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1908-1910 Washington-Franklin Issue, DL Watermark




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Lot 4679
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1908, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark (Scott 332), a stupendous example with glowing color, clean paper, and a light wavy-line cancel, a Superb jumbo, one of 15 at this grade in PSE's Population Report, with just three grading higher, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4680
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1909, 6¢ red orange, D.L. watermark, "ULTRAMAR" specimen overprint (Scott 336S), applied by the Portuguese post office, unused without gum; tiny trivial corner perf crease, Fine, scarce.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4681

1908, 8¢ olive green (Scott 337), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and bright, large margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275.
Scott $105.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4682
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1909, 10¢ yellow, D.L. watermark, "ULTRAMAR" specimen overprint (Scott 338S), applied by the Portuguese post office, unused without gum, well centered, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4683
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1909, 13¢ blue green, D.L. watermark (Scott 339), right margin plate number 4942 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., top right and bottom left stamps are lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), Post Office fresh with strong color; sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4684

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, D.L. watermark (Scott 340), bottom margin plate number 4952 single, o.g., never hinged, pristine with pastel color, clean lines, and well-balanced massive margins; gum voids in selvage mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate for plate block of six, this position 6.
Scott $160.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4685

1909, $1 violet brown (Scott 342), o.g., never hinged, eye-candy at its best, with perfection of color, detail and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, just remember not to drool, with 1983 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $8,250.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $5,000
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Lot 4686

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), o.g., previously hinged, with proof-like printing in captivating color, near-perfectly centered on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a great-looking stamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4687

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), o.g., very lightly hinged, Post Office fresh and bright, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 4, 2021 Crowe Graded VF 80 certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $500.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4688

1909, 3¢ deep violet, imperf (Scott 345), full wide top margin imprint and plate #4925 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a wide top number "4925" with imprint; immaculate color showing crisp detail on solidly margined clean paper with clear watermark, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a top-notch plate.
Scott $240.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4689
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1909, 4¢ orange brown, imperf (Scott 346), "perfect" pretty much sums up this stamp, with its unparalleled color, printing and centering; partial plate number capture at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Superb Gem, a crowning addition to the finest Washington-Franklin collection, TOP OF THE POP! Only eleven examples recorded in this lofty grade and none higher, according to PSE's population report, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $425.
Scott $20.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4690

1908, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, vertical coil (Scott 348), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bold color and razor-sharp detail; looks prettier than it grade, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $600.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4691
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1908, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, vertical coil (Scott 348), pair, a glorious pair, clean with solid color and barely struck double-oval cancels; perforations sound; "nibbed perforations" at bottom are actually full, just bearing cancellation ink, Extremely Fine to Superb, only one pair is graded higher (a 95J) in PSE's Stamp Market Quarterly, with photocopy of 2020 P.F. certificate for strip of five (these positions 1-2), plus original 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $700.
Scott $170.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4692
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1910, 4¢ orange brown, D.L. watermark, vertical coil (Scott 350), pair, o.g., hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $450.
Scott $465 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 4693

1909, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 352), o.g., very lightly hinged, a stunner of a jumbo with grand color, immaculate paper, and absolutely precise centering, a Superb gem, the connoisseur's choice, a Solo Top of the Pop, PSE recording just a single 100 in their Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100J.
SMQ Gem 100J; $900 as a "100".
Scott $100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4694

1909, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 353), o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright with strong lines and clean color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for paste-up strip of four, this position 1.
Scott $200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4695
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1909, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 353), 3mm spacing, pair, an attention-grabber for sure, with immense color and razor-sharp detail; paper fresh (hint of guide line at right) with wavy-line cancel; hinge remnant; bottom right corner clipped, otherwise Very Fine, one to wow, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4696

1909, 4¢ orange brown, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 354), pair (3mm spacing), o.g., never hinged (pencil signature on gum of right stamp), Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80J; $1,050.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4697
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1909, 5¢ blue, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 355), with clean impression in deep color; paper fresh, with a lightly struck double-oval cancel that just grazes George's chin; light natural pre-print paper fold at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate for pair, this the left stamp.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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