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United States Stamps continued...

1916-1917 WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
701 nhu 463 image#463, 2c Carmine, a magnificent mint example of this relatively common stamp, in anything but common quality, being absolutely perfectly centered within exceptionally large margins, wonderfully bright color on immaculate white paper, pristine o.g., n.h., a superb gem in every respect; this is the only example in the PSE population report to achieve the exalted grade of Gem 100, the highest assigned to this stamp; 2006 PSE certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in this grade, for 98 $650.00). (Image) $10.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
702 ogu 464 image#464, 3c Violet, remarkably well centered and margined for this difficult and underrated stamp, deep luxuriant color and a razor-sharp impression, o.g., l.h., extremely fine; 1989 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00). (Image) $75.00

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
703 nhu 464 image#464, 3c Violet, excellent centering within large margins, wonderfully fresh color on clean white paper, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine and choice; this is a particularly difficult stamp to obtain in premium never hinged condition, in fact only two stamps grade higher (both 95); 1999 PF certificate and a 2007 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00). (Image) $170.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
704 nhu 465 image#465, 4c Orange brown, select mint single, wonderfully fresh and bright, rich luxuriant color, exceptionally well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $360.00). (Image) $100.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
705 ogu 466 image#466, 5c Blue, incredibly fresh, with striking vibrant color and an outstanding impression on immaculate white paper, marvelously well centered within large margins, o.g., l.h., extremely fine gem; 2004 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00). (Image) $75.00

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
706 nhu 466 image#466, 5c Blue, very well centered and margined, deep luxuriant color and a sharp impression, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 2002 PF certificate and a 2007 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00). (Image) $170.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
707 nhbl 467 image#467, 5c Carmine error, single error in a block of six, extraordinarily fresh, with rich vibrant color, nicely centered within large margins, o.g., n.h., choice very fine; 2002 PF certificate and a 2007 PSE certificate. (Image) $1,100.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
708 EDU 470 image#470, 8c Olive green, along with 2c Rose red (#425), both attractive singles tied to registered 2c Carmine on white postal entire (#U429) by Winnett, Mont. four-bar cancels, February 13, 1917 earliest documented usage, backstamped Boulder, Mont. two days later, very fine and choice cover; interestingly the clerk grabbed a "31" date plug instead of the correct "13" and put it in upside down, this error is easily recognized by the fact that February doesn't have 31 days and the confirming backstamp on the 15th; 2005 APS certificate; ex-"Alpha". (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
709 nh 471 image#471, 9c Salmon red, a remarkably choice mint example, featuring outstanding centering within especially large margins, exceedingly bright and fresh, flawless o.g., n.h., an extremely fine gem; 1989 PF certificate. (Image) $135.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
710 EDU 471 image#471, 9c Salmon red, along with 4c Orange brown (#465), both with bright colors and fine centering, tied to neat corner card cover of the Philatelic Gossip of Denison, Kansas by the bottom portion of the registry c.d.s. of that city, December 27, 1917, earliest documented usage with full strikes of the registry c.d.s. of that date on the reverse, 9c Salmon red lifted for identification and hinged in place, very fine and attractive cover; 2003 APS certificate; ex-"Alpha". (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
711 nhu 472 image#472, 10c Orange yellow, an exceedingly choice mint example, being marvelously well centered within exceptionally large margins, plus its color is remarkably deep and vibrant, razor-sharp impression on pristine white paper, o.g., n.h., an extremely fine gem; photocopy of a 2005 PSE certificate for a block of four, this being the bottom left stamp, and a 2005 PSE certificate as a single (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). (Image) $250.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
712 ogu 472 image#472, 10c Orange yellow, excellent centering within large margins, brilliantly fresh color, o.g., l.h., extremely fine; 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $200.00). (Image) $110.00

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
713 nhPB 472 image#472, 10c Orange yellow, top margin plate no. 7213 block of six, possessing dazzling bright color and being exceptionally well centered overall, large margins, especially at top with extra-tall stamps in the top row, strong and fresh, o.g., n.h., very fine; an exceptionally scarce plate block, missing from the substantial collections of both Frederick S. Fogelson and James H. Gray, Jr.; 2004 PF certificate. (Image) $2,250.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
714 nhu 473 image#473, 11c Dark green, impressive mint single, featuring extravagantly large margins all around and being uncharacteristically well centered within them, rich luxuriant color and an excellent clarity of impression, o.g., n.h., extremely fine jumbo; 2004 PSE certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $335.00 for 90 and $1,100.00 for 98). (Image) $95.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
715 nhu 473 image#473, 11c Dark green, rich luxuriant color and a sharp impression, well centered within large margins, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $335.00). (Image) $95.00

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
716 nhu 476 image#476, 20c Light ultramarine, a marvelous quality mint example, featuring extraordinary centering amid large balanced margins, plus it possesses a marvelous overall brilliance not often seen, with gorgeous rich color on bright white paper, well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., extremely fine gem; a wonderful stamp; 2000 PF certificate and a 2006 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,200.00). (Image) $575.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
717 nh 476A image#476A, 30c Orange red, the extremely rare unwatermarked, perforated 10 issue, an exceptionally fresh and attractive mint example of this notoriously difficult and elusive stamp, possessing a marvelous overall freshness, with rich luxuriant color and a clean crisp impression on bright paper, while centered a bit to top left, this is actually much better centered than the majority of the small existing population (most are strongly off center), with its perforations well clear of the design, pristine o.g., never hinged, very fine; one of the rarest U.S. stamps of the 20th century, with only two sheets recorded (200 stamps total), this being position 23 from the plate no. 6917 sheet; although the PSE has recently claimed to have found a trace of a watermark on one stamp from one of the #476A panes, the presence of "ghost" watermarks on some #476A's and on the Unwatermarked Perf. 11 Issue has been well known to philatelists for decades, we believe #476A will stand the test of time as one of the rarities of 20th Century United States philately; 1984 PF certificate. (Image) $9,000.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
718 nhu 477 image#477, 50c Light violet, a magnificent bottom sheet-margin mint single of this scarce high value, being one of the finest never hinged #477's we have ever had the pleasure to offer, as this stamp boasts several desirable attributes that rarely converge on a single stamp, possessing a marvelous overall freshness and brilliance, with rich luxuriant color and a highly detailed impression on immaculate white paper, incredibly well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, o.g., never hinged, an extremely fine gem in every regard; photocopy of a 2004 PSE certificate for a block of four, this being the bottom right stamp, and a 2005 PSE certificate as a single (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,400.00); this is the highest grade the PSE has awarded this stamp, being one of only three never hinged examples to achieve this grade. (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
719 og 478 image#478, $1.00 Violet black, deep intense color and an especially crisp detailed impression on fresh paper, quite well centered, o.g., barest trace of hinging (if any), very fine; 1986 PF certificate for a block of four, this being the bottom left stamp (never hinged by omission). (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
720 EDU 478 image#478, $1.00 Violet black, fine single with small flaws, along with 30c Orange red (#439; s.e. at bottom) and 2c Rose (#499), all tied to large portion of parcel label to England by "New York/PA. Term./5-24, 1917" double circle oval, this being the May 24, 1917 earliest documented usage, $1.00 value lifted for examination and hinged in place, slight creasing to the card, otherwise fine; the accompanying APS certificate mistaken lists the date on this cancel as May 12, 1917, however this May 24, 1917 date is the earliest documented usage and Scott lists this date correctly; 1996 PF and clear 2004 APS certificate; ex-"Alpha". (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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