Sale 1235 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021
Category — 1908-10 Washington-Franklin Issues including Bluish Paper (Scott 331-366)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 339, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 352.
A difficult issue to obtain in higher grades. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1909 HORIZONTAL COIL, FEATURING SUPERB CENTERING AND INTENSE COLOR.
Ex "Vineyard". With 1995 P.S.E. and 2003 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE RARE 10-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 356.
With 1992 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
Blue backstamp. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General's report states that 4,400 (eleven sheets) of the 4c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors' hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies). This is likely one of the twelve traded to Colman, as it bears his purple backstamp.
Of the many examples of this major 20th Century rarity we have offered, only a small number have centering that can be compared to this stamp.
H. F. Colman purple backstamp. With 2005 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ON BLUISH, WITH FAR SUPERIOR CENTERING THAN NORMALLY SEEN.
The 5c is one of the most difficult denominations to obtain with such choice centering. With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT ON BLUISH PAPER.
With 1991 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER. A RARE STAMP, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION. THIS IS GRADED VF-XF 85 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
The June 1910 Third Assistant Postmaster General’s report states that 4,000 (ten sheets) of the 8c were printed on Bluish Paper. It is believed that none of the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps were distributed to post offices, and that all of the examples in collectors’ hands reached the market through the Travers-Steinmetz exchange and the 1914 National Museum trades to H. F. Colman (12 copies) and Nassau Stamp Company (65 copies).
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate. P.F. certificate no. 435383, graded VF-XF 85, no longer accompanies
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
With 1986 and 1998 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 13-CENT BLUISH PAPER.
Faint pencil notation on gum. With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)