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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3568
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3568, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Mint N.H., bright shade and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98J

15
275
3569
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3569, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only seven have graded higher

15
300
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3570
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3570, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, essentially perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 7-CENT BLACK, SCOTT 407, IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it

160
2,900
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3571
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3571, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

160
700
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3572
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3572, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only three line pairs have been graded higher

65
300
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3573
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3573, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

125
350
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3574
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3574, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

260
250
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3575
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3575, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vivid color, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1912 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 413.

With 1995 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95).

575
1,700
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3576
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3576, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., pretty shade, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE 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 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $4,250.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is the only example to achieve it

100
4,250
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3577
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3577, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., rich color, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (95J)

100
400
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3578
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3578, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., choice centering, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00)

100
400
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3579
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3579, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., vibrant color, proof-like impression on fresh crisp paper, Jumbo margins with almost mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 9-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex Whitman. With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two have graded higher (one at 100, one at 100J) and no others share this grade

120
3,000
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3580
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3580, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 1999 P.F. (as a block) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

120
0
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3581
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3581, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J) and only three others share this grade

100
1,400
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3582
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3582, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., wonderful color and impression, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00), only three have graded higher (two at 100, one at 100J) and only five others share this desirable grade, we have never offered either of the 100's and we last sold the 100J in 2009

100
1,400
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3583
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3583, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), only five have graded higher (three at 98J and two at 100J)

190
1,300
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3584
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3584, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00), only five have graded higher (one 95J, two 98, one each 98J and 100)

400
900
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3585
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3585, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., rich color, nicely centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

400
350
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3586
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3586, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., vibrant color, essentially perfect centering, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 420, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four have graded higher (two 98J and two 100). This is also the first time we have offered an example graded higher than 95 in one of our auctions

250
2,300
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3587
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3587, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. (as a block) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

250
250
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3588
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3588, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 421 IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it, a statistic that has not changed in five years. With note from master grader William A. Litle stating "Just a wonderful stamp. I think this is the fourth 98NH and none higher"

775
9,000
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3589
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3589, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Lightly hinged, precise centering, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $875.00)

350
650
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3590
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3590, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H., lovely color on bright paper, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 50-CENT FRANKLIN ON DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED PAPER.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and only seven others share this desirable grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2009. This is also the first in this grade we have offered since 2012.

500
3,000
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3591
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3591, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $525.00)

500
425
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3592
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3592, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Mint N.H., extraordinary centering with wide margins, deep shade and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 $1.00 PERF 12 ISSUE, WHICH IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

This stamp occasionally comes with wide margins, but is rarely found with such perfect centering, especially in Mint N.H. condition.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,250.00). Only two have graded higher (one 98 and one 98J) and five others share this grade. This is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions and the first in this grade we have offered since 2009

1,200
5,000
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3593
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3593, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Barely hinged, exceptional margins and centering, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

475
650
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