Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017
Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH EXCEPTIONAL COLOR.
Original-gum examples of the 15c 1875 Continental Issue with choice centering and vivid color are very seldom encountered. The stamp offered here combines all attributes one could hope for and is easily one of the finest we have encountered.
With 2017 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR CONTINENTAL ISSUE.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 12-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.
Our census of Scott 198 contains 63 certified examples. Of these, at least one-third have small flaws. Many have poor centering.
Census No. 198-UNC-63. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Only five others in the P.S.E. Population Report share this superior grade with only one higher (at 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2008 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,900.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J and 100) and three others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
With 1998 P.F., 2006 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J)