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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
771
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 771, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green (331), 1c Green (331)1c Green (331). Jumbo margins and precise centering, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $235.00), only six have been graded higher

0
140
772
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 772, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334), 4c Orange Brown (334)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

92
180
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773
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 773, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Part imprint selvage at bottom, barely hinged, intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as previously hinged above the grade of 95), this is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of Scott 335 and is equaled by no others (five Mint N.H. are graded 98)

55
425
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774
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 774, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Full top imprint and plate no. 4951 block of six, exceptionally fresh, mixed centering, including a well-centered and wide-margined stamp at top left, hinged in the top middle and bottom right stamps, other four Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, ex Todd

650
140
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775
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 775, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Lightly hinged, pretty pastel shade on bright paper, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $475.00)

300
400
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776
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 776, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., intense shade on post-office fresh paper, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 $1.00 WASHINGTON, SCOTT 342. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS OF THE SET TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1981 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three have graded higher (two at 95 and one at 98), and only four others share this grade.

1,100
2,500
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777
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 777, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Block of four, small h.r. at center, top right stamp small internal tear at bottom, otherwise Fine block

2,100
650
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778
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 778, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Imperforate (347), 5c Blue, Imperforate (347)5c Blue, Imperforate (347). Mint N.H. top margin pair with guide line and arrow, huge margins all around, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem position pair, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; pairs unpriced in SMQ)

120
500
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779
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 779, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

550
400
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780
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 780, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, slightly disturbed original gum, strong color, nice margins, number in pencil on gum, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

550
275
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781°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 781, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color and detailed impression, extra wide margins and exceptionally well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 352.

This is easily one of the finest line pairs of Scott 352 we have encountered. With 1984 and 2016 P.F. certificates

1,800
4,250
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782
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 782, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, slight color oxidation, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00), with note from P.S.E. stating this will grade 95 if the oxidation is reversed

750
1,200
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783
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 783, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

750
550
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784°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 784, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine, a lovely guide line pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,400
1,600
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785
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 785, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, h.r, well-centered, left stamp diagonal crease and writing ink on back, appears Very Fine

1,400
0
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786
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 786, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Guide line pair, rich color, couple minor perf separations, Fine

1,400
0
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787
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 787, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

425
450
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788
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 788, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, intense shade and impression, well-centered, New York registry oval cancels, Very Fine and choice, rare this nice, with 1979 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates

875
1,000
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789
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 789, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Mint N.H., vivid color, centered to top right but perfs clear of design

FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

With 2010 A.P.S. certificate

8,000
2,200
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790°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 790, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, outstanding centering with well-balanced margins, vivid color, neat strikes of Philadelphia Pa. double oval cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY SEVENTEEN RECORDED GENUINE USED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356. A GREAT RARITY OF THE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUES.

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.

Our census of Scott No. 356 in used multiples, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/356/356.pdf , contains 14 pairs, one strip of four and one strip of three. Four of the pairs originated on the same cover, which was prepared by Henry Hammelman and mailed in August 1911 from Washington D.C. A guide line pair has been certified as genuine, but the cancel needs to be reexamined to see if it is one of the fakes produced during the last 20 years. Of the recorded pairs, only five or six are sound. Of the sound pairs, this is the best centered by far, making it an exceptional condition rarity among an already rare population of genuine used coils.

Census No. 356-CAN-PR-17. With 2016 P.F. certificate

10,500
17,250
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