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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
1058
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1058, 1890-93 Issue2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with huge margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,350.00). Only two stamps have graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report (98J) and only two share this grade.

70
1,600
1059
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1059, 1890-93 Issue5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

1997 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in any grade higher than 98, SMQ $8,300.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report (100J) and only three others share this grade.

250
3,750
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1060
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1060, 1890-93 Issue6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., deep rich color on post office fresh paper, detailed impression, perfect centering with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $7,450.00). Only three others have achieved this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with none higher.

230
3,000
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1061
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1061, 1890-93 Issue8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c 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
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1062
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1062, 1890-93 Issue10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, perfectly balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $18,400.00). This beautiful stamp is the only example to achieve this grade and only one has graded higher (98 Jumbo, from our Whitman sale).

575
6,250
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