Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021
Category — 1910-13 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 374-396)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED PERF 12 WASHINGTON ISSUE, SCOTT 380.
Ex "Hanover". With 1998, 2004 and 2006 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one example at 98 and one at 100J
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1911 15-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 382, IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS THE SOLE EXAMPLE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
According to Johl (p. 288), this stamp was only current for a little less than a year. It differs from its predecessor, Scott 340, only in the watermark, and so was often overlooked by collectors when it was current.
Ex "Hanover". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $6,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is the only example to achieve this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITH THE P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98, THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 386 IN ANY FORMAT OR GUM CONDITION.
Ex Depew. With 1987 P.F. (for pair), 2010 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates (both Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00). This is the highest graded example of Scott 386 in any format or gum condition, and it has not been equaled.
EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS PAIR OF THE 1910 2-CENT CARMINE HORIZONTAL COIL WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK.
The 2c single-line watermark horizontal coil, Scott 388 was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue, Scott 393. In addition, due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, many were used and few preserved.
With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1910 2-CENT HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 388, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
This 2c coil was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8-1/2 issue. Due to the greater popularity of the horizontal coils with users, combined with a wary attitude by many collectors that early coils were simply trimmed stamps, most were used and few preserved.
With 2007 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $15,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF SCOTT 393, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00). The highest grade awarded and shared by only four others
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF SCOTT 394 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY PAIR AT THIS GRADE.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,750.00). The highest grade awarded and the only pair to achieve it.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED COIL IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex Merlin and Depew. With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only Mint N.H. example to achieve it.