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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1917
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1917, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (341-342), 50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (341-342)50c Violet, $1.00 Violet Brown (341-342). Both lightly hinged, well-centered with bright colors, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificates

725
325
1918
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1918, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Imperforate (346), 4c Orange Brown, Imperforate (346)4c Orange Brown, Imperforate (346). Mint N.H., massive Jumbo margins with part imprint and star at right, portions of all five surrounding stamps on other sides, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $275.00 without premium for the position)

25
375
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1919
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1919, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Imperforate (347), 5c Blue, Imperforate (347)5c Blue, Imperforate (347). Mint N.H., huge margins including parts of five adjoining stamps and part imprint at top, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $475.00)

50
350
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1920
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1920, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), only three pairs grade higher (at 100)

225
700
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1921
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1921, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H., bright shade, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), only four grade higher

80
475
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1922
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1922, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color and well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,850.00), only four line pairs grade higher

1,350
1,300
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1923
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1923, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Pair, attractive centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat machine cancel, Fine, a fresh and scarce used pair of this issue, with 1995 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (F 70 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00 as 70, $575.00 as 75), only two used pairs grade higher (at 80 and 90)

750
650
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1924°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1924, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wonderful depth of color on post-office fresh paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 351.

Interestingly, this is the only 5c Washington-Franklin perforated vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that no others were made.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00). Only six Mint N.H. guide line pairs grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report (highest is a single pair at 98)

2,350
0
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1925
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1925, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice example of this difficult coil pair, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,300.00)

850
1,100
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1926
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1926, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Pair, attractive centering and margins, deep rich color, machine cancel, Very Fine, like the other 1908 flat plate coils, this is an exceedingly difficult issue to find used in sound, centered condition, with 2008 and 2013 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75), by way of comparison P.S.E. lists only two pairs graded 75 or higher (one graded 75 and one graded 90)

825
600
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1927
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1927, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (352), 1c Green, Coil (352)1c Green, Coil (352). Guide line pair, deep rich color, wide margins, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine, rare in sound used condition with nice centering, with 2001 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $1,100.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a guide line pair of this issue and it is shared by no others, the next highest is a single pair graded 50

1,650
0
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1928
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1928, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H. pair with 3mm spacing, deep rich color, wide and beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 354.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the only pair of Scott 354 graded XF 90 and only one pair grades higher -- the XF-Superb 95 pair offered in our 2009 sale of the Whitman collection. The lack of other examples in the P.S.E. Population Report, even after many years of active grading in our hobby, speaks to the rarity of this issue in sound, centered Mint N.H. condition

1,050
4,500
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1929
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1929, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00), only two pairs grade higher

1,100
1,600
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1930
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1930, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360), 4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360)4c Orange Brown, Bluish (360). Rich color on nicely blued paper, unusually wide margin at top

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off-center to some extent.

With 1969 P.F. certificate

27,500
12,500
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1931
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1931, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)10c Yellow, Bluish (364), 10c Yellow, Bluish (364)10c Yellow, Bluish (364). Single small hinge mark in bottom left corner, vivid color on characteristic intensely watermarked paper, small Economist Stamp Co. backstamp, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,200
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1932
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1932, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366), 15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366)15c Pale Ultramarine, Bluish (366). Lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,250
750
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1933
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1933, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369), 2c Lincoln, Bluish (369)2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Mint N.H., intense shade on blued paper, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

325
500
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1934
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1934, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371), 2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate (371). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins all around with portions of all eight adjoining stamps, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00 as 100, unpriced in 100J grade)

30
400
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1935
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1935, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate, Brinkerhoff Ty. I Private Vending Machine Perforations (371), 2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate, Brinkerhoff Ty. I Private Vending Machine Perforations (371)2c Alaska-Yukon, Imperforate, Brinkerhoff Ty. I Private Vending Machine Perforations (371). Pair, lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

625
160
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1936
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1936, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (387), 1c Green, Coil (387)1c Green, Coil (387). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, nice centering and margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,500.00), only one guide line pair has graded higher (at 90, realized $6,000 hammer in our Sale 1163) and only one other line pair shares this grade

1,250
1,800
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1937
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1937, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Pair, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 2016 P.S.A.G (Superb 98) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used pair and it is shared by only one other

45
350
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1938
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1938, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Huge margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color, oval duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb used coil, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only one grades higher (at 100)

4
500
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1939
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1939, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, vivid color, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,350.00), only one pair grades higher (at 98)

240
750
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1940
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1940, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)1c Green, Coil (392), 1c Green, Coil (392)1c Green, Coil (392). Mint N.H. guide line pair, outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

400
1,100
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1941
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1941, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F., 2007 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00), only five grade higher

925
1,500
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1942
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1942, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Intense shade, wide and balanced margins, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only one grades higher (at 98) and only two others share this grade

65
300
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1943
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1943, 1908-13 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Guide line pair, deep rich color, well-centered, bold oval cancels, fresh and Very Fine, an elusive sound and centered used line pair of this issue, with 1990 P.F., 2013 P.S.A.G. (VF-XF 85) and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $775.00)

825
425
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