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1912-19 Washington-Franklins and 1909 Commemoratives
 
 
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Lot 158

1914, 7¢ black (407), top plate no. 6904 plate block of six, original gum never hinged, wide selvage, excellent centering, prooflike color and impression on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE NEVER HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK. THE PF DATABASE RECORDS ONLY 3 OTHER NEVER HINGED PLATE BLOCKS, ONLY ONE OF WHICH IS A TOP.

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 159

1912, 8¢ pale olive green (414), wide top imprint "A" and plate no. 5718 plate block of six, original gum never hinged, very well centered, fresh and crisp with deep color, trivial tiny natural inclusion in selvage, choice Very Fine.
Scott $800
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Lot 160

1914, 30¢ orange red (420), original gum, never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins and brilliant, rich color, Superb, SMQ $6500.
Scott $250

AN INCOMPARABLE GEM THAT LEAVES NO QUESTION AS TO ITS GRADE OF 100. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED 1912-1914 30¢, OF WHICH THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 2005 PF certificate, 2016 PSE Gem 100.
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Lot 161

1914, 30¢ orange red (420), right plate no. 6899 plate block of six, original gum never hinged, prooflike color, F.-V.F., scarce in this premium quality.
Scott $2,400
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Lot 162

1912, $1 violet brown (423), original gum, barely hinged if at all (both certificates say never hinged), virtually perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp. SSV $600 (as graded $2,400).
Scott $425

Expertization: with 1996, 2016 P.F. certificates, the latter graded NH XF 90.
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Lot 163

1914, 15¢ gray (437), bottom plate no. 6825 plate block of six, original gum, two never hinged (plate number single and bottom left stamp), beautiful shade and very nicely centered, Very Fine.
Scott $1,125
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Lot 164

1914, 15¢ gray (437), original gum, never hinged, mathematically centered with intense color and brilliant paper, full perforations, Superb, SMQ $5250.
Scott $280

AN EXQUISITE 1913-1915 15¢, IN THE HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AWARDED.

Expertization: with 2015 PSE Superb 98.
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Lot 165

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (438), original gum, never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered, brilliant color and paper, Superb, SMQ $6150 as 98, unpriced as a 100.
Scott $430

A TRULY STUNNING 1913-1915 20¢, IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2001 PF certificate, 2016 PSE graded Gem 100.
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Lot 166

1915, 1¢ green, vertical rotary coil (448), original gum, never hinged, flawless centering, bright color, Superb. Only 4 others (one a 100J) share this numerical grade, SMQ $1000.
Scott $16
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Lot 167

1914, 1¢ green, horizontal rotary coil (452), original gum, never hinged, flawlessly centered with rich color, Superb the highest grade awarded, there are only two others that share this lofty grade, SMQ $500.
Scott $21

Expertization: with 2017 PSE Gem 100.
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Lot 168

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (460), original gum never hinged, well centered, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,450

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 169

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (460), original gum never hinged, intense shade, small crease (accompanying certificate states "natural gum crease"), Fine.
Scott $1,450

Expertization: with 2003 P.S.E. certificate inexplicably graded VG 50.
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Lot 170

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (461), wide top plate no. 7259 plate block of six, original gum invisible hinging, well centered, fresh characteristic shade, Very Fine, scarce this choice.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 171

1916, 3¢ violet (464), original gum, never hinged, with perfect centering within wide margins and full perforations, radiant color, Superb, SMQ $3250.
Scott $175

AN ABSOLUTE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 3¢ PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED, AND THE HIGHEST GRADED WITH ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 1999, 2013 PSE certificates, latter graded Superb 98.
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Lot 172

1916, 12¢ claret brown (474), Bottom Plate # 6913 single, original gum, never hinged, mathematically centered with incredibly rich color, Superb, SMQ $3250.
Scott $115

A MAGNIFICENT MINT 1916-1917 12¢, WITH GREAT VISUAL APPEAL; AWARDED THE HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE, A DISTINCTION IT SHARES WITH ONLY THREE OTHERS (ONE A 98J).

Expertization: with 2013 PSE certificate graded Superb 98.
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Lot 173

1916, 30¢ orange red (476A), original gum, never hinged, deep color and exceptionally fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott $4,500

Expertization: with 1984 PF certificate.
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Lot 174
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1916, $1 violet black (478), perfectly centered within extra wide and balanced margins, full perforations and neat postmark, Superb the highest graded single mint or used, and the only example awarded a Gem 100, SMQ $850 as 98; unpriced as Gem 100.
Scott $30

Expertization: with 2017 PSE certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 175

1917, $5 light green (480), original gum never hinged, light natural gum bends, brilliant color, crisp and solid, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $5,000

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE HIGH VALUE PLATE BLOCK.
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Lot 176

1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, vertical coil (487), pair, original gum, never hinged, perfectly centered within wide margins, brilliant and rich color, Superb, SMQ $1450.
Scott $65

A PERFECT PAIR AND THE HIGHEST GRADED WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS HAVING BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100.

Expertization: with 2017 PSE Gem 100.
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Lot 177

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia (500), wide bottom plate no. 10209 plate block of six, original gum upper right pair hinged, others never hinged, intense color, couple tiny gum skips, Very Fine.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 178

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia (500), right plate no. 10208 plate block of six, original gum very lightly hinged, bottom pair never hinged, rich color, near Very Fine.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 179

1917, 15¢ gray (514), wide bottom plate no. 7926 plate block of six, original gum never hinged, rich color, exceptional centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, choice plate block.
Scott $900
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Lot 180

1917, 15¢ gray (514), wide top plate no. 13281 plate block of six, original gum, barest trace of light hinging (tiny hinge slivers), rich color, exceptionally well centered, Extremely Fine, a beauty.
Scott $550
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Lot 181

1917, 20¢ light ultramarine (515), top plate no. 10138 plate block of six, original gum never hinged, small natural gum skips, fresh, well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 182

1917, 50¢ red violet (517), wide top Plate # 13655 plate block of six, original gum, stamps never hinged, lightly hinged in ungummed portion of selvage, remarkably well centered, brilliant color, slight perforation separation in selvage, Extremely Fine, a beautiful plate block.
Scott $1,600
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Lot 183

1917, $1 violet brown (518), bottom imprint Plate block # 5782 and "A" plate block of six, original gum, never hinged, well centered and fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott $2,100
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Lot 184

1918, $5 deep green & black (524), top arrow and plate no. 8179 and 8179 plate block of eight, original gum, bottom left pair hinged, all others never hinged, quite well centered, beautiful color, crisp and intact, Very Fine.
Scott $4,000
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Lot 185

1918, $5 deep green & black (524), top arrow and plate no. 8179 and 8178 plate block of eight, bottom left and right singles original gum, all others never hinged, one with light gum skip, intense colors, Very Fine.
Scott $4,000
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Lot 186

1919, 3¢ Victory, deep red violet shade (537a), original gum never hinged, exceptionally fresh color, nicely centered for this scarce shade, Very Fine.
Scott $2,300

Expertization: with 2017 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 187

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type II, rotary coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (539), original gum, better than usual centering with perforations clear all around, vivid color, faint rub, absolutley trivial and not mentioned in earlier cert, Fine.
Scott $2,700

Expertization: with clear 2003 and 2016 PF certificates.
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