Lot 273 P1909, $1 Carmine, Trial Color Large Die Proof on India, die sunk on full size 153x203mm card, exceptionally bright and fresh, Bureau blue "328956" die number handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine, a rare unlisted color, ex-Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Scott No. 342TC1a Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2741909, $1 Violet Brown, Earliest Known Usage, tied to part Washington - Alaska Bank registry tag by "Fairbanks, Alaska, July 12, 1909" cds, in combination with 1908, 8¢ olive green, horizontal pair and single (337), stamps with small faults, Very Fine appearance; with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 342 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A NEW DISCOVERY OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN USAGE OF THE 1909 $1 WASHINGTON HIGH VALUE ISSUE.
In the current 2016 U.S. Scott Specialized Catalog, the 1909 $1 violet brown issue earliest documented usage is listed as July 26, 1909.
Lot 275 o1908-22, Washington-Franklin Issue, Used Coil Balance, approximately 60 singles, pairs and line pairs mostly on pages, hand-selected for well centered and attractively canceled items; lacking most of the 1908-10 coils but follows with a selection of 1910 8½ perf singles including 3¢ & 4¢ issues, most 1912-14 1¢-2¢ coils in pairs, 1914-16 issues with horiz rotary 3¢-5¢ issues and better pairs including #450 line pair (cat $800), later issues well represented including horiz line pairs, accompanied by 18 certificates; some minor duplication to be expected, Very Fine to Extremely Fine overall.
Scott No. 349//496 $4,326+.
Lot 276 o1910, 4¢ Orange Brown Coil, vertical pair, neat oval cancel, wide margins, rich bright color, 2016 certificate mentioning "some hinge reinforced separations between stamps" which we fell is in error (as do previous certs) as all perfs are strong and sound, Very Fine and choice, an attractive used pair; with 1986, 1988, 2003 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 350 $625.
Lot 277 o1909, 5¢ Blue Coil, horizontal pair, New York registry oval cancels, deep bold color, Very Fine and choice, a handsome used pair; with 1979 P.F. certificate for strip of 3 (this being the left pair).
Scott No. 355 $875.
Lot 278 o1909, 10¢ Yellow Coil, wavy line machine cancel, exceptional centering amid wide margins especially for this notoriously off-centered issue, strong vivid color, Extremely Fine; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 356 $4,500.
A CHOICE AND ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909, 10¢ COIL ISSUE.
Lot 2791909, 4¢ Orange Brown, Bluish Paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, beautifully centering for this notoriously off center stamp, bright fresh color, long full perforations, Very Fine and choice, one of the finest examples of this rare stamp, which is normally notoriously off center; with 2013 P.F. Graded certificate (VF 80).
Scott No. 360 $27,500.
Lot 280 o1910, 1¢ Green Coil, vertical line pair, light 1910 duplex cancel, rich color, portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, Very Fine; with 1988, 2003 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 385 $850.
Lot 281 o1910, 1¢ Green Coil, vertical line pair, violet California circular cancel, precision centering within beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, one of seven examples to grade as such with none higher; with 2005 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $700).
Scott No. 390 $125.
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1910 1¢ PERF 8½ VERTICAL COIL ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY COLOR CANCELLATION.
Lot 282 o1910, 2¢ Carmine Coil, wavy line machine cancels, near perfect centering amid uncommonly large margins all around, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, the only example to receive this jumbo grade with three higher; with 2007 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $450).
Scott No. 391 $50.