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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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1916-1919 Washington-Franklin Issue, Unwatermarked, Perf. 10

Lots 2242-2245

Lot 2242    

1916, 5¢ carmine error, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering amid large evenly balanced margins all around, rich radiant color and remarkable freshness, a Superb gem, the only example to receive this grade with none higher; with 2013 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificates (both Gem 100, SMQ $27,500).
Scott No. 467    $850.

WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 5¢ CARMINE PERF 10 ERROR IN EXISTENCE.

This example is by far the finest known. The P.S.E. Population Report shows the next highest graded example being a 98 and the "Certificate Search" shows only a 95 XQ as the highest graded by the Philatelic Foundation.

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Current Opening Bid: $7,250

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Lot 2243 o   

1920, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, imperf, showing Schermack type III perforations in right margin, smudge cancel, margins to slightly in at left, rich distinctive deep rose color, Fine; with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 482A    $65,000.

A DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2¢ TYPE IA IMPERFORATE WITH SCHERMACK TYPE III PRIVATE PERFORATIONS.

Of the approximately 45 examples known, only one example is known mint, only one used pair is recorded. Many of the known singles have margins cutting well into the design.

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Current Opening Bid: $7,500

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Lot 2244    

1917, 5¢ carmine error, imperf, o.g., never hinged, enormous even margins encompassing significant portions of adjacent stamp all around, rich color and immaculate freshness, a Superb gem, one of three examples to receive this ultimate grade; with 2005 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100J, SMQ $40,000).
Scott No. 485    $14,000.

A WONDERFUL GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 5¢ CARMINE ERROR OF COLOR IN IMPERFORATE FORMAT.

While producing the 2¢ plate "7942", during one of the inspections it was noted that three positions in the plate were not satisfactory and needed to be burnished out and re-entered. The transfer roll for the 5¢ stamp was mistakenly used with the error passing through production unnoticed, with the error sheets released in perf. 10 (467), perf. 11. (505) and a limited number imperf. (485).

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Current Opening Bid: $5,250

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Lot 2245    

1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, horizontal coil, horizontal line pair, o.g., very lightly hinged, rich color, centered to lower left with perfs just touching, fresh and Fine; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 491    $13,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE MINT LINE PAIR OF THE SCARCE 1916 2¢ TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,750

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Lots 2242-2245

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