Lot 23141911, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, Farwell group 2 perfs, 3 x 2 holes, 3A2, 3mm spacing, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged (pencil notation on gum), bright and fresh, Very Fine, very scarce in never hinged condition; with 1986 A.P.S. & 1997 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 383 $1,750 for hinged.
Lot 23151910, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, a marvelous guide line pair of this key coil, o.g., neat h.r., exceptionally fresh and solid with deep, rich color, F.-V.F.; signed Bartels, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 388 $9,000.
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE LINE PAIR, ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE REGULARLY ISSUED COILS.
Lot 2316 o1912, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, perf 12, neat slogan machine cancel, deep intense color, perfect centering amid huge beautifully balanced margins, a Superb jumbo, with only seven examples grading higher; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98J, SMQ $500).
Scott No. 405 $1.
Lot 23171914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, deep intense color and remarkable freshness, a Superb gem; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $1,850).
Scott No. 428 $75.
A SUPERB GEM MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 5¢ WATERMARKED ISSUE.
Lot 2318 o1914, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil, guide line pair, light unobtrusive town cancel, exceptional overall centering with margins well balanced on each stamp, rich deep color, an Extremely Fine gem, although graded by the P.F., the P.S.E. population reports only one other line pair in this grade with no example higher; with 1995 & 2020 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $5,500).
Scott No. 445 $2,750.
WITHOUT QUESTION - ONE OF THE FINEST USED LINE PAIRS OF THE 1914 3¢ HORIZONTAL FLAT PLATE COIL ISSUE.
Lot 23191915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil, line pair, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered for this difficult joint line pair, strong bold color, Very Fine and choice, rarely encountered so choice.
Scott No. 449 $13,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE MINT LIGHTLY HINGED LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2¢ TYPE I VERTICAL ROTARY PRESS COIL ISSUE.
Lot 23201915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil, a fine single tied by neat Minneapolis, Minn. machine cancel, Dec 29, 1915, on a clean "L.S. Donaldson Co." corner card cover to Carlisle, Pa., Very Fine, a early on cover commercial usage; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 449 $1,500.
Lot 2321 BK1917, 1¢ green, perf 11, A.E.F. booklet pane of 30, o.g., never hinged, remarkably well centered for this notoriously off-centered booklet pane, rich color on remarkably fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 498f $1,700.
ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN 1917 1¢ A.E.F. BOOKLET PANE IN CHOICE NEVER HINGED CONDITION.
Lot 23221917, 5¢ rose color error, perf 11, the single error in a vertical strip of 3, tied on piece by "Malden, Mass., Jan 17, 1918" duplex cancels, rich vibrant color, F.-V.F., a scarce used multiple.
Scott No. 505 $600 for used single.
Lot 2323 /1918-20, $2 & $5 Franklin Arrow margin blocks, o.g., #523 bottom stamps & #547 never hinged, rich colors, #523 with natural creasing in selvage and #524 with natural paper inclusion in top right stamp, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce arrow block set, all ex-Lehman; each with 2022 M. Eichele certificate.
Scott No. 523-524, 547 $5,200.