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

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

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
163
 
Sale 1231, Lot 163, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Enormous Jumbo margins, almost mathematically perfect centering, rich color, cork and circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others

6
650
164
 
Sale 1231, Lot 164, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Green (184). Exceptional Jumbo margins and beautifully centered, deep rich color, face-free handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00)

1
425
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165
 
Sale 1231, Lot 165, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, light purple and black cancels, the stamp has just the barest trace of the secret mark and so is certified as Scott 188

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ASTONISHING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK -- WITH THE ULTIMATE P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in 100J grade, SMQ $3,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other

32
2,100
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166
 
Sale 1231, Lot 166, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)15c Red Orange (189). Huge Jumbo margins and exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color with almost face-free light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), only six grade higher

27
425
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167
 
Sale 1231, Lot 167, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Full Black (190). Intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only six grade higher (at 95J and 98)

90
1,000
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168
 
Sale 1231, Lot 168, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Carmine (191). Massive Jumbo margins and choice centering, bright color, light face-free cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN THIS CONDITION.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate

375
1,500
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169
 
Sale 1231, Lot 169, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Wide margins and mathematically perfect centering, light handstamp cancel leaves design fully visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 5-CENT GARFIELD, SCOTT 205, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS IS ONLY USED EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE, WITH NONE HIGHER.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no other used examples

15
3,000
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170
 
Sale 1231, Lot 170, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Green (213). Jumbo margins on all sides, outstanding centering, cork cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a massive stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00), only one used example grades higher and only six others share this grade

0
900
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171
 
Sale 1231, Lot 171, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Vermilion (214). Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, fiery color on bright paper, faintly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example which would be nearly impossible to improve upon, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others

50
2,100
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172
 
Sale 1231, Lot 172, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, outstanding centering with balanced margins, face-free handstamp cancel leaves the Perry vignette unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one grades higher (at 95J), we have offered most of the other 95s and only this example has a face-free cancel

225
1,500
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