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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 — 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
315
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 315, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green (405), 1c Green (405)1c Green (405). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98J

15
375
316
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 316, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine (406), 2c Carmine (406)2c Carmine (406). Mint N.H., with wide top plate no. 6068 selvage, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $1,150.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by only two others, including one with bottom selvage

15
5,000
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317
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 317, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)7c Black (407), 7c Black (407)7c Black (407). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide margins, bright shade and detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 7-CENT BLACK, SCOTT 407, IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Hanover". With 1988 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). The highest grade awarded and only three others share it

150
3,000
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318
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 318, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H. guide line pair, incredibly wide Jumbo margins, fresh color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Depew, with 2008 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00), the highest grade awarded, since this guide line pair was first graded by P.S.E. in 2008, it has stood as the only 98J in the Population Report with none higher

65
1,200
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319
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 319, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (410), 1c Green, Coil (410)1c Green, Coil (410). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, an uncommonly superb example of a common coil, ex Depew, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $700.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

13
850
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320
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 320, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (411), 2c Carmine, Coil (411)2c Carmine, Coil (411). Mint N.H. guide line pair, vibrant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Mint N.H. guide line pair, ex "Scarsdale", with 1985 and 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only one grades higher (at 98J) and five share this desirable grade

125
650
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321
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 321, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)1c Green, Coil (412), 1c Green, Coil (412)1c Green, Coil (412). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,000.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

55
1,400
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322
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 322, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)2c Carmine, Coil (413), 2c Carmine, Coil (413)2c Carmine, Coil (413). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, beautifully centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $750.00)

575
550
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323
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 323, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)8c Pale Olive Green (414), 8c Pale Olive Green (414)8c Pale Olive Green (414). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, beautiful color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 8-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one grades higher (we have never offered it) and one other shares this perfect grade.

100
3,000
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324
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 324, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)9c Salmon Red (415), 9c Salmon Red (415)9c Salmon Red (415). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 415, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,800.00). Only three grade higher and one other shares this desirable grade

120
2,400
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325
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 325, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)10c Orange Yellow (416), 10c Orange Yellow (416)10c Orange Yellow (416). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, wide perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Curtis, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two grade higher (both 98J) and three others share this grade

100
1,400
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326
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 326, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)12c Claret Brown (417), 12c Claret Brown (417)12c Claret Brown (417). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, near-perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, ex "Hanover", with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00), only three grade higher and five others share this grade

100
1,400
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327
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 327, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), only five grade higher (three at 98J and two at 100J) and six share this grade

190
1,600
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328
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 328, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)15c Gray (418), 15c Gray (418)15c Gray (418). Full top plate no. 6833 block of six, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a difficult plate block to find in such choice condition, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,300
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329
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 329, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 20-CENT FRANKLIN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

This is the first 20c stamp to be issued in the Washington-Franklin series, and was intended for use especially on parcel post packages after the discontinuance of special stamps for that purpose. It was in use for approximately six months before the perforation gauge was changed from 12 to 10.

With 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). Only two grade higher and one other shares this desirable grade.

400
3,500
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330
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 330, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)20c Ultramarine (419), 20c Ultramarine (419)20c Ultramarine (419). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., top pair small hinge mark at top, well-centered, separated perf between top stamps, Very Fine, Scott value as singles

1,180
550
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331
nh
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 331, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)30c Orange Red (420), 30c Orange Red (420)30c Orange Red (420). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 420, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $6,500.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only one other. This is the first we have offered (the highest grade we have offered is a 98)

250
5,000
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332
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 332, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Rich color, wide and perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1986 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OG, Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), this stamp would probably be graded XF-Superb 95 OGh if recertified, so offered on that basis

350
1,400
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333
ogbl
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 333, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H. but each stamp with tiny pencil letter notation, vivid color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value as a completely hinged block

1,500
1,500
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334
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 334, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (422), 50c Violet (422)50c Violet (422). Rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $775.00), only three grade higher (all at 98)

225
1,100
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335
og
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 335, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423), $1.00 Violet Brown (423)$1.00 Violet Brown (423). H.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 423, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $3,000.00). By way of comparison, for Mint N.H. there is one each at 95J, 98 and 98J and for hinged the next highest is 98.

475
1,500
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