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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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1912-1914 Washington-Franklin Issue, SL Watermark, Perf. 12

Lot 205    

1912, $1 violet brown, o.g., never hinged, large evenly balanced margins and precise centering, intensely rich color and pristine Post Office freshness, a Superb jumbo; with 2015 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificates, both (Superb 98J, SMQ $17,500 for a 98), the highest grade awarded to this rare stamp and the sole example to achieve this grade.
Scott No. 423    $1,000.

A PHENOMENAL NEVER HINGED GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1912 $1 WASHINGTON HIGH VALUE - WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.

Only one other never hinged stamp comes close to this grade at a 95 and the next highest jumbo grade coming in at a modest 80J.

Realized: $8,500

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