Auction 36

Gem Series Sale


1917-1919 Washington-Franklin Issue, Perf. 11


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Lot 126

1917, 1¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), o.g., never hinged (some offset on back), incredibly well centered amid large margins, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Realized
$75
Lot 127

1917, 1¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), a gorgeous wide top plate block of 6, with immaculate Post Office fresh o.g., never hinged, essentially perfectly centered throughout - very rare thus! Extremely Fine to Superb. Scott $35.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 128
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1917, 1¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), a stunningly choice one-in-a-million gem, perfectly centered within huge margins, with deep rich color and a neat light cancel, if you have been searching for the best possible you just found it, a Superb jumbo, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J. SMQ $450 for plain 100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Realized
$300
Lot 129
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1917, 1¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), lightly canceled, almost perfectly centered within immense boardwalk margins, a gem, Superb.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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$70
Lot 130

1917, 2¢ Washington, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499), an immaculate plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, well centered, Extremely Fine, scarce in such lofty condition. Scott $35.
Estimate $60 - 80.
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Realized
$60
Lot 131

1917, 5¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous centering within large margins, a gem, Extremely Fine to Superb. Scott $17.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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$75
Lot 132
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1917, 5¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504), a spectacularly choice one-in-a-million gem, perfect in every respect, Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded Gem 100.
Estimate $600 - 800

Truly "Top of the Pop" - not priced above 95 by SMQ, and the population report shows only 2 at this top level. A true condition rarity
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Realized
$450
Lot 133
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1917, 5¢ Washington, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504), light unobtrusive cancel, dazzling color; a large margined gem, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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$75
Lot 134

1917, 5¢ Washington, rose color error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a remarkably choice strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, spectacularly well centered, Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98. Such choice centering is rare for a strip of this issue, the 2¢ values usually being off-center, even if the 5¢ is well centered.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

SMQ is $4,250 for a single 5¢ error, there should clearly be a premium for a strip
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Realized
$3,250
Lot 135

1917, 11¢ Franklin, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 511), o.g., never hinged, outstandingly well centered, Extremely Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for pair. Scott $17.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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$45
Lot 136
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1917, $1 Franklin, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), phenomenally well centered and with a neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Realized
$38




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