Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
760
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Sale 913, Lot 760, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually deep rich color, almost perfectly centered with wide and even margins all around

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

With 2001 P.F. certificate

750
0
761
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Sale 913, Lot 761, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue

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

This is a difficult stamp to find in such choice condition.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

1,100
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762
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Sale 913, Lot 762, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

Scott 187 without secret mark is significantly more difficult than Scott 188 to find in such superb condition and with such wide margins. We do not recall seeing its equal in Mint N.H. condition.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,500
4,000
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763
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Sale 913, Lot 763, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression

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

With 1989 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,700
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764
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Sale 913, Lot 764, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, almost perfectly centered with wide and even margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate.

1,100
2,300
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765
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Sale 913, Lot 765, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-centered with Jumbo margins at top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1979 and 1988 P.F. certificates

1,100
800
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766
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Sale 913, Lot 766, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)30c Full Black (190). Horizontal block of ten, intense shade and impression, cancelled by ovals which leave the designs clearly visible, small thin spot in one stamp in top row from hinge removal, otherwise Extremely Fine, this is the largest recorded used block of this issue, illustrated in Chronicle, Nov. 1997, p. 229

1,175
2,700
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767
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Sale 913, Lot 767, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)90c Rose (191 var). Original gum, in our opinion Mint N.H. but we must reluctantly defer to the P.F. "previously hinged" certificate, brilliant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 191 IN THE ROSE SUB-SHADE.

With 1980, 1990 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

2,500
11,500
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768
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Sale 913, Lot 768, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 178 thru 191)90c Carmine (191). Horizontal block of ten, original gum, right six stamps Mint N.H., left block of four lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS MAGNIFICENT BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 90-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WITH ITS SIX MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS, IS A GREAT RARITY. UNLESS RESCUED BY A LOVING COLLECTOR, IT IS LIKELY TO BE BROKEN FOR ITS GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLES.

Most blocks of 19th Century stamps containing superb stamps, especially in Mint N.H. condition, have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. When this block last appeared at auction, in our 1995 Rarities sale, "J & J" saved the block from being broken, paying $27,000 hammer against its $14,300 catalogue value. It remains to be seen how much longer this block will remain intact.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

31,500
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