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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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

Lots 216-222

Lot 216    

1916, 5¢ carmine error, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering within large well balanced margins, rich radiant color and a sharp detailed impression, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2016 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (95, SSV $4,250).
Scott No. 467    $850.

A MARVELOUS GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 5¢ PERF 10 CARMINE ERROR OF COLOR.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,800

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Lot 217    

1916, 5¢ carmine error, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid well balanced margins, rich color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful never hinged gem example of this error issue; with 2005 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,750).
Scott No. 467    $850.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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Lot 218    

1916, 5¢ carmine error, double error in block of four with normal 2¢ carmine (463) pair, tied by oval grid cancel duplexed with "Middlefield, Ohio, May 29, 1917" cds on cover to Cleveland Oh., Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 467    $5,000 + as single.

ONE OF ONLY 9 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ CARMINE PERF. 10 ERROR ON COVER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE WITH THE DOUBLE ERROR.

This cover was used only one week after the earliest known use of May 22nd 1917. The cover offered here was not included in the September 1984 B.I.A. article by Larry Weiss, in which he records only eight covers bearing the 5c Carmine Perf 10 error. All of those are single error usages. Of the nine recorded, two were used significantly later in 1936 and one is a piece of a cover.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 219    

1916, 15¢ gray, o.g., never hinged, choice centering and margins, bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a lovely gem; with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,250).
Scott No. 475    $400.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,500

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Lot 220    

1917, 50¢ light violet, o.g., never hinged, choice centering within wide margins, strong vibrant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine; with 2006 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $3,150).
Scott No. 477    $2,000.

The 1917 50¢ stamp was produced for only a very short period. It was released three weeks before the new 1917 Perf. 11 issue and was only used for a short period before being replaced by the new issue.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,200

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Lot 221    

1916, $1 violet black, o.g., never hinged, deep intense color on bright fresh paper, precise centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a stunning never hinged high value; with 2006 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $5,750).
Scott No. 478    $1,450.

A MARVELOUS NEVER HINGED GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1916, $1 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,000

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Lot 222 /   

1916, $1 violet black, bottom margin plate no. "5782" block of 6 with imprint and letter "A", o.g., lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps never hinged, one trivial short perf at lower left, choice overall centering, rich bold color and particularly fresh, Extremely Fine, with approximately fifteen plate blocks of this issue known to exist.
Scott No. 478    $12,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1916 $1 WASHINGTON PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED ISSUE.

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Lots 216-222

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