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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3594
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3594, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)1c Green (424), 1c Green (424)1c Green (424). Mint N.H., bright shade on crisp paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it

5
1,400
3595
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3595, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)2c Rose Red, Ty. I (425), 2c Rose Red, Ty. I (425)2c Rose Red, Ty. I (425). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. Encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it, this is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions

4
1,400
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3596
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3596, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var), 3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, unmistakable "Pink Back" variety

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 3-CENT WASHINGTON WITH THE "PINK BACK" VARIETY. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

According to Scott Catalogue, the aniline inks used on some printings of Scott 425, 426 and 435a caused a pink tinge to permeate the paper and appear on the back.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $2,750.00 as 100 with no premium for the variety). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 426 and no others share it. The highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions is a 98

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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3597
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3597, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)3c Deep Violet (426), 3c Deep Violet (426)3c Deep Violet (426). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00), only one has graded higher (at 100J, a "Pink Back" offered in lot 3596) and only two others share this desirable grade

32
1,100
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3598
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3598, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT WASHINGTON, SCOTT 427, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it. This is the first in this grade we have offered since keeping computerized records

75
2,100
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3599
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3599, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, marvelous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 428, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only nine others share it. Despite the relatively high number it is surprisingly difficult to find in this grade, as we have offered only one other in our auctions

75
1,300
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3600
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3600, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins and choice centering, tiny natural inclusion in bottom margin, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

75
225
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3601
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3601, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 429, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00). Only three have graded higher (at 100) and only one other shares this desirable grade.

105
1,200
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3602
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3602, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)6c Red Orange (429), 6c Red Orange (429)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vivid color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $250.00)

105
160
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3603
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3603, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 430, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no others share it. The next-highest grade is a 95 (three awarded)

200
5,250
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3604
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3604, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

200
325
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3605
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3605, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, lovely warm color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J) and nine others share this grade

82
1,600
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3606
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3606, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)9c Salmon Red (432), 9c Salmon Red (432)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H., brilliant color on immaculate fresh paper, almost mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 9-CENT WATERMARKED PERF 10 ISSUE -- GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Whitman. With 1995 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100, realized $6,500 hammer in our 2016 Hanover sale) and no others share this desirable grade

115
1,600
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3607
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3607, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)9c Salmon Red (432), 9c Salmon Red (432)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

105
600
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3608
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3608, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

105
900
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3609
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3609, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H., vivid color, wonderful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

105
500
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3610
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3610, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)11c Dark Green (434), 11c Dark Green (434)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), only four have graded higher (three at 98J and one at 100) and only six others share this grade

55
1,300
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3611
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3611, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)11c Dark Green (434), 11c Dark Green (434)11c Dark Green (434). Mint N.H., deep rich color on post office fresh paper, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

55
375
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3612
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3612, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)12c Claret Brown (435), 12c Claret Brown (435)12c Claret Brown (435). Mint N.H., crisp impression on bright paper, wonderful centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00), only one has graded higher (at 100J, realized $5,750 hammer in our recent Hanover sale) and only six others share this grade

60
1,200
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3613
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3613, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)12c Copper Red, Pink Back (435a var), 12c Copper Red, Pink Back (435a var)12c Copper Red, Pink Back (435a var). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 6900 selvage, rich color on bright paper, tiny natural inclusion in top margin, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $75.00 with no premium for the variety), this was probably downgraded due to the inclusion

72
110
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3614
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3614, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., radiant color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 15-CENT GRAY, SCOTT 437, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98J) and only six others share this desirable grade

280
1,700
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3615
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3615, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 438.

With 2004 P.F., 2004 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Nine have graded higher (one 95J, seven 98 and one 100). Despite these relatively high Population Report numbers it is difficult to obtain in higher grades -- the highest grade we have offered in our auctions is a 95.

430
2,100
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3616
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3616, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

430
375
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3617
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3617, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES IT.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it, a statistic that has not changed since 2008

500
8,000
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3618
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3618, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., intense shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $325.00)

500
350
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3619
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3619, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., radiant color on crisp paper, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE, SCOTT 440. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100, realized $18,000 hammer in our recent Hanover sale) and only five others share this desirable grade. These population statistics have not changed in four years

1,050
4,250
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3620
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3620, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., bright color, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT PERF 10 WATERMARKED FRANKLIN, SCOTT 440.

With 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00).

1,050
3,750
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3621
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3621, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-440)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Mint N.H., well-centered with balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,050
1,100
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