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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3700
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3700, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)1c Green (498), 1c Green (498)1c Green (498). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, without question one of the finest in existence, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), only one has graded higher (realized $2,100 hammer in our Nov. 2016 sale) and only one other shares this desirable grade, undervalued in SMQ

0
1,100
3701
og
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3701, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f), 1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f)1c Green, A.E.F. Booklet Pane (498f). Corner and left center stamps mild h.r., others Mint N.H., rich color, nicely centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
400
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3702
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3702, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)2c Rose, Ty. I (499), 2c Rose, Ty. I (499)2c Rose, Ty. I (499). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $225.00), only three have graded higher (one 98J, two at 100), this is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions and the first we have offered since 2008

0
600
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3703
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3703, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)2c Lake, Ty. I (499h), 2c Lake, Ty. I (499h)2c Lake, Ty. I (499h). Mint N.H., intense shade, fresh and Fine example of this scarce shade, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $450.00)

1,000
250
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3704
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3704, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

550
850
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3705
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3705, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 10208 selvage, brilliant color in the distinct shade of the Ty. Ia, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00)

550
350
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3706
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3706, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501), 3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501)3c Light Violet, Ty. I (501). Mint N.H., bright shade and paper, perfectly centered with long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only nine others share this desirable grade, this is the first we have offered since 2013

22
375
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3707
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3707, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00), only two have graded higher (one 100 and one 100J) and only three share this desirable grade, in our opinion this is undervalued in SMQ given the low Population Report numbers

30
1,200
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3708
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3708, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)4c Brown (503), 4c Brown (503)4c Brown (503). Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), only two have graded higher (one 100 and one 100J) and nine others share this grade, this is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions and the first we have offered since 2013

20
600
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3709
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3709, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)5c Blue (504), 5c Blue (504)5c Blue (504). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wonderful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only three have graded higher (two at 98J and one at 100J)

18
475
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3710
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3710, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, long and full perforations, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 505, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

During the production of the normal 2c plate No. 7942, three positions were noted to be defective. The plate was sent back to the siderographer, who burnished out the three positions and mistakenly re-entered them using a transfer roll for the 5c stamp. The error passed unnoticed and the sheets were issued to the public as Perf 10, Imperforate and Perf 11 (Scott 467, 485 and 505).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00), only two have graded higher (both at 100) and only eight others share this desirable grade

625
2,000
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3711
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3711, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H., intact perforations showing part of all eight adjoining stamps (five show the 2c denomination), Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $625.00)

625
325
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3712
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3712, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. single in a strip of three with normal 2c on sides, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $775.00 for single)

625
450
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3713
nhbl
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3713, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Mint N.H. double error in complete pane of 100, four corner 2c stamps hinged, some perf separations not affecting the error block of 12, the errors are both Very Fine, Scott Retail as error block and plate blocks

2,140
600
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3714
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3714, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)6c Red Orange (506), 6c Red Orange (506)6c Red Orange (506). Mint N.H., radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00), only five have graded higher, seven others share this desirable grade

27
475
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3715
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3715, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

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

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and has been equaled by no others

60
5,750
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3716
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3716, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)8c Olive Bister (508), 8c Olive Bister (508)8c Olive Bister (508). Mint N.H., lovely shade, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Scarsdale, with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), only two have graded higher (one at 100, one at 100J) and only one other shares this desirable grade

27
550
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3717
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3717, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)9c Salmon Red (509), 9c Salmon Red (509)9c Salmon Red (509). Mint N.H., vibrant color, unusually choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00), only four have graded higher (three at 98J and one at 100), this is the first in this grade we have offered since 2008

27
375
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3718
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3718, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Mint N.H., with bottom selvage, vibrant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it

36
700
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3719
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3719, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. (for a block) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00)

36
500
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3720
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3720, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)10c Brown Yellow (510a), 10c Brown Yellow (510a)10c Brown Yellow (510a). Mint N.H., deep rich color

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 10-CENT IN THE BROWN YELLOW SHADE.

We have offered one other since keeping computerized records, in 2000. The online records of the Philatelic Foundation contain only eight, including one with s.e. on two sides.

With 2009 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (F 70; SMQ $1,500.00). This is the only example that has been graded

3,250
1,900
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3721
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3721, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H., warm shade on crisp paper, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,200.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it, this is the first we have offered since 2011

18
1,600
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3722
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3722, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)12c Claret Brown (512), 12c Claret Brown (512)12c Claret Brown (512). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only four have graded higher (two at 98J, two at 100)

18
450
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3723
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3723, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)12c Brown Carmine (512a), 12c Brown Carmine (512a)12c Brown Carmine (512a). Mint N.H., lovely warm shade, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00), only seven have graded higher and only five share this grade

20
375
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3724
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3724, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., pretty shade, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00), only one has graded higher (at 100)

22
550
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3725
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3725, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)13c Apple Green (513), 13c Apple Green (513)13c Apple Green (513). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, pastel shade, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

22
180
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3726
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3726, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, PSE Encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J)

80
400
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3727
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3727, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H., bright color and paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00), only three have graded higher (two at 100, one at 100J) and only five others share this desirable grade

90
1,100
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3728
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3728, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., vivid color and detailed impression on bright paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), only five have graded higher (three at 98J, one each at 100 and 100J)

70
800
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3729
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3729, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

70
200
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3730
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3730, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

70
275
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3731
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3731, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 50-CENT PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one has graded higher and only three others share this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2010. This is also the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions

115
2,300
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3732
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3732, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1986 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

115
325
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3733
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3733, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), only nine have graded higher

95
650
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3734
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3734, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b), $1.00 Deep Brown (518b)$1.00 Deep Brown (518b). Mint N.H., deep rich color, fresh and Fine, according to Johl, a small number of stamps were printed in this distinctive shade early in the issue of the 1917 $1.00 stamp, during the course of the six years that the stamp was issued, all other printings were made in the Violet Brown shade, with 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

4,000
800
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3735
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3735, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., rich color, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

850
850
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3736
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3736, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mint N.H., wide margins and well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,300.00)

1,150
800
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3737
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3737, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues, cont. (Scott 498-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $425.00)

360
300
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