Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1909 Washington-Franklin Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 359-366)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
497
og
Sale 1021, Lot 497, 1909 Washington-Franklin Bluish Paper Issue (Scott 359-366)8c Olive Green, Bluish (363). Narrow h.r. at top, beautiful centering with wide margins, intense color on deeply blued paper, long and full perforations all around

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

30,000
28,000