Sale 357

The Golden State Collection
of Gem Mint Washington-Franklins


1912-1914 Washington-Franklin Issue, SL Watermark
 
 
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Lot 1037

1912, 1¢ green (405), original gum never hinged, flawless centering in true jumbo margins, deep color. Superb, only seven at this grade and none higher. SMQ $500.
Scott $15

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Westchester".
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Lot 1038

1912, 2¢ carmine (406), original gum never hinged, perfect centering, rich color. A Superb gem. SMQ $425.
Scott $15

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1039

1912, 2¢ carmine, vertical coil (411), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, intense shade. Superb, shares this grade with five others and only one higher (98J). SMQ $900.
Scott $125

Expertization: with 1985, 1999 P.F. certificates and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1040

1912, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil (413), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, flawless centering within wonderfully large margins (we are surprised this did not receive a "J" rating), prooflike color on the freshest of paper. Superb. SMQ $11,000.
Scott $575

THE ULTIMATE QUALITY FOR A COIL LINE PAIR, ESPECIALLY ONE AS DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN PREMIUM GRADES AS THE 2¢ 1912 PERF 8½ VERTICALLY. THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS PRESTIGIOUS GRADE.

Expertization: P.S.E. encapsulated Gem 100.
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Lot 1041

1912, 8¢ pale olive green (414), original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, huge balanced margins, brilliant color. Superb. SMQ $2,250.
Scott $90

A SUPERB JUMBO GEM, WITH ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER (100, 100J) AND ONLY THREE OTHERS AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: P.S.E. encapsulated SUP 98J.
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Lot 1042

1914, 9¢ salmon red (415), original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, gorgeous color. Extremely Fine, a very pretty stamp. SMQ $650.
Scott $110

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1043

1912, 10¢ orange yellow (416), original gum never hinged, flawlessly centered within wide margins, vivid color. An Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $825.
Scott $90

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1044

1914, 12¢ claret brown (417), bottom sheet margin single, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within uncharacteristically large margins, prooflike color. Superb, unpriced in 100J, SMQ for regular 100 $4,000.
Scott $90

A PERFECT STAMP IN EVERY REGARD, THE HIGHEST GRADED 12¢ 1914 ISSUE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN THIS SPECTACULAR GRADE.

Expertization: with 1988 P.F. certificate for strip of three and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded Gem 100J.

Provenance: Morris.
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Lot 1045

1912, 15¢ gray (418), original gum never hinged, perfect centering within unusually large margins, bright color. Extremely Fine, a choice jumbo. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $175

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95J.

Provenance: "Scarsdale".
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Lot 1046

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (419), original gum never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered, prooflike color on bright paper. Superb. SMQ $8,350.
Scott $375

A PERFECT GEM, THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THE ONLY ONE AT THIS LOFTY GRADE.

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2013 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1047

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (419), bottom margin single, original gum never hinged, flawlessly centered within positively huge margins, stunning color. Superb, SMQ $5,750.
Scott $375

A MAGNIFICENT JUMBO MARGINED 20¢ 1914, THE ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE WITH ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER (100).

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Westchester".
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Lot 1048

1914, 30¢ orange red (420), original gum never hinged, essentially perfectly centered within exceptionally large margins, brilliant rich color. Superb. SMQ $4,500.
Scott $230

A WONDERFUL 30¢ 1914 WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL— ONLY ONE OTHER AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY TWO HIGHER (100).

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Scarsdale".
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Lot 1049

1914, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark (421), original gum never hinged, flawless centering, unusually large margins, vibrant color. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $4,500.
Scott $725

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE ALWAYS DIFFICULT 1914 50¢, BEING ONE OF ONLY TWO AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY FOUR HIGHER, THERE ARE ONLY TWO OTHER EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP WITH THE "J" DESIGNATION IN ANY GRADE.

Expertization: with 1995 P.F. certificate (for block), 2002 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1050

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (422), top margin plate no. 5749 single, original gum never hinged, essentially perfectly centered, vivid color. Extremely Fine, choice plate no. single. SMQ $2,650.
Scott $450

A DIFFICULT STAMP TO LOCATE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION, SEVEN OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE, ONLY ONE IS HIGHER (98).

Expertization: with 2007 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, both graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1051

1912, $1 violet brown (423), original gum never hinged, precise centering within unusually large margins for the 1912 $1, rich color. Superb. SMQ $17,500.
Scott $950

A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS HIGH VALUE, BEING THE ONLY ONE IN THIS GRADE AND WITH ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER (98J).

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1052

1914, 3¢ deep violet (426), original gum never hinged, in the striking "reddish violet" shade, perfectly centered within lavishly large margins. A Superb jumbo, only two others at this grade and only one higher (100J). SMQ $1,400.
Scott $75

Expertization: with 1982 P.F. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J (as "reddish violet").

Provenance: "Westchester".
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Lot 1053

1914, 4¢ brown (427), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within true jumbo margins, stunning color. Superb. SMQ $2,750.
Scott $75

A PERFECT STAMP AND A JOY TO BEHOLD, THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT SINGLE WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: "Westchester".
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Lot 1054

1914, 5¢ blue (428), original gum never hinged, perfect centering, intense color. Choice, Extremely Fine. SMQ $600.
Scott $75

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1055

1914, 6¢ red orange (429), original gum never hinged, flawless centering, rich color. Superb. SMQ $6,000.
Scott $105

A GEM 6¢ 1914, THE HIGHEST GRADED AND SHARING THIS GRADE WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS.

Expertization: with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2009 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1056

1914, 7¢ black (430), bottom margin single, original gum never hinged, choice centering, intense color. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $1,350.
Scott $180

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1057

1914, 8¢ pale olive green (431), bottom margin single with imprint, original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered within exceptionally large margins, bright color. Superb. SMQ $2,500.
Scott $72

A TRUE JUMBO 8¢ 1914, AND THE HIGHEST GRADED WITH ONLY ONE OTHER AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate for plate number strip and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1058

1914, 9¢ salmon red (432), original gum never hinged, excellent centering, vivid color. Extremely Fine, choice. SMQ $750.
Scott $95

Expertization: with 2003 P.F. certificate and 2005, 2007 P.S.E. certificates, last two graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1059

1914, 10¢ orange yellow (433), original gum never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered within wide perfectly balanced margins, incredible rich color. Superb, unpriced in 100J, SMQ for regular 100, $5,800.
Scott $95

THE EPITOME OF A GEM WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN, PURE PERFECTION, THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE AND THE ONLY ONE AT THIS TOP GRADE WITH ONE OF LITLE'S INIMITABLE POST-ITS "THE FIRST 100J 433 HIGHEST GRADE". IT IS STILL THE ONLY!

Expertization: with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.

Provenance: Merlin.
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Lot 1060

1914, 10¢ orange yellow (433), original gum never hinged, wonderfully well centered, vibrant rich color. Superb. SMQ $2,450. A stunning 10¢ 1914, with only 2 graded higher (100, 100J).
Scott $95

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1061

1915, 11¢ dark green (434), original gum never hinged, choice centering, gorgeous color. Superb, only four higher (three 98J, one 100). SMQ $1,100.
Scott $50

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1062

1914, 12¢ claret brown (435), original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, brilliant color. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $475.
Scott $60

Expertization: with 1989 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1063

1914, 15¢ gray (437), bottom margin single with plate no. 6819, original gum never hinged, wonderfully well centered, exceptionally fresh. Extremely Fine, choice. SMQ $1,700.
Scott $250

Expertization: with 1998 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1064

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (438), original gum never hinged, essentially perfect centering, post office fresh, with brilliant color. Simply Superb. SMQ $6,150.
Scott $400

A SUPERB MINT SINGLE OF THE 20¢ 1914, WITH ONLY SIX OTHERS AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE HIGHER (100).

Expertization: with 2005 P.F. certificate and 2006 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.

Provenance: Killien.
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Lot 1065

1914, 30¢ orange red (439), original gum never hinged, basically perfectly centered within unusually large margins, luminous rich color. An Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $4,250.
Scott $475

A CHOICE MINT SINGLE, WITH ONLY THREE OTHERS AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY TWO HIGHER (98).

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1066

1915, 50¢ violet (440), original gum never hinged, near perfect centering, brilliant color. A Superb high value. SMQ $12,000.
Scott $1,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT SINGLE OF THE 50¢ 1915 ISSUE, BEING ONE OF ONLY SEVEN AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER (100).

Expertization: with 1993, 2003 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1067

1914, 1¢ green, vertical flat plate coil (441), guide line pair, original gum never hinged. Superb, a perfect pair, only two graded higher (100J). SMQ $750.
Scott $5

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1068

1914, 2¢ carmine, vertical flat plate coil (442), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered. Extremely Fine, only three higher (only one 100). SMQ $650.
Scott $130

Expertization: with 1996 P.F. certificate and 2006 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.

Provenance: Killien.
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Lot 1069

1914, 1¢ green, horizontal flat plate coil (443), pair, original gum never hinged, post office fresh. Superb, only two others at this grade, none higher. SMQ $1,000.
Scott $160

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1070

1914, 1¢ green, horizontal flat plate coil (443), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, perfect centered within perfectly balanced margins, prooflike color. Superb. SMQ $4,100.
Scott $650

A SUPERB LINE PAIR, BEING THE HIGHEST GRADED LINE PAIR, THE ONLY ONE AT THIS GRADE. INTERESTINGLY THERE ARE VERY FEW LINE PAIRS AT THE 95 & 98 LEVEL.

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1071

1914, 2¢ carmine, horizontal flat plate coil (444), pair, original gum very lightly hinged, absolutely perfectly centered, rich color. Superb, only one other at this grade, no never hinged at this grade. SMQ $900.
Scott $120

Expertization: with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1072

1914, 3¢ violet, horizontal flat plate coil (445), guide line pair, original gum never hinged perfectly centered, rich color. Superb. SMQ $15,000.
Scott $2,600

AN INCOMPARABLE GUIDE LINE PAIR WHICH IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN TOP GRADES (ONLY SEVEN HAVE BEEN GRADED 90 OR ABOVE), THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE AND SHARES THIS TOP GRADE WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1073

1914, 4¢ brown, horizontal flat plate coil (446), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within huge margins, brilliant color. Superb. SMQ $7,000.
Scott $650

AN ABSOLUTELY CHOICE PAIR, WITH ONLY ONE OTHER AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY THREE HIGHER.

Expertization: with 1995, 2003 P.F. certificates and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the last graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1074

1914, 4¢ brown, horizontal flat plate coil (446), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within wide margins, prooflike color. Extremely Fine, an absolutely superb line pair, only two graded higher (98) with four others sharing this grade. SMQ $4000.
Scott $1,550

Expertization: with 1982 P.F. certificate (for line strip) and 2018 PSE certificate, latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1075

1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (447), pair, original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, brilliant color and paper. Extremely Fine, only four graded higher and six others at this grade. SMQ $775.
Scott $220

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1076

1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (447), guide line pair, original gum never hinged, absolutely perfectly centered within very wide margins, fresh intense color. Superb. SMQ $8,000.
Scott $520

A PERFECT GUIDE LINE PAIR AND THE HIGHEST GRADED, SHARING THAT DISTINCTION WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1077

1916, 2¢ carmine, type III, vertical rotary coil (450), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, well centered and fresh. Very Fine. SMQ $550.
Scott $550

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded VF 80.
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Lot 1078

1915, 2¢ red, type II, horizontal rotary coil (454), pair, original gum never hinged, flawless centering, huge top and bottom margins. Superb. SMQ $3,100.
Scott $360

AN EYE CATCHING JUMBO MARGINED PAIR, AND THE HIGHEST GRADED, SHARING THE TOP GRADE WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1079

1916, 3¢ violet, horizontal rotary coil (456), pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, bright color. Superb. SMQ $6,750.
Scott $1,150

ALWAYS A DIFFICULT PAIR TO LOCATED IN PRIME NH CONDITION, THIS PAIR IS SIMPLY PERFECT, AND ALSO THE HIGHEST RATED, SHARING THAT DISTINCTION WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1080

1916, 5¢ blue, horizontal rotary coil (458), pair,original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, beautiful rich color. Superb, the highest rated with only five others at this grade. SMQ $925.
Scott $150

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1081

1916, 5¢ blue, horizontal rotary coil (458), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, essentially perfectly centered, post office fresh, rich color. Extremely Fine, only four graded higher. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $350

Expertization: with 2007 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1082

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (461), original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, post office fresh. Extremely Fine, scarce in this premium condition. Only 3 graded higher (95J and two at 98) SMQ $2,000.
Scott $325

Expertization: with 1981 P.F. certificate and 2008 PSE certificate, latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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