Sale 708 — 1989 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 April, 1989

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
248
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Sale 708, Lot 248, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Grill (136). Block, Fresh, Part o.g., Wonderfully Well-centered, Extremely Fine, with P .F. Certificate

1,200
1,350
249
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Sale 708, Lot 249, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Grill, Imperforate (136b). Horizontal Pair, Large Margins, Fresh, o.g., creased (typical for virtually all known examples), Very Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate for block

1,200
525
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250
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Sale 708, Lot 250, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Grill (139). Fresh, o.g., Shows Many Grill Points, Very Fine and Choice, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
2,200
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251
 
Sale 708, Lot 251, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). Nicely Centered, Rich Color, Blue Town pmks., Very Fine, with two P.F. Certificates

1,500
1,500
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252
 
Sale 708, Lot 252, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple, Grill (142). Cork Cancel, Very Fine, One of the Rarest of the Bank Note Issues, with P.F. Certificates

10,500
7,000
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253
 
Sale 708, Lot 253, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple, Grill (142). Fresh Color, Two Small Quartered Cork cancels, Shows Many Grill Points, small corner creases and two large tears, Very Fine Appearing Example of This Rare Stamp, signed Bartels, with P.F. Certificate

10,500
3,500
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254
 
Sale 708, Lot 254, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Printed on Both Sides (147a). Used, natural straight edge at left, clear partial impression on back, Rare, with P.F. Certificate

1,500
850
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255
 
Sale 708, Lot 255, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Double Impression (147b). Average Centering, Target cancel, trivial pinhole, Rare, with P.F. Certificate

1,000
500
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256
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Sale 708, Lot 256, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Imperforate (147c). Vertical Pair, Large to Huge Margins, small thin in top stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, Very Scarce Undercatalogued Variety

700
475
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257
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Sale 708, Lot 257, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153). Horizontal Block of Six, Fresh, Virtually Full o.g., some minor bits of paper on gum, bottom right stamp barely noticeable tear, otherwise Fine, Rare Block

5,650
2,200
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258
c
Sale 708, Lot 258, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153). Used With 1c Ultramarine (145) and 3c Green (147), tied by Grids of Tiny Diamonds and Pottsville, Pa. pmk. on Small Printed Address Cover to Brazil, Red "New 24 York" and London Paid pmks., 1c stamp folded over edge of cover, small cover faults, still Very Attractive, Scarce, with contents and P.F. Certificate

E. 1,000-2,000
800
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259
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Sale 708, Lot 259, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine (155). Block with Right Sheet Margin, Full o.g., Post Office Fresh and Well-centered, Rich Color, Extremely Fine, A Beautiful Block, with P.F. Certificate for Block of Six (left pair removed)

7,000
5,750
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260
P
Sale 708, Lot 260, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Brown, 12c Blackish Violet, 15c Yellow Orange, Imperforate Proofs on Stamp Paper in Issued Colors (157P var, 162P var, 163P var). Large Margins, Fresh, 12c tiny thin, otherwise Very Fine, Rare, with P.F. Certificates

E. 2,000-5,000
2,500
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261
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2c Brown (157). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 241 Block of 18 (9x2), o.g., some strengthened perfs., bottom margin trimmed under imprint, natural straight edge at left, Fresh, Well-centered, Fine-Very Fine, listed but Unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-2,000
1,200
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262
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2c Brown (157). Block of 45 (9x5), Nearly All Mint, some strengthened separations, natural straight edge at left, Fresh, Fine-Very Fine

7,020
1,550
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263
 
Sale 708, Lot 263, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Double Impression (158b). Light cancel, top perfs. touch, Fine for this Scarce and Elusive Variety, with A.P.S. Certificate

600
475
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264
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Sale 708, Lot 264, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Normal and End Roller Continental Grills (158a). Horizontal Strip of Three, Right Stamp End Roller, Fresh, o.g., perfs. partly blunted by scissors on left stamp, otherwise Fine, Very Scarce

750
425
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265
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Sale 708, Lot 265, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Continental Grill (158e). Block, Fresh, o.g., some gum bends, top right stamp light crease and small tear, top perfs. close to touch, Very Scarce in Multiples

700
400
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266
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Sale 708, Lot 266, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion (160). Mint Sheet Corner Block of 16, seven stamps have creases, one stamp small thin, Fine-Very Fine Centering, A Remarkable Showpiece of this Scarce Stamp

6,800
3,500
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267
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Sale 708, Lot 267, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Perfs. blunted by scissors separation two sides, Fine, with P.F. Certificate

3,500
1,500
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268
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Sale 708, Lot 268, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Fresh True Color, scissors trimmed perfs. as characteristic of this issue, Fine, with P.F. Certificate

2,750
1,800
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269
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Sale 708, Lot 269, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Fresh and Very Well-centered, scissors trimmed perfs. as characteristic of this issue, tiny trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

7,750
5,750
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270
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Sale 708, Lot 270, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Fresh and Beautifully Centered, scissors trimmed perfs. as characteristic of this issue, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
5,500
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271
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Sale 708, Lot 271, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Rich Color, perfs. partly trimmed as often (perfs. intact three sides), Fine and Rare, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
3,250
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272
c
Sale 708, Lot 272, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, Vertical and Horizontal Bisects (178b). On Individual Covers, former tied by Wentworth N.C. pmk., latter tied by Numeral "5", Fine-Very Fine, Extremely Rare, Impossible to Duplicate, each with P.F. Certificate. Possibly one other known of former, latter Only Recorded Example and ex-Waterhouse

E. 2,000-5,000
1,550
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273
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Sale 708, Lot 273, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Fresh, Gorgeous Deep Rich Color, scissors separated as usual blunting some perfs., Fine Example of This Rare Stamp

17,000
8,000
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274
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Sale 708, Lot 274, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Double Impression (184b). Three Huge Margins, lightly cancelled, Fine, Listed but Unpriced, Rare, with P.F. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
725
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275
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10c Brown, With and Without Secret Mark. (187, 188). Horizontal Combination Pair, o.g. Rich Color, Well-centered, somewhat weak perfs. with some reinforcement, Very Fine, with two P.F. Certificates

E. 2,000-5,000
2,000
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276
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Sale 708, Lot 276, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Fresh, Very Fine and Attractive, with A.P.S. and P.F. Certificates

2,100
3,750
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277
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Sale 708, Lot 277, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Very Fresh, Fine, with P.F. Certificate

7,000
5,250
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278
P
Sale 708, Lot 278, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c-90c 1882-87 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs (205P2-218P2). Mounted on Small Gray Cards from a Roosevelt Album, Fresh, No. 207P2 Gray Card reduced almost to Die size, Extremely Fine

3,850
1,100
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279
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Sale 708, Lot 279, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Fresh, without gum as issued, Remarkably Well-centered, Extremely Fine and Choice, One of the Finest Known Examples of This Extremely Rare Stamp, with 1945 A.P.S. Certificate and 1988 P.F. Certificate, ex-Cole

16,500
22,000
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280
c
Sale 708, Lot 280, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Dark Red Brown (210). Tied by Odd Cork and Clear "Crawfordsville, Ind. Oct 1" pmk. on First Day Cover, ms. "1883", Clear "Williamsport, Ind. Oct 1 1883" receiving backstamp, small cover faults at left, Very Scarce

1,700
675
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281
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Sale 708, Lot 281, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Mint Horizontal Block of Six, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, A Beautiful Rare Block, with P.F. Certificate

4,400
3,500
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282
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1c Ultramarine (212). Complete Sheet of 100, o.g., Nearly All Mint, some hinge reinforcement, mostly around edges, five stamps have faults (only one affects bottom plate no. block), negligible selvedge toning, otherwise Fine Sheet

7,370
2,700
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283
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Sale 708, Lot 283, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Horizontal Block of Ten, Rich Color, light Oval Reg. cancels, top right pair has faults (crease, etc.), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Several Exceptionally Fine

1,470
1,100
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