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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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Category — 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1281
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1281, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 212 IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $17,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and this is the only example to achieve this perfect grade. The next highest graded are three at 98, but we have never offered any of them. The highest grade we have ever offered in our auctions is a 95J.

290
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1282
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1282, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1887 2-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex "Hanover". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

120
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1283
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1283, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Huge Jumbo margins and choice centering, neatly cancelled by grid and rim of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, Jumbo used examples of this issue invariably have smudgy cork cancels, few have as crisp and clean a cancel as seen here, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

0
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1284
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1284, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Jumbo margins on all sides, brilliant color, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a massive stamp, ex Dauer, with 2000 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), only one has graded higher and only six others share this grade

0
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1285
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1285, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. with top left corner selvage, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 3-CENT VERMILION AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The 3c Vermilion can be found with wide margins, but rarely with wide margins and precise centering. This corner-margin example in Mint N.H. condition -- perfectly centered within enormous balanced margins -- is a true "miracle" stamp.

Ex Dr. Morris and "Westchester". With 1991 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 100J, we have never offered it) and no others share this grade.

180
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1286
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1286, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H. with top selvage, bright color and paper, perfectly centered with wide 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 IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (offered in our 2017 "Clipper City" sale).

525
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1287
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1287, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 5-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, SCOTT 216, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

The 5c Garfield was first issued in 1882 in shades of Brown. When the colors were changed in 1888, the 5c was released in a beautiful Indigo shade. Although unused copies are by no means scarce, Mint N.H. examples are very scarce, and higher grades in Mint N.H. condition are exceedingly rare.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only four others share this desirable grade.

625
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1288
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1288, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, face-free cancel at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2003 P.F., 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading scale, and it is the only example to achieve this grade

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1289
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1289, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., fresh color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Scarsdale" and "Beverly Hills". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). Only three others shares this grade and only three have graded higher (all at 98)

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1290
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1290, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The 1888 American Bank Note Company Issue in new colors (Scott 215-218) was the last of the Large Bank Note series that spanned two decades from 1870 until 1890, when the Small Bank Note Issue was released. The 90c is extremely difficult to obtain in such superb condition.

Ex Hoffman. With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this desirable grade. Apart from this stamp, the highest grade we have offered in our auctions is an 85, back in 2006.

4,000
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1291
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1291, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Wide margins and well-centered, bright color, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

225
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