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

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
407
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 407, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c Dull Blue (219). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

65
225
408
og
Sale 1219, Lot 408, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

160
475
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409
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 409, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine (220). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

60
700
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410
og
Sale 1219, Lot 410, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Original gum, h.r., intense shade on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

150
225
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411
og
Sale 1219, Lot 411, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, detailed impression clearly showing the variety, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1982 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90), by way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one higher (at 90J, also hinged) and one at this XF-90 grade in Mint N.H. condition

650
1,200
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412
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 412, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)3c Purple (221). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), only three grade higher (two at 95J and one at 98)

175
1,100
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413
og
Sale 1219, Lot 413, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)4c Dark Brown (222). Original gum, intense shade and impression, massive Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00), this is one of the widest-margined examples we have ever encountered

80
375
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414
og
Sale 1219, Lot 414, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)5c Chocolate (223). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge Jumbo margins and essentially perfectly centered, wonderful color on fresh bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

90
400
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415
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 415, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., rich color, enormous margins, small natural gum skips not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1999 P.S.E. and 2005 P.F. certificates with selvage (XF-Superb 95), we are surprised this did not receive a Jumbo designation

160
1,000
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416
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 416, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate with top selvage (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00), only three grade higher (all at 98J) and five others share this desirable grade

135
1,500
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417
og
Sale 1219, Lot 417, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226). Original gum, lightly hinged, handsome wide margins and near perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

200
300
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418
og
Sale 1219, Lot 418, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)15c Indigo (227). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,150.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others, the highest grade for a Mint N.H. example is 95J (two examples), the stamp offered here is perfect if you value centering and margins above all else

180
1,300
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419
og
Sale 1219, Lot 419, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (if at all), wide margins and essentially perfect centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), the only stamp awarded this grade with just two higher (at 98J), for comparison purposes only one Mint N.H. has achieved this grade which is the highest awarded in that category

280
2,200
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420
og
Sale 1219, Lot 420, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Killien, with 1983 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00)

450
750
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