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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 = 216
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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
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2371, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by large dotted grid cancel, used with Samoa, 1890, 1p Green, 2p Brown Orange, Perf 12 x 11-1/2 (11b, 13b), 5c affixed overlapping 1p, tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Mar. 26" double-circle datestamp on cover to Baltimore Md., red San Francisco transit and Baltimore receiving datestamp on back, backflap removed

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL THREE-STAMP MIXED FRANKING FROM SAMOA TO THE UNITED STATES.

Ex Hollowbush and Vogel

E. 1,500-2,000
850
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1173, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

625
700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
228
PF 90
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 228, 1879-87 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., intense color on bright paper, choice centering with enormous margins at sides

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 5-CENT INDIGO AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 1999, 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

625
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2055
PSE 98J
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2055, 1870-90 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, intense shade and impression, small vertical plate scratch at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 5-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- NO OTHER EXAMPLE GRADES ABOVE 95.

The 5c Garfield was first issued in 1882 in shades of Brown. When the colors were changed in 1888, the 5c was released in a beautiful Indigo shade. Although unused copies are by no means scarce, Mint N.H. examples are scarce and higher grades in Mint N.H. condition are exceedingly rare. For the collector assembling a Superb Mint N.H. set of the 1888 American Bank Note Issue, the stamp offered here is a key component.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded by far. The next highest is a 95, which is shared by five stamps.

625
6,500
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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
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 135, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 214-218), An impressive top plate block of twelve of the 5¢ Indigo 1888 Issue

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Indigo (216), block of twelve from top of right pane with"AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY" imprint, letter "K", "No. 540" plate number and guide arrow, several stamps in top row Mint N.H., others original gum, choice centering, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1983 Rarities of the World, 4/23/1983, Sale 618, lot 149

Dr. Frederick S. Fogelson, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 2/11/2005, lot 6, to William H. Gross

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Very Fine; few small hinge slivers where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, small hinge thins at top of selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$8,750.00

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1287
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1287, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 5-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, SCOTT 216, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER.

The 5c Garfield was first issued in 1882 in shades of Brown. When the colors were changed in 1888, the 5c was released in a beautiful Indigo shade. Although unused copies are by no means scarce, Mint N.H. examples are very scarce, and higher grades in Mint N.H. condition are exceedingly rare.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only four others share this desirable grade.

625
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1288
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1288, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, face-free cancel at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2003 P.F., 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading scale, and it is the only example to achieve this grade

17
3,000
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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
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1479, China5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Lightly cancelled, purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 13 Dec. '89" double oval datestamp on brown consulate cover from China to Mojave, Cal. and redirected to San Francisco, red "United States Consulate/ Ningpo" two-line handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, stamp with perf faults and some soiling, otherwise Very Fine Postal Agency Shanghai use to the U.S.

E. 400-500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 514, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Top imprint, plate no. 538 and letter "K" block of 12, natural s.e. and half arrow at right, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, diagonal crease at extreme top of selvage, some pencil notations erased from selvage

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 1888 5-CENT INDIGO.

A Power Search review reveals that in the past 15 years we have offered only one other plate block of Scott 216 (bottom position from the Curtis sale which had reattached plate no. selvage). The last top plate block we offered was in 2003

8,750
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
66
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 66, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and choice centering, exceptional depth of color, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00), only three grade higher

17
325
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