Sale 357

The Golden State Collection
of Gem Mint Washington-Franklins


1916-1919 Washington-Franklin Issue, Unwatermarked, Perf. 10
 
 
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Lot 1083

1916, 1¢ green (462), original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, prooflike color. Superb, only seven others at this grade and only four higher. SMQ $850.
Scott $16

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1084

1916, 2¢ carmine (463), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered in wide margins, bright color. Superb. SMQ $525.
Scott $10

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2004 PSE certificate, latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1085

1916, 3¢ violet (464), original gum never hinged, essentially perfect centering, bright color. Superb. SMQ $3,250.
Scott $165

A PERFECT LITTLE GEM AND THE HIGHEST GRADED, WITH ONLY ONE OTHER IN THIS TOP GRADE.

Expertization: with 1999, 2013 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1086

1916, 4¢ orange brown (465), original gum never hinged, mathematical centering within lavish margins, stunning color. Superb. SMQ $2,500.
Scott $150

AN OUTSTANDING JUMBO MINT SINGLE, THE ONLY ONE IN THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE HIGHER (100).

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2006 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.

Provenance: Killien, "Westchester".
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Lot 1087

1916, 5¢ blue (466), original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, intense color. Superb. SMQ $3,950.
Scott $150

A GEM 5¢ 1916 ISSUE AT THE HIGHEST GRADE WHICH IS SHARED BY ONLY THREE OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1088

1916, 5¢ carmine error (467), original gum never hinged, surrounded by parts of the eight surrounding stamps, perfectly centered and perfectly balanced, impeccably fresh. Superb. SMQ $12,000.
Scott $800

A STUNNING AND EYE-CATCHING GEM, ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND ONLY THREE OTHERS ARE AT THIS GRADE.

Expertization: P.S.E. encapsulated SUP 98.
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Lot 1089

1916, 6¢ red orange (468), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, brilliant color. A Superb gem. SMQ $3,750.
Scott $180

A BEAUTIFUL STAMP AT THE HIGHEST GRADE, SHARED BY ONLY THREE OTHERS.

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1090

1916, 7¢ black (469), original gum never hinged, flawless centering, intense color on bright paper. Superb. SMQ $4,250.
Scott $250

A SIMPLY STUNNING 7¢ 1916, ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE IS HIGHER (98J).

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1091

1916, 8¢ olive green (470), original gum never hinged, flawlessly centered in large balanced margins, brilliant color. A Superb jumbo. SMQ $3,300.
Scott $115

A GEM 8¢ 1916 WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL— THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THAT DISTINCTION IS SHARED WITH ONLY ONE OTHER.

Expertization: with 1995 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1092

1916, 9¢ salmon red (471), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, vibrant color. Superb. SMQ $2,350.
Scott $125

A BEAUTIFUL 9¢ 1916 WITH ONLY FIVE OTHERS AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE HIGHER (98J).

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1093

1916, 10¢ orange yellow (472), original gum never hinged, perfect centering, positively glowing color. Superb. SMQ $4,250.
Scott $230

A BRILLIANT GEM WITH ONLY ONE OTHER AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY TWO HIGHER (98J, 100).

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate (as sheet margin single) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1094

1916, 11¢ dark green (473), original gum never hinged, flawless centering within enormous margins, prooflike color. A Superb true jumbo. SMQ $5,000.
Scott $90

THE ULTIMATE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN STAMP AT THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE GRADE AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXALTED GRADE.

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.
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Lot 1095

1916, 12¢ claret brown (474), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered in large balanced margins, brilliant color. Superb. SMQ $4,250.
Scott $110

AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB GEM, THE HIGHEST GRADED MINT SINGLE AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE OF THIS TOP GRADE.

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1096

1916, 15¢ gray (475), original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, luminous color. Superb. SMQ $7,000.
Scott $375

A GEM 15¢ 1916 IN THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED, WITH ONLY FIVE OTHERS SHARING THIS TOP GRADE.

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1097

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine (476), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, wide margins, brilliant color. Superb. SMQ $8,000.
Scott $475

A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFICULT 20¢ 1916 WITH ONLY FIVE OTHERS AT THIS GRADE AND ONLY ONE HIGHER (98J).

Expertization: with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1098

1917, 50¢ light violet (477), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered with lovely fresh color. Superb. SMQ $17,500.
Scott $1,900

A MAGNIFICENT MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS DIFFICULT 50¢ PERF 10 1917, WHICH SO RARELY IS OFFERED IN PRIME MINT CONDITION. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AND SHARES THIS DISTINCTION WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS.

Expertization: with 1986 P.F. certificate "Genuine", implying never hinged and 2018 PSE certificate, latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1099

1916, $1 violet black (478), original gum never hinged, flawlessly centered in wide margins, intense shade. Superb. SMQ $16,000.
Scott $1,400

A MARVELOUS GEM EXAMPLE OF THIS HIGH VALUE WITH THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND WHICH IS SHARED WITH ONLY ONE OTHER MINT SINGLE.

Expertization: with 1987 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1100

1917, $2 dark blue (479), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, large margins, full perforations, brilliant color. Simply Superb. SMQ $2,800.
Scott $475

A MARVELOUS GEM WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL, ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER (100).

Expertization: P.S.E. encapsulated SUP 98.
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Lot 1101

1917, $5 light green (480), original gum never hinged, impeccable centering within oversized margins, rich color. An Extremely Fine jumbo. SMQ $1,850.
Scott $375

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 1102

1918, 1¢ green, vertical coil (486), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered and fresh. Superb, highest grade awarded with only three others at this grade. SMQ $300.
Scott $9

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1103

1917, 3¢ violet, vertical coil (489), pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, pretty color. Superb, the highest graded pair and the sole example of this top grade. SMQ $700.
Scott $22

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1104

1916, 1¢ green, horizontal coil (490), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, virtually perfectly centered, post office fresh. Superb, the highest grade awarded and share with only three others. SMQ $350.
Scott $7

Expertization: with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1105

1916, 2¢ carmine, type III, horizontal coil (492), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, unusually rich color (see PF certificate). Extremely Fine, the highest graded with seven others at this grade. SMQ $500.
Scott $115

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate (as "Dark" carmine) and 2005 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 1106

1917, 3¢ violet, type I, horizontal coil (493), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered with huge top and bottom margins, pretty pastel shade. Superb. SMQ $2,400.
Scott $230

A MOST IMPRESSIVE LARGE MARGINED LINE PAIR, THE HIGHEST GRADED AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE AT THIS TOP GRADE.

Expertization: with 1996 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded SUP 98J.
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Lot 1107

1918, 3¢ violet, type II, horizontal coil (494), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, bright and fresh. Extremely Fine, the highest graded and the sole example at this grade. SMQ $625.
Scott $160

Expertization: with 2004 P.F. certificate and 2005 PSE certificate, latter graded XF-SUP 95.

Provenance: Killien.
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Lot 1108

1917, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil (495), pair, original gum never hinged, perfectly centered, wide margins, great color. Superb. SMQ $475.
Scott $50

Expertization: with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
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Lot 1109

1922, 10¢ orange yellow, horizontal coil (497), pair, original gum never hinged, perfect centering in perfectly balanced margins, rich color. Superb, only five others at this choice grade. SMQ $1,400.
Scott $85

Expertization: with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
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Lot 1110

1922, 10¢ orange yellow, horizontal coil (497), joint line pair, original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, bright color. Extremely Fine, only nine have graded higher. SMQ $350.
Scott $260

Expertization: with 1994 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF 90.
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