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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 Number 1174, Lot Number 57, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 58, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 59, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 60, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 61, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 62, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 63, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 64, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 65, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 66, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 67, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 68, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)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 Number 1174, Lot Number 69, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (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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