clear impression, left stamp with top left perf tip soiling, otherwise Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate with no mention of the perf flaw

700
325
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479
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 479, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. strip of five, bright color, ample to large margins, end stamps light gum bends, pos. 2 slight gum crease, still Very Fine

1,375
850
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480
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 480, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)5c Carmine, Error (467), 5c Carmine, Error (467)5c Carmine, Error (467). Mint N.H., in pair with 2c, wide margins, brilliant fresh color, the non-error 2c stamp with small perf disc indent at bottom, the error Very Fine and choice, with 1974 P.F., 1991 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

850
850
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481
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 481, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)5c Carmine, Error, Perf 10 and 11 (467, 505), 5c Carmine, Error, Perf 10 and 11 (467, 505)5c Carmine, Error, Perf 10 and 11 (467, 505). Mint N.H. double error blocks of 12, bright colors in slightly different shades, error pairs in both blocks centered to side, fresh and Fine pair of matching error blocks

4,900
1,100
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482
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 482, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)5c Carmine, Rose Errors (467, 505), 5c Carmine, Rose Errors (467, 505)5c Carmine, Rose Errors (467, 505). Former single error in a block of six, error Mint N.H., latter single error, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
475
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483
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 483, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)9c Salmon Red (471), 9c Salmon Red (471)9c Salmon Red (471). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6905 block of six, choice centering, bright color, natural vertical gum skips, Very Fine, an exceptionally well-centered plate block of the 9c Perf 10 Unwatermarked

1,250
325
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484
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 484, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)20c Light Ultramarine (476), 20c Light Ultramarine (476)20c Light Ultramarine (476). Left plate no. 6908 block of six, h.r. between two top stamps, four stamps Mint N.H., bright color, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce plate block, we have not offered a Mint N.H. example since keeping computerized records, with 2014 P.F. certificate

3,600
1,000
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485
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 485, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Mint N.H., tiny natural gum skip, outstanding centering and wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1976 and 1999 P.F. certificates

2,000
3,500
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486
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 486, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Small h.r., wide margins, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

900
325
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487
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 487, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Lightly hinged, wide margins, attractive color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

900
600
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488
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 488, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Lightly hinged, fresh, lovely color, Fine and attractive, with 1997 P.F. certificate

900
250
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489
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 489, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)$1.00 Violet Black (478), $1.00 Violet Black (478)$1.00 Violet Black (478). H.r., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine

625
425
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490
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 490, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480). Mint N.H., nicely centered, choice colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, $2.00 with 2001 P.F. certificate

850
450
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491
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 491, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480). Former lightly hinged, Fine, latter Mint N.H., bright color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

585
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492
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 492, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Top right corner selvage block of four, with interesting irregular selvage corner due to foldover, top stamps with small hinge sliver, bottom stamps Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,090
550
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493
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1c Green, Coil (490). Mint N.H. complete roll of 500 with portion of brown leader tape still attached, joint lines at 17-stamp intervals, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail for joint line pairs (29) and regular pairs (220)

779
160
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494
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 494, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Well-centered, especially for this rotary coil, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, difficult to find in this choice condition, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

800
850
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