Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Category — 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it, a statistic which has not changed since at least 2008
EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only four have been graded higher (at 98)