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

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — 1908 and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1099
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1099, 1908 and Later Issues2c Carmine (332), 2c Carmine (332)2c Carmine (332). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering with incredibly wide Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE HAS ACHIEVED THE UNSURPASSABLE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $540.00 as 98). Only two other examples have achieved this perfect grade

15
1,200
1100
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1100, 1908 and Later Issues3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359), 3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359)3c Deep Violet, Bluish (359). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on deeply blued paper, exceptionally well-centered for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ON BLUISH WITH CHOICE CENTERING, GRADED XF-90 BY P.S.E. THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

This stamp in Mint N.H. condition in any grade of centering is rare -- this is only the fourth different example we have offered since keeping computerized records. The combination of this stamp's outstanding centering and pristine gum makes it an exceptional condition rarity.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $9,100.00). The only other Mint N.H. example in the P.S.E. Population Report is graded VF 80.

4,000
9,000
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1101
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1101, 1908 and Later Issues5c Blue, Bluish (361), 5c Blue, Bluish (361)5c Blue, Bluish (361). Mint N.H., rich color on deeply blued paper, perfect centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE THREE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT WASHINGTON ON BLUISH PAPER IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN TERMS OF GUM, CENTERING, SIZE OF MARGINS AND COLOR. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-90 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

We have only been able to locate two examples comparable to the stamp offered here. One was offered in the Zoellner sale. The other was offered in the Floyd sale held by Shreves.

2005 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $32,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and no other example shares this grade.

14,500
18,500
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1102
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1102, 1908 and Later Issues6c Red Orange, Bluish (362), 6c Red Orange, Bluish (362)6c Red Orange, Bluish (362). Lightly hinged, bright color on nicely blued paper, choice centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT BLUISH PAPER GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS ISSUE IS RARELY AVAILABLE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND OUTSTANDING CENTERING.

Ex Drucker. 1980 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date for a previously hinged example and only one other shares this grade.

1,350
1,900
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1103
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1103, 1908 and Later Issues5c Blue, Coil (396), 5c Blue, Coil (396)5c Blue, Coil (396). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, post office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT PERF 8.5 COIL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,050.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only two others share this ultimate grade.

135
1,600
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1104
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1104, 1908 and Later Issues2c Panama-Pacific (398), 2c Panama-Pacific (398)2c Panama-Pacific (398). Mint N.H., vibrant color, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $640.00)

40
1,600
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1105
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1105, 1908 and Later Issues5c Panama-Pacific (399), 5c Panama-Pacific (399)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00)

160
1,400
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1106
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1106, 1908 and Later Issues50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., brilliant color and crisp impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E..

P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98). Only one stamp has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only three others share this grade.

130
1,300
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1107
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1107, 1908 and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. V (527), 2c Carmine, Ty. V (527)2c Carmine, Ty. V (527). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, beautifully centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE TO ACHIEVE THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

1986 and 1999 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,300.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded to date.

40
1,200
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1108
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1108, 1908 and Later Issues$2.00 Deep Blue (572), $2.00 Deep Blue (572)$2.00 Deep Blue (572). Mint N.H., deep rich color, mathematically perfect centering, crisp and bright

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1922 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Some believe the $2.00 value of the 1922-25 Issue is harder to find in this gem quality than the $5.00 value. P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only two others share this grade.

140
1,300
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1109
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1109, 1908 and Later Issues5c Norse-American (621), 5c Norse-American (621)5c Norse-American (621). Mint N.H., intense colors on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $240.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only one other shares this grade.

24
1,100
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1110
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1110, 1908 and Later Issues9c Rose (641), 9c Rose (641)9c Rose (641). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright white paper, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED 9-CENT ROSE FROM THE 1926-34 REGULAR ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $315.00 as 98), This is one of only three to have achieved this grade with none higher

3
600
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1111
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1111, 1908 and Later Issues$2 Harding (833), $2 Harding (833)$2 Harding (833). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only two examples have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

17
425
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1112
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Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1112, 1908 and Later Issues$5.00 Presidential (834), $5.00 Presidential (834)$5.00 Presidential (834). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, strong colors on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $480.00), only three out of 188 submitted have been awarded this grade with only one higher

85
1,200
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