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

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
673
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 673, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6002 block of six, deep rich color on post office fresh paper, Very Fine

775
250
674
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 674, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue (428), 5c Blue (428)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H. top plate no. 7022 block of six, wonderful depth of color, fresh, Very Fine and choice

650
325
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675
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 675, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430), 7c Black (430)7c Black (430). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6923 block of six, intense shade on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,650
800
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676
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 676, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)8c Pale Olive Green (431), 8c Pale Olive Green (431)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Top plate no. 5725 block of six with narrow selvage, lightly hinged, pretty color, outstanding centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

450
225
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677
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 677, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)9c Salmon Red (432), 9c Salmon Red (432)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6905 block of six, brilliant color, selvage reduced, Fine-Very Fine, surprisingly elusive as a top plate block, this is the only example we have offered since 1993 in any gum condition, ex "Saddleback"

1,150
350
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678
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 678, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)9c Salmon Red (432), 9c Salmon Red (432)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H. left plate no. 6915 block of six, vivid color, choice centering with wide margins, couple tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine

1,150
325
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679
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 679, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)10c Orange Yellow (433), 10c Orange Yellow (433)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 7205 block of six, brilliant color, single perf disc indentation in gum of stamp at top left, Fine-Very Fine

1,400
325
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680
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 680, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)12c Claret Brown (435), 12c Claret Brown (435)12c Claret Brown (435). Right plate no. 6910 block of six, marvelous intense color, faintly hinged on extreme selvage edge, otherwise Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

350
170
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681
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 681, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Left plate no. 5850 and letter "A" block of six, left center stamp small h.r., others Mint N.H., bright shade on fresh paper, light natural crease in margin from printing process, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,525
375
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682
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 682, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438), 20c Ultramarine (438)20c Ultramarine (438). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6920 block of six with wide selvage, bright color, bottom left stamp bit heavy natural gum crease, bottom center stamp tiny gum skip, still Fine and rare Mint N.H. top plate block of this issue

5,500
1,500
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683
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 683, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Bottom imprint and plate no. 6899 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp lightly hinged, brilliant color, natural gum skip bottom left stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1914 ISSUE, SCOTT 439.

We have offered fewer than 10 Scott 439 plate blocks since keeping computerized records

4,000
1,100
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684
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 684, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440), 50c Violet (440)50c Violet (440). Block of four, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a scarce block, ex Hall, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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685
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 685, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep shade and remarkably detailed impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, absolute perfection, ex "Hanover", with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it

17
1,600
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686
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 686, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. guide line pair, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2004 P.F. certificate

130
350
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687
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 687, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (443), 1c Green, Coil (443)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $625.00), only five line pairs have graded higher

325
475
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688
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 688, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, wide margins and very well-centered, rich color and clear impression, right stamp disturbed original gum from hinge removal, still Very Fine and choice, with 1996 and 2010 P.F. certificates that do not mention the gum disturbance (VF 80), this is surely undergraded

1,200
900
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689
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 689, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex "Golden Oak", with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates

525
600
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690
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 690, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (448), 1c Green, Coil (448)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. pair, beautifully centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

40
325
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691
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 691, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Mint N.H. joint line pair, well-centered, fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $550.00), this is an extremely difficult line pair to find in the higher grades in Mint N.H. condition, only one example has graded higher (at 85), those collectors holding out for a line pair graded in the 90's may be in for a very long wait, using Power Search we located only one possibility -- the ex "Scarsdale" example last sold in our 2013 sale of the "Golden Oak" collection (realized $6,250 hammer) -- but it is now buried in a long-term collection

550
2,100
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692
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 692, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, exceptionally well-centered, attractive color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

360
750
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693
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 693, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (455). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00), only one pair has graded higher

42
400
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694
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 694, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456)3c Violet, Type I, Coil (456). Mint N.H. joint line pair, choice centering, fresh color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL.

Ex "Vineyard" and "Golden Oak". With 1994 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,600
800
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695
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 695, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Strip of four with coil leader at left, right three stamps Mint N.H., leader strip severed beyond left side of the strip but the long piece with the "500 4c stamps rolled sidewise" label accompanies, Extremely Fine and unusual position piece, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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696
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 696, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue, Coil (458), 5c Blue, Coil (458)5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $250.00), in our opinion this is undergraded

150
300
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697
nh
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 697, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. strip of four with coil leader tape spliced to the strip at right, the splice perforated 10, Very Fine, a scarce and outstanding item for the Washington-Franklin or coil specialist, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as two normal Mint N.H. pairs

1,300
950
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698
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 698, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Bottom plate no. 7261 block of six, lightly hinged on top center stamp, brilliant color, Fine-Very Fine, strangely elusive as a bottom plate block, we have sold plenty of top plate blocks as well as side blocks but this is the only bottom plate block listed in Power Search

1,500
650
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