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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
154
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 154, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it, a statistic which has not changed since at least 2008

550
7,500
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