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

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

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
282
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 282, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green (374), 1c Green (374)1c Green (374). Mint N.H., beautiful color and impression, near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), only seven grade higher (all at 98J)

14
500
283
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 283, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine (375), 2c Carmine (375)2c Carmine (375). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, exceptional centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F., 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates, all showing plate number selvage which accompanies (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by eight others

14
650
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284
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 284, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet (376), 3c Deep Violet (376)3c Deep Violet (376). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,125.00), only one stamp grades higher (at 98J)

40
700
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285
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 285, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown (377), 4c Brown (377)4c Brown (377). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only seven grade higher (all at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

65
800
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286
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 286, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue (378), 5c Blue (378)5c Blue (378). Mint N.H., deep color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Hanover", with 1996 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98)

65
850
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287
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 287, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)6c Red Orange (379), 6c Red Orange (379)6c Red Orange (379). Mint N.H., bright color with just a trace of oxidation at lower right, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00)

85
325
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288
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 288, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)8c Olive Green (380), 8c Olive Green (380)8c Olive Green (380). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED PERF 12 WASHINGTON ISSUE, SCOTT 380.

Ex "Hanover". With 1998, 2004 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one example at 98 and one at 100J

200
3,250
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289
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 289, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)10c Yellow (381), 10c Yellow (381)10c Yellow (381). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman and "Golden Oak", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

200
1,100
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290
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 290, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)15c Pale Ultramarine (382), 15c Pale Ultramarine (382)15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1911 15-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 382, IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS THE SOLE EXAMPLE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

According to Johl (p. 288), this stamp was only current for a little less than a year. It differs from its predecessor, Scott 340, only in the watermark, and so was often overlooked by collectors when it was current.

Ex "Hanover". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is the only example to achieve this grade.

500
7,000
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291
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 291, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (386), 2c Carmine, Coil (386)2c Carmine, Coil (386). Mint N.H., perfect centering, vivid color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITH THE P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98, THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 386 IN ANY FORMAT OR GUM CONDITION.

Ex Depew. With 1987 P.F. (for pair), 2010 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates (both Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00). This is the highest graded example of Scott 386 in any format or gum condition, and it has not been equaled.

260
5,250
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292
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 292, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (387), 1c Green, Coil (387)1c Green, Coil (387). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2005 P.F. certificate for pair

400
900
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293
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 293, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Pair with 3mm spacing, fabulous wide margins, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS PAIR OF THE 1910 2-CENT CARMINE HORIZONTAL COIL WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK.

The 2c single-line watermark horizontal coil, Scott 388 was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue, Scott 393. In addition, due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

3,750
4,000
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294
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 294, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (388), 2c Carmine, Coil (388)2c Carmine, Coil (388). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1910 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, most were used and few preserved.

With 2007 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $15,000.00)

3,250
11,500
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295
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 295, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H. guide line pair, deep rich color, proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale", with 1998 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $975.00), only three grade higher

72
650
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296
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 296, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)1c Green, Coil (390), 1c Green, Coil (390)1c Green, Coil (390). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), only two grade higher and four others share this grade

10
600
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297
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 297, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H. pair, vivid color, exceptionally choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Depew, with 2018 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), the highest grade awarded and no others share it

240
2,200
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298
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 298, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (391), 2c Carmine, Coil (391)2c Carmine, Coil (391). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

90
1,100
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299
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 299, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)2c Carmine, Coil (393), 2c Carmine, Coil (393)2c Carmine, Coil (393). Mint N.H. pair, rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF SCOTT 393, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only four others

260
1,800
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300
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 300, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Paste-up strip of four with plate no. 5241 on paste-up, each pair in the strip is a significantly different shade, Very Fine and very unusual, with 2018 P.F. certificate, Scott value as two pairs

650
850
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301
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 301, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H. pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF SCOTT 394 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY PAIR AT THIS GRADE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,750.00). The highest grade awarded and the only pair to achieve it.

325
4,250
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302
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 302, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394), 3c Deep Violet, Coil (394)3c Deep Violet, Coil (394). Mint N.H., detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,150.00), only four grade higher

135
800
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303
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 303, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H. pair, intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. and 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)

325
700
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304
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 304, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)4c Brown, Coil (395), 4c Brown, Coil (395)4c Brown, Coil (395). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED COIL IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Merlin and Depew. With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only Mint N.H. example to achieve it.

135
2,200
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305
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 305, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H. pair, deep shade on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00), only one grades higher and two others share this desirable grade

375
1,600
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306
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 306, 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,300.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only five others

135
1,600
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