Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012
Category — 1909 Washington-Franklin Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 359-366)
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4c and 8c Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. A review of Power Search and our Levi records revealed only a handful with centering comparable to this example.
With 2011 P.F. certificate