Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 July, 2019
Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MOST IMPRESSIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED JUMBO OF THE 4-CENT WATERMARKED PERF 10 ISSUE -- GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
Ex Whitman. With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only two others
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 429, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 1986 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $6,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2009.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 431, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex "Westchester" and "Golden State". With 2004 P.F. (as strip) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00). The highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other.
EXTREMELY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE 50-CENT 1915 PERF 10 ISSUE, SCOTT 440.
With 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.
The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).
Ex Hall. With 2003 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $5,000.00). We feel the P.S.E. grade on this is particularly stingy -- though this is still the second highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report (highest is 80).