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1912-1921 Washington-Franklin Issues
 
 
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Lot 240

1914, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (421), original gum never hinged, outstanding centering, prooflike color and impression. Fresh and choice Extremely Fine, stunning stamp and perhaps a bit undergraded. SSV $1,500 (SMQ $1,650).
Scott $775

Expertization: with 1985, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 241

1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (427), original gum never hinged, flawless centering within wide margins, brilliant color and paper. Extremely Fine, a pristine gem. SSV $750 (SMQ $650).
Scott $75

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 242

1914, 8¢ pale olive green, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (431), original gum never hinged, bright color? perfectly centered ?? Extremely Fine, choice. SMQ $210.
Scott $80
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Lot 243

1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (437), original gum, perfectly centered within large balanced margins, glowing color and a razor sharp impression. A Superb gem. SSV $700 (SMQ $675).
Scott $120

Expertization: with 1993, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 244

1914, 30¢ orange red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (439), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, brilliant color. Extremely Fine, we are not sure why this wasn't given a 95. SMQ $1,050.
Scott $500

Expertization: with 2021 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 245

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (440), original gum lightly disturbed from hinge removal, well centered with wide margins, pretty shade. Very Fine.
Scott $450

Expertization: with 1984 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 246
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1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (440), precise centering within wide balanced margins, lovely color. Lightly cancelled. Extremely Fine. SSV $250 (SMQ $275).
Scott $20

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 247

1914, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (445), guide line pair. Original gum, well centered, intense color characteristic of the genuine coils. Fresh Very Fine to Extremely Fine.SSV $1,400 (SMQ $1,350).
Scott $1,200

Expertization: with 2006 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 248

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (447), guide line pair. Original gum never hinged, brilliant post office fresh color. F.-V.F.
Scott $525

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 249

1915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil (449), original gum lightly hinged, quite well centered for this scarce difficult coil, fresh deep color. Very Fine.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: with 2005 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 250

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (453), joint line pair, original gum. Attractive centering, rich color. F.-V.F.
Scott $675

Expertization: with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 251

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (456), joint line pair. Original gum (cert says "disturbed o.g., we do not see any disturbance), intense shade for this. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $1,300

Expertization: with 1975 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 252

1916, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (457), joint line pair. Original gum never hinged, excellent centering and post office fresh. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $390

Expertization: with 1987 P.F. certificate for strip and 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 253

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (459), joint line pair without the usual crease. Original gum never hinged, absolutely perfectly balanced margins, rich color. Fresh and Superb. SSV $4,250 (SMQ $3,250).
Scott $2,000

A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS JOINT LINE PAIR WITHOUT THE USUAL CREASE, IT IS THE HIGHEST GRADED BY THE PF AND IS THE SOLE EXAMPLE. IT IS ALSO THE HIGHEST GRADED BY THE PSE, OF WHICH THERE ARE TWO EXAMPLES.

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 254

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (459), joint line pair. With the usual crease,original gum never hinged, beautifully balanced margins. Fresh Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,200 for L.P. with crease

Expertization: with 1978 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 255

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (459), guide line pair, with the usual crease. Original gum never hinged, slight acetate shine on reverse, well balanced margins. Fresh Very Fine.
Scott $1,200 as creased
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Lot 256

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (461), original gum never hinged, outstanding centering, bright fresh color and paper. Extremely Fine, at the top of its grade. SMQ $700.
Scott $330

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 257
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1916, 5¢ carmine color error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (467, 463), single error in block of nine. Original gum, error never hinged. Fresh Fine.
Scott $900
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Lot 258

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (477), original gum lightly disturbed from hinge removal, well centered, wide margins. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $850

Expertization: with 1983 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 259

1916, $1 violet black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (478), bottom margin part imprint single, original gum, prooflike color and impression. F.-V.F.
Scott $600
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Lot 260

1917-1920 high values (480/547), four stamps comprised of 480 (1991 PF cert), 523 (2007 PSE cert), 524, 547, original gum, all fresh and well centered. 547 has trivial, tiny gum crease. Very Fine to Extremely Fine, choice lot.
Scott $980
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Lot 261

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (480), original gum very lightly hinged, impeccable centering within wide perfectly balanced margins, choice color and impression. Superb! SSV $475 (SMQ $500).
Scott $170

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 262

1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (491), original gum, well centered and beautifully balanced at top and bottom, fresh characteristic color. Very Fine choice.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: with 1967 P.F. certificate for pair.
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Lot 263
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (491), quite well centered. Exceptionally fresh with pretty color and a light machine cancel. Choice Very Fine SSV $800 (SMQ $800).
Scott $800

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
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Lot 264

1919, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (496), joint line pair. Original gum never hinged, flawless centering, post office fresh. Extremely Fine, a gem line pair in every respect. SSV $275 (SMQ $300).
Scott $65

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 265

1917, 3¢ light violet, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (501), original gum never hinged, flawless centering within perfectly balanced jumbo margins, brilliant rich color. Superb, incomparable gem, the highest grade awarded by both the PF (this is the only example) and the PSE (which awarded this lofty grade to one other example). SSV $475 (SMQ $650).
Scott $9

Expertization: with 1999, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 266

1917, 3¢ dark violet, type II, unwatermarked, perf 11 (502), original gum never hinged, choice centering, beautiful deep shade. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $240.
Scott $27

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 267

1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11 (519), original gum never hinged, rich color, beautifully centered especially for this difficult issue. Extremely Fine. SMQ $1,150.
Scott $900

Expertization: with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85 (long corner at upper right shortened since cert).
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Lot 268
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1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11 (519), plate no. single, imprint pair (had been a strip). Original gum, top two never hinged, quite nicely centered, fresh. F.-V.F.
Scott $2,225

Expertization: with 2010 A.P.S. certificate as strip.
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Lot 269
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1918, 3¢ purple, type IV, offset printing, double impression (530a), right margin and plate no. 9581 block of six. Original gum lightly hinged on one, other five never hinged. Cert says top left stamp crease, appears to be a natural gum wrinkle. Fresh F.-V.F., scarce multiple, unpriced as a hinged plate block.
Scott $490 as singles
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Lot 270

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf (534B), original gum never hinged, couple gum creases, rich color on bright paper. Very Fine.
Scott $3,750

Expertization: with clear 1971 P.F. certificate for pair.
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Lot 271

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type III, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (540), block of 80. Original gum never hinged, mixed centering as would be expected on this coil waste issue but there are some Very Fine or better singles, light natural offset on about half, fresh F-VF.
Scott $2,200
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Lot 272
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1923, 1¢ green, rotary press sheet waste, perf 11 (544), rich fresh color. 1923 duplex cancel. Small tear at lower left which is absolutely invisible to the unaided eye. Otherwise Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 273

1921, 2¢ carmine rose, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (546), original gum lightly hinged, guide line at right, perfect centering within the largest margins we have ever seen on this stamp. Extremely Fine, a spectacular jumbo. SSV unpriced as 95J, $300 as regular 95 (SMQ $350).
Scott $105

Expertization: with 1991, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 274

1920, 5¢ Pilgrim (550), original gum never hinged, choice centering within wide balanced margins, brilliant color. An Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $750.
Scott $65

Expertization: with 2021 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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