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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1870-88 Bank Note Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 185
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1164, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,400
1,100
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 130, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)The finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note Co, The finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note CoThe finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note Co. Issue, and the only one known from the top position

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Blue (185), block of twelve from top of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY" imprint, "No. 325" plate number and guide arrow, original gum, few small hinge remnants, one or two may be Mint N.H., phenomenal centering is especially evident on the bottom row, remarkably deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 485 (illustrated on page 20). The 1984 supplement to the census notes this is ex Wunderlich, but we are unable to find any confirmation#

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; few small hinge slivers mostly added as preventive measure to stabilize the block, few trivial perf separations

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$12,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Only two plate blocks of Scott 185 are known. The only recorded top position plate block is offered here. The other plate block, a bottom position from Plate 325, was offered in the 1998 Wampler sale held by Shreves Philatelic Galleries.

E. 10,000-15,000
19,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1816
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1816, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue & 1880 Special Printing (Scott 182-199)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, bright color, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 5-CENT BLUE TAYLOR PRINTED BY THE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2007 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an original-gum Scott 185 and it is shared by only one other stamp. The highest grade for a Mint N.H. copy is 90J

425
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
5c Blue (185). 19 covers, one used and one plate proof on card, covers include use from St. Louis to Nagasaki, Japan with stamp tied by Shield fancy cancel, one used with 1c and two 2c to Beirutt, Syria, one from Cal. to Brazil and forwarded to Mass., pair on mourning cover to Belgium, pair on cover to Gabon, Africa, three to Turkey, one to Foo Chow, China, nice range of markings, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group for the Taylor thematic collector or a Bank Note collector looking for destinations

E. 750-1,000
900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1206, Great Britain and British Isles5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Faintly tied by Colorado duplex datestamp on 1879 mining scene overall illustrated cover to Bridge of Allen, Scotland, receiving backstamp of Nov. 8, 1879, few small edge tears are inconsequential, Very Fine and beautiful illustrated cover

E. 200-300
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1372, Malta5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Tied by "New-York N. Apr. 26" (1881) duplex datestamp on blue folded letter to Malta, red London transit and Malta receiving backstamps, perfs at top blunted from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce destination for a Bank Note cover, even during the UPU period

E. 300-400
475
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1478, China5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Tied by light circle of wedges cancel, "U.S. Postal Agcy, Shan China Nov. 21" (1882) circular datestamp on cover to Rutland Vt., forwarded to Vergennes Vt. with 3c Blue Green (207) tied by Rutland duplex datestamp, red "Customs Kiukiang Nov. 17 '82" and "Customs Shanghai Nov. 19 '82" backstamps, San Francisco transit backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use

E. 500-750
850
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 287, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (if at all), intense color, choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates

425
850
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
288
PF 90
og
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 288, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1973 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

425
625
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
289
PF 85
og
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 289, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and detailed impression, unusually wide margins at top and bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1984 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

450
550
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