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Sale 1201 — The Dr. William H. Johnson Collection of the U.S. 1890 Small Bank Note Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Category — Stamps Off-Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2043
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2043, Stamps Off-Cover1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229). 28 items, including No. 220a, two each of 15c and 30c, also bottom left corner selvage block of six of No. 224, all have Jumbo margins, a few (such as 10c, one 15c, one 30c and 90c) no gum, rich colors, few with small faults, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, nine with P.F. certificates from the 1980s or 1990s

3,040
4,000
2044
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2044, Stamps Off-Cover1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue (219-229). 28 used stamps, including 220a and 220c, two 90c, also block of four of 30c with magenta pen line "control" cancel, most have Jumbo margins which are larger than we have ever seen on some but not sure how they would grade since centering is not dead-on, few with small faults, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and desirable group, five with certificates

719
1,300
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2045
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2045, Stamps Off-Cover2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep dark shade on bright paper, enormous margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

160
700
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2046
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2046, Stamps Off-Cover2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge bottom right corner sheet selvage, brilliant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

20
400
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2047
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2047, Stamps Off-Cover2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Perfectly centered with enormous margins all around, brilliant color, bold strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular used example of this issue, ex "Tahoe", Kirke and Curtis, with 2003 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00), only one has graded higher (at 100, we have never offered it) and two others share this grade

0
350
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2048
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2048, Stamps Off-Cover4c Dark Brown (222), 4c Dark Brown (222)4c Dark Brown (222). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

80
700
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2049
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2049, Stamps Off-Cover6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Original gum, barely hinged, with wide top sheet selvage, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1978 and 1998 P.F. certificates

50
600
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2050
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2050, Stamps Off-Cover8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Original gum, Jumbo margins and essentially perfectly centered, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem

45
425
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2051
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2051, Stamps Off-Cover8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Jumbo margins and precise centering, fresh color, light strike of violet grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Curtis, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

17
350
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2052
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2052, Stamps Off-Cover8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Bold strike of registry oval cancel, phenomenal centering with absolutely enormous margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

17
300
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2053
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2053, Stamps Off-Cover10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of oval 1890 registered datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with tremendous eye appeal

5
225
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2054
og
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2054, Stamps Off-Cover30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

280
1,300
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2055
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2055, Stamps Off-Cover90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Jumbo margins and choice centering, warm color, New York oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00)

140
350
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2056
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2056, Stamps Off-Cover90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Vibrant color, registry oval cancel leaves portrait clearly visible, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, scarce with such wide margins, with 1986 P.F. certificate

140
200
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2057
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2057, Stamps Off-Cover90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Radiant color, neat New York registry oval cancel, choice centering with enormous margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1993 P.F. certificate

140
350
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2058
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2058, Stamps Off-Cover90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Two items, one with 90c tied on 90c Purple full corner (U347) by "Lynn, Mass. Reg" handstamp, one with "Canal Zone" circular datestamp (small faults), third item also included is No. 220 tied by "World's Fair, Chicago Ill. Jun. 8, 1893 4PM" duplex on small piece, Fine-Very Fine and unusual group

E. 300-400
400
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