Sale 1174 — The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
57
 
Sale 1174, Lot 57, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)24c Purple (153). Excellent centering, rich color, light blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2004 and 2016 P.F. certificates

225
150
58
 
Sale 1174, Lot 58, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)12c Blackish Violet (162). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, lightly cancelled, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only two have graded higher

135
475
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59
 
Sale 1174, Lot 59, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)15c Yellow Orange (163). Intense shade, well-balanced margins, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin and Curtis, with 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

150
500
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60
 
Sale 1174, Lot 60, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Gray Black (165). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of New York Supplementary Mail Type F datestamp, wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Bowman, with 1988 and 2001 P.F. certificates

135
275
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61
 
Sale 1174, Lot 61, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)3c Green (184). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, light face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), only three have graded higher

1
800
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62
 
Sale 1174, Lot 62, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Strong color and sharp impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00), only three grade higher

40
650
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63
 
Sale 1174, Lot 63, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (191). Choice centering and margins, bold color on bright paper, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $875.00), only six grade higher

350
500
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64
 
Sale 1174, Lot 64, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Crisp impression, excellent centering with wide and balanced margins, New York circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

12
190
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65
 
Sale 1174, Lot 65, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Wide and balanced margins, near perfect centering, warm shade on bright paper, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00), only one other has equaled this grade and four grade higher

1
225
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66
 
Sale 1174, Lot 66, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and choice centering, exceptional depth of color, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00), only three grade higher

17
325
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67
 
Sale 1174, Lot 67, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Essentially perfectly centered, rich color, New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 1998, 2013 P.F. (XF 90) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

90
170
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68
 
Sale 1174, Lot 68, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Philadelphia "Paid" circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

120
150
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69
 
Sale 1174, Lot 69, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

225
250
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