Sale 357

The Golden State Collection
of Gem Mint Washington-Franklins


U.S. Washington-Franklin Issues
 
 
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Lot 1001

1908, 1¢ green (331), original gum never hinged, exceedingly wide balanced margins, rich color. A choice, Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $275.
Scott $16

Expertization: with 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1002

1908, 2¢ carmine (332), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within jumbo margins, post office fresh. Simply Superb. Unpriced as a 100J, SMQ for a regular Gem 100 $1,250.
Scott $14

A TRUE GEM IN THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE, SHARED BY ONLY THREE OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2000 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.
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Lot 1003

1908, 3¢ deep violet (333), original gum never hinged, flawless centering within near jumbo margins, deep color. Superb. SMQ $1,750.
Scott $70

AN IMPRESSIVE GEM 3¢ 1908 ISSUE, THE HIGHEST GRADED AND SHARES THE GRADE WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: P.S.E. encapsulated SUP 98.
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Lot 1004

1908, 4¢ orange brown (334), top margin part imprint single, original gum never hinged, mathematically centered within extra wide margins, brilliant color. Superb. SMQ $3,000.
Scott $87

A CHOICE STAMP, THE ONLY ONE AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY TWO HIGHER.

Expertization: with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1005

1908, 5¢ blue (335), original gum never hinged, flawless centering, intense color. Choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $900.
Scott $110

Expertization: with 1980 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1006

1909, 6¢ red orange (336), original gum never hinged, essentially perfect centering, wide margins, bright color. Superb. SMQ $5,000.
Scott $140

A GEM 6¢, ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 1981, 1996 P.F. certificates and 2006 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Westchester" and Killien.
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Lot 1007

1908, 8¢ olive green (337), original gum never hinged, precise centering, uncharacteristically large margins. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $1,400.
Scott $105

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1008

1909, 10¢ yellow (338), original gum never hinged, flawless centering, positively luminous color. Extremely Fine. SMQ $3900.
Scott $160

A GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10¢ 1909 ISSUE, BEING THE HIGHEST GRADED AND SHARING THAT GRADE WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS.

Expertization: with 1983 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1009

1909, 13¢ blue green (339), original gum never hinged, outstanding centering, post office fresh color and paper. Extremely Fine. SMQ $675.
Scott $90

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1010

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine (340), original gum never hinged, impeccable centering within large margins for the 15¢ 1908-09, vivid color. Superb. SMQ $3,750.
Scott $150

A STUNNING 15¢ 1909 ISSUE IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED, AND SHARES THIS GRADE WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 1979 P.F. certificate and 2001, 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the last graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1011

1909, 50¢ violet (341), original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, intense color. Choice Extremely Fine, SMQ $4,850.
Scott $650

AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO LOCATE THIS CHOICE, ONLY FOUR OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE IS HIGHER (A 98).

Expertization: with 1981 P.F. certificate and 2010 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1012

1909, $1 violet brown (342), original gum never hinged, outstanding centering, post office fresh with intense color. Superb. SMQ $21,000.
Scott $1,050

AN INCOMPARABLE $1.00 1909 ISSUE IN THE FINEST QUALITY AVAILABLE, BEING THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT SINGLE OF THIS DIFFICULT STAMP AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 1984, 1986 P.F. certificates and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1013

1908, 1¢ green, vertical coil (348), pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, wide margins, exceptionally fresh. Superb. SMQ $1,850.
Scott $225

A PERFECT PAIR IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1014

1908, 1¢ green, vertical coil (348), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, fresh and very well centered. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. SMQ $725.
Scott $650

Expertization: with 1993 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 1015

1909, 5¢ blue, vertical coil (351), pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, brilliant rich color on bright paper. Superb SMQ $6,500.
Scott $850

AN ABSOLUTELY GEM PAIR OF THIS DIFFICULT COIL, RARELY SEEN IN TOP GRADES, THIS EXAMPLE IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THE ONLY ONE AT THAT GRADE, AND TO PROVE HOW SCARCE THIS IS IN TOP GRADES, ONLY ONE PAIR HAS BEEN GRADED 95.

Expertization: with 2001 P.F. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1016

1909, 1¢ green, horizontal coil (352), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, beautifully centered with wide margins, rich color. Extremely Fine. SMQ $2,750.
Scott $1,800

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY DIFFICULT LINE PAIR, THE ONLY ONE IN ITS GRADE AND ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER (90 AND 95).

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 1017

1909, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil (353), pair, 3mm spacing, original gum never hinged, well centered, bright color. Extremely Fine, the highest graded pair and the only one at that grade. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $500

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90, with one of Bill Litle's post-it notes "likely worth more as two singles".
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Lot 1018

1909, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil (354), pair, 3mm spacing, original gum never hinged, perfect centering with very wide margins, brilliant color. Extremely Fine, a choice pair. We feel this is significantly undergraded. SMQ $1500.
Scott $1,050

Expertization: with 1987 PF certificate and 1999 and 2018 PSE certificates, last graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 1019

1909, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil (354), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, prooflike color and impression. Extremely Fine. We feel this line pair has been significantly undergraded. SMQ $3000.
Scott $3,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE LINE PAIR.

Expertization: with 1993 P.F. certificate and 2018 PSE certificate, latter graded VF 80.
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Lot 1020

1909, 1¢ green, bluish paper (357), bottom plate no. 4899 single, original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, rich color. Superb. SMQ $3,500.
Scott $180

A GEM 1¢ ON BLUISH PAPER, ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER (98J) AND ONLY FOUR OTHERS SHARE THIS TOP GRADE.

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1021

1909, 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (358), original gum never hinged, amazingly well centered within huge margins, beautiful color on deeply blued paper. Superb. SMQ $4,500.
Scott $170

A GEM 2¢ ON BLUISH WHICH IS SURPRISINGLY SCARCE IN TOP GRADES, ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER (100), THIS IS THE ONLY ONE AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 1984, 2006 P.F. certificates and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the last two both graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Westchester".
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