Sale 1156 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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