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 — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
156
 
Sale 1231, Lot 156, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Fresh color, with red Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, this precancel is much scarcer in red than in black

E. 500-750
1,400
157
 
Sale 1231, Lot 157, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), only one grades higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade

25
1,200
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158
 
Sale 1231, Lot 158, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Choice centering with particularly wide margins, vibrant color and sharp impression on bright white paper, neat red New York Foreign Mail cancel at bottom left leaving the central vignette unobstructed, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 1994 P.S.E. certificates

95
1,400
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159
 
Sale 1231, Lot 159, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Exceptional centering with wide margins, rich color complemented by blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, ex Dr. Morris, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98), we have sold more than half of the other nine that grade 95 and this is the only one cancelled in blue

137
1,300
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160
 
Sale 1231, Lot 160, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Well-proportioned margins, neat strike of red 4-bar grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 2007 P.S.E. and 2014 P.F. certificates

155
325
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161
 
Sale 1231, Lot 161, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Jumbo margins, bright color contrasted by red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss TR-W9), Very Fine and choice, ex Kirke, with 1988 (for pair) and 2004 P.F. certificates

160
325
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162
 
Sale 1231, Lot 162, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Radiant color on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, face-free cancel leaves design unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only six others

300
1,500
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