Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
697
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Sale 1172, Lot 697, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., marvelous centering, extraordinarily wide margins, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00), only four grade higher

15
450
698
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Sale 1172, Lot 698, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407). Bottom plate no. 6903 block of six, center and right four stamps Mint N.H., left pair lightly hinged, intense shade, Fine-Very Fine, with 2005 (as completely Mint N.H.) and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,200
450
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699
 
Sale 1172, Lot 699, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (410, 412-413). Used singles of each, precise centering and wide margins, No. 410 including portion of adjoining stamp at top, rich colors, duplex or machine cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2016-17 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $770.00)

102
425
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700
 
Sale 1172, Lot 700, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410). Pair, choice centering, rich color, wavy-line machine cancel with datestamp at top, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $165.00), despite its modest SMQ value this is a difficult coil pair to find used in sound, centered condition, only two have graded higher (at 95 and 98J)

42
120
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701
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Sale 1172, Lot 701, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, wide margins and near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

125
375
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702
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Sale 1172, Lot 702, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H. guide line pair, beautifully centered, deep rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00)

260
600
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703
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Sale 1172, Lot 703, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, choice centering and wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F., 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

575
550
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704
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Sale 1172, Lot 704, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. pair, vivid color, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00), only one pair has graded higher (at 100) and two others share this grade

260
650
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705
 
Sale 1172, Lot 705, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Guide line pair, rich color, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, neat wavy-line flag machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful used line pair and exceptionally difficult to find in this condition, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $600.00), only one example has been graded higher (at 90) and only one other shares this grade

325
600
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706
 
Sale 1172, Lot 706, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Pair, brilliant color, wide margins and well-centered, Cleveland O. double oval cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

100
160
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707
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Sale 1172, Lot 707, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H. wide bottom imprint, plate no. 5745 and letter "A" block of six, gorgeous color on post-office fresh paper, Fine-Very Fine

825
350
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708
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Sale 1172, Lot 708, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H. wide top imprint, plate no. 5760 and letter "A" block of six, nice centering and margins, rich color, positions 2-4 with small red backstamp, Fine-Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

1,400
550
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709
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Sale 1172, Lot 709, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

This is the first 20c stamp to be issued in the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

375
3,750
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710
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Sale 1172, Lot 710, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6920 block of six with narrow selvage, rich color on bright paper

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
2,600
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711
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Sale 1172, Lot 711, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Bottom plate no. 6920 block of six, bottom stamps and top right Mint N.H., other two lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.

Ex Hall

2,000
0
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712
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Sale 1172, Lot 712, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Bottom plate no. 6908 block of six, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top left stamp barely hinged, vibant color, nicely balanced margins

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.

With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
0
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713
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Sale 1172, Lot 713, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419). Top plate no. 6920 block of six, top left and bottom center stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, bright color, selvage reduced, top left stamp tiny margin tear at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,000
0
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714
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Sale 1172, Lot 714, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1982 P.F. certificate for block

230
120
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715
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Sale 1172, Lot 715, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6914 block of six, fiery color, Fine-Very Fine

2,400
600
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716
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Sale 1172, Lot 716, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420). Right plate no. 6917 block of six, one stamp barest trace of hinging (appears Mint N.H. at a glance), vivid color, Very Fine

1,450
450
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717°
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Sale 1172, Lot 717, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Barest trace of hinging (previous certificate states Mint N.H.), bright shade on white paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. (as Mint N.H.) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $875.00)

325
800
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718
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Sale 1172, Lot 718, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Left plate no. 7049 block of six, middle stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps just a trace of what may be hinging, rich color

FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK.

As a measure of rarity, the Wampler collection had a hinged top plate block, and the Fogelson collection did not have a Scott 421 plate block (both Shreves sales). Our sale of the MLG collection also did not contain one. The only examples contained in Power Search are from the left position (7049, offered in Sale 1078), left position (7940, offered in 2006), top position (7057, offered in our 2013 Rarities sale), top position (7057, offered in our 2015 Curtis sale) and top position (7049, offered in our 2015 Hall sale)

10,000
0
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719
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Sale 1172, Lot 719, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422). Top imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, lightly hinged, rich color

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

We have offered only four other top position plate blocks of Scott 422 since keeping computerized records, each of which was hinged. We have also offered two from the bottom position, with narrow selvage.

Ex Curtis. With 1985 P.F. certificate

4,750
3,500
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720
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Sale 1172, Lot 720, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422). Top imprint, plate no. 5749 and letter "A" block of six, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., rich color

FINE AND SCARCE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

We have offered only three other top position plate blocks of Scott 422 since keeping computerized records, each of which was hinged.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

4,750
0
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