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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3496
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3496, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green (331), 1c Green (331)1c Green (331). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp, ex Killien, "Scarsdale" and Merlin, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $725.00), only three have graded higher (at 100) and only two others share this grade, this is also the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions

17
1,100
3497
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3497, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1908 WASHINGTON, SCOTT 332, GRADED 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,150.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart, and only three others share it.

15
3,250
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3498
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3498, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334), 4c Orange Brown (334)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $4,500.00 as 100). As an indication of how difficult this issue is to obtain in the higher grades, only two others have graded higher than 98. This stamp stands alone at the top of the chart.

92
7,000
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3499
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3499, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334), 4c Orange Brown (334)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

92
700
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3500
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3500, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, wonderful color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 335, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it.

120
2,400
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3501
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3501, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)6c Red Orange (336), 6c Red Orange (336)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

Ex Merlin. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100) and only one other shares this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2009.

150
2,300
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3502
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3502, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., wonderful color, precise centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 337, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and three others share this desirable grade. These statistics have not changed since 2010.

105
1,800
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3503
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3503, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338), 10c Yellow (338)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., vivid color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 338, WITH WONDERFUL COLOR, MARGINS AND OVERALL EYE APPEAL. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98) and only one other shares this desirable grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered in one of our auctions, and we haven't offered a 98 since 2013.

160
2,600
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3504
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3504, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338), 10c Yellow (338)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

160
275
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3505
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3505, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)13c Blue Green (339), 13c Blue Green (339)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98) and only one other shares this grade

90
0
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3506
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3506, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)13c Blue Green (339), 13c Blue Green (339)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H., balanced margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $675.00)

90
550
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3507
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3507, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wonderful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98

150
900
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3508
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3508, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 50-CENT PERF 12 ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and only four others share this grade. These statistics have not changed since 2011.

700
4,500
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3509
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3509, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Lightly hinged, well-centered, beautiful rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $375.00)

300
200
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3510
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3510, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Block of four, top pair h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine

1,300
425
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3511
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3511, 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., deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 342, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and only two others share this desirable grade.

1,100
6,750
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3512
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3512, 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., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins for this issue, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, ex Hoffman, with 1989 P.F., 2004 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1.600.00)

1,250
1,100
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3513
ogbl
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3513, 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 with left part arrow selvage, h.r., intense shade, Very Fine

2,100
700
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3514
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3514, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347), 1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347)1c-5c 1908-09 Issue, Imperforate (343-347). Mint N.H. set, each graded Gem 100 Jumbo, 1c with plate no. 4974 selvage at top, 2c with part imprint and star at left, 4c with plate no. 4933 at left, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gems, a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set of the first Washington-Franklin imperforates with the highest grades possible, with 2009-2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,800.00 as 100), at most three others share these grades

129
2,400
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3515
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3515, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1986, 1998 and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF 90), with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

650
750
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3516
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3516, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, vivid color, nicely centered with balanced margins for this difficult coil, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $675.00)

550
450
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3517
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3517, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, h.r., rich color, fresh and Fine

1,175
200
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3518
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3518, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Guide line pair, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., wonderful centering, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,075
700
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3519
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3519, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, right stamp lightly hinged, left stamp Mint N.H., vivid color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2005 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

750
950
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3520
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3520, 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 strip of four, end stamps Mint N.H., line pair lightly hinged, rich color, the line pair particularly well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL IN A STRIP OF FOUR.

With 2006 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail for hinged line pair and Mint N.H. singles

2,250
950
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3521
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3521, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Pair with 3mm spacing, registry oval cancel, bright shade, Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

825
200
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3522
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3522, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color and detailed impression, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,600
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3523
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3523, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Hinged at top, wide imperforate margins, trace of guideline at left, Fine example of this scarce coil, with 1987 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,600
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