Sale 1174 — The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
151
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 151, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Huge Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, vivid color, neat oval numeral grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp and the epitome of perfection for a used Washington-Franklin, ex Kirke, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $475.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and only two other examples have achieved this grade

0
250
152
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 152, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Enormous Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, deep rich color, circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), this is the highest grade on record and only this stamp has achieved it, the next highest listed in the P.S.E. Population Report is a 95, when taking into account the 4c value (Scott 334) which has three graded Superb 98 Jumbo and an SMQ value of $750.00, the SMQ value here is quite modest

2
700
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153
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 153, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow (338), 10c Yellow (338)10c Yellow (338). Vibrant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), this is the highest grade on record with no other examples matching this exalted grade, as such the SMQ value quoted here is far too modest

1
225
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154
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 154, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Brilliant color, Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, light town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an absolutely superb example of this issue, ex Kirke, 2010 P.S.A.G certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo) no longer accompanies, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,350.00), as a 98J this is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report with no others equal, whether P.S.A.G. is correct in its call of 100J or P.S.E. is correct is academic, as this is quite likely the finest used example extant

6
850
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155
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 155, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Huge perfectly balanced Jumbo margins, gorgeous rich color on fresh paper, light strike of oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp and easily one of the finest used examples extant, with 2011 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $975.00), this is the highest grade awarded and no others share this grade

20
700
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156
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 156, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Pair, well-centered, rich color, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $850.00)

750
950
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157
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 157, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Pair with 2mm spacing, rich color, Fine, with 2000 P.F., 1996 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (F 70; SMQ $450.00)

825
350
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158
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 158, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair, deep rich color, Fine, with 1999, 2009 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (F 70; SMQ $450.00), only two grade higher with one equal

875
500
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159
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 159, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Exceptionally well-centered, fresh color, lightly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

With 1978 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,500.00). Only three have graded higher with two equal

4,000
2,100
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160
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 160, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365), 13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365)13c Bluish Green, Bluish (365). Rich color on deeply blued paper, sharp impression, unobtrusive cancel confined to bottom left leaving entire vignette visible, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,750.00)

4,000
1,700
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161
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 161, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $525.00)

225
325
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162
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 162, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371), 2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371). Massive Jumbo margins including portions of all eight surrounding stamps, bright color, light duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $250.00 as 100), collectors who assume the imperforate 1909 Commemoratives in Gem 100 grade are in abundant supply because of the high number available in unused condition would be well advised to note the extreme rarity of such stamps in used condition, there are only two used examples recorded at this perfect grade (the other is ex Kirke)

21
225
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163
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 163, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue (378), 5c Blue (378)5c Blue (378). Huge margins and essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00), only two other stamps have achieved this grade, with only one higher

0
250
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164
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 164, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow (381), 10c Yellow (381)10c Yellow (381). Vibrant color on bright white paper, attractive circular datestamp cancel, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $775.00), only two have graded higher

6
400
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165
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 165, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Neat machine cancel, centered to right, Fine, very scarce in used condition, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,100.00)

2,250
1,200
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166
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 166, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Guide line pair, choice centering with wide margins, pretty 1915 Seattle Wash. machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

125
250
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167
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 167, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Pair, warm shade, Jumbo margins, neat registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only one grades higher (ex Hall) and no others are equal

170
350
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168
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 168, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Guide line pair, incredibly well-centered, neat 1913 circular datestamp and grid duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 392. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE DATED CANCEL.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00). Only two have graded higher and this is the only example to achieve this grade

500
1,300
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169
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 169, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Guide line pair, face-free wavy-line machine cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex Curtis, with 2002 P.F., 1994 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $650.00), only six grade higher

500
550
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170
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 170, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Pair with 3mm spacing, bright shade, well-centered, neat and clear "Abington" circular datestamp (used about 40 years after issue), Very Fine and choice, with 1992 and 2001 P.F. certificates

190
100
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171
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 171, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Intense shade, large even margins, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95), by way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report records only one graded higher (98) and four graded 95

65
300
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172
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 172, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Wide and balanced margins, deep rich color, neatly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb example of this coil, with 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), this is the highest grade recorded and it is shared by only one other

65
850
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173
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 173, 1908-12 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), only two have graded higher (at 98)

65
250
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