Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
338
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Sale 1163, Lot 338, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. guide line pair, essentially perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb line pair, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), only three line pairs have graded higher (all at 100)

17
650
339
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Sale 1163, Lot 339, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

325
400
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340
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 340, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 2-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 444.

Ex "Scarsdale" and "Golden Oak". With 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98)

650
2,100
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341
og
Sale 1163, Lot 341, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, wide margins and near perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,200
1,300
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342
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 342, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 4-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK COIL, SCOTT 446.

Ex Whitman. With 1987, 1999 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,850.00).

1,550
1,800
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343
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Sale 1163, Lot 343, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, incredibly deep color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 5-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK COIL, SCOTT 447, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only two have graded higher and only four others share this desirable grade

550
2,000
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344
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Sale 1163, Lot 344, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense shade and impression, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00), only two joint line pairs have been graded higher (both at 95) and only one other shares this grade

125
650
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345
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Sale 1163, Lot 345, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Mint N.H. joint line pair, well-centered, fresh and bright, Very Fine, this centering is equivalent to Extremely Fine for many other rotary press coils, with 2010 P.S.E. and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF 80), by comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one line pair graded higher than 80 (VF-XF 85)

550
850
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346
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Sale 1163, Lot 346, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, perfect centering, bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman, with 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00)

160
900
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347
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Sale 1163, Lot 347, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Mint N.H. joint line pair, uncharacteristically well-centered, fresh and bright with deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY COIL, SCOTT 453, IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

1,450
2,000
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348
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 348, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color, detailed impression, intact perfs at sides, Extremely Fine, ex Killien and "Golden Oak", with 1979 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

850
1,000
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349
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 349, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H. joint line pair, vibrant color, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00)

105
300
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350
og
Sale 1163, Lot 350, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, exceptionally well-centered, bright shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb line pair, ex Merlin, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a line pair in any gum condition, only two other hinged and one Mint N.H. have equaled it

1,250
1,200
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351
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Sale 1163, Lot 351, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. joint line pair, gorgeous bright color, wide and essentially perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only two have graded higher (at 98) and seven others share this desirable grade

325
800
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352
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 352, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

350
650
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353
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 353, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large even margins all around, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

650
550
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354
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Sale 1163, Lot 354, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 441-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H., almost perfect centering, radiant color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

325
1,400
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