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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
149
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 149, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, perfectly centered with wide and even margins all around, sharp and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE CONTINENTAL 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

750
2,500
150
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 150, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, wide balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

350
400
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151
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 151, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H, 2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90), Scott Retail as hinged

150
750
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152
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 152, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

550
1,000
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153
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 153, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1987 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,100
1,050
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154
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 154, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins with near perfect centering, pastel shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,400
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155
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 155, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly wide margins all around, rich color and remarkably fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK, WHICH IS RARELY SEEN IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,500
5,250
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156
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 156, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPNAY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.

With 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,500
3,750
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157
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 157, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING WITH SECRET MARK IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,500
4,500
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158
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 158, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPNAY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,800
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159
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 159, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H, 15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., rich color, almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

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

350
2,600
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160
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 160, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H, 15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. AS FRESH AS THE DAY IT WAS PRINTED.

With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged

350
850
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161
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 161, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H, 15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

350
625
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162
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 162, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Jumbo margins, brilliant color, neat strike of New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

25
270
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163
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 163, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Unusually wide margins, intense shade and impression, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates

80
240
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164
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 164, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Mint N.H., rich color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1882 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

750
2,200
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165
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 165, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, barely hinged, deep rich color, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex Lyons, with 1991 P.F. certificate

325
725
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166
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 166, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates

325
525
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167
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 167, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Jumbo margins all around, light cancel leaves design clearly visible, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

10
350
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168
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 168, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., pretty shade, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

250
400
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169
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 169, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

85
280
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170
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 170, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)3c Blue Green, Douglas 8-Hole Patent Punch (207 var), 3c Blue Green, Douglas 8-Hole Patent Punch (207 var)3c Blue Green, Douglas 8-Hole Patent Punch (207 var). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of ten, original gum, top stamps h.r., rich color, Fine, scarce plate block of this patent punch variety, this is the first plate block we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1957 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,200
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171
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 171, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, trivial natural inclusion at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with copy of 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four

675
725
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172
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 172, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

525
1,700
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173
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 173, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Part imprint at top, stamp Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, bright color, huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for pair and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

525
1,900
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174
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 174, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Original gum, bright shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

190
325
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175
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 175, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

140
310
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176
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 176, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

900
5,000
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177
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 177, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., radiant color, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

225
375
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178
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 178, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. A GORGEOUS STAMP.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

700
5,250
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179
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 179, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 -- deserves an 85 in our opinion)

775
850
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180
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 180, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., deep rich color, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate and 2000 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (latter XF 90)

1,350
2,700
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181
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 181, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

1,200
1,600
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182
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 182, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Jumbo margins, deep rich color, unobtrusive duplex cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. certificate

260
850
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183
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 183, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Enormous margins, light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

260
450
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