Sale 924 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3: Bank Note and Bureau Issues and Postage Dues
Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006
Category — 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue
3c Red Brown (J17). Mint N.H., beautiful warm shade and detailed impression which shows the remarkable detail of the engraved lathework background, choice centering with Jumbo margins
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 3-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION -- THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
The other Mint N.H. example we offered was offered in the Silver Lake collection (Sale 866) where it realized $8,500 hammer. The margins on this stamp are significantly larger.
With 1982 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $4,600.00 as 90, SMQ does not price this stamp graded 95). This is the only Mint N.H. graded stamp at this time.