Sale 1150 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.
Scott 187 without secret mark is significantly more difficult than Scott 188 to find in such superb condition.
Ex "Scarsdale". With 1973, 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. 1879 ISSUE IN EXISTENCE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND ONE OF ONLY TWO STAMPS TO ACHIEVE IT.
The 90c 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue is extremely difficult to obtain in choice Mint Never-Hinged condition, because of the small supply of well-centered blocks from which Mint N.H. singles could be harvested. We have offered only a few Mint N.H. examples of Scott 191, and none of them can rival the superb quality of this stamp.
With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $43,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and only one other has equaled it.