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U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History


1910-1911 Washington-Franklins, S.L. Watermark
 
 
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Lot 565

1910, 2¢ carmine coil (388), pair, vibrant color, original gum (pencil notation on reverse0, fresh and F-VF.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 1969, 2003 P.F. Certificates.
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Lot 566

1910, 2¢ carmine coil (388), joint line pair, rich color, original gum, hinge remnant, small thin spot in one. F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $8,500

Expertization: 1973 A.P.S. Certificate.
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Lot 567
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1911, 3¢ deep violet, the "Orangeburg" coil (389), deep color and characteristic wavy line machine cancel, two light creases (most are faulty to some degree). Fine appearance, a pleasing example of this rare coil.
Scott $10,000

Expertization: clear 1975 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 568

5¢ 10¢ Panama-Pacific perf 12 (399-400), top left margin plate number blocks of fourteen, fresh and nicely centered, original gum, never hinged. F.-V.F.
Scott $10,890
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Lot 569

1915, 5¢ Panama-Pacific, perf 10 (403), full top margin plate no. 6134 block of six, exceptionally fresh with bright color, paper and crisp, intact perforations, original gum never hinged. Very Fine and choice.
Scott $6,750

The 5¢ perf 10 Panama-Pacific is rarely offered both as a full top and in never hinged condition.

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Lot 570
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1914, 7¢ black (407), left corner irregular block of seven with siderographer's initials "W. McA." for William A. McAleer, intense color with a strong impression. Unused. Creases. Fine and unique.
Estimate 20,000 - 30,000

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED IMPERFORATE VARIETY ABOVE THE 5C VALUE FOR THE ENTIRE 1908-21 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN SERIES. THIS STUNNING DISCOVERY RANKS AS ONE OF THE GREATEST FINDS OF A UNITED STATES EARLY 20TH CENTURY PHILATELIC ITEM.

Expertization: 2007 P.F. Certificate.

The United States 7c black 1912 Issue was not previously known to exist in public hands as an imperforate variety. Only the 1c through 5c were regularly issued in an imperforate format by the Post Office Department for purposes such as private vending coils. This amazing discovery lingered in a general U.S. collection for years until a collector decided to sell the collection. A potential buyer realized immediately what it was, and struck a deal with the seller to split ownership. For something to lie dormant for so long is quite miraculous since it is such an eye catching variety. Linn's Stamp News reported its discovery in a front page article on July 2, 2007, shortly after the Philatelic Foundation issued a genuine certificate as an imperforate block.

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Lot 571

1914, 1¢ green coil (443), guide line pair, virtually perfect centering, original gum, never hinged. Fresh and choice, Extremely Fine. SMQ $680.
Scott $325

Expertization: 2003 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 572

1914, 4¢ brown coil (446), guide line pair, original gum, never hinged. Fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott $1,600

Expertization: 2003 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 573

1915, 2¢ red, type I, rotary coil (449), bright characteristic color, centered to the bottom as often, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine.
Scott $3,000

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 574

1915, 2¢ red, type I, rotary coil (449), original gum, lightly hinged. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $3,000

Expertization: photocopy of 1995 P.F. Certificate for a pair.
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Lot 575

1915, 2¢ red, type I, rotary coil (449), joint line pair, nicely centered, with bright color and strong intact perforations, original gum, lightly hinged. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $16,000

A FRESH, PREMIUM EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE COIL JOINT LINE PAIR.

Expertization: signed Geo. B. Sloane and 1990 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 576

1916, 3¢ violet, rotary coil (456), joint line pair, trimmed as to include a bit of the adjoining stamps at left and right, near perfectly centered with exceptionally bright paper, original gum, hinge remnant. Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 577
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1916, 3¢ violet, rotary coil (456), pair, near perfectly centered, bright and fresh with face-free duplex cancels. A choice and Extremely Fine used pair. SMQ $2,550.
Scott $475

Expertization: 2002 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Superb 95.
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Lot 578

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf coil (459), joint line pair, bright and fresh, with the usual vertical crease, original gum, never hinged. Very Fine.
Scott $1,250
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Lot 579

1915, $1 violet black (460), choice centering, vibrant color, original gum, Very Fine and choice. SMQ $970.
Scott $850

Expertization: 1976 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. Certificates latter graded VF-XF 85.
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