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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
255
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 255, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D), 4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D)4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D). Without gum as issued, with right sheet selvage, deep rich color on crisp paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 26 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of the 4c 1883 Special Printing,, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/211D , contains 26 stamps offered as No. 211D, of which 25 have been certified by The Philatelic Foundation. Post Office Department records indicate that only 26 were sold. Of the known copies, at least five have small faults. Very few are as well centered as the example offered here.

Census No. 211D-UNC-23. Ex Colonel Green, Dr. Test (“Concord”) and Lyons. With 1984 and 1998 P.F. certificates. Eugene Klein handstamp on back of selvage

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