Lot 15291908-09, 1¢//13¢ Washington-Franklins, 8 different, o.g., lightly hinged, rich bright colors, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 331-337, 339.
Lot 15301909, $1 violet brown, in combination with 1914, 20¢ ultramarine (419) on portion of registered St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank cover, tied by "St. Louis, Mo." oval handstamps, Very Fine, very rare, even on piece usage.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover Estimate $500 - 750.
The Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis officially opened on November 16, 1914. The bank likely purchased a supply of postage stamps, which would have included remaining supplies of the little used dollar stamp. The large envelope or package was addressed to another FRB branch.
Lot 1531 o1909, 3¢ deep violet, imperf, oval cancels, enormous margins showing significant portions of adjacent stamps and imprint, bold color, a Superb gem; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100, SMQ $425).
Scott No. 345 $20.
Lot 1532 o1910, 2¢ carmine, line machine cancel, near perfect centering amid huge well balanced "boardwalk" margins, intensely rich color, a Superb jumbo, a remarkable used gem; with 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $200).
Scott No. 375 $1.
Lot 15331911, 5¢ blue, o.g., never hinged, beautifully centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (90, SMQ $160) (photo on web site).
Scott No. 378 $65.
Lot 1534 o1910, 1¢ green, vertical coil, guide line pair, duplex cancels, deep bold color, few minor perf separations at left, Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 385 $850.
Lot 1535 o1912, 4¢ brown, horizontal coil, neat wavy line machine cancel, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, one of six to receive this grade with only one higher (a 98); with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $350).
Scott No. 395 $65.