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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1286
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1286, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H. with top selvage, bright color and paper, perfectly centered with wide 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 IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (offered in our 2017 "Clipper City" sale).

525
9,000
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