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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3538
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3538, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green (374), 1c Green (374)1c Green (374). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only five others share it

15
700
3539
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3539, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine (375), 2c Carmine (375)2c Carmine (375). Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only seven others share it

15
700
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3540
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3540, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade

45
1,300
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3541
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3541, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 5424 selvage, deep rich color, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00)

45
475
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3542
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3542, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

55
160
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3543
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3543, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

70
750
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3544
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3544, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00)

70
600
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3545
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3545, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue (378), 5c Blue (378)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT WASHINGTON, SCOTT 378, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,100.00). Only two have graded higher and only one other shares this desirable grade. This is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions

70
3,250
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3546
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3546, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)6c Red Orange (379), 6c Red Orange (379)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., vibrant color, superior centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 6-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2009

90
1,200
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3547
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3547, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)8c Olive Green (380), 8c Olive Green (380)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H., lovely pastel color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS EARNED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $10,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and this is the only example to achieve this ultimate grade. The next-highest grade awarded is a single example graded 98.

225
13,500
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3548
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3548, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)8c Olive Green (380), 8c Olive Green (380)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, Jumbo margins and beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE.

Ex "Piedmont." With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,100.00). Only two examples have been graded higher (at 98 and 100J, the latter offered in lot 3547)

225
2,900
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3549
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3549, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381), 10c Yellow (381)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H., vibrant color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1911 10-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 381.

With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00). Only five have graded higher (three at 98 and two at 100). This is the first time we have offered one graded higher than 95 in one of our auctions.

220
1,400
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3550
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3550, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 382. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00). Only two have graded higher (one at 95J and one at 98). We recently sold the sole 98 for $5,250 hammer in our Hanover sale. We have never offered the 95J, and this is the first in this grade we have offered since 2013

525
3,500
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3551
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3551, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Lightly hinged, balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

240
400
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3552
ogbl
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3552, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Block of four, top pair h.r., bottom pair barely hinged, bright color, Very Fine

1,000
400
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3553
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3553, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c-3c Washington-Franklins, Imperforate (383-384, 408-409, 481-482, 483-484), 1c-3c Washington-Franklins, Imperforate (383-384, 408-409, 481-482, 483-484)1c-3c Washington-Franklins, Imperforate (383-384, 408-409, 481-482, 483-484). Mint N.H., each graded Gem 100 Jumbo, No. 408 with plate no. 7520 at left, No. 409 with plate no. 7315 at bottom, others show part of all eight adjoining stamps, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gems, an excellent opportunity to acquire these high-grade issues all at once, with 2007-2010 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade, SMQ $810.00 as 100), Nos. 384 and 483 are scarcest in this grade with one and eight equal respectively

66
1,200
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3554
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3554, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (385), 1c Green, Coil (385)1c Green, Coil (385). Mint N.H. guide line pair, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,000
275
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3555
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3555, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (386), 2c Carmine, Coil (386)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vivid color, attractive margins and centering, a few perf separations at left, appears Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

3,500
650
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3556
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3556, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, beautifully centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

72
275
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3557
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3557, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

575
325
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3558
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3558, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H. guide line pair, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

400
450
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3559
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3559, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vivid color and wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

650
900
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3560
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3560, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color and choice centering, intact perfs at sides with portions of adjoining stamps, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

925
850
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3561
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3561, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, 5c Blue, Coil (395-396), 4c Brown, 5c Blue, Coil (395-396)4c Brown, 5c Blue, Coil (395-396). Guide line pairs, lightly hinged, both with attractive centering and margins, Very Fine, with 2005 and 2003 P.S.E. certificates respectively (VF 80; total SMQ $750.00)

900
400
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