Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCARCEST SHADES OF THE ONE-CENT.
Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c 1861 Issue (p. 33) that the Dark Blue shade is very close to the Indigo shade used for the "Premiere Gravure" (Scott No. 55) and in fact he believed that this should be the formal designated color name for this shade.
Ex Kirke. With 1992 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF SHADE.
Ex Rose and "Golden Oak". With 1998 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ 90; $3,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 70
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only six Mint N.H. Scott 73's are listed in the P.S.E. Population Report. This is one of two graded 90 -- the highest grade awarded. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC WITH A "BAT" FANCY CANCEL.
Ex Saadi. With 1990 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,950.00 without premium for the fancy cancel)