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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3738
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3738, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)1c Gray Green (525), 1c Gray Green (525)1c Gray Green (525). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00), only two have graded higher (both 100J) and only three others share this grade

17
550
3739
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3739, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526), 2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526)2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT TYPE IV OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded and has been equaled by no others

57
5,750
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3740
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3740, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527), 2c Carmine, Ty. V (527)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE THAT IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ, SMQ $3,250.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and the only example to achieve it. The next-highest grade is a single example at 98J

40
3,500
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3741
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3741, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528), 2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528)2c Carmine, Ty. Va (528). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, wonderful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only five others share it, this is the first in this grade we have offered since 2007

20
1,600
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3742
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3742, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A), 2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A)2c Carmine, Ty. VI (528A). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Killien, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it

115
1,400
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3743
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3743, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE VII IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ, SMQ $3,750.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and the only example to achieve it

50
5,250
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3744
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3744, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 12167 selvage, brilliant color on bright paper, outstanding centering and Jumbo margins, minor natural gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,900.00), only three have graded higher and we doubt these have plate no. selvage (one offered in lot 3743)

50
1,000
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3745
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3745, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)3c Violet, Ty. III (529), 3c Violet, Ty. III (529)3c Violet, Ty. III (529). Mint N.H., rich color on crisp paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it

7
1,400
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3746
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3746, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530), 3c Purple, Ty. IV (530)3c Purple, Ty. IV (530). Mint N.H., fresh color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00), only one has graded higher and three others share this grade

4
900
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3747
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3747, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. IV, Imperforate (532). Mint N.H. with plate no. 10918 at left, huge margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00 without regard to the plate no.)

70
600
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3748
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3748, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with guide line between stamps, huge margins all around, natural gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate for a block of four

400
400
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3749
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3749, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Horizontal pair with guide line between stamps, lightly hinged, brilliant color, large even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE RARE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE, WITH VERTICAL GUIDE LINE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing-machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps did reach the public.

With 1991 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; unpriced as pair with guide line, SMQ $4,750.00 for normal pair), this is the highest grade recorded in the P.S.E. Population Report. Scott Retail for normal pair

4,100
3,250
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3750
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3750, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Large to full margins, bright color, neat machine cancel, Very Fine

1,400
500
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3751
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3751, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Oval grid cancels, light corner crease and tiny pinhole, appears Fine, with 1987 A.P.S. certificate

3,750
750
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3752
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3752, 1918-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 525-547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547), $2.00 Carmine & Black (547)$2.00 Carmine & Black (547). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00)

270
275
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