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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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1908-1910 Washington-Franklin Issue, DL Watermark

Lots 188-195

Lot 188    

1908, 1¢ green, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering with large evenly balanced margins around, rich deep color and pristine Post Office freshness, a Superb gem; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100, SMQ $1,250) one of three at this grade with none higher.
Scott No. 331    $17.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1908 1¢ WASHINGTON ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.

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Current Opening Bid: $675

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Lot 189    

1908, 1¢ green, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid uncommonly large margins, deep intense color and Post Office fresh, a Superb gem, this being one of three examples to receive this grade with none higher; with 2002 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (Gem 100, SMQ $1,250).
Scott No. 331    $17.

ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1908 1¢ FRANKLIN ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $260

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Lot 190    

1909, 13¢ blue green, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid large beautifully balanced margins, rich deep color and exceptional freshness, Superb, a stunning never hinged gem; with 2017 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (98, SSV $2,400).
Scott No. 339    $90.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 191    

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, o.g., never hinged, strong brilliant color, large well balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking large margin never hinged gem; with 2007 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,150).
Scott No. 340    $150.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,050

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Lot 192    

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, o.g., never hinged, precision centering with large evenly balanced margins around, brilliant color on bright Post Office fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful never hinged gem; with 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,150).
Scott No. 340    $150.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 193    

1909, 5¢ blue, vertical coil, vertical line pair, o.g., never hinged, choice centering within well balanced margins, intensely rich color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare line pair in such exceptional condition; with 1984 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $4,750) with only six graded higher.
Scott No. 351    $2,350.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,200

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Lot 194    

1909, 8¢ olive green, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, nicely centered, strong color on deeply blued paper, F.-V.F.; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 363    $30,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1909 8¢ BLUISH PAPER ISSUE.

According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4¢ and 8¢ Bluish paper stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives.

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Current Opening Bid: $11,500

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Lot 195    

1910, 1¢ green, horizontal coil, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid uncommonly wide and beautifully balanced margins, rich bold color and pristine freshness, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, this being one of three examples to receive this grade with only one other grading higher (a 98); with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $3,250).
Scott No. 387    $190.

A SUPERB LARGE MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1910 1¢ FRANKLIN PERF 12 HORIZONTAL COIL.

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Lots 188-195

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