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Sale 1175 — The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
660
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 660, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H. block of four, perfectly centered, intense shade on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem block, ex Diamond

640
1,500
661
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 661, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate, "Kansas City" Roulettes (408-409 vars.), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate, "Kansas City" Roulettes (408-409 vars.)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Imperforate, "Kansas City" Roulettes (408-409 vars.). Mint N.H. blocks of four, also incl. 2c Offset Ty. IV Imperforate (No. 532) block of four with a different roulette of unknown origin, Fine-Very Fine, ex Diamond

E. 300-400
180
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662
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 662, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (412-413), 1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (412-413)1c Green, 2c Carmine, Coils (412-413). Guide line pairs, 1c Mint N.H., 2c h.r., both with wonderful centering, Very Fine and choice, 1c with 1991 P.F. certificate, 2c with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85)

535
225
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663
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 663, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 5722 and letter "A" block of six, rich color on bright paper, few minor perf separations at top, Fine-Very Fine, ex Cleland

800
160
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664
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 664, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6907 block of six, brilliant color, wonderful centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block

1,100
1,000
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665
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 665, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Top imprint, plate no. 5745 and letter "A" block of six, vibrant color, Very Fine

500
140
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666
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 666, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Bottom plate no. 6913 block of six, four stamps h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering throughout, few minor perf separations, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block, ex "Saddleback"

625
275
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667
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 667, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H. wide top imprint, plate no. 5780 and letter "A" block of six, beautiful fresh color on bright paper, choice centering and margins

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A PREMIUM QUALITY MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1912 15-CENT PERF 12 ISSUE.

A review using Power Search found only two other Mint N.H. top plate blocks offered in our auctions and only four total from any position. Neither of the other two top blocks equaled the condition and centering of the example offered here.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

1,700
2,100
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668
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 668, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Block of four with top plate no. 6926, h.r., well-centered, top stamps small thin spot, appears Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

760
225
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669
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 669, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Right plate no. 6899 block of six, two lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., marvelous rich color, Fine-Very Fine

1,450
600
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670
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 670, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Left plate no. 7040 block of six, bright shade, left column well-centered, perfs at right a bit close but clear

FINE-VERY FINE. THE 50-CENT PERF 12 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN PLATE BLOCK FORM.

As a measure of rarity, we have offered only five others since keeping computerized records

10,000
2,300
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671
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 671, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Block of four with imprint selvage at top, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage at upper right, gorgeous color on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, a beautiful block, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

2,000
1,200
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672
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 672, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Mint N.H., wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, deep intense color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, seldom offered in such beautiful Mint N.H. condition, ex "Vineyard", with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,200
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