Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
266
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Sale 895, Lot 266, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192). Without gum as issued, essentially perfect centering with wide and well-balanced margins, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1880 ONE-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN TERMS OF COLOR, CENTERING, PERFORATIONS AND OVERALL FRESHNESS.

Our recently completed census of Scott 192, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/192/192.htm, records a total of 25 copies of Scott 192. Of these, fourteen are reported to be sound. Of these fourteen, however, the centering of only one other compares favorably with the example offered here.

Census No. 192-UNC-02. With 1971 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

27,500
80,000
267
og
Sale 895, Lot 267, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered with wide and well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 2-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found less than 50 certified examples of Scott 193.

With 1972 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

16,000
22,000
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268
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Sale 895, Lot 268, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing2c 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.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found less than 50 certified examples of Scott 193, many of which are thinned or defective. This well-centered example is completely sound.

Ex Hetherington. With 1953, 1990 and 2003 P.F. certificates

16,000
17,500
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269
og
Sale 895, Lot 269, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A VIBRANT AND SUPERBLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 7-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 83 certified copies of Scott 196. The centering and quality of this stamp places it among the top ten ranked by condition.

With 1971 A.P.S. and 2005 P.F. certificates

6,000
15,500
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270
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Sale 895, Lot 270, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins all around, negligible corner crease at top right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 12-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 61certified copies of Scott 198.

Ex Lilly. With 1966 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

8,000
8,000
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271
og
Sale 895, Lot 271, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 24-CENT AMERIOCAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 66 certified copies of Scott 200.

With 1972 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

7,750
11,000
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272
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Sale 895, Lot 272, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, stitch watermark at right, , rich color on crisp paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. RANKED BY CENTERING AND CONDITION, THIS STAMP PLACES AMONG THE TOP FIVE IN EXISTENCE.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 45 certified copies of Scott 201. Sound and centered examples are extremely rare.

Ex Frank B. Allen. With 1950 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

19,000
32,500
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273
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Sale 895, Lot 273, 1880 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 40 certified copies of Scott 202. Of these, many are strongly off-center, or have small faults. We believe this stamp to be one of the top six ranked by condition and centering.

With 1957 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

25,000
35,000
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