Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

Leave Absentee BidsLIVE INTERNET BIDDING
*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid will be added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers are responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid you agree to the terms and conditions of sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
243
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 243, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green (331), 1c Green (331)1c Green (331). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, post-office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $1,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

Bid on this lot

16
Future Sale
244
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 244, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,150.00), one of only five at the Gem 100 grade (four of the five are 100J)

Bid on this lot

14
Future Sale
Back to Top
245
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 245, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown (334), 4c Orange Brown (334)4c Orange Brown (334). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering within lavish margins, brilliant color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 4-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,500.00). This is the only example of Scott 334 to grade Gem 100 (there is also one 100J)

Bid on this lot

87
Future Sale
Back to Top
246
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 246, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue (335), 5c Blue (335)5c Blue (335). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, essentially perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 5-CENT WASHINGTON, SCOTT 335, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Golden Oak" and "Hanover". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others.

Bid on this lot

110
Future Sale
Back to Top
247
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 247, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)6c Red Orange (336), 6c Red Orange (336)6c Red Orange (336). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, near perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT JUMBO EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 336, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1981, 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 100) and only one other shares this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2009.

Bid on this lot

145
Future Sale
Back to Top
248
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 248, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)8c Olive Green (337), 8c Olive Green (337)8c Olive Green (337). Mint N.H., pretty pastel shade on crisp paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 8-CENT WASHINGTON, SCOTT 337, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Hanover". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and three others share this grade.

Bid on this lot

105
Future Sale
Back to Top
249
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 249, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow (338), 10c Yellow (338)10c Yellow (338). Mint N.H., magnificent margins and centering, gorgeous glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

Bid on this lot

165
Future Sale
Back to Top
250
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 250, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)13c Blue Green (339), 13c Blue Green (339)13c Blue Green (339). Mint N.H., incredibly wide balanced margins, pristine color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MATCHLESS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT 1908 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00) This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others

Bid on this lot

90
Future Sale
Back to Top
251
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 251, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)15c Pale Ultramarine (340), 15c Pale Ultramarine (340)15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Barely hinged, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F., 2006 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), this is the only Scott No. 340 at this perfect grade in any condition, which is the highest awarded, the highest graded Mint N.H. example is 98 (two recorded)

Bid on this lot

67
Future Sale
Back to Top
252
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 252, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Lightly hinged, radiant color, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 50-CENT PERF 12 WASHINGTON, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100. THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE IN ANY CATEGORY.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any condition and the only example to achieve this grade. The highest graded Mint N.H. example is 98 (one recorded)

Bid on this lot

275
Future Sale
Back to Top
253
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 253, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)50c Violet (341), 50c Violet (341)50c Violet (341). Block of four, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., others h.r., rich color, fresh and Fine block, Scott value as singles

Bid on this lot

1,475
Future Sale
Back to Top
254
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 254, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins and exceptional centering, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 $1.00 PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Piedmont" and Hall. With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00). Only one Mint N.H. stamp grades higher (at 98) and only one other shares this lofty grade

Bid on this lot

1,050
Future Sale
Back to Top
255
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 255, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)$1.00 Violet Brown (342), $1.00 Violet Brown (342)$1.00 Violet Brown (342). Block of four, attractive margins and centering, some slight perf separations or weakness, Very Fine and fresh block

Bid on this lot

2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
256
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 256, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H. pair, bright color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), only three pairs grade higher (at 100)

Bid on this lot

225
Future Sale
Back to Top
257
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 257, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)1c Green, Coil (348), 1c Green, Coil (348)1c Green, Coil (348). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a perfect coil single which could not be improved upon, with 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 100, SMQ $800.00 as 100), this is the sole example of Scott 348 at this highest of grades in any format or condition

Bid on this lot

80
Future Sale
Back to Top
258
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 258, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (349), 2c Carmine, Coil (349)2c Carmine, Coil (349). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, overall Very Fine, the bottom stamp Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

600
Future Sale
Back to Top
259
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 259, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (350)4c Orange Brown, Coil (350). Mint N.H., huge margins and choice centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

325
Future Sale
Back to Top
260
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 260, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 351, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Interestingly, this is the only 5c Washington-Franklin vertical coil stamp ever produced. Demand proved to be so low that no others were made.

With 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 98) and four others share this grade.

Bid on this lot

2,350
Future Sale
Back to Top
261
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 261, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (351), 5c Blue, Coil (351)5c Blue, Coil (351). Mint N.H., wide margins and precisely centered, rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT VERTICAL COIL, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Depew. With 1985 P.F. (for pair) and 2019 P.F. (ungraded) and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,100.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only three others.

Bid on this lot

325
Future Sale
Back to Top
262
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 262, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Pair, lightly hinged, radiant color, huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2013 P.S.A.G. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo)

Bid on this lot

225
Future Sale
Back to Top
263
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 263, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)2c Carmine, Coil (353), 2c Carmine, Coil (353)2c Carmine, Coil (353). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, fresh color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 353, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Depew. With 2014 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by no others

Bid on this lot

200
Future Sale
Back to Top
264
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 264, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (354)4c Orange Brown, Coil (354). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with huge margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 4-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS STAMP STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT NEVER-HINGED SCOTT 354 IN ANY FORMAT.

Ex Whitman and Depew. With 1994 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. Scott 354 in any format and it is shared by no others

Bid on this lot

425
Future Sale
Back to Top
265
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 265, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)5c Blue, Coil (355), 5c Blue, Coil (355)5c Blue, Coil (355). Lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

250
Future Sale
Back to Top
266
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 266, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Vibrant color, three wide margins

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

With 1985 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,250
Future Sale
Back to Top
267
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 267, 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 331-356)10c Yellow, Coil (356), 10c Yellow, Coil (356)10c Yellow, Coil (356). Pair, lightly hinged, huge top and bottom margins of essentially equal size, virtually perfectly centered between perfs, magnificent golden 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 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). The highest grade awarded in any category and shared by only one other pair and three singles

Bid on this lot

7,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy