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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
151
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Sale 1163, Lot 151, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Original gum, massive margins all around and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $320.00)

90
650
152
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 152, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. (for a block) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have been graded higher

130
1,200
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153
og
Sale 1163, Lot 153, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214). Original gum, barely hinged, gorgeous wide margins and precise centering, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $225.00)

80
400
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154
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Sale 1163, Lot 154, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

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

550
7,500
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155
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Sale 1163, Lot 155, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)

900
1,900
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156
og
Sale 1163, Lot 156, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, near perfect centering

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)

1,000
1,800
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