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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1462
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1462, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Mint N.H. with wide top "A" and plate no. 5892 selvage, rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only six others

15
300
1463
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1463, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., brilliant color, detailed impression, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale", with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00)

15
375
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1464
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1464, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Mint N.H. guide line pair, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and five others share this grade

125
800
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1465
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1465, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H. with full right plate no. 6926 selvage, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00), only six have graded higher

375
1,200
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1466
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1466, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color on fresh paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and superb stamp, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 421 and it is shared by only one other

27
650
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1467
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1467, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Mint N.H. with bottom "A" and plate no. 5749 selvage, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF SCOTT 422, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

With 1985 and 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98), and only seven others share this desirable grade.

450
2,300
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1468
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1468, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). Intense shade and impression, beautifully balanced margins, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

80
300
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1469
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1469, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Pink Back (425 var), 2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Pink Back (425 var)2c Rose Red, Ty. I, Pink Back (425 var). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with Jumbo margins, vivid color with the clear aniline ink pink tinge visible on gum side, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as normal), only three grade higher than this example and only three others share this grade, we are not sure how many of those might be "Pink Backs"

4
350
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1470
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1470, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var), 3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var). Mint N.H., vivid color with clear aniline ink pinkish tinge on gum side, wide and exceptionally well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Clipper City", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00 as normal)

32
550
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1471°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1471, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)4c Brown (427), 4c Brown (427)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide margins, deep rich color and crisp impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only three grade higher (each at 98J)

75
1,400
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1472°
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1472, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., rich color on post-office fresh paper, essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 15-CENT GRAY SCOTT 437, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Merlin. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two grade higher (both at 98J)

280
0
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1473
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1473, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 6899 selvage, vibrant color on bright paper, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 439.

With 2002 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

475
1,800
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1474
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1474, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444), 2c Carmine, Coil (444)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Guide line pair, well-centered, intense color and detailed impression, neat duplex cancels, Very Fine and choice used guide line pair, ex Twigg-Smith and "Natalee Grace", with 2001 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF 80, a very stingy grade in our opinion)

300
600
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1475
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1475, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, intense color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, light strikes of circular datestamp and duplex cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL USED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 445.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,750
3,250
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1476
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1476, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, single hinge mark at top, perfectly centered with wide and perfectly balanced margins, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 446, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,350.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other.

700
1,100
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1477
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1477, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)4c Brown, Coil (446), 4c Brown, Coil (446)4c Brown, Coil (446). Guide line pair, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, double-struck oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,250
800
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1478
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1478, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color on fresh paper, phenomenal centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 447, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only two have graded higher (at 100, we have never offered them) and five others share this desirable grade.

525
1,800
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1479
 
No Lot.
0
0
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1480
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1480, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)5c Blue, Coil (447), 5c Blue, Coil (447)5c Blue, Coil (447). Guide line pair, intense shade, purple cancel, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $950.00)

950
275
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1481
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1481, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)1c Green, Coil (452), 1c Green, Coil (452)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J and 100) and only five others share this grade

160
650
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1482
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1482, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color on bright paper, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only three have graded higher (all at 98J) and five others share this desirable grade

360
1,100
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1483
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1483, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb coil, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $975.00), only one grades higher and one other shares this grade

160
1,200
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1484
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1484, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)4c Brown, Coil (457), 4c Brown, Coil (457)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)

140
400
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1485
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1485, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without crease between stamps, large even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00), only two joint line pairs grade higher

1,500
1,200
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1486
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1486, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Joint line pair without crease between stamps, a tiny moisture spot on gum of left stamp in margin knocks it out of Mint N.H. category but otherwise the gum is pristine, large margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 and 1999 P.F. certificates as Mint N.H., with 2009 P.F. certificate as hinged (XF 90)

850
800
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1487
 
No Lot.
0
0
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1488
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1488, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460), $1.00 Violet Black (460)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H. with top "A" and plate no. 5782 selvage, intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 460.

With 1992 and 2001 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates

1,450
2,900
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1489
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1489, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461), 2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Unusually choice centering with balanced margins, brilliant color, face-free corner strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare used example of this issue, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $700.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a used Scott 461, with only one other equal, we feel the SMQ value for this grade is very conservative (a P.F. graded XF 90 realized $1,400 hammer in Siegel Sale 1174)

375
700
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