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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
487
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 487, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, incredibly dark shade on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Approximately 55 examples are believed to exist, many of which are thinned or defective. This well-centered example is completely sound.

Ex Caspary and Lessin. With 1960 and 2002 P.F. certificates

15,000
13,000
488
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 488, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, few small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Approximately 55 examples are known. Ex West. With 1994 P.F. certificate.

15,000
6,750
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489
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 489, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196), 7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, intense color and detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Probably fewer than 100 copies exist. Ex Hetherington and Drucker. With 1957, 1980 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

5,000
5,000
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490
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 490, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression, exceptionally wide margins and choice centering, small thin spot at top center

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST-APPEARING OF THE FEWER THAN 30 10-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING STAMPS BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Ex Ballman. With 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates

28,500
17,500
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491
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 491, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198), 12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, detailed impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Probably less than 75 copies are known. With 1994 P.F. certificate

8,000
9,000
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492
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 492, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198), 12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered, small thin spots

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST-APPEARING COPIES OF THE 12-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Probably fewer than 75 copies exist. Ex Sheriff and Ballman. With 1971 and 2002 P.F. certificates

8,000
4,500
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493
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 493, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)15c Orange, Special Printing (199), 15c Orange, Special Printing (199)15c Orange, Special Printing (199). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, fine impression

VERY FINE. A FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH ONLY 30 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Ex Ballman. Small purple "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) backstamp does not show thru. With 1989 and 2002 P.F. certificates

27,500
19,000
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494
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 494, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, dark color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS 24-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Probably fewer than 75 copies exist. With 1993 P.F. certificate

7,500
0
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495
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 495, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper

VERY FINE. APPROXIMATELY 75 EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY EXIST.

Ex Ballman. Signed Stern. With 1980 and 2002 P.F. certificates

7,500
5,000
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496
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 496, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, deep rich color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT AMERICAN SPECIAL PRINTING.

Approximately 75 examples are believed to exist. With 2003 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,750
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497
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 497, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, deep shade and sharp proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Less than 40 examples are believed to exist. Of the centered copies, many have small thin spots or other small faults. This stamp is one of the finest sound examples extant.

Ex Klein and Drucker. With 1975, 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

18,000
18,000
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498
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 498, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 193 to 202)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202), 90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Without gum as issued, rich color, enormous margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE COPY OF THE 90-CENT AMERICAN SPECIAL PRINTING. FEWER THAN 40 ARE RECORDED.

Our records show that more than half of the known examples of Scott 202 are centered strongly to one or two sides, and many of the better-centered examples have thins.

With 1989 and 2002 P.F. certificates

25,000
45,000
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