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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 — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
382
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 382, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Enormous margins all around, blue Cincinnati circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

6
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383
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 383, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c-10c 1879 American Bank Note Company Issue (182, 184, 186-188), 1c-10c 1879 American Bank Note Company Issue (182, 184, 186-188)1c-10c 1879 American Bank Note Company Issue (182, 184, 186-188). Including three 3c and two 6c, each selected by Mr. Morton for superior centering and cancellation, 1c with large 5-Point Star cancel, 3c with blue segmented cork graded 95 and ex Kirke, another 3c with blue target cancel, third 3c with N.Y. duplex and graded 90 and ex Kirke, one 6c with purple 5-Point Star, other 6c with cork cancel graded 90 and ex Kirke, No. 187 with blue straightline town cancel, No. 188 with target cancel, Extremely Fine and desirable group, each with at least one certificate

125
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384
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 384, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others

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385
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 385, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color, neat strike of propeller-style cork cancel and circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), only three grade higher

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386
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 386, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TAYLOR, SCOTT 185, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,000.00). The highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it.

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387
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 387, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Huge margins and choice centering, beautifully struck blue circle of 16 wedges "sunburst" cancel with rim of blue town datestamp at bottom

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 6-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, SCOTT 186, WITH A VERY UNUSUAL CANCEL.

Ex "Golden Oak". With 1992 P.F. certificate

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388
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 388, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, central strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 and 2018 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $775.00), only four grade higher

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389
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 389, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Vivid color and crisp impression, absolutely massive margins, face-free strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, ex Merlin, with 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), only one grades higher (at 100J, offered in our "Natalee Grace" sale where it realized $3,750 hammer) and one other share this grade

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390
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 390, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, bold registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only six grade higher (at 95J and 98)

90
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391
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 391, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Brilliant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1879 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Ex Bowman. With 1992 and 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 95J and 98) and only three others share this grade.

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