Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1882-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
216
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Sale 956, Lot 216, 1882-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues90c Purple (218). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and the only example to achieve this desirable grade. SMQ does not price Scott 218 in the grade of 98.

4,000
22,000