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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
70
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 70, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations, brilliant color, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Natalee Grace", with 2003, 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ, SMQ $800.00 as 100), only one other example has achieved this perfect grade (which is the highest possible)

0
850
71
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 71, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Colossal margins and outstanding centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Jumbo example of this issue, ex Kirke and Curtis, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00), only two examples have achieved this desirable grade with none higher

5
475
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72
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 72, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Deep shade, well-balanced margins, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00), only two have graded higher (both 98J, one of which is offered in the preceding lot)

5
500
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73
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 73, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $300.00), only four have graded higher

0
275
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