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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
441
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 441, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Sesquicentennial (627), 2c Sesquicentennial (627)2c Sesquicentennial (627). Mint N.H., mathematically precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $300.00)

4
300
442
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 442, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630), 2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630)2c White Plains Souvenir Sheet (630). Mint N.H. and free of the gum skips often seen on this issue, exceptional centering throughout, Extremely Fine, difficult to find with such choice centering

600
700
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443
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 443, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)1c Green (632), 1c Green (632)1c Green (632). Mint N.H., incomparable margins and centering, fresh color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, this 1926-34 Rotary Press Issue is notorious for small-margined stamps, the example offered here is truly superb, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $375.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

0
550
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444
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 444, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b), 2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (634b). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, precise centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Curtis, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00), only two examples have graded higher and only three others share this grade

450
550
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445
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 445, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A), 2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A)2c Carmine, Ty. II (634A). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide margins, intense shade and proof-like impression on post office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1928 2-CENT CARMINE TYPE II, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1981 and 1997 P.F. certificates. With 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,950.00). Only two examples have been graded higher

650
2,000
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446
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 446, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)8c Olive Green (640), 8c Olive Green (640)8c Olive Green (640). Mint N.H., precisely centered, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex "Hanover", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $270.00)

3
250
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447
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 447, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)10c Orange (642), 10c Orange (642)10c Orange (642). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Hanover", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00)

5
350
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448
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 448, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Molly Pitcher, 2c, 5c Hawaii, Ovpts. (646-648), 2c Molly Pitcher, 2c, 5c Hawaii, Ovpts. (646-648)2c Molly Pitcher, 2c, 5c Hawaii, Ovpts. (646-648). Mint N.H., each with essentially perfect centering and wide to Jumbo margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2008-2013 P.S.E. certificates, Nos. 646-647 graded Superb 98, No. 648 Superb 98 Jumbo (only six grade higher), total SMQ $920.00

30
450
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449
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 449, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Edison, Coil (656), 2c Edison, Coil (656)2c Edison, Coil (656). Mint N.H. joint line pair, uncharacteristically well-centered and wide-margined, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), only two grade higher

110
1,100
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450
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 450, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)Kansas-Nebraska Ovpts., Superb Graded Balance, Kansas-Nebraska Ovpts., Superb Graded BalanceKansas-Nebraska Ovpts., Superb Graded Balance. Five Mint N.H. stamps on a stock card, four are P.S.E. graded (one P.S.A.G. graded) including Nos. 658 (98), 669 (98), 670 (P.S.A.G. 95J), 671 (98) and 673 (95J), fresh and Extremely Fine Gems, total SMQ counting all as P.S.E. graded $1,485.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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451
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 451, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)2c Kans. Ovpt. (660), 2c Kans. Ovpt. (660)2c Kans. Ovpt. (660). Mint N.H. with top selvage, intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 660

7
300
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452
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 452, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661), 3c Kans. Ovpt. (661)3c Kans. Ovpt. (661). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $725.00), only three have graded higher, this is the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions

35
425
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453
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 453, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662), 4c Kans. Ovpt. (662)4c Kans. Ovpt. (662). Mint N.H., deep rich color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), only six have graded higher (all 98J)

35
275
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454
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 454, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)5c Kans. Ovpt. (663), 5c Kans. Ovpt. (663)5c Kans. Ovpt. (663). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of one of the most difficult Kansas-Nebraska issues to find in the highest grades, ex "Golden Oak", with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), only two have graded higher and only four others share this grade

25
800
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455
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 455, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664), 6c Kans. Ovpt. (664)6c Kans. Ovpt. (664). Mint N.H., vivid color and crisp paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J)

50
475
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456
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 456, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)7c Kans. Ovpt. (665), 7c Kans. Ovpt. (665)7c Kans. Ovpt. (665). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, deep intense shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), only four grade higher

50
650
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457
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 457, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666), 8c Kans. Ovpt. (666)8c Kans. Ovpt. (666). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

145
225
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458
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 458, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667), 9c Kans. Ovpt. (667)9c Kans. Ovpt. (667). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 667

27
600
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459
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 459, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668), 10c Kans. Ovpt. (668)10c Kans. Ovpt. (668). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, intense color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), only one has graded higher and three share this impressive grade, the 10c Kansas has the smallest population of stamps graded 98 or better among all the Kansas-Nebraska ovpts.

45
700
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460
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 460, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672), 3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672)3c Nebr. Ovpt. (672). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate (100 ogNH), by way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two stamps graded 100 or better

22
225
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461
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 461, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674), 5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674)5c Nebr. Ovpt. (674). Mint N.H., deep shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Hanover", with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only one has graded higher (at 100J)

30
900
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462
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 462, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675), 6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675)6c Nebr. Ovpt. (675). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, bright and fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,075.00)

70
850
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463
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 463, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676), 7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676)7c Nebr. Ovpt. (676). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp and surely one of the finest in existence, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,350.00), only one has graded higher (100J from Siegel Sale 1019, lot 909), this is the only example to achieve this perfect grade

45
1,000
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464
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 464, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677), 8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677)8c Nebr. Ovpt. (677). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. and it is shared by only seven others

60
1,100
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465
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 465, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678), 9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678)9c Nebr. Ovpt. (678). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

70
850
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466
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 466, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679), 10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679)10c Nebr. Ovpt. (679). Mint N.H., radiant color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb 10c Nebraska ovpt., with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only four have graded higher

180
550
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467
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 467, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)1-1/2c, 4c Brown, Coils (686-687), 1-1/2c, 4c Brown, Coils (686-687)1-1/2c, 4c Brown, Coils (686-687). Mint N.H. joint line pairs, both with wide and balanced margins, first with intact perfs at sides and portions of both adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine Gems, ex Merlin, No. 686 with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98), No. 687 with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95), total SMQ $540.00

33
900
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468
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 468, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)30c Brown (700), 30c Brown (700)30c Brown (700). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, ex "Golden Oak", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $350.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J and 100)

22
250
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469
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 469, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)50c Lilac (701), 50c Lilac (701)50c Lilac (701). Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00), only seven have graded higher

52
250
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470
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 470, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)1c-10c National Parks (740-749), 1c-10c National Parks (740-749)1c-10c National Parks (740-749). Mint N.H., each with perfectly balanced Jumbo margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem set, ex Merlin, with 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; total SMQ $1,830.00)

15
1,400
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471
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 471, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)-1/2c-$5.00 1938 Presidential (803-834, 832b), -1/2c-$5.00 1938 Presidential (803-834, 832b)-1/2c-$5.00 1938 Presidential (803-834, 832b). Mint N.H. complete set including the $1.00 watermarked (832b), exceptional centering essentially throughout, each P.S.E. graded with the vast majority Superb 98, also one Gem 100 (809) and just a few lower than 98 with Nos. 812 and 824 graded 95, 832b graded 95J, 833 graded 85 and 834 graded 90, an exceptionally fresh and desirable group and a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set of the Presidentials in superb graded condition, total SMQ $3,222.00

342
1,100
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472
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 472, 1925 and Later Issues (Scott 627-893)1c-10c Famous Americans (859-893), 1c-10c Famous Americans (859-893)1c-10c Famous Americans (859-893). Complete Mint N.H. set, all but three P.S.E. graded Superb 98 (three without certificates), fresh and Extremely Fine Gem set, with 35 stamps it would take not only great time and patience to find all 98's, it would also be a significant investment in certificates, total SMQ is approximately $1,600.00

E. 500-750
750
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