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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
126
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 126, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, radiant color, well-struck target cancel, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

175
575
127
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 127, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, two clearly visible vertical grill rows, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

1,200
4,750
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128
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 128, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). Original gum, lightly hinged, easily discernible grill points, beautifully centered with wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1980 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,200
3,750
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129
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 129, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). Perfectly centered on fresh paper with long full perfs all around, clear grill points, red "(Pa)id Al(l)" straightline, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

90
625
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130
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 130, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)3c Green, Grill (136), 3c Green, Grill (136)3c Green, Grill (136). H. Grill, original gum, bright color and sharp impression on crisp white paper, beautifully centered with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS 1870 3-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 3c is more challenging to find in this superior grade than many of the other grilled issues, even though it has a lower catalogue value.

With 2003 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being the top left stamp

750
2,200
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131
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 131, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, choice centering, rich color, many clear grill points, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

475
750
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132
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 132, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, disturbed original gum, easily discernible grill points to the right of the portrait, vibrant color

VERY FINE. A FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

7,500
2,700
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133
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 133, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)24c Purple, Grill (142), 24c Purple, Grill (142)24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, usual pastel shade, neat strike of red New York Foreign Mail cancel, certificates mention lightened stains, which are really quite negligible

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE WITH A RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL.

With 1998 P.S.E and 2005 P.F. certificates

7,000
2,800
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134
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 134, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color, almost perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

350
800
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135
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 135, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

350
575
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136
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 136, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,750
0
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137
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 137, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Brilliant color, neat strike of Hollow Star fancy cancel, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

200
1,050
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138
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 138, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Rich color, almost perfectly centered, neat strike of "New Britain Conn. Mar. 14" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a centered example with town datestamp is rare, with 2005 P.F. certificate

200
625
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139
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 139, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Large part original gum, crisp impression and bright shade, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

6,750
4,250
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140
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 140, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Rich color, wide margins, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, with 2005 P.F. certificate

350
625
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141
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 141, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, intense color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

400
1,700
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142
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 142, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Bottom left corner sheet margins, original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 1988 and 2005 P.F. certificates

130
0
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143
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 143, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with part plate no, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with part plate no3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with part plate no. at top, deep rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, this stamp should not be confused with the other 3c Bank Note Issues as it is extremely difficult to find in such superb condition, with 2004 P.F. certificate for strip of three

130
1,500
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144
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 144, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)3c Green, With Grill (158e), 3c Green, With Grill (158e)3c Green, With Grill (158e). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 3-CENT CONTINENTAL GRILLED ISSUE IS A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

500
950
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145
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 145, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, bright color, choice centering with remarkably wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

450
1,500
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146
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 146, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, unusually rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates

450
600
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147
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 147, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 166)7c Orange Vermilion, Silk Fibers (160 var), 7c Orange Vermilion, Silk Fibers (160 var)7c Orange Vermilion, Silk Fibers (160 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, several silk fibers are clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH SILK FIBERS.

With 2003 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as unused in Scott. Scott Retail as normal

1,500
1,700
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