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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1490
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1490, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Guide line pair, lightly hinged, fiery color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

275
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1491
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1491, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var), 3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var)3c Deep Violet, Pink Back (426 var). Mint N.H., huge margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, according to Scott Catalogue, the aniline inks used on some printings of Scott 425, 426 and 435a caused a pink tinge to permeate the paper and appear on the back, Scott Retail as normal

32
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1492
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1492, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)30c Orange Red (439), 30c Orange Red (439)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. certificate

475
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1493
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1493, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)1c Green, Coil (441), 1c Green, Coil (441)1c Green, Coil (441). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), only three grade higher and only four others share this grade

2
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1494
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1494, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Violet, Coil (445), 3c Violet, Coil (445)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, lightly hinged, wide margins, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $600.00)

500
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1495
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1495, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Choice centering, beautiful rich color on pristine white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

210
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1496
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1496, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Unused (no gum), fresh color, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum $6,000.00

E. 750-1,000
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1497
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1497, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Radiant color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

600
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1498
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1498, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449), 2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Strong color, wavy-line machine cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate

600
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1499
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1499, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Lightly hinged, choice centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2000 P.F. certificate for a strip of four

140
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1500
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1500, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

360
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1501
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1501, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454), 2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, strong color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

360
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1502
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1502, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Violet, Coil (456), 3c Violet, Coil (456)3c Violet, Coil (456). Pair, lightly hinged, excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

550
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1503
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1503, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large even margins all around, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

650
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1504
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1504, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459), 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

650
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1505
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1505, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)50c Light Violet (477), 50c Light Violet (477)50c Light Violet (477). Rich color, nearly Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

850
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1506
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1506, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. selvage, bright colors, Fine

850
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1507
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1507, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem

375
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1508
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1508, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Bottom plate no. 8016 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top center stamp hinged, deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine

3,000
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1509
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1509, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$2.00 Dark Blue (479), $2.00 Dark Blue (479)$2.00 Dark Blue (479). Block of 20 in 5x4 format, neatly cancelled by multiple strikes of Washington D.C. double oval, incredibly fresh such a large block without the creases one would expect to encounter, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce large used multiple which is tied with the ex -Curtis block for the largest listed in Power Search, Scott Retail as four blocks plus singles

1,460
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1510
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1510, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$5.00 Light Green (480), $5.00 Light Green (480)$5.00 Light Green (480). Block of four, bright shade, outstanding centering with wide margins, handstamp cancels, Extremely Fine used block, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2001 P.F. certificate

280
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1511
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1511, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480). Blocks of four, rich colors, $2.00 Minneapolis Minn. double oval cancels, $5.00 part strikes of oval grid from a duplex device, $2.00 Fine, $5.00 Fine-Very Fine

605
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1512
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1512, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)1c Green, Coil (490), 1c Green, Coil (490)1c Green, Coil (490). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only six others

1
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1513
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1513, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, lightly hinged, radiant color

FINE AND SCARCE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY PRESS HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 491.

With 1968 P.F. certificate

5,750
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1514
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1514, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, vivid color, bold duplex cancel, Very Fine example of this scarce coil, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

3,750
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1515
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1515, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Pair, vibrant color, neat wavy-line machine cancel showing part of datestamp at left, light horizontal crease (subsequent to the issuance of most recent certificate), Very Fine appearance and a scarce used pair of No. 491, with 1997 and 2015 P.F. certificates (neither mentioning the crease)

3,750
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1516
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1516, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Bright color, wavy-line machine cancel, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

800
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1517
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1517, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)1c-$1.00 1917-19 Issue (498-504, 506-518), 1c-$1.00 1917-19 Issue (498-504, 506-518)1c-$1.00 1917-19 Issue (498-504, 506-518). Complete set of plate no. blocks of six including No. 500 and the 2c plate that produced the 5c errors (plate 7942), lightly hinged (few minor values Mint N.H.), fresh and bright colors, few trivial natural inclusions, $1.00 strong offset on back

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF PLATE BLOCKS OF THE 1917-19 PERF 11 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUE.

Scott Retail as all hinged

8,685
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1518
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1518, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c), 3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c). Lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, only 25 pairs are reported in Datz and this is one of the best centered, ex Hansen, signed Eugene Klein, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,100
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1519
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1519, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c), 3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c)3c Light Violet, Ty. I, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (501c). Block of four with two error pairs, small h.r. at top, brilliant color, slight creases in left vertical pair

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT SCOTT 501c VERTICAL PAIR, IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

This is the first multiple larger than a pair we have offered since keeping computerized records. Only 25 pairs are reported in Datz.

Ex Liberman. With 1989 P.F. certificate

4,200
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1520
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1520, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a), 11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a)11c Light Green, Perf 10 at Bottom (511a). Top plate no. 13467 block of six, bottom center is fully Perf 10, the bottom left and bottom right stamps have transitional Perf 10/11 gauge showing the change in pin alignment to the left and right of the stamp in the middle, bottom center and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., bright color, bottom left stamp trivial toned spot on one perf at right

FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK CONTAINING TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED AND ONE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1917 11-CENT PERF 10 AT BOTTOM VARIETY. ONLY FIVE SUCH PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN. AN OUTSTANDING EXHIBITION PIECE.

We record the following plate blocks containing Scott 511a:

1) plate no. 13470, Mint N.H., with two Perf 10 stamps in the bottom row, ex Zoellner

2) plate no. 13467, bottom row with one stamp fully perf 10 and two stamps transitional 10/11 gauge, the block offered here

3) plate no. 13467 with narrow selvage, three Perf 10 stamps in the bottom row, including a transitional 10/11 gauge, ex Curtis

4) plate no. 13469, bottom row with one stamp fully perf 10 and two stamps transitional 10/11 gauge, offered in our 2019 Rarities sale, ex "Sirron"

5) plate no. 13469, bottom row with one stamp transitional 10/11 gauge, offered in our 2018 Rarities sale.

From our 1970 and 1974 Rarities sales. With 1969 Friedl and 1974 P.F. certificates

25,000
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1521
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1521, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)20c Light Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (515b), 20c Light Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (515b)20c Light Ultramarine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (515b). Top stamp h.r., brilliant color, Fine and scarce, most we have seen have perfs cutting in on one side, ex Liberman, with 1981 and 1999 P.F. certificates

1,750
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1522
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1522, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523), $2.00 Orange Red & Black (523)$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Mild h.r., wide margins, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

500
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1523
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1523, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)$2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547), $2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547)$2.00, $5.00 1918-20 Issues (523-524, 547). First with top plate no. 8179 selvage, lightly hinged, last two Mint N.H., Very Fine

1,080
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1524
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1524, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (527b), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (527b)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (527b). With top left corner selvage, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice position piece, signed in pencil "S. A." (Spencer Anderson), with 2009 A.P.S. certificate

850
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1525
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1525, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533), 2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533)2c Carmine, Ty. V, Imperforate (533). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with left sheet margin, others margins huge, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate

400
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1526
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1526, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, large margins, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE VII IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 534B.

Most Type VII stamps were used by private vending and affixing machine companies. However, unlike Scott 314A and 482A, a small supply of the imperforate 2c Type VII stamps reached the public. Mint N.H. multiples of this issue are very rare.

Ex Liberman. With 1987 P.F. certificate for block of four

7,750
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1527
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1527, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII, Imperforate (534B). Four margins ranging from huge at bottom to full at right, portion of a 1922 Illinois machine cancel (proper period of use), Extremely Fine, a handsome used example of this scarce stamp, with photocopies of 1983 A.P.S. and 1984 P.F. certificates for a pair (this the bottom stamp)

1,500
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1528
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1528, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)3c Violet (537), 3c Violet (537)3c Violet (537). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $850.00), one of three at this perfect grade with only four higher

20
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1529
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1529, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. II, Rotary Perf 11 x 10 (539). Lightly hinged, intense color and impression, a strong Fine, with photocopy of 1989 P.S.E. certificate for a block, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

2,700
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1530
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1530, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary Perf 11 x 10, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (540b). Strip of three with normal stamp at left, wide margins at sides, typical centering with perfs in at top, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, a rare sound multiple, fewer than 25 pairs are believed to exist, this variety is vastly rarer than, and should not be confused with, the 2c Ty. III Rotary issue in a vertical pair imperforate horizontally, we believe it is undercatalogued in Scott, we have offered only a strip of three (with faults) and two pairs since keeping computerized records, ex Liberman, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,000
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1531
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1531, 1912-20 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544), 1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544)1c Green, Rotary Perf 11 (544). Well-centered within unusually wide margins for this stamp, rich color, lightly cancelled, a few small facial scrapes at bottom left, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce and difficult stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate

3,500
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