Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
138
 
Sale 777, Lot 138, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, Grill (138). Enormous margins all around, strong grill, Extremely Fine, an incredibly choice example, with 1995 P.F. certificate

350
0
139
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Sale 777, Lot 139, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Grill (139). Nearly full o.g., rich color, Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,000
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140
 
Sale 777, Lot 140, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). Well-centered, unusually rich color, face-free target cancel in blue, Extremely Fine, choice example, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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141
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Sale 777, Lot 141, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Black, Grill (143). Full original gum, deep shade, full perfs all around, grill clearly visible on front, some purple ink from a 24c Bank Note adhering to gum, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

7,500
5,000
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142
c
Sale 777, Lot 142, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Black, Grill (143). Clear grill, tied by "New York Feb. 14" cds on 1871 folded cover to Vera Cruz, red merchant's oval at left, black "4" hs at center, Very Fine, very few covers known with the 30c grilled stamp, with 1976 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,500
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143
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Sale 777, Lot 143, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Rose Carmine (166). Block of four, o.g., B.R. stamp Mint, Fine and fresh

10,000
0
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144
c
Sale 777, Lot 144, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Rose Carmine (166). Used with 10c Brown (161) and 5c Blue (185) on registered cover to New York, stamps well-tied by Tarrytown N.Y Jan. 15, 1891" duplex struck twice

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE STAMP USED ON A SMALL COVER.

This combination franking is unique

E. 15,000-20,000
15,000
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145
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Sale 777, Lot 145, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Bottom sheet margin with plate no. "127", fresh and bright, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman

8,250
5,500
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146
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Sale 777, Lot 146, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Bottom margin with plate no. "161", full perfs all around with none of the usual scissor separations, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, Ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman

3,750
3,500
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147
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Sale 777, Lot 147, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Bottom margin with plate "No. 1", virtually full perfs all around, bright and fresh, Very Fine and rare, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman

10,000
4,000
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148
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Sale 777, Lot 148, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Usual scissor separations, Very Fine, rare, with 1988 P.F. certificate

10,000
3,500
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149
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Sale 777, Lot 149, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Top margin with plate "No. 18", complete perfs all around, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman

8,750
7,500
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150
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Sale 777, Lot 150, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Top margin with plate "No. 2", nearly full perfs all around without the usual scissor separations, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman

2,100
2,300
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151
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Sale 777, Lot 151, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Usual scissor separations, bright and fresh, Fine and rare, with 1949, 1969, and 1989 P.F. certificates

8,500
4,500
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152
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Sale 777, Lot 152, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Top margin with plate "No. 23", bright paper and brilliant color, virtually full perfs all around without the usual scissor separation, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman, "Concord"

7,750
6,500
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153
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Sale 777, Lot 153, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues5c Blue (185). Mint block of six, extraordinarily well-centered throughout, the stamp at upper left with Major Double Transfer in both labels

THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR DOUBLE TRANSFER IN A BLOCK, AND ONE OF THE FINEST-QUALITY MULTIPLES OF THIS BANK NOTE STAMP EXTANT.

Very few examples of this and other double transfers on the 5c Taylor plates are known.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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154
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Sale 777, Lot 154, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine, Imperforate (191a). Top plate no. & imprint strip of five, original gum, h.r., some small thins in selvage, diagonal crease ending in tiny margin tear in fourth stamp, still Very Fine, probably unique as an imprint and plate number multiple of this imperforate Bank Note stamp

E. 6,000-8,000
4,000
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155
 
Sale 777, Lot 155, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Two, each with beautiful clear strike of South Hanson Mass. Locomotive cancel, arranged in overlapping fashion to show full complete strike, Extremely Fine, one of the rarest and most desirable of fancy cancels, of which only a few are known, including one on cover, with 1993 and 1994 P.F. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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156
c
Sale 777, Lot 156, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Neatly tied by bold strike in purple of Lion's Head in Circle, remarkably detailed cancel with matching "Mount Vernon, Wash. Ter." double-line cds on cover to Callicoon N.Y., opened at right with small nick at middle and tiny corner nick, neither affecting stamp or cancel, which is Extremely Fine. Other covers are known with this marking, but virtually all those seen have been described as "indistinct"; this is unquestionably the finest - and one of the greatest of all Bank Note fancy cancels

E. 2,500-3,500
4,000
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157
c
Sale 777, Lot 157, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown (210). Vertical pair, rich color from the first printing, s.e. at left, tied by very bold "Springfield, Mass. Oct. 1, 530PM 1883" duplex on First Day cover to Mount Holyoke Seminary, pair with faint creasing almost entirely in left margin, still Very Fine, one of the finest 2c 1883 first day covers known, very rare as a multiple

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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158
c
Sale 777, Lot 158, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Used with 30c Orange Brown (217), 10c Brown (209), and 2c Green (213), all tied together on small locally used cover by three strikes of "New York Jan. 21" 1891 duplex, cover with pinholes at T.L. and B.R. corners, 30c with tiny perf creasing at top

A VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY STAMP USED ON A SMALL COVER.

Virtually all other examples of the 90c Purple on cover are affixed to package fronts or large covers. This is believed to the only known example of this stamp on a small cover. With 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
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159
c
Sale 777, Lot 159, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Orange (229). Used with 1c Green (279) and 3c Purple (268) and tied together by "Hoboken N.J. Dec. 2, 1902" datestamps on small registered cover to St. John's Newfoundland, purple Hoboken registered datestamp at bottom left, New York, Boston, and St. Johns backstamps with die-cut patriotic label pasted on flap, registry label pasted over 1c & 3c

VERY FINE. FEWER THAN TEN COMPLETE COVERS ARE KNOWN WITH THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

Unpriced in Scott. With 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 18,000-22,000
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