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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3154
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3154, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, dark shade and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, with photocopy of 2000 P.F. certificate for block of six, this being the top left stamp

425
2,700
3155°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3155, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Block of four, original gum, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., other three h.r., rich color, perfectly centered on fresh paper with long full perfs all around, bottom left stamp with small natural inclusion on gum, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block

950
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3156°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3156, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)2c Red Brown, Plate Proof Essay on Laid "Bavarian" Paper (210E), 2c Red Brown, Plate Proof Essay on Laid "Bavarian" Paper (210E)2c Red Brown, Plate Proof Essay on Laid "Bavarian" Paper (210E). Complete left pane of 100 with imprint, plate no. 553, and part arrow at top and bottom and letter "N" at top, original gum, thin hinge reinforcement affects eight stamps, other 92 stamps incl. both plate blocks Mint N.H., clear horizontal laid lines and large watermark not found on other U.S. stamps, few extra perfs in top margin, bright color, faint vertical crease thru third column, natural s.e. at right, few small pencil marks in bottom right selvage

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN AMAZING COMPLETE PANE OF THIS RARE AND DESIRABLE ESSAY. AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR THE ESSAY AND 2-CENT RED BROWN COLLECTOR.

It is highly probable that this item is unique.

E. 15,000-20,000
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3157°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3157, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Mint N.H. bottom right corner block of 36 with imprint at bottom, few hinge reinforced perf separations in ungummed sheet selvage at right, few other separations, rich color and sharp impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT PALE RED BROWN SPECIAL PRINTING, SCOTT 211B.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

26,100
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3158°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3158, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Bottom imprint, plate no. and part arrow block of twelve, original gum, bottom right stamp with miniscule hinge reinforcement and fingerprint on gum of the stamp to its left, other ten stamps Mint N.H., bright color, beautifully centered, natural s.e. at right, Very Fine, ex Southern Cross, Scott Retail as singles

3,040
2,000
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3159°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3159, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. block of twelve, intense color, post-office fresh and intact, few doubled perfs in selvage, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce plate block in Mint N.H. condition, ex Southern Cross

1,600
1,200
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3160°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3160, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Top imprint, "K", plate no. and part arrow block of twelve, original gum, five stamps small h.r., deep dark color on bright white paper, natural s.e. at right, slightly reduced selvage with small hinge reinforcement at top left and faint crease at top

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 1888 5-CENT INDIGO.

Ex Southern Cross.

9,000
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3161°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3161, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Bottom imprint, plate no. and part arrow block of twelve with enormous selvage, original gum, six stamps Mint N.H., other six stamps with barest traces of hinging, deep rich color, fresh and intact, natural s.e. at left

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1888 30-CENT ORANGE BROWN.

Ex Southern Cross. Listed but unpriced as a plate block of twelve in Scott. Scott Retail as plate block of ten and pair, with no premium for Mint N.H. stamps

7,950
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3162°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3162, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 209-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of ten, most of selvage and stamps Mint N.H., hinge mark and hinge reinforcement in bottom right selvage only, detailed impression on bright white paper

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT 1888 ISSUE. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN.

Ex Southern Cross.

23,500
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