Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1727
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Sale 1245, Lot 1727, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)3c Deep Violet (333). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Killien, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00), only three grade higher (highest is 98)

75
750
1728
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Sale 1245, Lot 1728, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, bright shade on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,350.00), only four grade higher

87
1,500
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1729
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Sale 1245, Lot 1729, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., vivid color, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

145
1,200
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1730
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Sale 1245, Lot 1730, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., well-centered, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

145
350
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1731
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Sale 1245, Lot 1731, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., intense color, outstanding centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

105
950
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1732
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Sale 1245, Lot 1732, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., outstanding margins and centering, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

165
1,000
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1733
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Sale 1245, Lot 1733, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH)

160
275
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1734
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Sale 1245, Lot 1734, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

650
1,600
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1735
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Sale 1245, Lot 1735, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341). Mint N.H., deep color on pristine white paper, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $700.00)

650
475
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1736
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Sale 1245, Lot 1736, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $375.00)

275
250
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1737
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Sale 1245, Lot 1737, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Original gum., lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

450
850
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1738
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Sale 1245, Lot 1738, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Imperforate (346). Mint N.H., enormous margins with portions of all adjoining stamps, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00 as 100, unpriced in 100J grade)

25
400
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1739
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Sale 1245, Lot 1739, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem and rare in this select quality, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only three line pairs grade higher (all at 98)

650
1,300
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1740
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Sale 1245, Lot 1740, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. guide line pair, nicely centered, wide margins, strong color, Very Fine and choice, with 2021 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,400
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1741
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Sale 1245, Lot 1741, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Guide line pair, original gum, bottom stamp Mint N.H. and top stamp barest trace of hinging, perfect centering almost unheard of for a line pair of this issue, deep rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 349, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a guide line pair of Scott 349 in the P.S.E. Population Report in any gum condition (used, hinged, Mint N.H.). No others share this lofty grade.

550
1,800
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1742
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Sale 1245, Lot 1742, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, deep fiery color, uncommonly well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

260
425
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1743
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Sale 1245, Lot 1743, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1985 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,600
1,200
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1744
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Sale 1245, Lot 1744, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, original gum, top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00)

1,175
1,700
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1745
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Sale 1245, Lot 1745, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Guide line pair, original gum, top stamp hinged, bottom stamp with just a trace of hinging, deep color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

1,175
600
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1746
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Sale 1245, Lot 1746, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, intense shade and impression, nicely balanced margins and rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK VERTICAL COIL.

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 2014 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

2,350
1,300
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1747
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Sale 1245, Lot 1747, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,350
500
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1748
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Sale 1245, Lot 1748, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (352). Guide line pair, original gum, faintly hinged, extraordinarily well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00), the highest grade awarded to an unused guide line pair of this issue and shared by only three others (one Mint N.H., two hinged)

825
2,600
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1749
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Sale 1245, Lot 1749, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (352). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

825
650
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1750
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Sale 1245, Lot 1750, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, original gum, outstanding centering with beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 353.

With 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a line pair of this issue in any condition and it is shared by only two others. The highest Mint N.H. grade is a 90.

750
3,750
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1751
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Sale 1245, Lot 1751, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, ex Drucker, with 1988 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates

750
600
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1752
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Sale 1245, Lot 1752, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Pair with 3mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, extra wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $825.00)

475
700
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1753
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Sale 1245, Lot 1753, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, intense proof-like color and impression, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1975 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $525.00)

500
425
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1754
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Sale 1245, Lot 1754, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Guide line pair, original gum, single hinge mark at top, well-centered with deep rich color, Extremely Fine and rare in this choice condition, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,350.00), as an indication of the rarity of centered original-gum guide line pairs of this issue, this XF 90 grade is the highest awarded to a hinged pair (shared by four others), only one guide line pair grades higher -- a Mint N.H. 95

1,500
1,500
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1755
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Sale 1245, Lot 1755, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Guide line pair, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
650
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1756
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Sale 1245, Lot 1756, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355). Pair with 2mm spacing, original gum, lightly hinged, nicely centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates

525
650
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1757
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Sale 1245, Lot 1757, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Guide line pair, original gum, bright color

VERY FINE AND RARE GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

16,000
9,000
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1758
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Sale 1245, Lot 1758, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, original gum, huge margins top, bottom and sides -- essentially of equal size, overall gorgeous centering, fiery color which is characteristic for this coil

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXISTING PAIRS OF THE 10-CENT 1909 COIL, SCOTT 356.

According to Johl (Volume 1, page 181), only 10,000 of the 10c Washington coil stamp were issued. They were made especially for a New York firm to send out advertising samples, similar to the 3c Orangeburg coil. Only a few rolls were sold to the firm, and the remaining rolls were distributed to some of the large post offices across the country. Dealers acquired several rolls, but because most contemporary collectors did not collect coils, many were used and destroyed.

With 1991, 2003 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any category and is shared by only one other hinged pair and one Mint N.H. pair

7,000
12,500
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1759
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Sale 1245, Lot 1759, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING PAIR OF THE SCARCE 10-CENT 1909 COIL, SCOTT 356.

Ex Hillmer. With 1951 and 1984 P.F. certificates. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,000.00)

5,000
8,000
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1760
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Sale 1245, Lot 1760, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Original gum, bright color, wide margins at top and bottom

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COIL, SCOTT 356.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,250
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