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1910-1911 1¢ Franklin, SL Watermark, Perf. 12

Lots 2007-2015

Lot 2007    

1910, 1¢ green, complete pane of 60 with plate number "5647" and Bureau imprint at bottom; few perf separations, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 374    $2,250.

The BEP removed 8 inner 2mm rows from sheets of 400 for sale to vending companies who complained of varying gutter sizes. The outer six rows were perforated and sold to the public in panes of 60 in Washington D.C. only in September and October 1912.

Realized: $675

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Lot 2008 o   

1910, 1¢ green, double impression, vertical pair, cancelled by grids that slightly indent, Fine and exceptionally rare variety that is currently unlisted by Scott; with 1991 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 374 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $375

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Lot 2009 BK   

1910, 1¢ green, booklet pane of six, position D with plate number "5447", crisp perforations, o.g., never hinged, fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott No. 374a    $475.

Realized: $375

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Lot 2010 BK   

1910, 1¢ green, large ink blob, booklet pane of six, position D with plate number "5447", o.g., some perf separations, fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott No. 374a var.    $300.

Realized: $190

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Lot 2011    

1910, 1¢ green, single used with 1910, 2¢ carmine pair, both tied by "Frederiksted 22/11 1911" cds on legal size "Consignee's Letter" from New York to Frederiksted, Danish West Indies, letter apparently sixth weight class requiring 60 bits postage (12¢) with partial payment of 25 bits (5¢) credited, circled "T" due handstamp and blue crayon "35" rating, DWI 5b and 30b postage dues (J5, J7) affixed to reverse; opened out for display, vertical fold affects 30b, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 374 + 375    Estimate $400 - 600.

Consignee's letter given to ship's master just before embarking and contained shipping documents. Traveled on steamer "Parima" from New York to Frederiksted. Harbor regulation was to treat consignee letters as local letters. Local postage was 10 bits per 15 grams.

Realized: $375

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Lot 2012    

1911 (Sept. 23-Oct. 1) International Aviation Tournament, Garden City, N.Y., group of three covers bearing 1910, 1¢ green frankings paying the three different available rates comprising Sep. 27 post card with single prepaying the 1¢ post card rate; Sep. 30 cover with vertical pair prepaying the 2¢ per ounce letter rate, edge wear; and Sep. 30th unsealed cover with single prepaying the 3rd class 1¢ per two ounce rate; a Very Fine exhibition group. Scott No. 374.
AAMC No. 3b; $525    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 2013    

1910, 1¢ green, two singles, used with Mexico Revolutionary Government 5c orange pair, all tied by "Washington D.C. May 27 1915" on cover to Glen Falls N.Y., purple "Received through Department of State Diplomatic Pouch" two-line handstamp; tear at left, some paper loss on back corner, Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 374    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 2014    

1910, 1¢ green, block of 12 plus 10 more in singles and pairs, all tied multiple strikes of purple "Shelton, Wash. Registered Mar 1 1913" cds on legal size cover to Palisade, N.J.; two folds and some small flaws, Fine, The largest recorded usage on cover.
Scott No. 374    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $105

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Lot 2015    

1910, 1¢ green, pair from the bottom of the booklet pane, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Feb 28 1911" wavy flag machine cancel prepaying the letter rate to Washington, D.C., arrival backstamp the next day on March 1st, this not being a leap year; stamps lifted and hinged in place to confirm identification, Very Fine and attractive use, booklet pane stamps are much more difficult to find and date, ex-Alpha; with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 374a    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 1910 1¢ FRANKLIN BOOKLET PANE ISSUE.

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