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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
372
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 372, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (487). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb joint line pair, ex Hoffman and "Hanover", with 1997 A.P.S. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

250
850
373
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 373, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (488). Mint N.H. joint line pair, rich color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

90
550
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374
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 374, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (489). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wide margins and precise centering, pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a joint line pair and it is shared by only five others, P.S.E. does not even price this issue at the 98 grade and we feel the price for the 95 grade does not adequately convey its rarity in this condition

70
650
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375
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 375, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1c Green, Coil (490), 1c Green, Coil (490)1c Green, Coil (490). Mint N.H. joint line pair, perfect centering, bright fresh color on pristine paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), this is the highest grade awarded with only three others equal

7
700
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376
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 376, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Coil (492). Mint N.H. joint line pair, brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Scarsdale" and "Golden Oak", with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by seven others

115
800
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377
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 377, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493), 3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493)3c Violet, Ty. I, Coil (493). Mint N.H. joint line pair, intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1982, 1991 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00), only three have graded higher (highest is 98J)

230
500
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378
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 378, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495), 4c Orange Brown, Coil (495)4c Orange Brown, Coil (495). Mint N.H. joint line pair, wonderful depth of color, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98)

160
450
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379
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 379, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497), 10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497)10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H. joint line pair, vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00), only two have graded higher and six share this grade

260
500
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380
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 380, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)1917-19 Issues, Graded Balance, 1917-19 Issues, Graded Balance1917-19 Issues, Graded Balance. Eight Mint N.H. P.S.E. graded stamps on a stock card, including Nos. 498 (95J), 501 (95), 503 (95), 504 (95), 506 (95), 508 (95J), 509 (95J), 511 (95), also ungraded No. 513, Extremely Fine Gems, a superb group, total SMQ for the graded stamps $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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381
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 381, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500), 2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500)2c Deep Rose, Ty. Ia (500). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a wonderful example of the 2c Type Ia, ex Curtis, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,400.00)

550
2,350
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382
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 382, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502), 3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502)3c Dark Violet, Ty. II (502). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only six have graded higher and only three others share this grade

30
450
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383
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 383, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)5c Rose, Error (505), 5c Rose, Error (505)5c Rose, Error (505). Small trace of hinging at top, brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 1988 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00)

350
400
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384
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 384, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)7c Black (507), 7c Black (507)7c Black (507). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

60
275
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385
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 385, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)10c Orange Yellow (510), 10c Orange Yellow (510)10c Orange Yellow (510). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide margins and essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $880.00), only three have graded higher (at 98J)

36
500
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386
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 386, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)11c Light Green (511), 11c Light Green (511)11c Light Green (511). Mint N.H., lovely color, perfectly centered, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989, 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00), only nine have graded higher

18
225
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387
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 387, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)12c Claret Brown (512), 12c Claret Brown (512)12c Claret Brown (512). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $425.00)

18
425
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388
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 388, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)12c Brown Carmine (512a), 12c Brown Carmine (512a)12c Brown Carmine (512a). Mint N.H., radiant color in this distinct shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990, 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only four have graded higher

20
450
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389
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 389, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)15c Gray (514), 15c Gray (514)15c Gray (514). Mint N.H., choice centering, crisp shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $525.00)

80
300
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390
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 390, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)20c Light Ultramarine (515), 20c Light Ultramarine (515)20c Light Ultramarine (515). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00)

100
550
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391
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 391, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)30c Orange Red (516), 30c Orange Red (516)30c Orange Red (516). Mint N.H., bright vibrant color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

70
350
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392
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 392, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)50c Red Violet (517), 50c Red Violet (517)50c Red Violet (517). Mint N.H., brilliant color and crisp impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1917 ISSUE, SCOTT 517, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). Only five stamps have achieved the perfect grade of Gem 100 in the P.S.E. Population Report (including one 100J)

115
2,200
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393
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 393, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$1.00 Violet Brown (518), $1.00 Violet Brown (518)$1.00 Violet Brown (518). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00)

95
550
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394
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 394, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine (519), 2c Carmine (519)2c Carmine (519). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PERF 11 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE, SCOTT 519. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

This stamp was created in 1917 when a small excess supply of the imperforate Scott 344 was returned by the New York City post office to the Bureau for credit. Rather than issue the credit, the Bureau perforated the sheets and returned them to the New York City post office for public sale.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,400.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98) and only five others share this grade.

850
2,600
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395
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 395, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524), $5.00 Deep Green & Black (524)$5.00 Deep Green & Black (524). Mint N.H., wide and exceptionally well-balanced margins, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

360
1,100
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