Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
774
og
Sale 1057, Lot 774, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum which covers the entire back of the stamp, therefore called "o.g., previously hinged" on three accompanying P.F. certificates, yet P.S.E. certificate mysteriously states "part o.g.", bright shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVELY-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1987, 1990 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo). With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (POG, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,000.00 as 95, $6,000.00 as 98 for original gum). Given the sheer size and centering we are surprised the P.F. did grade this as high as P.S.E. did

900
1,900