Sale 978 — The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — 1890-93 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1061
nh
Sale 978, Lot 1061, 1890-93 Issue8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., incredibly rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $6,550.00 as 98). This is one of only two examples to have achieved this lofty grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with none higher.

180
3,500