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Sale 510 — 1977 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 March, 1977

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
121
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 121, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet, Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). Used, Three Large Margins, Very Fine, Handsome Example of this Rare Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

825
1,700
122
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 122, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple, Grill (142), 24c Purple, Grill (142)24c Purple, Grill (142). Exceptionally Well-Centered, Bold Circle of Wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, signed "S. A." (Anderson), "J.W.S." (Scott), with Brookman & Usticke letters of Authenticity, Molesworth Certificate

6,000
7,000
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123
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 123, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Four Singles, used with two 2c Red Brown (146) mixed centering, tied by Circle of Wedges on Neat Cover from Ningpo, China to Tacna, Peru, "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai" pmk., two 10c also tied by "San Francisco, CaI." Transit; Magenta" 12" & neat Blue crayon "49", Ningpo Merchants Cachet on flap, small piece of cover back missing, Very Rare Usage, A Wonderful Bank Note Showpiece

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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124
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 124, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Block, Wonderfully Well-Centered, Extremely Fine, Handsome Showpiece

1,500
1,900
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125
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 125, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Vertical Block of 12 (3x4), Wonderful Color, Beautiful Proof-like Impression, perfs. tiny bit in at bottom, Very Attractive & Immensely Rare

7,650
3,250
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125A
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 125A, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues6c Brown Rose (159). Top Imprint & Plate No, 6c Brown Rose (159). Top Imprint & Plate No6c Brown Rose (159). Top Imprint & Plate No. 305 Block of Twelve, Wonderfully Fresh, light hinge in selvedge only, stamps Mint, Top Row Very Fine or Better, bottom row perfs. at top close to tiny bit in, A Fine & Extremely Rare Plate Block (Unique in this Shade, one other plate block known in dull pink & of much lesser quality)

E. 5,000-10,000
5,500
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125B
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 125B, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161). Top Imprint & Plate No, 10c Brown (161). Top Imprint & Plate No10c Brown (161). Top Imprint & Plate No. 23 Block of Twelve, Beautiful Rich Color, tiny hinge bits in extreme top selvedge only, stamps Mint, three stamps have minor surface disturbances, nevertheless Fine, Only Two Plate Blocks Known, other is a bottom position, Extremely Rare

E. 5,000-10,000
5,500
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126
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 126, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167), 1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Fresh Color, right perfs. trimmed, Fine Example of this Rare Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

3,500
2,300
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127
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 127, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168), 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Bottom & right s.e., perfs. tiny bit in at top, Fine Example of this Rare Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

1,800
1,250
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128
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 128, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Perfs. trimmed top & left, touched other two sides, Fine, Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate

4,750
3,250
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129
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 129, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170), 6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Fresh & Fine, A Choice Rarity, with P.F. & A.P.S. Certificates

4,500
4,000
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130
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 130, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Large Even Margins, Pretty Color, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,350
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131
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 131, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Left perfs. trimmed, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,100
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132
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 132, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172), 10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Perfs. trimmed two sides, perfs. tiny bit in other two sides but with parts of margins from two adjoining stamps, Fine, Rare, with P.F. Certificate

3,500
2,300
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133
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 133, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173), 12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Bottom perfs. trimmed, Huge Imperf. Margin at Top, Fine & Rare, with P.F. Certificate

1,750
1,250
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134
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 134, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Fresh Color, perfs. virtually intact, single short perf. at top, otherwise Fine, Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate

3,750
2,000
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135
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 135, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Large Margins, Wonderfully Well-Centered, Strong Color, Extremely Fine, Incredible Example of this Rare Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,150
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136
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 136, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Perfs. trimmed two sides, Fine & Rare, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
750
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137
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 137, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Right perfs. trimmed, perfs. intact other sides, Very Fine, Choice & Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate

400
2,800
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138
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 138, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Violet Carmine,Special Printing (177), 90c Violet Carmine,Special Printing (177)90c Violet Carmine,Special Printing (177). Lovely Rich Color, all perfs. intact, Fine & Handsome Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

4,250
4,000
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139
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 139, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180), 2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Magnificent Rich Color, Very Fine, the Fourth Rarest of the 28 Bank Note Special Printings, with P.F. Certificate

10,000
15,000
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140
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 140, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Bright Blue, Special Printing (181), 5c Bright Blue, Special Printing (181)5c Bright Blue, Special Printing (181). Fresh, one of the Finest of the few known, The Rarest of all Bank Note Special Printings, "W.H.C." (Colson) handstamp guarantee, with P.F. Certificate

16,500
24,000
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141
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 141, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine, Imperforate (191b). Horiz, 90c Carmine, Imperforate (191b). Horiz90c Carmine, Imperforate (191b). Horiz. Pair, Nice Margins, Nearly Full o.g., Very Fine & Rare, with P.F. Certificate

2,250
2,200
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142
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 142, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192), 1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192). Fresh, small thin spots, Very Fine Appearance, Handsome Example of this Rarity, with APS Certificate

5,000
2,500
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143
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 143, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Well-Centered, horiz. creases & thin spot, Very Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate

3,250
1,650
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144
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 144, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194). Fresh, Very Fine, Very Rare, one of the most elusive of all special printings, with P.F. Certificate

6,500
10,000
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145
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3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194). Incredible Large Even Margins, Beautiful Color, couple tiny thin spots, Extremely Fine Appearing Example of this Very Rare Special Printing, with A.P.S. & P.F. Certificate

6,500
5,500
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146
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 146, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues6c Dull rose, Special Printing (195), 6c Dull rose, Special Printing (195)6c Dull rose, Special Printing (195). Corner thin, Fine appearance, Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate

4,750
2,500
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147
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 147, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196), 7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Large Margin, Wonderfully well-Centered, bright vivid Color, Extremely fine, A Matchless Example of this Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

1,750
2,500
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148
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 148, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Deep Brown, special Printing (197), 10c Deep Brown, special Printing (197)10c Deep Brown, special Printing (197). double Transfer, show Clearly in "U.S. Postage" & "Ten Cents"; Rich Deep color, Well-Centered, Extremely Fine, Incredibly Rare, Unlisted, with W.H.C.(Colson) handstamp guarantee & P.F. Certificate

4,500
4,250
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149
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 149, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198), 12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Fresh & Very Fine, A Lovely Example of this Rare Stamp

3,250
2,500
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150
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15c Orange, Special Printing (199). Rich Color, Very Fine & Very Rare, with P .F. Certificate

4,500
5,500
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151
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 151, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Fresh Color, single short perf., otherwise Very Fine

1,500
1,200
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152
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 152, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Well-Centered, Unusually Large Margins, tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine Appearing Example of this Rare Special Printing, signed "S.A." (Spencer Anderson), with P.F. Certificate

4,000
2,000
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153
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 153, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Well-Centered, s.e. at right, Fresh Color, tiny pinpoint thin speck, Extremely Fine Appearance, Handsome Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

4,000
1,750
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154
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 154, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202), 90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Rich Color, slight thin, Fine Appearance, Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate

4,000
2,400
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155
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 155, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203), 2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203)2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203). Rich Vivid Color, Fine, the Fifth Rarest of the 28 Bank Note Special Printings, with P.F. Certificate

9,500
13,000
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156
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 156, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204), 5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204)5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204). Remarkably Well-Centered, Magnificent Rich Color, light thin spot, Extremely Fine Appearance, the Second Rarest of the 28 Bank Note Special Printings, with P.F. Certificate

13,500
13,500
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157
c
10c Brown (209). "Freak" centering, tied by Large Grid of Squares on Aug. 1888 Cover from Samoa to Rhode Island. Interisland Postage Paid by Samoa 6p Maroon (17b) tied by" Apia, Samoa" Violet Blue Double Circle, Magenta "San Francisco, Paid All" Backstamp. Original Letter Enclosed, headed "U.S.S. Adams, At sea ", Interesting contents, Rare & Desirable Combination Cover

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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158
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 158, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair Imperf. Between (211Bc), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair Imperf. Between (211Bc)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair Imperf. Between (211Bc). Fresh, o.g., Very Fine, "HFC" (Colman) hand-stamp guarantee, Rare

1,500
1,900
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159
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4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D). Extremely Fine, A Phenomenal Example of this Exceedingly Rare Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

9,000
12,000
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160
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Sale Number 510, Lot Number 160, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues8c Lilac, Imperforate (225a). Horiz. Pair with B, 8c Lilac, Imperforate (225a). Horiz. Pair with B8c Lilac, Imperforate (225a). Horiz. Pair with B. Imprint, Fresh, Full o.g., Very Scarce, Very Fine

600
1,250
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