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Sale 1122 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 April, 2016

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
115°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 115, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

65
300
116°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 116, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Mint N.H., deep rich color in the true Lake shade, bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1890 2-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE IN THE LAKE SHADE.

With 1985 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98)

550
4,000
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117°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 117, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00)

60
1,300
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118°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 118, 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). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, sharp impression which clearly shows the variety

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH CAP ON THE LEFT "2"

Ex "Scarsdale". With copy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block of six and with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates as single (XF-Superb 95). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.F., and P.S.E. has only graded one higher at 95J

425
2,500
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119°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 119, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)4c Dark Brown (222), 4c Dark Brown (222)4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1890 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

275
10,000
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120°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 120, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on crisp paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1890 ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART. TRULY A CONDITION RARITY.

With 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $14,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and only one other shares this grade. For the entire 1890-93 Issue, only four stamps have this top grade -- two 1c and two 5c. This is the first time we have offered a 5c 1890 in this grade in our auctions.

200
0
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121°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 121, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,900.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100) and three others share this grade.

190
5,000
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122°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 122, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, radiant color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1890 ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1990 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it (offered in our 2009 "Beverly Hills" sale)

150
6,250
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123°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 123, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

Ex Gorham. With 1998 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

525
3,500
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124°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 124, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Drucker and "Scarsdale". With 1976 and 2002 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,500.00). Only three have graded higher (highest is a 98)

900
0
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