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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
368
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 368, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)1c-3c 1873 Continental Bank Note Company Issue (156-158), 1c-3c 1873 Continental Bank Note Company Issue (156-158)1c-3c 1873 Continental Bank Note Company Issue (156-158). Gorgeous centering, 1c with blue segmented cork cancel, 2c unobtrusive cancel, 3c neat "4" in 4-ring target cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, with 2006-2014 P.S.E. certificates, 1c and 2c graded XF-Superb 95, 3c graded XF-Superb 95 Jumbo (total SMQ $825.00)

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369
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 369, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, just tied by well-struck Maple Leaf fancy cancel (Rohloff L-10), "Waterbury Conn. Jun. 3, '78 5PM" circular datestamp with the year date in manuscript on locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, illustrated in Rohloff (p. 146), with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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370
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 370, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Wide and beautifully balanced margins, rich color, neat strike of numeral "100" fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff N-5), Extremely Fine Gem stamp with an Extremely Fine strike of this unusual Waterbury fancy cancel, a rare combination thus, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
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371
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 371, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Horizontal pair, nicely balanced margins, two bold strikes of deep magenta negative "OK" in circle fancy cancel, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine strikes on a Very Fine pair, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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372
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 372, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Radiant color, Jumbo margins, neat red circular datestamp and blue target cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00), only two grade higher (at 98 and 98J) and one other shares this grade

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373
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 373, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, 5-Point Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp and highly desirable with the premium cancel, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two grade higher (98J and 100J, both offered in our Kirke sale) and three others share this grade

85
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374
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 374, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Brilliant color, choice centering, cancelled solely by blue French entry datestamp and trace of red transit at lower left, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

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375
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 375, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Crisp impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, light strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others

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376
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 376, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color and detailed impression, neat New York Foreign Mail Geometric and red New York transit cancels, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98)

150
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377
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 377, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Vibrant color nicely complemented by ultramarine radial cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only one grades higher (at 95J, ex Kirke) and one other shares this grade (ex Bowman), the example offered here is the only one of the three with a colored cancel

155
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378
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 378, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep greenish shade on crisp paper, New York Supplementary Mail Type F cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Merlin and "Clipper City", with 1992 and 2017 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three grade higher

135
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379
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 379, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins all around, pretty shade, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, the 30c 1873 Continental Bank Note issue is virtually impossible to find with such Jumbo margins, ex "Natalee Grace", with 1991 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

135
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380
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 380, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Brilliant color, light strike of bullseye and part of blue crayon cancels, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only six others

275
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381
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 381, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)2c Vermilion, 5c Blue (178, 179), 2c Vermilion, 5c Blue (178, 179)2c Vermilion, 5c Blue (178, 179). Each with unusually choice centering, 2c with target cancel, 5c with cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gems, 2c with 2002 A.P.S. and 2003 P.F. certificates, 5c with 2008 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

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