961021 W/F hoard 1 Zoom

Washington Franklin used hoard from the 1930’s

Washington Franklin used hoard from the 1930’s

Availability: Out of stock


Product Description


Original hoard of Washington Franklin stamps in old glassines and envelopes, several markings indicating these were sorted in the 1930’s.  Thousands of stamps (certainly 5,000++) and many thousands in catalog value (tough to guesstimate until everything is gauged & watermarked but CV will certainly exceed $10,000+++.)  The unusual thing about this group is that there are almost no common 1c & 2c stamps.  Virtually everything is 4c and up, and there’s even a disproportionate number of scarcer perf 12 and 10 stamps (which generally all need watermarking to determine ID.)  The largest quantities are found in the 6c and 10c denominations (certainly >1,000 of each, maybe >1,500. WOW!)

Condition is mixed, but above (actually “way above”) the norm for groups like this.  Just my quick spot check indicates that you’re going to end up with a PILE of stamps that are VF or better and sound (with many XF+, jumbos, better cancels, etc.)                                                               

A treasure trove for the fly-speckers and W/F specialists out there (don’t forget to check for EKU’s, paper varieties, die varieties, shade varieties, etc.)   Who knows what lurks within, but it wouldn’t take too many 90+ graded items to quickly recoup the asking price (and there are going to be a LOT of gradable items and quite a few that will qualify for “J” designations – take a look at the second picture showing a few of the monsters I spotted while digging through the glassines.) 

Happy hunting!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961021
Large Lot Type Accumulation

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: