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

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1140
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1140, Newspapers and Periodicals10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39), 10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39)10c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR39). Without gum as issued, intense shade nicely contrasted by bright, post-office fresh paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.--THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00 as 95, $4,700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and no others share this grade.

1,300
3,750
1141
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1141, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, vivid color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $4,050.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and no others share this grade. There are only 32 1875 Newspaper Special Printings in the P.S.E. Population Report from the 2c to $1.92 with some values yet to appear in the census. We view this as a small number, most likely due to the great difficulty in finding stamps that would receive a reasonably high grade, since the vast majority has centering or perforation problems, and sometimes both.

1,500
3,000
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1142
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1142, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74), $9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74)$9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74). Original gum, h.r., choice margins and well-centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

800
900
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1143
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1143, Newspapers and Periodicals$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76), $24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76)$24.00 Dark Violet, 1879 Issue (PR76). Original gum, deep rich color, wide margins and nearly precise centering, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00)

800
700
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1144
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1144, Newspapers and Periodicals$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79), $60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79)$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

850
1,100
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1145
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1145, Newspapers and Periodicals84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88), 84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88)84c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR88). Original gum, vibrant color on bright paper, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1885 84-CENT NEWSPAPER ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the only stamp to achieve this grade among just three examples in the P.S.E. Population Report

800
1,300
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1146
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1146, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112), $50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112)$50.00 Dull Rose, Unwatermarked 1895 Issue (PR112). Original gum, radiant color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $50.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE -- SCARCE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00). Only one has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report (95) and only one other shares this grade

2,900
2,500
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1147
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1147, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, magnificent color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00), none graded higher to date

75
400
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1148
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1148, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Mint N.H., beautiful balanced margins, vivid color, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00), none graded higher to date

170
450
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1149
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1149, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Mint N.H., fabulous Jumbo margins and almost perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $520.00 as 95), this is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only one other shares this grade

150
550
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