Sale Number: 1019
Sale Date: Thursday thru Friday, March 1-2, 2012
United States Stamps

1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 462-480)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
833 ogbl 1c-20c 1916-17 Issue (462-466, 468-476). Blocks of four, most with two hinged stamps but many Mint N.H. are present incl. two in the 15c block, nice centering and margins virtually throughout, Very Fine set, Scott Retail as hinged blocks, hinged singles and Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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5,899 3,250
834 nh 3c Violet (464). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $350.00) (Image Magnifier)

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160 300
835 nh 5c Blue (466). Mint N.H., pretty color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ) (Image Magnifier)

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160 1,000
836 og 5c Carmine, Error (467). Vivid color, wide margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $395.00) (Image Magnifier)

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425 475
837 nhbl 5c Carmine, Error (467). Single error in Mint N.H. block of nine, natural s.e. at top, brilliant color, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 5-CENT ERROR IN A BLOCK OF NINE. DIFFICULT TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,600 1,500
838 nh 7c Black (469). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, intense shade on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,700.00 as 95, $4,750.00 as 98) (Image Magnifier)

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270 1,300
839 nh 9c Salmon Red (471). Mint N.H., bright color, balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $335.00) (Image Magnifier)

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125 475
840 nh 10c Orange Yellow (472). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00). (Image Magnifier)

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230 1,100
841 nhbl 11c Dark Green (473). Mint N.H. block of four, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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360 250
842 og 15c Gray (475). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and exceptional centering, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 95, $850.00 as 98), only three hinged examples have graded higher (98) and this is the only one at this grade (Image Magnifier)

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180 300
843 og 20c Light Ultramarine (476). Choice balanced margins, beautiful depth of color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00) (Image Magnifier)

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225 650
844 og 50c Light Violet (477). Lightly hinged, precise centering with wide margins, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only four have graded higher to date (highest 98) (Image Magnifier)

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900 1,200
845 ogbl 50c Light Violet (477). Block of four, h.r. at top, vibrant color, shortish perf at upper left, Fine, a scarce block (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 1,300
846 ogbl $1.00 Violet Black (478). Block of four, h.r., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 1,800
847 nh $2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $2.00 MADISON PERF 10 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 100) and eight others share this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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460 1,900
848 nh $2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., beautiful depth of color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00) (Image Magnifier)

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460 1,000
849 nh $2.00 Dark Blue (479). Mint N.H., wide margins, rich color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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460 600
850 ogbl $2.00 Dark Blue (479). Block of four with top selvage with plate no. 8015, top stamps Mint N.H., h.r. at bottom right, rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a pretty block, Scott Retail as singles (Image Magnifier)

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1,340 1,700
851 og $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Light Green (479-480). H.r., both with wide margins and bright color, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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380 275
852 nh $5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only nine others share this grade (Image Magnifier)

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375 1,800
853 nh $5.00 Light Green (480). Mint N.H., wide margins and nice centering, Very Fine and choice (Image Magnifier)

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375 275
854 ogbl $5.00 Light Green (480). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., pretty shade, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles (Image Magnifier)

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1,090 600
855   $5.00 Light Green (480). Jumbo margins, radiant color, crisp impression, light strike of oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 $5.00 MARSHALL PERF 10, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $780.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other example has achieved this grade (offered in our Tahoe sale). We are surprised SMQ is so low given its rarity in this high grade. (Image Magnifier)

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40 950
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