Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016
Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one other Mint N.H. stamp has achieved a Gem 100 grade (100J).
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE USED PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT SCOTT 424 IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.
This is the only used example of Scott 424c listed in Power Search and is a great rarity of the Washington-Franklin Issues.
Ex Twigg-Smith. With 2001 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.
With 2015 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT 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. 21, 1915).
Ex Laehder. With 1993 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456.
Scott 456 was the first 3c stamp to be printed on the Stickney rotary printing press. It was current for a little over a year. The joint line occurred after every 17 stamps, so is considerably scarcer and more difficult to obtain in higher grades than a normal pair.
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00). Only one has been graded higher (at 95) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.