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 — 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
218
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Sale 1231, Lot 218, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)1c Blue Green (300). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only two grade higher

30
600
219
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Sale 1231, Lot 219, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)2c Carmine (301). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

37
450
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220
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Sale 1231, Lot 220, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, fantastic centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only three grade higher (at 98J) and four others share this desirable grade

140
2,500
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221
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Sale 1231, Lot 221, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)4c Brown (303). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only three grade higher

140
1,600
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222
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Sale 1231, Lot 222, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)5c Blue (304). Mint N.H., radiant color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 1998 P.F. and 2004 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $975.00)

150
1,100
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223
 
No Lot.
0
0
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224
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Sale 1231, Lot 224, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)8c Violet Black (306). Mint N.H., intense shade on fresh paper, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1902 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE FIRST UNITED STATES STAMP TO PORTRAY AN AMERICAN WOMAN AS ITS PRIMARY SUBJECT.

With 1999 P.F. certificate for a block of four. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only two grade higher (all 98J) and six others share this grade.

160
2,000
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225
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Sale 1231, Lot 225, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)10c Pale Red Brown (307). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

150
1,000
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226
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Sale 1231, Lot 226, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)13c Purple Black (308). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only six grade higher

100
1,800
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227
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Sale 1231, Lot 227, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)50c Orange (310). Gorgeous bright color, Jumbo margins and precise centering, tiny natural fiber inclusion is all but unnoticeable and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin and "Alan", with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00), the highest grade awarded to any Scott 310 (Mint N.H., hinged or used) and it is shared by only two other hinged stamps, for Mint N.H. only one comes close at a grade of 98

400
3,000
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228
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Sale 1231, Lot 228, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)$1.00 Black (311). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE P.F.

According to Johl, this is the highest denomination of the set that actually served postal needs. It was used for foreign-bound packages weighing almost the acceptable limit.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (Superb 98). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one hinged stamp higher and three equal. For Mint N.H. none are higher than a 98 with three at that grade

600
1,700
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229
ogbl
Sale 1231, Lot 229, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)$1.00 Black (311). Block of four, well-centered with wide margins, intense shade, few minor perf separations

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $1.00 1902 ISSUE.

The dollar values of the 1902 Issue are rarely encountered in blocks of four with choice centering

2,750
3,750
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230
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Sale 1231, Lot 230, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, intense color on brilliant crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE WITH THE EXALTED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

Ex Merlin and "Clipper City". With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $4,750.00). Only one grades higher (at 100) and none share this grade. For Mint N.H. the highest grade awarded is a 95.

ADDENDA: 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Superb 95 (SMQ $2,000.00) no longer accompanies

825
2,600
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231
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Sale 1231, Lot 231, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, detailed impression, near perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 ISSUE TOP VALUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1970 P.F. certificate as block of four. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $6,250.00). Only two grade higher and three others share this desirable grade. A great stamp for someone who values centering -- for Mint N.H. the highest grade awarded is a 90.

2,100
5,000
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232
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Sale 1231, Lot 232, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)$5.00 Dark Green (313). Block of four, lightly hinged, deep rich color, reinforced perf separations between stamps in top pair at top and in right pair where all of the perfs are essentially separated, tiny tear adjacent to one perf hole between stamps in top pair

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 1902 ISSUE.

We have offered fewer than ten blocks of this issue since 1994.

11,000
4,250
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233
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Sale 1231, Lot 233, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H., intense color, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem

575
475
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234
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Sale 1231, Lot 234, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)5c Blue, Imperforate (315). Mint N.H. pair, large margins, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,250
1,000
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235
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Sale 1231, Lot 235, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)1c Blue Green, Coil (318). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 ONE-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 318.

Ex "Hanover". With 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair and 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85) -- we think this meets every criteria for XF 90 grade

4,250
6,250
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236
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Sale 1231, Lot 236, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)2c Carmine, Coil (322). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1908 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 322. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Issued on July 31, 1908, and intended only to be used by private vending machine companies, Scott 322 is only known with the Die II widened line at lower left.

Ex Hollowbush and "Hanover". Small backstamp and signed in pencil. With 1955 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $15,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

7,000
11,500
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237
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Sale 1231, Lot 237, 1902-08 Issues (Scott 300-319)2c Carmine, Ty. I (319). Mint N.H., rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $850.00)

15
900
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