Sale 1156 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Category — 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-320)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE FIRST UNITED STATES STAMP TO PORTRAY AN AMERICAN WOMAN AS ITS PRIMARY SUBJECT.
With 1999 P.F. certificate for a block of four. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three grade higher (all 98J) and five others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED 95 BY P.S.A.G.
With 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate (95)
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VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE.
Early Bureau dollar values are scarce as blocks of four
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.
With 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1908 5-CENT IMPERFORATE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN USED CONDITION, ESPECIALLY AS A MULTIPLE. THIS OUTSTANDING PAIR IS THE HIGHEST GRADED BY P.S.E.
According to Johl, only 29 sheets of 400 of the 5c imperforate were issued. Most were sent to Indianapolis and the majority was used by manufacturers of private coils. Some unused were no doubt kept by collectors -- 825 copies were distributed to members of the Detroit Philatelic Society. It is possible that most of the used copies originate from this supply.
Ex Hillmer and Natalee Grace. With 1987 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 80, SMQ $11,500.00 as 80). This is the highest graded pair in the P.S.E. Population Report and it is matched by no others