EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
The 1c A.E.F. Booklet panes are rarely found with such choice centering. With 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates
FRESH AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM. ONLY 21 USED AND TWO UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
Our census of Scott 506a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/506a , contains 21 certified used copies, including two with transitional perfs in a block. Most have faults ranging from pulled perfs to creases. Only eight are confirmed as sound (two are in the block). Two others have not been seen in many years and so condition needs to be verified.
Census No. 506a-CAN-18. With 2009 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1917 ISSUE PERF 10 AT BOTTOM.
Our census, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/508c , includes 22 used examples (none are known unused). Only ten are confirmed as sound. The example offered here, with a tiny corner crease, is essentially sound (but not counted as such in our census).
Census No. 508c-CAN-09. Ex Floyd. With 1960 and 2001 P.F. certificates
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND AND POSTALLY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 9-CENT PERF 10 AT TOP OR BOTTOM. ONLY FIVE HAVE POSTAL CANCELS AND ONLY TWO ARE SOUND.
Our census of Scott 509a, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/509a , contains a total of 32 used and one unused example of this rarity. 27 of the used copies are precancelled. Of the five postally cancelled copies, only one other, ex Natalee Grace, is sound.
Census No. 509a-CAN-21. With 2005 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 516, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,900.00). Only one grades higher (realized $7,000 hammer in our 2019 Rarities sale) and none share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 50-CENT PERF 11 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
Ex "Hanover". With 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one grades higher and three others share this prestigious grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 518, HAS RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.
Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518). None of the other $1.00 Franklin issues has been graded above 98J in Mint N.H. condition.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $4,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and one of only two at this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $5.00 BI-COLOR ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 100)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT TYPE IV OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade