Sale 953 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008
Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
Ex Saadi and Scarsdale. With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 95, $4,100.00 as 98).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1890 6-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,900.00 as 95, $9,800.00 as 98). Only one other 95J has been certified by P.S.E., which was sold in our auction of the Odeneal collection (Sale 941, lot 1141, realized $7,000 hammer)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only five others share this grade.