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Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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Category — 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 1, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, crisp shade, intermediate impression, lightly struck red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00). This is one of only four awarded this grade with just five higher.

Bid on this lot

350
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 2, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Left pane position with interpane margin at right showing guide dots at center, other margins large to full at top, rich color, sharply detailed intermediate impression, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine

Bid on this lot

350
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 3, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to full at bottom, deep rich color and intermediate impression, red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

400
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 4, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Large to huge margins including left sheet margin and part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade and worn-plate impression, bold strike of red New York square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DESIRABLE RED ORANGE SHADE.

With 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

9,000
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 5, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Reconstructed block of six from vertical strips of Positions 79/89/99R1 and 80/90/100R1, containing Double Transfer Types A (Position 80) and B (Position 90), mostly large margins all around, rich Deep Red Brown color and impression from the First Printing, each with vivid red grid cancel, top two stamps faintly creased

THE UNIQUE “ASHBROOK RECONSTRUCTION”--A BLOCK OF SIX DIVIDED INTO TWO VERTICAL STRIPS AND REJOINED TO FORM ONE EXTREMELY FINE AND INCOMPARABLE SHOWPIECE.

The left strip was owned by Stanley B. Ashbrook. In 1918, while viewing the Judge Robert S. Emerson collection, he realized that a similar strip owned by the judge had once adjoined his own. The reconstructed block is illustrated in the Brookman book (Volume 1, page 43).

Vertical 5c 1847 strips are very rare, on or off cover. It is reported that only one other 5c multiple exists with both double transfers--a pair from Positions 80 and 90R--but the pair is cut into at bottom and right.

Ex Emerson, Ashbrook, Newbury, Dr. Morris, Mirsky and Middendorf. With 1980 Freidl and 1983 P.F. certificates. 1996 Calvet M. Hahn analysis accompanies.

Bid on this lot

E. 20,000-30,000
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 6, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Large margins to ample at top, vivid shade from the cleaned plate, bold strikes of red New York square grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,000
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 7, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 89R1, enormous Jumbo margins all around including small parts of adjoining stamps at top, left and right, crisp shade and proof-like impression, beautifully complemented by bold red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE AND GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 1994 (as a pair), 2001 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $13,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others.

Bid on this lot

775
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 8, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to huge at right, intense shade and proof-like impression beautifully complemented by "paint red" St. Louis Mo. 10c integral-rate circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott value as normal red cancel

Bid on this lot

775
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 9, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3), 5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 UNGAI)

Bid on this lot

900
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Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 10, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction (Scott 1-4)10c Black, Reproduction (4), 10c Black, Reproduction (4)10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine

Bid on this lot

1,150
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