Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

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

Category — 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1857
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Sale 1245, Lot 1857, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Deep Violet (426). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $475.00)

35
350
1858
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Sale 1245, Lot 1858, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown (427). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00), only four grade higher (each at 98J)

75
1,700
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1859°
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Sale 1245, Lot 1859, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue (428). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 428, WITH THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other example equals it.

75
3,500
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1860
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Sale 1245, Lot 1860, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)6c Red Orange (429). Mint N.H., vibrant color on fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 429, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $6,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others.

105
3,000
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1861
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Sale 1245, Lot 1861, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)7c Black (430). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), only four grade higher (highest is 98J)

190
900
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1862
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Sale 1245, Lot 1862, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)8c Pale Olive Green (431). Mint N.H., pretty shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

72
800
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1863
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Sale 1245, Lot 1863, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)9c Salmon Red (432). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

95
800
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1864
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Sale 1245, Lot 1864, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)10c Orange Yellow (433). Mint N.H., choice centering, radiant color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

95
425
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1865
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Sale 1245, Lot 1865, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)12c Claret Brown (435). Mint N.H., excellent centering, attractive color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. (for block), and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

65
425
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1866
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Sale 1245, Lot 1866, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)15c Gray (437). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

275
450
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1867
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Sale 1245, Lot 1867, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)20c Ultramarine (438). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

200
450
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1868
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Sale 1245, Lot 1868, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 30-CENT PERF 10 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 439.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only seven grade higher (highest is 98)

500
2,100
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1869
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Sale 1245, Lot 1869, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)30c Orange Red (439). Mint N.H., bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

500
400
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1870
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Sale 1245, Lot 1870, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440). Original gum, lightly hinged in corner at top and very light pencil mark at bottom, brilliant color on bright paper, Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK 50-CENT PERF 10 FRANKLIN ISSUE, SCOTT 440, WITH THE ULTIMATE P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO.

With 1986 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ at this grade, SMQ $3,000.00 as Gem 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is matched by no others. This is the perfect stamp for the collector who values centering and margin width above all other considerations, and is happy with lightly hinged gum.

450
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1871
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Sale 1245, Lot 1871, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)50c Violet (440). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

450
325
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1872
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Sale 1245, Lot 1872, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Coil (442). Mint N.H. pair, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00)

55
350
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1873
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Sale 1245, Lot 1873, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (443). Mint N.H. pair, rich color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00), only three grade higher (at 98)

160
650
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1874
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Sale 1245, Lot 1874, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Coil (444). Mint N.H. pair, light pencil Scott number on gum of left stamp, vivid color and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate not mentioning the pencil (NH, Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other pair

250
1,300
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1875
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Sale 1245, Lot 1875, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Guide line pair, original gum, wide margins, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2021 P.F. certificate

1,200
850
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1876
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Sale 1245, Lot 1876, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, original gum, single hinge mark at top, vivid color, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1975 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OG, Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only two hinged pairs grade higher (at 100) and two others share this grade

500
1,100
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1877
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Sale 1245, Lot 1877, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering and wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

500
550
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1878°
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Sale 1245, Lot 1878, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, precise centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445.

With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 95, $3,350.00 as 98). Only five singles grade higher

500
2,400
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1878A
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Sale 1245, Lot 1878A, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (445). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $725.00)

500
600
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1879
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Sale 1245, Lot 1879, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. guide line pair, lovely rich color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates

1,550
475
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1880
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Sale 1245, Lot 1880, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446). Mint N.H. pair, unusually wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate for a strip of four

650
375
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1881
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Sale 1245, Lot 1881, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (446). Pair, original gum, choice wide margins and beautiful centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1974 A.P.S. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OG, Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), the highest grade awarded to a hinged pair of this issue (five Mint N.H. grade higher)

300
550
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1882
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Sale 1245, Lot 1882, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)5c Blue, Coil (447). Mint N.H. guide line pair, wonderful depth of color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

525
425
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1883
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Sale 1245, Lot 1883, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (448). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense shade and impression, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin and "Clipper City", with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00), only two joint line pairs grade higher (both at 95) and only one other shares this grade, this is undervalued in SMQ

125
475
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1884
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Sale 1245, Lot 1884, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Joint line pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-centered with beautifully balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PREMIUM JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE RARE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

With 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate calling bottom stamp Mint N.H. (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $14,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a hinged Scott 449 joint line pair in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is shared by no others (there is one Mint N.H. P.S.E. grade of XF 90)

13,500
16,500
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1885
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Sale 1245, Lot 1885, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I ROTARY PRESS VERTICAL COIL.

Ex "Vineyard". With 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

6,500
3,750
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1886
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1886, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. I, Coil (449). Joint line pair, radiant color, duplex datestamp cancel, intact perfs and well clear at top and bottom, center perfs into bottom stamp, but this actually serves a good purpose by leaving the joint line complete, bottom stamp two light vertical creases

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF UNITED STATES COIL COLLECTING.

The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).

Our census of Scott 449 used joint line pairs, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/449 , records a total of ten plus one in a strip of four and one in a strip of seven. Of these at least seven have faults and three have not been examined in recent years so condition is unknown to us.

Census no. 449-CAN-LP-10. Ex Curtis and Depew. With 1971, 2003 and 2015 P.F. certificates

25,000
2,600
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1887
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Sale 1245, Lot 1887, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (450). Mint N.H. joint line pair, well-centered, fresh and bright, Very Fine, this centering is equivalent to Extremely Fine for many other rotary press coils, ex "Clipper City", 2010 P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies, with 2017 P.F. certificate (VF 80), by comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one line pair graded higher than 80 (at 85)

550
2,100
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1888
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Sale 1245, Lot 1888, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)1c Green, Coil (452). Mint N.H. joint line pair, essentially perfect centering, bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman and "Clipper City", with 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only two grade higher (at 98J and 100)

160
900
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1889
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Sale 1245, Lot 1889, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. I, Coil (453). Joint line pair, single hinge mark at top, balanced margins and bright color, Very Fine and choice, 1999 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, with 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $675.00), we feel this is undergraded

675
475
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1890
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Sale 1245, Lot 1890, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. joint line pair, nicely centered, bright color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate for a strip of four

850
475
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1891
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Sale 1245, Lot 1891, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H. pair, brilliant color, well-centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

360
400
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1892
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Sale 1245, Lot 1892, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Red, Ty. II, Coil (454). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 and 1995 P.F. certificates for strip and pair, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate as this single (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00), only five grade higher

160
600
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1893
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Sale 1245, Lot 1893, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intact perfs at sides, fresh color, Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,000
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1894
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Sale 1245, Lot 1894, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, original gum, fresh color and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,250
850
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1895
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Sale 1245, Lot 1895, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)3c Red Violet, Coil (456). Joint line pair, original gum, bright color in the Red Violet shade, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate specifically noting it as Red Violet

1,250
425
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1896
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Sale 1245, Lot 1896, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)4c Brown, Coil (457). Mint N.H. pair, bright shade, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $925.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only seven others

140
600
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1897
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Sale 1245, Lot 1897, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair without crease between stamps, large even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00), only two joint line pairs grade higher (at 98)

1,500
1,500
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1897A
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Sale 1245, Lot 1897A, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. joint line pair, usual crease between stamps (just touching the left stamp), bright color, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

875
275
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1898
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Sale 1245, Lot 1898, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H. pair, large margins, bright color, left stamp with handstamp on gum (not noted on certificate), Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

650
325
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1899
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Sale 1245, Lot 1899, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., full even margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $275.00)

300
275
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1900
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Sale 1245, Lot 1900, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Carmine, Ty. I, Imperforate Coil (459). Mint N.H., full even margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 .P.F. certificate for a pair

300
275
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1901
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Sale 1245, Lot 1901, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate for block

1,450
1,200
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1902
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Sale 1245, Lot 1902, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

650
2,400
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1903
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Sale 1245, Lot 1903, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)$1.00 Violet Black (460). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, deep intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $675.00)

650
600
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1904
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Sale 1245, Lot 1904, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H., radiant color, balanced margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

325
450
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1905
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Sale 1245, Lot 1905, 1913-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 424-461)2c Pale Carmine Red, Ty. I (461). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $325.00)

325
300
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