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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
806
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 806, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake, Imperforate (219DPe), 2c Lake, Imperforate (219DPe)2c Lake, Imperforate (219DPe). Bottom imprint and plate no. 7 block of twelve, unused (no gum) as are many, ample to large margins, small thin spot in pos. 3, still Very Fine, unpriced in Scott as a plate block

E. 400-500
700
807
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 807, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Mint N.H., wide margins and well-centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $205.00 as 90, $625.00 as 95)

60
375
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808
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 808, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color on bright paper, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

140
325
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809
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 809, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)3c Purple (221), 3c Purple (221)3c Purple (221). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $310.00 as 95, $570.00 as 98)

65
400
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810
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 810, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)4c Dark Brown (222), 4c Dark Brown (222)4c Dark Brown (222). Original gum with faint trace of disturbance (not noted on P.F. certificates), intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 and 2007 P.F. certificates, latter as "previously hinged" (XF-Superb 95), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate stating "slightly disturbed o.g." (DOG, Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $400.00 as hinged 95)

90
275
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811
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 811, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,700.00 as 95, $4,600.00 as 98). Only five have graded higher

200
1,400
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812
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 812, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge margins with choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $220.00 as 95, unpriced in higher grade)

50
350
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813
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 813, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Original gum, wide margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $240.00 as 80, $350.00 as 85)

225
275
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814
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 814, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (if at all), wide margins and essentially perfect centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,050.00), this is the only stamp awarded this grade with just two higher (at 98J)

350
1,800
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815
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 815, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Original gum, h.r., bright shade, small natural inclusion in left margin, Very Fine

475
225
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