Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1406
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1c Ultramarine (145). Original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, scarce in such choice condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

500
750
1407
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Sale 857, Lot 1407, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)1c Ultramarine (145). Part original gum, deep shade and proof-like impression, gum soaked perfs (harshly described as stained by P.F.), otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

500
130
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1408
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Sale 857, Lot 1408, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)2c Red Brown (146). With part plate no. at top, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on crisp paper, diagonal crease in selvage only, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1984 P.F. certificate

325
525
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1409
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Sale 857, Lot 1409, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

725
1,400
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1410
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Sale 857, Lot 1410, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, deep color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

725
1,050
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1411
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Sale 857, Lot 1411, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)6c Carmine (148). Redistributed original gum, deep rich color, small corner crease at top left, appears Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

725
240
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1412
 
Sale 857, Lot 1412, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)6c Carmine (148). Intense color and impression, well-centered, bold shield cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

25
230
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1413
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Sale 857, Lot 1413, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

900
425
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1414
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Sale 857, Lot 1414, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)7c Vermilion (149). Unused (regummed), vivid color, reperfed at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

400
270
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1415
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Sale 857, Lot 1415, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)10c Brown (150). Unused (no gum), fresh paper, Very Fine

375
160
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1416
 
Sale 857, Lot 1416, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)12c Dull Violet (151). Bold blue "GIN" Barrel fancy cancel of Chicago, stamp centered to top right, two tiny corner creases, still a Very Fine example of this rare cancel, scarce on this stamp

E. 500-750
500
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1417
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Sale 857, Lot 1417, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)15c Bright Orange (152). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a challenging issue with original gum, with 2002 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,100
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1418
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Sale 857, Lot 1418, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)15c Bright Orange (152). Disturbed original gum, deep shade, faint offset of grill points on gum, Fine, an unusual item which may be explained by the following scenario -- if multiple sheets were placed in the grilling apparatus but not enough force was generated, then the bottom sheet(s) would not be grilled and the individual sheet just below the last grilled sheet may acquire an offset impression -- with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,100
625
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1419
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Sale 857, Lot 1419, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,350
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1420
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Sale 857, Lot 1420, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, brilliant color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,600
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1421
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Sale 857, Lot 1421, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Large part original gum, well-centered on fresh paper, Very Fine, a scarce stamp in sound original-gum condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,600
800
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1422
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Sale 857, Lot 1422, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,000
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1423
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Sale 857, Lot 1423, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Unused (no gum), bright color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

725
500
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1424
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Sale 857, Lot 1424, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)24c Purple (153). Block of four with wide selvage at bottom, each with tiny ms. "X" cancel and retains small part original gum, rich color, well-centered, faint toning and rejoined perfs, still Extremely Fine, an extremely rare block

3,400
950
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Sale 857, Lot 1425, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)30c Black (154). Unused (regummed), perfectly centered, soft charcoal shade on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, an elusive issue in sound unused condition

2,500
0
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1426
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Sale 857, Lot 1426, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)30c Black (154). Disturbed part original gum, soft charcoal shade, Fine, a scarce issue with original gum

5,500
450
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1427
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Sale 857, Lot 1427, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)90c Carmine (155). Right sheet margin single, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARE IN CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 1870 90c National Ungrilled Issue, Scott 155, is somewhat overshadowed by its grilled counterpart, Scott 144. Collectors are also misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 90c 1873 Continental. Although the difference in shades is distinct, collectors have a tendency to confuse the two and under-rate the 1870 National printing. Only a few original-gum examples of Scott 155 have the centering, color and freshness of the stamp offered here.

With copy of 1983 P.F. certificate for block of six, this being the bottom right stamp

4,250
3,750
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