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Lot 2193

1912-18, 9 different certified and graded Washington-Franklins (Scott 405//536), including 405 PSE graded 85, 425 PSE graded 75J, 435 PSE graded 80, 442 line pair PSE graded 75, 462 PSE graded 80 light gum wrinkle, 448 line pair PSE graded 75, 489 line pair PSE graded 75, 502 PF graded 80, 536 PSE graded 85J, o.g., never hinged, impressive selection, handpicked for centering, color and freshness.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2194

1914, 7¢ black (Scott 407), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, handsome plate position showpiece with tantalizing color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott $160.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2195

1914, 7¢ black (Scott 407), o.g., never hinged, handsome top margin single with bold color printed on lily white paper; very pretty, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2196

1912, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil (Scott 413), guide line strip of 4, o.g., previously hinged, gorgeous well centered strip in a condition rarely encountered; much more difficult than one would imagine, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $395.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2197

1912, 10¢ orange yellow (Scott 416), o.g., never hinged, boardwalk margins and vivacious color; an elite top quality mint stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2198

1912, 15¢ gray (Scott 418), o.g., never hinged, pristine Post Office fresh and choice example with vibrant color printed on clean white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2199

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (Scott 419), o.g., never hinged, crisp clear impression, a very pleasing mint stamp in impeccable condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2200

1914, 30¢ orange red (Scott 420), slightly disturbed o.g., fresh color and exceptionally pleasing centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $115.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $84.
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Lot 2201

1914, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark (Scott 421), o.g., never hinged, lovely example with seductive color; seldom offered in immaculate mint condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate for this stamp when it was a top right corner margin single; the selvage having been subsequently removed.
Scott $775.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2202

1914, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark (Scott 421), o.g., lightly hinged, charming example of this tough stamp; smashing rich color printed on clean white paper, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1987 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, top right stamp.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2203

1914, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark (Scott 421), o.g., previously hinged, exceedingly fresh example of this tough stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2204

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), o.g., never hinged, nicely balanced margins; a very impressive stamp in a marvelous state of preservation, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which this stamp was taken, bottom right stamp.
Scott $500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2205

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), o.g., lightly hinged, vivacious rich color; an unbelievable example of this tough stamp, that is undervalued in the SMQ pricing guide, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1975 P.F. certificate and 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2206

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), o.g., hinged, bold color on bleach white paper; quite pleasing, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2207

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), o.g., lightly hinged, choice example with warm rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2208

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., hinged, handsome example of this extremely elusive and undervalued plate, with brilliant color; a few perforations expertly reinforced, Fine.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,920.
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Lot 2209

1912, $1 violet brown (Scott 423), o.g., never hinged, awesome rich color; a Post Office fresh and choice example that is notoriously difficult to find in choice mint condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate for this stamp when it was a top sheet margin single, the selvage having been subsequently removed.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2210

1912, $1 violet brown (Scott 423), o.g., hinged (pencil mark on gum), sound example, with sharp impression and strong color, Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2211
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1914, 1¢ green, perf 10 x 12 (Scott 423D), Dayton, Ohio precancel, scarce transitional compound perforation from perf 12 to perf 10; this is one of the more affordable examples of this rare stamp that seldom appears at public auction; reperforated at bottom with diagonal crease at corner, Fine appearance, only 55 examples are currently known to exist, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,920.
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Lot 2212

1914, 3¢ deep violet (Scott 426), o.g., never hinged, premium quality well margined example with delightful fresh color; simply outstanding, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $120.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $84.
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Lot 2213

1914, 7¢ black (Scott 430), o.g., never hinged, extraordinary example with wonderfully balanced margins and brilliant color; an amazing stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, this is 1 of 15 examples at the impressive grade of XF-Sup-95, with only 4 others grading higher, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,350.
Scott $200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 2214

1914, 7¢ black (Scott 430), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; impressive multiple in splendid mint state, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800 for singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2215

1914, 15¢ gray (Scott 437), o.g., never hinged, superior well centered stamp; luxurious color and clear impression, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80 for this stamp when it was a plate number single, which has been subsequently removed.
Scott $280.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2216

1914, 15¢ gray (Scott 437), o.g., lightly hinged, robust color; a handsome stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $125.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $96.
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Lot 2217

1914, 20¢ ultramarine (Scott 438), o.g., never hinged, captivating color on clean white paper; a pristine Post Office fresh example, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, bottom right stamp.
Scott $430.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2218

1914, 30¢ orange red (Scott 439), o.g., never hinged, among the finest known examples of this difficult stamp; featuring huge boardwalk margins of epic proportions, and astounding rich color printed on clean white paper; a true GEM, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $4,250.
Scott $500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,600.
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Lot 2219

1914, 30¢ orange red (Scott 439), o.g., never hinged, lively color and clear impression; an elusive mint stamp, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2220

1914, 30¢ orange red (Scott 439), o.g., never hinged, well margined example with lively fresh color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2221

1915, 50¢ violet (Scott 440), o.g., never hinged (minor gum bend), choice example with pleasant color and wonderful overall freshness, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2222

1914, 1¢ green, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 443), strip of 4, o.g., previously hinged, remarkable multiple with brilliant color; position 3 is very well centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2223
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1914, 1¢ green, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 443), line strip of 4, o.g., previously hinged (guide line pair is never hinged), premium quality strip with outstanding color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $385.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2224

1914, 2¢ carmine, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 444), pair, o.g., never hinged, the freshest and most desirable example of this notoriously difficult flat plate coil pair you'll ever see; with outrageous rich color printed on lily white paper; large margins and choice centering; this is the scarcest of the scarce when it comes to genuine Washington Franklin coils, especially in perfect never hinged condition; if you've been patiently waiting for a top quality pair of this stamp, you should bid high - as it could be a long time before you see another example coming close to the quality of this #444 pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2225

1914, 2¢ carmine, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 444), line strip of 4, o.g., previously hinged, vibrant carmine color; extremely handsome example of this notoriously difficult issue, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2226

1914, 3¢ violet, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 445), pair, o.g., never hinged, a surprisingly difficult coil to find in pristine mint condition; a lovely multiple with outstanding rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2227

1914, 4¢ brown, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), o.g., never hinged, tremendous large margined coil single with precise centering and gleaming rich color; a drop dead gorgeous stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,150.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 2228

1914, 4¢ brown, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), pair, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice example with dazzling color on bright white paper; this fresh to market pair is genuinely scarce when found in this immaculate state, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2229
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1914, 4¢ brown, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), paste-up strip of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (center paste-up stamps never hinged), interesting paste-up strip variety with two different shades; left two stamps in a deep shade of brown, while the right two stamps are the light brown shade, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $910.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2230

1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), o.g., previously hinged, tremendous top quality multiple; perfectly centered with astounding rich color, Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2231

1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), o.g., never hinged, select mint stamp with exquisite color, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2232

1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), pair, o.g., never hinged, deep prooflike color; a lovely multiple, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2233
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1914, 5¢ blue, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), strip of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (center 2 stamps never hinged), delightful top quality strip with exquisite color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $310.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2234

1915, 1¢ green, vertical rotary coil (Scott 448), line pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $125.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2235
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1915, 1¢ green, vertical rotary coil (Scott 448), line pair, wavy black machine cancellation, impressive example of this terribly difficult line pair, with intense color, Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2236

1915, 2¢ red, type I, vertical rotary coil (Scott 449), line pair, o.g., never hinged, incredibly well centered, with captivating color; a beautiful example of this very rare line pair that was only used for a brief time in 1915 due to the poor impression of the type I plate, the design was quickly re-engraved and switched to type III later in 1915, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $28,000.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2237

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 453), pair, o.g., hinged, fabulous example of this elusive and undervalued type I coil issue, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2238

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 453), pair, o.g., never hinged, mouthwatering rich rose shade; elusive coil pair with decent centering; inclusions, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate for strip/6, from which this coil pair was taken, this being Pos. 2-3 from the strip.
Scott $625.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2239

1915, 2¢ red, type II, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 454), pair, o.g., never hinged, charming type II coil pair with nice big margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2240

1915, 2¢ red, type II, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 454), line strip of 4, o.g., previously hinged, fresh and sound line pair (with left and right stamps removed); left stamp with natural translucent spot, right stamp with a few frayed perforations at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $540.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2241

1916, 3¢ violet, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 456), o.g., lightly hinged, woefully undervalued coil single; beautiful fresh color, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2242

1916, 3¢ violet, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., never hinged, extremely handsome coil pair with brightly emblazoned color; surprisingly difficult to find in this wonderful state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2243

1916, 5¢ blue, horizontal rotary coil (Scott 458), pair, o.g., never hinged, extremely intense color; a lovely well centered multiple, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2244

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), o.g., never hinged, handsome top quality example of this challenging issue; bold color and crisp impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate for pair, from which this stamp was taken, right stamp from the pair.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2245

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), pair, o.g., never hinged (minor gum skips), decent imperf coil pair with captivating color; very pretty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2246

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), leader strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, very rare coil leader strip for the specialist that would fill a special spot in a collection or exhibit, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 2247

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), line pair, o.g., never hinged, splendid top quality example of this scarce multiple; with dynamite color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
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Lot 2248

1914, 2¢ carmine, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), line pair with normal crease, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh multiple with unusually choice centering and dazzling color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2249

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 460), o.g., never hinged, rarely offered never hinged stamp with smashing rich color, Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2250

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 460), o.g., hinged, wonderfully fresh example of this elusive high value stamp, with extremely intense color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2251

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 460), top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, stunning example of this rarely offered plate block; vivacious color and clearly etched impression; astounding mint condition with full and unblemished gum - an incomprehensible state of preservation; throw away the modest Scott catalog value of $18,000, as this plate block, in this unheard of condition, is worthy of placement in the finest collection, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $11,400.
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Lot 2252

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 461), o.g., never hinged, bright and post office fresh; a phenomenal TOP QUALITY example of this extremely difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block, from which this handsome stamp was taken.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2253

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 461), top plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, an extremely handsome full wide top plate position on this nicely centered example of this notoriously difficult issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2254

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), o.g., never hinged, handsome example of this difficult perf 10 color error; a choice stamp in a wonderful state of preservation; a very undervalued issue that should bring full Scott at public auction, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2255

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), combination pair with 5¢ error at left and normal 2¢ at right, disturbed o.g., Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2256
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1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the single error in a strip of 3, o.g., right 2 cent value is very lightly hinged, 5 cent error is never hinged, impressive strip with the 5 cent error at center; beautiful rich shade, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2257

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the single error in a strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, attractive 5 cent perf 10 error of color with lots of vim and vigor; surprisingly elusive in this quality, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $870.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2258
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1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the single error in a block of 6, o.g., top 2¢ stamp has hinge remnant, all other stamps including 5¢ error are never hinged, decent example of this "in demand" 5 cent perf 10 color error; ridiculously undervalued in Scott, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $895.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2259

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the single error in a block of 9, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered for the issue; rich color on stark white paper; quite possibly the finest known single error block/9, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,520.
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Lot 2260

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, the two center stamps 5¢ and the others 2¢, o.g., never hinged, an unbelievable double error block that is incredibly scarce when found in this condition; a pristine multiple in an unbelievable mint state; usual straight edge at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 2261
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1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., top center 2¢, bottom right 2¢ and top 5¢ error are lightly hinged, all other stamps are never hinged, incredibly fresh and choice double error in block; marvelous rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2262

1916, 5¢ carmine error (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged, good looking double error in combination block; with alluring rich color and unblemished gum, Fine.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2263

1916, 9¢ salmon red (Scott 471), o.g., never hinged, vivid and bright color; tough little stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2006 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, bottom left stamp.
Scott $135.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2264

1916, 11¢ dark green (Scott 473), o.g., never hinged, sensational top quality example with bold prooflike color; simply gorgeous, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $540.
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Lot 2265

1916, 15¢ gray (Scott 475), o.g., never hinged, handsome example of this elusive mint stamp; with gorgeous color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2266

1916, 15¢ gray (Scott 475), o.g., never hinged, well margined stamp with captivating color; minor inclusion spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2267

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine (Scott 476), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally strong color for this normally washed out issue; a beauty, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2268

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine (Scott 476), o.g., very lightly hinged, tremendous color and impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2269

1917, 50¢ light violet (Scott 477), full wide top margin plate number single, o.g., never hinged, bright radiating color and sharp impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one of the rarest plate blocks to find making a single so much more desirable, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2270

1917, 50¢ light violet (Scott 477), o.g., never hinged, incredibly scarce stamp when found in immaculate mint condition; a handsome example with delightful color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $780.
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Lot 2272

1917, 50¢ light violet (Scott 477), o.g., lightly hinged, choice example of this scarce Franklin head; pleasant color and clearly etched impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2273

1916, $1 violet black (Scott 478), o.g., never hinged (natural gum crease at upper right, not mentioned on cert.), choice example with the deepest and richest color imaginable, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $950.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2274

1916, $1 violet black (Scott 478), o.g., lightly hinged, stately rich color printed on lily white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2275

1916, $1 violet black (Scott 478), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, the finest known example of this incredibly scarce plate; beautiful centering, bold rich color, and razor sharp impression - this multiple has it all; plus it's as fresh on the back as it is on the front, being in perfect never hinged condition - unlike anything we have ever seen before; an astonishingly beautiful plate block deserving placement in the finest collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 2276

1917, $2 dark blue (Scott 479), o.g., never hinged, premium quality mint stamp with fabulous deep rich color and beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2277

1917, $2 dark blue (Scott 479), o.g., never hinged, lovely mint stamp with captivating color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2278

1917, $2 dark blue and $5 light green (Scott 479-480), o.g., hinged, intense color on both stamps; a very attractive duo, Very Fine.
Scott $380.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2279

1917, $5 light green (Scott 480), o.g., never hinged, exquisite fresh stamp with gleaming color and detailed impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F.C. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2280

1916, 3¢ violet, type II, imperf (Scott 484), o.g., never hinged, ample portions of adjoining stamps on all sides; an amazing World Class GEM, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.
SMQ Gem 100; $90.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2281

1917, 3¢ violet, vertical coil (Scott 489), line pair, o.g., never hinged, desirable example of this tough coil; evenly balanced margins and radiant color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $70.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2282
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, horizontal coil (Scott 491), wavy black machine cancellation, unusually choice example with breathtaking rich color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $800.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2283

1917, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil (Scott 495), line pair, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary example with brightly emblazoned color and beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 2284

1922, 10¢ orange yellow, horizontal coil (Scott 497), line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with exquisite color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $260.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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