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1912-1918 Washington-Franklin Issues




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Lot 4733

1914, 7¢ black, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 407), o.g., never hinged, a splendid Washington, with proof-like printing and detail, all exceptionally centered on pristine paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-notch stamp, just five stamps grade higher according to PSE's Population Report, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 4734

1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 413), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, an outstanding pair looking like they were broken yesterday; strong color, clean paper and superior centering—extending to the line, which perfectly bisects the perforations, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,350.
Scott $575.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,300.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4735

1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 413), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, with deep lines printed in vibrant color; fresh with guide line straight down the perforations, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $550.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4736

1912, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 416), o.g., never hinged, fiery rich color and fullness of impression within equal borders, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $550.
Scott $100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4737

1912, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 418), top margin part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, a grand jumbo with amazing color and detail, freshly printed on pristine paper; full selvage tab with partial BEP imprint plus half of an "A"; two tiny gum disturbance spots at center, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $525.
Scott $190.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4738
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1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 419), block of 100, with selvage removed from right and bottom, block has been completely separated horizontally at center and some stamps have been completely separated from block, but it still makes a great conversation piece, each stamp with New York, N.Y. bureau precancel, most stamps are sound, with only a few light bends on a few stamps around the edges, o.g., approximately 30 stamps never hinged / most stamps are hinged to reinforce weak perforations as you typically see with these perf 12 issues, about Fine appearance.
Scott $19,000 as 100 o.g. singles.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 4739

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 422), o.g., never hinged, bold sharp color and impression within huge margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, SMQ value does not list Jumbo, the actual SMQ value should be much higher if they listed a price for this grade, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $875.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 4740

1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), o.g., previously hinged (pencil number on gum), a rich beauty displaying full color and sharpness, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $500.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4741
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1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), a jaw-dropper with immense color depth, razor-sharp lines, and flawless centering; cancel light and only catches Franklin's ear, Superb, only two stamps attain this rarified grade, with just a single 98J higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,400.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4742
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1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 12 x 10 (Scott 423C), a stellar example of this great rarity with immense color, clean lines and fresh paper; intriguing cancel adds to its appeal; slightly nibbed perforation at top ("pulled", on accompanying certificate), faint crease at bottom, Very Fine, only 25 used examples are recorded (none unused known), with 1999 P.F. certificate as #428a (former catalogue number).
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $12,000 - 15,000

Scott notes that the earliest documented use is April 14, 1915, from a dated cancel on off-cover stamp. This stamp also bears an April 14 cancel, though the year is not struck up.

Current Bid $10,000
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Lot 4743

1914, 3¢ deep violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 426), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, an amazing stamp with intense color, crystal-clear detail, and mathematical centering on pristine paper, Superb, only four stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4744

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), top margin single with plate number 7016, o.g., never hinged, luxuriant rich color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a matchless gem, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4745

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, as pretty as they come, with exquisite engraving, bold color and mathematical centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4746

1914, 8¢ pale olive green, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 431), top margin plate number A 5846 single, o.g., never hinged, pod with unbeatable centering; a nice positional, Superb, only three 98Js grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,750.
Scott $73.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 4747

1914, 9¢ salmon red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 432), o.g., never hinged, full richness of both coolor and complete impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a beauty! with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4748

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), o.g., never hinged, in scintillating color without a hint of oxidation, sensationally centered on immaculate paper, Superb, a top-notch stamp, PSE records six 98s, plus just two higher, in their Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $2,450.
Scott $95.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 4749

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), full wide left margin plate number 6735 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, with deep color (slightly darkened) and surprisingly clear detail; paper fresh with all perforations intact; light wrinkle in selvage, narrow gum skip down left column of stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4750
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1914, 12¢ claret brown, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 435), bottom margin plate number 6910 block of 6, Post Office fresh with intense color on immaculate paper; wonderfully cnetered, with several stamps having outstanding margins on their own; lightly hinged on top center stamp only, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4751

1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 437), o.g., previously hinged, a superlative stamp with incredible color and detail, exquisitely centered on immaculate paper, Superb, only five stamps at this grade (with two higher) are listed in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $675.
Scott $120.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4752

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., previously hinged, in deep color on immaculate paper; margins full and perfectly balanced, Superb, only a sole 100J grades higher in PSE's Population Report, with 1999 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $2,250.
Scott $450.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 4753

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with near-perfect centering and cool color, Extremely Fine, pretty, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4754

1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), guide line pair, in rich color on immaculate paper, solidly centered with a clean line down the perforations, Very Fine, pretty, with 1979 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4755
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1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), machine cancel, deep abundant color and hearty impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, tought to imagine finding a nicer example, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4756

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), pair, o.g., never hinged, rich luxuriant color and full impression on bright white paper; light pencil number on reverse of left stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4757

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, with immense color and clean detail, exceptionally centered on pristine paper—the accompanying certificate's "XQ" designation well-deserved, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90; $975.
Scott $525.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 4758

1915, 2¢ red, type II, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 454), pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with jumbo margins and bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,500.
Scott $360.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 4759

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., lightly hinged, marvelous color and impression, well centered for this, premium pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4760
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1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), in crisp color on bright paper; light double-oval Detroit cancel unobtrusive, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate for strip of three (this position 1), graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $380.
Scott $170.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4761
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1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, with lovely color and clean detail, prettily centered on fresh paper; centrally struck double-oval Detroit cancel, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate for strip of three (this positions 2-3), graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $650.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4762

1916, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 457), line pair, o.g., never hinged, fresh with bright color, perfectly perforated along the joint line, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4763

1916, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 458), a beautiful joint line pair in premium condition, extraordinarily well centered, with flawless o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. certificate for a larger strip.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $325
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Lot 4764

1916, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 458), joint line strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with incredible color and razor-sharp detail; sound with all perforationsintact, Extremely Fine, the line pair possible better, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $470.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4765

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), o.g., never hinged, the picture of perfection with bold color, clean lines and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $350.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4766

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair without crease, o.g., never hinged, gloriously fresh with strong, rich color, sharp detail, and large, flawlessly balanced margins, Superb, a Top of the Pop, one of just two stamps attaining this grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98 (omitting "without crease").
SMQ SUP 98; $3,250.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $2,400
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Lot 4767

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair without crease, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with intense color and sharp lines, fully margined all around, Extremely Fine, a good-looking pair, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,750 without no-crease premium.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4768

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair with normal crease, o.g., never hinged, cleanly printed in rich color on fresh paper; minor natural gum skips, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate as strip of four.
Scott $875.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $475
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Lot 4769

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 461), full wide top margin plate block of 6, number "7261", o.g., never hinged, with enticing color on pristine paper, all pleasingly centered, Very Fine, a condition rarity—the nicest we've seen, so incredibly rare, with 2009 P.F. certificate for original block of 20.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Current Bid $3,000
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Lot 4770

1916, 3¢ violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 464), o.g., never hinged, brightness of color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $950.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4771

1916, 3¢ violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 464), o.g., never hinged, full rich color and deeply etched impression, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $325.
Scott $165.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4772

1916, 4¢ orange brown, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 465), o.g., never hinged, a sensational stamp with shining color on immaculate paper, mathematically centered, Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,900.
Scott $105.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4773

1916, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 466), o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous stamp in exceptional color, cleanly printed on fresh paper with large margins near-perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,100.
Scott $150.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4774
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., errors never hinged, hinge remnants top and bottom rows, pretty color, each stamp with exceptional centering throughout, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, the bottom error stamp particularly nice.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4775

1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), top margin plate block of 100, double error at bottom and single plate block, o.g., never hinged, very fresh and two error stamps are well centered for this difficult issue; a couple stamps with slightly disturbed gum at left edge, light corner creases on top right selvage, overall Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,970.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4776

1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), plate number 7942, top left complete sheet of 100 with double error at bottom, post office fresh, o.g., never hinged, overall Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,160.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,200
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Lot 4777
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), complete sheet of 100, with two plate blocks and single error at top right, o.g., mostly never hinged / hinged in each of the four corners; tiny tear in right plate number selvage and a few minor perf separations, overall Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,818.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), fresh and clean with face-free cancels, Very Fine, a nice used error, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,600
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Lot 4779

1916, 7¢ black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 469), o.g., never hinged, jet black color and razor sharp impression upon stark white paper with full complete perforations, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, so much nicer than the numeric grade indicates, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $270.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4780

1916, 7¢ black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 469), o.g., lightly hinged, a magisterial stamp with flawless color and detail on paper that practically glows; corner perf tip creased, strictly mentioned for accuracy and not on accompanying certificate, otherwise Superb, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4781

1916, 9¢ salmon red, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 471), wide right margin plate number 6907 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh with glowing color and clear impression, Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4782
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1916, 11¢ dark green, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 473), full wide top margin plate number 7499 block of 6, an exceptional block with eye-popping color, razor-sharp detail, and glowing white paper; hinged at position 2 only, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a winsome plate.
Scott $360.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4783

1916, 12¢ claret brown, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 474), o.g., never hinged, a glorious Franklin, with outstanding color, impression and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, choice, only five stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $115.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4784

1916, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 475), o.g., never hinged, full complete color, impression and perforations, a winning trio, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4785

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), right margin single, o.g., previously hinged, full, refreshing, complete color, impression and perforations, a winning trio, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4786
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1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), block of 4, target cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $130.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 4787

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., never hinged, like-new with soft color, clean lines, and fresh white paper, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 3.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,200
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Lot 4788

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., previously hinged, in deep color with clean detail, wonderfully centered on like-new paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, just four stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 4789

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., lightly hinged twice, nicely centered, with fresh bright color, nearly Very Fine, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4790

1916, $1 violet black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 478), o.g., lightly hinged, an enticing stamp with sharp lines, strong color and fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2019 P.S.E. certificate for block of four (this position 2), graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $475
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Lot 4791

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), o.g., barest trace of hinge (you have to stare at it closely to see the faint hinge mark), wonderfully well centered within uncommonly large margins, a beautiful Very Fine jumbo, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4792

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), deep fullness of color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $300.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 4793

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), o.g., never hinged, an attention-grabber with intense color, like-new paper, and margins that are near-perfectly balanced; small spot on cravat imaged, but not mentioned, on accompanying certificate—noted here for accuracy, Extremely Fine to Superb, a magnificent Marshall, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,300.
Scott $375.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4794

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), o.g., never hinged, an alluring example cleanly inked with crisp detail, all on immaculate paper with three perfectly balanced margins, Very Fine, a clear case to bid.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4795

1917, 3¢ violet, type I, unwatermarked, imperf (Scott 483), complete set of plate blocks of 6, o.g., never hinged, top, bottom, left and right plates, each cleanly printed with full margins all around, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4796

1917, 3¢ violet, unwatermarked, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 489), pair, o.g., never hinged, an outstanding pair with cool color, flawless centering, and rock-solid perforations, Superb, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4797

1917, 3¢ violet, type I, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 493), pair, o.g., never hinged, the picture of perfection, with details crisp and clear in luxurious color; margins as close to perfect as you're likely to find, Extremely Fine to Superb, a grand coil, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ $275.
Scott $75.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 4798

1917, 4¢ orange brown, horizontal coil (Scott 495), pair, o.g., never hinged, juicy mouth watering color and impression within balanced near perfect margins, Superb, only two examples graded higher according to PSE's population report, with 2003 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate Superb 98.
SMQ Superb 98; $475.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4799

1919, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 496), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, absolute perfection; sound, Superb, just one line pair grades higher according to PSE's Population Report, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $625.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4800
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1922, 10¢ orange yellow, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 497), joint line pair, a super pair, fresh as the day they were printed, cancelled by a light "Portland,/Oreg." roller, Extremely Fine, a Solo Top of the Pop, the only example at this top grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4801
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), a magnificent Washington in bold color perfectly set amidst jumbo margins; wavy-line cancel can hardly detract, a Superb gem, a Top of the Pop, with just six stamps at this summit grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.
SMQ Gem 100J; $450 as a "100".
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4802
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498f), A.E.F. booklet pane of 30, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinge remnants in selvage only, a most pleasing pane, fresh and sound, printed with proof-like detail and immense depth of color, Very Fine, lovely and intact example of this scarce WWI-era item, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 4803
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498f), A.E.F. booklet pane of 30, o.g., never hinged, an exceptional pane with immense color and proof-like detail on immaculate paper; all perfroations intact and sound; wide margin at top, bottom clear to close at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4804
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1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), rich scintillating color and impression with completely balanced boardwalk margins, Superb, a stunning showpiece! this is the highest graded example and only one graded in this lofty grade according to PSE's population report, TOP of the POP! with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ $2,750.
Scott $240.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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1917, 4¢ brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 503), bold rich color and impression, a Superb gem, only two examples in this lofty grade are reported and only one grading higher according to PSE's population report, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4806
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1917, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504 var.), top margin plate block of 20 without plate number, rare missing plate number error, o.g., hinge remnants on 3 stamps, 5 stamps previously hinged, 12 stamps never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4807

1917, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504), complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged; light impression of plate number at top, a little soiling around top and left selvage and light creasing around right and bottom edges, several perf separations, overall Fine.
Scott $1,990.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4808

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), in horizontal pair with normal #499, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, the 5¢ at left, both stamps cleanly printed with rich detail with superior centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate for block of four, this the bottom pair.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $775 for error alone.
Scott $625 for error alone.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4809

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, lovely vibrant color exemplifies the stark 5¢ error, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $627.
Estimate $700 - 900.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 4810

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), 2¢ block of 9 with 5¢ error in center, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with solid centering throughout, the error particularly nice; usual straight edge at top, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4811

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), block of 20, double error in center of block, o.g., never hinged; usual straight edge along bottom, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,856.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4812

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), top left complete sheet of 100 with double 5¢ error at bottom, o.g., never hinged; a few slight perf separations at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,047.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4813

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), complete sheet of 100, single error at top, error has Very Fine centering, o.g., never hinged, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,199.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4814

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), complete sheet of 100, double error at bottom and two plate blocks, o.g., never hinged; perf disc indent on position 64, light perf separations in left selvage, tiny inclusion in top error, overall Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,047.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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1917, 6¢ red orange, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 506), a jubilant jumbo with exceptional color mathematically centered on fresh paper; not a whisper of oxidation, and a nice target cancel, a Superb gem, a Solo Top of the Pop, a single 98J topping off PSE's Population Report, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100J.
SMQ Gem 100J; $425 as a "98J".
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4816

1917, 7¢ black, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 507), bottom margin plate number 11755 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, crisp in solid color; paper fresh with all perforations intact and sound; top row stamps particularly nicely centered, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4817

1917, 8¢ olive bister, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 508), top margin plate number 7740 single, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bold color and clean paper, plus simply massive margins, a Superb jumbo, a high-grade Washington-Franklin positional, only three stamps grade "98", with two higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $750.
Scott $25.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4818

1917, 11¢ light green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 511), plate block of 100, o.g., never hinged; several perf separations, overall Fine.
Scott $1,858.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4819

1919, 13¢ apple green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 513), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, bright scintillating color and complete impression within massive jumbo balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a truly pleasing and breathtaking example, worthy of another look as this would be considered a GEM, with 1988 and 2005 P.F. certificates and 2007 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95J.
SMQ $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4820

1917, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 514), o.g., very lightly hinged, Superb, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 4821

1917, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 514), wide full top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and attractive, beautifully centered, scarce and desirable in this premium condition, Extremely Fine, a true condition rarity, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $1,700 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 4822

1917, 50¢ red violet, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 517), full wide bottom margin plate number 13653 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a stunning plate with incredible color, fresh and sound; each stamp with exceptional centering, the bottom selvage as big as you'll find, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,550.
Estimate $3,500 - 4,500.
Current Bid $3,000
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1917, 50¢ red violet, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 517), full right margin plate number 7042 block of 6, with a deep richness of color on fresh wartime paper; sound; top four stamps with hinges removed, others never hinged, inclusion in position 3 stamp, extraordinary looking Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4824

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), o.g., never hinged, magnificent, with huge, perfectly balanced margins all around, deep beautiful shade, and sharp printing, a Superb jumbo, a truly superb gem destined for a great collection, with 1999 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded Superb 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $2,250.
Scott $95.
Estimate $1,800 - 2,200.
Current Bid $1,200
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Lot 4825

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), o.g., never hinged, a jubilant jumbo with bright, clean color and immaculate printing, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $800.
Scott $95.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4826

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), full wide top margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, excellent wide top, fresh and nicely centered, scarce and desirable, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4827

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), top margin plate number 5782 block of 6 with imprint and "A", Post Office fresh in all respects, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $450
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Lot 4828
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1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), top right complete sheet of 100, very rare to find as complete full sheet, with lovely plate blocks at top and bottom; several perf separations with hinge reinforced perforations at top and bottom, light crease in one stamp at bottom and on lower left selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4829

1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 519), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, abundant color and impression, Very Fine, Post Office Fresh.
SMQ VF 80; $850.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4830

1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 519), o.g., never hinged, flawlessly printed, producing proof-like detail in solid color; paper fresh with clean perforations; natural straight edge at top, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4831

1917, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 519), o.g., small hinge remnant, two sets of equal margins, Fine to Very Fine, signed Costales, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $250.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4832

1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in solid colors on fresh paper; nicely centered, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $425
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